John McCrea returns on the show to talk about his new book Dead Rabbit! The new crimefighting series from Image Comics tells the tale of a retired vigilante in the Boston metro area lured back into the game years later as he cares for his ailing wife. John talks about the book's influences and balancing hard-hitting action and pitch black humor.

Dead Rabbit is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, October 3!

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Tee Franklin returns on the show to talk about her upcoming horror book Jook Joint with artist Alitha E. Martinez! The new story follows a New Orleans hotspot in the 1950s with a dark, bloody secret! Tee talks about her love of horror, the personal inspiration behind the story, and her hopes of empowerment for the new series. Also, the gang talks new Predator and Halloween.

Jook Joint is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, October 3!

Proceeds from the variant cover go to the Joyful Heart Foundation who can be found here.

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Andrew MacLean returns on the show for a third time to discuss the third story arc of his swords and sorcery epic Head Lopper! Andrew talks about mixing up the narrative and visuals, the inspirations behind the upcoming volume, and teases what's to come in the new story.

Headlopper #9 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, September 12! The first two volumes of Head Lopper are out everywhere now! 

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John Layman returns on the show for his three-peat appearance to talk about his upcoming book Outer Darkness with Afu Chan. In addition to the new sci-fi series, John also talks about his current Image Comics series Leviathan with Nick Pitarra and all its demonic, kaiju action! Also, the gang talks about the Punisher...again!

The first two issues of Leviathan are out everywhere now!

Outer Darkness is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, November 7!

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In a special episode, Anthony Del Col returns on the show to talk about his new Marvel miniseries Luke Cage: Everyman! Anthony talks about his longtime appreciation of the street-level Marvel superheroes including Cage and his approach to balance relevant topics from today into superhero action! Also, the writer reveals which fall horror film release he believes will triumph at the box office!

The first chapter of Luke Cage: Everyman is available on Comixology and Marvel Unlimited now!

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This week, Eric Shanower comes on the show to talk about the remastered editions of his Eisner Award-winning historical epic Age of Colors. Now in full-color for the first time, Eric discusses the enduring appeal of classic Ancient Greek stories and what makes the characters so intriguing all these millennia later. Also, Eric talks his other passion project, The Wizard of Oz!

Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships is out in comic shops everywhere on Wednesday, September 12!

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In a special episode, Ryan O'Sullivan returns on the show to talk about his new Vault Comics series Fearscape! The new fantasy series with artists Andrea Mutti and Vlad Popov deconstructs the nature of storytelling while its protagonist finds himself drawn into a fantastical world filled with personifications of fear. Ryan talks about the books influences and the nature of writing among different writers with Sam.

Fearscape #1 debuts on Wednesday, September 26 in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology!

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Andrew Aydin returns on the show this week to talk about his and Congressman John Lewis' original graphic novel Run. The follow-up to their acclaimed original graphic novel trilogy March, the new book, with art by Afua Richardson and Nate Powell covers the Congressman's first serious foray into the world of politics after the Civil Rights Movement. Later, the gang talks birthdays, rock shows, and...shark movies?

All three volumes of March are out now. 

Run will be released by Abrams Books sometime in 2019.

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This week, Cullen Bunn and Mark Torres come on the show to talk about their new Image Comics miniseries Cold Spots. The duo discuss the atmospheric, gothically-tinged new horror book, how their partnership came about, and influences behind the series. Also, they compare notes on favorite horror movie slashers! Finally, the gang shares their thoughts on Mission: Impossible - Fallout!

Cold Spots debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, August 22!

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In a special episode, Sam sits down with Christopher Sebela, Ted Brandt, and Ro Stein to talk about their new Image Comics series Crowded. Already optioned for the big screen, the book follows a young woman forced to hire a bodyguard when she's targeted by a crowd-funded assassination campaign. Listen as the gang discusses the book's inspirations and where it's going next!

Crowded debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, August 15!

