House to Astonish Episode 102
Paul and I have got absolutely bags of stuff to talk about this time round, with chat about Marvel’s SXSW announcements (and the fallout from their 700 Firsts giveaway), Justice League of America‘s sales, the casting of Drax the Destroyer, the delay of the adjectiveless X-Men book, Afterlife with Archie, the closure of JManga and a quick trot through the June solicitiations. We’ve also got reviews of Lost Vegas, Aliens vs Parker and Age of Ultron, and the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe is seeing other people’s lives flash before its eyes. All this plus War is Awesome, Captain America’s dramatic walk and the impracticalities of a Top Cat heist.
As always, we want to know what you make of the issues we’ve been discussing, including but not limited to:
- Were you affected by the Comixology outage? Does the 700 issue promotion make you more or less likely to try Marvel’s titles digitally?
- Is the “rental” model practiced by JManga and other outlets one which you’d be willing to put money down for, now JManga are closing?
- What have you made of the two issues of Age of Ultron so far?
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