Steve Skroce returns on the show to talk about his book Maestros including its inspirations, its future, and the balancing act when it comes to the narrative's overall tone and psychedelia. Also, given Steve's extensive work in film, him and Sam talk about what they've seen lately.

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Sean Mackiewicz, editor-in-chief of Skybound Entertainment, sits down with Sam to talk about running one of the most successful comic book imprints in the world, co-creating the book Gasolina, and what to expect from the future of the publisher!

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In a special episode, Brenden Fletcher returns on the show to talk about the first volume of his fantasy series Isola. Brenden talks the book's origins and influences, what to expect next, and the what draws him to create strong female protagonists across all of his work. And because it's October and because it's Brenden Fletcher, him and Sam talk a lot about Dracula and his timeless appeal.

Isola, Vol. 1 is out now!

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In a special episode, Ian Boothby and Gisele Lagace come on the show to talk about their new Image Comics series Exorsisters. Telling the tale of two identical twins that solve mysteries involving all manner of demonic possession, the new book is a blend of Supernatural and Sabrina the Teenage Witch! Listen as the duo talk about the book and its influences!

Exorsisters is out now!

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In a special episode, Ram V and Sumit Kumar come on the show to talk about their new Vault Comics book These Savage Shores. A meditation on India's colonial history and blend of European and Indian mythology and horror tropes, the new series tells the tale of vampires arriving in the region that will one day become India with ancient secrets of its own.

These Savage Shores is out now!

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Sam and Zach reunite on a new episode of the Video Game Archives to talk about the first Wii Super Mario game, 2007's Super Mario Galaxy! Sam's personal favorite Super Mario title, the game brought the franchise back to 3D with the titular plumber taking to the stars to stop Bowser with some new interstellar allies. Listen as the two revisit the instant classic!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of These Savage Shores by Ram V and Sumit Kumar! The new Vault Comics series has a European vampire on the run take refuge in the region that would become India only to find the new land has ancient supernatural secrets of its own! This to what Sam thinks of the first issue!

These Savage Shores debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, October 10!

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HIAC is done! Hear what the boys thought and find out if a new GOMen's and GOMVP have been crowned! Also, Chris watched All In!

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John McCrea returns on the show to talk about his new book Dead Rabbit! The new crimefighting series from Image Comics tells the tale of a retired vigilante in the Boston metro area lured back into the game years later as he cares for his ailing wife. John talks about the book's influences and balancing hard-hitting action and pitch black humor.

Dead Rabbit is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, October 3!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Dead Rabbit by Gerry Duggan and John McCrea! The new Image Comics series sees a retired Boston-area vigilante return to crimefighting as he deals with his ailing wife. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the debut issue!

Dead Rabbit is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, October 3!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Jook Joint by Tee Franklin and Alitha Martinez! The new Image Comics horror miniseries takes place in a nightspot in 1950s New Orleans with a dark, bloody secret. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the debut issue!

Jook Joint is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, October 3!

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Sam and Zach are back with the latest installment recapping the Super Mario franchise this time revisiting 2006's New Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo DS! The best-selling game on the handheld system, the title launched a whole sub-series for the video game publisher that continued for years across several different platforms...but how does the original entry hold up over a decade later?

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Hell in a Cell is upon us! Or as Chris likes to call it Helena Cell. Anyway, hear Chris and Tim on their thoughts on this month in wrestling and check out their predictions for HIAC 2018!

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Tee Franklin returns on the show to talk about her upcoming horror book Jook Joint with artist Alitha E. Martinez! The new story follows a New Orleans hotspot in the 1950s with a dark, bloody secret! Tee talks about her love of horror, the personal inspiration behind the story, and her hopes of empowerment for the new series. Also, the gang talks new Predator and Halloween.

Jook Joint is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, October 3!

Proceeds from the variant cover go to the Joyful Heart Foundation who can be found here.

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This week, Sam and Jake have an advance review of MCMLXXV by Joe Casey and Ian MacEwan! Following Pamela Evans, a young cab driver in the streets of 1970s Manhattan, the comic defies all expectations as Pam runs into everything from monsters to ninjas while still trying to collect her fares! Listen to what the boys think of the first issue!

