This week, Sam and Jake talk about the debut issue of Prometheus: Life and Death by Dan Abnett and Andrea Mutti and published by Dark Horse Comics. The second miniseries to spring from Ridley Scott's Alien prequel (The first taking a cue from Predator), Prometheus: Life and Death starts with a distinctly Aliens vibe with space marines find themselves face-to-face with a space god. Things do not go well...but the story sure does! Listen to what the boys thought of the first issue!

Prometheus: Life and Death #1 out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 8!

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This week, Sam and Jake do an advance book review of the debut issue for the upcoming Dark Horse Comics miniseries, Weird Detective, by Fred Van Lente and Guiu Vilanova. True to its title, Weird Detective as a gumshoe investigating the paranormal that hides a paranormal secret himself. Paired with a new partner, the sleuthing duo are drawn into a Lovecraftian case involving Cthulu Crime in this super-sized first issue! Listen what the boys thought of it!

Weird Detective #1 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 15!

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Sam and Jake talk about the Image Comics miniseries Limbo by Dan Watters and Caspar Wijngaard. At once a neon-lit neo-noir and a love letter to 80s pop culture, the duo talk about how they feel about the book and who Jake reveals as one of the coolest characters in an Image book. Listen to hear their full thoughts on it!

Limbo out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 1!

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This week Sam and Jake talk about the Image Comics miniseries Black Jack Ketchum by Brian Schirmer and Claudia Balboni with covers and editing by Jeremy Saliba. An extra-dimensional twist on the familiar tropes in the Wild West, the boys discuss what they think of the four-issue collection and how they recommend the book should really be explored.

Black Jack Ketchum out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 8!

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This week, the boys have an advance review for the debut issue of Mae by Eisner Award-winning comic book creator, Gene Ha! The story of one girl's fantastical dimension-hopping adventure, the series originated as a Kickstarter project before Dark Horse Comics stepped in to help with the book's distribution. A clear labor of love from Ha who also does the art in addition to writing it, Mae will be in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 18!

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This week, the boys talk about the first volume of Rebels by Brian Wood and Andrea Mutti and published by Dark Horse Comics. The book follows the story of a young couple drawn into the American Revolution; their remote homestead in the backwoods of Vermont not isolated enough to keep them from the horrors of the war between the Thirteen Colonies and the British Crown. Listen as the gang talks about the book and their own interests in the time period. 

 

Rebels Vol 1 collects the series' first ten issues and will be available in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 4.

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Jake and Sam are back with another advance book review for Image Comics, this time talking about Farel Dalrymple's Pop Gun War. The boys talk about the book's tone, surreal imagery, and Jake's great admiration for Dalrymple's art style. Listen to find out more what the boys think of the first volume of the emotionally resonant series.

Pop Gun War: Gift out in comic book shops and Comixology on Wednesday, May 11!

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Sam is flying solo with the advance book review this week this time taking a look at the debut issue of Peter Tomasi and Ian Bertram's House of Penance with Dark Horse Comics. Sam tries to keep this quick review as spoiler free as possible while discussing the historical influences of the book, Tomasi's comic writing career, and what Bertram's art reminds him of. 

House of Penance #1 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, April 13!

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The gang is back with a new advance book review, this time with the Image Comics series I Hate Fairyland by superstar artist Skottie Young. I Hate Fairyland marks Young's debut with Image and the boys talk about the first volume collecting the series first five issues. Listen along and hear what the gang thinks of the book!

I Hate Fairyland, Volume 1 out everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, April 20!

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The gang is back with another advance review this time talking the first issue of Dept. H by Matt and Sharlene Kindt! This all new series from Dark Horse Comics centers around a murder mystery in one of the most inhospitable locations on Earth: A research facility at the bottom of the ocean. Listen along as the boys discuss the debut issue, the art style, and potential influences and inspirations on the comic.

Dept. H is out in comic shops and on Comixology on Wednesday, April 20!

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