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Get ready – Secret Wars: The Story So Far

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Get ready – Secret Wars: The Story So Far

It’s the story that has the whole world on the edge of its seat, the biggest Marvel event of all time. And on January 13 it all comes crashing down and births the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe. To get ready for this gargantuan battle royale, Marvel is excited to present “SECRET WARS: THE STORY SO FAR.”

In order to prepare for the cataclysmic and Battleworld-shaking chapter, recap the entire event with the help of Marvel.com host Lorraine Cink in Secret Wars: the Story So Far.

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Top 15 Comic Book Artists of 2015

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Top 15 Comic Book Artists of 2015

Just to add one more “Best Of 2015″ tally to the interwebs, I’m throwing in my “Top Comic Book Artists of 2015″ vote.

Let’s face it, Marvel walked away with this one. Battleworld blew the doors off the place, but pre-Secret Wars and All-New All-Different Marvel continue to make things difficult for any other publisher trying to get a foothold. (Het-hem, DC. Pay attention.)

But IDW was well-represented by Alex Milne and Livio Ramondelli. (No surprise if you know my undying Transformers love, despite Michael Bay’s atrocities.) And Stjepan Sejic’s Twitch and Adam Warren’s Empowered snuck in there too, but Adam’s art has had my love for the past (censored) years since I was in college, so that’s hardly fair.

Bearing that in mind, in no particular order, here’s my highly biased, totally subjective, “ooo look the numbers match,” Top 15 of 2015 Comic Book Artists of the Year.

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Comic Issues #249 – Catching up on Comics

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Comic Issues #249 – Catching up on Comics

This week Leland is back to sit with Anthony to kick back and reflect on the year in comics.  Beginning with Secret Wars and dancing through the singing hills of Marvel these two geeks gush over their favorite books and what’s still to come.  It’s all good vibes until the DC talk started and things got real sad and bitter as they have yet to create a world that’s inviting for new fans… or some old fans.  Listen in as two friends of 16 years kick back and talk comic shop before getting to major news at the end of the podcast.

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PREVIEW: Uncanny X-Men #600

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PREVIEW: Uncanny X-Men #600

TODAY, cap off this era of Marvel’s mutants with an epic bang.  Marvel is pleased to present your new look at UNCANNY X-MEN #600 – the finale of Brian Michael Bendis’ epic X-Men saga. Brought to life by A-list creators  – Uncanny X-Men #600 features 38 pages of new content from Stuart Immonen, Chris Bachalo, Sara Pichelli, David Marquez, Mahmud Asrar, Kris Anka and Frazer Irving – mutant history will be made! What will become of Scott Summers’ mutant revolution? What will become of the Jean Grey School and the New Xavier School? Find out as in this explosive final chapter! Be there as UNCANNY X-MEN #600 hits comic shops and digital devices NOW!

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Comic Issues #247 – The Return of the Quarantine!

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Comic Issues #247 – The Return of the Quarantine!

Anthony got rid of the plague! And promptly gave it to Ashley. (So generous of him, right?) The quarantine is still up at the House of Two Geeks, so Elizabeth skypes in from Starbase Wallace and we’ll hope the bug dies before it can ruin anyone else’s weekend.

To pass they time, they recap New Avengers #2, Angela: Queen of Hel #1, Chewbacca #2 and House of M #4, with the amazing art of Ario Anindito.

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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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Comic Issues #245 – RECORD BREAKERS!

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Comic Issues #245 – RECORD BREAKERS!

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, MY FRIENDS!! DUN-DUN-DUN!!  Okay, so maybe we’re being a little dramatic but after last week’s huge 10 comic book race against time, we decided it had to be done and we pushed ourselves one further.  That’s right! This week Comic Issues bring to you 11 comic books that were released on 10/14!

This week the pull list overflowed with A-Force #5, Chewbacca #1, Marvel Zombies #4, The New Avengers #1, I Hate Fairyland #1, Switch #1, Civil War #5, Guardian of the Galaxy #1, The Uncanny Avengers #1, Spider-Gwen #1, and the one that broke the record, Superman: Lois & Clark #1.  Ranging from heart breaking endings to confusing Post-Convergence beginnings, last week was a good week in comics.

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PREVIEW: Spider-Gwen #1

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PREVIEW: Spider-Gwen #1

Because you demanded it, the character that took the world by storm is back and she’s better than ever for a brand-new ongoing series this October! Marvel is pleased to present your first look at SPIDER-GWEN #1 – coming to you from the red-hot creative team of Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi! Now is your chance to jump in with a clean entry point into Marvel’s breakout sensation of the year! The answers you’ve been waiting for are here: the secret history of Gwen Stacy & Peter Parker revealed! Someone out there has recreated Peter’s Lizard formula. The same formula that mutated him, branded Gwen a fugitive and ultimately cost Peter his life. Gwen WILL NOT let that happen to anyone else – no matter the cost. But with NYPD Captain Frank Castle and the Kingpin of Crime Matt Murdock still on her trail, that won’t be so easy. Plus, the introduction of Norman Osborn and Harry Osborn. What could possibly go wrong? The next epic chapter of Gwen Stacy’s life is about to begin. And you won’t want to miss the bombastic debut as she swings into comic shops once more in SPIDER-GWEN #1!

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Comic Issues #244 – Beat the Clock: Ten Titles Under the Wire

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Comic Issues #244 – Beat the Clock: Ten Titles Under the Wire

We’re going for a record this episode: it’s the first week of the All-New All-Different Marvel titles and it’s also the final issue of several Battleworld series. What does that mean? It means we had ten books we wanted to talk about this week, twice our usual number, and we can’t do a two-hour episode. (Well we could, but we won’t do that to you. You’re welcome.)

Rather than just drop a book or two off the list (never!) we laced up our running shoes and got out the stopwatch: ten books, five minutes a book, no more. Trying to get through *deep breath* Doctor Strange #1, Old Man Logan #5, Secret Wars #6, Invincible Iron Man #1, 1602: Witch Hunter Angela #4, Groot #5, Avengers #0, Marvel Point One, Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #4, and Amazing Spider-Man #1. (whew!)

Did we do it? Listen in for a mad dash, pedal to the metal, breakneck speed race of geek!

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Disney Infinity 3.0 Expansion Packs and Beyond

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Disney Infinity 3.0 Expansion Packs and Beyond

It’s been a few months since the Disney Interactive release of Disney Infinity 3.0, and the new game system is being called one of the best family entertainment games ever. And frankly, it is. Having spent hours and hours playing the new Star Wars games or just building worlds to add to the online community, Disney Interactive really has stepped up their game and brought home something amazing and very unique. So with that, I felt it was time to check in with all the new Toy Box Expansion Packs and some of the new figures coming soon for the holiday season!

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