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Heroes and Villains – Reviewing Recent Comics 6-21-2017

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This time on Heroes and Villains, we’ll be looking at a variety of comics out this week and last, from a variety of genres. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Legion of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny #1, Dark Days: The Forge #1, Bill & Ted Save the Universe #1, Black Hammer #10, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer #2, Red Agent: The Human Order #8, Plastic #3, Kong of Skull Island #12, Empowered #10, Spencer & Locke #1-3, and Bug! The Adventures of Forager #1-2 from the Allreds… This is another loaded week, so who needs Secret Empires when we have so many other cool things to check out, be warned, there may be spoilers…

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Avengers: Ultron Revolution S03 E15: “A Friend in Need”

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Backtracking a bit to an episode of Avengers: Ultron Revolution that aired just after I moved and had no cable, we see the animated introduction of the Vision to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Meet me after the jump for my review of “A Friend in Need.”

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Countdown to Civil War: Avengers vs. Avengers

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When folks think of Civil War, the seven-part Marvel Comics event that inspired the new film Captain America: Civil War, they think of superhero against superhero in an all-out war. But Civil War is by no means the first time that happened. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on a Silver Age story from back in the day where the then-current Avengers fought the original Avengers.

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Avengers: Ultron Revolution S03 E05: The Thunderbolts

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There’s a new superhero team in town and they seemingly came from out of nowhere. Justice, like lightning, ever should appear… the Thunderbolts are finally here on “Avengers: Ultron Revolution” in all their animated fury, but what is their sinister secret? Meet me after the mysterious jump for my thoughts on “The Thunderbolts.”

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Comic Book Collections Part 3

We’ve been through these comic book collection lists twice already this month, but there’s more. Oh, how there’s so much more!

You can read through Part 1, which mentioned a host of great, affordable comic books for the loved ones in your life. Part 2 continued to showcase great works of sequential art – but these were ones that were slightly more expensive.

This 3rd and final installment mentions the monetary apex of some of the greatest comic book works that were released throughout the year. Yes, they’re expensive. But yes, a loved one should have them in their collection. (Also, self-love is not at all shunned here!)

I know! Times a-tickin’ and the shopping window is a-closin’’! Let’s get to it right after the jump!

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BBP! Celebrates Batman At 75: The Batman of Earth-Two

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While he is essentially the Golden Age version of the hero, the Batman of Earth-Two is quite the mysterious creature. In truth, he has only made a handful of comics appearances designated as such, and thus makes him even more mysterious. Meet me after the jump, and we’ll explore the friends, the family, the enemies, and the man himself – the Batman of Earth-Two.

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Iron Man: Super-Villain?

iron1By the end of this weekend we’ll probably all have seen the third installment of the Iron Man film series, Iron Man 3. The armored avenger seems to be more popular now than ever before. He wasn’t always this popular though, even to comics fans.

When I was a wee one, I didn’t even know who Iron Man was, beyond the guy in the armor in the Avengers. My very first impression of him, my first comic book with him in it… was a wild one. It was a comic that showed me a whole different side of Iron Man, or at least in the memory of a six year old boy. I’ll be back after the jump with my memories and thoughts on The Incredible Hulk #131 from 1970.

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Marvel Is Avenged Thrice – AvX, The Kree Skrull War and Fury Highlight The Wednesday Run – May 2, 2012

Last fall, the weekly Wednesday run to the local comic book shop was hurriedly made on account of one specific publishing company: DC Comics. With their New 52 launch, great, irresistible titles were out every week! Who could say “no” to that many cool first issues?

This week turns the tables with Marvel Comics leading the way, the entertainment company releasing a whole host of goodies.

It’s Avengers week, after all, didn’t you know?

Make the run to your comic book shop. You’re going to find something you’ll like. Here’s a quick sampling in case you need a few specific suggestions I’ve “avengingly assembled” for you:

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