Sam and Jake start examining the work of The Beatles' late period that sees the Fab Four gradually start to come apart at the seams. This episode focuses on the numerous reasons their favorite band begins to break up but, despite the relatively heavy subject matter, the episode is a real goofy one from jump. The real focus is on the first half of the band's self-titled album to help launch their own record label Apple Corps but what do the boys think of it? And do they think The White Album needs to be a double album? Listen and find out!

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The gang is back with a host-centric episode and lots to talk about. Chris and Josh talk about the latest Star Trek flick, Star Trek Beyond, and how it stacks up to the rest of the rebooted trilogy. Chris also discusses going to WWE Battleground and seeing the Verizon Center react to the divisive Roman Reigns. Sam and Jake reflect on their experiences at Comic-Con 2016 and tell some anecdotes about the San Diego pop culture celebration. And the gang talks about the first looks of a lot of upcoming comic book shows and movies revealed at the convention! An episode of Catching Up where we actually catch up!

Direct download: Episode107.mp3
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This week, Sam and Jake talk about the first volume of Blue Monday by Chynna Clugston Flores which gets a remastered release via Image Comics and new colors by superstar colorist Jordie Bellaire! A semi-autobiographical love letter to high school in the early 1990s, Blue Monday focuses on Bleu Finnegan, a teenager with a deep affinity for mod culture, Buster Keaton, and Pepsi. With a pronounced manga influence and predating the similarly themed Scott Pilgrim and Octopus Pie, Blue Monday is easily a favorite of Sam's. Hear what the boys thought of the book overall!

Blue Monday Vol 1 is out in comic book shops and on Comixology on Wednesday, July 27!

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Even though Star Trek Beyond is already out in theaters, the celebration of 50 years of Star Trek continues with our commentary for Star Trek: Insurrection! With the franchise reinvigorated by the success of Star Trek: First Contact, the studio decided to make the ninth Star Trek film considerably lighter than its dark, violent predecessor. Sam often lists this film as one of his least favorite in the series but does that dubious distinction hold? And what do the others think of it? Watch along and listen to find out!

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You wanted the best and, in 1978, the best band in the land temporarily and amicably went their own ways to each record their own respective solo album which were released simultaneously in September of that year. Each member of Kiss imbued their album with their respective influences and musical sensibilities but what does Jake think of it? This time around, he's invited his buddy and fellow Geek Out co-host Sam to return on the show to briefly talk about each of them; four albums discussed here for the price of one!

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Category:KISS Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
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This week, the boys talk to Austin Eichelberger, comic book creator and Vice President of Richmond-based Plume Snake Comics. Plume Snake is a startup subscription service that gives subscribers access to a whole library of indie comics published through the company. Listen as Austin talks about Plume Snake's origins, the company's mission statement and inspiration, and a bit of his own background in the comic book industry. Also, the gang talks about the new Ghostbusters!

To sign up for Plume Snake, check out their website here!

Be sure to enter the promo code PS-NWX-1MT to get a free month-long trial subscription!

 

Direct download: Episode106.mp3
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This week, Josh joins Sam and Jake to talk about the debut issue of the new Dark Horse Comics series Black Hammer by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston. A revisionist take on classic superhero teams and a bit of a mystery, Black Hammer focuses on a prematurely retired superteam living together in a small town. Listen what the boys think of the book, how they think Ormston and Lemire mesh well as collaborators, and how the book hits a lot of classic Lemire tropes!

Black Hammer is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, July 20!

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The countdown to Star Trek Beyond and the celebration of 50 years of Star Trek continues here with Star Trek: First Contact! Considered by many to be the finest film featuring The Next Generation cast if not one of the greatest films in the entire franchise, First Contact pits the crew of the Enterprise on a time-traveling collision course with Picard's most personal foe, the Borg! Listen as the gang revisits this classic flick in time for its 20th anniversary!

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In this installment, Chris and Ken discuss where they buy their Laserdiscs. It can range from online to in-person sales. Stores and private sellers. Join in and have a listen!

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Category:Laserdisc Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
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Justin Jordan is back this week (Honestly, he never really left) to talk about his other Image Comics series, Luther Strode, and series artist Tradd Moore is here to join him! The duo separately discuss the final installment of the Luther Strode trilogy, The Legacy of Luther Strode, along with some of their influences with the book. Also, Justin talks about his work with DC and Tradd talks reinventing Ghost Rider for Marvel Comics. This episode is fully loaded and ready to rock!

The Legacy of Luther Strode is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology now along with the first two installments of the Luther Strode trilogy!

Direct download: Episode105.mp3
Category:Nerd Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
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