We’re almost halfway through August, and I don’t know about where you live, but where I live, it’s pretty dang hot right now. Maybe I’m just crazy from the heat, but of the #1’s I’ve read this week, I’ve got to say Red Hood is at the top of my list. You got a problem with that? Talk to Momma:

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We also got the highly-anticipated All-Star Batman from Scott Snyder and co., and yet another fabulous story for James Tynion’s own All-Star team in Detective Comics. Read on, now—you don’t want to make Momma angry!

All-Star Batman #1

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Jock Variant

Jay: “It’s a great idea, and the Midnight Run/The Defiant Ones concept is a really fun storytelling device, but an idea is just an idea. The execution is what’s important. To that end, this is pretty disappointing.” Read the review

Detective Comics #938

Detective 938

Brandon: “Tynion is consistently nailing the way these characters should act and speak. Couple that with wonderful art and an engaging, action packed, heartfelt, and culturally relevant plot; and I’m running out of reasons not to just break down and give this thing a 10.” Read the review

Red Hood and the Outlaws #1

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Brian: “Time will tell if this level of quality endures, but for now, it’s a fun book with artwork that demands repeat viewing.” Read the review

Superman: Emperor Joker

Superman Emperor Joker

Jay: “Everything that happens in the book is weird, but ultimately straightforward, so nothing is really engaging and the stakes are remarkably low.” Read the review

Teen Titans Go! Digital Issue #34

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Jay: “It’s a newspaper strip plot unnecessarily stretched out over 20 digital pages when there’s barely enough material to fill five panels.” Read the review