MCMLXXV debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, September 12!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Head Lopper #9 by Andrew MacLean. The acclaimed swords and sorcery epic kicks off its third storyline as its title character finds himself in a city on the verge of war! Also, a peek at how the love-hate relationship between Norgal and Agatha began! Here's what Sam and Jake think of the issue.

Head Lopper #9 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, September 12!

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Andrew MacLean returns on the show for a third time to discuss the third story arc of his swords and sorcery epic Head Lopper! Andrew talks about mixing up the narrative and visuals, the inspirations behind the upcoming volume, and teases what's to come in the new story.

Headlopper #9 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, September 12! The first two volumes of Head Lopper are out everywhere now! 

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This week, Sam and Jake have a review of the first issue of Bully Wars by Skottie Young and Aaron Conley. The new Image Comics series follows the biggest bully from his previous school suddenly finding himself the target of even bigger bullies as he starts high school with only his former victims to back him up as slapstick hilarity ensues. Listen to what the boys think of the debut issue!

Bully Wars is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology now!

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John Layman returns on the show for his three-peat appearance to talk about his upcoming book Outer Darkness with Afu Chan. In addition to the new sci-fi series, John also talks about his current Image Comics series Leviathan with Nick Pitarra and all its demonic, kaiju action! Also, the gang talks about the Punisher...again!

The first two issues of Leviathan are out everywhere now!

Outer Darkness is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, November 7!

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In a special episode, Anthony Del Col returns on the show to talk about his new Marvel miniseries Luke Cage: Everyman! Anthony talks about his longtime appreciation of the street-level Marvel superheroes including Cage and his approach to balance relevant topics from today into superhero action! Also, the writer reveals which fall horror film release he believes will triumph at the box office!

The first chapter of Luke Cage: Everyman is available on Comixology and Marvel Unlimited now!

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This week, Sam has an advance review of Perdy by Kickliy. The popular European artist's Western graphic novel follows its title character after she's released from Yuma prison and falls back into a life of crime in the Wild West! Listen to what Sam thinks of it!

Perdy is out in comic shops everywhere on Wednesday, September 5!

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This week, Eric Shanower comes on the show to talk about the remastered editions of his Eisner Award-winning historical epic Age of Colors. Now in full-color for the first time, Eric discusses the enduring appeal of classic Ancient Greek stories and what makes the characters so intriguing all these millennia later. Also, Eric talks his other passion project, The Wizard of Oz!

Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships is out in comic shops everywhere on Wednesday, September 12!

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This week, Sam looks at the remastered edition of Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships by Eric Shanower. Presented in full-color by John Dallaire for the very first time, the historical epic retells the legendary Trojan War after Paris of Troy absconds with Helen, Queen of Sparta! Listen to what Sam thinks of the remastered first volume!

Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships is out in comic shops everywhere on Wednesday, September 12!

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In a special review for Marvel, Sam and Jake review the first two issues of Luke Cage: Everyman. The new miniseries written by Anthony del Col with Jahnoy Lindsay and Ian Herring on art follows the Hero of Harlem as years of super-powered heroics lead him to begin to show signs of CTE! Listen as Sam and Jake discuss the bold new direction for Power Man! 

The first two issues of Luke Cage: Everyman are available on Comixology now!

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In a special episode, Ryan O'Sullivan returns on the show to talk about his new Vault Comics series Fearscape! The new fantasy series with artists Andrea Mutti and Vlad Popov deconstructs the nature of storytelling while its protagonist finds himself drawn into a fantastical world filled with personifications of fear. Ryan talks about the books influences and the nature of writing among different writers with Sam.

Fearscape #1 debuts on Wednesday, September 26 in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology!

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In the show's first book review for Vault Comics, Sam looks at the inaugural issue of Fearscape, written by Ryan O'Sullivan with art by Andrea Mutti and Vlad Popov. The new comic book series sees an amateur writer with delusions of grandeur suddenly finding himself in a fantasy world where storytellers are confronted by personifications of fear as he attempts to make a name for himself professionally. Listen to what Sam thinks of the first issue and keep an eye out for an interview with Ryan all about it soon!

Fearscape #1 debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, September 26!

