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Gobbledygeek: The Avatar Returns Episode 19

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The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network presents Gobbledygeek featuring hosts Paul Smith and AJ Wiley and focusing on a variety of entertainment subjects, with our hosts and special guests frequently discussing films, comics, and television.

This week, we’re featuring the latest episode of the sister podcast of Gobbledygeek, The Avatar Returns, the podcast that discusses the episode-by-episode adventures in “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “The Legend of Korra,” perhaps two of the best animated series ever produced. See and hear more after the jump.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Comic Book Subscriptions

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There are some terrific writers at Biff BamPop  who contribute in-depth articles relating to the world of comic books and graphic novels…I, admittedly, am not one of them. However, I am a father of two teenagers, and sometimes the price tag of video games, brand-name clothing, and technology leaves us parents with only a few gift options for our kids during the Holiday Season. That’s why I’m recommending an economical gift that will only run you about $30 and give your kid (or your spouse) something to look forward to every month of the year = comic book subscriptions.  Read the rest of this entry

Go Hard, Go Boiled With JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE #1 On The Wednesday Run

A retro-past. A dystopian present. A hard-boiled mystery. And monsters.

Joe GolemThere are always monsters.

Look, I know it’s November. I know we’re post Halloween 2015 and that we should have our minds set on the relentlessly upcoming holiday season, but like Kit Kat and Coffee Crisp chocolate bars, how can you possibly get enough this kind of stuff? It’s the fodder for great comic books and Dark Horse Comics, publisher of some of the best comic book around, has got another title that should turn your head.

And, beyond the intriguing story, it’s got one of the premiere names in the industry attached to it.

Follow me after the jump for all the info on amazingly-titled Joe Golem: Occult Detective #1!

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Repo THE PAYBACKS #1 On The Wednesday Run

You know, there are times when I pause and sit back at my office desk and contemplate things other than the work that is at hand. There are moments in the middle of a droning conversation where I’ll admittedly tune out a speaker and, still nodding “um-hmm’s”, and “yeah’s”, daydream about life’s more important questions and dilemmas.

Like: All these comic book superheroes and super-villains – how do they pay for their wonderful toys? What happens when they can’t pay for them?

Well, contemplate and daydream no longer. That’s the premise of the new monthly series for Dark Horse Comics, The Paybacks!

Follow me after the jump for the answer to comicdom’s toughest question!

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The Sacred Scrolls – Your Key to the Planet of the Apes Comics

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I am a child of the 1970s, and like owning a vinyl copy of Frampton Comes Alive!, an Evel Knievel stunt set, and a Farrah Fawcett poster – being a fan of Planet of the Apes was mandatory. I love the Planet of the Apes, and so did everyone my age. Imagine the thrill for a comics geek like me when I found out about Planet of the Apes comic books. Now there’s a book from Sequart that examines those comics, meet me after the jump when I take a look at The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes.

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Your Reality Is Under NEW MGMT #1 On The Wednesday Run

New MGMT 1 coverFor the past three years, Matt Kindt’s MIND MGMT, published by Dark Horse Comics, has been enthralling readers who love the speculative, sci-fi spy genre.

At once, it’s been as fascinating as any Philip K. Dick narrative, as engaging as any John Le Carre novel, and as exciting as the best Wachowski films.

Today, MIND MGMT, after 35 monthly issues, comes to an end. Prepare for the astonishing conclusion in the one-shot issue, aptly titled, NEW MGMT #1.

Follow me after the jump for all the secret info!

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Worship Music, Comics & The Devil With THIS DAMNED BAND #1 On The Wednesday Run

This Damned Band 1 coverRemember the story of the guitar player who met the devil at the crossroads and sold his soul for guitar-picking fame and fortune?

Did you ever slowly spin your classic rock vinyl LP’s backwards on your records player so you can hear the hidden Satan-worshipping messages left by the band?

It’s all kind of ridiculously funny, isn’t it?

We hear at Biff Bam Pop! love classic rock.

And we love horror.

And comedy.

And that’s why you need to be reading This Damned Band #1, out today! More info after the jump!

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Your Present Is Past Aways #1 On The Wednesday Run

Past Aways 1Science fiction! What a renaissance it’s enjoying!

Yes, it’s Wednesday – and that means a new sci-fi comic book available at your local comic book shop. Not that anyone’s complaining, mind you. Not when the “sci-fi” in question is based in present day times and it’s from the fertile mind of writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), a favourite of ours on this very site.

So, what happens when you’re trapped in the early twenty-first century – prehistory – and you’ve discovered that the time stream is an absolute mess?

You’ve got to fix the problem. And that’s what the fascinating Past Aways, a brand new monthly series, is all about.

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Science Fiction Is A Numbers Game With Ei8ght #1 On The Wednesday Run

Ei8ght 1 coverScience fiction to the fore!

Again!

It’s been said, more than once in this particular column, that the science fiction genre has become an extremely popular mainstay in comics over the last half decade. And we reader are the luckier for it!

This Wednesday, like many Wednesdays before it, showcases a new number, a new entrant, into the pantheon of recent sci-fi.

Follow me after the jump for a look at Rafael Albuquerque’s newest creator owned series, Ei8ht!

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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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