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One Week One Comic: DIE #2

Alex: So, over the past month, I’ve started playing with something new on Twitter. Each week, I pick a comics issue that caught my eye and do an illustrated thread of little observations and stuff I enjoyed about it. There are a lot of problems with Twitter as a platform, though, so I thought I’d try collating those thoughts into blog posts. This is all very much in the experimental stages, so let us know what you think.

This time out, it’s Kieron Gillen/Stephanie Hans/Clayton Cowles/Rian Hughes’ DIE #2. Spoilers follow after the cut.

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Chosen Ones, Round 5: Buffy/Nikki, The Mayor/Robin, Tara/Amy, Harmony/The Beast

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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Tim + Alex Get TWATD #41: Dressing Up + Guessing, Hope

Once more, we return with two essays on the latest issue of The Wicked + The Divine. This time out, Alex lays out one final tribute to Jamie McKelvie’s costume designs, while Tim feels a strange sensation and considers how it might all end.

Spoilers all the way up to issue #41, after the cut.

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Eye on Springfield: The Simpsons, Season Six

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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2018’s Best Bits, Part Two: 25-1

Another year is coming to a close. And so, once again, Tim + Alex put their heads together to figure out what the best stuff of the past 12 months has been: music, comics, TV shows, movies, and the rest… This is our comprehensive guide to everything that made surviving 2018 worthwhile.

You can find our first 25 picks here, but below, in rough ascending order, are our absolute favourite things of the year.

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2018’s Best Bits, Part One: 50-26

Another year is coming to a close. And so, once again, Tim + Alex put their heads together to figure out what the best stuff of the past 12 months has been: music, comics, TV shows, live events… Here’s the first part of our comprehensive guide to everything that made surviving 2018 worthwhile.

We’ll be back in a week to count down the top 25 things of the year. But for now, let’s get started…

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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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