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Comic Issues #207 – Secret Convergence

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Comic Issues #207 – Secret Convergence

Spring is on the horizon, along with it birds, bees, hollow chocolate eggs with sugary heaven inside, and the beginning of both DC and Marvel’s big world changing event.  On the 30 year anniversary of Crisis on Infinite Earths DC is releasing Convergence, while Marvel dusts off their old favorite Secret Wars.  Stripped down to their bare bones, both events appear to be eerily similar, like Volcano and Dante’s Peak, but really they’re more like Armageddon and Deep Impact.  Here to explain the differences and help prepare you for the oncoming storm, your podcasting heroes Anthony and Elizabeth breakdown how these two major stories could effect the future line ups of both comic book stables.

Together they also fawn over the snowy landscape of Rocket Raccoon #7 and examine the life of Damian Wayne after his death, in Batman & Robin #38.   No matter what dimension you’re from or what timeline you’ve been plucked out of this podcast is for YOU!

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Night Vale Recap: Episode 60 “Water Failure”

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Night Vale Recap: Episode 60 “Water Failure”

At Night Vale Radio they report the absolute more important, ground breaking news first: there’s no water at the station so nobody can make coffee! Oh, and also there’s multiple suns in the sky burning everything to the ground. AND NO COFFEE.

Join the twins as they recap Welcome to Night Vale episode 60, “Water Failure.”

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Comic Issues #206 – The Podcasters’ Podcast

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Comic Issues #206 – The Podcasters’ Podcast

It’s Comic Issues, so of course we’re going to talk about comics. But this week we also wanted to give a nod towards some of the podcasts we’ve tried out lately.

We talked about Battlecast, where your favorite geek icons battle it out with a few beers thrown in, and mentioned TransMissions, Radio Free Cybertron, and Twincast (all Transformers podcasts, heavy on the toy knowledge.) Andre at Black Nerd Comedy also gets a nod, because he’s hilarious and awesome. Monster Island Resort is great for the horror-philes, and Midlife Crisis Task Force is fun and they need to come back from hiatus. Plus we mentioned the Nerdist and how we’d fight for their honor even if they’re clearly doing just fine on their own.

After that we get to the comics, and break down Marvel’s triumphant return to Star Wars. Then we talk Gotham by Midnight, Batman and Robin #37, and the one-shot Robin Rises, and try to answer the question: is Robin flying, or just falling really awkwardly?

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Comic Issues #205 – Ant-Memetic

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Comic Issues #205 – Ant-Memetic

Mark the calendars, DC Comics has impressed your favorite geeky podcaster this week with the news of both the Vixen digitally animated show coming to The CW and Tanya Spears, the new African-American Power Girl.  Kudos to the much criticized publication, but will it pan out for the fans, time will have to tell with that one.

Not to be missed though, Marvel takes the cake with the release of both the ant-sized Ant-Man teaser, only to be later followed by the human-sized Ant-Man trailer (SO MANY HYPHENS!).   Listen in as the podcasting  duo debate the merits and faults of our first look at Marvel’s next solo superhero film.

Also this week Ant-Man #1, Memetic #3, Legendary StarLord #7, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1, and Transformers: Timelines #10 all get reviewed for both quality and awesomeness.

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Night Vale Recap: Episode 59 “Antiques”

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Night Vale Recap: Episode 59 “Antiques”

Breaking news, Night Vale listeners: the Antiques have escaped! (…or did they…) Packs of feral antiques are now roaming the streets, and you know how dangerous and unpredictable they are. Oh, and Carlos makes a visit, but he’s non-corporeal, so probably safe.

Join the twins as they recap Welcome to Night Vale episode 59, “Antiques.”

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Comic Issues #203 – The Legend of AXIS

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Comic Issues #203 – The Legend of AXIS

As the year comes to an end, so does Marvel’s AXIS event.  The bad guys are good again and the good guys have gone back to being bad with almost everyone back to normal with little to no consequences, but that’s how it is these days with the all too frequent major comic events.  Too often the hype doesn’t match the pay off and readers get caught up in an never ending loop of excitement to disappointment and back to excitement again.  Will the next event finally be the story to to make up for so many duds?

This week while Elizabeth is away for the holiday with family, the one and only Sara Winchester from the Villainous Lair has come to keep the female quota equal.  With the air time and opportunity Anthony gets to learn all about The Legend of Korra and why fans love it so much.

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Comic Issues #202: Axis, Joker, and Fatal Memes

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Comic Issues #202: Axis, Joker, and Fatal Memes

Happy Christmas Eve from the Comic Issues crew, if you’re celebrating it. If you’re not, happy podcast day!

Take a break from any holiday craziness with some comics, as Anthony and Elizabeth break down Axis: Avengers vs. X-Men issues 7 and 8, Batman issue 37, and the deadly sloth of Memetic part 2. They also discuss the Hobbit, Southernisms, and the #@!$&*% joys of pet ownership.

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Night Vale Recap: Episode 58 “Monolith”

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Night Vale Recap: Episode 58 “Monolith”

It’s the last Welcome To Night Vale episode of 2014! (By a staggering coincidence it’s also the last Night Vale recap of 2014, how bout that?) Night Vale loves to celebrate the holidays, and by “celebrate” we mean “protest the mysterious monolith that has appeared in front of city hall, or protest the protestors, or get dragged off by the Sheriff’s Secret Police.” You know, the usual.

Join the twins as they recap Welcome to Night Vale Episode 58, “Monolith.”

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Comic Issues #201: Star Lord Gotham’s Assassin

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Comic Issues #201: Star Lord Gotham’s Assassin

This week your favorite Podcasting Duo catch their breath after last week’s live 200th podcast super-show and catch up on some comics.  When the dust settled on the microphones their three favorites rose to the top of the stack.  Legendary Star Lord #6 is the funniest, bestest, worst date in the galaxy as Peter and Kitty try to make the long distance work and for Anthony and Elizabeth to cringe at how badly the Star Lord bungles thing up.  Another rare appearance for the podcast, a DC title sneaks into the spotlight with Detective Comics #37 serving as a great jumping on point for the book and the art and story by podcast favorite Francis Manapul and Brian Buccalleto have us both interested in what’s to come from the Bat Book that isn’t Scott Snyder’s.

All this plus the latest Mad Max trailer, the Steven Colbert Report interview with Smaug, and more of the normal geeking out you love so much.

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