In a special episode, the boys welcome writer Greg Pak on to the show to talk about his new book Mech Cadet Yu, a coming of age science fiction adventure with giant robots and the gorgeous artwork of Takeshi Miyazawa. Greg also discusses the entire body of his work from creating an origin story for John Wick, inspiring the science fiction elements of Thor: Ragnarok, and his personal connection to writing Superman.

Mech Cadet Yu Vol. 1 in comic shops on Wednesday, January 3 along with Issue #5! Check comic shops, bookstores, and Comixology for Greg's work including Planet Hulk, John Wick, and more!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of the first volume by Mech Cadet Yu by Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa. Sam and Jake talk about the coming of age story that sees young nobody Stanford Yu bond with a large mech just in time to face an alien invasion! Listen as the duo talk about the first story arc!

Mech Cadet Yu is out in comic book shops on Wednesday, January 3!

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After seeing his mother decapitated, Jason Voorhees becomes a hermit, living off the land, in the area around Camp Crystal. Years later, his legend lives on to ward off trespassers, until a group of teens on the hunt for a marijuana crop stumble onto Jason’s land and are quickly killed off. Five weeks later, Clay, one of the group’s brothers, come looking for his missing sister. Will he find her and survive Jason’s wrath?

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The gang welcomes back Rich Tommaso for a third time to talk about his latest release Spy Seal: The Corten-Steel Phoenix collecting the first full adventure of Britain's greatest anthropomorphic secret agent! Rich talks to the boys about the book's inspirations and its production and also talks the appeal of creating period-pieces and trades notes on Tarantino flicks!

Spy Seal: The Corten-Steel Phoenix is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, January 24!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Spy Seal: The Corten-Steel Phoenix by Rich Tommaso! The first full Spy Seal adventure, this graphic novel takes cues from TinTin and Danger Mouse to create the ultimate British super-spy in timeless capers all over the world! Listen to what the boys think of the first volume!

Spy Seal: The Corten-Steel Phoenix is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, January 24!

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Always around the holidays, we try to do an episode like we used to with us just actually sitting around and catching up and with the way the schedule is looking, this was the best week to do it. So here, before the next wave of deluge of comic and music interviews is the classic trio just reminiscing about the early days of the show and what they've been up to!

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The gang reconvenes to discuss Garrett's personal favorite James Bond film (and gateway into the franchise), Moonraker! The 1979 spy flick took cues from science fiction movies like Star Wars ruling the box office at the time and propelled 007 into outer space to save the world! Listen as the boys talk about the most outlandish, over-the-top Bond film yet!

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The boys welcome Eisner Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Ed Piskor on the show to talk his latest book, X-Men: Grand Design. Ed talks about the book, an extensive, accessible retelling of the first 30 years of X-Men comic history and reflects on his own origins as an X-Men fan since childhood! Also, the gang shares their thoughts on Justice League!

X-Men: Grand Design is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, December 20!

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Chris rejoins Jake and Sam as they continue their discussion about the Last Son of Krypton this time more focusing on the recent cinematic adaptations of DC Comics' flagship character starting with 2013's Man of Steel. The boys talk the inaugural DC Extended Universe flick along with last year's Batman v. Superman and this month's Justice League as well as how it stacks up to the Superman comics that got Chris interested in the franchise in the first place!

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The gang talks to singer-songwriter Brian Whelan who has been steadily working in the music industry for over a decade from playing as a mult-instrumentalist in country superstar Dwight Yoakam's band, putting out two solo albums (Decider and Sugarland), and working with Foo Fighters lead guitarist Chris Shiflett on his latest album. Brian talks to the boys about his songwriting process, the importance of musicians of singular vision, and the enduring legacy of rockabilly classics. Also, the gang shares what they're thankful for in advance of Thanksgiving!

Both of Brian's albums are out on Spotify and Apple Music! Check out his website for tour dates, merch, and more info!

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