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March 5, 2018  

Ep 99 - Tag and Bink Were Here


This Week:  As part of our March Madness, this weeks fan chosen book is Tag and Bink Were Here: Officers Tag Greenley and Bink Otauna were minding their own business aboard a familiar, princess-harboring freighter when they suddenly found themselves under siege. Now under attack by the Empire, they will choose life over a noble death and "borrow" the armor off a pair of deceased stormtroopers. Their new disguises might get them off the freighter alive, but they'll also lead Tag and Bink on an adventure neither could have predicted! Chock-full of appearances by everyone's favorite Star Wars characters, Tag & Bink cleverly weaves the pair's misadventures into the movies themselves. No setting is safe as they traverse the galaxy from the Death Star to the Sarlacc pit to Cloud City to Endor!

 

Next Week:  Another fan chose book for March Madness, Superman Secret Identity: In this critically acclaimed work from writer Kurt Busiek (ASTRO CITY) and artist Stuart Immonen (Ultimate X-Men), an alternate “Clark Kent” encounters complications the real Superman never had to handle: a career, a wife, children—a real life. 

Despite his iconic name, Clark Kent from Picketsville, Kansas, is just a normal kid whose parents thought they were being clever. He can’t fly, or see through walls, or shrug off speeding bullets—that is, until the day he can. And it’s all much harder than it looks in the comics.

Follow Clark across the decades as this man with powers tries to prove he can make the world a safer place without sacrificing everything.

January 29, 2018  

Ep 94- Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet


This Week: A new era begins for the Black Panther! MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winning writer T-Nehisi Coates (BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME) takes the helm, confronting T'Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before. When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt--but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl!

Next Month: Considered the greatest graphic novel in the history of the medium, the Hugo Award-winning story chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin.

Episode 94 - Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet,  is out on January 29th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

January 22, 2018  

Ep 93 - Runaways: Pride and Joy


This Week: At some point in their lives, all young people believe their parents are evil ... but what if they really are? Meet Alex, Karolina, Gert, Chase, Molly and Nico - whose lives are about to take an unexpected turn. When these six young friends discover their parents are all secretly super-powered villains, the shocked teens find strength in one another. Together, they run away from home and straight into the adventure of their lives - vowing to turn the tables on their evil legacy.

Next Week: A new era begins for the Black Panther! MacArthur Genius and National Book Award-winning writer T-Nehisi Coates (BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME) takes the helm, confronting T'Challa with a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before. When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt--but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy lies the head that wears the cowl!


Episode 93 - Runaways: Pride and Joy,  is out on January 22nd.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

January 8, 2018  

Ep 91 - Fantastic Four: Solve Everything


This Week: Reed Richards plans his most audacious scientific endeavor ever when he challenges himself to "solve everything," and it leads him and the rest of the Fantastic Four into trouble.

Next Week: The worlds first super-hero team returns in these stories that revamp the team for todays sophisticated comics readers. The new team which includes Black Canary, Starman, Dr. Fate, the Golden Age versions of Flash and Green Lantern and many others as wellfirst gather at the funeral of the original Sandman, Wesley Dodds, only to head into action together against the Scarab and the classic DC villain Mordru! in JSA: Justice Be Done


Episode 91 - Fantastic Four: Solve Everything,  is out on January 8th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

December 18, 2017  

Ep 88 - Old Man Logan

This Week: Nobody knows what happened on the night the heroes fell. All we know is that they disappeared and evil triumphed and the bad guys have been calling the shots ever since. What happened to Wolverine is the biggest mystery of all. For 50 years, no one has heard hide nor hair from him...and in his place stands an old man called Logan. A man concerned only about his family. A man pushed to the brink by the HULK GANG. A man forced to help an old friend--the blind archer, HAWKEYE--drive three thousand miles to secure his family's safety. Get ready for the ride of your life, Logan.

Next Week: In a quiet seaside town, a gas station clerk named Huck secretly uses his special gifts to do a good deed each day. But when his story leaks, a media firestorm erupts, bringing him uninvited fame. As pieces of Huck's past begin to resurface, it's no longer clear who his friends are - or whose lives may be in danger. This series from writer MARK MILLAR and artist RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE presents a comic book unlike anything you've read before.


Episode 88 - Old Man Logan,  is out on December 18th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

November 20, 2017  

Ep 84 - Marvel 1602

November 13, 2017  

Ep 83 - Captain America: White

This week: Journey back to the Big One as Captain America recalls one of his most incredible missions. It's 1941, and the Howling Commandos are enjoying a respite from the ordeal of World War II — until Cap and his faithful partner, Bucky, lead them into the hands of the enemy! As the Nazis unleash their latest deadly soldiers, an old ally lends a hand — but an even older enemy will threaten America's greatest hero like never before. Will the Sentinel of Liberty gain his freedom in time to rescue Paris from the clutches of a monster? The Eisner Award-winning creative team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (DAREDEVIL: YELLOW, HULK: GRAY, SPIDER-MAN: BLUE) reunites to deliver another colorful exploration of the early days of a Marvel icon!

Next Week: Spider-Man, the X-Men, Nick Fury, Dr. Strange, Daredevil, Dr. Doom, Black Widow, Captain America and more appear in the waning days of Queen Elizabeth. As the world begins to change and enter into a new age, the question remains - how and why are these Marvel stars appearing nearly 400 years before they're suppose to?


Episode 83 - Captain America White,  is out on November 13th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

September 4, 2017  

Ep 73 - Age of X


In a world where the X-Men never existed and mutantkind has been hunted to extinction, the few remaining mutants have banded together to make their last stand. What has led Magneto and these warped X-Men to these dire circumstances - and who can save them all? We find out this week with Age of X.

Next week Archie, one of the longest-running titles in comic book history, is rebooted here in this full-color collection that brings together two of the most talented creators in comics, Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. Together they create a surprising and definitive take on Archie's origin--a story that has never been told. The book will captures the bite and hilarious edge of Archie's original tales in a modern, forward-looking manner, while still retaining the character's all-ages appeal. If classic Archie is a Saturday morning cartoon, this new series is prime time!


Episode 73 - Age of X,  is out on September 4th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

August 28, 2017  

Ep 72 - Miles Morales


This week Miles Morales IS the new Spider-Man! What's the secret behind his powers, and how will he master them? What new and familiar enemies will rise to challenge this all-new Spider-Man? And will Miles live up to Peter Parker's legacy?

In a world where the X-Men never existed and mutantkind has been hunted to extinction, the few remaining mutants have banded together to make their last stand. What has led Magneto and these warped X-Men to these dire circumstances - and who can save them all? We find out next week with Age of X.


Episode 72 - Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol 4 - Miles Morales,  is out on August 28th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

August 21, 2017  

Ep 71 - Ultimate-Comics Spider-Man: Death of Spider-Man

Prepare yourself for the most shocking Spider-Man story you will ever read! Young Peter Parker has led a heroic life, and tried to live by the simple and powerful philosophy that with great power comes great responsibility - but will that philosophy be enough to save him from the horror that awaits him here? This is easily the most important story in ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN history - and maybe the most important story in the Ultimate Universe. Who better to illustrate it than Ultimate Spider-Man legend Mark Bagley, making his mighty Marvel return in The Death of Spiderman

Next week Miles Morales IS the new Spider-Man! What's the secret behind his powers, and how will he master them? What new and familiar enemies will rise to challenge this all-new Spider-Man? And will Miles live up to Peter Parker's legacy?


Episode 71 - Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol 4 - The Death of Spiderman,  is out on August 21th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn