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Another tale of Rocket Raccoon and Groot‘s adventures shows off the competitive nature of the two best-friends. Starting simply with a game of pool, things escalate quickly as Groot continues to beat out Rocket at everything from drinking games and darts to a galactic space race.

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Rain-soaked and road-weary, Usagi arrives at the Temple of the Golden Buddha (home to a most unusual piece of art depicting the nature of Hell). At first turned away by a over-zealous guard, Usagi refuses to leave which leads to a reunion with his old friend Inspector Ishida who has arrived to investigate a murder an decide the fate of the temple. With factions wanting both the temple to remain open or to be closed, and the victim killed in a manner Ishida can’t identify, the inspector asks for Usagi’s help on the case.

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While the most interesting, and humorous, parts of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #28 are the interludes of Dawn and Xander dimension-hopping to find their way home, the latest issue also focuses on Buffy and Spike working through their relationship issues while finding a way to prevent the threat of the super-powered D’Hoffryn.

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The first issue of Wonder Woman‘s new series features two separate stories set in just miles apart in Africa. In the main tale, following the events of Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1, our heroine traipses through the jungles looking for an old acquaintance in hopes of discovering what has happened to Themyscira. Finding, and battling her way through a small army of creatures, the final panel of the comic reveals just whose help Diana needs.

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As the team of young heroes (Red Robin, Stephanie Brown, and Cassandra Cain) rebels against the pace of Batwoman‘s training, Batman is attacked by a large group of Bat-armored warriors who obviously have some connection to the Dark Knight’s past.

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In his new solo series (heh), everyone’s favorite scruffy-looking nerfhereder is badgered into an undercover assignment for the Rebellion. With a leak inside the Rebellion leading the Empire to a network of their spies, and needing a pilot and ship for a dangerous mission, Leia convinces both the reluctant Han and the reluctant Rebel leaders that Han Solo is their man.

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When Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel, and Captain Marvel, Jr. go missing while investigating the latest plans of the Monster Society of Evil, Uncle Dudley and Tawnky Tawny call in Mystery, Inc. to help find the missing members of the Marvel Family.

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Concluding the two-part multi-generational tale of the three men who have been Jack-in-the-Box, Astro City #36 offers answers about what happened to the original hero as well as delivering two separate super-villain origin stories.

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So far Civil War II is reminding more of the unnecessary and regrettable Secret War II than any comic should. For a genius Tony Stark makes a boneheaded move by abducting Ulysses from the Inhumans’ home of New Attilan. Nearly causing a full-scare war in the middle of New York City only to service his curiosity of how the man’s powers work and give into his anger over the death of his friend, only the intervention of Carol Danvers prevents things from escalating.

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Picking up the storyline from Green Arrow: Rebirth #1, Green Arrow and Black Canary continue to investigate the underground human trafficking ring of homeless victims in Seattle. An altercation on the docks leads Ollie to also raise questions about his company which, from what we see teased here, has been corrupted by the shadowy movements of the Court of Owls.

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