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This week, Sean Lewis and Caitlin Yarsky return on the show to talk about the second story arc of their Image Comics series Coyotes! The duo discuss the new themes and direction for the action-horror book as well changes in styles and influences. Also, the gang shares what they've been up from concerts to TV series.

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, the boys talk to Brandon Dayton. The former video game concept artist is the writer and artist behind Green Monk which sees a new origin tale through Image Comics in an original graphic novel. Brandon talks his influences and his love of Russian culture while Jake recounts San Diego and Chris talks seeing several new films.

Green Monk: Blood of the Martyrs is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, September 26.

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This week, W. Maxwell Prince and Martin Morazzo return on the show to talk about the second volume of their series Ice Cream Man and reflect on the first volume. The duo tease what's to come next for the horror-tinged anthology series with its new theme of sinister escalation. Also, Chris talks about his recent road trip to Texas and back!

Ice Cream Man Vol. 1 and #5 are out everywhere now.

Ice Cream Man #6 is out on Wednesday, August 15!

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With today marking the finale of Spider-Gwen, Jason Latour returns for a supersized episode to talk about the fan-favorite alternate universe webslinger including his favorite moments during his forty-issue plus tenure with the character and what she means to him. Also, Jason reflects on the Eisner-Award-winning Southern Bastards, Black Cloud, and Loose Ends.

Spider-Gwen #34, Southern Bastards Vol. 4, and Loose Ends are out now. Black Cloud Vol. 2 is out on August 29.

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In a special episode, Viz Media editor David Brothers returns on the show to catch up with Sam and Jake. David teases what's to come next from the largest North American manga publisher, how he first got into comics, and why Lebron playing for the Lakers is an extinction level event.

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This week, the boys talk to Rob Guillory about his new book Farmhand! Rob details the origins of the series, how it comes from a personal place for him, and if he's Team Nintendo or Team Sega! Also, Chris shares his recent experiences in Las Vegas and Jake watches Preacher!

Farmhand is out in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, July 11!

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Tyler Shainline returns on the show in a fun-filled conversation about his new book The Beef but also just generally geek out and catch up with the gang. Also, Chris sees Incredibles 2, Sam goes to wedding, and the boys give Sam a hard time for having so much turquoise in his apartment.

The Beef is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, July 18!

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This week, Anthony Del Col comes on the show to talk about his new World War II thriller Son of Hitler. The writer shares the origins of the original graphic novel, why he finds historical fiction so intriguing, and his favorite pieces of World War II fiction. Also, Sam discusses what he did in Charlotte while he and Chris compare notes about the latest films they've seen.

Son of Hitler is out in comic shops, bookstores, and on Comixology now!

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This week, Sam goes one-on-one with the King of Partying Andrew W.K. The paragon of positivity reveals the origins of his latest album You're Not Alone, the story behind his legendary pizza guitar, and why he'll always be out there with you every step of the way. Also, the gang talks seeing Slayer and watching the trailer for the new Halloween!

You're Not Alone is out in record stores, Apple Music, and Spotify now! Andrew W.K. is back on the road this August!

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This week the boys are back to the classic power trio living up to the longrunning series title of just...catching up! Listen to what Sam, Chris, and Jake have been up to from going to the movies, hanging out at the beach, and playing video games of varying quality!

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This week, Bryan Hill comes on the show to talk about his new book Aphrodite V! The prolific writer discusses how the new series reflects his love of 80s cyberpunk, what inspired him to write the book Postal, how music influenced his team-up between Black Lightning and Hong Kong Phooey, and teases his upcoming Detective Comics run! Also, the gang talks Solo!

Aphrodite V debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, July 18!

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In a special episode, the boys talk to novelist Chris Swartzlander about the upcoming follow-up to his novel Tripping Over Reality. Taking place a year after the previous book's events, Tripping Over Reality: Blaze of Glory is a meditation on the wave of counter-culture antiheroes that populated American comics in the late 80s and early 90s. Listen as Chris talks his inspiration behind the novel series and the newest installment.

