Review: Iron Man Vol. 2 – The Secret Origin of Tony Stark

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Review: Iron Man Vol. 2 – The Secret Origin of Tony Stark

San Diego Comic Con starts in two days, and the entire cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron will be there. To get us in the mood, lets review an Iron Man graphic novel, shall we?

At the start of Iron Man Volume 2, Tony Stark is literally flying high: saving an alien world from space pirates and being fawned over by beautiful alien women. By the end of the first issue, he’s rejected, arrested, and presumed guilty of deicide. By the end of the book he’s an accessory to genocide, in league with the person who put the genocide into motion, and most of what he knows about his origin may be a lie. It’s been a bad few days for Stark, and it looks like things are just getting started.

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[SDCC 2014] Boom! Studios Announces Artist Signings and Exclusives

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[SDCC 2014] Boom! Studios Announces Artist Signings and Exclusives

Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia, announced today it will return to exhibit at San Diego Comic-Con for its ninth straight year.

BOOM! and its imprints can be found at Booth #2229 on the show floor and will host an army of creators for signings.

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Preview: Amazing Spider-man #4

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Preview: Amazing Spider-man #4

Hang on to your hats webheads, today Marvel is proud to present your first look at AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4, the next blockbuster issue in the chart topping series and a tie-in to ORIGINAL SIN! A bite from a radioactive spider forever set young Peter Parker on his path to become the greatest superhero in history. But that’s not the whole story. Coming in this week, New York Times Bestselling creators Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos uncover the truth behind the day the spider gave Peter his miraculous powers.

Someone else was bit. And you’re about to meet her. Prepare yourself for…SILK! The events of Original Sin have revealed her existence to Spider-Man. Who is this mysterious spider-powered person? And where has she been all this time?

“Why was this kept from Peter?” asks Dan Slott, in an interview with Marvel.com. “A good question to ask is ‘Who is keeping this from him?” Read On

RELEASED 7/21 – 7/25

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RELEASED 7/21 – 7/25

Every week millions of geeks struggle with the same affliction: their hard-earned money going to waste on food and rent when it should be going to much better things.

That’s why we here at the Pixelated Geek Laboratories are hard at work compiling data that will enrich all of geek-kind. Armed with this data, we created a list of some of the best places to put your hard earned money as our contribution to making life better.

Here are the awesome things coming out this week.

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Movie Issues: The Purge: Anarchy

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Movie Issues: The Purge: Anarchy

The year is 2023, crime is at an all time low thanks to The Purge, the one night a year where all crime is legal, including murder. Are you ready to once again let out the beast and purge yourself? The Purge: Anarchy is the sequel to 2013′s The Purge. Where the first movie centers on one family during the night of the Purge, Anarchy gives us a chance to see how the rest of the city deals with the unholy night that no one can escape, no matter how hard they try.

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Movie Issues: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

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Movie Issues: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

This week the guys decided to once more go where no one has gone before. They travel back to the world of Star Trek, this time re-visiting Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, or as it is most commonly known as “the one with the whales”. The crew of the Enterprise must travel back to 1986 and find some humpback whales and return them to their time because of an alien probe is looking for them. Thus the crew out of time comedy ensues. Download and listen in as the guys try to understand how “time warp” works and discuss if they were to be brought to the future what would they do. Just another day at the office for them.  Read On

Preview: Original Sin #6

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Preview: Original Sin #6

THIS WEEK, the lingering question will be answered in ORIGINAL SIN #6 – who shot the Watcher? From the very beginning, fans have waited, wondered and speculated who was responsible for Uatu’s untimely death. Now, Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato peel back the curtain on the person pulling the strings as Original Sin races toward it’s heart-stopping conclusion.

Though the Watcher’s killer stands revealed, the knowledge Uatu kept cannot be put back in its bottle. The heroes’ most closely guarded secrets are now weapons in the hands of a terrifying enemy.

“It’s time for the shooter to come clean and to stand revealed—though this revelation will only lead to greater conflict for Marvel’s heroes,” says Marvel SVP Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “It’s difficult to imagine a more dangerous opponent than the person who stands before them now.”

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

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Review: The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, volume 1

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Review: The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, volume 1

Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell’s The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume One arrives in bookstores on July 29th, but I just finished reading my copy a few minutes ago. I’m a book reviewer, we have our ways. (It involves a lot of shameless begging for review copies. I regret nothing!)

It’s worth the wait. The original 2008 young adult novel has already won the Newberry Medal, the Carnegie Medal, a Hugo, and a Locus award, but that’s almost not surprising anymore; it’s a Neil Gaiman book. He’s put stories in Christmas cards that defy the imagination, the man can write.

Now the book has been re-imagined with art under P. Craig Russell’s direction, and next year we’re going to see lots of articles telling us how it’s won all these other awards, just you wait.

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