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Freeze Frame 6/16/2017

From Gotham Academy Second Semester #10 by Adam Archer, Sandra Hope & Msasyk

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Freeze Frame 5/12/2017

From Justice League Of America #6 by Andy MacDonald & Hi-Fi

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Freeze Frame 3/31/2017

From Batgirl Annual #1 by Inaki Miranda & Eva De La Cruz

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Freeze Frame 1/28/2017

From Doom Patrol #4 by Nick Derrington & Tamra Bonvillan
From Doom Patrol #4 by Nick Derrington & Tamra Bonvillain

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Freeze Frame 12/16/2016

From Mayday #2 by Tony Parker & Blond
From Mayday #2 by Tony Parker & Blond

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This Week’s Finest: New Super-Man #5

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Viktor Bogdanovic

By Gene Luen Yang, Viktor Bogdanovic & Hi-Fi

There is something to be said for the subtle art of defying expectations. When New Super-Man was first announced as part of DC’s Rebirth initiative, reaction was mixed. On the one hand, it was positive news that acclaimed creator Gene Luen Yang would be able to branch out with a series more independent from the larger DC Universe. On the negative side of the ledger, the concept sounded a little derivative. A Chinese Super-Man joining a Chinese Justice League? Did the DCU really need yet another iteration of Batman? Luckily these fears proved to be ungrounded. In the first four issues, Yang did a fabulous job of developing the cast, so the principles do in fact feel like original characters instead of superficial riffs. The series quickly settled into an appealing mix of humor and adventure, as Kenan (i.e. the titular new Super-Man) tried to negotiate his powers and the responsibilities that came with them. This week Yang bring to the fore a couple subplots which complicate the narrative in a surprising and intriguing manner.

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