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Marvelette Missives – Preacher

Marvelette Missives – Preacher

About a year ago Preacher, a tv series based on the Vertigo comic book by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, made its debut. It follows far-from-holy preacher Jesse Custer in a very small town in Texas and the lives of the often horrible people who live there. The first season of the show was actually a prequel to the comics, so even fans were treated to the unexpected every week.  More

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    Hard At Work Episode# 16: The French Gave Us Nothing

    Hard At Work Episode# 16: The French Gave Us Nothing

    What up Coworkers! This week we recap E3 and all it’s video game goodness! We talk about the press conferences from Ubisoft, Bethesda, Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. WARNING: HardAtWorkMatt is a Sony fanboy, but to be fair, did you see that Spider Man trailer?! We also talk about how the French suck. Or do they? You decide.

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      Marvelette Missives – The Hellblazer

      Marvelette Missives – The Hellblazer

      Constantine is definitely one of those characters that people either love or hate. He’s a smarmy, smart ass, dark magic Brit looking out for himself who falls into doing the right things for others… and often saving the world from dark forces. The Hellblazer is a comic for those into the paranormal side of heroes – plenty of catastrophes to avert, but no one flying in with a cape flapping behind. Instead, you get a sometimes drunk couch-surfer in a trench coat who just happens to know what he’s doing.  More

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        HardAtWork: Episode# 15 Wonder Woman And A Smorgasbord of Man Meat

        HardAtWork: Episode# 15 Wonder Woman And A Smorgasbord of Man Meat

        This week we talk about Wonder Woman with our Boss Parker and Jimmy the Stockroom Manager! Things get a little heated as the guys argue with their boss about the quality of the DC Cinematic Universe. Will they get fired? Will HardAtWorkMatt Hold Parker down while HardAtWorkNick punches his legs until he can’t walk?!  Find out on the latest episode of Hard At Work!

         

         

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          Marvelette Missives – Black Lightning

          Marvelette Missives – Black Lightning

          If you’re into comics and superheroes, you have probably heard about a new addition to the CW superhero lineup of shows. It was announced last month that DC’s Black Lightning has received a full series order and will likely show up as a midseason replacement. And though he has been around since the late 70s, he’s not a very well-known character.  More

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            Marvelette Missives – Books on Comics

            Marvelette Missives – Books on Comics

            About a month ago, Book Riot posted an article that recommended books about comics. It featured seven books that serve as introductions to the comic book world, studies of comics as an art form and look at subgenres, such as Manga. The writer admits it is not an exhaustive list and there are a few we would add to it.  More

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              Motor City Comic Con 2017

              Motor City Comic Con 2017

              This year was the 28th year of the Motor City Comic Con. Every year the con has gotten bigger. This year was no exception. At the con that took place from May 19th to the 21st, thousands flocked to the Suburban Showcase in Novi to meet their favorite actors and comic creators. Not to mention the exhibitor’s that sold everything from graphic novels to props from your favorite movies and TV shows. The guest list read like mix of 80’s nostalgia to some current heavy hitters like Ron Perlman from Sons of Anarchy, and Michael Rooker from The Walking Dead, and more recently Guardians of the Galaxy Volume’s 1 and 2. For the Whovian’s in attendance there was Billie Piper who played Rose Tyler in  Christopher Eccelston,  and David Tennant’s run on Doctor Who. She also plays Brona Croft on Penny Dreadful. John Barrowman was there also. You will remember him for playing Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who and Torchwood, as well as Malcolm Merlin on CW’s Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. You also had Sean Astin from The Goonies, Rudy, and of course The Lord of the Rings movies. There were also comic luminaries Like Dave Gibbons of Watchmen Fame, as well as Neal Adams who drew pretty much everything in the 70’s and 80’s, but is probably best know for his run on Green Lantern\Green Arrow. Ed Mcguiness of Superman\Batman fame was there as well.

