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The New Teen Titans #16

In DC, Reviews by T. Andrew Wahl0 Comments

Starfire gets involved in a whirlwind romance – one that takes a tragic turn thanks to The H.I.V.E. A strong, character-driven issue from The New Teen Titans creative team of Marv Wolfman and George Pérez. Also: The debut of Captain Carrot.

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What If #1

In Marvel, Reviews by T. Andrew Wahl0 Comments

In an alternate universe observed by the Watcher, a young Spider-Man becomes a paid member of the FF. The concept is stronger than the execution, with writer/editor Roy Thomas embracing his inner fanboy, aided by penciller Jim Craig.

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The Legion of Super-Heroes #293

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The Legion holds their own against the Servants of Darkness, but the Master enslaves three billion superpowered reinforcements. The penultimate chapter of “The Great Darkness Saga,” from the classic Legion team of Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen and Larry Mahlstedt.

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Warlord #6

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A subterranean shuttle takes Warlord from Skartaris to the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, where he first meets future ally Mariah. Some logic flaws hinder an otherwise excellent issue from auteur creator Mike Grell.

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Warlord #2

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Separated from Tara, soon-to-be Warlord Travis Morgan is captured by slavers and forced to fight in a gladiator arena. Mike Grell’s art outshines his story here, with nice rendering and strong visual storytelling.

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Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #112

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Lois Lane finds herself with a rival for Superman’s affection: a sentient, alien tree with erotic dreams of world domination. Yes, you read that right. Cary Bates, Werner Roth and Vince Colletta’s kitschy concoction makes for a fun lead story.

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Rom #12

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Rom encounters his first superhero since coming to Earth; unfortunately, Jack of Hearts thinks the spaceknight is a killer! A generally solid issue from Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema gets bogged by back story and exposition.

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Space: 1999 #1

In Charlton, Other Publishers, Reviews by T. Andrew Wahl0 Comments

A nuclear chain reaction blows the moon – and the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha – out of orbit and into space! Nicola Cuti and Joe Staton team to deliver a solid job on this debut issue of a series based on the cult classic Space: 1999 television series.