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This Week’s All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast features co-hosts Ame-Comi Allison Eckel, and Savage Glenn Walker, as they discuss the new comics out this week! You can see the show here, or check it out below.

Discussion featured in this week’s Comics Shop Live Episode includes: The New Format, Threshold #1, letting Allison read, Batman: Death of the Family, finales for Frankenstein and Legion Lost, Superboy #16, Demon Knights #16, Ame-Comi Girls #4 (of 5), Saga #9, Bionics away, stiff Magic, Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series one-shot, New Avengers #2, Kelly Sue comics, hark it’s Tony Stark in the park, Indestructible Hulk #3, Avenging Spider-Man #16, Frank Cho’s Savage Wolverine #1, All-New X-Men #6 (yes, it’s true, Glenn likes a Bendis comic, and it’s X-Men), trades and toys, and Yoda in 3D.

Be sure to check out the All Things Fun! website, and the newly revamped All Things Fun! Blogs, written by Allison and Glenn, featuring The Vidcast Drinking Game so you can play along at home, and watch ATF! on YouTube (don’t forget to subscribe to the channel while you’re there, and leave a comment or two on the Vidcast as well!).

And be back here every Wednesday to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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Philadelphia Comic Con – Day Three

Another good day at the con. Here are a few observations about this year’s Philadelphia Comic Con:

~ As my buddy Ray noted, booth babes are back. There are the Suicide Girls of course. I’ve never been able to figure out what that is all about other than hot scantily clad women posing and vamping. This year there is also the massage station manned by hot female masseuses. To me, this seems like a step backwards. Just as we guys are finally getting our female significant others to come to these things, we are presented with a reason for them not to let us come. Not cool. Well, cool, but not cool.

~ I’m not a drinker so maybe this has been going on for a while and I just haven’t noticed, but has beer always been available at the comic con? It just seems like another bad idea to me. If you think a fat sloppy fanboy in a makeshift Batman costume arguing post-Crisis continuity is annoying – wait until you get him drunk.

~ There’s a secret phenomen that happens at all comic book conventions late in the afternoon on Sundays, and Wizard World Philly is no exception. The dealers drop their prices, sometimes drastically. The thinking being that what they sell, they don’t have to carry home. Lots of deals happening here today.

~ Friday after the show I went to the store and bought a whole package of hot dogs, a package of hot dog rolls and a Coke for the same price I could have had one dog and soda at the Convention Center. Wow. This is like going to the Wachovia Center or seeing a movie at Loews.

~ Oh my god oh my god oh my god! I saw the Batmobile, the real Batmobile!

~ Linda Hamilton does in fact have an identical twin sister who is local to the area. My question is – does she come to conventions and pretend to be her sister? I swear I saw a much younger looking Linda Hamilton on Friday than I did on Saturday. Just wondering.

~ Can someone tell me where they are giving away Stormtrooper armor? They must be giving it away because the Stormtroopers are everywhere. I think they are multiplying because there are more at the con everyday. I certainly hope they all used the little Stormtrooper’s room before the con because those things must be hell to take off. And doesn’t wearing a Stormtrooper costume sorta promote fascism anyway? Think about it. You know I’m right.

~ Khoi Pham is not only the nicest guy in comics, a featured guest at this con, and one of Marvel’s ‘young guns’ from last year, but also one of my favorite artists. I think he should be entered into the pantheon of great Avengers artists – along with Byrne, Heck, Buscema, Yu, Cho, Brown, Cockrum, Adams, Epting and the master of them all, Perez. Take a look at this terrific Mighty Avengers page I am now the proud owner of, and tell me otherwise. The dude rocks.

Thank you to Jerry Milani and all the folks at Wizard for putting up with us, our not-so-complimentary reports and of course for hooking us up with press passes. Thank you! Next year’s convention is already planned and scheduled for June 10-12 2011 – save the dates!

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Ultimates 3 #3 Reviewed at Avengers Forever

“Oh Cho!” – my comic book review of the Ultimates 3 #3, by Jeph Loeb and Joe Madureira, is now online at Avengers Forever.

I learned this from watching “Bambi”… If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. In that spirit, let me just say that Frank Cho draws an amazing Scarlet Witch on alternate covers of Ultimates 3 #3 – check out my review here:

http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=556

Enjoy!

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Mighty Avengers #6 Reviewed

“The Waiting” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #6, by Brian Michael Bendis and Frank Cho, is now online at Avengers Forever.

The Sentry beats on Ultron, Ms. Marvel beats on Sentry, Bendis beats on Hank Pym, Ares saves the day, Black Widow watches and Frank Cho makes it all look amazing – check out my review here: http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=561.

Enjoy!

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Mighty Avengers #5 Reviewed


“The Astonishing Ant-Man Cover” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #5, by Brian Michael Bendis and Frank Cho, is now online at Avengers Forever.

The battle against the Ultron Interface continues, Sentry gets mad and Ares takes charge – check out my review here.

Enjoy!

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Mighty Avengers #4 Reviewed

“Bendis Vs. Pym” – My comic book review of Mighty Avengers #4, by Brian Michael Bendis and Frank Cho, is now online at Avengers Forever.

You can check it out here: http://www.avengersforever.org/reviews/default.asp?RID=515

Enjoy. And if you’d like to discuss this review, or anything in the Marvel Comics world of Avengers, please check out the Avengers Forever Forum, not just a message board but a community.

Mighty Avengers #3 Reviewed

“Spoilers” – my comic book review of Mighty Avengers #3 by Brian Michael Bendis and Frank Cho is now online at Avengers Forever.

You can check it out here.

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"Mighty… Familar"

“Mighty… Familar” – My review of Mighty Avengers #1 is now online at Avengers Forever.

You can check it out here.

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Avengers Assemble!