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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 #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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Review – Gotham Season 1

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Review – Gotham Season 1

While Comic Book movies have been all the rage, it’s good to see them finally making the transition to television. Marvel has Agents of Shield, DC is absolutely killing it with Arrow and the Flash. As we await Supergirl to make her grand appearance I felt it was time to catch up on a show I largely missed; Gotham season 1 makes its debut on Blu Ray – and I went on a binge watch. So how does Gotham stack up against other DC TV shows?

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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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Comic Issues #240 – Beating the Empire, Punching Bears

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Comic Issues #240 – Beating the Empire, Punching Bears

It’s a rapid-fire recap week as Anthony and Elizabeth try to power through a huge amount of comics: Star Wars: Shattered Empire #1, Civil War #4, Planet Hulk #5, Little Marvel AvX #4, Siege #3, 1602: Witch Hunter Angela #3, Batman #44, Prez #1 and #2, and Action Comics #44. Whew.

They also do a quick recap of Elizabeth’s trip to Yellowstone. (Spoilers: no bears were punched in the making of this podcast.)

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Comics Issues #239 – Who’s Asking for Fin Fang Foom?

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Comics Issues #239 – Who’s Asking for Fin Fang Foom?

Leland is back in the guest chair!  Visiting from the Movie Issues Studios while Elizabeth is vacationing with family in the scary woods (we suspect beating up bears), Leland joins forces with Anthony to get deep into a towering pile of comics.  Skipping news all together and getting right inbetween the panels, getting recapped this week is Mockingbird #1, Thors #3, House of M #2, Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde #3, Groot #4, DC Bombshells #2, the latest adventures from Midnighter, and talk briefly about Rasputin, Low, Crimson, and Captain America: Streets of Poison (where Red Skull and Kingpin fight in their underwear).

To find out more, you’ll just have to listen in…

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Comic Issues #238 – Batgirling and Zombies

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Comic Issues #238 – Batgirling and Zombies

It’s Science Week on Comic Issues! (Not really, we’re hardly scientists, we just thought it sounded cool.) Tune in for DC’s economic woes, superhero syphoning, brain sporks, go-bags, and touchless toilet technology.

We’re breaking down the news (such as it is) of DC’s two million dollar shortfall, Marvel’s cosplay covers, Superman’s timeline, Battleworld’s zombies, She-Hulk’s awesomeness, and Captain Marvel’s method for transporting mere humans across the ocean.

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Review: Fables issue 150 – “Farewell”

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Review: Fables issue 150 – “Farewell”

Vertigo released the final chapter of the Fables comic book in July. The series that started with the quirky idea of refugees from fairytales, folklore and nursery rhymes all living together in a community in New York City eventually turned into an epic that spanned dozens of mythologies, launched several spin-offs/mini-series, and had a literal cast of thousands (if you take into account all the wooden soldiers and background mundies, that is).

So how do you wrap up all the threads of a thirteen-year story and still answer many of the “So whatever happened to…” questions in a single issue? Simple: you give it at least a hundred more pages and turn issue 150 into Fables: Farewell, the 22nd and final graphic novel of the series.

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Cyborg #1 Review & Interview with David Walker

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Cyborg #1 Review & Interview with David Walker

Some characters in comics have to spend a long time in filling in the background of panels before they can step up to the big leagues.  Victor Stone has been one of DC’s most notable background characters for 25 years and probably best known as a major member of creator Marv Wolfman’s Teen Titans.  The technologically hybrid hero has been the prime example of the “outsider” character which has made him a favorite among young readers who have identified with him.  Now in a larger role as a founding member of the Justice League, Victor Stone is getting his own solo series by critically acclaimed writer, David F. Walker and DC’s resident artist superstar, Ivan Reis.

Issue #1 debuted just this week and it is already collecting high praise from the comic book community. Within just the first few pages the groundwork, it’s clear that Cyborg will be dealing with a lot more than a typical roster of throw-away villains. Vic Stone is the star of this book and David Walker is writing for the man more than he is the machine.

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SDCC 2015 – Anthony’s Cosplay Gallery

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SDCC 2015 – Anthony’s Cosplay Gallery

The greatest geek-culture event has come to an end and the itch is already beginning to creep in under our skin. Between the fantastic weather, the beautiful scenery and the mind blowing things to see, San Diego Comic-Con is the yearly, once in a lifetime experience that everyone has to see. The very life blood of the convention can only be the cosplayers that fill its veins with fandom. Unfortunately the amount of fans walking around draped in the colors of their favorite characters are far too many for any one person to photograph, but I did my best and here are all the photos I could fit into an iPhone.

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