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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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12 All-New, All-Different Comics To Be Excited for

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12 All-New, All-Different Comics To Be Excited for

Similar to the War on Crime, the Secret Wars is on pace to never end; at least not any time soon. That won’t stop the next age of Marvel from showing comic book readers how many words they can fit into a header. Beginning October 7th, the All-New All-Different Age of Marvel begins with Avengers #0, All-New All-Different Point One #1, Doctor Strange #1, and Contest of Champions #1. These books will be setting the pace for the gaggle of books to follow over the next several months.

The immense selection can be daunting and with so many things changed it may be tough to figure out what’s worth risking your hard earned nerd-bucks on. Allow us to be your Samwise and help carry that burden for you. Here are 10 All-New All-Different Marvel books that we’re excited for… in no particular order.

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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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Comic Issues #197 – Rocket to the Comet

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Comic Issues #197 – Rocket to the Comet

Surely you already know that humans, the second greatest species on Earth, has landed a probe on the comet, Rosetta.  I’m sure it’s the talk about the town and the only thing people are talking about… wait, who’s fat ass did what now?  Well Anthony and Elizabeth are excited at this amazing technological event and this week the two get nerdy over Philae and dread the oncoming of the “Big One” that’ll destroy the West Coast.

Also this week we read Avengers / X-Men: AXIS #5, All-New Captain America #1, Superior Iron Man #1, and the greatest comic you’ll read all month (may year), Rocket Raccon #5.  Join in on the fun and find out why these were our favorite comics of last week.

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Preview: Rocket Raccoon #1

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Preview: Rocket Raccoon #1

TOMORROW, blast off with the smallest Guardian of the Galaxy (packing the biggest gun) in ROCKET RACCOON #1 – written and drawn by Eisner-award winning storyteller Skottie Young! Today, Marvel is proud to present your new look at this highly anticipated ongoing series launching ahead of one of the biggest movies of the Summer!

As defenders of the cosmos go, Rocket Raccoon has faced his fair share of battles. He’s been a hero to the weak, a champion of the good, and a protector the innocent. Not to mention a heartthrob to many intergalactic species across the galaxy. But is he ready to be…a fugitive?!

Framed for a crime he didn’t commit, Rocket and his pal Groot’s high-flying life of adventure and heroism may be a thing of the past as he’ll soon find himself on the run and on the wrong side of the law. And the authorities aren’t the only one’s hot on his TAIL! (Too easy). An intergalactic boxing match, fierce alien creatures, and  a deadly militia of Rocket’s ex-girlfriends known only as the Exterminators – and that’s just the FIRST ISSUE!

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