Secret Wars

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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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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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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Comic Issues #246 – Quarantined

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Comic Issues #246 – Quarantined

This week’s podcast is coming to you from deep within the quarantine zone as Anthony has come down with the plague. So in the best interests of Elizabeth, who’s happy with her wellness and not interested in Anthony’s germ warfare, Comic Issues is brought you via the Skype machine! This week is still packed with our favorite books of the week, as we close the final pages of Secret Wars titles Siege and Age of Apocalypse, try out the All-New, All-Different  Astonishing Ant-Man, come back for Round 2 of Invincible Iron Man, and even touch on Back to the Future #1 and the collected Multiversity series by Grant Morrison.

[This podcast has been disinfected for your safety]

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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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Comic Issues #243 – Batman’s Inferno

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Comic Issues #243 – Batman’s Inferno

This week the Tag Team Champions Anthony and Elizabeth step into the podcasting ring to bring to you some comic book recaps and reviews from the top rope!  Before they get there though Elizabeth talks about her review of Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven and interview with writer Brandon Easton (out tomorrow), and Anthony brings the disappointing news that Michael Bay’s Transformers is looking to go for four more films or more.

In this week’s news Zach Snyder and rumored to be talking to HBO about a Watchmen project, which feels more like a recipe for disappointment than it does a chance to explore more themes and stories.  In the other camp word is at ABC that a Damage Control half hour comedy is being considered, which may be exactly what comic book television needs.

On this week’s pull list is Inferno #5, Justice League #44, Ghost Racers #4, and Batman Annual #4.

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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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Comics Issues #239 – Who’s Asking for Fin Fang Foom?

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Comics Issues #239 – Who’s Asking for Fin Fang Foom?

Leland is back in the guest chair!  Visiting from the Movie Issues Studios while Elizabeth is vacationing with family in the scary woods (we suspect beating up bears), Leland joins forces with Anthony to get deep into a towering pile of comics.  Skipping news all together and getting right inbetween the panels, getting recapped this week is Mockingbird #1, Thors #3, House of M #2, Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde #3, Groot #4, DC Bombshells #2, the latest adventures from Midnighter, and talk briefly about Rasputin, Low, Crimson, and Captain America: Streets of Poison (where Red Skull and Kingpin fight in their underwear).

To find out more, you’ll just have to listen in…

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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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