Smorgasbord #7:

Rats, Ducks, and Angry Birds

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In this episode, Shawn and Tom cover a rather large bunch of news including Roc Upchurch’s removal from Rat Queens, the new Howard the Duck title (and whether or not Steve Gerber is spinning in his grave), the odd spat over Darkwing Duck comics, the final choice of a Wonder Woman director, and Constantine’s TV troubles.

After that, it’s a quick round of reviews with new launches of ODY-CGotham by Midnight and Angry Birds / Transformers (remember we promised we’d review it all the way back to episode #2?); as well as a trade review for the first volume of The Woods. Can’t say we aren’t eclectic.

P.S.: Due to a problem with either ComiXology or Image, the version of ODY-C we reviewed is short both the opening spread and the final two pages, the omission being noticed only after one of us received his physical copy. Having read the complete version, our opinions of the issue haven’t changed much, so we’ve decided to keep the talk as it is.

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Tom Shapira is a carbon-based life from the planet earth. He was formed in the year 1985 AD by two loving parents. He is also an MA student of English Lit. at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, where he feels proud to be the first student to graduate with a BA by writing a paper about the works of Grant Morison. In his native tongue, Tom is a staff writer for Israel's leading comics blog and an occasional participant in the blog's bi-weekly podcast. He spends too much time, money and thought on Comics (especially the works of Grant Morison, Alan Moore, Warren Ellis and Garth Ennis) and his friends and family wish he would stop. He is not going to.

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