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The Radiation!!!

Recording live on Sunday, November 16th at the Durham Convention Center during NC Comicon 2014! Go behind the counter with Jermaine and Stephen, as well as Heroes Aren't Hard to Find's Shelton Drum, Ultimate Comics' Alan Gill and Ssalefish Comics' Bret Parks!

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...for there you have been and there you will long to return. - Leonardo da Vinci

Jermaine, Stephen and Jay bid farewell to their dear friend and creator of Skyward, Jeremy Dale, before soldiering on to analyze Marvel's cinematic universe Phase 3 announcements, DC's 2015 event, Convergence, and two week's worth of Comics at the Table.

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Jermaine, Stephen and Jay get together to disect the first teaser trailer for the Avengers 2: Age of Ultron and see how Lord Retail's comic grading stacks up against the folks from CGC! Then it's an extended conversation between Crogan's Adventures creator Schweizer and Stephen about all things retail!

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Jermaine and Stephen regroup after a hectic barrage of news from New York Comic Con to distill all the headlines you need to make decisions about your upcoming subscriptions, gauge the pros and cons of DC's massive film announcements, and build up to two weeks worth of Comics at the Table!

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Jermaine and Jay currate over an hour and a half of segments including an interview with Nailbiter and Birthright writer Joshua Williamson, a discussion of a massive week of Comics at the Table, an update on the goings-on at Acme Comics Presents with Valerie, and a farewell to Cody!

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Jermaine, Stephen and Jay answer all your questions about this week's comic book small screen premieres, Gotham on Fox and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, recap the Asheville Comic Expo, bring an end to the future of the New 52 and prep you for next week's monsterous offerings!

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Jermaine and Stephen take this month's Previews episode up to the wire, but they're ready to hip you to your new favorite books, from the Saga volume 1 oversized hardcover to Gotham by Midnight #1!

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Jermaine, Stephen and Jody are joined by Gregg Schigiel, creator of Pix: One Weirdest Weekend, to pull back the curtain on self-publishing your own graphic novel, not just the writing and drawing of the thing, but coloring, lettering, leveling and printing of the final product, before jumping into two weeks worth of Comics at the Table!

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Lord Retail is joined by a cavalclade of Acme alumni including John Bethel (ep #106 Good Ol' Children of the Atom, ep. #185 America Still Needs Your Help), Jay Howerton (ep. 120 People v. Acmecast), Ryan Rubio (Acmecast #166 Weapon X-Files, Acmecast #141 Gijoey), and newcomer Devin Turner to bask in the glory of the Marvel cinematic universe, past, present, and future!

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  • Editor's Note: I don't like to over-analyze the episodes that I didn't host myself, but if I could throw one thought out there, it would be that Jon Favreau doesn't get enough credit for establishing a visual style that is able to be both unique to each director and character (Star-Lord's dancing intro in Guardians, the period piece of Captain America: the First Avenger) and transcendant of all genres and actors.

    Jermaine touches on Warner Bros. not getting the interconnectivity of the movies, the DVD shorts, TV shows, etc., and I think that's 100% true, but they've also clung to the super-stylized take that Christopher Nolan brought to Batman, even when it's not appropriate for Superman, Flash, Wonder Woman, etc., as emphasized by the leaked inter-office memo concerning Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

    Even though they haven't gotten too far into the detailed reasoning behind Edgar Wright and the other cast members leaving Ant-Man, maybe Wright, whose body of work has always been 100% his, Simon Pegg's, Nick Frost's and Jessica Hines', couldn't play ball with the visual language to which Marvel movie-going audiences have become accustomed. Wright's other comic adaptation, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, a favorite of mine, made just $47 million worldwide, whereas the least successful Marvel cinematic movie, Hulk, still grossed $263 million.
  • I also just want to clarify the creative credits for Annihilation and Annihilation Conquest:
    • Drax the Destroyer came out in 2005 before Annihilation began and was written by Keith Giffen.
    • During the Annihilation minis from 2005-2006, Giffen wrote Silver Surfer, Abnett & Lanning wrote Nova, Javier Grillo-Marxuach wrote Super-Skrull, and Simon Furman wrote Ronan.
    • Giffen then wrote the unifying Annihilation mini series in 2006, which the Nova ongoing series by Abnett & Lanning spun out of in 2007
    • The Annihilation Conquest minis started in 2007, with Quasar written by Christos Gage, Star-Lord by Giffen (introducing the Guardians of the Galaxy as we know them today), and Wraith written by Grillo-Marxuach.
    • Abnett & Lanning then stepped in for the climax mini series in late 2007/ early 2008, from which the Guardians of the Galaxy spun out.
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Stephen and Riley are joined in the studio by Out of Step CrossFit owner and head coach Rob Turner as they get into their divergent and intersecting paths, making fitness and comics work for YOU, and a big week of debut issues with the Fade Out, Dark Horse Presents, Little Nemo Return to Slumberland and Multiversity!

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