“The Winter Soldier” Hits Blu-ray

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Marvel Studios’ finest film to date, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” hit Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download yesterday (9/09/2014) and now sits on me shelf after I brought it home and watched the movie for the third time. For a long time, we as a society have been having a debate about freedom versus security. […]

SDCC 2014: Holy Home Video Batman, it’s Batman: The Complete Television Series Details!

Batman The Complete Television Series

Just in time for the era of home video to end, as everything seems to be rapidly heading for streaming, we have the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder swinging in for one last hurrah. As part of the Comic-Con International festivities in San Diego, Warner Brothers Home Entertainment has released images and details for […]

Comic-Con: Digital Comics Distributor ComiXology Going (Partially) DRM Free

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There was a lot of big news from today’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, but this little bit might have the biggest eventual impact on actual comic books. ComiXology, the leading digital comics delivery platform, announced at its Comic-Con panel it is moving to a model without required DRM (Digital Rights Management). The big gripe […]

10 Comic-Con Panels to Follow From Afar: a Guide For Those That Didn’t Get to Go to Comic-Con

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  If you’re reading this, then you’re like me. Not at Comic-Con International in San Diego. But that doesn’t mean you don’t care about all the news and announcements coming from the show. Comic-Con International features a lifetime’s worth of geek programming crammed into four days and a preview night, but here are the 10 […]

Robert Downey Jr. Open To an “Iron Man 4″

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In the run-up to the San Diego Comic-Con, Entertainment Weekly reports some interesting news about Robert Downey Jr. and the possibility of an “Iron Man 4“. Apparently, Robert Downey Jr. is more open to the idea of making a 4th “Iron Man” film than the general consensus expected: “It’s down to Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios […]

Incest Themed Comic Removed From Kindle Store

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Apparently fictional incest is among the things Amazon would prefer not to be associated with. Amazon removed the manga,  Imōto Paradise! 2 (Younger Sister Paradise 2), from the Kindle store this Wednesday after the Tokyo Metropolitan Government  designated the manga as an “unhealthy publication” under the 2011 revised ordinance regulating the sale of publications depicting adult content  regarded as […]

Buying Digital Comics Just Got a Lot More Complicated

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When big companies merge or buy each other out, they usually have a lot of reasons. N0, not for the benefit of the consumer, silly. Lots of reasons with pictures of presidents on them. And so when comiXology announced earlier this month it was in the process of being purchased by Amazon, the best I […]

The Star Wars Expanded Universe Was a 36-Year Fever Dream, From Which We Are Now Waking

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Yes, you have spent up to 36 years reading books, watching shows, reading comics, and playing video games featuring the Star Wars Expanded Universe. You think the first expanded universe novel, 1978′s Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, is a classic, Thrawn is awesome, Kyle Katarn is cool, and Boba Fett did a lot more than go […]

Fox Will Adapt Mark Millar’s ‘Superior’

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When people complain about Mark Millar’s comics being too dark, and about him making all of his superheroes one-dimensional jerks, and about his comics all having too much cynicism and not enough heart, Superior is the comic I put forth as a counter-argument. This modernized re-imagining of the Captain Marvel story is all heart, it’s […]

Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer is Here to Scare Your Kids

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So here’s Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer. Hold me. “Crime, violence and fear have run rampant,” this trailer for an adaptation of something that used to be a light-hearted kids show about human-sized turtles eating pizza intones. You’d be forgiven for thinking I’d accidentally linked a reboot of Death Wish for the first […]

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