Gavin, Sam and Ted talk about their 2014 New York Comic Con experience last week in this double sized episode! At the con we got to talk to creators James Tynion and Eryk Donovan of Memetic, new Batgirl artist Babs Tarr, Cliff Chiang, Joe Quinones, Greg Pak, Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson, Anthony Del Col, and Matt Kindt.  Dimitrios chatted with some cosplayers as their characters and we finally resolve a burning question that has been haunting us.

Then we you our top picks of the week and what we’re looking forward to next week and answer some listener questions.

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By Michael Kim

 Hello sports and comic book fans, this is Michael from the back issue department for this installment on the national pastime and the First Avenger.  With the Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason in full swing, the 2014 season is drawing to a close.  For one player, his season and career has ended: New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.  Jeter, along with MLB, has said their goodbyes and thanks.  The thought came to mind to thank Jeter the comic book way.  If the 11th Captain in NY Yankees history Derek Jeter were a comic book character, he would be Captain America, Steven Rogers.

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By Jacobus Dixon

By the early 1940s, American readers were enjoying the exploits of their favorite funny book characters, while Europeans and Asians were a bit preoccupied with staying alive while World War II blasted all around them. That didn’t mean Americans weren’t aware of what was happening. Adolf Hitler, Emperor Hirohito, and Benito Mussolini worked very hard to earn their way onto many American’s most hated lists. Of the three, Hitler really made the strongest impression with his hate-driven tirades and the lethal German war machine that could make his Nazi dreams a reality. So naturally, most American politicians, military personnel, and civilians considered him the greatest threat (even though the Japanese proved time and again that they too were deadly with their military). Hitler and his Nazi party were staunch believers in Aryan superiority and that all lesser races needed to be removed from the world. And while the U.S. was known for being pretty racist itself, this terminology was a little extreme (even for American standards, which is pretty bad). The ones who got sore the most were the Americans of Jewish descent (many of whom came from families that had just emigrated from Europe or had come from there themselves). In particular were a couple of Jewish-American artists named Hymie Simon and Jacob Kurtzberg (or as they’re better known as: Joe Simon and Jack Kirby).  And they were just itching to let Hitler know what they and many other Americans thought of him. Read the rest of this entry »

By Matt Perry

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a special Oculus Rift presentation that was tied into the upcoming “Interstellar” film by “Dark Knight Trilogy” director Christopher Nolan. The film is about a crew of astronauts who go on an interstellar journey in search of a new home for mankind and stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Caine.

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