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My Thoughts, Solicited: July 2015 Solicitations

Summer time! What better way to enjoy your summer vacation and those nice sunny, beach-weather days than laying back in the sun, reading some comics? Sounds like heaven to me! Especially when you got brand new series and minis debuting, more tie-in books for Secret Wars, and conclusions that will either be heart-breaking or rage inducing, depending on how exactly they end. So put on some sunscreen, get that comfy lawn chair, and read away.  

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Straight Outta Austin!: Episode 174 – Tom Holland who?

Straight Outta Austin! is back! This week we cover the headlines: We scramble to figure out who this Tom Holland (the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man!), we look over Sony’s criteria for what kind of Spider-Man they want (hint – they want a straight white dude!), Ice takes issue with John Romita Jr’s romance-less Lois and Clark, and we read over a 7th grader’s Death Note. 

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Comic Reviews with The Comic Bubble: Week of 7/1.

  Welcome everyone to the return of The Comic Bubble Column!  Every Friday I’ll spotlight a few deserving comics. For the inaugural week, first up will be Action Comics #42, We Stand On Guard #1, and Ultimate End #3.

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The Sad Truth of E3

Welcome to E3, they say.  All the best stuff is at E3, they say. But I ask you; friends, families, colleagues, what does E3 stand for anymore? While companies clamor to get their goods into the venue, while individuals get left out, (unless they are of some celebrity status, of course) why should anyone care about E3 anymore? Read carefully, as I indiscriminately destroy most, if not all of E3′s points of purpose, and prove to the general public that E3 is to the laymen, and even most companies, a total waste; a useless facade which the true gamer and consumer should pay little attention to.

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Straight Outta Austin!: Episode 173 – Miles Morales 616

Straight Outta Austin! is back! This week we cover the headlines: Miles Morales is officially Marvel ‘s new Spider-Man, we take a look at the Fear The Walking Dead teaser that’s got the internet going crazy, we take a walk down memory lane with Prometheus’ review of Jurassic Park, and Kevin Feige Promises Janet Van Dyne’s Wasp will be in ANT-MAN!  

The Comic Bubble Podcast – Episode 067: Batman (Day) Returns

Batman Day Returns! See when it’ll be held at a local participating comic shop near you this year, plus more X-Men creative team rumors! Whose Detective West’s new partner in Flash season 2? What new comic is being adapted into a TV program? And a cancellation for the Batman Arkham game (not the game itself, breathe) that will make a lot of collectors cry. All this and more insight into the movies in this week’s episode so hit play and listen!    

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Game of Thrones Season 5 Wrap Up

  The sun set on Sunday night and another emotionally-charged season of Game of Thrones came to a close. As in prior years, there was significant controversy surrounding several characters and their various dramatic subplots (as well as a few bloody deaths!), but this season still stood out as one of the best. We met the Sand Snakes of Dorne, Drogon returned, and the White Walkers really showed what they are capable of. Spoilers lie ahead so beware – stop before you read on, and catch all the earlier episodes on HBO Go or HBO Now, or on demand with Xfinity or FiOS. Once you’ve seen everything up until this point, read on!

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Straight Outta Austin!: Episode 172 – For the Watch

Straight Outta Austin! is back! This week we cover the headlines: Jon Bernthal being cast as Frank Castle in Netflix’s Daredevil Season 2, The  Walking Dead’s Carl considered for Spider-Man, much of the news out of this year’s  E3, and south London’s “Bromley Batman”! We also discuss the season finale of  Game of thrones where Jon Snow learns a valuable lesson…. Fuzzy Slippers returns from drinking away his sorrows to give us his exclusive review of Jurassic World!