In a special episode, Pulitzer Prize-nominated novelist Ace Atkins comes on the show to talk about the graphic novel adaptation of his debut book Crossroad Blues! The former journalist discusses his love of noir, how his novel became adapted for comics 20 years after its initial publication, and how blues brings communities together in the Deep South.

Crossroad Blues is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, April 25!

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This week, the boys have an advance review of Crossroad Blues by Ace Atkins and Marco Finnegan! A graphic novel adaptation of Atkins' debut novel of the same name, this neo-noir tale follows hard-boiled Nick Travers as he investigates the mystery of lost recordings by enigmatic blues legend Robert Johnson down by the bayou. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of it!

Crossroad Blues is out in comic book stores everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, April 25!

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Zack Kaplan returns on the show to talk about all of his current projects from continuing the story of Port of Earth and Eclipse with Image Comics/Top Cow to launching his brand new series Lost City Explorers with Aftershock Comics. Zack teases what's to come from all three titles and declares this writing stage his underground period given the settings of each book. Also, the gang debates the MCU!

Port of Earth returns Wednesday, May 9!

Lost City Explorers debuts this June!

Eclipse is slated to return this summer!

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Category:Nerd Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
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The 007 crew reassembles this week to talk about the final film of the classic James Bond run, 1989's Licence to Kill! Timothy Dalton's swan song to the franchise saw the venerable British super spy go rogue, leaving Her Majesty's Secret Service to seek revenge for an assault on his newlywed friend in an adventure that runs tougher and meaner than any Bond film before and arguably any Bond film since.See how they think the flick holds up nearly 30 years later!

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This week, the boys have a review of The Dead Hand by Kyle Higgins and Stephen Mooney with colors by Jordie Bellaire! The Cold War espionage-tinged thriller follows a highly decorated intelligence officer as he discovers an old Soviet secret that threatens to end the world. Listen to what Sam and Jake think of the debut issue!

The Dead Hand is out now!

Direct download: BookClub124.mp3
Category:Book Club -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
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This week, the boys have a special review of Boom! Studios' new RoboCop miniseries, RoboCop: Citizen's Arrest! The story, by Brian Wood and Jorge Coelho, takes place decades after the classic 1987 film and sees a resurgent OCP that has made conventional law enforcement obsolete with social media apps that turn reporting crime into a augmented reality game. So how do the former police of Detroit adapt? And where is the once and former Alex Murphy?

RoboCop: Citizen's Arrest is out now!

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Make sure to check out our predictions before listening: https://youtu.be/7mULJWvc2Vw

The GCW Mark Predictions Championship title has returned home to Virginia! Hear what Chris, Tim, and Steve have to say about this year's Wrestlemania. And also, who will be the inaugural GCW MVP champ? Listen to find out!

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This week, Michelle Perez and Remy Boydell come on the show to talk about their upcoming original graphic novel, The Pervert! The duo talk about how the project came together, how personal the story hits home, and about...Scooby Doo?! Later, the boys swap their first rock show stories and absolutely butcher Christian rock.

The Pervert is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, April 25!

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This week, Sam has a special advance review of The Pervert by Michelle Perez and Remy Boydell. With excerpts originally running the pages of the Island anthology magazine, upcoming graphic novel collects the entire semi-autobiographical story of one trans sex worker struggling to get by in the streets of Seattle. Listen as Sam talks about it and teases tomorrow's interviews with the creators!

The Pervert is out in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, April 25!

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This week, Sam and Zach revisit the only official Super Mario game in the entire Super Nintendo catalog, 1990's Super Mario World! A lush 16-bit adventure that ushered in a new era of gaming for the venerable video game company and its flagship character, the boys explore the game's legacy!

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