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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The gang is back with another special episode this time as Chris' friend Nicole comes on the show to talk about her experiences working on the upcoming Pierce Brosnan film Urge. In addition to her time with the production, the gang talks about her activity on Twitch (Her Twitch handle is timeywimeygirl_) and cosplaying at the various New York City-based cons!

Urge is in theaters everywhere on Friday, June 3!

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Another double interview this week with the boys talking to Brian Schirmer and Jeremy Saliba about their Image Comics miniseries Black Jack Ketchum! Listen as Brian reveals his very personal connection to the title character and as the everybody discusses their love of the Western genre overall. Also, the boys talk about The Nice Guys, some recent movie trailers, and what to expect in the coming months of Geek Out Commentaries!

Despite us listing an earlier release date on the show, Black Jack Ketchum has been pushed to be released on Wednesday, June 29 in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology!

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Fresh off the Limbo advance book review, the gang talk to the book's creators Dan Watters and Caspar Wijngaard about the book, its influences, a bit of the comics industry in Great Britain, and some of Dan's recent literary forays. Also, the boys talk about the premiere of Preacher and lots of Disney after the recent release of Beauty and the Beast teaser trailer!

Limbo out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 1!

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This week, the boys talk to superstar comic book creator and multiple Eisner-winner Gene Ha about his creator-owned writing debut with Mae, published by Dark Horse Comics. Gene talks about his influences on the book, discussion of portal fiction, and his affinity for geek culture. Also, listen as Gene shares experiences working with DC Comics and working with Alan Moore! Finally, the gang goes into a deeper discussion about Captain America: Civil War and also reveals their first impressions on the Assassin's Creed movie trailer!

Mae #1 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 18!  

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Joining us this week are Phil Hester (Green Arrow, The Black Terror) and John McCrea (Hitman, The Boys) to talk about their new creator-owned series with Image Comics, Mythic! We talk to them separately about the series in this week's double-header with John also talking Judge Dredd and Phil talking about his love for more below-the-radar comic book titles! Also, the gang offers their preliminary thoughts on Captain America: Civil War and Jake talks why Sing Street is his favorite movie of the year so far!

Mythic, Volume 1 available in comic shops and Comixology on Wednesday, May 22!

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A relatively low-key episode that sees the boys of Catching Up, well, catching up! Listen to what the gang has been watching lately from Keanu and Hardcore Henry to Midnight Special and Everybody Wants Some!! Also, hear what television Josh has been watching lately and what latest trend in those shows has him a bit annoyed! A fairly short episode before the storm that is Civil War!

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This is a big humdinger of an episode as the gang invites Josh Williamson (Nailbiter, Ghosted, Birthright) on to the show to talk about his current books from his creator-owned Image Comics series, Nailbiter, to his miniseries for Disney's The Haunted Mansion. We also talk his upcoming run on The Flash for DC Comics, his past career as a comics retailer, and some of the bizarre sights in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest.

Without missing a beat after the interview, the boys then talk about the life and legacy of His Royal Badness, Prince. The gang reflects on how his career impacted their lives along with some urban legends and anecdotes involving the Purple One. A very full discussion this week.

Nailbiter #21 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 4; the first four volumes collecting the series' first twenty issues are out now.

The Haunted Mansion #3 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 18.

 The Flash #1 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, June 22.

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