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Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #2

by Alan Rapp on September 25, 2016

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Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #2The new threesome of Batgirl, Black Canary, and the Huntress put aside their differences and work together to learn more about the new hacker who has adopted Babs’ old moniker of Oracle. For Batgirl this means a lecture from her father (who in new DCU following DC Rebith apparently doesn’t know the identity of the young redhead under the cowl).

After getting Huntress to put aside her more murderous tendencies the group begins to work fairly well together. Saving a member of the local mafia at least gives the woman a place to start, but it looks like it will be quite some time before they uncover just who the new Oracle is and what they want.

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Wonder Woman #6

by Alan Rapp on September 24, 2016

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Wonder Woman #6The rotating storylines of the series continue to flip-flop as Wonder Woman #6 takes us back to Diana‘s origins showcasing her return of Steve Trevor and her arrival in “Man’s World.”

Dropping out of the sky in an invisible jet with a solider thought dead leads to quite a bit of confusion for everyone involved, including Diana who can’t understand the speech of a single person she meets. As she’s processed and put in a cell for safe-keeping, Trevor is forced to answer a series of questions from a befuddled brass and doctors who can’t except his story of a mythical island of Amazon warriors but also can’t explain what they are witnessing right before their eyes.

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Astro City #38

by Alan Rapp on September 22, 2016

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Astro City #38A companion piece to Astro City #37, the latest issue of Astro City remains in the Roaring Twenties. The musical theme remains as well, but while several other heroes are mentioned, the comic’s central focus is on Jazzbaby. Listening to the music of the city, Jazzbaby is able to find, and anticipate, trouble.

The main threat in Astro City #38 comes in an underground speakeasy where a villain known as Destine plans on unlocking the power of the mystical Star of Lahkimpur and opening a door to the netherworld. In his way are the equally strange serpent cult, Jazzbaby, and a host of other heroes that arrive to join the fray including the Cloak of Night and the Five Enemies.

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #2

by Alan Rapp on September 22, 2016

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Red Hood and the Outlaws #2While still keeping the focus on Red Hood, Red Hood and the Outlaws #2 introduces us to one of the characters who will eventually make up a third of the new team. While attempting to acquire a weapon for Black Mask, Jason Todd runs into an unexpected complication in the form of the Amazon Artemis who is also searching for a powerful weapon on the derailed train. While it takes the a little while to consider they may be after different prizes, the pair fight and then form a tentative truce as the series reveals just what Black Mask is after – the eventual third member of the team.

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Green Lanterns #6

by Alan Rapp on September 21, 2016

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Green Lanterns #6

The opening arc of the series concludes as Jessica Cruz is able to overcome her doubts and anxiety and save her partner from the Red Lanterns. Although Jessica and Simon are successful in destroying the Hell Tower and driving the Red Lanterns from Earth, things are far from settled as Atrocitus and Dex-Starr have left a gift deep within the Earth’s core which will one day create all new problems for the Green Lanterns. However, Jessica’s effect on Bleez also suggests that something has fundamentally changed for Atrocitus’ most valued lieutenant. We’ll just have to wait and see what that means for both Corps. Worth a look.

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