The boys are back with an interview, this time with comic book artist Tommy Patterson talking about his Image Comics series Citizen Jack. In a divisive election year full of colorful personalities, the book is especially timely...but Patterson reveals that he and writer Sam Humphries have been working on the book even longer! Also, the gang discusses conspiracy theories with the artist before turning the discussion to Star Trek Beyond and Jason Bourne!

Citizen Jack gets collected by Image Comics on Wednesday, August 3 available in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology!

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The gang is back with a host-centric episode and lots to talk about. Chris and Josh talk about the latest Star Trek flick, Star Trek Beyond, and how it stacks up to the rest of the rebooted trilogy. Chris also discusses going to WWE Battleground and seeing the Verizon Center react to the divisive Roman Reigns. Sam and Jake reflect on their experiences at Comic-Con 2016 and tell some anecdotes about the San Diego pop culture celebration. And the gang talks about the first looks of a lot of upcoming comic book shows and movies revealed at the convention! An episode of Catching Up where we actually catch up!

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This week, the boys talk to Austin Eichelberger, comic book creator and Vice President of Richmond-based Plume Snake Comics. Plume Snake is a startup subscription service that gives subscribers access to a whole library of indie comics published through the company. Listen as Austin talks about Plume Snake's origins, the company's mission statement and inspiration, and a bit of his own background in the comic book industry. Also, the gang talks about the new Ghostbusters!

To sign up for Plume Snake, check out their website here!

Be sure to enter the promo code PS-NWX-1MT to get a free month-long trial subscription!

 

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Justin Jordan is back this week (Honestly, he never really left) to talk about his other Image Comics series, Luther Strode, and series artist Tradd Moore is here to join him! The duo separately discuss the final installment of the Luther Strode trilogy, The Legacy of Luther Strode, along with some of their influences with the book. Also, Justin talks about his work with DC and Tradd talks reinventing Ghost Rider for Marvel Comics. This episode is fully loaded and ready to rock!

The Legacy of Luther Strode is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology now along with the first two installments of the Luther Strode trilogy!

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This week, the gang has a double-header interview with Justin Jordan and John Bivens to talk about their Image Comics series, Spread! Listen as the gang talks about the book, their love of the horror genre, and more! Also, the longstanding gentlemen's wager between Jake and Josh is finally settled in this episode!

Spread #14 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology today! The first two volumes along with issues #12 and #13 are available now!

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This week, the boys are joined by their personal friend, writer and filmmaker Ryan Nichols who is kickstarting the physical production of his longstanding passion project, The Delta Anthology! Ryan has been working in creating this anthology of interconnecting short stories with a myriad of artists for years and is ready for the book to become a physical product with all the creative work behind the project complete. The gang catches up with him, discusses his inspirations, his deep appreciation of martial arts, and some of his recent professional endeavors. Also, Chris and Jake discuss the films Central Intelligence, The Conjuring 2, and Independence Day: Resurgence. Finally, Sam discusses his trilogy of concerts this weekend and talks about his side project with Image Comics!

The Delta Anthology Kickstarter runs until Wednesday, July 27 and can be found here. Be sure to pitch in and help spread the word!

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Prolific comic book and video game writer (And fellow podcaster) Antony Johnston returns on the show this week along with comic artist Justin Greenwood to talk about their Image Comics series The Fuse! Listen as the duo talk to Sam and Chris about the first three story arcs, their inspirations, and where the series is going next! Also, a member of the Geek Out crew crosses paths with...Ringo Starr?

The Fuse returns on Wednesday, July 6 in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology with issue #19 kicking off the series' fourth story arc!

The first three volumes are available here!

Listen to Antony's podcast Thrash It Out here!

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Prolific comic book writer Fred Van Lente comes on the show to talk about his new Dark Horse Comics series Weird Detective, his love of mystery fiction, and about wrapping up the Big Trouble in Little China comic for Boom! Studios! Also, the gang compares notes on the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film and Sam talks about seeing The B-52s which devolves into Fred Schneider covering all sorts of pop hits!

Weird Detective #1 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 15!

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A milestone as big as 100 episodes is too big to be contained in a single regular-sized episode so we've divided it into two parts this week! While we certainly love talking about pop culture, we're changing gears this week with Sam interviewing the featured scientists from the Science Channel's Outrageous Acts of Science and How to Build Everything! Listen as Sam goes one-on-one with astrophysicist Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, physicist Dr. Debbie Berebichez, molecular biologist Dr. Adam Ruben, and science writer (And editor of Nerdist Science and host of the Nerdist YouTube show Because Science) Kyle Hill in a series of informative, revealing interviews about various branches of science!

The gang also launches into a lengthy discussion of how their experiences at this year's Awesome Con in Washington, DC went! 

Outrageous Acts of Science and How to Build to Everything return on the Science Channel on Wednesday, June 22 at 9 PM EST!

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Wowzers, has it been 100 regular episodes (Not counting book reviews, commentaries, and special episodes) already? It has and the gang is here to reminisce about the show and they've brought along superstar comic book artist Skottie Young along for the ride! Skottie is here to promote the start of the second arc of his Image Comics series, I Hate Fairyland, and listen as he talks about the book, his influences, and some of his favorite variant covers for Marvel! Also, the gang discusses X-Men: Apocalypse and the passing of Muhammad Ali. Stay tuned for more on the 100th episode front...

I Hate Fairyland returns with issue #6 on Wednesday, June 15! The first volume is available in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology now!

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