The boys welcome Eisner Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Ed Piskor on the show to talk his latest book, X-Men: Grand Design. Ed talks about the book, an extensive, accessible retelling of the first 30 years of X-Men comic history and reflects on his own origins as an X-Men fan since childhood! Also, the gang shares their thoughts on Justice League!

X-Men: Grand Design is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, December 20!

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Category:Nerd Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
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Chris rejoins Jake and Sam as they continue their discussion about the Last Son of Krypton this time more focusing on the recent cinematic adaptations of DC Comics' flagship character starting with 2013's Man of Steel. The boys talk the inaugural DC Extended Universe flick along with last year's Batman v. Superman and this month's Justice League as well as how it stacks up to the Superman comics that got Chris interested in the franchise in the first place!

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Category:Superman -- posted at: 9:35pm EST
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The gang talks to singer-songwriter Brian Whelan who has been steadily working in the music industry for over a decade from playing as a mult-instrumentalist in country superstar Dwight Yoakam's band, putting out two solo albums (Decider and Sugarland), and working with Foo Fighters lead guitarist Chris Shiflett on his latest album. Brian talks to the boys about his songwriting process, the importance of musicians of singular vision, and the enduring legacy of rockabilly classics. Also, the gang shares what they're thankful for in advance of Thanksgiving!

Both of Brian's albums are out on Spotify and Apple Music! Check out his website for tour dates, merch, and more info!

Direct download: Episode177.mp3
Category:Nerd Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
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Ladies and gentleman, it's finally happening, after two years it's finally happening! Chris brings his mark buddy Timmy C in to talk WWE's Survivor Series! The two good brothers will be here for each WWE PPV to discuss our predictions, reviews, and other various noteworthy points. 

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Category:Wrestling -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
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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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Category:Video Game Archive -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
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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!

Direct download: Episode176.mp3
Category:Nerd Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
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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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Category:Friday the 13th -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
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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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Category:Book Club -- posted at: 3:00pm EST
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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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Category:Nerd Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
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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!

Direct download: BookClub97.mp3
Category:Book Club -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
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