Tripping Over Reality: Blaze of Glory has its exclusive launch at All-Star Comic Con in Tyson's Corner on Friday, June 15!

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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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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, 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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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, 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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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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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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Coming back for his fourth appearance, comic creator Jim Rugg returns to his Street Angel trifecta with two brand new stories in Street Angel Goes to Juvie and the FCBD special Street Angel’s Dog along with a new edition of Street Angel Afterschool Kung Fu Special! 

Street Angel Goes to Juvie out May 2!

Street Angel’s Dog out May 5!

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In a super-sized episode, the boys talk to the creative team of the new Image Comics' series Flavor! The trio reveal the inspirations behind the book, what exactly is culinary science, and making the tale's fantasy world centered around food come to life visually! Also, the boys discuss A Quiet Place and Rampage!

Flavor debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 16!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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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!

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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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Marvel Comics editor Heather Antos returns on the show to talk about the comic debut of Expanded Universe fan-favorite character, Admiral Thrawn! Heather discusses the appeal of the character, the process of reintegrating him into Star Wars' new continuity, and the gang go on a deep dive of Expanded Universe elements they like the best along with hints of what's to come with other books Heather is editing!

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

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In a special episode, the boys welcome their buddy Tyler Shainline on to the show to talk about his new book, The Beef with Richard Starkings and Shaky Kane! A wonderfully weird tale following a meat factory worker that becomes an unwitting superhero after a lifetime of consuming the titular meat, Tyler details the book's origins and generally geeks out with the gang over, well, everything!

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

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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, 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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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 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 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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This week the boys are joined by perhaps one of the most prolific editors at Marvel today, Heather Antos! Heather talks about her work overseeing the Unbelievable Gwenpool along with the origins of the book and her own personal connection to the character as well. Also, Heather talks serving as editor for Marvel's entire Star Wars line of comics, one of the consistently best lines in comics today! Finally, the boys debate the merits of The Last Jedi! 

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The boys welcome back W. Maxwell Prince on the show along with Martin Morazzo the artist and co-creator of their new Image Comics series Ice Cream Man! An anthology series of vignettes exploring the ennui and dark side of suburbia linked by the titular ice cream man, the creative team talks about the book's origins, what to expect as the series progresses, and favorite ice cream flavors! Also, Jake reveals God's favorite movie: RoboCop.

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

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The boys welcome Declan Shalvey back on the show to talk about his creator-owned series Injection which has just released its third volume. In addition to talking about the critically acclaimed horror series, Declan also talks writing Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan and doing Punisher covers for Marvel along with his graphic novel Savage Town!

Volumes 1-3 of Injection and Savage Town are available everywhere now! Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan #3 is out Wednesday, December 20!

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In a special episode, the boys welcome writer Greg Pak on to the show to talk about his new book Mech Cadet Yu, a coming of age science fiction adventure with giant robots and the gorgeous artwork of Takeshi Miyazawa. Greg also discusses the entire body of his work from creating an origin story for John Wick, inspiring the science fiction elements of Thor: Ragnarok, and his personal connection to writing Superman.

Mech Cadet Yu Vol. 1 in comic shops on Wednesday, January 3 along with Issue #5! Check comic shops, bookstores, and Comixology for Greg's work including Planet Hulk, John Wick, and more!

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The gang welcomes back Rich Tommaso for a third time to talk about his latest release Spy Seal: The Corten-Steel Phoenix collecting the first full adventure of Britain's greatest anthropomorphic secret agent! Rich talks to the boys about the book's inspirations and its production and also talks the appeal of creating period-pieces and trades notes on Tarantino flicks!

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

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Always around the holidays, we try to do an episode like we used to with us just actually sitting around and catching up and with the way the schedule is looking, this was the best week to do it. So here, before the next wave of deluge of comic and music interviews is the classic trio just reminiscing about the early days of the show and what they've been up to!

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The boys welcome Eisner Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Ed Piskor on the show to talk his latest book, X-Men: Grand Design. Ed talks about the book, an extensive, accessible retelling of the first 30 years of X-Men comic history and reflects on his own origins as an X-Men fan since childhood! Also, the gang shares their thoughts on Justice League!

