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The obscure Batman villain Red Claw makes his DC Comics debut

The last page of this week cat woman held a big surprise for fans of Batman: The Animated Series: the first appearance of Red Claw in the DC Comics continuity.

What, you don’t remember Red Claw, the vaguely Eastern European terrorist leader, voiced by an adorable sneer GI Joe-worthy accent of none other than a pre-Star Trek: Voyager Kate Mulgrew? She was in three full episodes!

OK, so maybe not everyone fan of Batman: The Animated Series remembers Red Claw. But a stern bossy woman, voiced by Kate Mulgrew, stepping Batman in a bright red off-the-shoulder bodysuit and perfect winged eye? Some of us remember them very good.

What else is happening on the pages of our favorite comics? We’ll tell you. Welcome to Monday Funnies, Polygon’s weekly list of books our comics editor has enjoyed over the past week. It’s part society site about the life of a superhero, part recommended reading, part look at this cool art. There may be some spoilers. There may not be enough context. But there will be great comics. (And if you missed the last issue, read this.)


Realizing that the man behind them has rammed the back of their car, Harley Quinn yanks on the steering wheel and puts the vehicle into a controlled spin to hit him straight back, yelling,

Image: Tini Howard, Bengal/DC Comics

It wasn’t just Red Claw that strengthened my feelings for writer Tini Howard cat woman from Like to Love – the whole thing is an interstitial arc in which Harley Quinn and Catwoman spend a short weekend ignoring their troubles, being attacked by assassins and joining roller derby.

There are plenty of great moments, loud and quiet, in the output, but Harleys immediate heel turn absolutely destroy This man, who at this point she assumes is just a weirdo trying to scare some women alone on the street, might be my favorite. Artist Bengal makes this car chase hilarious.

The Endless Druig examines a globe with areas of

Image: Kieron Gillen, Esad Ribic/Marvel Comics

We had an idea as to why the Eternals would have beef with the X-Men, leading to Marvel’s summer crossover – Eternals exist to protect the human species and mutants prepare to become Earth’s dominant hominid. But this week’s issue makes it crystal clear: mutants are the result of deviants messing with the ancient human population. And Eternals are hardwired to eradicate all deviant traits.

Nightwing and Batgirl walk through a street fair in civilian clothes. Nightwing waves to two men who own a food truck named Marv & Georg Pizza. They are drawn to resemble Marv Wolfman and George Pérez in Nightwing #92 (2022).

Image: Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo/DC Comics

This quick and low-key tribute to the late George Pérez (and his New Teen Titans collaborator Marv Wolfman) this week nightwing was probably drawn a few months ago, but after Pérez’s death it sounds extra cute.

A woman in shorts and flannel begs her friend to stay in the crazy house she inherited.

Image: Kyle Starks, Artyom Toplin/DC Comics

I dove i hate this place I was expecting a typical Kyle Starks genre comedy, but found it to be a completely straight-forward horror story, which to be honest, intrigues me even more.

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