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                Marvelette Missives – Battlestar Galactica: Six

                Marvelette Missives – Battlestar Galactica: Six

                At the end of last year, a trade collecting a miniseries covering an important piece of history in the Battlestar Galactica universe was released. Battlestar Galactica: Six is the story of Number Six, the human-like Cylon, before we meet her in the main BSG series.  More

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                  Marvelette Missives – I Hate Image

                  Marvelette Missives – I Hate Image

                  Comic fans know that the first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day, also known to many as Merry Comics Day. Comic shops everywhere have lines out the door as people swing by for the freebies (and to grab deals on other comics and items that many shops put on sale that day). Many publishers re-release a previously published comic as a free book or combine stories from a couple of their titles to introduce to readers. But a few release books created specifically for FCBD. This year, one of the best was I Hate ImageMore

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                    Marvelette Missives – The Misplaced

                    Marvelette Missives – The Misplaced

                    What if you died and went to your promised paradise, but it wasn’t quite what you were expecting? And what if obstacles kept being placed in your path when you decided to search for the true happiness everyone claimed you deserved? That’s the general premise of The Misplaced, a four-issue miniseries available as a collected edition.  More

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                      The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 Film Review (Non-Spoiler!)

                      The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 Film Review (Non-Spoiler!)

                      Written by Jason Brigger

                      Director: James Gunn

                      Writers: James Gunn and Dan Abnett

                      Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper (voice), and Vin Diesel (voice)

                      The rag-tag crew of the Milano is back as Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 blasts its way into theaters this weekend and fans of the original will not be disappointed in this fun sequel.

                      Guardians continues the team’s adventures throughout the galaxy but this time Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and his merry crew are caught off-guard when Quill’s dad, Ego (Kurt Russell), finds Quill after decades of searching for his son that he abandoned on Earth.  Despite Quill’s excitement and new relationship with his father, not everything is on the “up and up” with Ego as plans for universal domination is in the mix and the Guardians are the only ones that can stop his madness and save the galaxy…again.

                      Quill and his crew not only have to battle Ego but along the way, the Guardians are More

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                        FandangoNow May The 4th Deal!

                        FandangoNow May The 4th Deal!

                        Today and today only, here is your chance to rent Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for ONLY $4! What a great way to celebrate Star Wars Day. Rent today and MAY THE 4th BE WITH YOU!

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                          Marvelette Missives – Marvel Knights: The Inhumans

                          Marvelette Missives – Marvel Knights: The Inhumans

                          The volume Marvel Knights: The Inhumans covers a 12-issue miniseries from an updated version of the Inhumans of the late 90s (of course, there have been a couple more versions since then). As such, it gives a good introduction to the main characters of the series without being an origin story.  More

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                            Marvelette Missives – Kennel Block Blues

                            Marvelette Missives – Kennel Block Blues

                            Kennel Block Blues is a short run comic that tells the story of Oliver, a good dog sent to Jackson State Kennel, and how he befriends fellow inmates and helps to plan an escape. And when I say inmates, that’s what I mean – the kennel is depicted as a prison, with multiple types of animals incarcerated therein. But mostly it’s cats and dogs and, not surprisingly, they don’t get along.  More

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                              Marvelette Missives – We Stand on Guard

                              Marvelette Missives – We Stand on Guard

                              We Stand on Guard is a miniseries with a premise that a lot of people have joked about – what would happen if the US decided to invade Canada? Set in 2124, that’s exactly what has happened, as the US has invaded Canada to control its water supplies.  More

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                                Marvelette Missives – Hawkeye

                                Marvelette Missives – Hawkeye

                                By now, every comics reader knows there was a shake-up in the ranks of the Avengers because of Civil War II. And one of those changes involved Hawkeye. Clint Barton (the Hawkeye most people know) was up on charges for killing Bruce Banner, but ultimately found not guilty. Even so, he couldn’t go back to his previous role so Kate Bishop (who has been in the secondary Hawkeye role for a few years now) has taken over and is now the focus in Marvel’s Hawkeye comics.  More

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                                  Marvelette Missives – Saga

                                  Marvelette Missives – Saga

                                  If you’re looking for a space opera full of adventure, strong characters and all around good storytelling, Saga is the one. Created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, Saga follows two people from warring factions who found each other under interesting circumstances, fell in love, had a child and are trying to escape, well, everyone.  More

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                                    Marvelette Missives – America

                                    Marvelette Missives – America

                                    Marvel’s new series America (issue #1 came out March 1) is a breath of fresh air among superhero comics. It features America Chavez (aka Miss America), not only one of the few openly gay heroes in mainstream comics today, but also one of the few Latina ones. Plus, the series is skewing slightly younger than most comics right now, even having young adult author Gabby Rivera as writer (also Latina and queer, btw… another step in the right direction).  More

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