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Marvelette Missives – The Defenders

Marvelette Missives – The Defenders

In June, as a prelude to the series hitting Netflix in August, The Defenders premiered featuring Daredevil, Luke Cage Jessica Jones and Iron Fist. Written by Brian Michael Bendis, it’s a good introduction to these characters coming together in the street level version of the Avengers. Well, sort of.  More

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    Marvelette Missives – Rocket

    Marvelette Missives – Rocket

    In May, a new comic series launched featuring everyone’s favorite furry member of Guardians of the Galaxy. Yes, Rocket Raccoon (though he’s not really a raccoon) finally has his own monthly, aptly titled Rocket. It gives readers a look at Rocket’s not so innocent life.  More

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      Marvelette Missives – Super Sikh

      Marvelette Missives – Super Sikh

      Diversity and representation are important considerations these days, even in comics. But it’s not just the big publishers that are trying to be more inclusive with different genders, races and orientations of characters. Independent and creator owned publications are jumping in, often with characters and storylines larger companies shy away from. One of those would be the turban-wearing, Elvis-loving, secret agent of Super SikhMore

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        Marvelette Missives – Huck

        Marvelette Missives – Huck

        Mark Millar’s Huck is a tale of a simple man with special gifts who wants to live a quiet life in a small town. He does a good deed every day for whoever is in need, but otherwise keeps to himself. His neighbors always know the deeds are his doing, but they keep things quiet as well, as a way to thank him. Then someone new moves to town who happens to be a reporter and she wants to share news of Huck with the world.  More

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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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