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Comic Reviews: Batman #51 and Batman ’66 Meets Archie #1!

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BM_Cv51_5b230bb86b1b02.15851194Batman #51 (DC Comics)

Tom King continues to put the Dark Knight into new and interesting places, and nowhere is that more apparent than in Batman #51, which puts Bruce Wayne into a situation we’ve never seen him in before: jury duty. Partnered with artist Lee Weeks, the latest issue of Batman doesn’t directly tie into the events of the previous “wedding” issue, but it does feature some truly remarkable moments that could go down as a new classic Batman story. Read the rest of this entry

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Return to Riverdale

Riverdale-Season-2-PosterYes, I’m writing about Riverdale again. Longtime readers of this column (all 12 of you) know about my weird love of the CW show that features Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, and the rest of the classic Archie character in a new, “teen drama” setting. But you probably don’t know that of all the new and returning TV shows based on comic books (and holy crap are there a LOT now), Riverdale is easily my most anticipated show of the upcoming season. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Archie and Inferno!

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Archie_2StaplesRegCvrArchie #2 (Archie Comics)

Two issues in and it’s safe to say, the reboot of Archie works. After a great reintroduction to Archie and the citizens of Riverdale, Mark Waid and Fiona Staples’ second issue puts most of the focus on Betty Cooper, who’s taking her break up with Archie just as well as he is. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Archie vs. Predator and Convergence: Shadow of the Bat!

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ARCHMPR-1-FC-FNL-fb1e1Archie Vs. Predator #1 (of 4) (Archie Comics)

Of all of the modern comic publishers, the one that makes the most daring choices is Archie. Before you balk at my claim, take a look at some of the titles they’ve released in the past few years. From Kevin Keller to Afterlife With Archie, the publishers of “America’s Favorite Teen” have been coming up with ingenious new ways to keep Archie and his pals relevant decades after he was created. Archie vs. Predator #1, out today from writer Alex De Campi and artist Fernando Ruiz, continues the Archie renaissance, even if the issue is mainly set up. Read the rest of this entry