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    Life with Archie #16

    I learned last week while meeting my friend’s wife for the first time that you are to say “Congratulations” to the groom and “Best Wishes” to the bride. Today we double up on the congrats because Lt. Kevin Keller of Archie Comics is getting married to a Dr. Clay Walker in Life with Archie #16 on the shelves today.

    Lieutenant Kevin meets the good doctor after recovering from an injury in the Iraq War. Some have hypothesized that Riverdale is in Mississippi, home state of Archie creator John Goldwater. That’s likely not accurate, as Mississippi has prohibited same-sex marriage since 1997, and has since amended the Mississippi Constitution in 2004 to drive the point home.




    My debut colum covers everything you need to know about the new Cobra Commander!


    Cobra Commander

    I was eleven when they were building Serpentor. Serpentor was derived from the DNA of the world’s greatest warriors, and I was along for the ride. Who needed Chrome Dome leading Cobra when you could build your own? Issue #49 still has the teeth marks on the spine. Smartly, I brought the next issue home on my bike in a bag. Now, here’s my first column of EARTH PRIME TIME.



    DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week for January 4, 2012



    Storm and Cyclops are about to lock lips, but that seems a bit off, right? Scott and Ororo don’t hang like that! Who’s fogging up the windows post-Schism and why is Logan rocking a mustache? Greg Pak delivers a solid caper worthy of Claremont in Astonishing X-Men #45! … Ron Marz has concluded his epic 71 issue run of Top Cow’s Witchblade. Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, G.I. Joe) takes over with Witchblade issue #151. This is absolutely the best time to jump on! … Lone Ranger and Tonto are classic heroes nearly 80 years old! They capture the spirit of the old west idealism while fighting injustice with perfect grammar. Lone Ranger #1 hi-ho’s onto shelves today! … Picks this week from

    Oh, hey look! Our new comic column by Clay Fernald is up on!! EARTH PRIME TIME: UNLEASH THE KRAKE’N, COBRA COMMANDER REDUX

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    DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week for December 28, 2011


    Iron Man 2.0 (aka War Machine) is one of the axed titles from Marvel’s current budget cuts. Our pal Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Ultimate X-Men) wraps up his Palmer Addley is Dead storyline with issue #12. It’s also a shame we’ll never see him complete his Victor Von Doom origin with Becky Cloonan. The budget cuts are making people scratch their heads because Marvel is now owned by Disney! … Oh, Canada. You get no respect. Another book on the block is Alpha Flight at issue #8. The lead up to the end in issue #7 guest stars Wolverine! … Hot Stove, Cool Comics: Chew #23 unearths the story of a dead baseball player, and Tony Chu serves up an undead spitball! Picks from

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    DigBoston and LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week for December 21, 2011


    Fables 112

    The closest we’ll come to a holiday edition is making Fables #112 our marquee pick this week! Snow White’s sister Rose Red glimpses at the Christmas future of Fabletown, where legends try to assimilate with our society. … Geoff Johns finally reels his Aquaman character into the Justice League in issue #4. Fish stick jokes aside, the King of Atlantis is badass in the New 52, and the legend behind his trident has yet to be revealed! … Wolverine and the X-Men #3 is part of X-Men: Regenesis. Logan’s team is forced to rely on Quentin Quire to stand up to the Hellfire Club, but does that mean more trouble in Westchester for the new headmaster Wolvie? Picks this week from the holly jolly!


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