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The comic’s five-issue opening arc comes to a close with the team’s return from Rann, but two members don’t make the trip. I was surprised to see Hawkman‘s death not quickly reversed, and given his new connection to Alanna and the Zeta Beam the safest place for Adam Strange is Rann meaning the comic has lost two of its core members before ever getting started.

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Wrapping up the latest mini-series, Smallville Season Eleven: Lantern #4 features Green Arrow getting a measure of revenge against Prometheus and Superman calling on the help of Chloe and Tess to reboot the yellow rings and stop Parallax and his new army of brainwashed Yellow Lanterns who include John Stewart.

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The latest issue of Justice League United finds the team on Rann where they must not only save the young child from being corrupted into something true monstrous by Byth but also fix a damaged Zeta-Beam which threatens the lives of thousands. Although Martian Manhunter is able to reason with the child, Byth manages to escape capture and one member of the team will sacrifice himself to stop the Zeta Beam from destroying the city.

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With the Justice League team transported to Rann the comic explains how the Ultra Project, meant to bring a group of constantly warring worlds together in peace, has been usurped by a madman who plans to use the product of the genetic experimentation and transform it into the ultimate weapon.

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Arrow‘s Second Season, along with the long-brewing battle between Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett), comes to an end with Deathstoke’s super-strong army tearing apart Starling City and Amanda Waller‘s (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) A.R.G.U.S. drones ready to turn the city into sinkhole rather than allow any one of Deathstroke’s men to escape. Thankfully there is some good news. Star Labs’ cure works on restoring Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) to normal, and Ollie and company receive some much needed back-up by Diggle‘s (David Ramsey) friend Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson) as well as Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law) and the League of Assassins brought back to Starling by Sara (Caity Lotz) promise to return to the League should they survive the night.

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Things are looking bleak for the heroes of Starling City. Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) are buried alive, the cure from Star Labs falls into Slade Wilson‘s (Manu Bennett) hands, Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau) is alive and deadlier than ever, the city is on fire, Deathstroke’s super-powered insane army is killing indiscriminately, and Sebastian Blood (Kevin Alejandro), naively believing he can still salvage the situation, refuses to call in for help leaving the city’s police force the only thing standing between Starling City and utter destruction.

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With Moira (Susanna Thompson) dead, Sara (Caity Lotz) leaving Starling City, Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) under constant sedation, Slade Wilson‘s (Manu Bennett) army of Mirakuru-enhanced soldiers ready for action, Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau) back from the dead and more dangerous than ever, Sebastian Blood (Kevin Alejandro) sworn in as the city’s new mayor, Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) turn to Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) to find the missing Oliver (Stephen Amell) who is all that stands between the city and annihilation.

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Although there are certainly some oddities here, Justice League United launches with a zero issue rather than a #1, the timing of the book is a bit nebulous (taking place sometime after DC’s still running Forever Evil crossover event and with a non-Red Lantern Supergirl), I’ve got to say DC’s grouping of a Canadian-based Justice League team written by Jeff Lemire with art by Mike McKone is better (and funnier) than expected and could be the New 52‘s best new title since Worlds’ Finest.

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With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. riding high with the HYDRA fallout from the Captain America: The Winter Soldier I thought this might be the week that Marvel’s show might out-perform its rival DC’s weekly super-hero action-drama. Nope. Arrow‘s strong Second Season continues with an episode with lasting fallout not only for the season’s remaining three episodes but well beyond. This, as they say, is one of those episodes that changes everything.

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With Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) missing, Thea (Willa Holland) still pissed at him for hiding her parentage, his family facing potential financial ruin, Officer Lance (Paul Blackthorne) in prison, and Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau) in complete control of Queen ConsolidatedOliver (Stephen Amell) and his team turn their attention to an enemy they can fight: Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett). Bombing his former company’s applied sciences wing, Oliver, Sara (Caity Lotz), Diggle (David Ramsey), and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) prevent Slade from getting his hands on the equipment he needs to synthesize the super-soldier serum and create his new army.

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