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Review: Thor: Ragnarok

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Review: Thor: Ragnarok

Well, it’s been about four months so it’s time for Marvel Studios to release another movie. This time Thor is back for his third solo feature film: Thor: Ragnarok. Directed by Taika Waititi once again staring Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, it’s another super action, over-the-top comic book movie with all the right moving parts to make one epic ride of pure fun.

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Review: Norse Mythology – by Neil Gaiman

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Review: Norse Mythology – by Neil Gaiman

Elizabeth and I are going to try something different with this review. Obviously the two of us are huge Neil Gaiman fans, and we both read his Norse Mythology pretty much on the same day that it came out. (It’s a very fast read.) Since we couldn’t decide who should write up a review, we decided to have a discussion about the book (and the myths, and various things that the book reminded us of) via instant messenger, and then post highlights of the conversation here. Click the jump for the full transcript.
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Review: The Gospel of Loki

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Review: The Gospel of Loki

I don’t wish to brag, but really, folks, the day that I don’t have a plan is the day Hel freezes over.

There are a lot of stories about the Norse god Loki, his jokes, his mean-spirited pranks, his betrayals followed by begging for mercy and then secretly plotting revenge. But they’ve all been a little one-sided since we don’t get to see the stories from his point of view.

Until now.

Fans of the Marvel movies take note, the trickster in Joanne M. Harris’s The Gospel of Loki is not the adopted Odinson and tortured soul as played by Tom Hiddleston. This is the Loki from the original Norse mythology: red-haired, wild-eyed, self-serving agent of Chaos, father of Fenris and mother (you heard me) of Odin’s eight-legged horse Sleipnir. Loki gives us a first-person account here of all the best known Norse myths, telling what really happened and how he’s honestly not entirely to blame for how it all went down. For the most part. Really.

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Comic Issues #237 – Nerd-Con 2015 LIVE!

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Comic Issues #237 – Nerd-Con 2015 LIVE!

This week Anthony and Elizabeth travel up the treacherous Interstate 15 to complete their perilously long 20 mile journey to be at part of Nerd-Con 2015. They didn’t travel alone though, joined by Leland, host of Movie Issues, and Jordan Pollock, host of the Pixel Clicks Podcast, the quantum quartet took to the stage at Nerd-Con to talk all about themselves and the many podcasts that PixelatedGeek.com including Binary Sysetem Podcast Two Geeks and a Podcast!

That’s not all as we also got a brief but fun interview with the much admired cosplayer, Loki Hates Youfollowing the live show. Together Anthony and Loki talk about karaoke, cosplay, and why geek is the best business to be in. (Also a brief guest appearance by “Tom Hiddleston”)

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Preview: Loki: Agent of Asgard #1

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Preview: Loki: Agent of Asgard #1

Old God—New Trickster! Marvel is pleased to present your first look at LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #1 from the spellbinding creative team of Al Ewing (Mighty Avengers) and Lee Garbett (X-O Manowar, Batgirl). LOKI is back and craftier than ever as the All-Mother’s secret weapon against Asgardia’s strangest threats. With his serpent’s tongue, debonair charm, and taste for the uncanny, there’s no assignment Loki won’t take—including the untimely stabbing of THOR! The surprises only start here for the Prince of Lies, as the most conniving corners of the Marvel Universe are blown open this February in LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #1!

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Movie Issues: Thor: The Dark World

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Movie Issues: Thor: The Dark World

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is back again, and this time they’re bringing Thor into his second solo adventure: Thor: The Dark World, directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones, The Sopranos) and staring Chris Hemsworth as the titular hero, along with his scheming demigod half-brother Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston. Bringing back the entire cast from part one, they all join Thor in this new tale as he tries the stop the Dark Elves from destroying the universe. All this combines into one hell of a great movie that is thrilling, funny, action-packed, and one of the most entertaining movies of the year.

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