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PREVIEW: Thor Annual #1

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PREVIEW: Thor Annual #1

This week, star-studded creators unite to bring you three thunderous stories that should not be missed in THOR ANNUAL #1! Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside this highly anticipated issue featuring the can’t miss lineup of CM Punk, Rob Guillory, Noelle Stevenson, Marguerite Sauvage, Jason Aaron and Timothy Truman!

First, wrestling superstar CM Punk makes his comic writing debut alongside Chew artist Rob Guillory for a tale of the brash, boisterous young Thor and his attempt to beat the devil at his own game – by drinking him under the table!

Then, rising comic stars Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes) and Marguerite Sauvage (Sensational Comics) make their Marvel debuts to bring you an all-new tale of the new Thor! Who is the mysterious woman behind the mask? No one in all Ten Realms knows her secret, but the Warriors Three are determined to find out!

Finally, blockbuster Thor writer Jason Aaron and legendary artist Timothy Truman bring you an all-new tale set in the future starring King Thor! Join the Girls of Thunder on their epic quest to find their grandfather the perfect birthday present. How about a brand new Garden of Eden?

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PREVIEW: Spider-Gwen #1

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PREVIEW: Spider-Gwen #1

This WEDNESDAY, Marvel’s newest, sensational spider-woman is coming back to comic shops in the highly anticipated SPIDER-GWEN #1! Spinning directly out of the pages of the Amazing Spider-Man’s SPIDER-VERSE and the red-hot, sold-out Edge of Spider-Verse #2, is a new ongoing series that already has the whole comic industry buzzing! Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi all return to chronicle the adventures of the breakout character of 2014!

She’s Gwen Stacy. She’s smart, tough, and charming. She drums in a punk rock band and goes to high school just like you. Only she can lift a car and has spider powers! Just don’t tell her father, NYPD Police Chief George Stacy! But you knew all that already! What you don’t know is Gwen is back home following the events of Spider-Verse and you won’t believe what she’s got waiting for her!

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PREVIEW: Silk #1

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PREVIEW: Silk #1

THIS WEEK, straight from the pages of Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Verse comes a brand new ongoing series starring the newest heroine of the Marvel Universe. Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at SILK #1, the new series by writer Robbie Thompson (writer for TV’s Supernatural) and rising star artist Stacey Lee!

Cindy Moon exploded out of her bunker and into the Marvel Universe in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man and she never looked back. Bitten by the same radioactive spider that gave Peter Parker his powers on that fateful day, she’s spent her years locked away in a bunker, safe from the threat of Morlun and the Inheritors. Since then, she’s saved Peter Parker’s life (more than once), fought alongside Spider-Woman, braved the Spider-Verse and more!

“Cindy fascinates me,” says series writer Robbie Thompson, in an interview with Marvel.com. “She gave up 10 years of her life and the world moved on without her. What does that do to a person?”

Now, Cindy is back in New York City, patrolling it’s rooftops as SILK! And she’s going to make up for lost time. Searching for her past, defining her own future, and webbing wrong-doers along the way. Now is your chance to hop on board one of the slickest new launches of 2015 as SILK #1 swings in to comic shops this week!

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Why Marvel Should Kill Spider-Man

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Why Marvel Should Kill Spider-Man

Last week’s announcement of Sony and Marvel Studios finally coming together will go down in the history books for sure, and may even pave the way for other wayward franchises to find their way back home. Since his creation by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1962, the wall crawler has been a major part of nearly every Marvel milestone to date. Even Marvel’s current movie success has ol’ Web-Head to thank with his 2001 blockbuster Spider-Man when it blew the door open for more comic book movies to come. So it would be crazy to turn our back on all of that and kill Peter Parker, right?

No, that makes now the perfect time to KILL PETER PARKER!

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PREVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy #24

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PREVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy #24

This February, the hunt is on as the Guardians of the Galaxy and the X-Men square off against hordes of cosmic foes in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #24 – chapter 2 of the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex crossover! Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis and All-New Young Gun artist Valerio Schiti bring you the next out-of-this-world chapter in the highly anticipated crossover event! The Guardians have successfully recovered the Black Vortex – the ancient and powerful artifact able to imbue its users with untold cosmic power. But with Mr. Knife, Thane, and Knife’s Slaughter Squad hot on their tail, their only option for gaining the upper hand may be to use the Black Vortex itself! But no power comes without a price – and the cost of the using the Black Vortex is steep. Will the temptation of its power be too much for the Guardians and the X-Men to handle? Find out as the Black Vortex crossover continues in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #24!

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Comic Issues #209 – 4 Years of Good Geekin’

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Comic Issues #209 – 4 Years of Good Geekin’

Four years ago we set out to create a podcast that captured the very essence of friends hanging out and talking about any geeky thing that came to mind.  This week marks our anniversary of our momentous birth and like any other humble podcast we threw ourselves a big party!

For our Birthday DC gave us the announcement of their New NEW 52, Marvel gave us an Avengers book staring an all female cast, and we got ourselves some booze.  With glasses full of cider and Guinness, Anthony and Elizabeth look back over recent comic book news, tangent in every direction, and pair up beers with famous comic book characters, thanks to an articles by Quirk Books.

Listen in and see what you missed from our live Birthday Party!

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Marvel and Sony have Teamed Up for Spider-man Movie!

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Marvel and Sony have Teamed Up for Spider-man Movie!

Since the Sony Hack, rumblings of Spider-man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) have been making the needles on the geeky Richtor scale wiggle with anticipation.  Despite the vague denials by both houses no one could shake the spider-sense that this was real and that it was only a matter of time before Sony, owner of the Spider-Man movie rights, and Marvel Entertainment, owner of Spider-man, would come together to make the fans happy.

Today is that day, true believer.

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PREVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha #1

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PREVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha #1

Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. What would you give up in your quest for power? What if it cost you your very soul? This February, those questions and more will be answered in Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha #1, the first chapter in an epic, out of this world crossover through Guardians of the Galaxy, All-New X-Men, Legendary Star-Lord, Cyclops, Captain Marvel, Nova and Guardians Team-Up! From superstar creators Sam Humphries, Ed McGuinness and Kris Anka comes the opening salvo in an epic cosmic war!

The Black Vortex – an ancient and powerful artifact has been uncovered in the far reaches of the cosmos. With the power to grant its user untold, it is coveted by some of the most nefarious forces in the galaxy. Thane and the villainous Mr. Knife plan to use its power to unleash terror upon the galaxy, and only a small band of heroes stand in their way.

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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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THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END!!

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THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END!!

Comic book fans flipped their lids Tuesday as Marvel announced THE END OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE! during their press conference.  Though usually this kind of talk is just hype for Marvel, this time around their next event, Secret Wars, appears to be some next level bonkers stuff.  Beginning in May with Secret Wars #1 the original Marvel 616 universe will be no more along with every variant Marvel Universe including the Ultimate Universe, Age of Apocalypse, Marvel Zombies,  etc.  Each will be combined into a new larger and interconnected world for the length of the event that’ll be known as BATTLEWORLD!

“Once we hit Secret Wars #1, there is no Marvel Universe, Ultimate Universe, or any other. It’s all Battleworld.”
-Tom Brevoort, Marvel’s Senior Vice-President of Publishing and Executive Editor

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