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Take A Universe-Spanning Tour With The Multiversity Guidebook #1 On The Wednesday Run

Multiversity Guidebook coverMultiple universes.

Multiple worlds.

Multiple heroes.

Multiversity!

You’re in for a delicious comic book treat today! Take a guided tour of the various realities that make up the pantheon of the DC Comics universes with the 80-page The Multiversity Guidebook #1.

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The GAR! Podcast: Secret Wars

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Biff Bam Pop! presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s an audio-zine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world. This week, we’re talking about Secret Wars, the end of the Marvel Universe, and comics crossovers in general, along with all the usual stuff. See and hear more after the jump.

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Ensley F. Guffey On… War Comics

Each week, one of Biff Bam Pop’s illustrious writers will delve into one of their favorite things.  Perhaps it’s a movie or album they’ve carried with them for years.  Maybe it’s something new that moved them and they think might move you too.  Each week, a new subject, a new voice writing on… something they love.

This week we have the pleasure of having Ensley F. Guffey share his love of War Comics, after the jump. 

DC's war comics characters, drawn by Joe Kubert for the History of the DC Universe Portfolio, 1986.

DC’s war comics characters, drawn by Joe Kubert for the History of the DC Universe Portfolio, 1986.

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Comics Today, TV Tomorrow For Powers #1 On The Wednesday Run

Powers 1 coverAre we too far along in the cycle to call the comic-book-property-to-television-program transition a renaissance? Is it even a renaissance?

I can’t recall a time – ever – where there were so many television shows based on comics that I read (or read), all on at the same time! Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Walking Dead, the upcoming iZombie and Daredevil to name a few.

Everyone is in on the popular game, from major broadcasters like NBC, to the more artsy cable companies like AMC, to new modes of transmission companies like Netflix, to…Sony PlayStation?

And that brings us to today’s release of Powers #1. Follow me after the jump and I’ll connect that comic book to television transition.

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The Flash S01 E10: Revenge of the Rogues

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We are finally back after the mid-season break, and still weary from his clash with the Reverse-Flash, our hero doesn’t catch a break. This is the episode of “The Flash” we have been waiting for since Captain Cold first showed up in “Going Rogue,” he’s back, and he’s brought a very special friend along from the other end of the temperate spectrum – Heat Wave! Can this super-villain team-up crush the fastest man alive? Meet me after the superspeed jump to find out!

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Secret Wars – The End of the Marvel Universe

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There’s a Crisis on the horizon of near-Infinite proportions in the comics world, but not the way you might be thinking. Today Marvel Comics, represented by editors Tom Brevoort and Axel Alonzo, officially announced the end of the Marvel Universe. And it’s not just the end of the Marvel Universe proper, but also the Ultimate Universe as well, and possibly the end of Marvel Comics, as we know it. Meet me after the jump for what we now know about the new Secret Wars

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The GAR! Podcast: Tears in Heaven

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Biff Bam Pop! presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s an audio-zine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world. This week, we’re talking about the great Meh/Groupon war, Scott Snyder’s Batman, and Eric Clapton, along with a half-dozen other topics. See and hear more after the jump.

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David Ward On… Hellblazer

My column on all things Hellblazer is going to start in the middle. Why? Because beginnings reek of convention, something that strikes me as anathema to John Constantine. So I’m going to skip over scores of brilliant writers and artists, some of whom are my favourite in the field, and go straight for Mike Carey, who took the reins of Hellblazer from Brian Azzarello in 2002. He starts with a dead man. Read the rest of this entry

Not So Long Ago, Not So Far Away With Star Wars #1 On The Wednesday Run

Star Wars 1 coverIn a certain sense you could say it’s like coming home again.

Back in 1977, Marvel Comics, on the back of the popularity that Star Wars (the first movie) had generated, began publishing monthly Star Wars comic books. In hindsight, it was an early look at the comic book industry licensing rights from other companies in order to publish their characters – something we see regularly now.

This partnership with Lucasfilm lasted the better part of a decade. Eventually, Star Wars would find a new home and partner with Dark Horse Comics, and a prosperous relationship (with absolutely fantastic – and now legendary – comic book Star Wars stories) lasted twenty-three years.

And then Disney, who had already purchased Marvel Comics, bought Lucasfilm.

Today, everyone’s favourite story from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, returns home with the release of Marvel Comics’ Star Wars #1.

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The GAR! Podcast: Who Loves Ya, Baby?

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Biff Bam Pop! presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s an audio-zine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world. This week, we return with our first new episode of 2015 and we’re talking about just about everything, but mostly comics. There was a lot to catch up on after two weeks of literal silence. See and hear more after the jump.

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