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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