Sam and Zach talk about 1986's follow-up to the original Super Mario Bros., what was eventually released nearly a decade later in the United States as The Lost Levels! Deemed to difficult for American audiences upon the project's completion, the original Super Mario Bros. 2 has frustrated gamers all over the world for decades and is one of the more obscure classic Mario games. Listen to what the boys think of it all these years later!

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The boys welcome Ram V and Dev Pramanik on the show to discuss their upcoming book Paradiso! The new Image Comics series takes place in a post-apocalyptic where scavengers arrive at an old metropolis that may itself be more alive than it initially seems...The duo talk about the book's origins and inspirations and the appeal of stories in an urban setting. Also, the Geek Out trio talks Thor: Ragnarok and christen Sam Raimi "Samuel Raimuel" because they're dopes.

Paradiso debuts in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, December 6!

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Jason has been rotting away in Hell for a few months when he is resurrected by fellow supernatural slasher and Hell inmate, Freddy Krueger, looking for a way to get back into the land of the living. He tricks Jason into heading to Elm St, the site of Freddy’s gruesome killing spree, to drum up the fear that Krueger feeds off of. But much to his surprise, he can’t control Jason and the two come to blows over who gets the guts and the glory.

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The boys have an advance review of Paradiso by Ram V and Dev Pramanik this week! A post-apocalyptic story that follows scavengers coming to an old metropolis for a new start in a harsh world, the characters discover that the city may just be a character itself. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the first issue!

Paradiso debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, December 6!

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Kyle Starks pulls the hat trick and returns on the show to talk about the beginning of the end to his Image Comics series Rock Candy Mountain. Kyle talks to the gang about the end of his Kung Fu hobo epic book, how the issue kicking off the finale is the finest thing he's written to date (We agree!), and teases what to expect from him in the future. 

Rock Candy Mountain #5 and Volume 1 are available in comic stores everywhere and on Comixology now!

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The boys have an advance review of Rocky Candy Mountain #5 which kicks off the second and final arc of Kyle Starks Kung Fu hobo epic! An origin tale for the series' protagonist, the issue is at once a continuation of the story and the perfect jumping on point for new readers! Listen to what the boys think of it!

Rocky Candy Mountain #5 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, November 8! The first volume of Rock Candy Mountain is available everywhere now!

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Team 007 reconvenes to discuss 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me! In many ways, the film that saved the franchise and cemented the character's relevance beyond the 1960s, the tenth Bond film is the first that truly was tailored to star Roger Moore's strengths and stands among one of the greatest entries in the long-running cinematic franchise. Listen to what the boys think of it!

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Jake and Sam discuss the first volume of Rose by Meredith Finch and Ig Guara. The collection includes the first six issues of the Image Comics fantasy series with Meredith and Ig crafting a love letter to the entire genre while adding their own distinct voices to it. Listen to what the boys think of the opening story arc!

Rose Vol. 1 is out in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, November 8!

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The gang welcomes back Meredith Finch back on the show to talk about the first volume of her Image Comics fantasy epic Rose! Meredith talks about the broader themes and character tracks of the opening story arc along with what to expect when the series returns this January! Also, Meredith shares how she felt about Wonder Woman and teases her upcoming Xena: Warrior Princess run. Finally, the gang shares their favorite movie trailers while Chris talks The Foreigner!

Rose Volume 1 is out in comic stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, November 8!

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As a special Halloween treat, the boys have an extra advance book review, this time for Zack Kaplan and Andrea Mutti's Port of Earth! The Image Comics/Top Cow Entertainment series sees aliens come to Earth not to conquer but to bargain and open a way station off the California coast for interstellar travelers with the story exploring the consequences of the deal! Listen to what the boys think of it!

Port of Earth debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, November 8!

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