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Andrew Aydin returns on the show this week to talk about his and Congressman John Lewis' original graphic novel Run. The follow-up to their acclaimed original graphic novel trilogy March, the new book, with art by Afua Richardson and Nate Powell covers the Congressman's first serious foray into the world of politics after the Civil Rights Movement. Later, the gang talks birthdays, rock shows, and...shark movies?

All three volumes of March are out now. 

Run will be released by Abrams Books sometime in 2019.

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Oh damn! What a banger of a PPV that was, eh? And that Takeover! UGH! Find out who the inaugural GCW NXT King of Predictions is and find out with Chris and Tim respectively retain their GOMen's and GOMVP titles!

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It's the biggest party of the summer and we're here for it! We've got a new title for NXT predictions as we go over the Takeover Brooklyn 4 card and then, hear about the most divergent predictions we've had so far on the show when we discuss the matches for Summer Slam!

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This week, the 007 team reconvenes to talk about 1999's The World Is Not Enough. The third Pierce Brosnan-starring film in the long-running series has the British superspy deal with a terrorist who can't feel pain that's targeting oil pipelines from some reason. Listen as the boys revisit the final Bond film of the 20th century and see how it holds up.

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This week, Cullen Bunn and Mark Torres come on the show to talk about their new Image Comics miniseries Cold Spots. The duo discuss the atmospheric, gothically-tinged new horror book, how their partnership came about, and influences behind the series. Also, they compare notes on favorite horror movie slashers! Finally, the gang shares their thoughts on Mission: Impossible - Fallout!

Cold Spots debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, August 22!

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This week, Sam has an advance review of Cold Spots by Cullen Bunn and Mark Torres. The new Image Comics horror series follows a man searching for his estranged family after their mysterious disappearance only to find a whole world of supernatural terror. Listen to what Sam thinks of the first issue!

Cold Spots debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, August 22!

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In a special episode, Sam sits down with Christopher Sebela, Ted Brandt, and Ro Stein to talk about their new Image Comics series Crowded. Already optioned for the big screen, the book follows a young woman forced to hire a bodyguard when she's targeted by a crowd-funded assassination campaign. Listen as the gang discusses the book's inspirations and where it's going next!

Crowded debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, August 15!

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This week, Sam has a special advance review of Crowded by Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein, Ted Brandt, and Triona Farrell. The new Image Comics series sees an LA-based woman forced to hire a bodyguard when her pending assassination becomes crowdfunded. Listen to what Sam thinks of the first issue!

Crowded debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, August 15!

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This week, Sean Lewis and Caitlin Yarsky return on the show to talk about the second story arc of their Image Comics series Coyotes! The duo discuss the new themes and direction for the action-horror book as well changes in styles and influences. Also, the gang shares what they've been up from concerts to TV series.

Coyotes #5 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, August 15!

Coyotes, Vol. 1 is out everywhere now!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Coyotes #5 by Sean Lewis and Caitlin Yarsky! The first issue of the second story arc, the latest installment sees the cast of characters relocate to find a new society with a different strategy against the titular lycanthropes. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the issue!

Coyotes #5 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, August 15!

Coyotes, Vol. 1 is out everywhere now!

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This 007 crew reconvenes this week to discuss 1997's Tomorrow Never Dies. Rushed into production to capitalize on GoldenEye's success, Pierce Brosnan's sophomore outing as James Bond began filming without a complete script...and it shows! Listen as the gang revisits a film that isn't as bad as its reputation suggests but not as good as anyone hopes.

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This week, the boys talk to Brandon Dayton. The former video game concept artist is the writer and artist behind Green Monk which sees a new origin tale through Image Comics in an original graphic novel. Brandon talks his influences and his love of Russian culture while Jake recounts San Diego and Chris talks seeing several new films.

Green Monk: Blood of the Martyrs is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, September 26.

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This week, Sam has a special advance book review of Green Monk: Blood of the Martyrs. An origin story of Brandon Dayton's acclaimed self-published fantasy book, the new original graphic novel follows a young orphan that's raised by an order of monks in a mythical version of Russia. Listen to what Sam thinks of the new book!

Green Monk: Blood of the Martyrs is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, September 26.

