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Thor: Love and Thunder Review

Marvel’s back in full swing, so our short summer break here is over. With Thor: Love and Thunder, Chris Hemsworth grabs the reins of a runaway, screaming goat-fueled, adventure.

The film also marks the introduction of Jane Foster’s “Mighty Thor”, introduced in Jason Aaron’s universally praised run on the Marvel comics Thor books in 2005.

Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok” was groundbreaking, but is it possible to marry the manic energy of the prior film with the gravity due to Jane’s story arc from the books? We discuss where Thor: Love and Thunder ranks in the overall MCU, how it advances the broader story, and what just plain worked and didn’t work for us on the latest Casual Comics Cast.

Plus, our first impressions of Black Adam from the recent trailer – and our picks for new comic books of the week. All this, and more – wherever fine podcasts are streamed! (And embedded below, just to make it easier for you)

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“Free” Comic Pick of the Month – July 2018

I don’t read comics nearly as often as I used to, in case that’s not been obvious to this point. As a casual comics fan, I’ve been pleased to find that there are quite a lot of options out there for readers who want to “check out” free comics without committing their hard earned dollars to an actual purchase.

There are a lot of ways to read free comics online. However, for today, I’m just going to focus on one platform – Amazon Prime Reading – for a few reasons:

  • You can read a lot more comics for free from other sites, but if you’re reading comics people uploaded, you’re ripping off the comic companies and creators, and you should knock it off.
  • I don’t like to read comics in my browser, and the experience of reading comics on a tablet is great on the Kindle App.
  • If the news is to be believed, Amazon is taking over the world and approximately 112% of Americans now have Prime subscriptions – so it’s probably the quickest, most accessible for you if you just happened upon this article.

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Comic Book Coolness: Super-Team Family “The Lost Issues”

Last night, I stumbled on the Super-Team Family blog and have been cackling madly ever since. If you get a chance, you should point your browsers to the blog and give it a look.

The author digitally combines heroes from different comic universes onto the cover of a single issue of “Super-Team Family”, a comic that never existed, but should. The covers tell the whole story in classic Marvel/DC style. I’m linking to just a few of my favorites below, but you really should check them all out. Your favorite hero is probably tucked away in there somewhere.

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