Comics and Cosplay
Captain Carrot and Batgirl: Comics Collection for August 21, 2014

Marshall Lemon | 21 Aug 2014 18:00
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The Escapist's Comics and Cosplay team looks at this week's heroes, villains, mutants, and superpowered cartoon characters from the comic book multiverse.

When I was a kid, the only comic shop was a 20 to 25-minute drive away, meaning I didn't always get to swing by every week if my parents were busy. On the plus side, when I did go, I always came home with a massive haul. Our Comics Collection is a little bit like that to me, gathering a stack of comics every other week to give you a taste of what's on the shelves.

And this week, we certainly have no shortage of good options. Stew Shearer brought us to Marvel's mutant corner with X-Men, Wolverine, and Magneto, with a little Starlight pulp sci-fi to mix things up. Marla Desat went into space with Captain Marvel, into sewers with Storm, and into sexy bank robberies with Sex Criminals. Meanwhile, I cracked open Multiversity and Sensation Comics, said goodbye to Gail Simone in Batgirl, reminisced about a new printing of Batman: Earth One, enjoyed the film noir-inspired The Fade Out, and found some dark parallels between Ferguson and Genius.

That's quite a few recommendations this week! So let's start with:

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