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SDCC 2016 – Toys and Collectibles

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SDCC 2016 – Toys and Collectibles

One of the best parts about SDCC is that all the companies get together and show off all their new and upcoming “stuff”. You know, all the new toys and collectibles that clutter our shelves. And this year was no exception. So please check out some of the new awesome collectibles coming from Sideshow, DC Direct, Hasbro, Mattel and Entertainment Earth.  Read On

Review: Doctor Strange – The Way of the Weird

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Review: Doctor Strange – The Way of the Weird

Elizabeth over at Binary System Podcast has been trying to get me to read the latest Doctor Strange series almost since it first came out last October. I finally ran out of excuses when I stumbled over the gorgeous hardback graphic novel Doctor Strange – The Way of the Weird, collecting the first five issues of the series written by Jason Aaron (Star Wars, The Mighty Thor, Avengers vs. X-Men), with art by Chris Bachalo (Uncanny X-Men, plus a couple dozen other X-titles).

Don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with the character; Aaron gives you a quick history of the surgeon-turned-Sorcerer-Surpreme on the first page, and then throws you into a gloriously insane world of magic and monsters that’s hidden from most “normal” humans.

Ever since starting his new life as a sorcerer, Doctor Strange has been operating as something of a supernatural troubleshooter, driving out magical infestations from his home in Manhattan. But there are rumors that there’s something out there worse than alien parasites or demonic nightmares. And whatever it is, it’s getting closer, right when Strange is starting to realize that the price of using magic may be a lot higher than he can pay.

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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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Review – Captain America: Civil War

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Review – Captain America: Civil War

I just got back from Captain America: Civil War and wanted to write a review while it was still fresh in my brain. I really liked it, and I definitely thought it was worth the wait.

That’s it. Goodnight everybody!

Kidding. It’d be a pretty boring review if I didn’t have at least a couple minor quibbles. But honestly, not as many quibbles as I thought I’d have: this one was hyped half to death, and it stood up to the hype better than I expected.

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Binary System Podcast #35 – WTNV #87 “The Trial of Hiram McDaniels”

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Binary System Podcast #35 – WTNV #87 “The Trial of Hiram McDaniels”

The long awaited trial of Hiram McDaniels has finally arrived. Aaaand now it’s done. That was fast.

We didn’t get to see much of the trial (Mayor Cardinal took the charge to “Tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth” a little too seriously, and they had to clear the courtroom), but the results were exactly what we WEREN’T expecting. Justice in Night Vale isn’t for wimps. Or anybody, really.

And weirdly, on the eve of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War we somehow ended up giving a little love to DC and the handful of shows and animations that they’ve done well. This was after we made snarky comments about Batman v Superman and Convergence, but the love got in there eventually.

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Disney Infinity: MARVEL Battlegrounds

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Disney Infinity: MARVEL Battlegrounds

Hey there gamers and Disney Infinity fans alike, it’s time to check back in with all the new Disney Infinity products that have come out since the Star Wars: The Force Awakens release last holiday season. Zootopia is already a huge hit, The Jungle Book is right around the corner, and it’s only one month till Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. So many geek things happening! Lets dive in shall we?

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Marvel releases Civil War II teasers

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Marvel releases Civil War II teasers

Coming this June, the new Civil War begins in the Marvel Universe. Once I found out it was a Brian Bendis/David Marquez book I was ready to spend all the money on it (check out the first few issues of Invincible Iron Man if you want to see what I mean.)

Now Marvel’s released two new teaser images from Jim Cheung, letting us know a little more about who’s on whose side. Click the jump for the teaser images and a few words from Marvel about Civil War II.

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Preview: Black Panther #1

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Preview: Black Panther #1

A new era dawns for Wakanda and its ruler, T’Challa! Marvel is proud to offer your new look at BLACK PANTHER #1 written by national correspondent for The Atlantic, MacArthur Genius, and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) and illustrated by living legend Brian Stelfreeze, Black Panther “A Nation Under Our Feet” is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther’s struggle to do right by his people as their ruler.

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