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DC Comics Rebirth Spoilers & Review: Detective Comics #939 & Action Comics #962 w/ High Stakes For Batman & Tim Drake / Red Robin Plus Superman & Mr. Oz Strikes?!

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Spoilers and review for DC Comics Rebirth’s Batman in Detective Comics #939 follow.

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We learned earlier in this arc that Tim Drake, Batman’s Red Robin was accepted to University. It appears he plans to quit being Red Robin and be a student full time, but he hasn’t told Batman… yet.

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Batwoman knows that Batman knew her father was the villain behind the Colony attacks on Gotham City and isn’t happy about him keeping secrets from her.

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Batman calls the President of the United States to rat out Batwoman’s father’s rogue covert military unit! Did not see that coming.

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Spoiler lets Batman know that Red Robin was able to hack the Colony’s computer system and reprogramme them to go after himself instead of the presumed innocents of Gotham City that Batwoman’s father is after thinking they are part of a mysterious cult. Batman races to Tim Drake at the Belfry as…

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…the drones attack Tim Drake / Red Robin!

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So…

This felt like a pretty meaty, satisfying read. Lots of drama and action with pretty solid, moody art. This is the best Batman book on the shelves and its a Batman “team” book. James Tynion IV is really a strong storyteller for being such a young writer.

Spoilers and review for DC Comics Rebirth’s Superman in Action Comics #962 follow.

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Lois Lane and her son Jon Kent, soon to be Superboy, ask Wonder Woman to stop protecting them and go ally with Superman to take down Doomsday!

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She does…

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…allowing Superman to find the weapon in the Fortress of Solitude that would take down Doomsday…

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…the Phantom Zone projector!

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And, that’s that or at least that is how it seems. Doomsday has been handled… for now.

Superman confronts Lex Luthor, still wearing the Superman armor. They’re both dubious of each other, but will grudgingly both protect Metroplis, but they’re not allies… yet?

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As Superman reconciles with his wife Lois Lane and son Jon Kent, Mr. Oz looks on and strikes!

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He’s somehow diverted the Phantom Zone ray and has Doomsday in his clutches! What is this Mr. Oz up to?

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So…

Big battles, big drama, big stakes in Action Comics. Enjoyed this issue. Curious where we go next. Glad to see Dan Jurgens writing Superman again.

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