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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 9/14/19

We’ve got a big, fat stack of comics this week, and all of them were good or better! Sometimes I worry that I’m too positive in my comic reviews…but then I remember that I only really read comics I already enjoy. Perhaps I’m a fraud!

Nah, I don’t think that. I’m just a dude giving my thoughts on the comics I like! And hopefully you all enjoy reading. This week we’ve got some real zingers from the likes of Batman, Go Go Power Rangers, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and much more! Comic Book of the Week goes to the return of Wonder Twins for another perfect issue!

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Name a more famous superhero catch phrase

Meanwhile, I am really liking Event Leviathan! It’s a whole mess of Bendis-speaking and not showing, but it involves some interesting characters, an interesting mystery, and some of the best cliffhangers I’ve seen in comics in a long time! It’s like comics forgot how to do a proper cliffhanger, and Bendis is schooling everybody with these twists and surprises!

Comic Reviews: Batman #78, Black Cat #4, Go Go Power Rangers #23, Gwenpool Strikes Back #2, King Thor #1, Powers of X #4, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #48 and Wonder Twins #7.

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Little Monsters is Coming Early to Hulu!

Little Monsters is one of those small movies that looks really neat, and hopefully I’ll remember it exists by the time it actually comes out. A new trailer has revealed that it’s coming to Hulu on Oct. 8!

It used to be coming to theaters in the UK in November, so this is neat! Something must have happened behind the scenes to make this a Hulu Original. Here’s hoping I remember Little Monsters a month from now because it looks like fun!

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Everything We Know About Tim Drake’s New Identity

I’ve put off writing this article for a long time. It’s a tough moment, but one that has been coming for years of fits and starts.

Tim Drake will soon finally graduate from being a Robin.

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Thanks, I hate it

This has been a very long time coming. Damian Wayne, the current Robin, debuted all the way back in 2006. It was a tough pill to swallow at the time, but I think 13 years is enough time to accept that Tim Drake isn’t Robin anymore. It didn’t help that Tim “graduated” into being “Red” Robin for those past 13 years, while reverting to just Robin again only recently (maybe?).

What can I say? Tim Drake is the best Robin and my favorite Robin. He arrived on the scene in that cool new costume just as I was really getting into comics on my own. And with a love for the character already brewing from the old TV shows and the 90s cartoons, Tim was my Robin.

I’ll be OK.

Tim’s new name is going to be “Drake”. He gets it from an alternate dimension version of himself in Young Justice #8, out this week.

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Respect the mighty male duck

Obviously it’s his last name, but a drake is a male duck, and ducks are not to be messed with (I guess? Are we sure Bendis isn’t thinking of geese?). So I suppose it’s fine. It’s still a bird name, which is OK. Batman has a lot of bird allies these days.

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And at least he can keep the cool name icon

I will make my peace with this over time. I think that new costume is pretty ugly, all browns and grays and unnecessary lines.

It’ll be OK. The only constant is change. Hopefully this will all work out for the best.

Now if only we could get a new Robin to replace Damian…

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The Top 6 Reptile Superheroes

Animals are at the heart of all superheroes. Two of the most popular superheroes of all time — Batman and Spider-Man — are just dudes with animal themes. And I’ve made it my mission to explore some of the rare and obscure animal themes in comics. This time we’re going to look at the wild world of reptiles!

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A fine example

I’ve already explored birds, dinosaurs, dogs, pigs and frogs, among others. But how about reptiles? People are terrified of reptiles! Snakes and lizards and other green, scaly things are pretty ooky! But why aren’t there more reptile-based comic book characters? Would it really be so weird? Why do Batman and Spider-Man get a pass?

Join me after the jump for the six best comic book characters patterned after reptiles!

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I’m Still Not Sure About This Watchmen TV Show

A Watchmen TV show is coming to HBO. It’s not going to be an adaptation of the legendary graphic novel. Instead, it’s going to be…some kind of continuation? I’m still not really sure, but I’ll probably get around to watching it. I hope it’s good! Even though I don’t have much faith, in spirit, in any Watchmen spin-off.

Today’s a pretty big day! My vacation is over and I’m back to work. But more importantly, the new expansion to Red Dead Online comes out today! I can’t wait to get home and finally play some new content!

Maybe I should have called in sick today…

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