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Superman Smashes the Klan

Yang and Gurihuru (Avatar: The Last Airbender-- The Promise Omnibus) spin a thrilling and timely, all-ages adventure that explores the immigrant experience, bigotry, and internalized racism through a range of perspectives that includes an African American police inspector and a young Klan member forced to confront his family’s legacy of hatred.

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DCeased

A successfully scary and thrilling vision of the apocalypse, and a surprisingly moving examination of how beacons of hope cope with the realization that the end is nigh. Collects the entire best-selling miniseries.
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Naomi: Season One

An exciting mystery and coming-of-age superhero origin story introducing an original heroine and a cliff-hanger ending sure to have readers eager for future installments. [Previewed in Ingrid Bohnenkamp’s “Mass Appeal,” LJ 6/19.]
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Doomsday Clock: Part 1

A tense and gripping homage to Watchmen’s dissection of costumed crime fighters that also seems interested in probing the limits of its ongoing influence. A must for series followers, and a boon for DC fans seeking next chapters in its ever-expanding universe.
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Batman: Damned

Bermejo’s richly painted vision of Gotham City is brilliantly gritty and terrifying, and Azzarello’s script is ambitious and complex if occasionally hard to follow, as mood and tone tend to trump narrative drive.
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Heroes in Crisis

Mann (Gambit: King of Thieves; The Complete Collection) renders dynamic action and somber moments of conversation and reflection equally well, while the narrative by King (Mister Miracle) explores some fascinating corners of many classic characters’ psyches and the toll that war takes on even the mightiest warriors with nuance and sensitivity. Unfortunately, the plot feels increasingly padded as it progresses, and the bafflingly complicated solution to the mystery is far from satisfying. Collects the entire nine-issue limited series.
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The Green Lantern. Vol. 1: Intergalactic Lawman

Sharp’s (The Brave and The Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman) illustrations suggest legendary comics artist Neal Adams paying homage to surrealist painter H.R. Giger (or vice versa). Morrison’s (Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus, Vol. 2) script mixes police procedural thriller plot points with mind-boggling sf concepts. Not to be missed. Collecting Issues 1–6 of a new ongoing series.
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Aquaman. Vol. 1: Unspoken Water

DeConnick is in no rush to offer any explanations for Arthur’s new circumstances, which results in occasionally frustrating early chapters, but the story picks up in the second half and heads to a thrilling climax that upends Arthur’s history and promises intriguing escapades to come
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Hawkman. Vol. 1: Awakening

Fans of Venditti’s previous work, the DC Universe, and reboots of favorite superheroes will find this new Hawkman on an exciting journey to understand his past.

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