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This Week’s Comics: Batman Illustrated

Lori Henderson

The Dog Days of August hit early with a lean list of new releases this week. Dark Horse Comics releases the second issue of the Emily and the Strangers miniseries. DC Comics has the second compilation of the Batman Li’l Gotham series, and IDW Publishing releases the second issue of their crossover event of the summer, Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War.

The List: 

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Archie 1000-Page Comics Explosion TP, $14.99
Archie Comics Digest #253, $4.99

BONGO COMICS
Simpsons Illustrated #12, $3.99 **Weekly Pick**

BOOM! STUDIOS
Regular Show #13 (Cover A Andy Hirsch), $3.99
Regular Show #13 (Cover B Cole Closser), $3.99

CINEBOOK
Lucky Luke Volume 47 Outlaws TP, $11.95

DARK HORSE COMICS
Emily And The Strangers Breaking The Record #2 (Of 3), $3.99

DC COMICS
Batman Li’l Gotham Volume 2 TP, $12.99
DC Comics Presents Batman Adventures #1, $7.99 **Weekly Pick**

IDW PUBLISHING
Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #2 (Of 6)(Cover A Derek Charm), $3.99
Samurai Jack #10 (Cover A Andy Suriano), $3.99

The Picks:

Simpsons Illustrated 12 195x300 This Weeks Comics: Batman IllustratedSimpsons Illustrated #12 – Bartman returns to save the day in Bongo’s latest Simpsons Illustrated. But first, when Ned Flanders goes on a road trip of self-discovery, Cletus and his kinfolk take over the Flanderosa, driving Homer to start fixin’ for a feud. Then, when Bart uses Professor’s Frink’s newest invention to do the family laundry, genetic material from the clothing mixes with Frink’s concoction to create sentient metal versions of the Simpsons. When Homer’s latest mess at the nuclear power plant makes real trouble, it’s up to Bartman and the Metal Simpsons to clean things up. Continuing to bring back the best of the Simpsons Comics, this quarterly comic is a great way for new fans to enjoy older stories from the entire Bongo Comics Simpsons line.

DC Batman Adventures 1 This Weeks Comics: Batman IllustratedDC Comics Presents Batman Adventures #1 – Batman returns with some of his best all-ages stories. Pulled from titles featuring the animated style of Batman: The Animated Series, this series features stories from Batman Adventures #2 and 27, Batman: Gotham Adventures #2 and 4, and a short tale from Adventures in the DC Universe #3. Some of the villains Batman and his fellow heroes from Gotham City will face include Catwoman, the Joker, and Two-Face. Batman: the Animated Series continues to be hailed as the best animated version of the Dark Knight, and DC Comics is finally making a smart move by bringing the best stories from the three titles based on it back, so new, younger Batman fans can enjoy them.

Images © Bongo Comics and DC Comics respectively.

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Lori Henderson About Lori Henderson

Lori Henderson is a mother of two teenage daughters and an avid reader. She blogs about manga at her personal blog Manga Xanadu as well as contributing and editing for Manga Village. She blogs about all things fandom (mainly Doctor Who) at her other personal blog Fangirl Xanadu. She's been at it so for over 5 years now and counting!

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