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Avengers: Secret Wars S04 E01: Avengers No More, Part One

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Iron Man is trapped in another dimension, and as the Avengers try to rescue him, the Leader and his new Cabal of super-villains confront them.  Are Iron Man and the Avengers lost forever in these animated Secret Wars?  Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Avengers No More, Part One.”

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Actor Trading Cards: Suicide Squad

suicide-squadSuicide Squad: Flash Review

Before presenting the Actor Trading Cards for DC’s latest movie release, I feel the need to post a short review having seen the film over the weekend. Simply put… I LOVED IT! Suicide Squad is a delightful mash-up of chaos, driven by characters that you can’t help but like and root for even though, as you know, they’re the bad guys. Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is exactly the kind of crazy everyone was hoping for, and Will Smith’s Deadshot is the most fun we’ve had watching Smith in years. The rest of the cast also does a fantastic job, and while the script takes the viewer on an unconventional roller coaster that includes quite a few “snap scenes” to fill in the background of its characters, it works because overall the film is a disorderly collaboration of joyful entertainment!
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Trailer Time: Suicide Squad

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So many wonders came out of the San Diego Comic Con this past weekend, but of course the real hits were the trailers. We saw teasers for new TV shows and movies, so much to be excited about, but one of the more intriguing ones dropped officially today – Suicide Squad. Meet me after the jump for our first look at this upcoming DC Comics feature film…

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Tainted Love: Tales from the Longbox – The Mighty Thor #383 (1987)

Every other week, Jason Shayer will highlight an issue or a run of issues pulled from the horde of comic book long boxes that occupy more room in his house than his wife can tolerate. Each of these reviews will delve into what made that issue or run significant as well as discuss the creative personalities behind the work. “Long Box” refers to the lengthy, white cardboard boxes most comics find themselves stored within – bagged, alphabetized and numerically ordered.

Thor_1987_#383_01The Mighty Thor #383
Writer: Tom DeFalco
Artists: Ron Frenz/Brett Breeding

While they may have followed Walt Simonson’s memorable run on The Mighty Thor, Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz had the longest creative team run ever on title, from 1987 until 1993. Hot off their success on The Amazing Spider-Man, their fast-paced and entertaining storytelling demonstrated what a serial comic could really accomplish with a sense of energy and momentum.

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