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

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The gang talks to singer-songwriter Brian Whelan who has been steadily working in the music industry for over a decade from playing as a mult-instrumentalist in country superstar Dwight Yoakam's band, putting out two solo albums (Decider and Sugarland), and working with Foo Fighters lead guitarist Chris Shiflett on his latest album. Brian talks to the boys about his songwriting process, the importance of musicians of singular vision, and the enduring legacy of rockabilly classics. Also, the gang shares what they're thankful for in advance of Thanksgiving!

Both of Brian's albums are out on Spotify and Apple Music! Check out his website for tour dates, merch, and more info!

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The boys welcome Ram V and Dev Pramanik on the show to discuss their upcoming book Paradiso! The new Image Comics series takes place in a post-apocalyptic where scavengers arrive at an old metropolis that may itself be more alive than it initially seems...The duo talk about the book's origins and inspirations and the appeal of stories in an urban setting. Also, the Geek Out trio talks Thor: Ragnarok and christen Sam Raimi "Samuel Raimuel" because they're dopes.

Paradiso debuts in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, December 6!

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Kyle Starks pulls the hat trick and returns on the show to talk about the beginning of the end to his Image Comics series Rock Candy Mountain. Kyle talks to the gang about the end of his Kung Fu hobo epic book, how the issue kicking off the finale is the finest thing he's written to date (We agree!), and teases what to expect from him in the future. 

Rock Candy Mountain #5 and Volume 1 are available in comic stores everywhere and on Comixology now!

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The gang welcomes back Meredith Finch back on the show to talk about the first volume of her Image Comics fantasy epic Rose! Meredith talks about the broader themes and character tracks of the opening story arc along with what to expect when the series returns this January! Also, Meredith shares how she felt about Wonder Woman and teases her upcoming Xena: Warrior Princess run. Finally, the gang shares their favorite movie trailers while Chris talks The Foreigner!

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

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Michael Moreci comes back on the show in a special episode to talk about his debut novel Black Star Renegades! A scrappy, science fiction tale in the tradition of Star Wars but very much an original concept, the story follows a young man in a rebellion against an evil empire that inherits a weapon that could change the course of the entire war for better or worse. Michael talks about the book, writing prose vs. comic scripts, and the appeal of sci fi!

Black Star Renegades is out in bookstores everywhere on January 2 and available for preorder now!

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This week, the boys talk to Miles Gunter about his new Image Comics series Dark Fang! A superhero book with horror undertones, the series follows a vampire that comes to the surface world to wreck vengeance when her underwater sanctuary is destroyed by the fossil fuel industry. The gang talks to Miles about the book as well as his thoughts on horror movies in keeping with the season. Also, Chris talks Happy Death Day, Jake talks Bond, and Sam talks Tom Petty!

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

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Top Cow Productions President and Chief Operating Officer Matt Hawkins returns on the show for a special episode to talk about the current state of the publisher, what new series to expect by the year's end and into 2018, and the publisher's Kickstarter campaign for the OGN Stairway! 25 years strong, Top Cow is coming off a banner year in the industry!

Check out the Stairway Kickstarter here, and be sure to contribute and spread the word!

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Sean Lewis comes back on the show for a three-repeat and brings along co-creator and artist Caitlin Yarksy with him to talk about their new Image Comics series Coyotes! A bloody, revenge-fueled romp in the American Southwest, the book follows young women standing up to a mythical, lycanthropic threat! Also, the gang talks RoboCop 2 and New York Comic Con!

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

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Jim Rugg makes his three-peat appearance on the show to talk about the newest volume of his series featuring the deadliest girl alive, Street Angel! In Superhero for a Day, Jim has the characters cross paths with full-on superheroes to no-holds barred effect! Jim talks about the story, teases what's up next for Street Angel, and geeks out with the gang over 80s pop culture!

