This week, Sam and Jake talk about the debut issue of the new Dark Horse Comics series Cryptocracy by Van Jensen and Pete Woods! Cryptocracy tells the tale of the world secretly run Illuminati-style by nine powerful families from the clandestine shadows! Listen as the duo talk about the first issue and speculate on its implications for the rest of the series!

Cryptocracy debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 29!

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This week, Sam and Jake talk about the Dark Horse Comics kid-friendly graphic novel (In Sam and Jake's typical non-kid-friendly way) Poppy! And the Lost Lagoon by Matt Kindt and Brian Hurtt! The duo talk about the book's art style, possible links to Herge's Tin Tin, and how it stacks up with some of Kindt's other books!

Poppy! And the Lost Lagoon is available now in comic shops and bookstores everywhere and on Comixology!

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This week, Sam and Jake talk about I.D. by Emma Rios! Originally printed as part of the Island anthology, the tale of rethinking identity in the face of body transplants has received its own standalone release through Image Comics! Listen what the duo think of it!

I.D. is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 22!

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Several weeks ago, we spoke to Phil Hester and John McCrea about their Image Comics series Mythic and this week we have an advance review of the first volume collecting the series' first eight issues. Listen as Sam and Jake talk about the team-based tale of what happens when magic around the world goes wrong!

Mythic, Volume 1 out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 22!

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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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