This week, Adam Freeman and Marc Bernardin return on the show to talk about their new book Genius: Cartel! The second volume in their Genius series takes the action global as combat mastermind Destiny is drafted into the drug war! But who's playing who? Also, the duo talk how wild it is as the two lifelong geeks made good in the industry they grew up as fans of!

Genius, Vol. 2: Cartel is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, February 21!

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Marvel Comics editor Heather Antos returns on the show to talk about the comic debut of Expanded Universe fan-favorite character, Admiral Thrawn! Heather discusses the appeal of the character, the process of reintegrating him into Star Wars' new continuity, and the gang go on a deep dive of Expanded Universe elements they like the best along with hints of what's to come with other books Heather is editing!

Thrawn debuts in comic shops everywhere and Comixology on Wednesday, February 14!

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In a special episode, the boys welcome their buddy Tyler Shainline on to the show to talk about his new book, The Beef with Richard Starkings and Shaky Kane! A wonderfully weird tale following a meat factory worker that becomes an unwitting superhero after a lifetime of consuming the titular meat, Tyler details the book's origins and generally geeks out with the gang over, well, everything!

The Beef debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, February 28!

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This week, the boys welcome back Sebastian Girner on the show to talk about his book Scales & Scoundrels and the gang is joined separately by the series' co-creator and artist Galaad! The duo discuss the book's origins and influences, importance to keep things light in a genre that has recently delved into darkness, and just talk pop culture!

Scales & Scoundrels: Into the Dragon's Maw along with Issue #6 kicking off the second story arc is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, February 7!

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This week, Sam goes one-on-one with Bingo Love creator and writer Tee Franklin to discuss her original graphic novel and its life-affirming tale of two African-American women that fall in love in the 1960s and are forced apart for decades before finding each other again. Tee talks how the book comes from a very personal place, why it's more important than ever, and how it was picked up by Image Comics. The duo also geek out over a mutual interest in...Japanese horror?! 

Bingo Love is out in comic shops and Comixology on Valentine's Day and can be preordered here.

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Justin Jordan returns on the show to talk about his new miniseries Death of Love! The screwball comedy follows self-proclaimed nice guy Philo who suddenly gains the ability to see cupidae and decides to take the fight to them after years of heartbreak! Justin talks about his new book along with his other creator-owned series Spread and Luther Strode!

Death of Love debuts on Wednesday, February 14 in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology!

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This week, the boys are joined by comic artist Matt Horak! Matt talks about his work once the most recent volume of Marvel Comics' biggest antihero including pop culture Easter eggs throughout his run with Frank Castle. Also, Matt talks his work with EarthQuaker Devices including the web comic Octo Skull!

Punisher, Vol 3: King of the New York Streets it out in comic shops and Comixology on Wednesday, January 24. 

Octo Skull can be found here.

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In the first episode of the new year, Jacob Semahn comes on the show to talk about his Image Comics series No. 1 with a Bullet! The series tackles the big issues ranging from misogyny in the workplace and the increasing lack of privacy in the digital world but with its own sinister, thriller edge! Jake talks about the origins and prescient nature of the book and about the series' unique look as well as how he transitioned into comics while writing for TV!

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This week the boys are joined by perhaps one of the most prolific editors at Marvel today, Heather Antos! Heather talks about her work overseeing the Unbelievable Gwenpool along with the origins of the book and her own personal connection to the character as well. Also, Heather talks serving as editor for Marvel's entire Star Wars line of comics, one of the consistently best lines in comics today! Finally, the boys debate the merits of The Last Jedi! 

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The boys welcome back W. Maxwell Prince on the show along with Martin Morazzo the artist and co-creator of their new Image Comics series Ice Cream Man! An anthology series of vignettes exploring the ennui and dark side of suburbia linked by the titular ice cream man, the creative team talks about the book's origins, what to expect as the series progresses, and favorite ice cream flavors! Also, Jake reveals God's favorite movie: RoboCop.

Ice Cream Man debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, January 17!

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