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Gotham Academy #1 Report Card: A+

Teenage mystery, high school drama, and Batman. There's a lot to love about 'Gotham Academy', including the history and depth that it brings to DC's New 52.

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Agents Of Shield: Heavy Is The Head

Last week, Agents of SHIELD came back strong, but can it keep up the pace, the energy, and the quality in the second episode of season two?

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DC Agrees Licensed Tees Are Offensive

Some licensed DC Comics apparel has caused a commotion with sexist slogans like "Training to be Batman's wife." We explain the problem and how it happens.

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Thor Or Less: ‘Thor’ #1 Review

Thor #1, by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman, introduces the new female Thor -- but only just. The issue feels more like an interval than a first act.

‘Justice League: Throne of Atlantis’ Trailer: The Aquaman Movie to Watch Before His Live-Action Outing

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The trailer premiere for the animated movie 'Justice League: Throne of Atlantis' has emerged, and with it comes our first look at the sequel to DC's 'Justice League: War.' Hey, it's no 'Batman vs. Superman' or the live-action 'Justice League' trailer, but Warner Bros. animation is certainly nothing to scoff at.

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Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month): September 2014

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A great comic book cover is an advertisement, a work of art, a statement, and an invitation. A great comic book cover is a glimpse of another world through a canvas no bigger than a window pane. In Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month), we look back over some of the most eye-catching, original and exceptional covers of the past month.

September's covers include masterclass composition from Genndy Tarkakovsky and Noelle Stevenson, some beautiful uses of light, color, and contrast, and some very different portraits of gods, old and new.

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‘Gotham’ Season 1 Recap: Episode 2: ‘Selina Kyle’

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Oh, Gotham. You’re a show about the city that created Batman. The city that raised Poison Ivy, Catwoman, and the Penguin. With so much about these characters’ behavioral profiles already established by DC Comics, don’t you have at least a basic responsibility to teach us something about the development, manifestation and course of psychopathology? We’re watching because we want to know what led these characters down such crooked paths, and how Bruce Wayne rose out of his trauma to create the formidable crime-fighter we know as the Dark Knight. We already know the future’s end, so tell us something worthwhile about the beginnings. It’s the least you can do.

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Koyama Press Spring Lineup Includes Books From Harbin, Lapalme, Schubert And Degen

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Koyama Press announced its spring 2015 lineup of graphic novels this week, and the books coming down the pipeline range from personal, diary-format comics to a weird, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pastiche. There's also a surreal deconstruction of superheroes and an effusive celebration of color. Creators include Dustin Harbin, A. Degen, Alex Schubert and Ginette Lapalme.

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‘Gotham Academy’ #1 Gets An A++ (And Extra Credit For A Batman Appearance)

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Gotham Academy is exactly the comic book I want to read.

That probably doesn't come as a surprise to anyone who's been reading ComicsAlliance for any significant amount of time. I mean, if you made a list of the things I like seeing in my comics, then Batman, teenage mystery solvers, and high school drama set in a superhero universe are all things that are going to land pretty close to the top of the list, and those three elements form the exact core of Gotham Academy's premise. It's so perfectly designed to fit my very specific tastes that you'd actually have to work hard to combine them into something that I wouldn't like.

Because of that, it might be tempting to write off anything nice I have to say about the book, but trust me: this first issue of Gotham Academy is great, not just because it's got a bunch of stuff I want to see, but because Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, Geyser, and Dave McCaig, have produced one of the most solid starts of the year.

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Amy Reeder Designs Anti-Harassment Posters For New York Comic-Con

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Amy Reeder, artist of Rocket Girl from Image, announced on her blog this week that she'd been asked by the organizers of New York Comic-Con to design some posters letting people know that harassment simply won't be tolerated.

The result is some really neatly designed imagery that will hopefully grab people's attention and help them understand that cosplayers should always be treated with respect and consideration.

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Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Recap, Episode 2: ‘Heavy Is The Head’

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Last week, Agents of SHIELD came back strong, and not, "oh, it's better than it was" strong, but "oh, it might actually be good" strong, with the new ragtag outsider premise making for much more interesting dynamic -- and the use of the Absorbing Man pushing all the right nerd buttons.

This week's episode, 'Heavy Is The Head', directed by Jesse Bochco and written by Paul Zbyszewski, picks up where last week's ended -- but can it keep up the pace, the energy, and the quality? Has Agents of SHIELD ever had two good episodes in a row? Could this be that blessed day? Find out, thanks to our ComicsAlliance-exclusive S.H.L.E.I.D. recap system.

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Link Ink: Batman Stamps, Superhero Swimsuits And A Cool ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ Calendar

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Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.

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Owls Vs. Crabs On The Moon: Things Get Even Weirder In ‘God Hates Astronauts’ #2 [Preview]

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As the record will show, I'm a pretty big fan of Ryan Browne's God Hates Astronauts, but every time I read a new issue, I'm always left with one question: How exactly is Browne going to top himself next time? I mean, the book's major selling point is that it's 20 pages of unrestrained id that just keeps getting weirder and weirder, but when your starting point is hillbilly rocketships being taken down by a superhero with the spectral head of a ghost cow, that's a little harder to do than it might seem.

Fortunately, Browne is up for the challenge, which is why the second issue of the new ongoing series, out this week from Image, kicks off with astronauts (who are presumably hated by the Almighty) playing golf on the moon. Oh, and the astronauts are owls and there is also a swarm of evil space crabs on there too. Check it out below to see just how weird things can get in three short pages!

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Wifey Material: DC’s Sexist Superhero Shirts And How Licensing Works -UPDATED With Comment From DC

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DC Comics has been the butt of a lot of jokes and criticism about sexist depictions of female characters and the company's lack of female creators. But recently DC has been making strides towards employing more women in creative roles and publishing more progressive, women-centric books like Gotham Academy, the new Batgirl and the Wonder Woman anthology Sensation Comics that seem to have a lot to offer women readers. It’s disappointing, then, to see a rash of new licensed DC apparel aimed at women with sexist slogans like “Training to be Batman’s wife.” This kind of clothing does not send women the message that they are welcome within the DC Universe as anything but prizes to be won.

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