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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This week, the boys talk to Meredith Finch about her Image Comics debut with Rose! In addition to discussing the fantasy-adventure series and its influences, Meredith also looks back on her time writing Wonder Woman! Also, the gang talks Ghost in the Shell, Stephen King, and Wrestlemania!

Rose is out in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, April 12!

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This week, the boys talk to Ivan Brandon about his new Image Comics series Black Cloud, a story following a young woman from a literal kingdom of dreams! Ivan also talks ending his current Image series Drifter with the sci fi tale coming to a close this May! Finally, the gang shares thoughts on Power Rangers, Beauty and the Beast, and Life!

Black Cloud debuts in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, April 5!

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This week, the boys talk to Brandon Graham about his latest comic, Arclight! The gang also discuss ending Brandon's comic anthology magazine, Island, what made Heavy Metal magazine so cool, and...Frasier? Finally, the boys discuss Kong: Skull Island and Netflix's Iron Fist.

Arclight is available in bookstores and comic shops everywhere and on Comixology!

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