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Comics Obscura Podcast Issue 6 – Hawkeye

In this episode of the Comics Obscura Podcast, the boys talk Matt Fraction and David Aja’s infamous Hawkeye series. While Jesse and Tim spend much of the cast talking about the serious themes of isolation, family, and belonging; they still managed to talk some pizza dog and the sheer fun of this outstanding series. Tune

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Comic Reviews – April 4

Sex Criminals #23 by Writer Matt Fraction and Artist Chip Zdarsky This issue of Sex Crimz continues to build on the seemingly apathetic state of the central characters as they try to figure out their place in the world romantically and sexually. Since Suzie and Jon’s separation in the previous arc, each issue has been

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Comic Reviews – March 28th

Doomsday Clock #4 by Writer Geoff Johns and Artist Gary Frank Taking readers back to the immediate fallout of the great “alien invasion” of the original Watchmen series, Doomsday Clock #4 explores the background and origin of the current Rorschach running around Gotham City. While this issue does little to push the central narrative forward,

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Comics Obscura Podcast Issue 5 – Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man

On this week’s podcast, Jesse and Tim talk Chip Zdarsky and Adam Kubert’s on-going Marvel series, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man. The guys talk about the book’s theme of confronting one’s past and finding ways to move toward the future, and discuss these themes’ implications for the book going forward.

Comic Reviews – March 22

The Mighty Thor #705 by Writer Jason Aaron and Artist Russell Dauterman As the penultimate issue to one of my favorite marvel stories, I couldn’t help feeling a pang of frustration when I picked up this issue, knowing that the series was driving steadily toward its end. Not the end of The Mighty Thor, of

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Comic Reviews – March 14

Mister Miracle #7 by Writer Tom King and Artist Mitch Gerads Picking up nine months after the conclusion to the series’ first arc, Mister Miracle #7 finds Scott and Barda as they arrive at the hospital to deliver a little bundle of New God joy. Surprisingly, Tom King and Mitch Gerads bypass the immediate fallout

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One Shot: Marvel’s Black Panther

Jesse and Tim did the thing! Last night we went out and saw Marvel’s Black Panther, and boy do we have words…so we recorded them! Spoiler Warning! We talk about a movie we just saw that you maybe didn’t see. If you haven’t seen this amazing movie yet, check out the opening bit to hear

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The Return of Champions: The Return of Superheroes.

This article discusses the events of Champions #1, which may be considered spoilers. You’ve been warned! Champions #1 poses an interesting question for superhero fans: Do superheroes save the world anymore? Now, this should not be confused with the idea that there is a lack of villainy in comics. Of course, in the grand scheme

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A Gold Watch for Peter Parker

I want to pitch a comic. This is the issue of Amazing Spider-Man I would write given the chance: aerial shot of the interior of a loft apartment, decorations, lots of people. A festive atmosphere. Characters we all recognize: Tony Stark, Reed Richards, Steve Rogers, Johnny Storm, etc. And they’re all mingling with the other

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