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Comic Issues #141 – The Lair Strikes Back!

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Comic Issues #141 – The Lair Strikes Back!

The podcast crew is back at our favorite comic shop, The Villainous Lair, talking with comic expert, anime enthusiast, and katana snuggler Chris Mitchell.

This week brings us a little bit of everything: best dubbed anime, the All New Marvel “Now-er Than Ever,” Bee and Puppy-Cat, the Cartridge Family, and all the cool stuff you can win in the Comic-Issues Pumpkin Contest.

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Comic Issues #139 – Live at San Diego Comic Fest

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Comic Issues #139 – Live at San Diego Comic Fest

Recorded live at San Diego Comic Fest 2013, with Young Justice: Abduction!

Join our heroes and heroine and special guest Colin Bass as we premiere episode two of Young Justice: Abduction. Then sit back and enjoy a tuna fish sandwich and some Skittles (if you’re with someone generous enough to share them, *het hem* Andrew) while we talk about the plans for a Gotham series on FOX and a Constantine series on NBC.

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Review: Dark Horse’s “The Star Wars” issues 1 and 2

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Review: Dark Horse’s “The Star Wars” issues 1 and 2

This series is based on a great idea: take George Lucas’s unpublished rough draft of Star Wars, and turn it into a “What If” story. There are a few familiar concepts and a lot of familiar names, but the Star Wars universe you know has been turned upside down and made into a completely different saga. It’s a chance for readers to see the story that was never told, a look at what Star Wars might have been.

That’s the theory, anyway. In practice, it’s surprisingly hard to read.

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Comic Issues #137 – Return to the Lair!

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Comic Issues #137 – Return to the Lair!

This week the podcast crew is back at our favorite comic shop, the Villainous Lair! Joined by comic expert Beau Machado (aka the Secretary of Offense and #1 Cheeky Monkey) we talk about the latest issues from Marvel and DC; what’s working, and what really isn’t. We also manage to discuss geek porn. Again. (We tried to be good, but it’s all Beau’s fault.)

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[Review] Empowered Special Issue: Nine Beers With Ninjette

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[Review] Empowered Special Issue: Nine Beers With Ninjette

Fans of Adam Warren’s sexy superhero series Empowered still have a few months to wait until the next trade paperback; Empowered Volume 8 is due to hit stores on December 18. In the meantime, Adam Warren continues to release one-shot issues in the Emp-verse, written by himself and drawn by guest artists. The latest issue, Nine Beers With Ninjette, will be available from Dark Horse on September 25th.

As much as I wish every issue could be drawn by Warren himself, I know it’s better that he concentrate on Volume 8. I’ll take a guest artist if it means getting a little Empowered story to tide us over until December. And this issue isn’t just a placeholder; both the story and the art are well worth a look.

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Marvel unveils “All-New Marvel NOW!”

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Marvel unveils “All-New Marvel NOW!”

This winter and spring of 2014, Marvel will release their newest initiative: the All-New Marvel NOW!

Despite giggling at the name (first we had Marvel, then Marvel NOW!, a year later the All-New Marvel NOW!, in five years we’ll have The Super Exciting All New Marvel NOW Better Than Ever!) I do like what I’m hearing about this new release.

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