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Magneto‘s plan for his team of X-Men takes a turn when he proposes a partnership with the Hellfire Club. Psylocke balking at the idea of joining the Hellfire Club also leads to a flashback of Magneto recruiting Betsy as the most unlikely member of his team of X-Men.

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Following the events set up in Supergirl: Rebirth #1, the first issue of the new Supergirl series centers around Kara Zor-El‘s struggle to fit in to her life on Earth. Kara struggles against the limitations of both her new cover identity as high school student Kara Danvers and her role with the DEO who want to monitor, and control, when and where the Kryptonian teenager uses her newly-restored powers.

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Glitterbomb #1

by Cap'n Carrot on September 14, 2016 · 0 comments

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Glitterbomb #1 follows a pretty basic horror set-up where our protagonist is exposed to something dark and inexplicable which changes her life. In the case of the new series from writer Jim Zub and artist Djibril Morissette-Phan our lead character is middle-aged actress Farrah Durante struggling to keep her acting career alive in an industry where experience is a detriment. A night on the beach leads to contact with some malevolent force, changing Frances in odd ways and allowing her to release her anger at being passed over for roles in the most extreme way possible.

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Green Arrow #6 shifts the focus off of Green Arrow and Star City as it follows Emiko and Shado back to Tokyo. Burdened by the betrayal she’s committed, we’re given flashbacks of Emiko’s time with Ollie in Star City while she works out a way to put things right with the Yakuza who, unknown to her, Shado was still working for as a mole for the Ninth Circle.

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Fables may be completed, but it seems there are still stories left to tell. Taking place in a world where magic runs rampant and no longer has to hide, Everafter #1 introduces us to The Shadow Players (network of both Fable and mundane agents tasked with policing a newly enchanted world). The first issue gives us a trio of Shadow Players (Bo Peep, Hansel, and Peter Piper) searching a zombie-infested train station for a “package” their boss wants found. Things get even more interesting with one member of the team chooses his own agenda over the mission.

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Comic Rack – Batman #6

by Cap'n Carrot on September 12, 2016 · 0 comments

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In the final issue of the relaunched series’ opening arc, Batman must deal with the deteriorating mental state of Gotham Girl who struggles to understand and deal with her partner’s recent demise. A super-human with a thin grip on reality (she continues to talk to Gotham as if he is still present) but who is still continuing to serve the city and dispense fair justice makes for an unusual problem for Batman to solve.

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After breaking out of the mental hospital and preventing Khonshu from taking over his body it appears things aren’t going to get any easier for Moon Knight. Awaking from the trauma as movie producer Stephen Grant with the institution a hazy half-forgotten memory, Grant begins work producing a new blockbuster summer movie. A movie about… Moon Knight.

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My interest in writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie’s The Wicked + The Divine died along with the murder of lead character Laura Wilson (the fan girl through whose eyes we met Lucifer and the rest of the pantheon) way back in issue #11. Learning that Laura had been brought back as the destroyer Persephone, however, renewed my interest in the comic and gave me a reason to check out what I’ve missed.

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“The Lies” begins to unite both Wonder Woman and Cheetah‘s story with the subplot of Steve Trevor and his unit in the jungles of Bwunda. Wonder Woman and Cheetah’s trek through the jungle into the home of the bloodthirsty god Urzkartaga leads them to discover the captured soldiers… although the jungle deity’s plans for Trevor mean we’ll have to wait at least until one more issue before his reunion with Diana.

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After discovering the identity of the Colony of Batmen and rescuing Batman from their clutches, the team springs into action to prevent the secret government group from fulfilling its plans. With their anonymity gone, Jake Kane accelerates his plans by sending all his drones after potential League targets without any care for potential causalities.

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