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Comic Issues #205 – Ant-Memetic

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Comic Issues #205 – Ant-Memetic

Mark the calendars, DC Comics has impressed your favorite geeky podcaster this week with the news of both the Vixen digitally animated show coming to The CW and Tanya Spears, the new African-American Power Girl.  Kudos to the much criticized publication, but will it pan out for the fans, time will have to tell with that one.

Not to be missed though, Marvel takes the cake with the release of both the ant-sized Ant-Man teaser, only to be later followed by the human-sized Ant-Man trailer (SO MANY HYPHENS!).   Listen in as the podcasting  duo debate the merits and faults of our first look at Marvel’s next solo superhero film.

Also this week Ant-Man #1, Memetic #3, Legendary StarLord #7, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1, and Transformers: Timelines #10 all get reviewed for both quality and awesomeness.

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Comic Issues #189 — Transforming God of X-Men

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Comic Issues #189 — Transforming God of X-Men

As another dawn opens on the weekly celebration that is Comic Book Day the podcast that you both want and deserve!  This week Anthony and Elizabeth hit the rack to bring to you some of the best comics from last week just in time to pick them up with this week’s books.

Among our favorite books was the comic that everyone probably assumed we were already loving, Transformers #33, which made us feel like kids buried in die-cast awesomeness.  Also following up last week’s Bachalo love-fest is the Bachalo-less love for Uncanny X-Men #26’s scary-powerful new mutant and a deep look at Cyclop’s current psyche.  Wrapping up the podcast we send Thor off in God of Thunder #25 and an anthology leading to teasers for next month’s Thor #1 starring Lady Thor, don’t worry we figured out how to say it without being derogatory.

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[SDCC 2014] Toys R Us – Comic Con exclusives

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[SDCC 2014] Toys R Us – Comic Con exclusives

Toys R Us Comic Con Exclusives

There are many reasons to attend San Diego Comic Con, one of my favorites is always seeing the exclusives, especially when it comes to the toy department. We’ll be on the floor every day, bringing you the latest and greatest from Comic Con. Though to help our fellow geeks make their shopping list, here is what Toy R Us has in terms of Exclusives. You can of course pick these up on the floor of Comic Con at the Entertainment Earth booth #2343.

Be sure to hit up the Photo Gallery below.

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Movie Issues: Transformers: Age of Extinction

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Movie Issues: Transformers: Age of Extinction

Michael Bay and the Transformers are back for Transformers: Age of Extinction. The forth in the series is more of a reboot in a sense that there’s a whole new cast of human characters and some returning bots from the first three films. This time around, the transformers are enemies of the government and are being hunted and killed. An inventor/mechanic and his daughter (Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz) find the injured Optimus Prime and help him back to health. But in doing so, they start a domino effect that brings the Autobots, Decepticons, and the paranoid government all crashing down around them, changing their world forever.

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Movie Issues: Transformers

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Movie Issues: Transformers

Leland, Elizabeth from Comic Issues, and Spooky all sat down and watched Michael Bay’s 2007 Transformers. It’s a rant-filled episode as Leland and Spooky get schooled by Elizabeth about Transformers from back in the day. Spooky gets into all the race issues of the movies, and Leland just takes it all in as a passing fan. This is a episode where we get into the heart of robots peeing on humans, Megan Fox’s “acting,” Shia, and all about Bay himself. Please download and sit in as we wade though all the crap that is Transformers part one.  Read On

Review: Transformers – More Than Meets The Eye

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Review: Transformers – More Than Meets The Eye

Skids: We’re on some sort of Quest?

Swerve: Uh-huh. We’ve got to find the 12 fragments of the Primal Key, unlock the Infinity Gate, travel sideways in time, defeat the Agents of Chaos and restore order to the Multiverse.

Skids:…

Swerve: Nah, I’m just messing with you. We’re actually looking for the Knights of Cybertron, a mythical group of supremely powerful do-gooders who left our homeworld 10 million years ago to civilize the galaxy, leaving a trail of breadcrumbs in the form of a star map hidden inside a dead Matrix.

Skids: Yeah…I kinda liked the first one better?

I’m dating myself here, but I’ve been a fan of Transformers since the first cartoon aired in 1984. I started reading the comic books a few years later, and have stuck with it off and on through the first 80 issues, the strange little Generation 2 title in the 90’s, the now-defunct (and never finished) Dreamwave series, and finally to IDW in 2005.  More Than Meets The Eye is one of the latest titles in the decades-long story

The 4 million year war is over, but Cybertron is in ruins. The citizens of the planet who originally fled the war are returning, and they’ve made it clear neither Decepticons nor Autobots are welcome anymore. There are now two choices; stay and try to rebuild the planet, or set off to find the fabled Knights of Cybertron. More Than Meets The Eye follows the group who made the second choice, and I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a Transformers story this much in years.

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Bay-formers 4 Super Bowl Trailer

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Bay-formers 4 Super Bowl Trailer

This past weekend saw two Super Bowl disappointments, one the slaughter-fest that was the game, and two the Transformer 4 trailer.  At this point is seems that Age of Extinction is a better description of the franchise than just this movie.  With the inclusion of “Marky” Mark Wahlberg, director / producer Michael Bay seems to be trying to take another bite of the energon by enticing fan with the ‘bots they’ve been asking for since the beginning, Grimlock and the Dinobots.  But just like the rest of the Transformers, is that what fans are getting? Or are they more pale comparisons to their source material?

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