This episode marks the first time the boys review a book from Dark Horse Comics and their first review of a single comic issue from any publisher! This week, the gang is looking at the debut issue of Shadow Glass from writer/artist Aly Fell! Listen what the boys think of the book, where they think it'll go next, their thoughts about the time period and setting, and possible pop culture influences and inspirations for the story!

Shadow Glass is out on Comixology and in comic shops everywhere on Wednesday, March 23! 

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The boys tackle their first review of a licensed property with the first volume of Archie Comics' relaunch of their namesake and flagship franchise! The Geek Out gang admittedly only had a passing familiarity with the series before the relaunch so they went into the relaunch with fresh eyes...but what did they think coming out of it. Listen as the gang reviews the first volume collecting the first six issues of the Mark Waid-penned Riverdale with Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, and Veronica Fish on art! Also, a discussion about Archie Comics en masse!

Archie, Volume 1 is out on Comixology and in comic shops everywhere Wednesday, March 9! 

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The boys are back with another advance review this time of Jeremy Haun and Jason Hurley's Image Comics series, The Beauty, which gets its first collection on Wednesday, March 16 on Comixology and in comic shops everywhere! The world sees the outbreak of a sexually transmitted disease that causes those infected to literally become beautiful but at what cost? The gang discusses the series' first story arc which is part social commentary, part detective yarn, and part horror and their thoughts on it.

The Beauty, Volume 1 is out Wednesday, March 16!

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The boys are back with another book review, this time of the first volume of the Image Comics series Tokyo Ghost. Chris and Sam talk about how much they enjoy artist Sean Murphy's signature style with the series and Sam talks about the moral implications and run-off-the-rails storytelling of writer Rick Remender. Finally, the gang talks about potential pop culture influences they see in the volume collecting the first five issues of the critically acclaimed series.

Tokyo Ghost, Volume 1: Atomic Garden will be out on Comixology and in comic book stores everywhere Wednesday, March 9!

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Fresh off our interview with Meredith Gran, we sit down and talk about the first collection of her web-comic, Octopus Pie. Listen as the gang talks about how even nine years after its initial publication, it still holds up. Listen to Chris relate to the comic after his own time living in New York City. Listen to Jake talk about the storytelling purity of comic strips. All this and what the gang thinks of this 200+ page slice of Octopus Pie.

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Welcome to the inaugural installment of Geek Out Book Club where the Geek Out gang discusses a book they've all read. The book that kicks it all off is Starve, a comic series via indie comics leader Image Comics and superstar creators Brian Wood and Danijel Žeželj! Listen as the boys share their thoughts on volume collecting the first five issues of a series telling the tale of a dystopian future and how the world looks to celebrity chefs for comfort. 

 

Starve Vol. 1 is out in comic book shops now and available on Comixology here!

 

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