This week, Caitlin Kittredge and Steven Sanders come on the show to talk about their Image Comics series Throwaways! A tale of fugitives on the run from a shadow organization with shades of Three Days of the Condor and Stranger Things, Throwaways is paranoid, high-powered action at its finest. Caitlin and Steven talk the book, its departure from their usual work along with its influences, and where the story is going next! Also, the gang talks The Edge of Seventeen and Moana!

Throwaways, Volume 1 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, December 21! Look for the start of the second story arc on Wednesday, February 8!

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This week, Sam and Jake talk about the debut issue of the new Image Comics series Rockstars by Joe Harris and Megan Hutchison! A murder mystery behind one of the world's biggest, most infamous rock bands leads to a peak behind the curtain as murders linked to their legacy appear to resume! Listen as the boys talk about the book and their favorite rock'n'roll urban legends!

Rockstars debuts on Wednesday, December 14 in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology! 

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Jake welcomes back Sam on the show this time to talk about Kiss' 1984 album and their sophomore effort without their iconic makeup and stage personas, Animalize. Very much a product of its era, the album has the band try to make their own impact in the dominant hair metal scene but how does it hold up? And how does new lead guitarist Mark St. John fare in his only studio album with the band after replacing former guitarist Vinnie Vincent? Take a listen as the boys go track-by-track to find out.

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This week, Joe Harris and Megan Hutchison come on the show to talk about their Image Comics series Rockstars, a murder mystery linked to one of the world's greatest and most infamous rock bands! The gang talks to the creators about the book, its inspirations and origins, and leads to a whole larger discussion about the nature of rock'n'roll and art. Also, the gang has a spoiler-filled discussion about Arrival, talks the expanding legacy of Metallica, and Jake REALLY likes Captain Britain.

Rockstars debuts on Wednesday, December 14 in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology!

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This week, Sam and Jake give an advance review of One Week in the Library by W. Maxwell Prince and John Amor! The Image Comics graphic novel deconstructs the power of the literary word itself across seven vignettes each representing a day of the week and in its own unique presentation! Listen to what the boys thought of it!

One Week in the Library is out in comic shops everywhere and Comixology on Wednesday, December 7 and in bookstores on Tuesday, December 13!

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Chris goes full tilt boogie on the 1967 BBC series "The Prisoner"! Recently, he purchased the whole 17 episode series and felt like spending the whole episode talking about how cool it is!

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Tom DeFalco is a living legend in the comic book industry. He helped develop the digest magazines for Archie Comics, co-wrote the iconic Spider-Man storylines Maximum Carnage and The Clone Saga, and co-created Dazzler and Thunderstrike for starters. This week he talks to the boys about the debut issue of Reggie and Me, the latest addition to Archie Comics' growing line of titles set in New Riverdale, this time focusing on its greatest villain. Also, Tom talks why Archie has endured for 75 years and his work with a certain webslinging wallcrawler...finally, the gang settles to age old debate if Doctor Octopus is jacked.

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This week, Sam and Jake have an advance review of the debut issue of Reggie and Me, the latest addition to Archie Comics growing line of titles in New Riverdale! Focused on Riverdale's greatest supervillain and Archie's nemesis and rival, Reggie Mantle, the boys discuss this new title, the creative team of Tom DeFalco and Sandy Jarrell, and how the book fits into New Riverdale!

Reggie and Me debuts via Archie Comics in comic shops everywhere along with Comixology and the Archie App on Wednesday, December 7!

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In the final episode of Deconstructing The Beatles, Sam and Jake cover the non-album tracks the Fab Four released in the second half of their career as an ensemble from Christmas 1965 to their breakup in 1970. Also, now at the end of all things, the duo ponder why The Beatles in the first place and about the power of music in general. Thanks for following along, folks.

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This week the boys speak with Kevin Gould about his hip-hop concept album Stereo Myth and the grindhouse-tinged hero's journey narrative it tells! This leads to the gang talking about Kevin's inspirations, good kung fu grindhouse cinema, and the works of...Werner Herzog? Also, the gang talks about Doctor Strange! We're chock full of content this week, folks.

You can download and/or stream Stereo Myth absolutely for free here!

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