This week, the boys welcome Johnnie Christmas on the show to talk about his new book Firebug! A lush fantasy story following a Polynesian society divided by a fire deity residing in a nearby volcano, the book collects the complete story that originally ran in the pages of Island magazine! Johnnie talks influences, working with Tamra Bonvillain on colors, working with Margaret Atwood, and The Beatles!

Firebug is out in comic shops and Comixology on Wednesday, March 7!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Firebug by Johnnie Christmas! A stunningly lush story originally serialized in Island magazine, the book is now complete and released as a standalone that follows an island nation that worships elemental deities, particularly a fire deity that inhabits a nearby volcano! Written and drawn by Johnnie, the book also features gorgeously vibrant colors from Tamra Bonvillain! Listen to what Sam and Jake think of it!

Firebug is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, March 7!

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The boys wrap up the Roger Moore era in this installment as they revisit the venerable actor's final performance as the iconic British superspy in A View to a Kill! The 1985 flick was a calculated effort to make James Bond cooler to young audiences again but with a lead actor pushing 60, could they pull it off? Of course not. Find out why the boys think so here.

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Episode exclusive to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UiVBD4gq-0

Elimination Chamber is here again and this time it's... meh. But rejoice! For last year, the WWE had a track record of "meh" PPVs turning out to be pretty decent!

Bray Wyatt v "Woken" Matt Hardy (just because)

Asuka v Nia Jax (to be added to Mania match)

Women Elimination Chamber (Alexa Bliss, Bayley, Mandy Rose, Mickie James, Sasha Banks, Sonya Deville [RAW Women's Championship]) 

Men Elimination Chamber (Braun Strowman, Elias, Finn Balor, John Cena, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, The Miz [to fight Lesnar at Mania])

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In a special episode, Meredith Gran returns on the show to talk about her upcoming indie game Perfect Tides! After a decade of meditating on the nature of being in one's twenties, Meredith looks back to what it means to be a teen in the point and click game. Meredith reveals the backstory and production of the game and how it's been ending Octopus Pie nearly a year later.

To help fund the game and get in on it from jump, check out the Kickstarter page here!

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This week, Jim Zub and Djibril Morissette-Phan return (Jim for the fourth time!) to talk about their book Glitterbomb: The Fame Game. The second story in the Glitterbomb horror series, The Fame Game is a both a continuation and fresh jumping on point from the previous story as the price of fame in the social media age is explored with bloody, bloody consequence. Listen as the duo talk about it and Jim discusses writing Avengers over at Marvel!

Glitterbomb: The Fame Game is out on Wednesday, February 28 in comic shops and Comixology!

Direct download: Episode190.mp3
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This week, the boys review the second volume of Jim Zub and Djibril Morissette-Phan's Glitterbomb, The Fame Game! Picking up after the events of the previous story with a new protagonist, this arc explores the dark side of fame through social media with bloody, bloody results! Listen to what Sam and Jake think of it!

Glitterbomb Volume 2: The Fame Game comes out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, February 28!

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Jake and Mike reconvene to discuss the sequel to the perfect movie/God's favorite movie, RoboCop 2! The 1990 sci fi flick divided fans of the 1987 original and stands as the last film in the series not to shy away from the ultra-violence that helped define the franchise but how does it hold up over 25 years later? Listen and find out!

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This week, Adam Freeman and Marc Bernardin return on the show to talk about their new book Genius: Cartel! The second volume in their Genius series takes the action global as combat mastermind Destiny is drafted into the drug war! But who's playing who? Also, the duo talk how wild it is as the two lifelong geeks made good in the industry they grew up as fans of!

Genius, Vol. 2: Cartel is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, February 21!

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This week, the boys review the first issue of Thrawn, the latest Star Wars miniseries from Marvel Comics by Jody Houser and Luke Ross! The comic adapts Timothy Zahn's reinvention of the character as seen in Star Wars: Rebels and last year's Thrawn novel seeing the origins of the Imperial strategic mastermind from his beginnings exiled on a distant world to his time in the Imperial Academy! Listen to what Sam and Jake think of it!

Thrawn debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, February 14!

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