The Odic Forces are in full effect this week, as we look at another Atomic Robo adventure. Plus She-Hulk casting, new LEGO, and the Emmy awards! We also review Unkindness of Ravens #1, Savage Dragon #252, Norse Mythology and Archie Comics!

NEWS

‘She-Hulk’: Tatiana Maslany Lands Title Role In New Marvel Series

EXCLUSIVE: After tapping Kat Coiro as director, Marvel Studios looks to have found its star to take over the title role in its series. Sources tell Deadline that Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany is the choice to play the title character in Marvel’s She-Hulk series for Disney+.

DC Universe is now DC Universe Infinite

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BATMAN™ fans! A detailed Batwing model to build and display

Rick and Morty “Acid” Trip Wins Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program

Looks like that’s two-for-two for Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s Rick and Morty, scoring a win for Outstanding Animated Program at the virtual Creative Arts Emmys 2020 awards ceremony on Friday night. Following up on last year’s award-winning “Pickle Rick,” this year saw “The Vat of Acid Episode” walk away with the gold.

REVIEWS

STEPHEN
UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS #1
Writer: Dan Panosian
Artist: Marianna Ignazzi
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 23, 2020
* Not all the witches burned during the Salem Witch Trials – and the ones that survived did so together. Now, generations later, their descendants protect the ancient secrets entrusted to them. They call themselves the Ravens.
* Wilma is the new girl in school, and she plans to go completely unnoticed – except that she bears an eerie resemblance to the Raven member Waverly. And Waverly just went missing.
* But the truth behind Waverly’s disappearance will put the entire coven in danger – and Wilma will have to rely on power she never knew she had if she wants to save her new friends.

Rating: ★★★★½
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MATTHEW
SAVAGE DRAGON #252
Writer: Erik Larsen
Artist: Erik Larsen
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 23, 2020
“SUNDAY FUNNIES” Another wildly experimental issue wherein each doublepage spread is told in the style of a classic newspaper comic strip-from a Peanuts parody to a Dick Tracy sendup, from a Doonesbury lampoon to a Blondie satire, this issue is sure to amaze and inspire.

Rating: ★★★★★
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RODRIGO
NORSE MYTHOLOGY #1
Writer: Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
Artist: Mike Mignola, Jerry Ordway
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 7, 2020
#1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and Eisner Award-winning comics legend P. Craig Russell breathe new life into the ancient Norse stories by taking readers through the creation of the Nine Worlds to the epic origin and adventures of Thor, Odin, and Loki all the way to the end of life-Ragnarök.
Having previously written about deities in American Gods and The Sandman, Gaiman teams with Russell to finally bring readers to follow the northern gods in their own setting in this comic book adaptation of the hit novel!

Rating: ★★★★½
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ASHLEY
BEST OF ARCHIE CHRISTMAS CLASSICS
Writer: Dan Parent
Artist: Various
Publisher: Archie Comics
Cover Price: $9.99
Release Date: Sept 22, 2020
The Holidays come to Riverdale in this can’t miss stocking-stuffer! Packed with 250+ pages of classic Christmas tales, this festive collection is sure to get you in the spirit! Filled with warmth and laughter, this collection has the most humorous and heartwarming holiday stories from the past eight decades. The Best of Archie series is back, and it will make the greatest gift of all!

Rating: ★★★★★

DISCUSSION

ATOMIC ROBO AND THE TEMPLE OF OD
Writer: Brian Clevinger
Artist: Scott Wegener
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Cover Price: $19.99
Release Date: April 11, 2017
Beijing, 1938. China’s top quantum physicist is captured by the Imperial Japanese Army and forced to develop a superweapon powered by the theoretically unlimited “zero-point” energy source and Atomic Robo is volunteered for the secret mission to bring him back.

Luckily, Robo’s got help from an old flame, Helen “The Nightingale” McAllister, and her new flame Chen Zhen from the Chinese Resistance. And, begrudgingly, Chen’s allies, the Ghost Bandits, who are completely and totally 100% trustworthy–why would you even worry about it?

You can read this volume for free at https://www.atomic-robo.com/atomicrobo/archive
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