Age of Sigbrah Ep.37: Knobbing Around

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Welcome weary travellers

 

Today we bring you a little bit of a hobby update, and talk about organising and attending Partners In Chaos #pic2017.


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Age of Sigbrah Ep36:”wait, he isn’t dead, Sayl surprise”

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Welcome weary travellers

Well sadly Chris was unavailable for this episode but Andy and Gary persevere (Andy had an awful day and Gary was high on cold and flu medicine).

We discuss the new storm cast models, an awesome White Dwarf and the main talking point is Partners In Chaos, which is tomorrow (11th feb).

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Age Of Sigbrah Ep30: Mee, Ricky Mee, Diesel Mee

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In this episode Gary and Andy talk: #roadtoRaw, White Dwarf, Clash 16 and Questions and Answers.

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Comic Review – The Unworthy Thor #1 (Marvel Comics)

Adam reads as many comics as he can afford. Then he reviews one every other week.

This week I picked up The Unworthy Thor #1, the start of a new miniseries starring the Odinson as part of the Marvel NOW! initiative. The Unworthy Thor was written by long time Thor writer (and writer of the current Mighty Thor series) Jason Aaron, with art by Olivier Coipel, colours by Matthew Wilson and letters from VC’s Joe Sabino.

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Cover by Coipel

Two years ago in the Original Sin event, Nick Fury whispered a secret into Thor’s ear that caused him to become unworthy to wield the hammer Mjolnir, dropping the weapon on the surface of the Moon unable to lift it again. Since then, Mjolnir has been wielded by Jane Foster, taking the Odinson’s place as Thor and doing a damn good job of it. But what of the Odinson? Things haven’t been going well for him. He lost his hammer. He lost his arm (he did get a fancy new one though). But now, in the wake of last year’s Secret Wars, there is a new Mjolnir in the regular Marvel Universe, and the ex-Thor is determined to find it.

Jason Aaron has been writing this character for a long time now, and it’s very clear that he know exactly how the Odinson thinks and why he works so well when written well. Marvel do have a recent issue with holding out on a secret or plot point a little too long before the reveal (looking at you Cyclops post-Secret Wars), and the mystery of what Fury said to Thor has been held onto for so long now it is in danger of being underwhelming regardless of the gravity when it is finally revealed. However, the writing in all of Aaron’s various Thor comics since has been so strong that it is easy to forgive this point and just enjoy the story as it comes. The Unworthy Thor is no exception, with plenty of mystery and action, along with the return of a fan-favourite character.

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Art by Coipel & Wilson

Coipel’s art, probably better called ‘The Shirtless Adventures of the Odinson’, is hugely detailed and brims with a sense of the epic, and be it in the desolation of outer space or in the brutal brawls throughout the book there aren’t many artists better suited to this series. And he draws a damn impressive goat. I’ve extolled the virtues of Wilson’s colours multiple times before, but it does bear repeating. His colours bring an extra level of vibrancy to an already great looking issue, with the scenes on the Moon and in space looking colder, and the action beefier because of them.

The Unworthy Thor #1 is a great companion to the superb Mighty Thor, with gorgeous art and an interesting set up that promises a lot for the future of the Odinson and his corner of the Marvel Universe. I’m hoping that we do finally find out the reason for the unworthiness, but even if we just get a good Thor story out of it that would be fine too! Check it out at your local comic shop or digitally now.

Score: 8 Mjolnirs out of 10

 

Check out the recent collected stories that lead into The Unworthy Thor,  and support the site by picking them up through our Amazon links! Thor becomes unworthy in Original Sin; a new Thor picks up the hammer in Thor: The Goddess of Thunder & Who Holds the Hammer?; the Marvel Universe collides with the Ultimate Universe, and a new Mjolnir appears as a result in Secret Wars and Thors; and Jane Foster continues her adventures post-Secret Wars in the first volume of Mighty Thor: Thunder in her Veins.

Genki Gear Exclusive London Comic Con 2016 T-Shirt!

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Check out Genki Gear’s  official T-shirt for this month’s London Comic Con!

Created exclusively for the MCM London Comic Con, the limited edition design will only be available on pre-order from 20th September to 23rd October.

Available in both men’s and women’s sizes priced at £16.99, this great t-shirt showing the latest adventures of Barry in Barry the Pegasus T-shirts can be collected direct from the Genki Gear stall at London Comic Con itself, or you can have it posted directly to your home, ready to wear as soon as Comic Con opens.

I’ve got a couple of t-shirts, a poster and a mug from Genki Gear, and not only are they very cool and funny, but they are all excellent quality too!

To order your official MCM London Comic Con T-shirt and check out the rest of Genki Gear’s great range of geek-tastic clothing, visit www.genkigear.com. If you’re planning to collect your official tee at the show, you can also order it from the MCM store at www.mcmexpostore.com.

Adam

Age Of Sigbrah Ep.27: Cock-half

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Talking Points: Andy’s ghostly lizards, Gary’s rotten warriors, Warlords, Facehammer prep and SOOOOOOOO many questions and answers!

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Dice Masters: World’s Finest

 

Oh my, that’s right, I’m back! After many months of wedding prep, saving and of course the actual wedding, I’m ready to type again.
I was very kindly supplied with a few Dice Masters box samples, but sadly at the peak of wedding chaos, so I’d like to apologise for not getting to these sooner.

For a recap on the game mechanics please see my first article on Dice Masters.

So Dice Masters has gone on from strength to strength since my last article, my gaming skill has not! It’s not about winning for me anymore it’s about putting together cool teams and, in all honestly, some pretty dice. But that’s good right? It must show the appeal of the game that it hits so many buttons.

World’s finest, a 2 player starter set, definitely does hit the correct buttons for me. After the some what, or massive, disappointment of Batman vs. Superman it’s nice to see Wizkids can get it right. The artwork is amazing. My personal favourites being Harvey Bullock and the classic art of Call To Actions.

Who’s not a donut enthusiast?

The dice also don’t let the set down. With all the releases so far you’d expect the quality designs and colours to diminish but there’s no evidence of that here. The Superman die is a surperb marbed blue and white, while it’s impossible not to love Harvey Bullock’s donut die!

Game play wise, World’s Finest offers lots of cheap characters, something I feel the starter sets before lacked. That alone, combined with the RRP of £16.99, makes it worth adding to your collection, beginner or not.

Why not use this awesome Store Locator to find & support your local scene.

Gary

 

We were supplied a copy of the game for this review.

 

Age Of SigBrah Ep.25: The Reverse Diesel

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In episode 25 we welcome back one of the original hosts Aaron Bailey. We also have friend, new hobbyist and the 3rd member of Team SigBrah Tom Hewitt.

All 4 hosts went to Rain of Stars: a one day tournament using parts of the general’s handbook run by friend and star of The Blacksun Podcast Chris Tomlin.

We discuss our armies, the event, how we think the general handbook worked for matched play at an event and more.

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Age Of Sigbrah Ep.23: Podcast Dad

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In this episode Gary & Andy talk about their first game under the Generals Handbook. Hobby goals. New Releases and of course Dear Monty.

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