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Rebuilding The Birds of Prey in Batgirl #32

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We delayed this headline because we wanted everyone to enjoy their Wednesday haul as much as possible, but now we can share the joy. Gail Simone has reassembled the Birds of Prey! Batgirl #32 sees the titular hero and Black Canary are preparing for a suicidal assault on an overpowering enemy, when they receive an […]

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There’s A Steampunk Battlestar Galactica Because Of Course There Is

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Dynamite have been doing good work mining licenses out of the past, but it’s possible the fumes are getting to them. They’ve announced Battlestar Galactica: 1880, a steampunk Cylon invasion, and in an interview with Bleeding Cool writer Tony Lee made sure to talk up connections to Star Wars and Pacific Rim as well. There’s […]

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Doctor Doom Defeated by … Rupert Murdoch?

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Marvel movies are making more money than the US Mint (not actually true, but not wrong by as much as you might think), but the spotlight of success has also reveals some embarrassing errors of the past. There was a time when superhero movies were less profitable than films about pitch-dark fart noises, which explains […]

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She-Hulk Is Stronger Than Ever

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She-Hulk is a lot more intelligent than her name would suggest. And so is her name. It sounds like the laziest possible method of ripping off an established character, but was intended to legally prevent other companies from stealing the property. Making it perfect for gamma-boosted lawyer Jennifer Walters. This ┬áHulk’s prefix shouldn’t be sex […]

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BANEGIRL: The Future’s End Finally Causes Something Good

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The upcoming Future’s End has been a bit of a mixed message from DC. They destroyed their entire universe to try and bring in new fans, but the main appeal of this storylines’ teasers seems to be bringing back obscure characters. You know, the characters they deliberately wiped out to bring in new fans. New […]

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Rat Queens Bring The Swords And Sassery

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Rat Queens took 2013 by storm, then by fire magic, then backstabbed it and took all its gold. Kurtis Wiebe and Roc Upchurch started the series with “Gold, Guts, and Grog”, and a story arc has never summarized a story so well. The Rat Queens are rowdy squad of mercenary adventurers who can take words […]

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Disco Dazzler On The Dark Side Of The Moon

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Marvel’s shared continuity has caused some problems in the past, usually solved by rebooting and undoing entire swathes of that past, but it also enables some amazing teamwork. The inventive combination of unlikely talents is one of the most enjoyable parts of any crossover. Kieron Gillen’s recently released Dazzler pitch contains two of the best […]

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Dan Jurgens Back On Booster Gold!

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The Man of Gold is coming back! The last most people saw of time-travelling adventurer Booster Gold was his disappearance as Superman and Wonder Woman finally kissed – which wasn’t intended to represent the reaction of many fans to fanfic replacing action, but did a good job of it all the same. He’s since been […]

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Read Red Sonja Right Now (For Free)

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Dynamite Entertainment are pushing the latest Red Sonja series on the grounds that it’s wonderful and everyone should read it. It’s hard to argue with logic like that – especially when they’re right. So right that they’re letting anyone try the first issue for free. This might be affected by how it’s already completely sold […]

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More Bendis, More Oeming, More Crime, More Comics!

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The United States of Murder Inc might have been the best sentence-title in comics if they could have resisted incorporation, but we suppose we can sacrifice a sharp sentence for the sake of a wider story. In this new series that story is an alternate history where the Mafia vs Government showdown went the other […]