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The Shadow / Batman TPB

The Shadow / Batman crossover is a unique beast. I read it, I enjoyed it, but the entire time I was trying to figure out if I missed something. It consistently references a shared backstory between the two heroes. That backstory is amazing, and completely plausible, but it never gets more than referenced. So I went back into these two heroes past. Back. Back. Back to the 1970s, when they first met. Too far. How about six months before this series first went to print, and the Batman / Shadow miniseries I previously reviewed for your reading pleasure. (You should go read it right now.)

The two six-issue series ran back to back with the first six being published by DC, and the second six by Dynamite. (That’s one way to solve the “who gets top billing” discussion)...

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Batman / Shadow #1-6

So, the collected TPB of The Shadow/Batman, from Dynamite came out recently. As I was reading it (more on that tomorrow) I found I wasn’t sure if some of the references being made had been previously established, and as it turns out the answer is sort of.

Before Dynamite’s The Shadow / Batman miniseries, came DC’s Batman / The Shadow. So to better understand what I was reading I went back to dig out that series as well. Sadly I couldn’t get my hands on the collected TPB (entitled Batman/Shadow: The Murder Geniuses) but I was able to track down the individual issues. Full disclosure, I wasn’t able to get #4. But by most accounts, I didn’t miss much for plot in that issue, just a few great lines and a big battle...

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Ether: Copper Golems #1

Ether: Copper Golems #1

From New York Times bestselling Mind MGMT creator Matt Kindt and Black Hammer’s David Rubín comes this fantasy adventure about a science-minded hero intent on keeping the balance between Earth and a magic world!

Portals between Earth and the Ether begin to crack open unleashing devastating magical fury on our planet and only adventurer Boone Dias can seal the breaches. In order to put an end to this chaos, Boone recruits a powerful team of mystical beings including a grumpy, spell-writing fairy; a bickering, lavender gorilla; and a bull-headed, motorcycling spell-hacker...

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The Powerpuff Girl : The Bureau of Bad

Writer: Haley Manchini and Jake Goldman

Artist:  Philip Murray

Publisher: IDW Publishing
Synopsis: The Townsville villains are sick and tired of The Powerpuff Girls always saving the day. This is why The Bureau of Bad has decided to join forces to make a plan that will defeat them once and for all. Now, it’s a mater of who will be the leader.  To decide, Princess Morbucks, the Fashionistas, and Mojo Jojo all share tales of their near victories against the Powerpuff Girls. Garbage Gary even tells his own story — even though we try not to talk about Garbage Gary more than we have to.

Review: Staying true to The Powerpuff Girls cartoon, this comic is fun and campy, while also giving insight into things from the villain point of view...

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Super-Sized Deluxe Edition Hardcover of Action Comics #1000 Comic Book Arrives This Fall

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Available for Pre-Order Today at Participating Bookstores and Online Retailers Nationwide

Hitting Comic Book Shops September 26 and all Major Booksellers October 2, This Special Hardcover Features Unreleased Original Scripts, Sketches and More

 

BURBANK, CA –  On the heels of DC’s landmark release of ACTION COMICS #1000, this milestone issue of the longest-running superhero comic book in history will debut in a deluxe hardcover format. Available in comic book stores on September 26 and book stores on October 2, the ACTION COMICS #1000 DELUXE EDITION hardcover will feature previously unreleased story scripts, sketches and more...

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