This week, Frank Barbiere comes back on the show to talk about the first volume of his new comic series Violent Love with artist Victor Santos! Frank also discusses his upcoming Marvin the Martian/Martian Manhunter crossover with DC Comics and the return of his debut creator-owned comic series Five Ghosts! Also, the gang talks summer concerts!

Violent Love is out in comic shops everywhere and Comixology now!

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This week, the boys review the first volume of Frank Barbiere and Victor Santos' pulp-infused crime comic, Violent Love. A meditation on violence set in the early 1970s of the American Southwest, Barbiere and Santos' tale is packed with unexpected twists and turns as the carnage continues to escalate. Listen to what Sam and Jake thought of it!

Violent Love is out in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 24!

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It's that time of year, again. Chris just had a birthday and got a couple new Laserdiscs and he wants to talk about them with you!

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150 episodes! For this milestone of an episode, Alex de Campi, the person that has guested on the show more than anyone else, comes back with Tony Parker to talk about their book Mayday! The creative team reveals the real-world history behind the Cold War espionage tale, describe the action set pieces and motivations within the story, and talk about what's to come next. Also, naturally, Sam Peckinpah works his way into the conversation to the delight of everyone. Finally, the boys talk about what they thought of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2!

Mayday is out in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 24!

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Sam and Jake review Mayday, the first volume in Alex de Campi and Tony Parker's Codename: Felix series! A Cold War espionage story following two young Soviet agents undercover in California in the early 1970s, de Campi and Parker's tale is filled with an uncanny eye for detail for the period and with all manner of sex, drugs, and rock and roll! Listen to what the boys think of it!

Mayday is out in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 24!

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The gang is back for more Bond as they revisit the 1964 classic flick Goldfinger! The quartet talks about how the film solidified the franchise's cinematic formula, their favorite moments, and what they find outlandish about the whole thing (Things only get wackier from here). Also, Sam and Jake talk about their five favorite James Bond movies of all time!

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This week, the boys talk to Farel Dalrymple about his award-winning series Pop Gun War! Farel talks about his influences and approach with the first two volumes of the series, the appeal of coming-of-age stories, and the intricacies of the shared universe between his bibliography including his science fiction-fantasy tale The Wrenchies! Also, the gang talks One-Punch Man and a recent onset of ennui!

Pop Gun War: Chain Letter is out in comic book stores everywhere on Wednesday, June 14!

Pop Gun War: Gift is out everywhere now! 

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About this time last year, the boys reviewed the first volume of the award-winning Pop Gun War by Farel Dalrymple and now the gang is reviewing the second volume this time around! A jam session exploring past, present, and future with the return of familiar faces across Dalrymple's bibliography, listen to that the boys think of this sophomore volume.

Pop Gun War: Chain Letter is out in comic books stores everywhere on Wednesday, June 14!

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Five years have past since young Tommy Jarvis saved his sister from the attack from killer, Jason Voorhees. Time has not been kind to Tommy and he’s found himself being shipped to Pinehurst Halfway House. While there, a troubled youth murders a fellow resident. This tragic event seems to kickstart a rash of violent deaths in the surrounding area but all seem to be focused around the halfway house. Could Jason be back to enact his revenge on poor Tommy Jarvis?

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This week, the boys welcome back Joe Harris and Megan Hutchison to discuss the opening story arc of their Image Comics series ROCKSTARS, tease what's to come in the heavy metal-centric second arc this summer, and listen as Sam makes an embarrassing admission and alienates the show's one Icelandic listener! Also, the gang talks The Fate of the Furious!

Rockstars: Nativity in Blacklight is out in comic book shops everywhere and Comixology on Wednesday, June 14!

Megan's original graphic novel, Vesna, is available through her website here!

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