Lifelong Kiss fan, Jake, begins his latest Geek Out miniseries with KISS My Podcast! a multi-episode look at the greatest band in Kisstory! This week, Jake looks back at the origins of the fearsome foursome and their 1974 self-titled debut album. While a lot of bands debuts and early material can be hit-or-miss, Jake and the Kiss army regard the band's first full-length album as a bonafide classic. Listen as he goes track-by-track revealing history and trivia about the album!

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The boys are back with another book review, this time of the first volume of the Image Comics series Tokyo Ghost. Chris and Sam talk about how much they enjoy artist Sean Murphy's signature style with the series and Sam talks about the moral implications and run-off-the-rails storytelling of writer Rick Remender. Finally, the gang talks about potential pop culture influences they see in the volume collecting the first five issues of the critically acclaimed series.

Tokyo Ghost, Volume 1: Atomic Garden will be out on Comixology and in comic book stores everywhere Wednesday, March 9!

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Another back-to-back interview episode with the creative team of Michael Moreci and Kyle Charles on the show to talk about their science fiction series, Roche Limit! The duo each talk about Image Comics' sci fi trilogy with its upcoming third arc coming in March! They also share their influences from David Fincher to HP Lovecraft with the existential sci fi comic!

Also, Jake talks about his new jobs leading to a discussion on everyone's favorite president, Josh celebrates his birthday, and The Legend of Zelda turns 30!

Roche Limit is available on Comixology here. Its sequel, Roche Limit: Clandestiny is also on Comixology here.

The series' finale, Roche Limit: Monadic begins on Wednesday, March 16 on Comixology and in comic shops everywhere!

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Geek Out Commentary: Hard Boiled

We're taking a quick break from our commentary series on Superman films to celebrate Josh's birthday! He's picked the classic John Woo-helmed Hong Kong action flick Hard Boiled as his birthday pick this year and we dive into some of the coolest gun fights ever to come out of the Asian film industry! Tired of making films focused on criminals, Woo changed things up to make a movie about cops with his old friend and frequent collaborator Chow Yun-Fat but that doesn't make this picture any less violent! Take a listen as the boys watch the seminal action film that all but guaranteed Woo a career making films in Hollywood!

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Degeneration X! Chris returns on the show to talk about the first feature-length animated Resident Evil film made directly by Capcom Studios in association with Sony! As much as Josh loves the live action cinematic franchise, Degeneration is technically the first Resident Evil feature to take place within the continuity of the video game series that inspired it. Listen as Chris shares his initial thoughts after his first viewing of the film and what he and Josh think after revisiting it.  

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The gang talks with comic writer Joe Kelly and artist Max Fiumara about their current Image Comics series Four Eyes: Hearts of Fire along with the book's influences, the Great Depression setting, and the chances of a dragon training montage. The duo also talks European art influences, living in Argentina, Mega Man villains, Space Ghost, and Deadpool (If you haven't read Joe's classic run on the character, do that IMMEDIATELY). It's an all encompassing chat this week, folks. Also, the gang shares their thoughts on the Deadpool film!

Four Eyes: Hearts of Fire #2 comes out Wednesday, February 24!

To catch up on the series, all the previous issues are here and here on Comixology!

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Geek Out Commentary: Superman II

The countdown to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice continues with the first true Superman sequel, Superman II! And, in keeping with our appreciation of Richard Donner's work with the franchise (Especially given what happened immediately after), the version of the film we're recording a commentary for is the Richard Donner cut of the film! Much of Superman II was originally filmed simultaneously with its 1978 predecessor but because of trouble behind the scenes, it wouldn't be released until years later after extensive reshoots and a different director at the helm. However, we wanted to give more attention to Donner's original vision of the Superman sequel so watch along and listen as we dive into Superman II: The Donner Cut!

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If there's one company that really put some heart and soul into LaserDiscs, it's Disney. We talk about all the Disney movies we own, ranging from sentimental to collectible value. And all the bells and whistles that they come with!

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The boys are back with another interview, this time with superstar comic book artist Nicola Scott (Birds of Prey, Secret Six)! Nicola joins them to talk about her Image Comics debut Black Magick, working with writer Greg Rucka, what it's like drawing creator-owned comics vs. licensed properties, and what's to come next in the series. Also, Nicola geeks out with the gang over DC Comics from her previous work with the publishing giant to what characters she'd love to draw next to what she thinks of the upcoming DC Comics flicks. It's an all-around Geek Out this week, folks.

Black Magick #5 comes out Wednesday, February 24!

To catch up on the series, visit its Comixology page here!

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This inaugural very special Geek Out episode has Alex de Campi (No Mercy, Archie vs. Predator) return to promote her current Kickstarter Semiautomagic! A horror series written by her and drawn by legendary comic artist Jerry Ordway (Superman, The Power of Shazam), the series was originally published by Dark Horse Comics with the Kickstarter funding a deluxe edition of the book with three, all-new, exclusive full-length tales of horror! We talk to Alex at length about Semiautomagic, her influences on the book, and some of her favorite horror fiction. We also touch on the current arc of No Mercy, her creator-owned series with Image Comics, and Jake gets a chance to geek out over Sam Peckinpah with a fellow aficionado!

To contribute to the Semiautomagic Kickstarter, visit their website here!

For more about No Mercy, visit the series' Comixology page here!

 

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