This week, the boys welcome back Sebastian Girner on the show to talk about his book Scales & Scoundrels and the gang is joined separately by the series' co-creator and artist Galaad! The duo discuss the book's origins and influences, importance to keep things light in a genre that has recently delved into darkness, and just talk pop culture!

Scales & Scoundrels: Into the Dragon's Maw along with Issue #6 kicking off the second story arc is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, February 7!

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This week, the boys review the first volume of Scales & Scoundrels by Sebastian Girner and Galaad! The fun, all-age friendly fantasy story has its debut story arc collected following the adventures of Lu the Scoundrel as she teams up with a motley crew of misfits to delve into a danger-filled dungeon full of treasure!

Scales & Scoundrels: Into the Dragon's Maw is out in comic shops and Comixology on Wednesday, February 7!

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Chris, Tim, and Stephen are here to talk about Royal Rumble 2018 and NXT TakeOver Philadelphia. Who will win? Who do we want to win? Will Chris retain his GCW Mark Prediction Championship Title?

 

This episode is something new we're trying, since we have the YouTube audience, where it will be exclusive to YouTube. Follow this link to listen: https://youtu.be/CeWM7DDl9G4

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The gang reconvenes to talk Roger Moore's penultimate appearance as British super spy James Bond in 1983's Octopussy. Despite his visible age, Moore is enticed back in the role that catapulted him to international stardom to compete with the return of Sean Connery as Bond...in a film by a completely different studio! How do the films hold up 35 years later? The boys find out here...

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This week, Sam goes one-on-one with Bingo Love creator and writer Tee Franklin to discuss her original graphic novel and its life-affirming tale of two African-American women that fall in love in the 1960s and are forced apart for decades before finding each other again. Tee talks how the book comes from a very personal place, why it's more important than ever, and how it was picked up by Image Comics. The duo also geek out over a mutual interest in...Japanese horror?! 

Bingo Love is out in comic shops and Comixology on Valentine's Day and can be preordered here.

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Bingo Love by Tee Franklin and Jenn St. Onge! The highly anticipated graphic novella tells the story of two young women that fall in love in the 1960s only to be forced apart by the prejudices facing their true romance. This is the story of how love endures and survives in the face of staunch adversity. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of it.

Bingo Love is out in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, February 14!

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Jake brings back Lethal Weapon podcast alum Mike Sains to discuss Detroit's favorite son, the titular character of the perfect movie RoboCop! The duo dive into classic 1987 film that started it all and discuss their memories of the flick and what makes it unequivocally great cinema!

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Justin Jordan returns on the show to talk about his new miniseries Death of Love! The screwball comedy follows self-proclaimed nice guy Philo who suddenly gains the ability to see cupidae and decides to take the fight to them after years of heartbreak! Justin talks about his new book along with his other creator-owned series Spread and Luther Strode!

Death of Love debuts on Wednesday, February 14 in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology!

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This week the boys have an advance review of Death of Love by Justin Jordan and Donal DeLay! The new miniseries is the first outright comedy by acclaimed writer Jordan and sees him team with DeLay to tell the tale of one self-declared "nice guy" that gains the ability to see cupidae and takes the fight to them for a lifetime of heartbreak! Listen to what Jake and Sam think of the debut issue!

Death of Love debuts on Valentine's Day in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology!

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Sam and Zach revisit one of the greatest games of all time, certainly the proper send-off for Mario on the console that made him a household name, Super Mario Bros. 3! The duo talk about how the game originally faced a lengthy delay for its North American release, a Hollywood film made explicitly to help promote it, and their memories of the game growing up including its many secrets!

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This week, the boys are joined by comic artist Matt Horak! Matt talks about his work once the most recent volume of Marvel Comics' biggest antihero including pop culture Easter eggs throughout his run with Frank Castle. Also, Matt talks his work with EarthQuaker Devices including the web comic Octo Skull!

Punisher, Vol 3: King of the New York Streets it out in comic shops and Comixology on Wednesday, January 24. 

Octo Skull can be found here.

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In the late 1960s, a band of vigilante parents rounds up acquitted child murderer, Freddy Krueger and set fire to his work shack, killing him.Then, in the early 1980s the remaining children of those parents seem to be hunted down by some unseen killer while they slumber. What is the connection? And can the kids figure it out before they fall asleep again?

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In the first episode of the new year, Jacob Semahn comes on the show to talk about his Image Comics series No. 1 with a Bullet! The series tackles the big issues ranging from misogyny in the workplace and the increasing lack of privacy in the digital world but with its own sinister, thriller edge! Jake talks about the origins and prescient nature of the book and about the series' unique look as well as how he transitioned into comics while writing for TV!

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The boys talk about the first volume of Elsewhere by Jay Faerber and Sumeyye Kesgin! The story follows Amelia Earhart and other explorers who mysteriously disappeared throughout history as they arrive in a fantasy, alien world in the midst of an uprising against a brutal regime! Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the first story arc!

Elsewhere Vol 1 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, January 3!

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In their first book review of the new year, Sam and Jake talk about Scales & Scoundrels #5 by Sebastian Girner and Galaad. The fifth issue closes out the all-age friendly swords and sorcery series' first story arc and the stakes have never been higher for Lu and the book's misfit cast. Listen to what the boys think of the issue!

Scales & Scoundrels #5 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, January 3!

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