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Attack Of The New Comics Wednesday: 11-09-2011

My usual Wednesday trip to my local comic store is impossible this week as I’ve been on the couch recovering from a minor surgery to a very tender and major part of my body (guess what it is and win a prize!) So it’s off to the new and exciting world of same day digital comics for me!

I have downloaded digital comics in the past, picking up mass amounts of back issues when they have a sale, sitting in airports bored and looking to spend money or just wanting to buy comic books without having to bother with pants. Seeing as just about every electronic device I own can display digital comics (come on microwave and coffee maker, pick up your game) this should be easy, right?

Maybe not.

Just a couple of quick thoughts on the current state of comic industry going digital. The slew of Comixology apps are still rather clumsy and while I like how I buy a comic once and can read it on any device, why do I have to download it on each one? Is it not possible to just stream the data? As I sat on the couch with my new best friend, a bag of frozen peas (oh, a clue to what the surgery could have been) I got a little frustrated having to wait for each one of them to download. Add in the fact that while I like my iPad, call me old fashioned but it’s never going to replace the joy of reading a comic on paper or killing 20 minutes to an hour in a comic store.

So lets get to the books, up ahead its Marvels big tease for 2012, we check in with the new Spider-Man that had people who never read a comic all up in arms, the latest issue of Green Lantern and we’re off to Cuba for spies and espionage.

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Angry Birds – A Time for Peace?

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When you play Rovio’s “Angry Birds” mobile game, do you feel vindicated when your birds squash those egg-stealing pigs? Or are you more empathetic to the swine, who just need some eggs for their… super secret egg project (?)? No matter which side you’re on, now is the time for peace. Maybe.

Below, check out this video of what started out as a peace treaty signing among the birds and the pigs — and what ended up badly for one particular side. (source: Kotaku)

When you’re finished doing your victory dance or crying in shame, consider going to an official Angry Birds meetup in or near your city. Saturday, Dec. 11, is “Angry Birds Day,” and in celebration, you’re invited to be part of a flash mob celebrating the birds’ world dominance. The largest meetup to date is New York City, but there’s plenty of time to gather friends in your own town. Check out the details here.

And for the hell of it, enjoy this photo from Halloween of my boyfriend and me in our homemade Angry Birds costumes:

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