*Religious: Like other genres of fiction, religion has been the inspiration for myriad comics stories over the decades, and we’re happy (well, more like wryly amused) to offer a new selection of salvation this update. On the more benign side, there’s a number of one-shots from Spire Christian Comics, all illustrated by Archie artist Al Hartley, who gives even the dire warnings about eternal damnation a disconcerting cuddly charm; new in are The Cross And The Switchblade (aren’t they Spider-Man villains?) The Hiding Place, My Brother’s Keeper, There’s A New World Coming, and several one-shots starring Arch and the gang; Archie’s Love Scene, Archie’s One Way, Archie’s Clean Slate, and Archie’s Sonshine. (No, that last one isn’t a typo). On the darker side of the street, Jack T. Chick’s company produced the Crusaders, a carefully co-ethnic cadre of Christian wanderers who roam the country while praying for the deaths of unbelievers. No, really. Forget about Marvel’s Nextwave – these are the Agents of Hate! Several issues of the Crusaders new in, between #1 to #17, plus one-shots The Big Betrayal and King of Kings. Lastly, from the Catechetical Guild, 1956’s educational one-shot, God’s Heroes In America – presumably because the rest of the world was doing okay without them. All aboard the Ark!