It’s time for another on-location episode recorded at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in Charlotte, NC. In this first of two planned September visits, Michael and Derek talk with customers — Zyg, Brian, and Alonzo — and discuss some recent releases that strike their attention. Focusing on the mainstream, Michael highlights Fantastic Four #1. He discusses Marvel’s former flagship title’s return, and he goes on to speculate on the significance of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s creation…not only with the Marvel Universe, but for all comics. Derek focuses on a few non-superhero titles, including Christopher Sebela and Shawn McManus’s House Amok #1 (IDW/Black Crown), Eric M. Esquivel and Ramon Villalobos’s Border Town #1 (DC/Vertigo), and the first two titles in DC’s new Sandman initiative, The Sandman Universe #1 and The Dreaming #1.
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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Lots of Bat-books this week! However, Pick Of The Week goes to Jason Aaron & Steve Dillon for Punisher MAX #11 (MAX). Fast Five picks include Batman and Robin #21 (DC), Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #2 (Vertigo), Batgirl #19 (DC), B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: Gods #3 (Dark Horse), and Batman Incorporated #3 (DC).
Spoiler warning is definitely advised this episode. Pick Of The Week goes to Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard for The Walking Dead #81 (Image). Fast Five picks include R.E.B.E.L.S. #25 (DC), Incognito: Bad Influences #3 (Icon), Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #1 (Vertigo), Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #515 (Marvel), and Batgirl #18 (DC).
I would wish you all a Happy Valentines Day, but I’m a cold-hearted bastard with no date.