catwoman 152 Catch Up is a series devoted to looking at issues from DC's New 52 and seeing how they're faring now that they're underway, why they're worth reading (or not), and places we hope they will go in time.

 

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A female cat burglar working in Gotham City, Selina Kyle is not the typical villain; she doesn’t go for maniacal plans bordering on psychotic breaks or convoluted schemes that backfire due to her own hubris.  While she would never be considered a black hat, neither is she a shining night; money and a life of adrenaline run her life.  Romantic possibility for the Batman and irritant for the police department, she is Catwoman.

 

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Birds of Prey Banner and with Review52 Catch Up is a series devoted to looking at issues from DC's New 52 and seeing how they're faring now that they're underway, why they're worth reading (or not), and places we hope they will go in time.

 

 

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The Birds of Prey are an all-female group dedicated to stopping those who believe themselves above the law.  Their ranks include martial artist Black Canary, master spy Starling, Gotham's vigilante Batgirl, expert warrior Katana, and one-time supervillain Poison Ivy.

 

 

 

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Saga 2Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 

 

Saga #2
by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

So, Saga is probably the coolest comic in existence right now. It’s smart, funny, and incredibly intriguing. Brian K. Vaughan is crafting an amazing world full of strange alien creatures and awesome fantasy aspects like magic and swordplay. This comic’s true strength lies in how human and approachable even its weirdest creations can be. As awesome as Vaughan’s writing is, you have to give credit to Fiona Staples' awesome art. Her character designs are great, weird, and alien, yet with incredibly human expressions and posture, that instantly tell you what you need to know about each character. She even gives characters little details like drool or freckles. Listen, I could talk about how much I love Saga all day, but all that really matters is that you go out and buy it, and read it, and love it. Your local comic shop should have Issue 2 by the time you read this, and if they won the Diamond allotment lottery may have even got Issue 1 back in stock. Also, put it on your pull list if you like it, so your store knows to order you one, and there will be less sell-out problems.

 

Vengador 1Vengador #1 is written by James Gilarte and features the art of Rowel Roque. Vengador follows the life of teen Eric Martin, who uses his alter ego (Vengador) to fight the injustice in his city that is the result of a corrupt legal system. In the vein of classic comic characters like The Punisher or Spawn, Martin’s quest to become a vigilante is motivated by a powerful need for revenge. Vengador’s costume is reminiscent of Spawn or Spider-Man (especially the new Flash Thompson/Venom costume!), but is original enough that it can be identified as a unique character. Twin handguns add just the right amount of edge to this antihero look.

 

SW The Old Republic Lost SunsLost Suns is set in the Old Republic Era of the Star Wars universe, the time period explored by BioWare's video game series. It is a time when Jedi battle Sith in a neverending war. In this book, the Republic and the Sith Empire maintain an unsteady peace. It is up to agents of the Republic's intelligence service to wage a cold war and gain the information needed to turn the tides in the Republic's favor. Theron, our main character, is an intelligence agent who may have just discovered a terrible secret that could reignite the war, and could give the Sith Empire the edge they need to conquer the galaxy. All he has to do is escape the Empire's newest super weapon, and report back to the Republic. 



 

The 36 - 4The story behind the comic book The 36 is based on the Kabbalistic belief that there are 36 people in the world upon whom it is saved by their simple existence. As the book states, “In times of need, these people emerge from anonymity to save us.”


This issue changes everything. That’s a phrase that’s commonly stated, but with The 36 #4 creator Kristopher White finds his stride, and the book sings because of it! All of the previous issues of The 36 have been exciting and enjoyable, but with Issue #4, White adds a depth and suspense that pushes The 36 from being enjoyable to being downright addictive!

Resurrection Man with Review52 Catch Up is a series devoted to looking at issues from DC's New 52 and seeing how they're faring now that they're underway, why they're worth reading (or not), and places we hope they will go in time.

 

 

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Mitch Shirley doesn't remember who he is.  What he does know is that he keeps coming back from the dead, and, when he returns, he has a new power.  Now, he's on a quest to discover who he is while avoiding the many factions with a vested interest in harvesting his soul.

 

 

 

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ChewFanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 

 

Chew #25
by John Layman and Rob Guillory

Have I told you all about Chew yet? Chew is awesome. It’s funny; it has an intriguing story and really great characters. Even though this issue is the end of a story arc, it’s still a great one shot issue, too.  John Layman does a great job giving all the information you need to enjoy that issue, while also stuffing each issue full of tons of great ongoing jokes, and telling a really awesome, cohesive long-form story. Rob Guillory’s art can be silly, disgusting, and heartwarming all at the same time. Twenty-five issues in and the creators are still having fun with their characters, and still telling an incredibly weird but super fun story.

 

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The a--hole from space and his snarky, foul-mouthed, intergalactic goldfish return in Man from Space #2, and cartoonist Marc Jackson does not disappoint! Jackson’s weird, off-kilter, sci-fi comedy is still traveling at warp speed, comic book sniffers, with this latest issue introducing clones, more zany time travel, the infamous Doctor Brain, and the *GASP* death of a major character!!!

 

Mass Effect v3 tpbThere is one rule on Omega: “Don't f--- with Aria.” Omega's newest business partner, the human supremacy organization Cerberus, hasn't learned this lesson.  Tensions are running high aboard the station and violence is about to ensue when Cerberus' experiments beyond the Omega 4 Relay go horribly wrong, catching both sides in between.

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