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TV Korner: Mad Men 5.8 – “Lady Lazarus”

It’s been another intense week at SCDP. After last week’s foray into all kinds of disappointments, it seems about time for a little bit of redemption… but coming at it straight away wouldn’t be much fun, so instead “Lady Lazarus” continues to build to a decisive make or break moment for the increasingly conflicted Don Draper, and a subtle cliffhanger that packs way more punch than an horde of zombies or a terrorist threat ever could.

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Amazon Rounds Out GI Joe Renegades

Hasbro and Amazon surprised GI Joe collectors by offering not one but two exclusive GI Joe sets– in addition to the already-known Retaliation preview 4-pack, Amazon is also offering a Renegades themed multi-pack that really helps to finish off the Renegades universe in plastic. Get a full look at the new set right here…

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Dark Horse Offers Free Comic Book Day Comics For Download

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Dark Horse comics had two great comics available this past Saturday for Free Comic Book Day, and in case you missed them, the company is now offering FREE downloads of both the Buffy/ The Guild and Star Wars/ Serenity books for a limited time on their website!

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Amazon Gives Joe Fans A Retaliation Preview In Plastic

Rumors of an Amazon exclusive GI Joe Retaliation preview set started swirling months ago, and after a lull of no information, we quickly went from confirmation of the set to an in-stock listing, and now the first batch of Retaliation preview sets are shipping out. This set features four figures from Hasbro’s upcoming Retaliation toy line, in a special display box. Three of the figures seem to be identical to their single carded versions, while the fourth gets a new variant, apparently exclusive to this box set. Check out an up-close look at Amazon’s GI Joe Retaliation premiere set right here… keep reading.

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Brighten Up Your Monday With An All-Vocal Cover of the Star Wars Theme

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Coming from the “cool zone” (as well as the “too much time on his hands zone”), Nick McKaig has covered the Star Wars theme song using only his own voice!

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The Return of X-O Manowar & Valiant’s Universe

In the last couple years, I’ve been reading comics more than I have since the early ’90’s, due specifically to the explosion of creativity that seems to have been sparked in large publishers and indie outfits alike.  It seems appropriate then that my all-time favorite publisher, Valiant, is being has been resurrected to deliver the greatest comic universe ever to a new generation of readers.

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GI Joe Retaliation Plays Games, Shows Off Cobra’s Soldiers

We’re less than two months away from the debut of GI Joe: Retaliation, and things are really heating up. The movie’s marketing is going viral now with a cool new social media-based game called Cobra Special Forces. Keep reading to see how you can join the legions of Cobra… and get a sneak peek at the Cobra troopers from Retaliation!

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GI Joe Club Reveals Fourth Oktober Guardsman

After spending the weekend at Botcon, the GI Joe Club is back again with a new reveal as part of their GI Joe Convention Oktober Guard exclusive box set… Stormavik!  Check out the first look at the OG paratrooper after the jump…

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Comics Korner: On the Advent of Digital Comics

This week we’ll be looking at a couple of the best comics on the racks and online.  Veteran comic book writer Mark Waid just recently launched his new website that’s been a long time in the making, Thrillbent.com, which offers up innovative digital comics – for free – every week.  Keep reading for our initial impressions of Waid and company’s foray into the future of comics!

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Movie Review: The Avengers (Jason’s Take)

Most fans of the source material will be flocking to theaters this weekend to see The Avengers, the epic culmination of characters and storylines spanning five films, with a mix of excitement and apprehension. But with so much that could have gone wrong, I’m happy to say that writer/director Joss Whedon got so much right, crafting an experience that’s truly greater than the sum of its parts. This film is popcorn cinema at its finest and its going to make so much money.

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