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Comic Issues #242 – Weird comic books and geek TV (perfect weekend)

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Comic Issues #242 – Weird comic books and geek TV (perfect weekend)

The plan for this week was to talk about the Harvey Awards, Crane Con 2015, and the books we read this week. And we mostly did that! But we also kept getting derailed by all the geek TV we’re trying to watch, like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Doctor Who, Arrow, Flash, The Dollhouse, The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and Gotham.

But we eventually get back to Mythic #4, Fury #1, Years of Future Past #5, Grayson #12, and the excellently disturbing Gotham by Midnight #9, with art by the amazing Juan Ferreyra.

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Comics Issues #241 – Cover Spoilers

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Comics Issues #241 – Cover Spoilers

It’s Wednesday and time again for another geektastic edition episode of COMIC ISSUES! On this week’s newstand, it didn’t take long but after DC announced their “No Batgirling” approach to story telling, four and a half of their more peripheral books have been cancelled. Say goodbye to a favorite of ours Gotham by Midnight, along with Doom, Lobo, Justice League United, and Omega Men. Although Omega Men was only cancelled for a day or so before the raging tide of the Internet brought the book back from near death.

As for what’s in this week’s pull list, Anthony and Elizabeth recap and review Captain America: White #1, House of M #3, A-Force #4, Age of Apocalypse #4, Star Wars #9, All-New Hawkeye #5, Bizarro #4, and Darth Vader #9.

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Comic Issues #240 – Beating the Empire, Punching Bears

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Comic Issues #240 – Beating the Empire, Punching Bears

It’s a rapid-fire recap week as Anthony and Elizabeth try to power through a huge amount of comics: Star Wars: Shattered Empire #1, Civil War #4, Planet Hulk #5, Little Marvel AvX #4, Siege #3, 1602: Witch Hunter Angela #3, Batman #44, Prez #1 and #2, and Action Comics #44. Whew.

They also do a quick recap of Elizabeth’s trip to Yellowstone. (Spoilers: no bears were punched in the making of this podcast.)

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Comic Issues #238 – Batgirling and Zombies

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Comic Issues #238 – Batgirling and Zombies

It’s Science Week on Comic Issues! (Not really, we’re hardly scientists, we just thought it sounded cool.) Tune in for DC’s economic woes, superhero syphoning, brain sporks, go-bags, and touchless toilet technology.

We’re breaking down the news (such as it is) of DC’s two million dollar shortfall, Marvel’s cosplay covers, Superman’s timeline, Battleworld’s zombies, She-Hulk’s awesomeness, and Captain Marvel’s method for transporting mere humans across the ocean.

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Secret Wars extended to 9th issue!

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Secret Wars extended to 9th issue!

It’s the story that has the whole world on the edge of its seat. The biggest Marvel event of all time. The story that destroyed the Marvel Universe. And if you thought it couldn’t get bigger – you thought wrong. Today Marvel announced the expansion of the blockbuster Secret Wars event with SECRET WARS #9 – coming to comic shops later this year!

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Comic Issues #235 – Four Outta Battleworld

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Comic Issues #235 – Four Outta Battleworld

The biggest news this week is the underwhelming opening of Fantastic 4, but as the crew hasn’t seen it yet they just giggle for a bit about the Thing’s lack of pants, and kryptonite condoms, and then get to the stuff they actually liked; Siege #2, Age of Apocalypse #2, Giant Size Little Marvel AvX #3, and Groot #3.

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Comic Issues #234 – Too Much Star Wars Isn’t a Thing

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Comic Issues #234 – Too Much Star Wars Isn’t a Thing

In light of light news, this week your favorite podcasting duo get down on some geeky rumors.  Starting with talk of possibly 3 Star Wars series coming to Netflix in the sometime future.  No word as of yet what these shows could be about, but with the addition of a new film released every year Anthony asks, is there such a thing as too much Star Wars?  As to which Elizabeth answers with a quick, no. Also talk of who actress Jenna Malone may play in the upcoming Batman v Superman which becomes more an analysis of Civil War #1.

In this week’s pull list Anthony and Elizabeth talk about 1602: Witch Hunter Angela #2, Mythic #3, Thors #2, Star Wars #7, Gotham by Midnight Annual #1, X-Men ’92 #2, Superman #42, and Deadpool: Secret Secret War #2.

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Comic Issues #233 – From Archie to Zombies

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Comic Issues #233 – From Archie to Zombies

Since this week was fairly light on BNN (Breaking Nerd News) we’re just going to fill an hour with a metric ton of comics, from Secret Wars to Cyborg, Zombies to Lanterns, Enterprise to…Archie? Which we really liked?

Listen in as we break down Marvel Zombies #2, Cyborg #1, Hawkeye #4, Star Trek / Green Lantern #1, and the All-New Archie #1, with art by the ever-amazing Fiona Staples.

And mark your calendars for August 22, 12:30 at Nerd Con in Escondido, we’ll be having a live show! Come be a part of the recording and get candy thrown at you!

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PREVIEW: Star Wars #7

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PREVIEW: Star Wars #7

This WEDNESDAY, experience a very special issue of the blockbuster Star Wars series as special guest artist Simone Bianchi (Thanos Rising, Astonishing X-Men) joins chart-topping writer Jason Aaron for a look back into the past with STAR WARS #7! Luke Skywalker has uncovered the journals of his departed mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi. Now, experience Kenobi’s harrowing accounts of days long gone by! It is a time when injustice reigned on Tattooine. As villainous scum runs rampant over the blistering sands, only a Jedi Master stands any hope of liberating the planet from the grasp of gangs, thieves and thugs. But would Ben risk everything to do what was right? Even if it meant revealing himself to those searching for his whereabouts? Find out this week as Aaron & Bianchi bring you STAR WARS #7!

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SDCC 2015 – Anthony’s Cosplay Gallery

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SDCC 2015 – Anthony’s Cosplay Gallery

The greatest geek-culture event has come to an end and the itch is already beginning to creep in under our skin. Between the fantastic weather, the beautiful scenery and the mind blowing things to see, San Diego Comic-Con is the yearly, once in a lifetime experience that everyone has to see. The very life blood of the convention can only be the cosplayers that fill its veins with fandom. Unfortunately the amount of fans walking around draped in the colors of their favorite characters are far too many for any one person to photograph, but I did my best and here are all the photos I could fit into an iPhone.

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