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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In a special episode, Ryan O'Sullivan and Plaid Klaus (And Klaus' son!) appear on the show to talk about their book Void Trip in the most metaphysical, agnostically philosophical interview on the show to date! The duo explore the visual sensibilities behind their storytelling, what freedom means in a universe that demands order, and what influenced their sci fi existential comedy!

Void Trip is out on Wednesday, May 30 in comic shops and Comixology and in bookstores on Tuesday, June 5!

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In the landmark 200th episode, the gang talks to filmmaker/writer Miles Gunter about his new book Dark Fang and reflect on the horror genre, balancing tone, and making socially conscious stories without being heavy-handed.

Dark Fang, Vol. 1 is out on Wednesday, May 9 in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology.

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Coming back for his fourth appearance, comic creator Jim Rugg returns to his Street Angel trifecta with two brand new stories in Street Angel Goes to Juvie and the FCBD special Street Angel’s Dog along with a new edition of Street Angel Afterschool Kung Fu Special! 

Street Angel Goes to Juvie out May 2!

Street Angel’s Dog out May 5!

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In a super-sized episode, the boys talk to the creative team of the new Image Comics' series Flavor! The trio reveal the inspirations behind the book, what exactly is culinary science, and making the tale's fantasy world centered around food come to life visually! Also, the boys discuss A Quiet Place and Rampage!

Flavor debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 16!

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In a special episode, Pulitzer Prize-nominated novelist Ace Atkins comes on the show to talk about the graphic novel adaptation of his debut book Crossroad Blues! The former journalist discusses his love of noir, how his novel became adapted for comics 20 years after its initial publication, and how blues brings communities together in the Deep South.

Crossroad Blues is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, April 25!

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