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Comic Issues #226 – SO. MANY. COMICS.

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Comic Issues #226 – SO. MANY. COMICS.

Welcome back to another astounding edition of the Comic Issues Podcast where we read a bunch of comics and the spoil the hell out of them, so… warning.

This week Anthony returns to the host throne and heavy is the head that wears the crown (…oh for crying out loud – Elizabeth) as the first book on this week’s stack is the finale to Convergence. Finally over, Anthony and Elizabeth look back over the last 8 weeks and reflect on what they put themselves through, and then they get to the good books. The Secret Wars train rolls on like an unstoppable force of amazing writing and excellent artwork, beginning with Giant-Size Little Marvel: AvX #1 and chugging along with Battleworld #2, X-Tinction Agenda #1, Years of Future Past #1, and Secret Wars #3.  Not to be completely overrun we check in with the first wave of new books from DC with Bizarro #1 and Bat-mite #1, as well as checking in with the Man of Steel himself with Action Comics #41!

SO. MANY. BOOKS. this week!!  And we’re still kicking off the podcast with some of the latest news out of Special Edition: NYC from Marvel.  You gotta hear it to believe it!

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Comic Issues #225 – All the first issues!

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Comic Issues #225 – All the first issues!

With Anthony out of town this week, Elizabeth convinced Leland from Movie Issues to come aboard and drop some comic knowledge (he didn’t take much convincing.) It’s a potpourri of first-issues this week as they discuss Secret Wars Journal #1, Old Man Logan #1, Inferno #1, Fight Club 2 #1, and Mythic #1. They also talk a little Convergence (but not very enthusiastically) and Leland gives us some insider info he picked up regarding DC’s plans for the future.

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Comic Issues #223 – Thor Reveals the Converging War

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Comic Issues #223 – Thor Reveals the Converging War

After some technical difficulty Anthony and Elizabeth take a second shot this week at bringing to you the biggest of last weeks comics and the what’s been happening on the internet with CBS’s Supergirl series.

First up the Supergirl trailer hit the inter-tubes last week to both excitement and disappointment.  The 6 minute “First Look” has people damning the Greg Berlanti (Flash, Arrow) show for its first 3 minutes playing the paint by numbers game that every formulaic romantic comedy follows.  From carrying her bosses coffee with an unassuming ponytail, to a co-worker awkwardly asking her on a date fans seemed mostly angry, but your podcast heroes are here to explain why you should be excited.

Also this week, Convergence #7 shows signs of improvement after 7 previous issues of boring, Secret Wars #2 sinks its teeth deeper into your podcasting heroes, and the secret identity of the new Thor is finally revealed in Thor #8 (we were almost right!).

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Comic Issues #222 – Ultron’s Secret Wars

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Comic Issues #222 – Ultron’s Secret Wars

This week we flip the format to keep you unspoiled: we’re going to break down Age of Ultron into teeny tiny controversial pieces, but we save that for the last half of the podcast to be safe. There’s some serious discussions about whether or not Whedon’s characters are sexist, and some serious geekgasms over our favorite scenes. Especially that scene. You know which one we mean.

In the first half we look at the latest issues of Convergence (with very little idea of what’s going on anymore) and then geek the heck out over the first issue of Secret Wars.

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Comic Issues #220 – Reveals and Revelations

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Comic Issues #220 – Reveals and Revelations

This week both DC and Marvel dropped interesting chunks of knowledge on the nerds: we got to see the first official image of Jared Leto as Joker, and Bobby “Iceman” Drake came out as gay. Join the Comic Issues crew as they break down both reveals; what they liked and what they thought was pretty damn stupid. (Spoilers: we’re totally cool with Bobby being gay.)

Along the way they also discuss Angel’s new wings, Convergence #3 (…speaking of things we thought were stupid…) and Star Wars #4.

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Comic Issues #218 – from Daredevil to Deadpool

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Comic Issues #218 – from Daredevil to Deadpool

It’s a huge chimichanga of awesome this week as Anthony and Elizabeth build a very complicated podcast: they start out with a smidge of the first Daredevil episode, add in a little Archangel, the Thing, Vision, and Yellow Jacket, pour in the weirdness that is Convergence, sprinkle on a little Hawkeye and Darth Vader, and finish up with a big bite of the Death of Deadpool. And now we’re hungry.
For awesome.
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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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