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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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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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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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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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, 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 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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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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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, 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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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, 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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, the boys have an advance review of Rock Candy Mountain Vol. 2 by Kyle Starks! Kyle's cross-country tale of hobos riding the rails and getting into epic brawls and facing down the literal devil comes to a double-fisted finale with this volume secrets stand revealed and all of the plot threads are on an unstoppable collision course! Listen to what Sam and Jake think of it!

Rock Candy Mountain Vol. 2 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, April 11!

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This week, the boys have a review of the second issue of indie comic sensation Amelia Sky by Jermaine Boyd and Gwynn Tavares. Hitting the ground running with dark, monstrous post-apocalyptic intensity, the new issue is available through the series' official website! Listen to what Sam and Jake think of it!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Crude by Steve Orlando and Garry Brown! The hard-hitting revenge yarn follows a retired hitman that comes in from the coldest winters of post-Cold War Russia when he is sent his son's murdered corpse. Blood will run...Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the debut issue!

Crude debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, April 11!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of the debut issue of Isola by Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl! A fantasy story following the captain of the Royal Guard escorting her queen cursed into the form of a tiger to the titular Island of the Dead in the hopes of restoring her once more! Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the first issue!

Isola debuts on Wednesday, April 4 in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Ice Cream Man #3 by W. Maxwell Prince and Martin Morazzo! The anthology series continues on with its most colorful, effervescent issue yet as an aging one hit wonder gets a visit from the mysterious title character leading to a magical mystery tour in an effort to reclaim his glory days! Listen to what Sam and Jake think of it! 

Ice Cream Man #3 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, March 21!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of the first volume of Moonstruck by Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle! Collecting the first five issues of the critically acclaimed series, the comedic love story follows several 20-somethings trying to navigate their nascent autonomy while searching for romance and normalcy! Did we mention this world is full of mythological monsters and magic?!

Moonstruck, Vol. 1 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, March 21!

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This week, the boys have an advance review for Scales & Scoundrels #7 by Sebastian Girner and Galaad. This super-sized issue caps off the inaugural story arc of the all-age friendly fantasy series and answers many of the questions that have arisen since its debut as the characters have an epic, personal showdown in the depths of the dragon’s lair. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of it!

Scales & Scoundrels #7 is out everywhere Wednesday, March 7!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Rich Tommaso's Dry County! A semi-autobiographical tale, the new series follows a young man trying to make it in Miami in the early 90s when he falls hard for a girl leading to a whole whirlwind of trouble! Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the first issue!

Dry County debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, March 14!

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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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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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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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This week, the boys have an advance review of Genius: Cartel by Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman, and Rosi Kampe! The second volume of Genius follows Destiny as she becomes part of military-industrial complex and is tasked with taking down Latin American drug cartels. But can any agency outthink Los Angeles' most cunning strategist? Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the second miniseries!

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

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This week, the boys have an advance review of The Beef by Tyler Shainline, Richard Starkings, and Shaky Kane! A new miniseries about one bullied man working in the beef industry that decides to take a stand after he finds out what a lifetime of getting high on his own supply has done to his body! This book is all kind of nuts in the best possible way!

The Beef debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, February 28!

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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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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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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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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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In their 100th book review, the boys talk about X-Men: Grand Design by Ed Piskor. A love letter to Marvel Comics' iconic team of mutants, the miniseries retells the origins of the early days of the heroes sworn to protect a world that hates and fears them as only the Eisner Award-winning Piskor can tell it! Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the debut issue!

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

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The boys have an advance review of W. Maxwell Prince and Martin Morazzo's Ice Cream Man! An anthology series with vignettes exploring the ennui and darker side of suburbia linked by a mysterious ice cream man, Sam and Jake talk about the debut issue and tease what's to expect from the anthology, genre-defying nature of the book.

Ice Cream Man debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, January 17.

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This week, the boys review the third volume of Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey's critically acclaimed series Injection. A creeping horror story that focuses on a different protagonist with each arc along with variations on genre, the third volume sees a supernatural evil awakened in the Cornish countryside. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the third volume here!

All three volumes of Injection are out in comic shops, bookstores, and Comixology now!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of the first volume by Mech Cadet Yu by Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa. Sam and Jake talk about the coming of age story that sees young nobody Stanford Yu bond with a large mech just in time to face an alien invasion! Listen as the duo talk about the first story arc!

