We go to the future of the past and send giant robot spaceships into spaaaaace as we take a look at Robotech Volume 1: Countdown from Titan Comics. Then, we talk about some interesting Star Wars news, and review Batman #54, Steven Universe Harmony #2, The Wrong Earth #1, and Netflix’s Disenchantment Season 1.

NEWS

Star Wars Episode IX Adds to its Cast – Did You Hear? Week of August 31, 2018

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
BATMAN #54
Writer: Tom King
Artist: Matt Wagner
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 5, 2018
Dick Grayson—the original Robin—gets to spend some quality time fighting crime with his mentor for the first time since Batman popped the question to Catwoman. It’s a walk down memory lane as Bruce Wayne helps Dick get over the loss of his high-flying acrobat parents, which in turn led to his crime-fighting career. Guest artist Matt Wagner (Mage, TRINITY) jumps on board for this special issue!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

MATTHEW
STEVEN UNIVERSE HARMONY #2
Writer: Shane-Michael Vidaurri
Artist: Mollie Rose
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 5, 2018

As Steven continues to hold onto the Harmony Core, it’s up to Amethyst to take over his responsibilities, including band practice. But when more Harmony Cores threaten to activate, the Gems must act quickly or else the entire Earth will be put in danger!

Rating: ★★★½☆

RODRIGO
THE WRONG EARTH
Writer: Tom Peyer, Paul Constant, Grant Morrison
Artist: Juan Castro, Shannon Wheeler
Publisher: AHOY Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 12, 2018
AHOY Comics launches with a biting superhero satire! On one world, Dragonflyman and his sidekick Stinger enjoy a life of adventure. On another Earth, the Dragonfly hunts criminal parasites like a lethal exterminator. But what happens when these two heroes change places? By Tom Peyer (Captain Kid, Hourman) and Jamal Igle (Black, Supergirl)! And, a “Golden Age” Stinger solo story, by Paul Constant and Frank Cammuso! Plus: An all-new text story by comics legend Grant Morrison: “‘Hud’ Hornet’s Holiday In Hell,” illustrated by Rob Steen! All this plus a cartoon by Shannon Wheeler!

Rating: ★★★★☆

ASHLEY
DISENCHANTMENT Season 1
Showrunner: Matt Groening
Network: Netflix
Release Date: Aug 17
After tackling modern times with “The Simpsons” and the future with “Futurama,” producer Matt Groening steps into the past with “Disenchantment.” The animated fantasy series geared toward adults takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland. It follows the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo and personal demon Luci. The oddball trio encounters the likes of ogres, sprites, imps, trolls and human fools along the way.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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DISCUSSION

ROBOTECH VOLUME 1: COUNTDOWN
Writer Brian Wood
Artist Marco Turini
Publisher: Titan Comics
Harmony Gold’s cult ’80s TV series, Robotech, returns for all-new adventures. Featuring classic characters Rick, Lisa, Minmei, Roy, Claudia and Gloval, this new comic series will delight original fans and newcomers alike.

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