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Temporarily leaving behind the battle between the Empire and the Rebellion, Star Wars #34 offers a fun adventure with the unexpected team-up of Sana Starros and Lando Calrissian. The former ropes the later into a complicated con involving the selling of stolen Imperial blasters to multiple buyers including space pirates, Hutts, and even the Empire itself. Her quick thinking and manipulation of each situation can’t help but impress her fellow scoundrel (even when she puts his life in danger). Sadly, for the lovable scoundrel, Lando will never see the payday for all his help.

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Writers Simon Spurrier and Dan Watters are not the first who have attempted to update The Shadow and bring the vigilante into a more modern storyline. It’s a problematic decision as the world of the Shadow, including the age in which he was born and prospered, is very much tied to the core of the character. The first issue gives us stories of the Shadow, a legend half-forgotten. Our narrator is not either Lamont Cranston nor Margo Lane. The later doesn’t appear in the issue (which, aside from flashbacks, may be true of the former as well).

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Bizarro, and his connection to the other two Outlaws, is the focus of Red Hood and the Outlaws #13. With their friend dying, Red Hood and Artemis go to the one person who they believe might be able to save him, the Superman clone’s creator – Lex Luthor. Choosing to help, while threatening legal action for theft of his property, Luthor gets to work on Bizarro as Red Hood and Artemis become introspective about how the odd creature has brought them together. While the first group of Outlaws was thrown together, this group has bonded in large part thanks to a super-powered white-skinned moron.

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Although Batman: Knightfall and its events apparently don’t exist in the new Rebirth DCU, Detective Comics #962 offers some fan service to the storyline that saw Azrael temporarily step-in as Batman. With the former soldier of St. Dumas out of control, the Bat Family put Azrael in a new suit of armor giving him added support against the voices of Ascalon and the programming which is trying to reassert itself on him. That suit jumps happens to have a familiar design.

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Well… that’s not what I was expecting. For those of you unfamiliar with the character, Mister Miracle is one of the New Gods created by Jack Kirby in 1971. A mix of escape artist and super-hero, Mister Miracle is best known by anyone from my generation as a member of the goofiest damn Justice League team ever assembled. This comic is anything but goofy. We’re introduced to a Mister Miracle who isn’t all there. Bruised and battered from a trick that went right (or possibly wrong) Scott heads home with Big Barda only to be haunted and hounded by a phrase (Darkseid Is) and hallucinations.

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For the past few issues Jessica Jones has been hunting down the identity of the person who put a hit out on Maria Hill, former agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and her current client. Things got complicated when evidence seemed to suggest Hill herself was responsible and a Life Model Decoy of Hill attempted to kill Jones in her office.

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Batman‘s recounting of the War of Riddles and Jokes” continues (as does the return of his narration in a conversation with Catwoman). Things haven’t improved for the good citizens of Gotham. The Joker and the Riddler have each carved half of the city for themselves, enlisting countless villains to their side in a war that rages on. From what we see there the sides appear fairly equal with Deadshot and Deathstroke getting prominent cameos.

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Sure, there are plenty of post-apocalyptic comics out there where zombies roam the desolate remains of the Earth, but how many star a former canine television star turned zombie killing machine? Dead of Winter: Good Good Dog #1 introduces us to Sparky, a Lassie-like former star, who now helps her friends fight off the zombie horde and rescue other survivors before they become part of the undead buffet.

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A prequel of sorts to DC’s new animated straight-to-DVD release Batman And Harley Quinn, the new digital series from artists and writers tied to Batman: The Animated Series begins here with the opening story by Ty Templeton and artist Rick Burchett focused on Harley Quinn‘s betrayal of the Joker.

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Wonder Woman #27 picks up immediately following the events of the previous issue with Diana protecting an entire room full of people from a bomb. Racing to get medical attention for Etta at Mega Ultatech, Wonder Woman will discover not only the identity of the bomber but the reason behind the attack as the (foreshadowed) truth about Dr. Crawford is revealed.

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