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The GAR! Podcast: Listener Feedback

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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, coming to you from across the vastness of suburban New Jersey via Skype. This week, we’re talking about listener feedback, reality television, comics, rainbows, barbecue, and Ray takes another shot at Chris Christie, along with all the usual stuff. See and hear more after the jump.

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Future Politics, Present Day With ABSOLUTE TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 1

TransmetropolitanI think it may be a little like life, in many regards.

Politics begins to mean something important later in life for many of us. Sure, there are the few in high school, the over-achievers, who are attuned to all forms of government and governmental persuasion. And there are those in the college and university crowd, the ever-assembled, who seem to have their finger on the pulse of what makes democracy tick.

And then there are those, like me, that come late to societal policies and beliefs and their legislation.

But hey! That’s ok. Better late than never.

So, regardless if you were the over-achiever, the ever-assembled, or even if you’re late to this political party, follow me after the jump for the political spin of the Absolute Transmetropolitan Volume 1.

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Inject Yourself Into Injection #1 On The Wednesday Run

Injection 1 coverAh, our dystopian future. How very fascinating you are!

It’s not a stretch to say that, right now, we’re all fairly interested in the end of days. Just take a look at the television line-up recently. Network (and non-network) shows that have the near term apocalypse as their storytelling core have been all over the dial. Heck, I’ve got my mother planning her Sunday evenings by The Walking Dead. My mother!

It’s not so different in comic book land either. And today gives us one of my most eagerly anticipated new releases this year: Injection #1.

Follow me after the jump for the scoop on this story of stories, written and drawn by the acclaimed Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvy!

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BLACK MASK STUDIOS Goes BALLISTIC with Collected Vol. 1

BALLISTIC, 2013’s gonzo dysmorphic sci-fi headtrip by Adam Egypt Mortimer and Darick Robertson, has been republished in a handy-dandy easy-to-carry collected edition by Black Mask Studios. If you missed it the first time around, now’s your chance to pick it up. And you should. You really, REALLY should.

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A Sci-Fi Double With The Ocean/Orbiter Deluxe Edition On The Wednesday Run

Ocean:Orbiter Deluxe Edition coverIf there’s one quote from science fiction that has haunted me since the day that I first encountered it, that quote must be: “All these worlds are yours, except Europa. Attempt no landing there.”

Of course, we all know it to be from Arthur C. Clark’s widely renown novel, 2010: Odyssey Two.

Still, with scientists stating that the Jupiter moon of Europa surely carries a sea of water under its surface of ice, and, curiosity being a main trait of humankind, warnings aside, who wouldn’t want to land on Europa?

With the just released Ocean/Orbiter Deluxe Edition hardcover, readers get that particular story (Ocean) as well as another science fiction tale involving missing space shuttles and deep space mysteries (Orbiter).

Follow me after the jump for the run-down!

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Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Comic Book Compilations Part 1

Velvet Vol1Over the last few weeks, our 2014 Gift Guide has detailed a number of comic book related ideas that you should consider wrapping up for that special pop-culture comic book fan in your life. You can check out two of those lists here and here.

Now, those selections are a little on the pricier side of things, but there are a number of fantastic – and affordable – comic book related compilations that you could lovingly give this holiday season.

Follow me after the jump, and I’ll run through eight different titles, in multiple collections, that everyone needs to reading!

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Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide – 3 BIG Hardcover Comic Book Collections

Planetary OmnibusWe’re into day two of Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide and we thought it was about time to get you exercising this season, building your muscle mass and working your cardio.

No, not with weights or elliptical machines.

We thought we’d make a select list some of this year’s fantastic – and weighty – tomes of comic book collections. They’re heavy (hence the muscle building) but they’re also page turners that will undoubtedly have you burning calories.

Follow me after the jump for some books that will make great gifts this holiday season!

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It’s A Full Moon Knight #6 On The Wednesday Run

This whole Marvel NOW! initiative (Marvel Comics’ sort of re-boot and re-fresh answer to DC’s New 52 of a few years ago) has had some interesting results. Issues of Uncanny Avengers, Daredevil and Electra have been provocative. As has the design of the covers which aim to have each Marvel NOW! comic visually jump off the store shelves.

One of the more interesting launches has been Moon Knight, which, six-months later, wraps up its story.

Follow me after the jump for more info on that!

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Planting A Sci-Fi Seed With Trees #1 On The Wednesday Run

Science fiction and comic books. It’s a match made in heaven.

I suppose it no longer needs to be said. Sci-fi storytelling in everyone’s favourite art form is no longer resurgent. Nope. It’s now firmly entrenched. And you can thank publisher Image Comics for that sea change.

Over the last few years, while the big two focused on revamping their lines of superhero comics featuring the words “New” and “Now”, Image busily got to work, publishing great science fiction comics by fantastic creators. Follow me after the break and I’ll plant the seed on their latest offering that is Trees #1.

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Planetary In Name & Planetary Omnibus In Size On The Wednesday Run–January 22, 2014

Of late, there’s been a plethora of genre comics, specifically sci-fi comics, being published in everyone’s favourite pop culture industry. We’ve highlighted many of them here in this column including Saga, Federal Bureau of Physics (once called Collider), Trillium, and Black Science among others.

But it’s not like sci-fi and spec fiction just hit mainstream comics yesterday. No, they been around for along, long time. And today, you get to revisit one of the best of the genre in the perfect format to read the entirety of the series.

It’s a book planetary in size and Planetary in name!

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