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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for the Week of 11-21-2012

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast features co-hosts Allison Eckel, and Glenn Walker, with a special guest cameo appearance by Ed Evans, 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 special Black Friday episode includes: the Black Friday sale, Indestructible Hulk #1, Captain America #1, more Marvel NOW!, Allison and Glenn split up Ed’s X-Men books, Avengers #34, Hawkeye #4, Captain Marvel #7, Amazing Spider-Man #698, Sword of Sorcery #2, Justice League #14, Kyle Rayner Green Lantern as the new Avatar, Legion of Super-Heroes #14, The Batcave, how to pronounce H’el and other comics names, Supergirl #14, Black and Blue, Hellblazer controversy, Indies first issues, The Shadow #8, Bigfoot in Bionic Man #14, Zenescope, Allison’s kids comics, Valiant, Oz, Bravest Warriors #2, and the week’s trades.


Be sure to check out the All Things Fun! website, and the 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 (or Tuesdays at midnight) to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live every week at All Things Fun! – the South Jersey/Philadelphia area’s best comics, toys and gaming store, located in West Berlin, NJ. Don’t forget to visit us at Facebook!

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Arrow: Legacies

Before I start my review of this episode, I want to backtrack to something I missed initially in last week’s “Damaged.” The attorney prosecuting Oliver in that episode was none other than Kate Spencer. In the DC Comics source material, crusading attorney Spencer is the secret identity of the crime fighting superheroine Manhunter. Perhaps that’s a hint to an upcoming encounter.

“Legacies” represents a turning point for Oliver in his vigilante mission, going from personal vendetta to full-on crimefighter and protector of Starling City. To make that transformation, enter the Royal Flush Gang. In the comics these high tech card-themed villains regularly took on the Justice League with a revolving cast of thugs behind the masks. Here in “Arrow,” they are a family of bank robbing terrorists in painted hockey masks. Same as they ever were, just with less special effects.

I’m impressed that Diggle is able to turn Oliver’s head in this way. He can’t just fight the cause of his city’s sickness, he has to fight the symptoms as well – and this week, the symptoms are the Royal Flush Gang. I did not however dig Diggle’s Alfred impersonation when he saved Oliver from brunch to stop a bank robbery. Speaking of Batman, I loved seeing Oliver stealthily break into police headquarters, kinda part Batman, part Dexter.

We get more trick arrows this time around as well as more Felicity Smoak. Tommy Merlyn has a bigger part, trying to get back into Laurel’s pants. I’m not sure which is creepier – Tommy and Laurel or Tommy and Thea. Maybe the latter is what pushes him and Oliver apart? Get to it already, when is he finally putting on the black leather and crossing bows with our hero?

Tidbits from the quiver: Yao Fei is finally named in the show, Keystone City, Coast City, a pseudo Legion ring, and Stagg Industries are among the comics name drops this time around. I see that Philadelphia’s Comcast building has been added to Starling City’s skyline. And there’s also the fact that Laurel’s law firm is abbreviated CNRI – yeah, that’s right, Canary.

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for the Week of 4-11-2012

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live every week at All Things Fun! – the area’s best comics and gaming store, located in West Berlin, NJ.

Co-hosts Ed (The Unit) Evans, Allison (Demon Knight) Eckel, and Glenn (Nightmare) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, in wicked high definition, and available on the YouTube. See it here!

Discussion featured in this brand new extended episode includes: Free Comic Book Day 2012, Grifter #8, Batwoman #8, Allison plows through, The Culling, Green Lantern #8, The Shade #7, Frankenstein #8, Deathstroke #8, Legion stuff, AvsX the first trade, Ultimate X-Men #10, Fantastic Four #605, Deadpool #53, Avengers titles of the week, Journey into Mystery #636, Ed’s Marvels, The Unit, Allison’s kids comics, Bionic Man and Woman, indies from everyone, Fin Fang Foom sans pants, trades, and a cameo by Dina’s finger.

Be sure to check out the exciting new All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

Special thanks go to Dina Evans who keeps us all in line, and on the straight and narrow, and runs the show from behind the scenes. And be back here every Wednesday (or Tuesdays at midnight) to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 2-15-2012

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live every week at All Things Fun! – the area’s best comics and gaming store, located in West Berlin, NJ.

Co-hosts Ed (President’s Day Sale) Evans, Allison (Dawn of the Jedi) Eckel and Glenn (Bizarro Krypto) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, in wicked high definition, and available on the YouTube. See it here!

This first segment includes discussion of the following topics: The President’s Day Saturday Sale, the Super Pets are here, Allison’s kids comics, Catwoman #6, DC Universe Presents #6 featuring the new Challengers of the Unknown, Nightwing #6, Legion of Super-Heroes #6, Supergirl #6, My Greatest Adventure #5, Batman #6, the rest of the New 52 DC Comics, and Vertigo.

The discussion continues here in segment two including: Star Trek Legion of Super-Heroes #5, Godzilla Kingdom of the Monsters #12, Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Force Storm #1, Flash Gordon vs. Nazis, Mis-Adventures of Adam West #1, Army of Darkness #1, more from IDW including Infestation 2, Ed’s Marvels including the X-titles, Avengers and the rest of the Marvels, Ed’s trades and toys.

