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Tuesday Roundup: Trinity War, Zero Year, Batgirl and More

Tuesday Roundup: Trinity War, Zero Year, Batgirl and More

By Tim Beedle Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

If feels like it’s been a while since the last official chapter of “Trinity War,” and after Geoff Johns revealed a startling major plot twist (which you can read about here, if you missed the news), we’re itching to get back into it. Fortunately, the next chapter arrives on Wednesday with JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7, and judging by the New York Post’s preview of the issue, which teases a potential alliance between Pandora and Lex Luthor, it’s going to be a doozy.

You know what could also be filed under “doozy”? Greg Capullo’s awesome, minimalist covers for “Zero Year.” Beauty is often found in the details, and by focusing on the details of Batman’s beginning, Capullo has sure produced some beauties. This week’s new issue is no exception…

Of course, Bruce Wayne isn’t the only Bat at bat this week. Barbara Gordon is facing a beauty of a pickle in Wednesday BATGIRL #23. Let’s recap… In the previous storyline, Barbara’s psychotic brother James, Jr. was seemingly killed…by Barbara’s mother. However, Barbara’s father, GPD Commissioner Gordon believes James, Jr. was killed by Batgirl and has vowed to bring her down, completely unaware that Batgirl is his daughter.

Look, we know that relationships with family are often complex and sometimes difficult, but we’re just going to go out on a limb and say that this takes the family dysfunction trophy. We also feel pretty safe in saying that Batgirl #23, which kicks off a new storyline, is a can’t-miss. Of course, with new issues of Green Lantern Corps, Constantine, Django Unchained, Astro City, Suicide Squad and the very last issues of Demon Knights and Threshold all hitting the stands, you can say that about a lot of things this week.

Check out this week’s previews below…

USA TODAY ran an exclusive preview of GREEN LANTERN CORPS #23 and interviewed writer Van Jensen.

BUZZFEED ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN #23.

THE NEW YORK POST ran an exclusive preview of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7.

IGN ran an exclusive preview of DJANGO UNCHAINED #6.

MTV GEEK ran an exclusive preview of CONSTANTINE #6.

CBS’ MAN CAVE ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #17.

THE MARY SUE ran an exclusive preview of BATGIRL #23.

COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ran an exclusive preview of KATANA #7.

NEWSARAMA ran an exclusive preview of WORLDS’ FINEST #15.

COMIC VINE ran an exclusive preview of DEMON KNIGHTS #23.

COMICS ALLIANCE ran an exclusive preview of ASTRO CITY #3. (Link coming soon!)

GAMMA SQUAD ran an exclusive preview of SUICIDE SQUAD #23.

COMICBOOK.COM ran an exclusive preview of THRESHOLD #8.

The DC Comics website ran exclusive previews of NIGHTWING #23 and SUPERBOY #23.