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Kamandi Skips The Con, But Still Has A Weird Time In San Diego In ‘The Kamandi Challenge’ #3 [Exclusive]

Kamandi Challenge #3, DC Comics

So far, DC's Kamandi Challenge --- a bizarre experiment in Exquisite Corpse storytelling about the Last Boy on Earth and his journey across Jack Kirby's map of a post-apocalyptic earth --- has been a hoot. The mix of high-concept action and the genuine uncertainty of having no idea where this story is going is something that you don't often get in comics, and as much as I thought it was a weird idea, it's always the first thing I read on the Wednesdays where it hits shelves.

But sadly, the third issue has dashed my hopes for Kamandi's trip to a post-apocalyptic San Diego Comic-Con. Instead, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and Paul Mounts are going in a bit of a different direction. Check out a preview below!

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The Justice League Heads To Japan And Completely Wrecks A Show’s Budget In ‘DC Super Heroes Vs. Eagle Talon’

DC Super Heroes vs. Eagle Talon
DC Super Heroes vs. Eagle Talon

As you may have already heard, DC's greatest heroes (and Aquaman) are set to hit the big screen later this year in a live-action, big-budget Justice League movie. It turns out, however, that this won't be their only trip to movie theaters this year.

This fall, the Justice League is heading to Japan to take on the evil forces of Eagle Talon in the appropriately titled DC Super Heroes vs. Eagle Talon, in which the would-be conquerors have to face their most staggering threat of all: An animation budget that gets completely drained by the arrival of some licensed superheroes. Check out the preview!

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Hedging Your Bets #22: Worlds Unite, Part Two

Hedging Your Bets #22, background art by Edwin Huang, Gary Martin, and Gabriel Cassata
Hedging Your Bets #22, background art by Edwin Huang, Gary Martin, and Gabriel Cassata

In Hedging Your Bets, I attempt to get up to speed on Sonic the Hedgehog, challenging the odds to hopefully make it all the way to the finish line. This week, here comes a new challenger!

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Bizarro Back Issues: The Flash Against Vandal Savage’s War Against Drugs! (1991)

Flash #49, DC Comics
Flash #49, DC Comics

Superhero comics are always gonna be weird, even when the aesthetics of the time they occupy are trying to lean hard into more Serious Issues. Like, say, that time in 1991 when Vandal Savage tried to eliminate the drug trade and the Flash got shot, killed, resurrected by a cyborg, and ended up with a new costume in the process.

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Garth Ennis And Russ Braun Unleash ‘Jimmy’s Bastards’ At Aftershock

Jimmy's Bastards, Aftershock Comics

I don't think I'm going to blow anyone's mind if I say that Jimmy Regent, the main character of Garth Ennis and Russ Braun's Jimmy Bastards, bears a striking resemblance to a well-known numerical super-spy with a tendency for brief but passionate trysts. Unlike that guy, however, Ennis and Braun's version is going to be facing some consequences of years --- possibly even decades --- of romantic encounters while saving the world. Check out Braun's cover and the official synopsis!

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Ranger Station Episode 74: Missing Green

Ranger Station Episode 74: Missing Green
Ranger Station Episode 74: Missing Green

We're looking back with an in-depth guide to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, including its source material from Gosei Sentai Dairanger, in ComicsAlliance's Ranger Station!

This week, the grim spectre of Continuity abandons Dairanger and finds a shocking home in Angel Grove.

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‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ #13 Reveals The Power Ranger Sentries

Power Ranger Sentry designs by Jamal Campbell and Saban Brands

One of the most interesting developments in Power Rangers has come in the pages of Boom's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic, in which Billy and Zack have journeyed to a nightmare dystopia where Tommy never overcame his evil origins, and conquered the world as Emperor Drakkon. He's not keeping the power to himself, though --- he's given the Rangers' power to a team of elite (and evil) warriors, designed by Jamal Campbell in collaboration with Saban Brands. They are... the Power Ranger Sentries.

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Master of Horror: A Tribute to Bernie Wrightson

Art by Bernie Wrightson

Horror is a notoriously difficult genre to pull off in comics. The reader controls the pace, so scares and surprises don't work the same way they do in other media, and once you've seen enough of them, shocking twist endings can feel routine. Every now and then, though, there's a creator who has the ability to pull it off, crafting unforgettable visuals and a moody setting that feels oppressive, unknown and terrifying, and Bernie Wrightson, born this day in 1948, is unquestionably one of the masters.

Over the course of a career that began in 1968, Wrightson has crafted stories full of twisted figures and haunting apparitions, and he's never stopped experimenting with how he can do it better.

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The Mad Hatter Sets His Sights (And His Hats) On New York City In ‘Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures’ #5 [Preview]

Batman/TMNT Adventures #5, IDW and DC

I don't want to be an armchair editor here or anything, but you'd think that if you're doing a story where Batman crosses the dimensional barrier from Gotham City to hang out in New York --- specifically the NYC that's home to the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles --- you'd have to take a page or two for him to ask questions, right? "Where are all the abandoned warehouses," he asks, scowling, "And why isn't there a single Playing Card And Chemical Factory on the entire island of Manhattan? And why are your sewers so... livable?!"

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Ask Chris #332: The Masterpiece That Is Matt Wagner’s ‘Mage’

Ask Chris #332, background art by Matt Wagner
Ask Chris #332, background art by Matt Wagner

Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you about Matt Wagner announcing that he's going to finish Mage? — @SuperSentaiBros

A: Like, 26? Maybe 27, but I don’t want to oversell things too much.

But yes: The most exciting piece of news to come out of Emerald City Comic-Con this year by a long shot was Matt Wagner announcing Mage: The Hero Denied, the third and final installment of a creator-owned series that dates back to the black-and-white boom of the '80s, and stands to this day as the single greatest comic book about magic baseball bats ever printed.

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