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Marvel Comic Book Releases for September 2016 [Solicitations]

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Courtesy of Marvel, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions and graphic novels going on sale in September 2016 (and in some cases beyond) from the publisher’s mainline Marvel Universe titles, its licensed properties, and the creator-owned label Icon.

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Steed And Peel Hit Gotham City In ‘Batman ’66 Meets Steed And Mrs. Peel’ Chapter 2 [Preview]

Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel Chapter 2

Now that I've rewatched the entire series as an adult, I have a very hard time picking out my single favorite story arc from Batman '66. When I was a kid, though, there was no question: It had to be the three-part story where Batman and Robin sailed across the Atlantic to far-off Londinium to battle foggy crimes in merry old England. If nothing else, I think that it appealed to my childhood sense that our country's greatest export was costumed crime-fighting.

Now, though, it's time for England to repay the favor by sending their own dynamic duo to the fair shores of Gotham City --- and that's exactly what's happening in Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel, the '60s TV crossover that pretty much had to happen. Check out a preview of the book's second chapter!

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DC and Vertigo Comic Book Releases for September 2016 [Solicitations]

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Courtesy of DC Comics, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions, graphic novels and collectibles going on sale in September 2016 (and in some cases beyond) from the publisher’s superhero line and the mature readers Vertigo imprint.

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E3 2016: Taking a Punishing Trip Around the Sun With Supergirl in ‘Injustice 2′

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NetherRealm Studios

You know what's cool? Grabbing Atrocitus, flying him into space, taking a lap around the sun, and then blasting him back down to Earth with heat vision. No matter how many times we were able to pull off Supergirl's super move in Injustice 2, that trip round Sol just never got old. It was just about the most satisfying special attack you could ask for when adding Supergirl to the roster. It certainly beats her cousin's, which merely takes place in the upper atmosphere, and has him punching his opponent a few times before flinging that foe back down to the ground. So yeah, Supergirl is better than Superman.

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Take a New York Minute With Dan Parent’s ‘Life with Kevin’ #1 [Preview]

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Kevin Keller is moving to the big city! The popular gay Archie Comics character has a new digital first series, Life with Kevin, in which he's out of college and has a new apartment and a new job in New York City. The book is both written and pencilled by Kevin's creator, Dan Parent, with inks by J. Bone, and in an unusual move the art is black and white with blue accents, giving it a unique look within the Archie line. You can check out a preview right here!

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E3 2016: Koei Tecmo Flies High with Attack on Titan

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I worried a bit about Koei Tecmo taking on Attack on Titan. The publisher’s previous foray into the anime realm, two games based on Fist of the North Star, really underwhelmed me with monotonous gameplay and rehashed ideas. I went into my hands-on demo for Titan expecting to write about more of the same things I’d played before, but I left the demo completely surprised. Attack on Titan is a bold new direction, and if it pans out it could be a new era of success for the company.

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Lex Luthor Tugs On Superman’s Cape In ‘Justice League’ #52 [Preview]

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If you're keeping up with the events of Rebirth, there are a couple of things that you already know. First, the Superman of the New 52 era is apparently dead, and at the very least is no longer Superman. Second, Lex Luthor is using a suit of Apokoliptian armor that he got during the events of Justice League's "Darkseid War" storyline to act as the new Superman for Metropolis. Third, the Superman of the pre-New 52 universe has returned, and is extremely angry about this --- mainly because Lex is wearing the old (new) Superman's cape.

If it sounds complicated, it is, but it's also set up some pretty interesting relationships for the cast. And now, we're getting a little extra explanation in the pages of Justice League, from longtime Superman creators Dan Jurgens and Tom Grummett. Check out a preview!

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E3 2016: You Can be Vengeance and the Night in Batman Arkham VR

Rocksteady Studios
Rocksteady Studios

Just about every kid has a dream of one day being a superhero. It's not something that's actually practical, but it's a noble ideal to think you could be saving the world and standing shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Batman. While video games have given us ample opportunities to somewhat play out those fantasies, there's still enough of a disconnect between the real world and the gaming world that it doesn't quite scratch that childhood itch.

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E3 2016: Fight the War Against Evil on Two Fronts in ‘Batman: The Telltale Series’

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Telltale Games

Telltale Games' Batman series came as a surprise to many of us when it was announced late last year. While Telltale's had its share of big licensed properties before, like Back to the Future and Jurassic Park, Batman just felt bigger than anything the company had done in the past merely in name alone. Now, a few months later we've gotten our first glimpse at Batman: The Telltale Series, which brings with it a number of enhancements to Telltale's signature game engine, as well as an all-new Batman universe to play with.

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Find Out If Mixing Fire And The Necronomicon Is A Good Idea In ‘Evil Dead 2: Dark Ones Rising’ #1 [Preview]

Evil Dead 2: Dark Ones Rising

I'm a pretty big fan of Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness --- mainly because they hit the sweet spot of ridiculous comedy and goofball action, while the original Evil Dead is exactly scary enough to give me nightmares --- but there's something that I've noticed when it comes to comic book continuations of the series. The past few years have seen a couple dozen four-color sequels to Army of Darkness, but there's not a whole lot picking up on the threads left over from Evil Dead 2.

"But wait," you might be saying, "Army of Darkness is the direct sequel to Evil Dead 2." And that's true, assuming that you're following Ash. If, however, you decide to follow poor, doomed Annie Knowby as she's dragged off to another dimension by deadites, then there's a whole new story to tell. And if that's what you're looking for, Space Goat Productions has a comic you might be interested in.

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