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Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Recap, Episode 18: ‘The Frenemy of my Enemy’

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Welcome back to the ComicsAlliance post-show analysis for Agents of SHIELD, the spy show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is where we break down each episode using our unique S.H.L.E.I.D. recap system — recapping the show, looking at highlights and lowlights, and exploring the show’s relationship to both the comics and the wider Marvel movie world.

This week, Skye and Cal have a daddy-daughter date that's almost as creepy as those words put together, an Inhuman fights a cyborg, and everyone goes to the doctor's office. 'The Frenemy of My Enemy' was directed by Karen Gaviola and written by Monica Owusu-Breen.

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The Transformed Man, Act 2: Liars, A To D

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I’ve never liked the Transformers. The franchise never really got its hooks into me when I was a kid, and while I’ve tried to give it a shot as an adult, it’s never really clicked. But now, with the recommendations of almost everyone I know and a well-timed Humble Bundle sale, I’ve found myself in possession of three years worth (and counting) of IDW’s More Than Meets The Eye and Robots In Disguise comics. I’m working my way through a story arc every week, and if I have to read about these robots, you’re coming with me.

This week, the Transformers split into two groups, and Rodimus's crew encounters the ultimate in alien terror!

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‘Arrow’ Season 3 Recap, Episode 20: ‘The Fallen’

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The CW’s superhero series Arrow re-imagines Green Arrow for a TV audience as a tough, often ruthless vigilante bent on setting things right in his home of Starling City by punishing the wicked. ComicsAlliance’s Matt Wilson is back for the third season of the popular series in our recap feature we’re officially dubbing Pointed Commentary.

This week: The dead are returned to life! Long-held feelings are finally revealed! A plane is requisitioned!

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‘The Flash’ Season 1 Recap, Episode 19, ‘Who Is Harrison Wells?’

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Welcome back to Up To Speed, home of the the Flashest Recaps Alive. Here we’ll recap the latest episode of The Flash, dispense some Flash Facts and talk about what works, what doesn’t and where the series might be headed, as we try and keep up with the adventures of the fastest man alive, Barry Allen, more widely known as The Flash.

This week we're taking a look at episode 19, which asks the question "Who Is Harrison Wells?" only we sort of already know who he is. Also included in this episode: Joe and Cisco (and Business Beanie™) take a road trip to Starling City, Barry faces off against The Everyman, Iris is still being lied to/angry about being lied to, and Poor Eddie winds up in the hoosegow.

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The Most Strange-erous Game: Predator’s Weirdest Hunting Trips

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Aside from their first initial, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Archie Andrews have never had all that much in common. That changed this week, when Dark Horse Comics released Archie Vs. Predator, and the alien big game hunter that menaced a dirty, sweaty, well-muscled cast lead by Schwarzenneger in the 1987 film Predator set his sites on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and their quite killable gang.

In film, Predators have been mostly content to hunt humans, and aliens from the Aliens franchise, across a series of five films — Predator, Predator 2, AVP: Alien Vs. Predator, Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem and Predators — but in comics, they've pursued and usually failed to obtain some pretty exotic skulls.

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‘Arrow’ Season 3 Recap, Episode 19: ‘Broken Arrow’

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The CW’s superhero series Arrow re-imagines Green Arrow for a TV audience as a tough, often ruthless vigilante bent on setting things right in his home of Starling City by punishing the wicked. ComicsAlliance’s Matt Wilson is back for the third season of the popular series in our recap feature we’re officially dubbing Pointed Commentary.

This week: Roy gets tossed in the clink and endures some hard times there, Doug Jones is basically wasted as Deathbolt, and Ollie gets teary-eyed but refuses to let tears fall, in true tough-guy form.

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Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Recap, Episode 17: ‘Melinda’

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Welcome back to the ComicsAlliance post-show analysis for Agents of SHIELD, the spy show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is where we break down each episode using our unique S.H.L.E.I.D. recap system — recapping the show, looking at highlights and lowlights, and exploring the show’s relationship to both the comics and the wider Marvel movie world.

This week, Skye learns more about her family, Melinda May learns more about Coulson's secret plans, and we finally find out what happened in Bahrain, and how May earned her nickname "the Cavalry." Hooray, no more oblique Bahraiin references! 'Melinda' was directed by Garry A. Brown and written by DJ Doyle.

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‘The Flash’ Season 1 Recap, Episode 18, ‘All-Star Team-Up’

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Welcome back to Up To Speed, home of the the Flashest Recaps Alive. Here we’ll recap the latest episode of The Flash, dispense some Flash Facts and talk about what works, what doesn’t and where the series might be headed, as we try and keep up with the adventures of the fastest man alive, Barry Allen, more widely known as The Flash.

This week’s episode has a surprise visit from some Starling City citizens, Cisco and the Atom get caught in a rad bromance, Joe West gets the giggles, Barry gets the blues, and bees. So many bees. Hundreds upon thousands of the things. They're in my eyes! So let's get buzzing on episode 18, "All-Star Team-Up."

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Comics, Everybody: The History of Daredevil Explained!

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Daredevil is the latest Marvel hero to make a triumphant return to the screen in the recently released Netflix series that you've probably already watched all thirteen episodes of, so he's the perfect candidate to have his convoluted history explored in the recurring feature we call Comics, Everybody! Cartoonist Chris Haley of Let’s Be Friends Again is here to educate you about Daredevil's tragic love life, colorful villains, and unlikely origin story.

Whether you're new to comics, new to Marvel's heroes, or a long-time fan looking to re-familiarize yourself with the eccentricities of superhero continuity (or maybe engage in some hardcore nitpicking), we hope you'll enjoy this tribute to the hornheaded hero of Hell's Kitchen.

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Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Recap, Episode 16: ‘Afterlife’

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Welcome back to the ComicsAlliance post-show analysis for Agents of SHIELD, the spy show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is where we break down each episode using our unique S.H.L.E.I.D. recap system — recapping the show, looking at highlights and lowlights, and exploring the show’s relationship to both the comics and the wider Marvel movie world.

This week, Skye hangs out in Inhumantown, Coulson and Hunter try to track Skye down (and only get as far as the cabin), and Agent Gonzalez tries to crack open Fury's little black box. Plus, the return of that one guy I'd honestly kinda totally forgotten existed. 'Afterlife' was directed by Kevin Hooks and written by Craig Titley.

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