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The best part about “Knightmares” is I got to do seven, basically one-shot issues with seven different artists, seven different genres — I did horror, I did comedy, I did noir. But each of them was building on to something, and it was building on to the breaking of Batman, to this great fear. -- Tom King

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In the comments to these weekly posts (and only these posts), it's your chance to go as off topic as you like. Talk about non-comics stuff, thread derail, and just generally chat among yourselves.

Anyone with access to media will have been aware of the dreadful fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris yesterday. A more iconic central image of France's culture and history (it dates back to ther 13th century) is hard to imagine. Having been there quite a few times, and fallen in love with the place every time, this is heartbreaking. Astonishingly, no one was hurt or killed, but thanks to the efforts of the fire services, the fire appears to have left much of the actual structure intact and tragic though it is to see it like this, I have no doubt it will be rebuilt, as it has been before.

In yet another plotline pulled from the pages of a bad dystopian future novels, the POTUS 45 Administration is suggesting monitoring the social media activity of diability recipients. Whilst identifying those scamming the system is fundamentally a good idea, that does NOT seem like a reasonable way of doing it.

Brexit... didn't happen... yet... kind of... An extension until 31st October was granted (Won't THAT be a Halloween to remember) and we'll see what happens. Ardent Brexiteers are howling at the moon about this betrayal, and everyone else is breathing a sigh of relief for a little lessening of the tension, but Lord knows what come's next.

Climate change protestors from "Extinction Rebellion" have held rallies across the world, and in London arrests have been made.

At the other end of the scale, I finally got around to watching "Teen Titans Go! To the Movies" which was a lot more fun than I was expecting and the cameo from a certain unexpected comic book legend was outright hilarious.

A LOT of new Star Wars info released at Star Wars Celebtration this past weekend, including the name and a trailer for Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker... which given the last person to use the Skywalker name died at the end of Episode VIII is quite the achievement. (I do quite like the fan idea that if this movie heralds the end of "Jedi" and "Sith", then a "Skywalker" would be quite a good name for a new generation of Force users, but we shall see.

Episode VIII had... issues, LOTS of issues, but I worry that Episode IX is going to be outright nostalgia pandering, not lessened by the reveal at the end of the trailer about an old villain returning unexpectedly 9I know nearly anyone who cares will have seen the trailer by now, but I'd still feel rotten for spoiling it in this post, though if people discuss it in the comments, so be it.

Also the first footage of Season 7 of The Clone Wars was released a little more "safe" nostalgia-wallowing rather than trying something new perhaps, but I'll take it.

Plus materials which will be available at the new Star Wars: Glaaxy Edge park in Disneyland and Disneyworld were released, including the specially designed soft drink containers.

And if you're not following the Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures Youtube channel, you really should, because their anime re-stylings of classic Star wars moments are a delight (And I'm not just saying that for their ultimate 80's anime haired Luke Skywalker... well, not JUST because of that)
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"When I was eight, watching STAR WARS for the first time, Tarkin didn't make much of an impression on me. I was too locked into Darth Vader, natch. But Tarkin... Tarkin... TARKIN blows up Alderaan, not Vader. He's the biggest villain in the original movie. What makes HIM tick?" -- Greg Pak

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For me, I really was thinking about how the post-Millennial generation, all these teens and young adults, are being handed this world that’s burning with global warming, the financial structure is screwed and we’re reverting to 1930s-style fascism all across the world, and this is the world we’re handing to them and expecting these newcomers to fix it all. This is what the Wonder Twins are experiencing; they’ve come to this planet that has all these problems and no one has noticed because we’re all used to it. They’re able to look at it with fresh eyes and see that it’s really messed up. They’re really the ones that we should be listening to more, because they are able to look at these things with fresh eyes. -- Mark Russell

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And here we are, this chapter will take us to the end of the first "episode," of the video game, and will (for now) mark the end of this series. Probably until there's something major to report on the new game.

Story by Ohji Hiroi, art by Massa Ikku, Character Designs by Kosuke Fujishima

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