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Review: Splinter of the Mind’s Eye

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Review: Splinter of the Mind’s Eye

Only seventeen more days until Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally released! To celebrate, all of the book reviews in December will be Star Wars themed. There’s over thirty years of novels to choose from after all, so there shouldn’t be any trouble finding material. And it seems only fitting to start by going all the way back to the beginning.

The book for this week’s review…is not the very first Star Wars book. That honor is actually held by the SW: A New Hope novelization (ghost written by Alan Dean Foster), which came out six months before the movie did, so technically the Star Wars books are older than the film franchise…I’m digressing too much, aren’t I? Moving on.

Splinter of the Mind’s Eye (also written by Alan Dean Foster) came out a year after A New Hope, and was the first officially-licensed book continuing the adventures of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.

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Disney Infinity: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Disney Infinity: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Hey Disney Infinity fans! It is I, Leland from the Movie Issues Podcast, or lelo1313 on the Infinity Cloud. Being a huge gamer and an even bigger Disney fan I always keep my ear to the ground for news about upcoming Disney Infinity products. Earlier this month I let everyone know about the new Marvel Battleground Toy Box Expansion coming 2016, also I speculated on the new Star Wars products coming. Click here for previous article. Well not long after that, Disney Interactive dropped more exciting news!

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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: Chewbacca #1

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PREVIEW: Chewbacca #1

Known as the skilled co-pilot of the infamous Millennium Falcon, the legendary Wookiee warrior Chewbacca is flying solo for his very own limited series! Marvel is pleased to present your first look at CHEWBACCA #1 – from blockbuster creators Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto! Following the Battle of Yavin, Chewbacca finds himself on his own and separated from the Rebel Alliance. Crash landing on an Imperial occupied planet, Chewie finds himself in the company of a young local girl in need. Together, they may just be enough to take on the forces invading her home and get Chewbacca back to the Rebellion. Don’t call him a fuzz ball. Don’t call him a walking carpet. This is Chewbacca – fierce and loyal warrior of Kashyyyk in a brand new series beginning TODAY in CHEWBACCA #1!

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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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SDCC 2015 – Disney Infinity 3.0

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SDCC 2015 – Disney Infinity 3.0

The video game industry has become one of the most popular and biggest moneymakers of the last few decades. Each passing year many games outdo movies in terms of money, and with new and bigger consoles and platforms being released it’s clear that this is an industry that is here to stay, even going as far as to get their own conventions or just take over certain parts of other ones: like the San Diego Comic-Con. A whole section of the floor is now dedicated to just the video game industry giving fans a chance to see new products, play new game demos and even meet the creators of their favorite games.

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