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Sam and Zach reconvene to discuss the only Super Mario game for the GameCube, 2002's Super Mario Sunshine. The second 3D platformer in the series, the boys revisit the game that pushed the Nintendo console's hardware capabilities as far as it could go with the last major visual redesign of the classic character. But how does the often-overlooked title hold up sixteen years later?

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This week, W. Maxwell Prince and Martin Morazzo return on the show to talk about the second volume of their series Ice Cream Man and reflect on the first volume. The duo tease what's to come next for the horror-tinged anthology series with its new theme of sinister escalation. Also, Chris talks about his recent road trip to Texas and back!

Ice Cream Man Vol. 1 and #5 are out everywhere now.

Ice Cream Man #6 is out on Wednesday, August 15!

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Extreme Rules 2018 is in the bag. Did we like it? Who won the title? Who won the MVP? Listen and love!

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Sam has a special review of the fifth issue of W. Maxwell Prince and Martin Morazzo's Ice Cream Man kicking off the second volume of the horror-tinged anthology series. After the end of the last volume, the new stories seem marked with sinister escalation...but what does Sam think of the latest installment of the acclaimed series?

Ice Cream Man #5 and Vol. 1 are both out now! 

Ice Cream Man #6 is out on Wednesday, August 15!

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With today marking the finale of Spider-Gwen, Jason Latour returns for a supersized episode to talk about the fan-favorite alternate universe webslinger including his favorite moments during his forty-issue plus tenure with the character and what she means to him. Also, Jason reflects on the Eisner-Award-winning Southern Bastards, Black Cloud, and Loose Ends.

Spider-Gwen #34, Southern Bastards Vol. 4, and Loose Ends are out now. Black Cloud Vol. 2 is out on August 29.

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It's time to separate the kids from the grown-ups and gt EXTREME! Tim and Chris talk about who they got to win in this WWE PPV.

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In a special episode, Viz Media editor David Brothers returns on the show to catch up with Sam and Jake. David teases what's to come next from the largest North American manga publisher, how he first got into comics, and why Lebron playing for the Lakers is an extinction level event.

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This week, the boys talk to Rob Guillory about his new book Farmhand! Rob details the origins of the series, how it comes from a personal place for him, and if he's Team Nintendo or Team Sega! Also, Chris shares his recent experiences in Las Vegas and Jake watches Preacher!

Farmhand is out in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, July 11!

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This week, the boys have an advance of Outpost Zero by Sean McKeever, Alexandre Tefenkgi, and Jean-Francois Beaulieu. The new Image Comics series follows a small town with all the accompanying ennui facing school kids...but off-world! On the frozen planet, something stirs, something hidden...Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the first issue!

Outpost Zero debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, July 11!

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Alice and Dan have enjoyed about a year of peace, until Alice starts having bad dreams again. Slowly, she discovers Freddy’s plot to return to the real world by possessing her unborn son. Can she thwart his plans, save her child, and her friends?

 

Tyler Shainline helps Chris discuss A Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Child.

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Tyler Shainline returns on the show in a fun-filled conversation about his new book The Beef but also just generally geek out and catch up with the gang. Also, Chris sees Incredibles 2, Sam goes to wedding, and the boys give Sam a hard time for having so much turquoise in his apartment.

The Beef is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, July 18!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of The Beef by Richard Starkings, Tyler Shainline, and Shaky Kane! The insane miniseries follows a man who's years of exposure to chemically treated food products leads him to turn into a fearsome USDA-approved avenger. Listen as Sam and Jake tear into this totally bonkers book! 

The Beef is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, July 18!

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After a brief hiatus, the 007 gang is back in action! Now officially in the 90s and Pierce Brosnan era, the boys talk about the 1995 film GoldenEye. Brosnan's inaugural turn as the British superspy repositioned the franchise for a post-Cold War world and reinvigorated the film series for new audiences. Listen as the boys revisit the flick, admire Sean Bean way too long, and imagine what a Nic Cage Bond would've been like.

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This week, Anthony Del Col comes on the show to talk about his new World War II thriller Son of Hitler. The writer shares the origins of the original graphic novel, why he finds historical fiction so intriguing, and his favorite pieces of World War II fiction. Also, Sam discusses what he did in Charlotte while he and Chris compare notes about the latest films they've seen.

