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It only reads that way.

The first issue of it, of Mike Baron's modern take on his 1980s character, is straightforward.

It moves quickly through his joining the army and bonding with the dog he's assigned to train for the disposal of explosive ordinance, with every panel feeling like a change of scene.

Some of them feel jumpy, due to the tendency for consecutive ones to focus on the same characters.

It's not a bad effect, though, as shown in Norbert's capture after the death of his dog friend.

In the original, his captors were the Viet Cong; here, I think you can guess. )
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Our heroes had braved a brawl at the Black Hole bar, fell into a real black hole, crashed into a bowl world, fought their way through the deadly zones of technology and unarmed combat. After many days they come to the deadliest of all--the Zone of Philosophy!

Part 1, part 2 and now...the conclusion. (App 8 pages from the 28-page Nexus 8)

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The comic book 'Nexus' was a space opera. The main protagonist, Nexus, dressed like a superhero, had powers like a superhero--but wasn't a superhero. Compelled by psychic dreams from the scifi future distant planet on which he lived, he was a murderous fiend to governments whose mass murdering heads of state he routinely assassinated, he was a hero to oppressed masses, many of whom followed him to his home for protection.

Judah Maccabee, an apelike alien quasi-bounty hunter who patterned his life after Nexus was one of his few trusted friends. Not having powers naturally, Judah has a sword that channels the power of a group of psychics that back him.

'Badger' was a comic book about a former Special Forces Vietnam veteran with multiple personality disorder and a few manias who ran around modern day Wisconsin dressed in a costume beating up rude people because he believed he had a mission from god. And god was a badger.

This is their teamup story, and one of the all-time greats. (Approx 4 pages from Nexus 5, 4 from Nexus 6)


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