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Tim Drake: Robin #1, DC Comics   Written By: Meghan Fitzmartin Art By: Riley Rossmo Writer Meghan Fitzmartin returns to the world of Tim Drake, picking up where things left off in the Batman: Urban Legends shorts, and the DC Pride: Tim Drake Special. Tim is in a state of transition. He’s moved out from the Bat-family, settling on the Gotham City Marina on his own, and has continued to move forward with dating his new boyfriend, Bernard. Unsure of himself, and what this new relationship means, Tim is none the less happy in his new life. After Darcy Thomas,...

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DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs The Army of the Dead #1, DC Comics   Written By: Bruce Campbell Art By: Eduardo Risso Just in time for the spooky season, horror icon and writer Bruce Campbell (of the Evil Dead fame) brings us a long overdue Sgt. Rock comic, with the Sarge and Easy Company fighting undead Nazi soldiers during World War 2. The tone is set by page two, when Hitler literally rips off the head of an advisor, after they gave him bad news about the war efforts on both fronts. Displeased with the news, Hitler orders “The...

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Stuff of Nightmares #1, Boom Studios   Written By: R.L. Stine Art By: A.L. Kaplan With the calendar about to turn to Fall, the spooky season is fully upon us, and a few great spooky comics came out this week. Here, we have R.L. Stine, of Goosebumps fame, writing a more mature, adult themed horror book. Illustrated by A.L. Kaplan, Stuff of Nightmares clearly takes inspiration from Tales From The Crypt or Creepshow, with a ghoulish narrator setting the stage for a horror anthology. In this case, the narrator is simply known as The Nightmare Keeper, a collector of curiosities...

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Star Trek: Lower Decks #1, IDW Publishing Written By: Ryan North Art By: Chris Fenoglio Based on the Paramount Plus series, Star Trek: Lower Decks the comic is exactly what you'd expect, especially if you're a fan of the series. Like the show, the comic is funny, reference heavy to other Trek, and is essentially a big love letter to all of Star Trek. Especially '90s Trek. The story follows both the bridge crew of the U.S.S. Cerritos, and its Lower Decks crew, namely Boimler, Mariner, Tendi and Rutherford. In this first issue The Cerritos is sent on a crucial...

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Batman: Dear Detective (One Shot), DC Comics Written By: Lee Bermejo Art By: Lee Bermejo In this compelling DC Comics black label prestige one shot, written and drawn by Lee Bermejo, the extremely noir narrative is told exclusively through previously used variant covers by Bermejo. Each page is essentially a "virgin cover," sequenced together in a way to tell a unique Batman story. While on the surface this is essentially a collection of pin-ups, combined with a limited written narrative, the combined effect is to tell a surprisingly gritty noir, and powerful Batman tale, woven together like only Bermejo's unique...

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