Son of Hitler is out in comic shops, bookstores, and on Comixology now!

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This week, the boys have a review Hit-Girl #5 by Jeff Lemire and Eduardo Risso. The start of a brand new story arc for the Kick-Ass spinoff, the new creative team sends the titular adolescent assassin to the Great White North of Canada to take on a Yukon cartel in all her brutal, blood-soaked glory. Check out what Sam and Jake think of it!

Hit-Girl #5 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology now!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Farmhand by Rob Guillory! The new Image Comics series follows one young family man that finds himself reunited with his estranged father and the grotesque family business of growing human body parts. Blood will run... Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the first issue!

Farmhand debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, July 11!

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After a hiatus, the Video Game Archives resumes with Sam and Zach revisiting the 1996 title Super Mario 64. The first official Mario game to bring Nintendo's flagship character into 3D, the game not only revolutionized the franchise but also all of Nintendo as it launched the Nintendo 64! Listen as the boys recount their memories of the classic!

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This week, Sam goes one-on-one with the King of Partying Andrew W.K. The paragon of positivity reveals the origins of his latest album You're Not Alone, the story behind his legendary pizza guitar, and why he'll always be out there with you every step of the way. Also, the gang talks seeing Slayer and watching the trailer for the new Halloween!

You're Not Alone is out in record stores, Apple Music, and Spotify now! Andrew W.K. is back on the road this August!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of the original graphic novel Son of Hitler by Anthony del Col, Jeff McComsey, and Geoff Moore. In this World War II-set tale of espionage and assassination, a British operative seeks to recruit the secret offspring of the titular dictator in her mission to kill his daddy dearest once and for all! Listen to what the boys think of it!

Son of Hitler is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 20!

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MITB has come and gone. Did you love it? Hate it? It was pretty damn divisive and Tim & Chris are here to talk about it.

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WE'RE BACK, BAY-BAY! Timmy C has lifted his boycott on GCW so that we can discuss MitB, a favorite PPV of the boys. Unfortunately, Steve will be off for a little while on paternity leave. He assures us that he is currently flying to LA trying to negotiate an arranged marriage with his son and the Miz's daughter.

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This week the boys are back to the classic power trio living up to the longrunning series title of just...catching up! Listen to what Sam, Chris, and Jake have been up to from going to the movies, hanging out at the beach, and playing video games of varying quality!

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Sam pops in the Geek Out Studios for a quick review of Moonstruck #6 by Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle. The latest issue of the fantasy romantic comedy kicks off the second story arc following the continuing adventures of Julie, Selena, Chet, and the gang! This time, the gang find themselves at a frat boy fairy party full of bro-tastic hijinks! Listen to what Sam thinks of the issue!

Moonstruck #6 and Moonstruck Vol. 1 are both available now!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of The Weatherman by Jody Leheup and Nathan Fox. After the devastation of Earth, humanity takes refuge on Mars with wacky meteorologist Nathan Bright providing the Martian forecasts everyday. However, just when the eccentric man thinks he has it all, he finds himself at the center of an interplanetary manhunt for the worst crime in human history! Listen to what the boys think of the debut issue!

The Weatherman debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 13!

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This week, Bryan Hill comes on the show to talk about his new book Aphrodite V! The prolific writer discusses how the new series reflects his love of 80s cyberpunk, what inspired him to write the book Postal, how music influenced his team-up between Black Lightning and Hong Kong Phooey, and teases his upcoming Detective Comics run! Also, the gang talks Solo!

Aphrodite V debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, July 18!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Aphrodite V by Bryan Hill and Jeff Spokes. An all new series following a battle cyborg appearing in the streets of a chaotic, crime-ridden Los Angeles in the near-future, the Top Cow/Image book is action-packed cyberpunk at its best! Listen to what the boys think of the debut issue!

Aphrodite V debuts in comic shops everywhere on and Comixology on Wednesday, July 18!

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In a special episode, the boys talk to novelist Chris Swartzlander about the upcoming follow-up to his novel Tripping Over Reality. Taking place a year after the previous book's events, Tripping Over Reality: Blaze of Glory is a meditation on the wave of counter-culture antiheroes that populated American comics in the late 80s and early 90s. Listen as Chris talks his inspiration behind the novel series and the newest installment.

