The boys are back with another interview, this time with superstar comic book artist Nicola Scott (Birds of Prey, Secret Six)! Nicola joins them to talk about her Image Comics debut Black Magick, working with writer Greg Rucka, what it's like drawing creator-owned comics vs. licensed properties, and what's to come next in the series. Also, Nicola geeks out with the gang over DC Comics from her previous work with the publishing giant to what characters she'd love to draw next to what she thinks of the upcoming DC Comics flicks. It's an all-around Geek Out this week, folks.

Black Magick #5 comes out Wednesday, February 24!

To catch up on the series, visit its Comixology page here!

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This inaugural very special Geek Out episode has Alex de Campi (No Mercy, Archie vs. Predator) return to promote her current Kickstarter Semiautomagic! A horror series written by her and drawn by legendary comic artist Jerry Ordway (Superman, The Power of Shazam), the series was originally published by Dark Horse Comics with the Kickstarter funding a deluxe edition of the book with three, all-new, exclusive full-length tales of horror! We talk to Alex at length about Semiautomagic, her influences on the book, and some of her favorite horror fiction. We also touch on the current arc of No Mercy, her creator-owned series with Image Comics, and Jake gets a chance to geek out over Sam Peckinpah with a fellow aficionado!

To contribute to the Semiautomagic Kickstarter, visit their website here!

For more about No Mercy, visit the series' Comixology page here!

 

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The boys are back with another interview talking to the team of the Image Comics series REVIVAL, Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Grayson) and Mike Norton (Battlepug/Green Arrow)! The duo talk about what inspires the rural noir with horror undertones (And overtones!), what to expect in the coming arc, and how much Twin Peaks they've watched! Also, Mike geeks out about Star Wars, Tim geeks out about horror, Tim talks Grayson, and shares a bit of insight on the potential for an adaptation of Hack/Slash for the big (Or small) screen. Plus, the gang talks about the latest films they've watched from Daddy's Home to Brooklyn to Ip Man 3!

Revival is out on Comixology here!

Battlepug by Mike Norton is published weekly here!

 

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The catastrophic blizzard that has frozen the East Coast has separated the boys across Northern Virginia but, thanks to the wonders of technology, they're able to reconvene and relate how they've fared the storm. Chris follows the guidelines of the Eiger Sanction rules (A callback from the previous episode set in a snowstorm...look it up) while Sam contemplates renaming his home Minnie's Haberdashery like a certain frozen cinematic hideaway. Also, the gang discusses the latest reveals from the DC Cinematic Universe, the return of The X-Files, and The Thing (Probably the most appropriate film this past weekend). Bundle up and listen, folks. 

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We're pretty sure the pun in the episode title has been used/paraphrased before but you don't listen to these things for the title, do you (Do you?)? For nearly a decade, Meredith Gran has been creating the adventures of several 20-somethings trying to survive Brooklyn (Before Girls, might we add!) in her web-comic Octopus Pie and the first volume of the series is getting collected by Image Comics on Wednesday, February 17! The boys talk to her about the comic, what may be coming around the bend for its 10th anniversary, their mutual love of David Bowie, and find out that she's not a metalhead as they mistakingly assume! Also, the gang looks back on the lives and careers of David Bowie and Alan Rickman.

Octopus Pie Volume 1 will be available in bookstores and comic shops everywhere on Wednesday, February 17.

To read new (And old) strips of Octopus Pie, check out the web-comic's website here

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The boys are back with their first interview of 2016! Brian Wood is a very prolific writer that has written X-Men, Star Wars, and Conan the Barbarian, but his creator-owned books like DMZ, Northlanders, and The Massive stand among some of the best comic books of all time. He's here to promote his latest comic series, Starve, and the boys talk to him in depth but the story set in a dystopian future where a cooking competition show is king as the world falls apart around it. The trio also talk to Brian about his experiences writing Conan, designing the iconic video game covers for GTA III and GTA: Vice City, and what he thinks of the new Star Wars!

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

For more books by Brian Wood, be sure to check his bibliography on Comixology here!

 

 

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Happy New Year, everyone! The gang is back to recount their New Year's Eve festivities and have seen three new films between the three of them: The Hateful Eight (With a month long series of Tarantino film commentaries to celebrate), The Big Short, and the remake of Point Break. Two of those movies the boys recommend, one of them they don't; CAN YOU GUESS WHICH ONE?! Also, listen to hear the boys talk the difference between the general theatrical and special roadshow versions of The Hateful Eight. Welcome to 2016! Strap yourselves in and go! 

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The gang wraps up another year of podcasts by looking back on some of their favorite pop culture moments of 2015! Listen as the boys talk about cinematic triumphs and disappointments, their favorite new television shows, the disappointing year in video gaming, and some more talk about The Force Awakens. Also, the gang looks forward to 2016 and what they're looking forward to next year! Happy New Year, folks!

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SPOILER ALERT! If you don't want ANY spoilers about Star Wars: The Force Awakens DO NOT listen to this podcast. This week we go full tilt on the latest Star Wars film and all the plot details therein so proceed at your own risk. Find out the things we loved and didn't about the true sequel to Return of the Jedi. Listen as the gang reveals their favorite new characters in the landmark science fiction franchise. Hear Jake recount the most heartbreaking moment of the film. And join on the debate about the identities of several characters and where the series can go next. May the spoilers be with you, folks!

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It's the big 75th episode! On this special installment, the gang goes into extra detail about the stuff they've been into lately. Chris talks about Victor Frankenstein and why he particularly enjoyed this revisionist take on Mary Shelley's classic. Jake talks about Jim Starlin's Death of Captain Marvel and why it still holds up as one of the greatest comic book stories 30 years after its initial publication. Sam reminisces about all the famous phalli he's seen in works of cinema and television. And, after watching a glut of upcoming film trailers, Josh strikes a bet with Jake on which summer blockbuster will do better at the box office next year. All bets are off this week, folks, hold on to your butts!

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