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Review: Logan

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Review: Logan

James Mangold’s Logan is the definitive Wolverine movie. Subdued, mature, contemplative and brutal, Logan arguably could be called the best X-Men movie, period. It’s Hugh Jackman’s tenth on screen portrayal of Wolverine, three in his own personal films. This marks the end of an era; we watch Jackman and Patrick Stewart bow out, as their time as X-Men comes to close. What could have been another throw away comic book movie ends up having more in common with a John Wayne western than a mutant laced action flick. This is by far one of the best comic book movies to date and will go down in history as such.

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Lost in Sci-Fi: Episode 18: Mutants

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Lost in Sci-Fi: Episode 18: Mutants

This week Leland and Elizabeth talk all about Mutants. The X-Men specifically. Who their favorites are, bad or good, what powers they’d like, and then they give all the love to Magneto, both old and young. The relive their youth, remembering how cool that X-Men number one was. You know the one, we all had it. Hell we all still have it. So please download and enjoy.  Read On

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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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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PREVIEW: Giant-Size Little Marvel: AVX #1

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PREVIEW: Giant-Size Little Marvel: AVX #1

You thought Avengers vs. X-Men was big? Well you ain’t seen nothing! NEXT WEEK, superstar writer/artist and 2015 Eisner Award nominee Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon) brings his inimitable style to Battleworld with GIANT-SIZE LITTLE MARVEL: AVX #1! Big action and tiny heroes collide as an all-out war breaks out between the two biggest factions in the Marvel Universe! The toughest, craziest and most popular Marvel heroes are going to THROW DOWN on Battleworld. Featuring the likes of Cyclops, Hawkeye, Magik, Black Widow, Wolverine, Captain America and many, many more. They’re all here – just shorter! This is the series you’ve been waiting for. Be there Wednesday when Skottie Young brings out the big guns for GIANT-SIZE LITTLE MARVEL: AVX #1!

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Comic Issues #195 – Marvelous Movie Mania!

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Comic Issues #195 – Marvelous Movie Mania!

MARVEL MOVIES, PHASE 3! MARVEL MOVIES, PHASE 3! MARVEL MOVIES, PHASE 3!

As we’re sure that you’re already aware Marvel’s huge announcement of the entire Phase 3 line up was announced last week, and the Internet passed out from fandom.  This week Anthony and Elizabeth break down the coming storm, their hopes, their dreams, and Anthony’s crazy theory about Phase 4!

Also this week we read Saga #24, Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America One Shot, and Marvel’s 75th Anniversary Celebration.  We talk all about these books and more, including last week’s Memetic #1, because it was that cool!

This Sunday, November 9th, be sure to join us at CraneCon in the IKEA parking lot in San Diego.  We’ll be helping to raise money for Rady’s Children’s Hospital with a Smash Brother’s Tournament, kid friendly comic book readings, crafts, and photos ops with your favorite heroes.  And don’t miss out on our Geekdom 101 panel from 3pm to 4pm where we’ll be opening the doors of fandom to those who may be a little nervous about getting into comics.

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Comic Issues #191 – Out with the old, in with the new

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Comic Issues #191 – Out with the old, in with the new

Marvel’s shaking everything up this month, with a brand new Captain America, a brand new Lady Thor, and a brand new…wait, no, we’re not getting a new Wolverine, we’re just losing the old one. But you never know..

The crew is showing the love for Thor #1, All-New Captain America #1, and Death of Wolverine #3. They’re not showing quite so much love for Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1 or Black Widow #11, but they discuss those too. Be warned, they’re spoiling EVERYTHING.

Along the way they also talk Oktoberfest, SCA, San Diego Comic Fest, and whether or not dentists should have lightsabers.

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Comic Issues Podcast #188 – Our favorite comics! (..this week..)

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Comic Issues Podcast #188 – Our favorite comics! (..this week..)

This week the crew is doing one big round-up of our favorite comics. (Our current favorites anyway. It changes a lot.)

First: since Marvel’s cornered the market on the best comic-book movies, is DC trying to take over TV? Can they do it?

Then we’re looking at some of the latest Marvel books to hit the stands. Magneto #9 continues his one-man, self-disgust-fueled vengeance run against, well, everybody apparently. Over on Uncanny X-men we’re taking bets on who’s going to inherit the school, once hologram-Xavier quits screwing around and actually tells us. Then we take a look at Death of Wolverine issues 1 and 2. What’s likely to kill Wolverine first: one of the thousands of people out for his blood? Or an infection from stabbing somebody who didn’t take a lot of baths?

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