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Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth #1 is a transitionary comic to move the character of Hal Jordan from roaming nomad with a glove back to the DCU’s most prominent Green Lantern. Finishing up Hal’s storyline using Krona‘s glove, the comic features Jordan far from the remains of Oa where Sinestro and his Corps now rule. On a dead world in Space Sector 563, Jordan performs a Herculean task by using Krona’s glove to forge the impossible: a new ring.

By the end of the issue Hal Jordan is out of the trench coat and back to basics in the trademark Green Lantern costume. And he’s got plenty on his plate with searching for an entire Corps which has gone missing. Far from Earth, it looks like this Green Lantern title will let its hero explore all there is to see in the cosmos.

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Batman #2

by Alan Rapp on July 14, 2016

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Batman #2

After stepping in to help Gotham and Gotham Girl stop Solomon Grundy, Batman agrees to give Gotham City’s two new super-heroes a few pointers. This includes introducing the pair to Commissioner Gordon for the first time. Other than the fight at the beginning of the issue Batman #2 doesn’t offer much in the way of action, but there’s plenty of slow-boiling story here for Bat-fans. It also gives us the first appearance of a classic Batman villain for the first time since the Rebirth reboot. I’ll be curious to see just what Hugo Strange is up to and how he ties into the monsters and suicide attacks around Gotham City. Worth a look.

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Darkwing Duck #2

by Alan Rapp on July 14, 2016

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Darkwing Duck #2With Darkwing Duck trapped in the maximum security prison with all the super-villains he put away, Negaduck sits back and sends the villains after our hero one by one. Surviving battles with Liquidator, Muckduck, Ammonia Pine, the Beagle Boys, and Camille Chameleon, our hero is finally taken down by Suff-rage and the guards at her command.

Meanwhile around the prison both Gosalyn and Mortimer have their own adventures. The former eventually draws the attention of Negaduck (never a good sign) while the later seems to foreshadow the return of my favorite new character from the previous comic series: Cat-Tankerous! As for Negaduck, the villain’s attention is split between watching Darkwing and the other half of his undisclosed master plan.

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Green Lanterns #2

by Alan Rapp on July 13, 2016

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Green Lanterns #2The mismatched pair of green rookie (pardon the pun) Lanterns continues as Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz struggle to work together to deal with the rage epidemic created crowds of rage-fueled rioters (including Jessica’s sister Sara).

Keeping Jessica Cruz front and center, necessary because she’s the newer of the two characters (not to mention the far more interesting of the pair), the issue continues to focus on her inexperience as a Lantern including qualities which seem to make her a quizzical choice for a ring-bearer. The contradictions of the character certainly make Jessica one of the more intriguing GLs we’ve gotten in recent years and a character I continually find myself rooting for to unlock her full potential.

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Moon Knight #4

by Alan Rapp on July 11, 2016

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Moon Knight #4Marc Spector may have escaped the asylum, but another person will pay the cost as his longtime friend Frenchie is cut down by another of agent of Seth. Back in New York with Marlene, who has either contracted Marc’s same illness or has begun to see behind the veil of Seth’s manipulations, the pair run into the most unexpected adversary of all to set up next month’s conclusion of the comic’s opening arc.

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