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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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Comic Issues #228 – The New New 52

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Comic Issues #228 – The New New 52

It’s a podcast of many 1st times!  While Elizabeth is out on an amazing adventure, Ci-staple Leland from Movie Issues has stepped in to keep her seat warm for the week and to sit with Anthony FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!  Also for the first time DC has taken over the podcast with only a couple books from Marvel and many more from the new experimental DCYou, what kind of Bizzaro World is this?!

On this week’s pull list is, Old Man Logan #2, Thors #1, Black Canary #1, Robin Son of Batman #1, Superman / Wonder Woman #1, and Justice League of America #1.  Listen in as the conversation swings from Happy Days to Marvel’s end of days as these two comic loving geeks ask WHY THE HELL TWIX IS RUINING DC’S BOOKS!?

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Comic Issues #223 – Thor Reveals the Converging War

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Comic Issues #223 – Thor Reveals the Converging War

After some technical difficulty Anthony and Elizabeth take a second shot this week at bringing to you the biggest of last weeks comics and the what’s been happening on the internet with CBS’s Supergirl series.

First up the Supergirl trailer hit the inter-tubes last week to both excitement and disappointment.  The 6 minute “First Look” has people damning the Greg Berlanti (Flash, Arrow) show for its first 3 minutes playing the paint by numbers game that every formulaic romantic comedy follows.  From carrying her bosses coffee with an unassuming ponytail, to a co-worker awkwardly asking her on a date fans seemed mostly angry, but your podcast heroes are here to explain why you should be excited.

Also this week, Convergence #7 shows signs of improvement after 7 previous issues of boring, Secret Wars #2 sinks its teeth deeper into your podcasting heroes, and the secret identity of the new Thor is finally revealed in Thor #8 (we were almost right!).

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Comic Issues #219 – The Force Awakens Every Geek Everywhere

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Comic Issues #219 – The Force Awakens Every Geek Everywhere

There was no way around it, this week Anthony and Elizabeth talk about last week’s Star Wars VII The Force Awakens 2nd teaser and all of the shenanigans that came out of Star Wars Celebration. Together they swoon over the downed Star Destroyer, debate who’s making the lightsaber hand-off, and ponder the ways of The Force. Along the road the podcasting dynamic duo also pick up a dusty hitchiker named Batman v Superman and Anthony discusses his possible insanity.

Also on this week’s reading pile is Convergence #2, Thor #7, Windeblade #2, and Archie vs Predator #1!

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