This week Gene and Derek take a look at six new titles. They begin with a discussion of two new works from Image Comics, the first three issues of Alex + Ada (Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn) and Deadly Class#1 (Rick Remender and Wes Craig). They go into depth on both titles, especially Craig’s art in Deadly Class and the narrative pacing in Alex + Ada, which ultimately leads to a discussion on panel sequencing and story decompression. Next, they look at issues #1-3 of Letter 44, written by Charles Soule with art by Alberto Jiménez Albuquerque (Oni Press). They discuss its unique take on science fiction within the context of recent politics. From there, they turn to recent #1 issues from three other publishers: David Lapham’s Juice Squeezers (Dark Horse Comics), Bill Willingham and Sergio Fernandez DaVilla’s Legenderry(Dynamite Entertainment), and Curse from BOOM! Studies (written by Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel, with art by Riley Rossmo, Colin Lorimer). In this episode, the Two Guys with PhDs are all over the place, moving from all-age comics to Bush-era politics to licensed characters to horror titles to science fiction to steampunk to Reagan’s Morning in America. There’s a lot packed into this show…more bang for your buck!
This episode Ed and Chris are joined by Tim Daniel, one of the writers of Boom! Studios’s newest series – CURSE. Tim covers the origin of the series, what it’s like working with a team such as the one on CURSE, and he gives his opinion on how women could take over the world thanks to One Direction. All of this and more… in this episode of Boom! Addiction!
In this special episode, I review ten different #1 issues from all over the comics spectrum! Comics include Pins N Needles #1 (Website), Rebel Blood #1 (Image), Tales To Suffice #1 (Website), Glory #23 (Image), Double Jumpers #1 (Action Lab), Sanctuary #1 (SLG), The Secret History of D.B. Cooper #1 (Oni Press), Morningstar #1 (Optic House), Fracture #1 (Action Lab), and The Almighties #1 (Website). There’s a little something for everybody this episode. Spoilers!
Happy Father’s Day! Pick Of The Week goes to Rob Williams, Matteo Buffagni & Riley Rossmo for Daken: Dark Wolverine #10 (Marvel)! Fast Five picks include 28 Days Later #24 (BOOM! Studios), Invincible #80 (Image), Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #5 (Vertigo), Batgirl #22 (DC), and Darkwing Duck #13 (Kaboom!).
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