This week the boys talk to Ken Garing (Not to be confused with occasional co-host Ken) about his return to his science fiction miniseries Planetoid with a new, standalone miniseries Planetoid: Praxis! An adventure in the tradition of everything from Star Wars to Blade Runner, the miniseries picks up exploring the fallout from the first miniseries! Ken talks his influences and what it's like coming back to the world in a galaxy far, far away! Also, the gang talks Logan!

Planetoid and the first two issues of its follow-up, Planetoid: Praxis, are available in comic book shops everywhere and Comixology now!

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This week, the boys talk about the first volume of Cannibal collecting the Image Comics horror series first four issues. Brian Buccellato, Jennifer Young, and Matias Bergara's slow-burning Southern horror with a virus leaving the infected with a deep hunger for human flesh is the kind of scary story that sticks with you and listen to Sam and Jake talk all about it!

Cannibal, Volume 1 is out in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, March 8!

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This week, Jake invites Sam back on the show to talk about Kiss' 1992 album, Revenge! Now into the 90s, Kiss was a band looking to return to form after the excesses and identity crises of the 80s. With a new drummer in Eric Singer and reunited with veteran producer Bob Ezrin, the band sought to do just that. Listen as Jack and Sam go track-by-track with the record the boys name among the band's best efforts!

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Brian Buccellato, Jennifer Young, and Matias Bergara return to the show to talk about the first volume of Cannibal! A creeping horror book set deep in the Florida Everglades explores small town tensions while a deadly virus that curses the infected with a hunger for human flesh, Cannibal is a slow-burn Southern Gothic classic! Listen as the creative team talks about the book and its influences with the boys! 

Cannibal, Volume 1 is out in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, March 8!

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This week, Sam and Jake discuss the return of Andrew MacLean's Head Lopper with the fifth issue of Image Comics' hack and slash series from MacLean's singular vision. Having established himself, the series' protagonist, Norgal, ventures into the Crimson Tower! Listen what the boys think of the long-awaited return of the barbarian hero!

Head Lopper #5 out in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, March 15!

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This time around, Ken went to the local used records shop where we sometimes find our laserdiscs and got a HUGE haul. So big that he's chopping it into two parts. And then Chris chimes in with his thoughts on his most recent acquisitions Highlander and Highlander 2: The Quickening.

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Jim Zub comes back on the show along with artist Djibril Morissette-Phan to talk about their new book Glitterbomb! A horror comic and biting commentary on the youth-obsessed culture of Hollywood, Glitterbomb stands among the darkest work that the creative team has done and they sit down with the boys to over it. Jim also talks his other Image Comics series, Wayward, and reflects on Samurai Jack ahead of the upcoming revival series! Finally, the gang attempts to determine what the most American movie of all time is in the wake of Presidents Day.

Glitterbomb, Volume 1 is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, March 1!

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This week, the boys talk about the first volume of Jim Zub and Djibril Morissette-Phan! At once a horror comic and an examination of the superficial, youth-obsessed culture of Hollywood, the volume collects the first four issues of the series and stands as the darkest books that series writer Jim Zub has ever done! Listen to what Sam and Jake think of it!

Glitterbomb is out in comic book shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, March 1! 

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Sam's retrospective on the Indiana Jones film franchise comes to a close this week with the boys looking back on the iconic archaeologist's latest cinematic adventure, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. A divisive critical disappointment upon its initial release in 2008, listen as the gang reflects on their first impressions of the film all those years ago, where they think the movie goes wrong and right, and how it holds up now nearly a decade later!

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Another interview this week and another returning author! Chynna Clugston Flores returns on the show to talk about the remastered edition of Scooter Girl, a screwball comedy and love letter to mod culture as one man about town finds the one girl that constantly trips him up! Chynna talks the appeal of mod culture, the inspirations behind the book, and compares it to her other seminal work, Blue Monday! Also, the boys talk a bit more about The Lego Batman Movie and John Wick: Chapter 2!

Scooter Girl is out in comic shops and Comixology on Wednesday, February 15!

Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy is out Wednesday, March 1!

Watch for future remastered volumes of Blue Monday!

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