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205: Akane no Mai – Violent Delights: A Westworld Podcast
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Westworld Episode 2.5

Violent Delights is a weekly podcast where hosts Andrew Sorcini, Dwayne DeFreitas, and Tosin Onafowokan discuss HBO’s Westworld, and the larger questions this ambitious show hopes to tackle.

On this week’s podcast, Andrew, Tosin, and Dwayne deconstruct the fourth episode of Westworld‘s second season, Episode 2.5 “Akane no Mai,” as they ask, Will Maeve ever find her daughter? Does Teddy have the bluetongue? Where’s the best sushi joint in Shogunworld? AND…NO ELSIE THIS WEEK!!!…

Welcome to Shogun World.

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The Drill Down 525: The Struggle Is REAL!
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Drill Down Atlas

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Facebook purges sketchy apps, net neutrality wins in the Senate, robot dogs are coming to work, congratulations…podcasting is free again!… and much, much more.

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Comic Spotlight: Ether: The Copper Golems #1
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Ether: The Copper Golems #1
Written by Matt Kindt
Art by David Rubin
Covers by David Rubin, Paul Pope
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: May 16, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

Apparently, I have missed some amazing comics lately. Ether: The Copper Golems #1 is the first issue of the second series. That’s right, second series. So guess who gets to go shopping for some back issues? That’s right, this guy. But before I do, let me tell you a little about this comic gem.

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Comic Spotlight: Persephone HC
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Persephone HC
Story and Art by Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky
Letters by Deron Bennett
Translated by Edward Gavvin
Archaia Entertainment
Release Date: May 16, 2018
Cover Price: $19.99

I have yet to read Persephone but just flipping through it I am struck by the amalgamation of so many different styles blended into one unique, yet disturbing, tale.

This contemporary re-imagining by Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky has been translated into English from its original French.

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Comic Spotlight: The Michael Moorcock Library: Erekose – The Swords Of Heaven, The Flowers Of Hell
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The Michael Moorcock Library: Erekose – The Swords of Heaven, The Flowers of Hell
Character created by Michael Moorcock
Script and art by Howard V. Chaykin
Titan Comics
Release Date: May 15, 2018
Cover Price: $19.99

Anyone that knows me knows that I have been a fan of The Eternal Champion series/saga/lifestyle for decades. Michael Moorcock created what I consider to be the greatest incarnation of a hero ever. And I know I am not alone as there are adaptations and re-issuings year after year, decade after decade.

So it brings me no end of pleasure to introduce you to The Michael Moorcock Library: Erekose – The Swords Of Heaven, The Flowers Of Hell.

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How The Kasdans’ Script Helped Ron Howard’s Approach To ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’
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Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is the second of the Star Wars spinoffs. The films are a part of a larger anthology of stories that may not have Jedis but are still a part of the same universe. Directed by Ron Howard, the film follows the adventures of a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) as he navigates the dangerous criminal underworld. Along the way, he will make new friends like his future co-pilot Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and the smooth gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). This journey will set the course for one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

We sat down with our fellow journalists to talk to Howard and screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan at the film’s press day. There we talked to the three about the challenges of making a Star Wars film, bringing a new Han Solo to life, and the film’s moral ambiguity. Check out what they had to say below.

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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Cast Talk About Being A Part Of The ‘Star Wars’ Legacy
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Solo: A Star Wars Story #1

The legend of Han Solo lives on in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Lucasfilm’s latest spinoff chronicles Han’s rise up the ranks of the criminal underworld as the lovable rogue sets out to make a name for himself while also making a few friends like Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian along the way. Alden Ehrenreich plays the younger version of the title character, made famous by Harrison Ford. Donald Glover plays Lando Calrissian, a character made famous by Billy Dee Williams; while Joonas Suotamo takes the role of Chewbacca, again, made famous by Peter Mayhew.

We were fortunate enough to sit down with our fellow journalists to talk to the aforementioned actors, along with Emilia Clarke (Qi’ra), Woody Harrelson (Tobias Beckett), Thandie Newton (Val), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (L3-37), and Paul Bettany (Dryden Vos) about the upcoming film. The group talked about their experience on set, what it was like to be a part of a Star Wars film, and much more. Check out what they had to say, below.

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204: The Riddle of the Sphinx – Violent Delights: A Westworld Podcast
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Westworld 2.4

Violent Delights is a weekly podcast where hosts Andrew Sorcini, Dwayne DeFreitas, and Tosin Onafowokan discuss HBO’s Westworld, and the larger questions this ambitious show hopes to tackle.

On this week’s podcast, Andrew, Tosin, and Dwayne deconstruct the fourth episode of Westworld‘s second season, Episode 2.4 “The Riddle of the Sphinx,” as they ask, Who is Bernard’s 2nd control unit meant for? What did the Ghost Nation warrior whisper to Stubbs? Is Grace actually Emily? AND… THERE IS ELSIE!!!…

Is this now? If you’re looking forward, you’re looking in the wrong direction.

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The Drill Down 524: Microsoft Build & Google I/O 2018
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Microsoft Build & Google I/O 2018

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Microsoft Build conference and Google I/O conference, the fight for Net Neutrality is back on, reanimating dead brains… and much, much more.

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Comic Spotlight: The Ghost, The Owl Hardcover
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The Ghost, The Owl
Written by Franco
Art by Sara Richard
Cover by Sara Richard
Action Lab Comics
Release Date: May 2, 2018
Cover Price: $9.99

I stumbled upon this quite by accident but I had to do a quick spotlight to show it off! The Ghost, The Owl is possibly one of my top ten favorite graphic novels I have read this year. It’s a touching story about a lost soul who is on a journey of discovery. With the help of a newfound friend, the way is found but obstacles appear and the struggle begins.

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