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Heroes and Villains: Reviewing The Week’s Marvels 4-19-2017

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This week in Heroes and Villains our selection of new Marvel Comics include a new espionage series, a Hulk in space, and the opening salvos of Marvel’s next big event. Meet me after the jump for my reviews of Nick Fury #1, The Totally Awesome Hulk #18, Captain America: Steve Rogers #16, and Secret Empire #0… be warned, there be spoilers…

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Avengers: Ultron Revolution S03 E24: ‘Civil War, Part Two: The Mighty Avengers’

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Civil War continues in the Marvel Animated Universe as the Avengers disband from conflict in the shadow of the Inhuman Registration Act. From the ashes of the old, a new team is formed, the Mighty Avengers. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Civil War, Part 2: The Mighty Avengers.”

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Where Will the Clone Conspiracy Take the Amazing Spider-Man?

It’s safe to say that Dan Slott has been one of the most divisive comic book writers of the past decade, thanks to his run detailing the trials and tribulations of Marvel’s most popular character, the Amazing Spider-Man. More so than any other Spidey writer in recent memory, Slott is pushing the character into new places while finding the fun that has come to definine Peter Parker and his alter-ego.

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Preview: The Amazing Spider-Man’s Loved Ones Are DEAD NO MORE This Fall!

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The world’s greatest super hero faces his biggest challenge yet this Fall! Amidst a gauntlet of his greatest foes, a mysterious new villain and the return of loved ones lost – Peter Parker plunges headlong into DEAD NO MORE! A blockbuster new storyline kicking off in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19 – A-List creators Dan Slott and Jim Cheung bring you THE Spidey story of 2016!

From the writer who brought you wallcrawling, webslinging epics such as Spider-Verse, Superior Spider-Man, Spider Island and more comes the next defining moment in the life of the Amazing Spider-Man! The mysterious man in the red suit has an offer for some of Spidey’s greatest rogues – obey him, and your loved ones live. Fail him, and lose them FOREVER! With the Rhino, the Lizard, Electro and even Doctor Octopus at his side, things are looking bleak. But who else from Peter’s past has reappeared?!

The mystery is just getting started but fans won’t have to wait too long! Don’t miss your first taste of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: DEAD NO MORE as Dan Slott and Javier Garron bring you a prologue on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY – May 7th! And don’t miss the fireworks when the storyline kicks off in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19 this fall!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by JIM CHEUNG
Covers by ALEX ROSS
Connecting Variants by ALEXANDER LOZANO
Coming this Fall!

Avengers: Ultron Revolution S03 E01: Adapting to Change

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Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” is back with a third season, but with a new title, a slightly new look, and a new direction. Redubbed “Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution,” things are a bit different and still much the same. There is a lot to talk about, meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Adapting to Change.”

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Hang Ten With SILVER SURFER #1 On The Wednesday Run

Silver Surver #1 coverInterstellar highways, planet eaters, alien worlds, marauding villains, alternate dimensions, space, time, love, and the creation of the universe!

That’s what we got to see in the previous volume of the Silver Surfer comic book series, created with monthly energy and aplomb by fan-favourites, writer Dan Slott and illustrator, Mike Allred. It was one of this reader’s favored comics over the last year and a half.

But with the re-launch of the Marvel Universe following the epic Secret Wars story line, Silver Surfer, along with just about every other Marvel title, got a re-boot. And it’s a great thing for everyone involved!

Old readers get to pick up right where the Surfer left off – and new readers get to jump on the silver board affectionately called “Toomie”, and ride the wave to fun and excitement with each issue!

Follow me after the jump for the low-down on Silver Surfer #1!

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Avengers Assemble S01 E02: The Avengers Protocol, Part 2

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Sometimes things get lost in the shuffle and fall through the cracks. While it’s true I’ve reviewed most of the two seasons of the “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” animated series at Biff Bam Pop!, I haven’t done them all. Here, we set the wayback machine for the second episode, and the conclusion of “The Avengers Protocol” story, after the jump.

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The GAR! Podcast: Cruising the Spider-Verse in the Batmobile

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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 all about the Spider-Verse, the Batmobile, and the Suicide Squad movie, along with all the usual stuff. See and hear more after the jump.

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The Outrage of Ultron

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Marvel Comics released an original graphic novel this week, Avengers: Rage of Ultron, written by Rick Remender and illustrated by Jerome Opena, with Pepe Larraz, and additional inks by Mark Morales. Supposedly in continuity the story pits the Avengers of today and yesterday against the threat of Ultron, ending with mind-boggling circumstances and an insubstantial cliffhanger. The title nails it – rage, which is what I felt while reading it. Be prepared for spoilers, and meet me after the time jump for my angry thoughts about Rage of Ultron.

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The GAR! Podcast: “I Wish Dan Slott Was My Dad”

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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 audiozine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world. This week, along with special guest Dennis Knight of the Cross comic book series, we talk about John Romita Jr.’s Superman, videogames, how we’d do our favorite comics, and Pronto Comics on Indiegogo. See and hear more after the jump.

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