Tripping Over Reality: Blaze of Glory has its exclusive launch at All-Star Comic Con in Tyson's Corner on Friday, June 15!

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This week, the gang talks to writer Jeremy Holt about his new book Skip to the End. Jeremy shares his love of the band Nirvana which inspired the book, the difference between writing novels and prose, and everyone shares their first and most questionable concert experiences. Also, the gang compares notes on Deadpool 2.

Skip to the End is out on Tuesday, June 12.

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The boys have an advance review of Skip to the End by Jeremy Holt and Alex Diotto. A time-bending tale of overcoming loss while also a love letter to Nirvana and the 90s grunge scene, one former rock star discovers he can revisit glory days gone by with the help of a mysterious guitar. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the collected miniseries!

Skip to the End is out on Tuesday, June 12!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of The Last Siege by Landry Q. Walker and Justin Greenwood. The upcoming medieval fantasy series sees a mysterious stranger arriving at kingdom under assault; he may be bringing its salvation or its doom. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the debut issue.

The Last Siege debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 30!

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In a special episode, Christopher Sebela and Joshua Hixson come on the show to talk about their new book Shanghai Red. The dark, seafaring tale follows a young woman who swears revenge after she's kidnapped from her 19th century Portland home. Listen as the gang talk to the duo about their action-packed new series.

Shanghai Red debuts on Wednesday, June 20 in comic shops and Comixology.

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Shanghai Red by Christopher Sebela and Joshua Hixson. The period piece comic series follows a young woman that gets kidnapped out of 19th century Portland and seeks to run the oceans red with the blood of her tormentors in revenge. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the first issue.

Shanghai Red debuts in comic shops everywhere and Comixology on Wednesday, June 20.

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This week, Top Cow Productions President Matt Hawkins along with Director of Operations Henry Bajaras come on the show to talk about their contributions to the Where We Live anthology created in response to last year's tragic shooting in Las Vegas with short stories from an all-star creative team of writers and artists. The duo also talk about what to expect from Top Cow in 2018.

Where We Live is out in comic shops and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 30 with 100% of the proceeds going to medical expenses of Las Vegas shooting survivors.

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This week, the boys have an advance review of No. 1 with a Bullet by Jacob Semahn and Jorge Corona! The timely miniseries follows a young woman working in the entertainment industry in LA that attracts lethally unwanted attention when a sex tape leaks to the public. Sam and Jake discuss how hard-hitting and relevant the book is along with the raw power of Jorge's artwork.

No. 1 with a Bullet is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 6.

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In a special episode, Ram V and Dev Pramanik return on the show to talk about the first volume of their post-apocalyptic sci fi series, Paradiso. The duo talk about the story's influences, how Dev changes up his artistic style with each arc, and what to expect from the upcoming second volume starting in July.

Paradiso, Vol. 1: Essential Singularity is out in comic shops and Comixology now, out in bookstores on Tuesday, May 22!

Paradiso #5 kicking off the second arc is out on Wednesday, July 4!

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This week, Sam provides a review for the first volume of Paradiso by Ram V and Dev Pramanik! The post-apocalyptic sci story follows one young man named Jack as he finds himself drawn to the last city on Earth, the sentient city of Paradiso! But the device Jack's carrying that holds a secret to the city puts him on a collision course with several very deadly figures...Listen to what Sam thinks of the first volume!

Paradiso is out in comic shops and Comixology now and out in bookstores on Tuesday, May 22!

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This week, the boys are joined by Jacob Semahn and Jorge Corona to discuss their book No. 1 with a Bullet! The duo reveal how initially unplanned it was to have the miniseries about a young woman dealing with workplace abuse and social media invasion of privacy become so timely during the #MeToo era. The gang also divulges their love of Speed Racer and movies on Vudu! Finally, Chris and Jake tease upcoming movies they're excited for.

No. 1 with a Bullet is out in comic shops and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 6!

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This week, the boys provide advance reviews of two different sci fi books by Farel Dalrymple, Proxima Centauri and It Will All Hurt. Set in the same world as Farel's previous series, the critically acclaimed The Wrenches, both books follow the psychedelic fantasy-action with its characters taking on all sorts of otherworldly dangers. Listen as Sam and Jake discuss the books and Farel's stream-of-consciousness storytelling style.

