Preview: Original Sin #8

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Preview: Original Sin #8

It’s all been building to this! Marvel is proud to present your first look at ORIGINAL SIN #8 – the epic final issue from New York Times Bestselling creators Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder, Wolverine & The X-Men) and Mike Deodato (Avengers, New Avengers)! The truth behind Dr. Midas’ gambit, Old Nick Fury’s betrayal, the evolution of the Orb and the secrets the Watcher held will be revealed as the remaining pieces of the puzzle fall into place in this can’t miss finale!

Everybody has one. This is Marvel’s ORIGINAL SIN!

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Movie Issues: Wanted

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Movie Issues: Wanted

They have reached the end of August Action Month, and the guys ended it with the 2000′s. They decided to go with the 2008s Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy action flick Wanted. The over-the-top story of loser Wesley and how he becomes one of the world’s greatest and deadliest assassins. With tons explosions, car stunts and massive amounts of gun play to shake a stick at. It’s one action film-troupe after another. Sit in as the guys discuss the new Doctor Who and disagree all about Wanted.  They are all over the map in this episode. So just another week as normal. Please download and enjoy. Huzzah!

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Preview: All-New X-Men #31

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Preview: All-New X-Men #31

NOW, young Bobby Drake has had enough, and he’s letting loose in ALL-NEW X-MEN #31! Blockbuster writer Brian Michael Bendis welcomes new series artist & Marvel All-New Young Gun Mahmud Asrar for a nail-biting issue that will show the world why Iceman is snow joke! The Future Brotherhood have been defeated, but there’s no rest for the weary – as the All-New X-Men must scramble to come to the aid of a mysterious teen with an unthinkable power!

“I can’t tell you how excited I am to have Mahmud Asrar join us as the regular artist on ALL-NEW XMEN…well, actually I can tell you—I’m beyond excited!,” says Executive Editor Mike Marts “As an editor, it’s always a nerve-wracking experience when you lose an artist as great as Stuart Immonen to another project (best of luck on All-New Captain America, Stuart!), but when you have someone as talented as Mahmud to fill that void, well.. things don’t seem so gloomy anymore!”

Meanwhile, for someone who said she doesn’t find him particularly pleasant to be around, X-23 seems to have taken an odd interest in young Angel. But to what end? Plus, don’t miss the heart-stopping last page that will have the everyone talking when ALL-NEW X-MEN #31 hits comic shops and digital devices NOW!

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Feature: Let’s talk about Hideo Kojima’s P.T.

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Feature: Let’s talk about Hideo Kojima’s P.T.

During Gamescom 2014, Sony revealed a trailer for a new game that was so scary you might involuntarily evacuate your bowels. Of course I thought “this can’t possibly be true, this is all just a part of the hype machine. Right? Right?!” Wrong. P.T. is possibly one of the scariest console games I’ve ever had the misfortune of playing. And here’s the thing about it, it’s not even a full game. It’s literally just a “Playable Teaser”, hence the name “P.T.”, for a game that is developed by 7780s Studio and may or may not play like the teaser. Of course, if you choose to read on, I will spoil what the game actually is and try to walk you through it. So if you want to play it, you can pick up P.T. for free on the PlayStation Network store.

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Review: Toad Words, and Other Stories

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Review: Toad Words, and Other Stories

Talking stags, on the other hand, were nearly always bespelled royalty, and fairies, who could theoretically choose to look like anything, nearly always picked white cats or black horses. Fairies are very beautiful and very vain and they haven’t got the imagination to fill a thimble. And they never learn from their mistakes.

I’ve followed Ursula Vernon over on deviantart for years, mostly for her gorgeous paintings and collages of clockwork creatures, animal saints, hamster warriors, and other beautifully absurd beasties. Almost more than the art, though, I loved the descriptions. She loves to drop the reader smack into the middle of a new world, one she created just to explain why she drew an Iguanodon in a gardener’s hat, or because she liked the name “bramble dragon” and needed a place to put one.

Between deviantart and her blog, I’ve gotten hooked on her writing, and was hoping to someday own a book of her short stories. So you can imaging all the cheering when I ran across “Toad Words, And Other Stories.” (Written under the name T. Kingfisher, since she writes a lovely series of children’s books and likes to keep this slightly more adult work under a different name.)

