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Episode 186 - The Final Countdown: Saying Goodbye to the Amalgam Universe

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Are you ready for a journey through the final chapters of the Amalgam Universe? In this episode, we discuss the bittersweet end of an era and bid farewell to the unique blend of Marvel and DC's finest in Unlimited Access.

But it's not all about looking back. We also tackle some serious topics in the gaming community, including a troubling report from IGN. We dive into the latest superhero casting news that's got everyone talking: the Silver Surfer.

So, grab your headphones and join us on this epic adventure. Whether you're a die-hard fan or a casual listener, there's something for everyone in this episode.

Nerd News
Deck Nine Games' internal strife and the Life is Strange controversy
The Silver Surfer casting controversy and the future of the Fantastic Four

Big Talk
Iron Lantern #1 by Kurt Busiek and Paul Smith
Unlimited Access #1-4 by Karl Kesel and Pat Olliffe

Nerd Commendations
Gojira (1954) - The timeless classic that launched the kaiju genre
Avengers by Jed MacKay - A fresh take on Earth's Mightiest Heroes

(00:00) Introduction
(01:10) Nerd News: Deck Nine Games' controversy and Silver Surfer casting
(16:50) Amalgam Universe: Iron Lantern's brilliance and Unlimited Access' time-traveling tale
(58:35) Nerd Commendations: Gojira's cinematic legacy and Avengers' new direction
(01:08:00) Closing thoughts and Call to Action