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Marvel Sets The Stage With Their Prelude to Civil War II

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We’ve all heard the hype about Marvel Comics next big event, a sequel to the acclaimed mini-series that inspired the biggest movie of the year so far, yeah, I’m talking about Marvel’s Civil War II. It began at the start of this month with a Free Comic Book Day special, and then this past week with a zero issue. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on the prelude to Civil War II.

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The GAR! Podcast: The Dark Side of Hoarders

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The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network 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, in the final installment of our recorded live coverage of the 2016 Camden Comic Con we’re chatting with guests Amy Hollinger and Robert Repici in a speed round version of The GAR! Podcast, hitting as many topics as possible, from comics to wrestling, from puppets to Oz, from Captain Cold to the two most important questions to ask about “Hoarders.” See and hear more after the jump.

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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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Crisis Classics and Martian Comics

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As DC Comics’ mainstream anchor superhero team, the Justice League has traveled all over the DC Multiverse and encountered many facets and characters of the DC mythos and beyond. From the Golden Age of comics to the year One Million, the JLA has seen it all, and in Classics on Infinite Earths: The Justice League and DC Crossover Canon from Sequart, author Julian Darius takes a look at many of these excursions. Meet me after the jump for more on this exploration of the shared universe.

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The GAR! Podcast: No Streaming in Darkest Africa

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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. This week, Ray returns, and we’re talking about Glenn’s movie serial stash, Brock Lesnar, and what’s good on Amazon Prime, along with all the usual stuff. See and hear more after the jump.

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The GAR! Podcast: Love Letters from My Wife

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Those who know me, also know that I do a weekly podcast that we’re featuring here at Biff Bam Pop! The GAR! Podcast is my friend Ray Cornwall and I talking unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s a nerd exploration of a nerd world, usually with more “Breaking Bad” and Prince references than you can shake a stick at.

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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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MIND MGMT Is On The Mind (Again) On The Wednesday Run – May 23, 2012

Last week I told you to stay at home and not make the Wednesday run to your local comic book shop – crazy head games, huh?!? Instead, I said that all you had to do was hit the internet superhighway and make your way to Dark Horse Digital and pick up the free online prequel comic book, MIND MGMT: Secret Files #’s 1-3.

Well today, get on your horse and visit your bricks and mortar comic book shop because the highly anticipated first hardcopy issue of the new MIND MGMT monthly series is waiting for eager hands to thumb through. You know, old school style!

There are actually a number of interesting comics out this week. Marvel Comics has Astonishing X-Men #50 wherein Canadian Alpha Flight hero, Northstar, proposes to his beau, Kyle. DC Comics publishes the first issue return of Grant Morrison’s Batman Incorporated #1 as well as the Absolute version of Batman: Dark Victory. Speaking of dark, Dark Horse Comics has the return of Dean Motter’s beloved Mister X in the pages of Dark Horse Presents #12. But it’s MIND MGMT, also published by Dark Horse that’s got hold of my <a-hem> mind.

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Prequel Series MIND MGMT: Secret Files Digitally Concludes On The Wednesday Run – May 16, 2012

Here’s the thing about making the weekly Wednesday run to your local comic book shop: even though there are hundreds of new and great comic books, graphic novels and sequential art books to choose from on the store shelves, you’re still bound to miss something really interesting.

No. It’s not because the comic shop has sold out of a popular release, or that they forgot to order a hipster-in-the-know one-shot. Nope. It’s because, as I’m sure you’re very much aware, all the great stuff in this art form doesn’t necessarily see print these days.

And that’s why today, I’m suggesting you stay home. Instead of hitting the busy downtown corridor, hit the internet superhighway and make your way to Dark Horse Digital.

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Trailer Time: Total Recall

I can’t possibly be the only person who thinks we really didn’t  need a remake/reboot/whatever of 1990’s Total Recall, am I? That movie may be 22 years old but it still kicks some serious ass. That being said, the trailer for the Len Wiseman directed, Colin Farrell staring flick due out this August does look like a hell of a lot of fun, and it has a stellar cast, including Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biehl, Bryan Cranston and Bill Nighy. Perhaps this version will incorporate more of the Philip K. Dick story? Time will tell.

Check out the trailer after the jump and let us know if this is a film you’ll be adding Total Recall to your list of summer blockbuster flicks to see.

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