Proxima Centauri and It Will All Hurt are both out in comic shops everywhere on Wednesday, June 13!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Void Trip by Ryan O'Sullivan and Plaid Klaus. The stoner sci fi black comedy sees the last two humans in the universe trying to reach the planet of Euphoria to truly experience freedom in a reality that actively restricts it. Listen as Sam and Jake discuss the book's deft balance of tone, imaginative settings, and visual theory behind its art.

Void Trip is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 30 and bookstores on Tuesday, June 5.

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In a special episode, Andrew MacLean returns on the show to talk about the second volume of his swords and sorcery fantasy series Head Lopper. The comic creator discusses changes in themes, visual style, and color scheme in a standalone tale that sees the titular barbarian warrior go deeper, darker, and weirder than ever before! Also, Andrew and the boys compare notes on heavy metal and Zelda!

Head Lopper, Vol. 2 is available in comic shops, bookstores, and Comixology now!

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The boys welcome Farel Dalrymple back on the show to talk about his upcoming books Proxima Centauri and It Will All Hurt! The writer-artist talks about exploring existentialism and magical realism within the realm of science fiction with his two books, how stories like The Chocolate War and his experiences with private school inform his own storytelling, and which Star Trek captain reigns supreme. Also, the boys compare notes on Avengers: Infinity War!

Proxima Centauri and It Will All Hurt both debut on Wednesday, June 13 in comic shops everywhere!

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In a special episode, Ryan O'Sullivan and Plaid Klaus (And Klaus' son!) appear on the show to talk about their book Void Trip in the most metaphysical, agnostically philosophical interview on the show to date! The duo explore the visual sensibilities behind their storytelling, what freedom means in a universe that demands order, and what influenced their sci fi existential comedy!

Void Trip is out on Wednesday, May 30 in comic shops and Comixology and in bookstores on Tuesday, June 5!

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In the landmark 200th episode, the gang talks to filmmaker/writer Miles Gunter about his new book Dark Fang and reflect on the horror genre, balancing tone, and making socially conscious stories without being heavy-handed.

Dark Fang, Vol. 1 is out on Wednesday, May 9 in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology.

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This week, the boys have an advance review of the first volume of Dark Fang by Miles Gunter and Kelsey Shannon. Following the adventures of Valla, that takes the fight to the fossil fuel industry when her underwater home is threatened by pollution and climate change, the book is a horror-tinged superhero romp! Listen to what the boys think of it!

Dark Fang, Vol. 1 is out on May 9!

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In a special advance review, the boys cover Death or Glory by Rick Remender and Bengal. A tale set on the open roads of a dystopian America, Glory is out to pull 4 major heists to help fund a life-saving procedure for her ailing father while on the run from the mob, the law, and her crazy ex-husband! Listen to what the boys think of the debut issue!

Death or Glory premieres on Wednesday, May 2 in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology!

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Coming back for his fourth appearance, comic creator Jim Rugg returns to his Street Angel trifecta with two brand new stories in Street Angel Goes to Juvie and the FCBD special Street Angel’s Dog along with a new edition of Street Angel Afterschool Kung Fu Special! 

Street Angel Goes to Juvie out May 2!

Street Angel’s Dog out May 5!

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A Street Angel two-fer with the latest Street Angel adventure by Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca I’m Street Angel Goes to Juvie and the Free Comic Day Special Street Angel’s Dog! Sam and Jake discuss the two books and how they serve both as standalone great entry point adventures starring the Deadliest Girl Alive and continue her saga as the title character is sent off to a juvenile detention facility in one tale and adopts a lost dog in another!

Street Angel Goes to Juvie is out on May 2! 

Street Angel’s Dog is out on May 5!

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In a super-sized episode, the boys talk to the creative team of the new Image Comics' series Flavor! The trio reveal the inspirations behind the book, what exactly is culinary science, and making the tale's fantasy world centered around food come to life visually! Also, the boys discuss A Quiet Place and Rampage!

