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Comic Issues #250 – So Long And Thanks For All The Fish

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Comic Issues #250 – So Long And Thanks For All The Fish

After 5 amazing years and 250 incredible podcasts (even more if you count the extras over the years) Anthony is hanging up his Pg! hat and heading out to parts unknown.  Listen in this week and Anthony, Elizabeth and Andrew look back at the history of Comic Issues to reflect on all to good times and fantastic adventures they’ve had together, all while still being the greatest geeks in the world and still having fun on this farewell episode.

Fear not though, this is only the closing of another chapter in the Comic Issues ongoing series.  Don’t remove us from your social media and podcast feeds, after a brief break be ready for Comic Issues to be back to being your favorite geeky podcast full of rants, ramblings, and ravings!

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Comic Issues #249 – Catching up on Comics

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Comic Issues #249 – Catching up on Comics

This week Leland is back to sit with Anthony to kick back and reflect on the year in comics.  Beginning with Secret Wars and dancing through the singing hills of Marvel these two geeks gush over their favorite books and what’s still to come.  It’s all good vibes until the DC talk started and things got real sad and bitter as they have yet to create a world that’s inviting for new fans… or some old fans.  Listen in as two friends of 16 years kick back and talk comic shop before getting to major news at the end of the podcast.

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Comic Issues #248 – X-plosion!!

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Comic Issues #248 – X-plosion!!

It’s an X-travaganza! It’s so X-citing! It’s the end of the Uncanny X-Men and the beginning of the Extraordinary X-Men!

This week the podcasting duo take a long look at the wrap up of Brian Michael Bendis’ X-Men stories. The good, the not as good, because it was never bad; Anthony and Elizabeth gush over the issue #600 and the revelations about Iceman, the reunion of Colossus and Magik, and the trial of Beast.  Then from Bendis’ ends to Jeff Lemire’s newest X-book, Extraordinary X-Men takes us further down the timeline and things are not looking good for mutants.

From the science of the x-gene to the magical world of the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange #2, also came out giving readers a tour of the Sanctum Sanctorum (it’s as crazy and amazing as you imagine it). Then move on to Bendis’ newest jam Invincible Iron Man #3 with the most impressive suit he’s ever had. Finally to ring in the holiday’s Elizabeth gives a rundown on Klaus #1, Grant Morrison’s re-imagining of Santa Claus.  Yup, Ol’ Saint Nick.

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Comic Issues #247 – The Return of the Quarantine!

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Comic Issues #247 – The Return of the Quarantine!

Anthony got rid of the plague! And promptly gave it to Ashley. (So generous of him, right?) The quarantine is still up at the House of Two Geeks, so Elizabeth skypes in from Starbase Wallace and we’ll hope the bug dies before it can ruin anyone else’s weekend.

To pass they time, they recap New Avengers #2, Angela: Queen of Hel #1, Chewbacca #2 and House of M #4, with the amazing art of Ario Anindito.

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Comic Issues #246 – Quarantined

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Comic Issues #246 – Quarantined

This week’s podcast is coming to you from deep within the quarantine zone as Anthony has come down with the plague. So in the best interests of Elizabeth, who’s happy with her wellness and not interested in Anthony’s germ warfare, Comic Issues is brought you via the Skype machine! This week is still packed with our favorite books of the week, as we close the final pages of Secret Wars titles Siege and Age of Apocalypse, try out the All-New, All-Different  Astonishing Ant-Man, come back for Round 2 of Invincible Iron Man, and even touch on Back to the Future #1 and the collected Multiversity series by Grant Morrison.

[This podcast has been disinfected for your safety]

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Comic Issues #245 – RECORD BREAKERS!

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Comic Issues #245 – RECORD BREAKERS!

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, MY FRIENDS!! DUN-DUN-DUN!!  Okay, so maybe we’re being a little dramatic but after last week’s huge 10 comic book race against time, we decided it had to be done and we pushed ourselves one further.  That’s right! This week Comic Issues bring to you 11 comic books that were released on 10/14!

This week the pull list overflowed with A-Force #5, Chewbacca #1, Marvel Zombies #4, The New Avengers #1, I Hate Fairyland #1, Switch #1, Civil War #5, Guardian of the Galaxy #1, The Uncanny Avengers #1, Spider-Gwen #1, and the one that broke the record, Superman: Lois & Clark #1.  Ranging from heart breaking endings to confusing Post-Convergence beginnings, last week was a good week in comics.

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Comic Issues #244 – Beat the Clock: Ten Titles Under the Wire

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Comic Issues #244 – Beat the Clock: Ten Titles Under the Wire

We’re going for a record this episode: it’s the first week of the All-New All-Different Marvel titles and it’s also the final issue of several Battleworld series. What does that mean? It means we had ten books we wanted to talk about this week, twice our usual number, and we can’t do a two-hour episode. (Well we could, but we won’t do that to you. You’re welcome.)

Rather than just drop a book or two off the list (never!) we laced up our running shoes and got out the stopwatch: ten books, five minutes a book, no more. Trying to get through *deep breath* Doctor Strange #1, Old Man Logan #5, Secret Wars #6, Invincible Iron Man #1, 1602: Witch Hunter Angela #4, Groot #5, Avengers #0, Marvel Point One, Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #4, and Amazing Spider-Man #1. (whew!)

Did we do it? Listen in for a mad dash, pedal to the metal, breakneck speed race of geek!

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Comic Issues #243 – Batman’s Inferno

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Comic Issues #243 – Batman’s Inferno

This week the Tag Team Champions Anthony and Elizabeth step into the podcasting ring to bring to you some comic book recaps and reviews from the top rope!  Before they get there though Elizabeth talks about her review of Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven and interview with writer Brandon Easton (out tomorrow), and Anthony brings the disappointing news that Michael Bay’s Transformers is looking to go for four more films or more.

In this week’s news Zach Snyder and rumored to be talking to HBO about a Watchmen project, which feels more like a recipe for disappointment than it does a chance to explore more themes and stories.  In the other camp word is at ABC that a Damage Control half hour comedy is being considered, which may be exactly what comic book television needs.

On this week’s pull list is Inferno #5, Justice League #44, Ghost Racers #4, and Batman Annual #4.

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Comic Issues #242 – Weird comic books and geek TV (perfect weekend)

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Comic Issues #242 – Weird comic books and geek TV (perfect weekend)

The plan for this week was to talk about the Harvey Awards, Crane Con 2015, and the books we read this week. And we mostly did that! But we also kept getting derailed by all the geek TV we’re trying to watch, like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Doctor Who, Arrow, Flash, The Dollhouse, The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and Gotham.

But we eventually get back to Mythic #4, Fury #1, Years of Future Past #5, Grayson #12, and the excellently disturbing Gotham by Midnight #9, with art by the amazing Juan Ferreyra.

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Comics Issues #241 – Cover Spoilers

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Comics Issues #241 – Cover Spoilers

It’s Wednesday and time again for another geektastic edition episode of COMIC ISSUES! On this week’s newstand, it didn’t take long but after DC announced their “No Batgirling” approach to story telling, four and a half of their more peripheral books have been cancelled. Say goodbye to a favorite of ours Gotham by Midnight, along with Doom, Lobo, Justice League United, and Omega Men. Although Omega Men was only cancelled for a day or so before the raging tide of the Internet brought the book back from near death.

As for what’s in this week’s pull list, Anthony and Elizabeth recap and review Captain America: White #1, House of M #3, A-Force #4, Age of Apocalypse #4, Star Wars #9, All-New Hawkeye #5, Bizarro #4, and Darth Vader #9.

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