Once again, it’s that creepy time of the year: the Wednesday before Halloween. And as the Two Guys have done for the past several years, they’re using this occasion to highlight a variety of Halloween-specific and recent horror titles. This time around, Paul joins Derek in discussing a variety of comics, ten in all, that will appeal to a diverse community of readers. There’s something for young readers, something for more mature fans, something for classic horror aficianados, something for comedy lovers, something for mainstream superhero readers, and something for those who appreciate the truly offbeat. Specifically, on this episode Paul and Derek discuss:
This episode we discuss the upcoming JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL TALES and the new comiXology digital exclusive series – EXPANSE from BOOM! Studios.
Diving in to new books, we discuss two great crossovers – PLANET OF THE APES/GREEN LANTERNS #1, and BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA/ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #5. Plus we get caught up on THE WOODS with issue #29.
This episode I do a quick rundown of everything out this week from BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box, and KaBOOM! I hope everyone manages to pick up a few of these greats books this week. I briefly go over some of the new series starting in January while looking over the new Previews catalog solicitations, and a real quick look at next week’s upcoming WWE: THEN. NOW. FOREVER #1 one-shot from BOOM! Studios and WWE. I will definitely be going more in depth on this issue in the next episode.
You can check out preview pages of all of the books talked about in this episode here on the site, too, by checking out THIS PAGE.
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Reviews: Britannia #1, Seven to Eternity #1, Trinity Vol 2 #1, Agents of SHIELD S4 premiere, Once Upon A Time S6 premiere, Son of Zorn series premiere, Star Wars Rebels S3 premiere, Van Helsing series premiere
Jimmy welcomes back Emily Edwards in the rotating co-host chair! They chat about Jimmy’s lame Pottermore patronus and go over some of the NYCC coverage he plans on getting. News includes: a penguin named Penguin will be joining Winnie the Pooh in a new story, an untitled stand alone Star Wars film is set for a 2020 release, KaBOOM! will publish The Deep by Tom Taylor/James Brouwer and Amazon’s The Tick has been picked up to series. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Reviews: Archangel #1, Future Quest #1, Lumberjanes 2016 Special Dont Axe Dont Tale #1, Mae #1, Preacher on AMC
Emmy Potter returns to he rotating co-host chair. Jimmy briefly mentions the Gotham and Agents of SHIELD finales, the Preacher press day he attended and they both swoon over the much viewed Beauty and the Beast trailer. News includes: ComiXology introduces new subscription service ComiXology Unlimited, Afterlife With Archie returns after a year long hiatus, the Riverdale live action TV show will be dramatic and very CW according to the recently released synopsis, and the CW powers that be promise a 4 part crossover between newly acquired Supergirl with Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Reviews: Baker Street Peculiars #1, Mars Attacks Occupation #1, Samurai #1
Jon Hoche returns to co-host after a short absence. They discuss the latest Spider-Man…I mean…Captain America trailer, Ian McShane’s thoughts on spoiling Game of Thrones and whom Jena Malone is playing in Batman v Superman. News includes: there will be a 5th Indiana Jones film with Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg attached, a few actors have been shortlisted to play the lead in the young Han Solo movie, Amazon has ordered a pilot for a new The Tick series, Preacher will premiere on AMC on May 22, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill will return as Batman and The Joker in the upcoming Batman: The Killing Joke animated feature, the Xena reboot may explore Xena and Gabrielle’s more intimate relationship, the Riverdale TV series casts Reggie, Dilton and Moose, and the all new The Powerpuff Girls will debut on April 4th on Cartoon Network. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Reviews: Adventure Time: Ice King #1, Devolution #1, Man Plus #1, Pencil Head #1, Agent Carter S2 premiere, Legends of Tomorrow series premiere, Lucifer series premiere, The Magicians series premiere, X-Files season 10 premiere
Jimmy is joined in studio by frequent co-host/possible State Fair singer Emily Edwards! They survived the big blizzard and chat about the Suicide Squad trailer and that great Wonder Woman film footage. News includes: Steven Moffat to quit as Doctor Who showrunner, a Labyrinth sequel is in the works, yet another DC Comics relaunch may be coming in June, and a Star Trek convention is coming to NYC for the 50th anniversary. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Chris goes solo with this episode and when he’s left to his own devices things can get… scary.
This episode Chris goes over a little bit of news, covers KLAUS #1, UFOLOGY #6, ROWANS RUIN #2, THE WOODS #17, and briefly touches on JOHN FLOOD #4, TOIL AND TROUBLE #3, and mentions HACKTIVIST #4 by name! Yeah. That happened.
We’re always looking for your thoughts on the books we read and the books you’re reading. So, be sure to comment below and let’s talk about it!
In previous episodes of the show Ed and Chris have wondered what exactly a designer does at BOOM! Studios. Well, we wonder no more as we’re joined by one of BOOM! Studios’ own Production Design Manager – Scott Newman. Scott takes us through what exactly he and the rest of the design staff do when working through the creative process of designing for the comics BOOM! publishes as well as gives listeners a better understanding of the growth and changes design is making on the comics we see on the shelves every week.
This episode we are joined by BOOM! Studios’ Founder and CEO – Ross Richie. We talk about comics, BOOM! Studios’ ten years, and Push Comics Forward. Ross also shares his holy grail of comics – can you guess what it is?
If you’re interested in finding out more about Push Comics Forward be sure to follow #comicsforward on social media.
Reviews: American Legends #1, Humans #1, Penny Dora and the Wishing Box #1, Doctor Who, Big Hero 6
Last minute guest co-host cancellation so Jimmy flies solo this week! Been awhile since you’ve had him all to yourself SO ENJOY. News includes: Star Wars 7 gets a subtitle, Howard Shum has a great new Kickstarter, Evil Dead TV series is on the way, CM Punk to write a story in Thor annual, Doctor Doom character change for upcoming Fantastic Four remake, IDW to publish new Jack Kirby book, John Lasseter to direct Toy Story 4, hundreds of retro games free online, and Mark Wahlberg will the 6 Billion Dollar Man. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
This episode we talk briefly about the recently announced series “Black Market” from writer Frank J. Barbiere and artist Victor Santos. We remind everyone that Chris is still pining away for the Emerald City Comic Con variants. And then we jump into reviews!
We review The Returning #1, Dead Letters #1, Loki: Ragnorok and Roll #2, Hacktivist #3, Curse #3, and Suicide Risk #6.
We wrap up the show looking at new series launching in June and what’s hitting the shelves this week and next week.