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Month: July 2015

TMYN’s Comic Book Buy Pile 7/29/15

Patrick: My pick this week is the penultimate issue in the first arc of IDW’s “Jem and the Holograms #5” written by Kelly Thompson and art by Sophie Campbell. I guess in retrospect I enjoyed the previous issues, but this one really stood out, as we got multiple plot threads and a lot of the action coming to a crescendo. The slow play of the duality of Jerrica/Jem identity catching up with her, and the star-crossed love story between Kimber and Stormer moving along, this issue has a whole lot of great moments. So much happens in this issue that…

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TMYN’s Comic Book Buy Pile 7/22/15

Myles: Archie vs Predator #4 It always had to end like this. No story detailing a clash between the denizens Riverdale and the Predator could sing its swan song without coming down to a battle between the alien menace and the dynamic duo of Betty and Veronica. Alex de Campi revs the story into full Grindhouse mode with her art team of Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski,  and Jason Millet. Throughout the 4 issue run, Archie vs Predator has been a treasure trove of glorious insanity, and the finale sticks the landing in spades. De Campi’s maniacal writing consistently stayed true to Archie’s…

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TMYN’S Comic Book Buy Pile 7/15/15

Patrick: My pick this week is a new comic from a familiar creator that we have spoken about on the podcast. “Mercury Heat” #1 from Avatar Press Inc, written by Keiron Gillen and art by Omar Francia is out today. Gillen you know from books like cult classic ‘Phonogram’ and the smash hit ‘The Wicked + The Divine’ both from Image comics. We’ve talked on the podcast about the excellent character building and dialogue he brings to Marvel books as well, particularly (my favorite) his run on ‘Young Avengers’. So it was really his name that made me pick this issue off the rack…

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Episode 165: Kelly v TMYN: Dawn of SDCC

This year’s Comic Con hammered us with wave after wave of announcements and trailers, we couldn’t tackle them on our own. Indomitable writer, Kelly Thompson (Jem, Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps), comes to our aid as we try to tackle as much of the news onslaught as possible while taking some time to talk about her current and upcoming projects and our mutual love for the new Archie book. Listen here: Next challenge:  Read Gotham Academy #1-6 Subscribe: iTunes | RSS

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Episode 164: Jason Anarchy Offers No Retreat, No Surrender

Jason Anarchy rejoins us with the very first guest-submitted challenge! He brought to us what he considers “the best worst B-movie,” and we’re inclined to agree. We delight over the 1986 cult martial arts “classic,” No Retreat, No Surrender, starring a bunch of dudes and Jean-Claude Van Damme (sort of). By all means, listen to our overjoyed reactions, but we IMPLORE you to watch this majestic film! Listen here: Next challenge:  Read Gotham Academy #1-6 Subscribe: iTunes | RSS

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TMYN’S Comic Book Buy Pile 7/8/15

Myles: Archie #1 While the hype behind Archie #1 has been inescapable, there was always an air of “how will they pull this off?” about it. Sure, bringing in the superstar talents of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples to reboot the iconic series sounds great. But what would they do? Would it be this weird meta series will its tongue too firmly planted in its cheek a la The Brady Bunch Movie? Would they attempt to tell some darkened tale where Jughead is addicted to smack instead of hamburgers? Anything was within the realm of possibility, especially considering the moves the…

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Episode 163: MOTO SURF!

For Myles’ birthday, the guys watch the 1993 ‘classic’ (according to Myles) martial arts comedy, Surf Ninjas. Though, Patrick and Drew drag the good Surf Ninjas name through the mud, hysterics are still had and they all walked away learning a little something about themselves and the meaning of life: Moto surfing. Listen here: Next challenge:  Watch No Retreat, No Surrender Subscribe: iTunes | RSS

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TMYN’s Comic Book Buy Pile 7/1/15

Patrick: So this week’s pick for a cool comic is continuing my trend of picking 4-color Superhero books and is a continuation of a previous pick. I choose Image Comic’s “Airboy” by James Robinson and Greg Hinkle #2 this week as the top of my buy pile, it edged out the amazing continuation of Alex De Campi’s “No Mercy” (which you should also read) and Orlando’s “Midnighter” #2 which is a lot of fun. You may recall my review of the first issue of “Airboy” a few weeks back, and I am here to say that the promise of that first…

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TMYN’s Comic Book Buy Pile 6/24/15

Myles: To the surprise of no one, my pick this week is Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell’s Jem and the Holograms #4. It’s been no secret how much I love the property and this comic, but Thompson and Campbell continue to outdo themselves with each subsequent issue. Thompson’s pacing continues to be one of my favorite aspects of this book. Each story beat moves along nicely, but she’s taking her time developing the characters, their relationships and the “origin story” of Jem and the Holograms. The whole of the first arc is feeling like an hour-long pilot episode as opposed trying…

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