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Marvel’s SECRET WARS, Love and Capes, and more

Hey, friends –

If you’re wondering what comics to read during quarantine, we’re here for you. Until there are new comics, we’re going back through the Comixology library to find comics to read while you’ve got free time.

Listen to the podcast here –

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/casualcomicsguy/episodes/2020-04-20T14_57_49-07_00

This week, we’re discussing two awesome titles:

Love and Capes – By Thomas Zahler, published by IDW.

The “Heroically Super Situation Comedy” that was nominated for two Harvey awards.

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And, Marvel’s Secret Wars – the game-changing 1985 superhero/supervillain crossover that re-invigorated superhero comics in the 80’s. This is the first part of a four-part series where we will be covering the entire Marvel epic that includes Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, She-Hulk, Captain Marvel (no, not that one), the X-men, the Fantastic 4, and pretty much every Marvel hero or villain worth discussing in the 80s.

(And in Casual Comics Theater, you will hear this panel through the magic of audio engineering from Jeff)

Roll Call

Sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Cheers!

CCG

SDCC Artists: Bordin Marsinkul

So, I was walking down Artist’s Alley at Comic Con and turned a corner to head to the rest of the convention floor when I saw this guy hunched over a paper, arms flying and whirling.

Bordin has to be the fastest artist that I saw that day. His work is incredible and he’s got a great style. For gifts, I commissioned three separate comic covers – Hulk, Spider-Man, and Iron Man.

When I handed him the first book, he asked what character I wanted, and I replied, “The Hulk”. He then asked “Which one?”

My reply? “Uhhhh… the incredible one?” (Apparently there are more Hulks in the Marvel Universe now, which I did not know)

These pieces are on actual comic books that are printed with blank card stock wrapped around the regular cover.  They were also each done, beginning to end in under 20 minutes each. To which I say, “Bordin – YOU are the incredible one”.

Apparently, there's an Indestructible Hulk.

Apparently, there’s an Indestructible Hulk.

Iron Man... shiny.

Iron Man… shiny.

Classic Spidey

Classic Spidey

You can check out more art from Bordin (a.k.a. Hyperbooster) on deviantart.