Mech Cadet Yu is out in comic book shops on Wednesday, January 3!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Spy Seal: The Corten-Steel Phoenix by Rich Tommaso! The first full Spy Seal adventure, this graphic novel takes cues from TinTin and Danger Mouse to create the ultimate British super-spy in timeless capers all over the world! Listen to what the boys think of the first volume!

Spy Seal: The Corten-Steel Phoenix is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, January 24!

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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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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!

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Jake and Sam discuss the first volume of Rose by Meredith Finch and Ig Guara. The collection includes the first six issues of the Image Comics fantasy series with Meredith and Ig crafting a love letter to the entire genre while adding their own distinct voices to it. Listen to what the boys think of the opening story arc!

Rose Vol. 1 is out in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, November 8!

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As a special Halloween treat, the boys have an extra advance book review, this time for Zack Kaplan and Andrea Mutti's Port of Earth! The Image Comics/Top Cow Entertainment series sees aliens come to Earth not to conquer but to bargain and open a way station off the California coast for interstellar travelers with the story exploring the consequences of the deal! Listen to what the boys think of it!

Port of Earth debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, November 8!

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Sam talks a bit about the debut novel from Michael Moreci (Roche Limit, Superman), Black Star Renegades! A scrappy, science fiction actioner in the tradition of early Star Wars, the novel follows a young man who comes across a secret weapon that could lead to victory or ruin in a war against an evil empire. Sam provides a brief overview, the proper audience, and content in advance of an interview with Michael later this week. 

Black Star Renegades is out January 2 and available for preorder now!

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Just in time for Halloween, the boys have an advance review of Dark Fang by Miles Gunter and Kelsey Shannon! The new series follows Valla, a vampire from the bottom of the sea who returns to the surface world when her home is threatened by the fossil fuel industry. Blood will run...Listen to what the gang thinks of the debut issue!

Dark Fang debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, November 15!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Coyotes by Sean Lewis and Caitlin Yarsky! A bloody revenge-fueled romp set in a lawless border town, Coyotes tells the tale of a city of lost girls where the women are terrorized by a pack of ravenous monsters that roam the streets and surrounding desert when the sun goes down and what happens when one girl stands her ground. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the debut issue!

Coyotes debuts in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, November 8!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Street Angel: Superhero for a Day as Jim Rugg's deadliest girl alive stumbles across literal superheroes in Angel City! Listen to what Sam and Jake this of this new standalone tale starring Jessie "Street Angel" Sanchez!

Street Angel: Superhero for a Day is out in comic book stores everywhere on Wednesday, October 25!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Maestros by Steve Skroce! After the Maestro of all magic and his royal family are massacred, it's up to his disgraced son to return from his exile on Earth to take the throne! All kinds of psychedelically mind-bending visuals follow as he sees if he's up to the task. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the irreverent, fun first issue!

Maestros debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, October 18!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Void Trip by Ryan O'Sullivan and Plaid Klaus! The psychedelic, interstellar road trip follows a couple of stoner space-hippies as they're pursued with by the authorities while venturing towards a bohemian planetary paradise. Listen to what the boys think of the debut issue!

Void Trip debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, November 22!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Slots by Dan Panosian! The new Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment series follows an ex-boxer named Stanley Dance fresh out of prison and looking to return to Las Vegas for one last score with maybe a shot at redemption along the way. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the debut issue!

Slots debuts in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, October 4!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Glitterbomb: The Fame Game by Jim Zub and Djibril Morissette-Phan! A continuation of the original horror miniseries, The Fame Game serves as a perfectly accessible jumping on point as the price of fame is explored with bloody, bloody consequences. Listen to what the gang thinks of it!

Glitterbomb: The Fame Game debuts on Wednesday, September 20 in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Savage Town by Declan Shalvey and Philip Barrett! A slice of life tale from the streets of Limerick, Ireland, the story follows Jimmy Savage as he finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into the town's criminal elements. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the original graphic novel!

Savage Town is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, September 20!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of The Realm by Jeremy Haun and Seth Peck. A post-apocalyptic tale with fantasy and steampunk elements, the new series is a prodigious genre blend that hits the ground running. Listen to what the boys think of the debut issue.

