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Captain America is a fascist, Batman has shitty Watchmen crossover in DC and Marvel’s latest insults

Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on newly released comic-book issues of significance. This week, they are Batman #21, written by Tom King (The Vision, Sheriff Of Babylon) with art by Jason Fabok (Justice League, Detective Comics) and colorist Brad Anderson (Justice League, Detective Comics), and Secret Empire #0,…

For female heroes written by actual women, look beyond Marvel and DC

Nadia Pym is Marvel’s latest attempt to make its comic-book universe resemble its cinematic universe, and while she’s not exactly the same character as Ant-Man’s Hope Pym, she fills the same role as Henry Pym’s daughter that takes on the Wasp mantle. (In Slavic, Nadia means hope.) Nadia takes the spotlight in the new …

Gotham’s new dynamic duo soars into action in this Batman #2 exclusive

Batman was the breakout title of DC’s New 52, and the book’s DC Rebirth creative team has a very high bar to clear if they want to match the success of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s run. DC made a wise choice in hiring rising star writer Tom King to script the now-biweekly flagship series, and while the book hasn’t…

Exclusive DC preview: The Omega Men make a pit stop on a forbidden planet

The Omega Men was supposed to prematurely end its originally planned 12-issue run with last month’s issue #7, but fan outcry has kept the book alive long enough for the creative team to wrap up its story. That’s a good thing, because not only is The Omega Men one of DC Comics’ best books, it’s one of The A.V. Club’s …

Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur is a worthwhile new comic Marvel should work to sustain

After months of focusing on the Secret Wars events, Marvel draws its attention back to the far more diverse cast of characters that have been earning press and critical praise for the past few years. Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #1 (Marvel) is one of the more hotly anticipated new titles, and so far it’s earned that…

Exclusive DC preview: Robin School is in session in Grayson’s “Robin War” tie-in

After the actions of a boy dressed as Robin result in two deaths, Gotham City has declared war on the youth movement inspired by Batman’s sidekick. Being a Robin is now illegal in Gotham, and anyone displaying Robin paraphernalia is also breaking the law. The situation is getting out of control (read last week’s Robin…

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