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Review: Logan

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Review: Logan

James Mangold’s Logan is the definitive Wolverine movie. Subdued, mature, contemplative and brutal, Logan arguably could be called the best X-Men movie, period. It’s Hugh Jackman’s tenth on screen portrayal of Wolverine, three in his own personal films. This marks the end of an era; we watch Jackman and Patrick Stewart bow out, as their time as X-Men comes to close. What could have been another throw away comic book movie ends up having more in common with a John Wayne western than a mutant laced action flick. This is by far one of the best comic book movies to date and will go down in history as such.

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Superhero Sworn in to City Council

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Superhero Sworn in to City Council

A recent Washington Post article, written by Cleve Wootson, highlighted the swearing in ceremony of Lan Diep. Diep donned his replica Captain America shield as he took his oath of office as a member of San Jose’s City Council. This true nerd and collector of all the nerdy things stated that “There are few opportunities for a grown, adult lawyer to whip out things that some people would choose to classify as toys. So they’ve languished in my closet, safe from scratches, thieves and those who would mercilessly mock me.” Awe, Lan Diep, we would never mock you. We commend you! Stay Nerdy!

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Review – The Complete Marvel Cosmos: With Notes by the Guardians of the Galaxy

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Review – The Complete Marvel Cosmos: With Notes by the Guardians of the Galaxy

Have you been wishing you could just get away lately? Take a trip somewhere far away? I mean really far away? You’re in luck; Hidden Universe Travel Guides has released the Complete Marvel Cosmos, a travel guide that gives you tips and tricks for some of the best destinations in the Marvel Universe, from the Savage Land all the way to Svartalfheim. And your copy is extra special, because the Guardians of the Galaxy got ahold of it first and scribbled all kinds of notes in it.

Seriously, the writing in this book is already more interesting than what you’d usually get from a fictional guide book, but the quips and insults the Guardians keep throwing at each other are what makes it brilliant.

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Marcel Comics’ “Ms. Marvel” Encourages Everyone to Vote

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Marcel Comics’ “Ms. Marvel” Encourages Everyone to Vote

Marvel Comics’ “Ms. Marvel” Encourages Everyone to Vote
Kamala Khan, a.k.a. Ms. Marvel wants YOU to Embiggen Your Voice

 

New York, NY—November 4, 2016— It’s election season in the United States and Marvel wants to remind everyone that they have one of the greatest powers there is – the ability to vote! And who better to champion this ability than Marvel’s breakout Super Hero, Ms. Marvel.

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Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton Play Jenga!!

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Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton Play Jenga!!

So Sherlock and the White Witch played a little game of Jenga as part of the press circuit for Doctor Strange. It was twenty-four glorious minutes. Fan questions were written on the tiles (or bricks as Benedict kept calling them). Watching them answer those questions just made me squeal. I personally am always in awe of how intelligent these two are and to have them together talking about French writers and the Theory of Relativity almost made me faint. I am going to go fan myself while you guys watch the youtube video!  Have fun!

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NYCC 2016 – New Marvel by Her Universe Fashion Collection

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NYCC 2016 – New Marvel by Her Universe Fashion Collection

New Marvel By Her Universe Fashion Collection Launches
at New York Comic Con and Hot Topic

Empower Your Wardrobe with New Designs Inspired by Some of Your Favorite Marvel Heroes

Fans at New York Comic Con will have the opportunity to get their hands on a coveted new Marvel fashion collection created by Her Universe. The groundbreaking fangirl fashion company and lifestyle brand will present the collection, inspired by some of the most popular and powerful Marvel female Super Heroes, in the Her Universe/Hot Topic pop-up shop located within the Official ReedPOP Supply Co. Store at New York Comic Con. New York Comic Con is being held October 6-9 at the Javits Center in New York City. Fans unable to attend New York Comic Con can purchase the spectacular Marvel designs exclusively at select Hot Topic stores and online at Hottopic.com.

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Binary System Podcast #52 – Ramble Some More Ramblings

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Binary System Podcast #52 – Ramble Some More Ramblings

No Welcome To Night Vale recap this week, since the Binary System Podcast duo has been traveling all over time and space this month. Well, all over space anyway. Okay, we each spent a week in Florida visiting the ‘rents. The point is, we’re tired.

Not too tired, since we were able to read the latest issues of Tranformers MTMTE and Marvel’s Civil War II (warning: massive spoilers and speculations on our part to follow), and then watch The Night Manager series, the last season of Hannibal, a tiny bit of X-Men: Apocalypse, and the first two episodes of season two of Broadchurch (ouch, not sure how much more of that we can watch.)

And then Netflix had to go release the next seasons of Luther and Penny Dreadful, so now we’ve got even more to catch up on so we can talk about it on this podcast. It’s a tough job blah blah somebody’s got to blah blah so on and so forth.

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Review: Doctor Strange – Strange Origin

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Review: Doctor Strange – Strange Origin

Are you ready for the Doctor Strange movie in November? Are you? ‘CAUSE I SURE AM. 

While we wait, I decided to check out the Doctor Strange: Strange Origin graphic novel that Marvel released this month. Although when you get right down to it, 99% of this is a re-release since it’s a repackaging of Greg Pak and Emma Rios’s Doctor Strange: Season One graphic novel, with the first issue of the latest ongoing Doctor Strange comic tacked on to the end. 

The 2012 Season One storyline follows most of the usual highlights about Doctor Strange’s origin, but adds a new dimension to his relationship with the character of Wong. Traditionally portrayed as Strange’s loyal servant, Wong appears in this story as a rival student of the Ancient One, and he’s not happy about Stephen Strange being admitted as a student as well. He also doesn’t trust Strange when the two of them are roped into a quest for three powerful relics that could give their owner the power of the mystical Vishanti.

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Binary System #50 – Fifty Episodes. Still no plan.

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Binary System #50 – Fifty Episodes. Still no plan.

It’s the 50th episode of Binary System Podcast! What do we have planned? Absolutely nothing! Seriously, are you surprised? After 50 episodes if you think we’ve got a game plan we’d like to talk to you about this section of prime real estate in the Everglades, lovely spot, we’ll just need your credit card number…

Seriously though, we tackled this episode with all the randomness we could put behind it, and jumped from Penny Dreadful to Stranger Things, Mr. Robot, the Foreigner Series, Game of Thrones, the Craft Sequence, Neil Gaiman, Chuck Palahniuk, prom night, Civil War 2, time travel, the Thessaliad, Sins of the Wreckers, Transformers that break, and being surprisingly girly about it. Don’t judge.

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