The Realm debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, September 13!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Scales & Scoundrels by Sebastian Girner and Galaad! Both a love letter to fantasy adventures in both print and video games and a reminder that the genre can be a lot of fun instead of unrelentingly dark and grim, the new series follows a fiery young woman on the run that falls in with a group hunting for treasure! Listen to what the gang thinks of the debut issue!

Scales & Scoundrels debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, September 6! 

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This week, the boys have an advance review of The Few by Sean Lewis and Hayden Sherman! A tale of a dystopian future with scavengers, cults, and protagonists on the run, the comic miniseries has been collected in its entirety chronicling one woman attempting to escape with a baby from ravenous killers across the country. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of it!

The Few is out in comic book stores and on Comixology on Wednesday, August 23!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of the first volume of Rock Candy Mountain by Kyle Starks. A rollicking tale of hobos, riding the rails, bareknuckle brawls, and Satan, Kyle brings the humor and the action with this tale of one man searching for the titular fantasy land. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the first volume!

Rock Candy Mountain is out in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, September 27!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Rockstars #6 by Joe Harris and Megan Hutchison! Kicking off the second story arc of their series (Appropriately titled "Children of the Beast") investigating urban legends and supernatural mysteries behind some of the biggest acts in rock and roll, this volume shifts to 80's heavy metal. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the opening issue and what heavy metal means to each of them.

Rockstars #6 is out in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, August 16! 

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Rich Tommaso's Spy Seal! Originally a freehand sketch done by Tommaso as a teenager, the series takes place in a world full of anthropomorphized animals during the swinging 60s with Cold War intrigue as the titular British spy is drawn into a deadly web of espionage! Listen to what the gang thinks of the first issue!

Spy Seal debuts in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, August 16!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of the second volume of Eclipse by Zack Kaplan and Giovanni Timpano. The gang talks about the continuation of the story set in a world where even the slightest contact with sunlight can mean horrific death and how this volume both escalates the action and splits the narrative between dual protagonists like The Godfather Part II! Check it out!

Eclipse Volume 2 is out in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, August 9!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Antony Johnston and Shari Chankhamma's Ghost Station Zero! The second standalone arc in the ongoing espionage adventures of Codename Baboushka, hits the ground running with the international superspy investigating an abandoned Soviet base only for everything to go very wrong, very fast! Listen what the gang thinks of the first issue!

Ghost Station Zero debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, August 2!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Rocket Girl #8 by Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder marking the return of the fan-favorite series! The time-traveling series returns with callbacks to its debut as Dayoung's adventures in the 1980s intensify along with corporate corruption decades in the future! Listen to hear what the gang thinks of the issue!

Rocket Girl #8 is out in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, August 2!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Elsewhere by Jay Faerber and Sumeyye Kesgin! A science fiction fantasy adventure that sees famed missing aviator Amelia Earhart arrive in a strange, alien world embroiled with dictators and rebellions, the boys delve into this high concept thrill ride that literally hits the ground running! Listen to what they thought of the first issue!

Elsewhere debuts in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, August 2!

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This week the boys have an advance review of By Chance or Providence by superstar comic book creator Becky Cloonan. An anthology collecting three standalone stories linked by themes of tragic romance framed within the realm of dark fantasy, listen to what Jake and Sam think of the trilogy, now in a cool new edition through Image Comics!

By Chance or Providence is out in comic book stores everywhere on Wednesday, July 26!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Jim Rugg's The Street Angel Gang! A standalone graphic novel in the Street Angel series chronicling Street Angel's efforts to join a gang, the book is a fun read for both old fans and new readers to the series; completely accessible to those who aren't familiar with previous volumes! Listen to what the boys think of it!

The Street Angel Gang is out in comic book stores everywhere on Wednesday, July 26!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Moonstruck by Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle! A tale of love and finding your way into the burgeoning years of adulthood while set in a fantasy world of magic and all sorts of fantastical creatures, listen to hear what Sam and Jake thought of it and what animals they themselves would see themselves as in this mystical world!

Moonstruck is out in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, July 19!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Solid State by Jonathan Coulton, Matt Fraction, and Albert Monteys! The graphic novel is a companion piece to Coulton's concept album of the same name! Listen as Sam and Jake discuss the book chronicling two men connected through time at mankind's zenith and at its most dystopian!

