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61T9cyxvbNL._SL300_“My name is David Charleston. I kill people with superpowers.”

     When a book opens in that fashion, you have to expect greatness to follow. Firefight is the second book in Brandon Sanderson’s series the Reckoners. This novel continues in following the life of David Charleston, resident of Newcago, youngest member of the Reckoners, and the man who killed Steelheart.

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     Have you ever wondered what the world would be if the average, every-day Joe woke up with superpowers? Sure, as a comic book fan, we’ve all thought about what superpowers we would like to have and what we would do with them, but what happens when the people that wake up with powers aren’t predisposed to being heroes? What happens when every last person that develops powers doesn’t just set out to make their own lives better, but sets out to build their own little kingdoms in their favorite corners of the world? What exactly is the fallout from a world full of villains without any heroes around to mitigate the damage?

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25220100 pushups, 100 situps, 100 squats, and a 10km run every day! Three years of this and you too can be the strongest hero on the face of the earth, at least according to Saitama, though you may also lose all of your hair.

     If you have been traveling in anime circles any time in the past few months, then you have most certainly come across the bevy of opinions related to One-Punch Man. Rather than delving into those, let’s take a look at exactly what this particular anime has to offer. One-Punch Man follows the story of Saitama, a remarkably average Joe in nearly every possible aspect. At least, that is where he started out. Saitama determines that he wants to become a superhero, after his first act to defend someone else, and sets himself on the path to becoming as powerful as he possibly can to that end. As a result, three years after he began his training, he has become so powerful that each and every enemy he faces is defeated… with one punch.

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In this episode join AJ and Anthony as they journey into the world of news updates!!!

Richard joins us for a special Royal Rumble Rundown!!

Also, AJ reviews the 5th wave while Anthony reviews Batman Bad Blood.

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In this episode AJ sits down with Alo and the Steam Nauts writer Rissy Dollins as she tells us stories from the dark side of Disney.force

Also, in a very spoiler heavy review, AJ and Anthony freely discuss the best and worst parts of The Force Awakens.  They end the review with their expectations and theories as to what lies ahead with the rest of the series.

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The Aeronaut’s Windlass is the latest offering from Jim Butcher. You may not be entirely familiar with the title of this one, but if you’ve listened to the podcast, you will have heard the name in conjuction with some of his other works (The Dresden Files and Codex Alera). If you know about Butcher’s work, then just telling you that The Aeronaut’s Windlass leans more towards his Codex Alera series than his Dresden Files series tells you right off whether or not this is something for you. If you aren’t familiar with his works, then I’ll give you a rundown the best I can.

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Join AJ and Anthony as they journey deep within their childhood and prepare to watch Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens.

They come to you from the line on opening night to catch the first showing of, what they hope, to be the biggest movie of the year.

Then listen as they give you a NON-SPOILER review of the film seconds after being one of the first to see it.

74231lThere was a time when the Hachimitsu Private Academy was a revered and elite all-girls’ boarding school on the outskirts of Tokyo but a recent policy revision is allowing boys into the student body. On his first day, Kiyoshi Fujino discovers that he’s one of only five boys enrolled at the school. Completely overwhelmed by the thousands of girls on campus, the few boys find that their situation is less than ideal. That is the basic summary for Prison School, credit to AnimeNewsNetwork for that one. From that base description, there are a number of directions that the series could have taken. Let’s dive into things and see just what they did with it.

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In this episode AJ and Anthony review Jessica Jones and Creed.  They also go over this weeks news.

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In this episode Anthony brags about his Google Nexus 6p.nexus-6p-1

Meanwhile, AJ talks about his latest book read, Dead of Night by M.R. Forbes.

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