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Tim + Alex Kill the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Iron Man 3

We’re back! After wrapping up Phase One with our Avengers Assemble special, and an ebook collection of our words on the first five entries to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we took a little time off to catch our breath. Now it’s time to jump the hell back in, with…

IRON MAN 3 (2013)

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DIEing Thoughts: Impressions of Issue #1

The first issue of DIE, the Image series that looks set to define where Kieron Gillen goes next after WicDiv, lands this Wednesday. Tim + Alex have read a review copy of the first issue, so we decided to talk it over and share the highlights with y’all.

We tried to ensure the discussion is pretty much spoiler-free. But obviously, if you want to go into the first issue knowing nothing, maybe bookmark this and come back on Wednesday.

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Tim + Alex Get TWATD #39: Leaving Legacies + Recognising Games

Once more, for the final time this arc, we return with two essays on the latest issue of The Wicked + The Divine. This time, Alex considers the ways that the Pantheon have sought to remain immortal, both literally and figuratively, and Tim examines how a rule system can be a cage, and how Persephone’s story has constantly sought to escape.

Spoilers all the way up to issue #39 (and implied for the 1373AD Special) after the cut.

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Eye on Springfield: The Simpsons, Season Five

Welcome back to our season-by-season look at the official Greatest TV Show of All Time. Every month (in theory), I track The Simpsons’ development, in an attempt to identify whether each season has its own character, and whether the show really does have a clearly-defined ‘Golden Age’.

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eBook: Tim + Alex Kill The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase One

Our latest monthly Patreon-funded ebook is here!

This time, we’ve collected our discussions on the first six films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus guest contributions from some of our favourite friends and writers, into nearly 150 pages of Marvelly goodness.

You can get it from the Tim + Alex Patreon, by pledging as little as $1 – which will also get you access to all our previous ebooks.

Download the Tim + Alex Kill The MCU Phase One ebook.

Chosen Ones, Round 4: Xander/D’Hoffryn, Snyder/Glory, Dawn/Clem, Connor/Groosalugg

The world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel is an expansive one filled with fascinating characters, from the leading protagonists to bit players who leave a big impression. To sort the Slayers from the Slayerettes, Alex, Tim + guest Buffyverse expert Imi Spencer-Dale have bracketed up 64(ish) characters, seeded them based on the number of episodes they appear in, and will be eliminating them one at a time in a knockout-style tournament.

Who will be the actual Chosen One? Follow us as we find out…

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Eye on Springfield Dreamland: Disenchantment, Season One

Welcome back to our season-by-season look at the official Greatest TV Show of All Time. Except, in this instalment, we find ourselves in a strange land – yet, one that somehow feels oddly familiar…

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Chosen Ones, Round 3: Willow/Skip, Warren/Kennedy, Fred/Sahjhan, Jonathan/Prof Walsh

The world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel is an expansive one filled with fascinating characters, from the leading protagonists to bit players who leave a big impression. To sort the Slayers from the Slayerettes, Alex, Tim and guest Buffyverse expert Imi Spencer-Dale have bracketed up 64(ish) characters, seeded them based on the number of episodes they appear in, and will be eliminating them one at a time in a knockout-style tournament.

Who will be the actual Chosen One? Follow us as we find out…

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Tim + Alex Get TWATD #38: Robbing Graves + Rants ‘n’ Raves

Once more we return, with the now-regular format of two monthly essays focusing on the most recent issue of The Wicked + The Divine. This time out, Alex hits the books for a deep dive into WicDiv’s ties to The White Goddess, and Tim examines the two big monologues which dominate the issue.

Spoilers all the way up to issue #38 after the cut.

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Eye on Springfield: The Simpsons, Season Four

Welcome back to our season-by-season look at the official Greatest TV Show of All Time. Every month (in theory), I track The Simpsons‘ development, in an attempt to identify whether each season has its own character, and whether the show really does have a clearly-defined ‘Golden Age’.

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