House to Astonish

Paul and Al are back with a new episode, where they remember Tom Spurgeon, Howard Cruse and Tom Lyle, talk about delays at Marvel, the announcements of Hellions and Strange Academy, Chris Samnee's Fire Power and Vault Comics' Myriad line and review Annihilation: Scourge - Silver Surfer and Dying Is Easy. And don't overlook the hotly-awaited audio from the SILENCE! To Astonish panel live at Thought Bubble 2019, with Gerry Duggan, Ram V, John Allison and Emma Vieceli!

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A relatively quiet period for comics news, but Al and Paul have chat on Kevin Feige being installed as Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, the Bloodshot movie, the Into The Spider-Verse sequel, Sky UK's troubles showing the CW's Crisis crossover, HBO Max's Green Lantern and Strange Adventures series, Dark Horse collecting Michel Fiffe's Panorama, and the closing of ComicBookDB and The MNT, as well as reviews of Afterlift and The Sandman Universe Presents: Hellblazer. The Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe counts as one of your five a day, so eat up.

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Paul and Al are back, with chat on Tom Lyle, Mariko Tamaki's new graphic novel imprint, a bunch of news out of NYCC including new series for Wolverine, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man 2020, Star Wars, the upcoming The End one-shots, Marvel teaming with Games Workshop, Plunge, G Willow Wilson on The Dreaming, Amethyst, The Last God, The Killing Horizon, Black Crown folding, Quantum & Woody, Tomorrow, Enigma, Kill a Man and Alienated. They've also got reviews of Ghost Rider and Strange Skies Over East Berlin, and the audio from the SILENCE! to Astonish panel from Glasgow Comic-Con 2019.

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It's been far too long, but Paul and Al are back with a brand new episode, talking about the shuttering and reopening of Manga Rock, Conan copyright scuffles, Terrific Production's Youngblood, Brian Wood being shown the door at Dark Horse, the return of Hellboy, Once and Future becoming an ongoing, Marvel's Incoming! and the newly-announced Disney+ MCU shows, as well as reviews of Everything and Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy. Sasquatch, Godzilla, King Kong
Loch Ness, Goblin, Ghoul, the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.

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It's the annual SDCC roundup, and Paul and Al are talking about the upcoming relaunch of the X-Men line, Phase 4 of the MCU, Ed Brubaker's deal with Legendary Television, Miracleman in Marvel Comics 1000, the CW's upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, Beware the Ghost Rider, The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage, the return of Dead Rabbit as Dead Eyes, Cecil Castellucci taking over Batgirl, the upcoming Spider-Verse miniseries, Afterlift, Amazing Spider-Man: Full Circle, The Amazing Mary Jane, Birds of Prey, The Batman's Grave, Doctor Doom, Undiscovered Country and DC's further adventures in imprints, as well as reviewing Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen and Loki. The Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe can't liiiiiiiiiiiiive if living is without yooooouuuu.

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Al and Paul are back, with discussion of DC shuttering Vertigo, Ink and Zoom; Brian Michael Bendis on Legion of Super-Heroes; the books spinning out of Heroes in Crisis; Gotham City Monsters; Harleen and Joker/Harley Quinn: Criminal Insanity; the cancellation of Doctor Strange; Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda; King Thor; Marvel's 80th anniversary oneshots; the debut of Strikeforce; JJ and Henry Abrams and Sara Pichelli's Spider-Man; Matt Fraction and Elsa Charretier's November; and the returns of Pretty Deadly and Battle Chasers, as well as reviews of Superman: Year One and Usagi Yojimbo. The Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe packed its bags last night, pre-flight, zero hour, 9am.

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Lots to discuss this time round, as Paul and Al talk about the deaths of Kazuhiko Kato aka Monkey Punch and Kazuo Koike, the Lion Forge/Oni Press merger, Dark Horse's Netflix first look deal, Bill Jemas and Axel Alonso's new publishing company and Marvel Comics 1000, and review Excellence and New Agents of Atlas. The Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe come to Brazil.

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Paul and Al are remembering Mark Alessi, talking about Jai Nitz, chewing over the announcements of House of X and Powers of X, the new Death's Head series, Erik Larsen's return to Marvel, and DC's Wal-Mart giant-size books being repackaged for the Direct Market, and they've got reviews of Marvel Team-Up and Section Zero. The Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe - it's what's for dinner.

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It's a relatively quiet few weeks for comics news, but nonetheless Paul and Al are chatting about the upcoming Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen books, the Thought Bubble festival moving from Leeds to Harrogate, Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora's The Once And Future, Dark Horse losing Usagi Yojimbo to IDW, DC's Giant books entering the Direct Market and Marvel's upcoming Venom-centric event, as well as reviewing The Forgotten Queen and X-Tremists. The Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe melts in your mouth, not in your hands.

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It's a scattershot selection of news this time around, as Al and Paul talk about DC's layoffs, Image's new retailer programmes and their announcements of Excellence and FairLady, Marvel's upcoming Agents of Atlas and Savage Avengers series, the third Batman/TMNT mini, an interesting fill-in on Catwoman, Jughead's Time Police, David F Walker's Solid Comix and give a quick round-up of comics festival news, along with reviews of Wonder Twins and Savage Sword of Conan. The Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee, clouds in my coffee

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Paul and Al are back, talking about Batton Lash, Dark Horse's upcoming Definitive Moonshadow, Joe Casey and Piotr Kowalski's Sex going straight to OGN, the return of Section Zero, Marvel's upcoming Thanos mini, Kieron Gillen leaving Star Wars, the upcoming Age of Rebellion one-shots and Rob Liefeld's return to Marvel, as well as reviewing the first issues of Criminal and Invaders. The Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe is a dustman, it wears a dustman's cap.

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2018! What? A year? What a year! It's a brand new year and time for Al and Paul's traditional look back at the books, creators and moments that made 2018 such a good time for comics, in the form of the Homies awards. Paul and Al have both picked their favourites in each of their traditional categories, and are handing out the gongs on this retrospective episode. They've also tallied the listener vote - what have the Housemates chosen as the most deserving in each category? Find out here!

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