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The Avengers Assemble to Face the “Inhumans Among Us”

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The Inhumans have by and large replaced mutants in the Marvel Universe. From being major plot points in comics events like Infinity and Civil War II to propelling the last two seasons of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Inhumans are the big new thing, and now the animated Avengers have got them. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Inhumans Among Us.”

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S02 E01: Shadows

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New season, new time, new team members, and new attitude. In the aftermath of the first season of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and the events of Captain America The Winter Soldier, our team of super agents are in a whole new place and mindset. As the new leader of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Phil Coulson is working to build a new organization, albeit from the ashes, and in the shadows, as they are hunted by the military. The team continues to pick up the pieces, and encounter threats old and new as the second season begins, all this, and the Absorbing Man too. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Shadows.”

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Biff Bam Popcast – The San Diego Comic-Con Edition

THE-AMERICAN-COMIC-BOOK-CHRONICLES-THE-1980sBiff Bam Pop is heading to San Diego Comic-Con, and our illustrious panel discusses the dos and don’ts, and what they’re looking forward to.

This edition of the Popcast also features American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1980s, written by Keith Dallas and published by our pals at TwoMorrows Publishing. If you’re a fan of comic book history, you must absolutely purchase this title. It’s simply spectacular. You can order it here.

Enjoy the Popcast, and enjoy SDCC 2013!

Fan Expo Canada 2012 Preview


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is about to hit Toronto and for the weekend of August 23-26th, nerds will rule. This marks the 18th year of Fan Expo and probably the 3 or 4th time I’ve attended… going to comics, sci fi, horror, anime, gaming conferences steels you against the extremes of fandom.

I expect this to be another crazy, cosplay filled, celebrity spotting type of conference; certainly nothing out of the ordinary for Fan Expo.

For a quick look at what’s in store and schedule hilights, read on.

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Trailer Time: Man Of Steel

Last night on the Biff Bam Popcast (check it out here if you missed it), JP Fallavollita, Jason Shayer, Glenn Walker and I got into a serious discussion about the trailers for next year’s Man of Steel from director Zack Snyder. I’m of the mind that Snyder, though tremendously capable, is more style than substance, and I worry that’s all he’ll be bringing to the table. Alternately, Christopher Nolan will be producing the film, so hopefully he’ll help rein in any of Snyder’s foibles.

Two trailers have been released – each with the same visual but with varying narration; one features Kevin Costner’s Jonathan Kent, the other Russel Crowe’s Jor-El. We’d love to know what you think of them. As well, we’ve also got leaked footage from the Comic-Con Man of Steel panel; it’s rough, but gives you more images to whet your appetite. You can watch them all after the jump!

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Watch Now – The Punisher: Dirty Laundry

Here is something absolutely worth 10 minutes of you time – a Punisher fan film staring Thomas Jane, arguably the best actor to portray Frank Castle on the big screen. Jane writes on the films YouTube Page, “I wanted to make a fan film for a character I’ve always loved and believed in – a love letter to Frank Castle & his fans. It was an incredible experience with everyone on the project throwing in their time just for the fun of it. It’s been a blast to be a part of from start to finish — we hope the friends of Frank enjoy watching it as much as we did making it.”

Watch and enjoy Dirty Laundry, this amazing bit of Punisher filmmaking. Oh, and it gets crazy violent!

Comic-Con 2012 Exclusive: ComiXology And All Things Digital

This year, digital is making waves in the comics scene. So it was great to hear it from the horse’s mouth at Comic-Con 2012: David Steinberger, CEO of ComiXology and John D Roberts, co-founder, were on hand to tell us all about what’s next for digital comics.

Read about the future of comic books after the jump!

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Countdown To Comic-Con 2012: Must See TV Panels And Screenings

Are you one of the lucky folks headed to Comic-Con in San Diego this week? If so, I envy you! Below is the incredible line-up of television panels and screenings happening this year. We’ve mapped out days, times and locations so you don’t miss anything and we’ve also listed who will be on each panel! For those not going, you’re going to wish you were when you see this list!

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