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

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This week, the boys talk to comic creator Steve Skroce about his new Image Comics series Maestros! A mind-bending, magical tale sees the royal family overseeing all of magic brutally wiped out and an outcast prince living in Florida having to take the throne. Steve talks about the series, working in comics, and shares his thoughts on latest films including Logan!

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

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In a special pre-NYCC episode, the boys talk to Ryan O'Sullivan and Plaid Klaus about their upcoming Image Comics miniseries Void Trip! The psychedelic science fiction adventure follows a couple stoners being pursued by the law as they journey to a planetary nirvana. Listen as the duo talk about the book's origins and themes!

Void Trip debuts on Wednesday, November 22 in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology! And come visit them at NYCC!

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Dan Panosian comes on the show to talk about his creator-owned series, Slots! Pulling double-duty as writer and artist, Dan's tale follows a down and out boxer returning to Las Vegas for one last score and a shot at redemption. Dan talks about the book's origins, his personal connection to the story, and his previous work with Conan the Barbarian. Also, Chris details Darren Aronofsky's mother!

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

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This week, the boys welcome back Jim Zub for his three-peat appearance on the show! The Avengers/Samurai Jack writer discusses his new Image Comics miniseries Glitterbomb: The Fame Game and how the horror book is a continuation of his previous miniseries Glitterbomb but fresh and accessible at the same time! Jim also talks his other Image book Wayward, where the series is going next, and how it got optioned for TV! Finally, Jake and Chris talk about the new IT!

Glitterbomb: The Fame Game is out in comic book stores and on Comixology along with the latest issue of Wayward now!

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This week, the boys speak with superstar comic creator Declan Shalvey about his original graphic novel Savage Town. At once a crime comic set in the Irish town of Limerick and a slice of life look at its denizens, the graphic novel is a blend of Guy Ritchie and Southern Bastards. Declan talks the book, life in Ireland, and his award-winning work as an artist on books like Injection and Moon Knight!

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

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In a special episode, the gang talks to Adam Freeman and Marc Bernardin about their Image Comics/Top Cow miniseries Genius: Cartel! A tale of a young woman who is an absolute master tactician drafted into a school of strategical prodigies, duo and lifetime friends talk about the book and their love of comics!

The first volume of Genius is out in comic book stores and on Comixology along with the first issue of Genius: Cartel now! The second issue is out Wednesday, September 13!

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This week, the boys welcome Jeremy Haun back on the show! Jeremy returns with writer Seth Peck to talk about their new Image Comics series The Realm which blends post-apocalyptic settings with fantasy creatures and spells in an all-new story following survivors trying to make it through a land of ruined cities and bloodthirsty orcs. Also, the gang talks about Logan Lucky!

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

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This week, the boys talk to Sebastian Girner about his new Image Comics series Scales & Scoundrels. In addition to the all-age friendly fantasy story, Sebastian discusses his testosterone-heavy book Shirtless Bear-Fighter and...a gritty reboot of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe? A long interview this week both rollicking fun and occasionally revealing!

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

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Sean Lewis returns on the show with artist Hayden Sherman to talk about their miniseries The Few! The duo talk about the dystopian tale's origins and influences, the striking art style, and their collaborative process as well as tease what they have coming next! Also, Jake catches up on Game of Thrones!

The Few is out in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology today!

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In this special episode, the gang talks to Jermaine Boyd who has launched a Kickstarter for his indie comic book series Amelia Sky! A post-apocalyptic search for family in the face of an extraterrestrial end of the world, the campaign is up to finish and distribute the series' second issue and get some headway on its third! Listen as Jermaine talks to the boys about the series and the campaign!

To help with the Kickstarter campaign, visit their site here!

To learn more about the series, visit their site here!

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John Layman returns on the show for a very special episode looking back on his universally acclaimed series, Chew from its beginnings while John was working as an editor to its ultimate conclusion this past fall! Listen as he and the gang on an extensive look at the history of Chew!

The entire Chew series is available in stores everywhere and on Comixology now!

