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We Are Robin #3 courtesy DC Comics

We Are Robin #3 courtesy DC Comics

We Are Robin #3 is one of our top new comics picks of the week but we didn’t know it would end like this.

The young “gang of Robins” met the Batman and readers learned the identity of The Nest.

The teen vigilante heroes defused bombs, dodged trains, contained riots and came face to face with the all-new Batman…it didn’t go as they imagined it would.

But the big head-twister is the final panel.

A mystery man known as “The Nest” has been coordinating the Robins and writer Lee Bermejo revealed the identity.

Let the debate begin. Continue reading


All-New Inhumans #1 courtesy Marvel

All-New Inhumans #1 courtesy Marvel

The All-New Inhumans are coming. Hints of Marvel’s next big crossover event are being dropped. Are armies of Inhumans and X-Men assembling for what might be a genetic war in 2016?

Crystal will take command of a new squad in a book by Charles Soule, James Asmus and Stefano Caselli. This “sister” book starring Queen Medusa’s sister is part of making the outsiders an even bigger part of the new Marvel.

Asmus teased that this book will sow seeds for some huge events (like a Gene War?) coming up. Continue reading


Zatanna #16 courtesy DC Comics

Zatanna #16 courtesy DC Comics

We’ll never miss a chance to ask for Zatanna to be conjured into a movie or television series.

With the announcement that Matt Ryan will reprise his role as John Constantine on Arrow this season, we’re curious if the Hellblazer and Ollie Queen will need more supernatural support.

We already picked Zatanna on our list of heroes to appear in the Justice League movies but alas it’s not likely.

With Z’s connection to Constantine, she could make a “magical” addition to the ever expanding cast of DC characters on The CW. Continue reading


Inhuman #3 courtesy Marvel

Inhuman #3 courtesy Marvel

Marvel cast retired NFL star turned actor Matthew Willig as Lash for Agents of SHIELD. Lash is a recently created comic book villain who will be a major threat on season three.

Lash was co-created by Charles Soule and Joe Maduiera in the Inhuman comic book. This powerhouse from a secret tribe emerged after Terrigenesis spread across the Earth creating NuHumans. Lash considers himself judge of which new Inhumans are worthy of having powers. Lash came instant enemies with Queen Medusa who gave refuge to NuHumans.

Phil Coulson and Agent Skye (aka Daisy) will search the world for more superpowered people including more new Inhumans and the Secret Warriors from comics. Continue reading

MARVEL SECRET WARS Expands To Nine Issues

Secret Wars #8 courtesy Marvel

Secret Wars #8 courtesy Marvel

Marvel’s biggest story of all time gets even bigger.

Marvel announced the massive Secret Wars event by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic will continue with one more issue. The team will be able to finish their “cataclysmic story” as intended.

Secret Wars #9 will arrive in December.

The All-New, All-Different Marvel Now launches in October, set 8 months after the finale of Secret Wars with several new books and number one issues. Continue reading


All-New Inhuman Crystal courtesy Marvel

All-New Inhuman Crystal courtesy Marvel

Crystal makes a commanding comeback leading the All-New Inhumans this December.

Charles Soule, James Asmus and Stefano Caselli launch the Uncanny Inhumans “sister” title starring the sister of Queen Medusa.

The former Avenger and Fantastic Four member is returning to the Royal Family with a new mission.

As the writers revealed earlier, Crystal’s team is tracking “skyspears” which are popping up around the world and having a impact on Inhumans. Continue reading


Uncanny X-Men #1 courtesy Marvel, a CBR first

Uncanny X-Men #1 courtesy Marvel, a CBR first

The Master of Magnetism leads Mystique, Sabretooth, Fantomex and Psylocke in a new version of Uncanny X-Men this Fall.

Writer Cullen Bunn teased mystery members joining the cast. Looks like the the secret is out in this exclusive Uncanny X-Men #1 cover via Comic Book Resources.

There’s no official word but that is Archangel and Monet St. Croix.

Warren Worthington has been an angelic looking amnesiac for the past several years but it looks like Warren has reverted back to his 90’s look of blue skin, metal wings and even the costume he wore as one of Apocalypse’s Horsemen then X-Factor member. Continue reading


Scarlet Witch #1 courtesy Marvel

Scarlet Witch #1 courtesy Marvel

Marvel is conjuring new details on the new Scarlet Witch ongoing solo book.

Evil mutant, Avenger, Hero, Villain, Victim, Wife, Mother.

Wanda Maximoff has played many roles in the Marvel Universe. Writer James Robinson is taking her in new direction in her first solo series. Wanda will become a guardian of other witches in a globe-trotting adventure.

The former Avenger is tied to her past and former relationships.

As Robinson explains he’s not letting Wanda’s past define her future. Continue reading


Uncanny X-Men #1 promo art courtesy Marvel

Uncanny X-Men #1 promo art courtesy Marvel

Magneto’s Uncanny X-Men by Cullen Bunn is a real rogue’s gallery….literally.

The Master of Magnetism is leading Mystique, Sabretooth, Fantomex and Psylocke as more threatening X-Men are needed for bigger threats…to borrow from the Marvel promo team!

Bunn has a track record of villains as leading men (Magneto, Sinestro, Deadpool) but how did he assemble this new team: Continue reading


Batman Beyond #6 courtesy DC Comics

Batman Beyond #6 courtesy DC Comics

Jim Gordon is the All-New Batman currently keeping Gotham City safe while Bruce Wayne is MIA.

Is Gordon’s high-tech armor the prototype for what will become the suit of Batman Beyond?

Time to update our All-New Batman burning questions.

In the Batman Beyond mythos, Terry McGinnis works for an aging Bruce Wayne who’s retired from being the Batman. McGinnis investigates the corrupt Wayne-Powers, a merged corporation including the former Wayne Enterprises and Powers Technology after a hostile takeover. McGinnis eventually steals their latest Batsuit prototype to become the new Batman. Continue reading