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Shownotes are practically nonexistent as our host is more than a little sleepy. A quick rundown includes, Bring ’em Back, Marvel Unbound, multiple calls from Carlos, Steve Raker and the Comic Bunker, and some driving.
Titles mentioned in this episode include Amazing Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Punisher, X-Force, and The Twelve.
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ETERNALS BY NEIL GAIMAN
COVER BY: JOHN ROMITA JR.
WRITER: NEIL GAIMAN
PENCILS: JOHN ROMITA JR.
“An intriguing plot and amazing visuals…one of the most entertaining and exciting Marvel titles I’ve had the pleasure to read in a long while.” – Kelvin Green, SilverBulletComicBooks.com More than thirty-five years ago, comics legend Jack “The King” Kirby returned to the House of Ideas with perhaps his biggest idea of all: the universe of the Eternals! Their creation was the result of Kirby’s ceaseless curiosity about the origin of man and his mythologies – but like many of the King’s concepts, it was definitely ahead of its time. Flash forward to 2006: Superstar creators Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr. have boldly taken on these concepts with a loving hand, in the process telling a fresh and crackling fun yarn full of mystery, suspense and majestic power – all with an eye on helping establish Kirby’s creations as a vital part of the Marvel Universe once and for all. Against the backdrop of Marvel’s CIVIL WAR, the Eternals are being awoken one by one from a strange, waking dream, at once coming to terms with the fact that they are far more than the normal people they have thought themselves to be. They find there is little time to commiserate about such things, however, as they are thrust into a life and death struggle that spans both time and space! Collecting ETERNALS #1-7.
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HULK: WWH – DAMAGE CONTROL
COVER BY: GREG LAND
WRITERS: DWAYNE MCDUFFIE and GREG PAK
PENCILS: SALVA ESPIN and RAFA SANDOVAL
World War Hulk is over. But the Aftersmash has just begun. Heroes and monsters rise and fall as the events of World War Hulk reverberate through the blasted ruins of New York City with goliath impact in a massive story featuring the Warbound, the Renegades, Heroes for Hire, Iron Man, Tom Foster and Damage Control. And yes, smashing will be involved. Plus: We don’t know if you heard, but Hulk came back to earth and made a HUUUUUUUUGE mess. Who’s S.H.I.E.L.D. gonna get to clean it up? DAMAGE CONTROL, the roughest, toughest dilapidated dirt dogs this side’a the universe. If anyone can clean up the aftereffects of World War Hulk, they can. But while they’re picking up the pieces, they find that the war…may not be over. Collecting WORLD WAR HULK: AFTERSMASH and WWH AFTERSMASH: DAMAGE CONTROL #1-3.
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IRON MAN: HAUNTED
COVER BY: JIM CHEUNG
WRITERS: DANIEL KNAUF & CHARLIE KNAUF, and CHRISTOS GAGE
PENCILS: CARLO PAGULAYAN, HARVEY TALIBAO, BUTCH GUICE, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, and CARLO PAGULAYAN
As the man behind the mask, Tony Stark’s life has hit rock bottom. His plans for the super hero Initiative have hit a tragic snag. His former flame, believed dead, is being manipulated by one of his deadliest enemies. Even to his strongest allies, Stark appears to be descending into a mental breakdown while everything around him swirls out of control. Now, with the lives of millions hanging in the balance, Iron Man must fight his way out of the darkness and prevent the Mandarin from releasing a plague that would change humanity as we know it! Plus: S.H.I.E.L.D. has a problem, and her name is Madame Hydra. The leader of the world’s deadliest terror organization is also the lawful ruler of Wolverine’s old stomping ground: the island nation of Madripoor. Unable to depose her openly, S.H.I.E.L.D. sends in its best man to secretly take her down. His name? Stark…Tony Stark. But with his Extremis powers blocked and his Iron Man armor hovering in orbit for emergencies only, can the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. survive against enemies like Bloodscream and Roughhouse, who’ve nearly killed Wolverine himself? Collecting IRON MAN #21-28 and IRON MAN: DIRECTOR OF S.H.I.E.L.D. ANNUAL #1.
