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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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Tim + Alex + Friends Kill The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Avengers Assemble!

Having reached the conclusion of Phase One in our Marvel Cinematic Universe retrospective, we wanted to do something a little special to recognise the unique (at the time) achievement of The Avengers.

We assembled our own group of remarkable people to find out their favourite moments from Phase One, giving those memorable scenes a final chance to shine before we head into the green pastures of Phase Two. Did your own personal favourite make the cut? Read on to find out…

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Tim + Alex Kill the Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Avengers

Welcome back, True Believers! To mark the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, join us as we rewatch the entire series, one film at a time.

We’ve finally reached the end of Phase One, and all the threads of our last five installments are being drawn together as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes assemble for the first time. Does it all add up to a single story, and if so, who’s the protagonist? How neatly do these disparate characters gel? And why does Alex like MCU Hawkeye so much? Find out below the cut.

THE AVENGERS (2012)

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eBook: Tim + Alex Get TWATD 1923

After launching the 6,000 Years of Murder ebook last month, we had an overwhelming response, with loads of new people signing up to the Tim+Alex Patreon and pushing us past our stretch goal to produce ebooks on a monthly basis.

…And lo, our July ebook is here!

We’ve collected together all Alex’s guides to The Wicked + The Divine‘s 1920s Pantheon and their real-life counterparts, along with a brand-new essay on Persephone’s inspiration by Tim.

It’s all wrapped up in a handsome package that is one big homage to Sergio Serrano’s superlative design in the 1923 Special.

The eBook is available to all Patreon subscribers – meaning all you need to pledge to access it is $1 a month, which will let you download both our ebooks so far, and all future ones.

Download the TWATD 1923 ebook here.

Tim + Alex Get TWATD #37: Love Is Dead + Refined Palettes

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 casts an eye over the series’ approach to love, romance and relationships, while Tim examines how Matt Wilson’s superb colours help enhance the pace and tone of the the latest issue.

Spoilers all the way up to issue #37 after the cut.

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Tim + Alex Kill the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Captain America

Welcome back, True Believers! To mark the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, join us as we rewatch the entire series, one film at a time.

In our latest entry, we travel back to 1942 to meet Steven Grant Rogers AKA Captain America, and as we assemble the final part of the Avengers, discuss how the film balances earnestness and grit, whether Captain America should kill, and spot the MCU’s first bare arse.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011)

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eBook: The Complete 6,000 Years of Murder

After The Wicked + The Divine #36 gave us a teasing glimpse at every Pantheon from the first through to today, Tim did the only sensible thing, and wrote a comprehensive history of human civilisation.

We’ve collected the results into a handsome 72-page PDF ebook (or a Kindle-friendly AZW3 edition), to be enjoyed on your PC, tablet or electronic reading device of choice.

The eBook is available to all our Patreon subscribers – meaning all you need to pledge to access it is $1 a month. If you’re already a patron, then enjoy!

Download The Complete 6,000 Years of Murder here.

Tim + Alex Get TWATD #36: TiK ToK + Die Young

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, Tim looks at how Baal’s decisions play into the central themes of the series, and Alex explores how this arc and others have manipulated the passage of time for dramatic and emotional impact.

Spoilers all the way up to issue #36 below the cut.

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Tim + Alex Kill the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Thor

Welcome back, True Believers! To mark the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, join us as we rewatch the entire series, one film at a time.

This time, we leave Midgard and learn that god is real – and he’s handsome as hell. How does the MCU balance fantasy with traditional superheroics, how much of the film is shot at a 45° angle, and which actor isn’t the way we remembered them?

THOR (2011)

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Tim + Alex Get TWATD #35: Stuck on Repeat + Deities in Disguise

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 takes a close look at the issue’s return to a familiar scene, and Tim delves into the latest revelations about Baal, and how they play into the series’ themes of identity, divinity and performance.

Spoilers right up to issue #35 below the cut.

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