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REVIEW: 'Tomboy' #8 by Mia Goodwin and Michelle Wong

★★★★★ (5/5)
I've been heaping praise on 'Tomboy' for a long time. It's so expertly executed and genuinely compelling that it's become one of the best titles in comics. This latest issue only solidifies what I've known over the last seven issues - 'Tomboy' is a masterfully crafted story of dark girl magic, vengeance, and corruption. 

Mia Goodwin mixes different elements in her storytelling and it's seamless. Take this opening sequence where Irene Trent is being questioned in a police station for instance. I've seen a lot of Law and Order episodes so I know good interrogation scenes. The banter between the detective and Trent's lawyer is a delicate dance, one is probing for a hint of guilt, the other is deflecting, seeming incredulous to the insinuations. Goodwin devises a very clever scene that turns the narrative of the story to the police procedural aspect of 'Tomboy' and it's as riveting as the longtime TV drama.

Suspicion of Tren…

CW's Super Friends Welcome Supergirl to Superhero Fight Club 2.0

Watch Superhero Fight Club 2.0 exclusively on the new CW App

There was no doubt what Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers aka Supergirl would add to the CW line-up after moving from CBS.Her infectious enthusiasm and joy are evident in the newest promo that follows up the first Superhero Fight Club video from last season where all the CW heroes went toe-to-toe. See it below.


The rest of the video can be seen on the CW App. The Flash returns Tuesday, Arrow on Wednesday, Supergirl is back on Mondays beginning Oct. 10, and Legends of Tomorrow returns Thursday, Oct. 13, all at 8 p.m. on The CW.

See the Opening Title Sequence for Netflix's 'Luke Cage' Before You Binge

It's Luke Cage Eve as the highly anticipated (early reviews make it critically acclaimed too) Netflix series, Marvel's Luke Cage, is released in its entirety tomorrow on Friday, September 30. In order to whet appetites even more, the title sequence you're going to hear a lot in a manner of hours has been released. 
Justice may be blind, but tomorrow it becomes unbreakable. #LukeCagepic.twitter.com/srR5H7FskR — Luke Cage (@LukeCage) September 29, 2016
The jazzy video features a dedicated color scheme, Cage's iconic comic book signature yellow, that smoothly blends his silhouette with a montage of street signs from his hometown Harlem. 
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city--forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
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Archie Comics Rocks #NYCC2016 with ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES and JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS

New York, NY (September 29, 2016) - Archie Comics, the acclaimed and bestselling comic book publisher that is home to some of the best-known pop culture creations in the world, including Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Josie & The Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the hit AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE series, today unveiled plans for New York City’s premiere pop culture event —New York Comic Con 2016 —coinciding with the launch of ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES, the oversized one-shot comic celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Archie Comics and the 40th Anniversary of the legendary punk group the Ramones.

Archie Comics continues its year-long 75th anniversary celebration with the upcoming premiere of a new, hour-long live-action drama series, ‘Riverdale’ on The CW in early 2017 from executive producers Greg Berlanti, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater; and the continued overwhelming success of the company’s “New Riverdale” line of titles, which include revitalize…

New Artist Joins 'Batgirl' as She Returns Home and Finds Love with 'Son of Cobblepot'

This January, Batgirl is headed home— with a new artist and new villain to kick off the next arc! Artist Christian Wildgoose (GOTHAM ACADEMY) will take over art duties once Rafael Albuquerque’s run concludes with BATGIRL #6. Wildgoose joins writer Hope Larson upon Batgirl’s return home in “Son of Penguin.” Since the launch of Rebirth, Barbara Gordon has left Burnside and Gotham behind for some well-earned time off. Traveling to Japan, Singapore and more she’s been on a quest to train with the most elite masters of the East— as well as taking a break from her everyday crime fighting life. But where she goes, danger always follows. 
“I’m still in shock to be working on Batgirl, probably more so than the readers, so I’m feeling a mixture of excitement and nerves as I take on one of my favorite characters,” says Wildgoose. "Despite any nerves, I know I’m in safe hands working with Hope. She’s doing an awesome job with her current run and I’m looking forward to teaming up with her.  Af…

NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Notable Releases 9/28/16

NEW COMIC BOOK DAY 9/28/16 by Slidely Slideshow

This week in new comic book releases might be too much to cover in one post. You could literally just pick up DC Comics titles, for example, and it could be enough to hold you over until next week. Same with Marvel or Image, publishers are pumping out more and more great books. Indies especially, like Image, has some exciting stories. Descender, The Hunt, Postal,Eden's Fall, and more are the reason Image is the third biggest comic publisher. Other indies include the brilliant Tomboy, the fun and exciting Doorman, Sonic Universe, The Hillbilly, Josie and the Pussycats, Generation Zero, and so much more. Check out this week's recommendations. Happy reading!
Also, in anticipation of Marvel's Luke Cage Netflix series beginning this Friday, we've created this week's slideshow with music from Ol' Dirty Bastard. Shimmy Shimmy Ya was featured in promos for the show. Enjoy!


(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Francis Portela (CA) Stephe…

PREVIEW: 'Generation Zero' #2 by Fred Van Lente and Francis Portela

They’ve infiltrated, assassinated, and overthrown… Now this reformed covert strike team of teenage walking warheads have set their sights on a dangerous new mission: high school!
In the secretive tech oasis of Rook, Michigan, who can a teenager trust? Not the police… Not the teachers… And definitely not the parents. So when high schooler Keisha Sherman’s boyfriend turns up dead in an accident gone awry, she makes a desperate plea…and Generation Zero have heeded her call! But, with precision-honed military training and a taste for subverting authority, can this squad of high-powered, teenage superhumans infiltrate Rook undetected? Or is their very presence about to draw another of the town’s billion-dollar secrets into the light of day?
THE FUTURE OF VALIANT continues as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (FAITH) launch the most volatile superteam in comics into their first, mind-blowing monthly series!
$3.99 | 32…