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Review: Marvel’s Captain America – Civil War Prelude

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Review: Marvel’s Captain America – Civil War Prelude

The new Captain America movie is doing really well, and I’ll most likely go to see it in a week or so, once the initial crush dies down a little. While I wait, I decided to check out Marvel’s new graphic novel Captain America – Civil War Prelude, collecting all four issues of the Civil War Prequel comics, plus the first issue of the 2006 Marvel Civil War storyline that inspired the movie.

If you’re a diehard fan of Captain America and Iron Man and/or you’re a completist who’s dedicated to having everything Marvel’s released for those two characters then this is a graphic novel for you. Everyone else? You’re better off just seeing the movies again.

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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 #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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Marvel Comics presents International Iron Man #1

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Marvel Comics presents International Iron Man #1

Iron Man goes global from Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. All-new series to be translated to reflect the languages of select countries worldwide

Tony Stark is establishing the entire world his base of operations and taking Iron Man internationally with the help of Brian Michael Bendis (Invincible Iron Man, Daredevil, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alex Maleev (Daredevil, Moon Knight) in the all-new Marvel series, INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN.

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12 All-New, All-Different Comics To Be Excited for

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12 All-New, All-Different Comics To Be Excited for

Similar to the War on Crime, the Secret Wars is on pace to never end; at least not any time soon. That won’t stop the next age of Marvel from showing comic book readers how many words they can fit into a header. Beginning October 7th, the All-New All-Different Age of Marvel begins with Avengers #0, All-New All-Different Point One #1, Doctor Strange #1, and Contest of Champions #1. These books will be setting the pace for the gaggle of books to follow over the next several months.

The immense selection can be daunting and with so many things changed it may be tough to figure out what’s worth risking your hard earned nerd-bucks on. Allow us to be your Samwise and help carry that burden for you. Here are 10 All-New All-Different Marvel books that we’re excited for… in no particular order.

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PREVIEW: Secret Wars: Armor Wars #1

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PREVIEW: Secret Wars: Armor Wars #1

THIS WEEK, suit up and strap in as the Secret Wars bring you to a tecno-utopia, with a dark and sinister secret! Marvel is pleased to present your new look at ARMOR WARS #1 – a brand new Secret Wars series from Eisner-award winning writer James Robinson and artist Marcio Takara! Deep in the heart of Battleworld lies Technopolis. A shining beacon of progress for all Battleworld to see. Full of science and wonder created by the two genius brothers – Tony and Arno Stark. Yet shadows fall over this armored paradise. A unique disease that forces EVERYONE to wear armor just to live and breathe! And when an unexpected murder strikes his domain, Baron Tony Stark must race against the clock to identify the culprit. But is he too late to stop more bodies from showing up? The mechanical murder mystery that will have readers guessing to the very last page kicks off this June in ARMOR WARS #1!

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Comics Issues #199 – The One Before 200

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Comics Issues #199 – The One Before 200

HAVE YOU SEEN THAT STAR WARS EPISODE VII TEASER!! Yeah, you probably have, but here it is again *Lightsaber Noise*.  This week Anthony and Elizabeth have full on nerdgasms over the just released teaser and all of its tri-saber, rollie droid, X-Wing water skimming goodness!!  The future is looking bright for a galaxy far far away!  Too bad for dinosaur theme parks aren’t having as good of a time.  The Jurassic World trailer also sent ripples through the glass of water that is this podcast.

We also read some comics…

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Comic Issues #197 – Rocket to the Comet

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Comic Issues #197 – Rocket to the Comet

Surely you already know that humans, the second greatest species on Earth, has landed a probe on the comet, Rosetta.  I’m sure it’s the talk about the town and the only thing people are talking about… wait, who’s fat ass did what now?  Well Anthony and Elizabeth are excited at this amazing technological event and this week the two get nerdy over Philae and dread the oncoming of the “Big One” that’ll destroy the West Coast.

Also this week we read Avengers / X-Men: AXIS #5, All-New Captain America #1, Superior Iron Man #1, and the greatest comic you’ll read all month (may year), Rocket Raccon #5.  Join in on the fun and find out why these were our favorite comics of last week.

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Review: Iron Man Vol. 2 – The Secret Origin of Tony Stark

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Review: Iron Man Vol. 2 – The Secret Origin of Tony Stark

San Diego Comic Con starts in two days, and the entire cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron will be there. To get us in the mood, lets review an Iron Man graphic novel, shall we?

At the start of Iron Man Volume 2, Tony Stark is literally flying high: saving an alien world from space pirates and being fawned over by beautiful alien women. By the end of the first issue, he’s rejected, arrested, and presumed guilty of deicide. By the end of the book he’s an accessory to genocide, in league with the person who put the genocide into motion, and most of what he knows about his origin may be a lie. It’s been a bad few days for Stark, and it looks like things are just getting started.

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