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Eisner-nominated comic book creator Kyle Starks returns on the show to discuss his hobo-centric series Rock Candy Mountain and crafting the book's action and humor. Also, Kyle talks the new edition of Sexcastle, his comic adaptations of Rick & Morty and Dead of Winter, and a whole lot about wrestling!

Rock Candy Mountain Volume 1 is out in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, September 27. 

The new edition of Sexcastle is out now!

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Friend of the show Zack Kaplan comes back on the show to talk about the second volume of his Image Comics/Top Cow series Eclipse! The series depicting a world where the smallest exposure to the sun's rays can be lethal has its second story arc collected today and Zack talks all about it! Zack also discusses his newly announced Top Cow series Port of Earth and predicts where Game of Thrones may go next! Finally, the gang talks Dunkirk and the latest in wrestling!

Eclipse Volume 2 is out in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology today!

Port of Earth debuts in November!

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Antony Johnston returns on the show for a quick chat about his new book Ghost Station Zero and its inspirations and themes. Also, he discusses the adaptation of his book The Coldest City into this summer's action blockbuster Atomic Blonde, and other recent work in comics and video games!

Ghost Station Zero is out in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology today!

Atomic Blonde is out in theaters now!

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This week, the boys talk to Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder about the return of their hit Image Comics series Rocket Girl! The duo share their influences on the book, its origins, and where the time-bending sci fi tale launches next! Also, the gang shares their insights on candy, Chris talks Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and Jake and Sam recap their time in San Diego!

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 talk to Jay Faerber about his new Image Comics series Elsewhere! With Sumeyye Kesgin on art, Elsewhere tells the tale of Amelia Earhart suddenly finding herself in a fantasy world defying rational explanation that has plunged into social unrest in the face of a brutal dictator! Jay talks about the new series as well as his current Image Comics series, the sci fi Western, Copperhead! Finally, the boys invite Ken on the show to talk about Spider-Man: Homecoming!

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

Copperhead Volume 3 comes out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, August 30!

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This week, the boys talk to superstar comic creator Becky Cloonan about her upcoming anthology of short stories By Chance or Providence. A trilogy of standalone tales linked by themes of tragic romance in a world of dark fantasy, Becky talks about the anthology's inspirations and origins. Also, Becky discusses her other Image Comics series, the psychedelic sci fi horror tale Southern Cross as well as her current work with The Punisher at Marvel and Gotham Academy at DC Comics. Finally, the boys discuss the latest WWE PPV Event!

Southern Cross Volume 2 is out in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology now!

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

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This week, the boys welcome Eisner Award-winning creator Jim Rugg back on the show to about the latest volume of Street Angel with The Street Angel Gang! Jim talks about having Jesse "Street Angel" Sanchez join a gang along with other story and pop culture inspirations behind this volume and also shares his about his love of classic professional wrestling! Meanwhile, the gang discusses Baby Driver and House (The Will Ferrell film, not the TV show).

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

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This week the boys welcome Rich Tommaso back on the show to talk about his new Image Comics series, Spy Seal! Inspired by freehand sketches from Rich's teenage years, Spy Seal became a bit of a viral sensation when posted online last year leading him to create an espionage series around his creation in the style of Tintin. Listen as the gang talks to Rich all about it! Also, Chris provides his thoughts on Baby Driver!

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This week, the boys talk to Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle about their new Image Comics series Moonstruck! A tale of love and finding your own into burgeoning adulthood all in a fantasy world filled with magic and mystical creatures, the creative team talks about their influences, break down the main characters, and what was their go-to books at scholastic book fairs in elementary schools. Also, the gang talks about wrestling and their latest goings on!

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

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This week, the boys welcome Chris Brunner on the show to talk about the collection of his Image Comics miniseries Loose Ends! The gang talks about the book, the use of color, and...The Gilmore Girls? Also, the boys talk about The Mummy, Universal's first film in their Dark Universe franchise and how they feel about it!

