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, Sam provides a review for the first volume of Paradiso by Ram V and Dev Pramanik! The post-apocalyptic sci story follows one young man named Jack as he finds himself drawn to the last city on Earth, the sentient city of Paradiso! But the device Jack's carrying that holds a secret to the city puts him on a collision course with several very deadly figures...Listen to what Sam thinks of the first volume!

Paradiso is out in comic shops and Comixology now and out in bookstores on Tuesday, May 22!

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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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This week, the boys provide advance reviews of two different sci fi books by Farel Dalrymple, Proxima Centauri and It Will All Hurt. Set in the same world as Farel's previous series, the critically acclaimed The Wrenches, both books follow the psychedelic fantasy-action with its characters taking on all sorts of otherworldly dangers. Listen as Sam and Jake discuss the books and Farel's stream-of-consciousness storytelling style.

Proxima Centauri and It Will All Hurt are both out in comic shops everywhere on Wednesday, June 13!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Void Trip by Ryan O'Sullivan and Plaid Klaus. The stoner sci fi black comedy sees the last two humans in the universe trying to reach the planet of Euphoria to truly experience freedom in a reality that actively restricts it. Listen as Sam and Jake discuss the book's deft balance of tone, imaginative settings, and visual theory behind its art.

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

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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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The boys welcome Farel Dalrymple back on the show to talk about his upcoming books Proxima Centauri and It Will All Hurt! The writer-artist talks about exploring existentialism and magical realism within the realm of science fiction with his two books, how stories like The Chocolate War and his experiences with private school inform his own storytelling, and which Star Trek captain reigns supreme. Also, the boys compare notes on Avengers: Infinity War!

Proxima Centauri and It Will All Hurt both debut on Wednesday, June 13 in comic shops everywhere!

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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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This week, the boys have an advance review of the first volume of Dark Fang by Miles Gunter and Kelsey Shannon. Following the adventures of Valla, that takes the fight to the fossil fuel industry when her underwater home is threatened by pollution and climate change, the book is a horror-tinged superhero romp! Listen to what the boys think of it!

Dark Fang, Vol. 1 is out on May 9!

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