Flavor debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 16!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Flavor by Joe Keatinge and Wook Jin Clark with Tamra Bonvillain on colors and Ali Bouzari as the series' culinary consultant. The new comic follows a girl through a fantasy world revolving around culinary culture...with a dark secret! Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the first issue!

Flavor debuts on Wednesday, May 16 in comic shops and Comixology!

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About a year has gone by since Freddy terrorized the patients of Westin Hills Asylum. Kristen, Kincaid, and Joey try to live their lives as if nothing had happened. But then Kristen begins dreaming of Freddy anew. The three Dream Warriors are picked off one by one in their search for the Dream Master.

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In a special episode, Pulitzer Prize-nominated novelist Ace Atkins comes on the show to talk about the graphic novel adaptation of his debut book Crossroad Blues! The former journalist discusses his love of noir, how his novel became adapted for comics 20 years after its initial publication, and how blues brings communities together in the Deep South.

Crossroad Blues is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, April 25!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Crossroad Blues by Ace Atkins and Marco Finnegan! A graphic novel adaptation of Atkins' debut novel of the same name, this neo-noir tale follows hard-boiled Nick Travers as he investigates the mystery of lost recordings by enigmatic blues legend Robert Johnson down by the bayou. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of it!

Crossroad Blues is out in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, April 25!

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Zack Kaplan returns on the show to talk about all of his current projects from continuing the story of Port of Earth and Eclipse with Image Comics/Top Cow to launching his brand new series Lost City Explorers with Aftershock Comics. Zack teases what's to come from all three titles and declares this writing stage his underground period given the settings of each book. Also, the gang debates the MCU!

Port of Earth returns Wednesday, May 9!

Lost City Explorers debuts this June!

Eclipse is slated to return this summer!

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The 007 crew reassembles this week to talk about the final film of the classic James Bond run, 1989's Licence to Kill! Timothy Dalton's swan song to the franchise saw the venerable British super spy go rogue, leaving Her Majesty's Secret Service to seek revenge for an assault on his newlywed friend in an adventure that runs tougher and meaner than any Bond film before and arguably any Bond film since.See how they think the flick holds up nearly 30 years later!

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This week, the boys have a review of The Dead Hand by Kyle Higgins and Stephen Mooney with colors by Jordie Bellaire! The Cold War espionage-tinged thriller follows a highly decorated intelligence officer as he discovers an old Soviet secret that threatens to end the world. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the debut issue!

The Dead Hand is out now!

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This week, the boys have a special review of Boom! Studios' new RoboCop miniseries, RoboCop: Citizen's Arrest! The story, by Brian Wood and Jorge Coelho, takes place decades after the classic 1987 film and sees a resurgent OCP that has made conventional law enforcement obsolete with social media apps that turn reporting crime into a augmented reality game. So how do the former police of Detroit adapt? And where is the once and former Alex Murphy?

RoboCop: Citizen's Arrest is out now!

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The GCW Mark Predictions Championship title has returned home to Virginia! Hear what Chris, Tim, and Steve have to say about this year's Wrestlemania. And also, who will be the inaugural GCW MVP champ? Listen to find out!

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This week, Michelle Perez and Remy Boydell come on the show to talk about their upcoming original graphic novel, The Pervert! The duo talk about how the project came together, how personal the story hits home, and about...Scooby Doo?! Later, the boys swap their first rock show stories and absolutely butcher Christian rock.

The Pervert is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, April 25!

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This week, Sam has a special advance review of The Pervert by Michelle Perez and Remy Boydell. With excerpts originally running the pages of the Island anthology magazine, upcoming graphic novel collects the entire semi-autobiographical story of one trans sex worker struggling to get by in the streets of Seattle. Listen as Sam talks about it and teases tomorrow's interviews with the creators!

The Pervert is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, April 25!

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This week, Sam and Zach revisit the only official Super Mario game in the entire Super Nintendo catalog, 1990's Super Mario World! A lush 16-bit adventure that ushered in a new era of gaming for the venerable video game company and its flagship character, the boys explore the game's legacy!

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It's Wrestlemania! The grandest show of them all! The showcase of the immortals! This is where it all goes down! Chris, Tim, and Steve discuss who they think and who they want to win all the matches up and down the card and you know they're gonna talk about Takeover: New Orleans, too!

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