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!

Direct download: BookClub127.mp3
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In a special advance review, the boys cover Death or Glory by Rick Remender and Bengal. A tale set on the open roads of a dystopian America, Glory is out to pull 4 major heists to help fund a life-saving procedure for her ailing father while on the run from the mob, the law, and her crazy ex-husband! Listen to what the boys think of the debut issue!

Death or Glory premieres on Wednesday, May 2 in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology!

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Coming back for his fourth appearance, comic creator Jim Rugg returns to his Street Angel trifecta with two brand new stories in Street Angel Goes to Juvie and the FCBD special Street Angel’s Dog along with a new edition of Street Angel Afterschool Kung Fu Special! 

Street Angel Goes to Juvie out May 2!

Street Angel’s Dog out May 5!

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A Street Angel two-fer with the latest Street Angel adventure by Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca I’m Street Angel Goes to Juvie and the Free Comic Day Special Street Angel’s Dog! Sam and Jake discuss the two books and how they serve both as standalone great entry point adventures starring the Deadliest Girl Alive and continue her saga as the title character is sent off to a juvenile detention facility in one tale and adopts a lost dog in another!

Street Angel Goes to Juvie is out on May 2! 

Street Angel’s Dog is out on May 5!

Direct download: BookClub129.mp3
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In a super-sized episode, the boys talk to the creative team of the new Image Comics' series Flavor! The trio reveal the inspirations behind the book, what exactly is culinary science, and making the tale's fantasy world centered around food come to life visually! Also, the boys discuss A Quiet Place and Rampage!

Flavor debuts in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, May 16!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Flavor by Joe Keatinge and Wook Jin Clark with Tamra Bonvillain on colors and Ali Bouzari as the series' culinary consultant. The new comic follows a girl through a fantasy world revolving around culinary culture...with a dark secret! Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the first issue!

Flavor debuts on Wednesday, May 16 in comic shops and Comixology!

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About a year has gone by since Freddy terrorized the patients of Westin Hills Asylum. Kristen, Kincaid, and Joey try to live their lives as if nothing had happened. But then Kristen begins dreaming of Freddy anew. The three Dream Warriors are picked off one by one in their search for the Dream Master.

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