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JACK KIRBY’S GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS VOL. 1
COVER BY: JACK KIRBY
WRITERS: LISA KIRBY & STEVE ROBERTSON
PENCILS: MIKE THIBODEAUX
An All-New series featuring characters and concepts created by Jack “King” Kirby! Meet the Berkleys, your typical suburban California family. But when young Garrett Berkley discovers his parents’ secret – that the science-fiction stories his father writes aren’t fiction at all, but autobiography – he’s blasted into a whole new universe of adventure, mystery and danger. Now, Jack Berkley must put down his pen, reassemble his old team and take up the mantle of being a Galactic Bounty Hunter for one final mission! Collecting JACK KIRBY’S GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS #1-6.
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NEW AVENGERS VOL. 7: THE TRUST
COVER BY: LEINIL YU
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
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Who do you trust? In the wake of the superhero Civil War, outlaw Avengers Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Spider-Woman, Dr. Strange and Iron Fist are still fighting the good fight, joined by two new recruits: mistress of mimicry Echo and long-lost Avengers mainstay Hawkeye, now Ronin. But when the heroes uncover evidence of a secret invasion by shape-shifting Skrulls, paranoia starts to tear the team apart. Who can they trust when any one of them might be an alien monster in disguise? Which Avenger betrays the group? And can the embattled rebel Avengers survive when new supernatural crime boss the Hood targets them with an army of super-villains? Find out in this prelude to Marvel’s SECRET INVASION saga – guest-starring Deathlok, Tigra and the Mighty Avengers! Collecting NEW AVENGERS #32-37 and NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #2.
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COVER BY: JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
WRITER: DAVID LAPHAM
PENCILS: PATRICK ZIRCHER
Meet Mr. Terror – he’s dapper, he’s charming, he owns and operates his own VERY successful business…and, oh yeah, he’s fifteen and a half centuries old and rotting fast. Doomed to decompose for all eternity, Terror forever replaces his festering limbs with fresh parts. The curse keeps him alive, but it’s what’s left of his twelfth-century sweetheart – encased in enchanted metal and serving as his right arm – that keeps him honest. Today, Terror runs a high-stakes private eye firm – espionage, investigations and assassinations for the extremely rich and extremely powerful. But after eliminating who he was told was a very bad guy, with extreme prejudice and in his own inimitable idiom, Terror learns he’s been had – he’s just murdered a major government intelligence chief. Now, with the feds on his rancid tail and whoever set him up looking to tie their loose ends, Terror’s on the run to clear his name and bring down the real bad guys. But the killers know exactly who they’re dealing with, and they aren’t making it easy for him… Don’t miss this 5-issue series of blood, guts, sex and salvation written by David Lapham (Stray Bullets) with jaw-dropping art by Patrick Zircher (CABLE & DEADPOOL). Collecting TERROR, INC. #1-5.
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ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 10: GHOSTS
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WRITER: MIKE CAREY
PENCILS: MARK BROOKS and TYLER KIRKHAM
Red Ghost + Thanos = double death for the FF! Susan Storm — the Invisible Woman — is headed toward a science conference in Siberia when her airplane is mysteriously shot out of the sky! With her survival in doubt, Reed Richards must abandon his completion of the equally enigmatic Cosmic Cube at its most crucial time to confront none other than the Ultimate Crimson Dynamo AND the Ultimate Red Ghost! Who shot down Sue – and can she survive the horrors hiding in the snow? Plus: Ultimate Thanos returns! What has placed the Baxter Building — and a huge chunk of New York City — under siege? Aliens are among us, hunting the greatest force in existence: the Cosmic Cube! And in the race to command this deadliest of weapons, treachery and overkill are the order of the day…even from former friends! Collecting ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #47-53.
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