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Favorite Comic Book Artists of 2017

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Favorite Comic Book Artists of 2017

2017 was certainly an…interesting year, I think we can all agree on that one. But one of the bright spots was all the amazing art that came out of the comic book world. Here then, in no particular order, is a baker’s dozen of our favorite artists of 2017.

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Christmas Gifts From Our Favorite Fandoms

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Christmas Gifts From Our Favorite Fandoms

If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet, don’t panic! There’s still an entire weekend left to find those perfect gifts, and the Binary System Podcast is here to help. Click the jump for a random list of randomness, otherwise known as the coolest gifts we could find from the TV shows, movies, and comic books that are closest to our hearts.

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Binary System Podcast #107 – Thor: Ragnarok and Stranger Things season 2

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Binary System Podcast #107 – Thor: Ragnarok and Stranger Things season 2

This is the second of two episodes we actually recorded last week (because time is weird) just to make sure the holiday travel time didn’t throw off our oh-so-carefully-prepared schedule (and if you believe we’re that organized we’ve got a bridge we can sell ya too. ANYWAY.) This week we’re talking about two things we’ve both finally seen: Thor Ragnarok and Stranger Things Season 2. (Fair warning, we’re gonna spoil all the things.)

And because we never did learn to focus, we also get into Twin Peaks and writing book reviews when the authors are going to actually read them.

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Binary System Podcast #105 – WTNV #118 “eGemony Part 2: The Cave Lands”

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Binary System Podcast #105 – WTNV #118 “eGemony Part 2: The Cave Lands”

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! To celebrate, here’s a podcast where we don’t mention Thanksgiving EVEN ONE TIME.

Yes, all right, we forgot this episode drops on Thanksgiving. But we are grateful for a lot of things, in addition to family and friends and happiness and health: for a Night Vale episode that did this folding-in-on-itself thing with the plot, for Neil Gaiman and American Gods, for Thor Ragnarok and Tom Hiddleston, for Twin Peaks, Let the Right One In, Stranger Things, and for you because you read this whole description. You rock.

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Review: Thor: Ragnarok

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Review: Thor: Ragnarok

Well, it’s been about four months so it’s time for Marvel Studios to release another movie. This time Thor is back for his third solo feature film: Thor: Ragnarok. Directed by Taika Waititi once again staring Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, it’s another super action, over-the-top comic book movie with all the right moving parts to make one epic ride of pure fun.

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THOR: RAGNAROK World Premiere Photos

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THOR: RAGNAROK World Premiere Photos

Last night, in Hollywood, stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett and Mark Ruffalo were joined by director Taika Waititi and producer Kevin Feige for a walk down the red carpet where they greeted enthusiastic fans at the world premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok.”

Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” opens in U.S. theaters November 3.

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Review: Norse Mythology – by Neil Gaiman

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Review: Norse Mythology – by Neil Gaiman

Elizabeth and I are going to try something different with this review. Obviously the two of us are huge Neil Gaiman fans, and we both read his Norse Mythology pretty much on the same day that it came out. (It’s a very fast read.) Since we couldn’t decide who should write up a review, we decided to have a discussion about the book (and the myths, and various things that the book reminded us of) via instant messenger, and then post highlights of the conversation here. Click the jump for the full transcript.
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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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Review: Angela: Asgard’s Assassin Vol. 1 – “Priceless”

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Review: Angela: Asgard’s Assassin Vol. 1 – “Priceless”

I’ve been curious about the Angela: Asgard’s Assassin for a while now, since the Comic Issues folks have such glowing things to say about the series on their podcast. The release of the first graphic novel collecting the story of Thor’s long-lost sister seemed like a really good place to jump on board the bandwagon.

First two impressions: a) Marguerite Bennett (co-writing with Kieron Gillen) is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers.

And b) the artwork on this series is really pretty.

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