In a special episode, Christopher Sebela and Joshua Hixson come on the show to talk about their new book Shanghai Red. The dark, seafaring tale follows a young woman who swears revenge after she's kidnapped from her 19th century Portland home. Listen as the gang talk to the duo about their action-packed new series.

Shanghai Red debuts on Wednesday, June 20 in comic shops and Comixology.

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Shanghai Red by Christopher Sebela and Joshua Hixson. The period piece comic series follows a young woman that gets kidnapped out of 19th century Portland and seeks to run the oceans red with the blood of her tormentors in revenge. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the first issue.

Shanghai Red debuts in comic shops everywhere and Comixology on Wednesday, June 20.

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This week, Top Cow Productions President Matt Hawkins along with Director of Operations Henry Bajaras come on the show to talk about their contributions to the Where We Live anthology created in response to last year's tragic shooting in Las Vegas with short stories from an all-star creative team of writers and artists. The duo also talk about what to expect from Top Cow in 2018.

Where We Live is out in comic shops and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 30 with 100% of the proceeds going to medical expenses of Las Vegas shooting survivors.

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This week, the boys have an advance review of No. 1 with a Bullet by Jacob Semahn and Jorge Corona! The timely miniseries follows a young woman working in the entertainment industry in LA that attracts lethally unwanted attention when a sex tape leaks to the public. Sam and Jake discuss how hard-hitting and relevant the book is along with the raw power of Jorge's artwork.

No. 1 with a Bullet is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 6.

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In a special episode, Ram V and Dev Pramanik return on the show to talk about the first volume of their post-apocalyptic sci fi series, Paradiso. The duo talk about the story's influences, how Dev changes up his artistic style with each arc, and what to expect from the upcoming second volume starting in July.

Paradiso, Vol. 1: Essential Singularity is out in comic shops and Comixology now, out in bookstores on Tuesday, May 22!

Paradiso #5 kicking off the second arc is out on Wednesday, July 4!

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This week, Sam provides a review for the first volume of Paradiso by Ram V and Dev Pramanik! The post-apocalyptic sci story follows one young man named Jack as he finds himself drawn to the last city on Earth, the sentient city of Paradiso! But the device Jack's carrying that holds a secret to the city puts him on a collision course with several very deadly figures...Listen to what Sam thinks of the first volume!

Paradiso is out in comic shops and Comixology now and out in bookstores on Tuesday, May 22!

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This week, the boys are joined by Jacob Semahn and Jorge Corona to discuss their book No. 1 with a Bullet! The duo reveal how initially unplanned it was to have the miniseries about a young woman dealing with workplace abuse and social media invasion of privacy become so timely during the #MeToo era. The gang also divulges their love of Speed Racer and movies on Vudu! Finally, Chris and Jake tease upcoming movies they're excited for.

No. 1 with a Bullet is out in comic shops and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 6!

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This week, the boys provide advance reviews of two different sci fi books by Farel Dalrymple, Proxima Centauri and It Will All Hurt. Set in the same world as Farel's previous series, the critically acclaimed The Wrenches, both books follow the psychedelic fantasy-action with its characters taking on all sorts of otherworldly dangers. Listen as Sam and Jake discuss the books and Farel's stream-of-consciousness storytelling style.

Proxima Centauri and It Will All Hurt are both out in comic shops everywhere on Wednesday, June 13!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Void Trip by Ryan O'Sullivan and Plaid Klaus. The stoner sci fi black comedy sees the last two humans in the universe trying to reach the planet of Euphoria to truly experience freedom in a reality that actively restricts it. Listen as Sam and Jake discuss the book's deft balance of tone, imaginative settings, and visual theory behind its art.

Void Trip is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 30 and bookstores on Tuesday, June 5.

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In a special episode, Andrew MacLean returns on the show to talk about the second volume of his swords and sorcery fantasy series Head Lopper. The comic creator discusses changes in themes, visual style, and color scheme in a standalone tale that sees the titular barbarian warrior go deeper, darker, and weirder than ever before! Also, Andrew and the boys compare notes on heavy metal and Zelda!

Head Lopper, Vol. 2 is available in comic shops, bookstores, and Comixology now!

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