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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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Comic Issues #229 – DC & Image gain some ground

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Comic Issues #229 – DC & Image gain some ground

This week the crew talks about some DC books..that they actually enjoyed! It’s the end times!! But seriously, DC had a couple decent ones this week. After that they mention books from Image, and Boom! (and Marvel of course), so they’re all over the place this episode. (This week’s header image is from Image’s Mythic #2, artwork by John McCrea.)

Also, San Diego Comic-Con 2015 begins in one week! Make sure to check in with pixelatedgeek.com every day, we’ll have continuing coverage of panels, exclusives, off-site events, cosplay, and more!

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Comic Issues #227 – Attacks on comics (and Marvel’s still winning)

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Comic Issues #227 – Attacks on comics (and Marvel’s still winning)

This week we throw down another metric ton of recaps as Marvel’s Battleworld is STILL coming out on top; we still haven’t found an issue we don’t like. DC is not having that much luck, but we didn’t hate Starfire.

First though we talk about the recent protest against comics, where a student and her family want four classic graphic novels eradicated from a college’s curriculum and campus. Does she have a leg to stand on? Does nudity ever have a place in comics? And what exactly do you mean by porn, can you get really specific on that one?

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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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