Be sure to check out the wild and crazy new All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday (or Tuesdays at midnight) to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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Just a reminder, The Virtual Book Tour for THE HUNGRY HEART STORIES by Fran Metzman is featured today at Becca Butcher’s blog, and continues tomorrow on Marie Gilbert’s blog. Don’t miss it! For a full list of Blog Tour stops, go here.

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 12-14-2011

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Ed (Switzerland) Evans, Allison (Never Seen Doctor Who) Eckel and Glenn (The Devil) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: The Ray #1 by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, Mister Terrific #4 by Eric Wallace, Batgirl #4 by Gail Simone, Demon Knights #4 by Paul Cornell, Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #3, The Shade #3 by James Robinson and Cully Hamner, Damian coming out, Hal and Sinestro buddy trip, Batman Yu-Gi-Oh, Glenn beaten by monkeys, and infected Batman.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Flintstones questions, Doctor Who toys, Allison has never seen Doctor Who, Uncanny X-Force #18, Magneto not Attuma, Carnage USA #1, the Avengers titles of the week, lil Loki, Joe Hill’s Locke & Key Clockworks #3, The Walking Dead #92, Ed’s indies, Allison’s kids comics, Rodan in Godzilla Legends #2, DC Comics The New 52 hardcover collection. Ed’s trades, and Hulked Out HeroClix.

Be sure to check out the crazy new All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 11-30-2011

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Ed (Bronze Age) Evans, Allison (Post-Crisis) Eckel and Glenn (Silver Age) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: Tiny Titans #46 and the identity of the New DC 52 Mystery Girl, Green Lantern the Animated Series #0 – both by Art Baltazar and Franco, Archie Meets KISS!, Archie Babies, Ed’s Marvels including Thunderbolts, Ghost Rider and the X-Men titles, and Glenn’s Marvels including Red Skull, Mark Waid’s Daredevil, the FF and the whole Marvel Universe B through C.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Paul Levitz’ Legion: Secret Origin #2, THUNDER Agents new and old by Nick Spencer, Fables and its television counterparts, Ed’s indies including Star Wars from Dark Horse, Buffy Season 9, TMNT, and Avengelyne by Mark Poulton, Allison’s kids comics, Star Trek #3, Green Lantern action figures trades and winter Angry Birds.

Be sure to check out the crazy new All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 11-9-2011

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Ed (The Bowler) Evans, Allison (Batgirl) Eckel and Glenn (Red Lantern) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: Uncanny X-Force #17, the rest of the X-Men titles, Nightcrawler returns in Fear Itself #7.8 maybe, the female Ghost Rider, Avengers Origins The Vision #1, Paul Cornell’s Demon Knights #3, Gail Simone’s Batgirl #3, the ‘real’ Superboy, father of the year Batman, Green Lantern #3, and the rest of the DC 52 titles of the week.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Ed reviews some DC titles, Resurrection Man #3, father of the year runner up Deathstroke, the return of Wildstorm, Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #2, Ed’s indies, House of Night #1, Zenescopes of the week, ‘some’ of the Robins, new website, new t-shirts, Ed’s trades and manga, and the Food Machine Charity Event.

Be sure to check out the crazy new All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 10-26-2011

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Ed (purveyor of Legion Flight Rings) Evans, Allison (awesome sauce) Eckel and Glenn (get off my lawn) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: Ed goes first with Legion Secret Origin #1 and Legion Flight Rings, the Indies, pin-up covers from Zenescope, IDW’s Star Trek #2, The Walking Dead #90, Star Wars and Avengelyne #4 from Mark Poulton and Rob Liefield.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Madness in the morning, Aquaman #2 by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis, The Flash #2 by Francis Manapul, Teen Titans #2, Gail Simone’s Firestorm #2, Savage Hawkman #2, Fear Itself and Spider-Island, fast Marvels, Allison’s kids comics, and Ed’s trades.

Be sure to check out the All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 10-19-2011

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Ed (The Doctor) Evans, Allison (Amy) Eckel and Glenn (the tin dog) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: Fear Itself #7 and its side titles, new Avengers teams, which Hawkeye?, awesome sauce, why Justice League is like heroin, Wonder Woman #2, Supergirl #2, and geekgasm – Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #1.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Ed’s Marvels, including the X-Men titles, John Constantine one of two ways, Dark Horse Presents #5, John Carter of Mars, Mass Effect, 30 Days of Night #1, Superior # 6, Doctor Who #10, Allison’s kids comics including Tiny Titans # 45, Kevin Smith’s Bionic Man #3, Ed’s trades, and The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. Mmmm… brains…

Be sure to check out the All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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The Return of Smallville


Finally we get the Legion of Super-Heroes episode we’ve all been waiting for, also the return of the Martian Manhunter, more Doomsday, the Persuader (???!!!), and just who is that bald guy in the shadows with all the wires? Is it Luthor? Or Brainiac? Or someone even more sinister? Tune in, same Smallville time, same Smallville channel on Thursday, January 15th.