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Night Vale Recap: Episode 48, “Renovations”

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Night Vale Recap: Episode 48, “Renovations”

Bonus podcast this week! Kathryn and Elizabeth, during their usual Sunday Skype talk, watched episode 48 of Welcome to Night Vale, and then randomly recorded a recap of the episode afterwards. Spoilers! Lots of spoilers! Both for this episode and any episode that came before, as we talk all things Night Vale, including some fan art we’ve found, and which song is our favorite Weather.

And if we make this a regular thing, next time we promise to break out the good microphones.

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Comic Issues #173 – Choose Your Team

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Comic Issues #173 – Choose Your Team

If you were going to be part of any superhero team, in any world, which one would it be? The sky’s the limit, and while we’re dreaming, what would your superpower be?

With Andrew on vacation, Anthony and Elizabeth pick the groups they’d most like to join (and the ones they’d least like to join) and dream about super powers. First, though, they break down the latest cancellations of the New 52, and dream about what DC could do to get things up to All-New Marvel levels of cool.

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Preview: Newest Chapters in the Whedonverse

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Preview: Newest Chapters in the Whedonverse

The worlds of Buffy and Angel get even more complicated than usual as Angel hunts in the streets of London and Xander meets up with Dracula (again). Meanwhile the crew of Firefly finds that breaking into the Alliance isn’t going to be nearly as hard as getting out.

Dark Horse presents previews of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind issue 5 and Buffy Season 10 issue 3. Bonus images: the covers for next Wednesday’s release of Angel & Faith issue 3.

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Comic Issues #171 – Cast all the characters!

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Comic Issues #171 – Cast all the characters!

You know how sometimes you’ll think of a movie Hollywood should make, and then dreamcast all the actors you love into the roles? This week we figured heck with it, let’s do it backwards: we’ll talk about the actors we love best and figure out a comic-book movie we can put them in.

It’s a free-for-all of our favorite actors and our favorite characters: Idris Elba, Olivia Wilde, Katee Sackhoff, Kevin Spacey, Hawkgirl, Doctor Strange, Namor, Death, and a bunch more until that jerk Doctor Nick interrupted us. Before that happens though we also fit in the news about Agent Carter, Constantine, Suicide Squad showing up on Arrow, and an idea for DC: instead of trying to make Justice League stand up to Avengers, what if they went in a completely different direction?

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[WonderCon 2014] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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[WonderCon 2014] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The Arena at WonderCon 2014 was packed with fans waiting to see the cast of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the upcoming sequel to 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On hand were director Matt Reeves, and stars Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, and Andy Serkis.

The cast charmed the audience, giving out a lot of information in a very short time. In addition to a trailer, a short scene from the movie was also premiered, giving the audience a little taste of the tension, and one moment of dark humor, they can expect to see in the film.

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Review: Emily and the Strangers

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Review: Emily and the Strangers

The newest Emily the Strange collection is now available in hardcover from Dark Horse; Emily and the Strangers continues the story of Rob Reger’s cute little sociopath and her cats.

The story is fun, but it’s Emily Ivie’s art that jumped out at me. It’s startlingly good. I haven’t run across Ivie before, but I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for her work from now on.

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Comic Issues #168 – Free Comic Book Day!

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Comic Issues #168 – Free Comic Book Day!

It’s here once again, like Christmas in May for comic-book lovers; it’s Free Comic Book Day, Saturday May 3rd! And if that wasn’t enough, the very next day is Star Wars Day, on May the 4th (be with you.)

Join our heroes and heroine and special guest, Beau “I Torture Myself For My Fandom” Machado of the Villainous Lair as they look at this year’s free comic offerings, as well as all the cool stuff going on at the store.

Along the way they also discuss Son of Batman, Willy Wonka, and whether you have to see a midnight showing and go to work sleepless and miserable to be a true nerd. And name calling. There may be name calling.

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