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

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This week, the boys talk to Andrew Aydin about his short story in the anthology, Bitch Planet: Triple Feature in the second part of our Bitch Planet double feature. Andrew discusses his contribution to the anthology and its relevance along with the continued relevance of the award-winning March trilogy which he co-wrote with Congressman John Lewis. Also, the gang compares notes on Wonder Woman!

Bitch Planet: Triple Feature is out in comic books everywhere and Comixology now!

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The first in a double feature covering the Bitch Planet: Triple Feature anthology spinning off from the popular and timely Image Comics series of the same name, the gang talks to Conley Lyons, who writes one of the three stories, (Specifically, the third story in the anthology, The Invisible Woman) about her contribution to the anthology and her pop culture interests. Also, the gang compares notes on Alien: Covenant and talks broken hands and broken cars!

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

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This week, the boys talk to Christian Cantamessa, Chris Pasetto, and Lukas Ketner about their upcoming Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment miniseries Kill the Minotaur! A retelling of the classic tale of Theseus, Hero of Athens, with a decidedly greater emphasis on the horror elements of the story. Also, the gang remembers the legacies of Chris Cornell and Sir Roger Moore.

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

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This week, Frank Barbiere comes back on the show to talk about the first volume of his new comic series Violent Love with artist Victor Santos! Frank also discusses his upcoming Marvin the Martian/Martian Manhunter crossover with DC Comics and the return of his debut creator-owned comic series Five Ghosts! Also, the gang talks summer concerts!

Violent Love is out in comic shops everywhere and Comixology now!

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150 episodes! For this milestone of an episode, Alex de Campi, the person that has guested on the show more than anyone else, comes back with Tony Parker to talk about their book Mayday! The creative team reveals the real-world history behind the Cold War espionage tale, describe the action set pieces and motivations within the story, and talk about what's to come next. Also, naturally, Sam Peckinpah works his way into the conversation to the delight of everyone. Finally, the boys talk about what they thought of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2!

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

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This week, the boys talk to Farel Dalrymple about his award-winning series Pop Gun War! Farel talks about his influences and approach with the first two volumes of the series, the appeal of coming-of-age stories, and the intricacies of the shared universe between his bibliography including his science fiction-fantasy tale The Wrenchies! Also, the gang talks One-Punch Man and a recent onset of ennui!

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

Pop Gun War: Gift is out everywhere now! 

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This week, the boys welcome back Joe Harris and Megan Hutchison to discuss the opening story arc of their Image Comics series ROCKSTARS, tease what's to come in the heavy metal-centric second arc this summer, and listen as Sam makes an embarrassing admission and alienates the show's one Icelandic listener! Also, the gang talks The Fate of the Furious!

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

Megan's original graphic novel, Vesna, is available through her website here!

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This week, the boys talk to Eisner Award winner Jim Rugg about his popular indie comic Street Angel! Jim talks the book's origins and bringing the title to Image Comics for a brand-new color edition! That gang also talks to Jim about his Eisner Award winning work with Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream! Finally, the trio talk country music, the new MST3K, and Chef's Table!

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

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This week, the boys talk to Cullen Bunn, Danny Luckert, and Marie Enger about their Image Comics debut, Regression! The trio discuss their surreal horror tale about hypnotic regression and past lives while also delving into the story's personal origins and influences. Also, the gang all talk favorite horror films along with a lot of progressive metal!

Regression debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 10!

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In a special episode, the boys talk to Top Cow Productions Chief Operating Officer and creator Matt Hawkins! Matt discusses the current Kickstarter campaign for the original graphic novel Golgotha! A science fiction tale about becoming obsolete and unwanted in the face of advancing technology, Matt talks the print distribution that the Kickstarter funds. Matt also talks his inspirations and the real-world parallels to his other books, Think Tank and the upcoming Samaritan! Finally, Matt reveals how he got into the comics business and the current state of Top Cow on the year of its 25th anniversary!

The Golgotha Kickstarter is here!

Think Tank is out in stores and Comixology now!

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

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