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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