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The Sandman: Overture – Special Edition #1

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The Sandman: Overture – Special Edition #1

Chances are good you already know that the first issue of Neil Gaiman’s new Sandman series was released this past October; as one of the best-selling comics of 2013, it created quite a splash. What you may not know (I didn’t, but I’m easily distracted) is that for every issue of the series, one month later a “Special Edition” copy will be released, with bonus materials and a better look at the original art.

I bought both issues, and you may be wondering if it’s worth it to buy the extra copy (which will be slightly more expensive than the regular issue.)

My answer is: yes and no. It depends on who you are, what you know, and what you think is important. Vague enough for you? Read on!

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Comic Issues #147 – Doctor Who: ALL the spoilers

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Comic Issues #147 – Doctor Who: ALL the spoilers

Get ready for a massive, geektastic, spoileriffic podcast as the crew breaks down the awesomeness that was The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode.

With Andrew spending some much-deserved time with his family, Leland from the Movie Issues Podcast joins Anthony and Elizabeth to geek out on every possible element of the episode, and the episodes that led up to it, and what we think might come next. If you’re not caught up on Doctor Who, you may want to save this podcast for later. You can catch an episode of Movie Issues instead, Leland’s in that too.

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Review: The 5th Wave

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Review: The 5th Wave

I only meant to read the first 100 pages of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave, in an attempt to get familiar with some of the science-fiction that was published this year (somehow I spent most of the year reading older books.) Then I almost didn’t finish the first 50 pages, because I didn’t think I was going to like it. I enjoy a lot of young adult novels, but I thought this one might be too young, the story too simple, and the main character too much of a teenager for me to identify with her.

I’m glad I kept reading it. It’s a fun book, though not nearly as good as all the overblown internet hype was leading me to believe.

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The Expanded World of Hellboy

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The Expanded World of Hellboy

Mike Mignola’s infernal creation is getting a lot of love lately: with several single issues and trades either just released or about to be released, all featuring Red and his family and friends (and enemies of course) now is a good time to dip your toes in the B.P.R.D. universe. Not that it’s ever a bad time for Hellboy, seeing as how Dark Horse starts a new mini-series every few months. But 2013’s been an especially prolific year for the big guy.

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Comic Issues #145 – ALL the games

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Comic Issues #145 – ALL the games

On the eve of the PlayStation 4 release we could have just talked about PlayStation games. Or we could talk about all the games, which is a lot more fun.

Join our heroes and heroine and special guest, writer and gaming expert J. Bear (known to his friends as Jordan, and to his enemies as Mr. High School Musical) in a massive next-gen rant as they geek out about tons of great games, past, present and future, and their hopes for the upcoming consoles.

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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

It was around this time last year that I read Catherynne M. Valente’s The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (my review of it is here.) After reading it I cheerfully said “The sequel just came out! I can’t wait to read it!”

Apparently I could wait, because it took me a year to get around to it. And I’m kicking myself for waiting so long. I recommend you read it sooner.

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Comic Issues #143 – Halloween Wrap-Up

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Comic Issues #143 – Halloween Wrap-Up

We intended to talk about all sorts of things on this podcast. But once we started talking about our Halloweens, we just couldn’t stop.

Join our heroes and heroine as we debrief on Halloween 2013, including, most importantly, the winners for the Comic Issues Pumpkin Contest!

We also tease some people about their age, and some people about their “game.” No punches are pulled on this one.

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Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

No matter what your opinion is on Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has something to get your attention.

If you’re one of the many people who loved the original book, who identify with the characters, and who never get tired of such a classic story, this is a chance to reread it with a funny little twist to everything.

And if you’re the type of person who’d rather take a katana to the eye than read early 19th-century literature, well, you may have heard this book has zombies. And ninjas.

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