House to Astonish Episode 105

It's Free Comic Book Day, and it's also New House To Astonish Day - Paul and I have got a hefty slice of comicsy chat for you, with discussion of the closure of Comics Alliance, Valerie Gallaher's departure from MTVGeek, the blacklisting of The Outhouse by DC and the cancellation of the B&B column here at CBR, as well as the end of X-Factor, the return of Spider-Man 2099, the Battle of the Atom crossover, Aw Yeah Comics' partnership with Thrillbent, the return of Shaolin Cowboy, Dark Horse's new Hellboy projects and Alex de Campi's Grindhouse.

As is our usual way, we want to know what you make of the comics news of the past few weeks, including but not limited to:


  • What do you think of DC's decision to can the B&B column here at CBR and begin a similar column on their own site?
  • What was the most exciting announcement out of C2E2 for you?
  • Did your store do anything special or fun for Free Comic Book Day?

We've also got reviews of Jupiter's Legacy, The Movement and Mister X: Eviction, and the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe is having trouble getting over its ex. All this plus a hyperbolic chamber, the Best Dog award and all the scandals you never knew about DC Comics.


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