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REVIEW: Age of X: Chapter 2 (New Mutants #22)

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Age of X: Chapter 2 shipped side by side with Chapter 1 last week and while I’m confused by this publishing decision, I did enjoy the instant gratification. After what felt like a long time waiting for these books after the information blitz leading up to the series, I’m very satisfied with how things are unfolding. Chapter 1 introduced a new world for the familiar mutants of the X-Men line along with a host of mysteries and Chapter 2 really moved things forward.

Spoilers for the series will follow.

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REVIEW: Age of X: Chapter 1 (X-Men: Legacy #245)

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I can’t understand Marvel’s publishing schedule at all sometimes. The Age of X Alpha one-shot that started this crossover shipped on January 26th and nearly a full month passed before we saw Chapters 1 and 2 last week with both shipping on February 23rd. After all the hype surrounding this event with weekly Historical Logs included in books shipping in December and writer Mike Carey providing additional backstory online leading up to the release of Alpha, it’s followed by a month of nothing and a week of double shipping. It felt like a huge loss of momentum, but the books may have been good enough to overcome the wait.

Spoilers to follow.

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Academy Awards Best Picture Coverage

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I don’t care. I’m NEVER seeing The King’s Speech.

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AMC Theaters Best Picture Showcase – LIVE

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So the Best Picture Showcase got off to a strange start this morning with the first movie starting thirty minutes late and the audience being left in the dark for most of that time. The theater handed out free soda and popcorn vouchers to make up for it.

Will we survive 11 hours trapped in a movie theater watching nothing but Academy Award nominated films? Will the amputations make Ryan cry?

We’ll add comments as the day progresses.

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REVIEW: Brightest Day #20

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With just two months left in DC’s year long maxi-series Brightest Day, issue #20 turns its attention to the second half of the Aquawar with Aquaman leading a team of heroes and dead fish against Siren’s forces from another dimension and Black Manta. Aquaman, Aqualad, Aquagirl and especially Mera each get nice character moments in which they shine. In addition, we learn how Siren escaped into our dimension in the first place and get a few preview pages from the upcoming War of the Green Lanterns.

Spoilers after the break…

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