It’s a book of re-told fairy tales, all in the quirky, matter-of-fact-in-the-face-of-total-nonsense style that I’ve always loved. They’re often dark, sometimes sad, but always endearing, even when they’re disturbing. She’s taken the stories we’ve grown up with and asked why people stuck in a fairy tale would do the things they do. She also assumes we might have only heard one person’s side of the story; who knows what actually happened.

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Preview: Guardians of the Galaxy #18

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Preview: Guardians of the Galaxy #18

TODAY, the burning question will finally be answered as the shocking truth about one of the Marvel Universe’s greatest heroes is revealed in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18 – a tie-in to Original Sin! Superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis and Ed McGuinness team for the heart-stopping answer to the question on everyone’s mind:

What happened to Rich Rider?

“We have literally been dropping hints since the Guardians guest-starred in Avengers Assemble,” says Brian Michael Bendis in an interview with Marvel.com. “I have known exactly what we were doing with this from the moment I agreed to do the book, but I thought it would be best to slow burn the reveal.”

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The Broken Token Giveaway!

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The Broken Token Giveaway!

Are you up to your eyeballs in board games and expansions? Are your feet sore from finding meeples the hard way?  Our friends at The Broken Token want to help you GET ORGANIZED!

If you listened to today’s podcast then this is the post you’ve been waiting for! Here’s your chance to win $25 free bucks good at the TheBrokenToken.com and bring some order to that mess you call your game closet. With The Token’s high quality organizers, made with lasers and all the care that a geek can give, your copy of Lords of Waterdeep, 7 Wonders, Smash Up or many more can be the envy of your gaming table!

Click the link and find out how you can win!

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Comic-Issues Podcast #185 – Getting Organized with The Broken Token

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Comic-Issues Podcast #185 – Getting Organized with The Broken Token

Greetings dear listener!  Are you a gaming fanatic? Is your closet over flowing with game boards, dice, and cards galore?  You, dear geek need to get organized, and The Broken Token is here to help!

This week on the podcast Anthony is joined by Ashley Taylor of The Broken Token to talk about the incredible compatible organizers that they make for the table top world, and games like King of Tokyo, Lords of Waterdeep, and 7 Wonders.  Find out how a company begins in the garage with a dream and an idea for making table top gaming easier, to within a year’s time shaking hands with Wil Wheaton and Antoine Bauza!

It’s a must listen podcast for table top fans everywhere!

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Preview: Inhuman #4

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Preview: Inhuman #4

Marvel is pleased to present your new look at INHUMAN #4, from critically acclaimed creators Charles Soule and Ryan Stegman! Inhumans are being hunted across the globe, snatched up by those who would use their powers for ill. As Medusa struggles to rebuild the Inhuman kingdom from her new seat of power in New Attlian, there are those who would seek to depose her. And Attilan will receive a visitor from another royal kingdom – The Mighty Thor, Prince of Asgard! But does he come this time as friend…or foe? And who is the mysterious Inhuman named Reader, with the power to bring to life anything he reads? Operating in secret, the spreading cloud of Terrigen Mists have forced him out of hiding. But who will he side with? Don’t miss one moment of the action as Marvel All-New Young Gun artist Ryan Stegman takes over series art duties this week with INHUMAN #4!

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Review: Doctor Who – Tales of Trenzalore

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Review: Doctor Who – Tales of Trenzalore

‘We didn’t want to disturb you, Doctor. You’re an important man.’

The Doctor rolled his eyes. ‘Important? I’m not important. I’m the least important man in this town.’ He waived his stick at the assembled townsfolk. ‘It’s you lot who are important…”

To celebrate the return of Doctor Who, I’m going to review a second collection of Doctor Who short stories in a row. Love Doctor Who, love short stories. Both together? Can’t resist.

It’s hard to picture, since we only get to see a brief montage of it in one episode, but the Doctor was stranded on Trenzalor, on purpose, for nine hundred years. Nine centuries protecting the town of Christmas against attacks by pretty much every enemy the Doctor had ever faced. You can have a lot of adventures in nine hundred years; Tales of Trenzalore tells four of them.

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