Solid State is out in comic book stores everywhere on Wednesday, July 26!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Loose Ends by Jason Latour, Chris Brunner, and Rico Renzi! A four-issue Southern crime romance years in the making, Sam and Jake talk about the book's surreal, imaginative presentation from a vibrant color scheme by Rico along with entertaining and creative choices by Jason and Chris and how it stands proud and separate from anything else currently on the stands!

Loose Ends is out in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, July 5!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of the debut issue of Gail Simone and Cat Staggs' new Image Comics series, Crosswind! A sort of cross between Goodfellas and Freaky Friday, the series sees a Chicago Gorman magically swap bodies with a Seattle housewife. Listen to hear what Sam and Jake think of this crime comic with a mind-bending hook.

Crosswind debuts in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 21!

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This week, the boys have an advance review for Bitch Planet: Triple Feature! A spinoff from the popular and timely main series, this anthology features a trilogy of short stories from three different creative teams set deep in the main series' mythos expanding the world while still being accessible and new reader-friendly! Listen to what Sam and Jake think of it!

Bitch Planet: Triple Feature is out in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 14!

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This week, the boys review the debut of issue of Christian Cantamessa, Chris Pasetto, and Lukas Ketner's Kill the Minotaur! A tension-filled horror take on the classical Greek myth of Theseus against the titular monster, listen to what the gang thinks of the inaugural issue!

Kill the Minotaur is out in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 14!

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This week, the boys review the first volume of Frank Barbiere and Victor Santos' pulp-infused crime comic, Violent Love. A meditation on violence set in the early 1970s of the American Southwest, Barbiere and Santos' tale is packed with unexpected twists and turns as the carnage continues to escalate. Listen to what Sam and Jake thought of it!

Violent Love is out in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 24!

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Sam and Jake review Mayday, the first volume in Alex de Campi and Tony Parker's Codename: Felix series! A Cold War espionage story following two young Soviet agents undercover in California in the early 1970s, de Campi and Parker's tale is filled with an uncanny eye for detail for the period and with all manner of sex, drugs, and rock and roll! Listen to what the boys think of it!

Mayday is out in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 24!

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About this time last year, the boys reviewed the first volume of the award-winning Pop Gun War by Farel Dalrymple and now the gang is reviewing the second volume this time around! A jam session exploring past, present, and future with the return of familiar faces across Dalrymple's bibliography, listen to that the boys think of this sophomore volume.

Pop Gun War: Chain Letter is out in comic books stores everywhere on Wednesday, June 14!

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This week, Sam and Jake talk about the first volume of Rockstars by Joe Harris and Megan Hutchison, Nativity in Blacklight! A celebration of the golden age of rock and roll in the 1970s along with its dark secrets and urban legends, this volume collects the series' first five issues! Listen what the boys think of it and what makes the 1970s so well-suited for rock and roll!

Rockstars: Nativity in Blacklight is out in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 14!

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This week, the boys talk about Street Angel: After School Kung Fu Special by Eisner Award-winning comic creator Jim Rugg! The popular indie comic comes to Image in a cool deluxe edition hardcover with the skateboarding, martial arts (mis)adventures of Jess "Street Angel" Sanchez now rendered in gorgeous, vibrant color by Rugg himself! Listen to what the boys think of it!

Street Angel: After School Kung Fu Special is out in comic shops everywhere on Wednesday, April 26!

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This week, the boys talk about Regression, the new Image Comics series from Cullen Bunn, Danny Luckert, and Marie Enger! A creeping, surreal horror story delving into the world of past lives and hypnotic regression; this horror series marks the Image debut for the creative team! Listen to what Jake and Sam think of it!

Regression is out in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 10! 

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This week, the boys talk about the debut issue of Rose by Meredith Finch and Ig Guara! Fresh off Wonder Woman, Meredith makes her debut with Image Comics with this new series which is a love letter to the fantasy genre as a young woman finds her own inner strength and abilities as she comes of age. Listen to what the gang thinks of it!

Rose is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, April 12!

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This week, the boys review the debut issue of the newest Image Comics series Black Cloud by Jason Latour, Ivan Brandon, Greg Hinkle, and Matt Wilson! The new series follows the adventures of a young woman named Zelda trying to scrape by in New York City. Like many in NYC, Zelda comes to the city from a faraway place but, in her case, it happens to be a kingdom of dreams! Listen what the boys think of the first issue and its surreal premise!

The debut issue of Black Cloud is out in comic book shops everywhere and Comixology now!

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