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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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!

Direct download: Episode198.mp3
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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!

Direct download: Episode197.mp3
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Kyle Starks returns on the show to talk about the finale of his kung fu hobo epic Rock Candy Mountain along with its inspirations and his storytelling process while teasing what's to come next. Also, Kyle talks recent con experiences, the importance of Rick and Morty, and...RoboCop?!

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

Direct download: Episode196.mp3
Category:Nerd Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
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This week, Steve Orlando and Garry Brown come on the show to talk about their new book Crude! A tale of a retired hitman brought back into action after the brutal murder of his son, Steve and Garry reveal the book's origins, the themes of machismo across Steve's work, Garry's visual approach to the series, and...Dirty Harry?!

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

Direct download: Episode195.mp3
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In a special episode, the boys talk to their friend David Brothers and his recent transition to becoming an editor for Viz Media, one of the largest manga publishers in the world. David talks about his origins getting into manga and anime, the Tao of hip-hop, and what he looks for in good art. 

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This week, the boys welcome Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl on the show to talk about their new creator-owned series, Isola! The gang talks to the lifelong friends about their fantasy book, its influences, and what to expect from the story's opening and also muse on Scooby Doo and Dracula!

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

Direct download: Episode194.mp3
Category:Nerd Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
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The boys welcome back on Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle to talk about their book Moonstruck! The duo discuss how the process behind creating the acclaimed book has been nearly a year since its debut, what to expect next from the series, and their stance on...Scooby Doo? Also, Sam and Jake discuss their recent experiences in Seattle.

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

Moonstruck #6 is out on Wednesday, April 11!

Direct download: Episode193.mp3
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In a special episode, Brian Volk-Weiss, the creator and showrunner of the Netflix series The Toys That Made Us, comes on the show to talk about the TV series, its origins, what to expect for the rest of the season, and the toys that inspired him personally!

The Toys That Made Us is out on Netflix now!

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This week, Rich Tommaso returns on the show to talk about his new book Dry County! A semi-autobiographical exploration of Rich's early 20s while working as a cartoonist in Miami during the 90s, the new series follows its protagonist dragged into a neo-noir world following a love interest. Rich also talks the remaster of his first long-form work, Clover Honey! Finally, the gang talks Black Panther!

Dry County is out in comic shops and Comixology on Wednesday, March 14!

Clover Honey is out in comic shops and Comixology on Wednesday, April 11!

Direct download: Episode192.mp3
Category:Nerd Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
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