This week, Sam and Jake have a review of the first issue of Bully Wars by Skottie Young and Aaron Conley. The new Image Comics series follows the biggest bully from his previous school suddenly finding himself the target of even bigger bullies as he starts high school with only his former victims to back him up as slapstick hilarity ensues. Listen to what the boys think of the debut issue!

Bully Wars is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology now!

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John Layman returns on the show for his three-peat appearance to talk about his upcoming book Outer Darkness with Afu Chan. In addition to the new sci-fi series, John also talks about his current Image Comics series Leviathan with Nick Pitarra and all its demonic, kaiju action! Also, the gang talks about the Punisher...again!

The first two issues of Leviathan are out everywhere now!

Outer Darkness is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, November 7!

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In a special episode, Anthony Del Col returns on the show to talk about his new Marvel miniseries Luke Cage: Everyman! Anthony talks about his longtime appreciation of the street-level Marvel superheroes including Cage and his approach to balance relevant topics from today into superhero action! Also, the writer reveals which fall horror film release he believes will triumph at the box office!

The first chapter of Luke Cage: Everyman is available on Comixology and Marvel Unlimited now!

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This week, Sam has an advance review of Perdy by Kickliy. The popular European artist's Western graphic novel follows its title character after she's released from Yuma prison and falls back into a life of crime in the Wild West! Listen to what Sam thinks of it!

Perdy is out in comic shops everywhere on Wednesday, September 5!

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This week, Eric Shanower comes on the show to talk about the remastered editions of his Eisner Award-winning historical epic Age of Colors. Now in full-color for the first time, Eric discusses the enduring appeal of classic Ancient Greek stories and what makes the characters so intriguing all these millennia later. Also, Eric talks his other passion project, The Wizard of Oz!

Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships is out in comic shops everywhere on Wednesday, September 12!

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This week, Sam looks at the remastered edition of Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships by Eric Shanower. Presented in full-color by John Dallaire for the very first time, the historical epic retells the legendary Trojan War after Paris of Troy absconds with Helen, Queen of Sparta! Listen to what Sam thinks of the remastered first volume!

Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships is out in comic shops everywhere on Wednesday, September 12!

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In a special review for Marvel, Sam and Jake review the first two issues of Luke Cage: Everyman. The new miniseries written by Anthony del Col with Jahnoy Lindsay and Ian Herring on art follows the Hero of Harlem as years of super-powered heroics lead him to begin to show signs of CTE! Listen as Sam and Jake discuss the bold new direction for Power Man! 

The first two issues of Luke Cage: Everyman are available on Comixology now!

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In a special episode, Ryan O'Sullivan returns on the show to talk about his new Vault Comics series Fearscape! The new fantasy series with artists Andrea Mutti and Vlad Popov deconstructs the nature of storytelling while its protagonist finds himself drawn into a fantastical world filled with personifications of fear. Ryan talks about the books influences and the nature of writing among different writers with Sam.

Fearscape #1 debuts on Wednesday, September 26 in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology!

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In the show's first book review for Vault Comics, Sam looks at the inaugural issue of Fearscape, written by Ryan O'Sullivan with art by Andrea Mutti and Vlad Popov. The new comic book series sees an amateur writer with delusions of grandeur suddenly finding himself in a fantasy world where storytellers are confronted by personifications of fear as he attempts to make a name for himself professionally. Listen to what Sam thinks of the first issue and keep an eye out for an interview with Ryan all about it soon!

Fearscape #1 debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, September 26!

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Andrew Aydin returns on the show this week to talk about his and Congressman John Lewis' original graphic novel Run. The follow-up to their acclaimed original graphic novel trilogy March, the new book, with art by Afua Richardson and Nate Powell covers the Congressman's first serious foray into the world of politics after the Civil Rights Movement. Later, the gang talks birthdays, rock shows, and...shark movies?

All three volumes of March are out now. 

Run will be released by Abrams Books sometime in 2019.

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