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‘Detective Comics’ #1049 review

We’re back with another installment in the “Shadows of the Bat” storyline, currently running in DC’s Detective Comics. As always, for the main story we have Mariko Tamaki writing, Ivan Reis on art, and Matthew Rosenberg handling writing on the backup story with Fernando Blanco’s pencils. It’s a meaty issue this time, so let’s get into it, shall we?
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Marvel Preview: Silver Surfer: Rebirth #1

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Marvel Preview: Ben Reilly: Spider-Man #1

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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of January 12, 2022

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AIPT Television podcast episode 14: A 2022 TV Preview Extravaganza

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Archie Comics First Look: The Fox: Family Values One Shot

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Watch ‘Marvel’s Voices: Heritage’ #1 trailer

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DC Comics First Look: Spurrier & Campbell’s ‘Suicide Squad: Blaze’

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