Jace and Manny talk about some of the books hitting comic stores today. Department of Truth by James Tynion IV and Martin Simonds far and away is the best of the bunch and a worthy choice for Book of the Week. We get the second installment of Three Jokers but we don't get a whole lot more answers. How do we feel about the first arc of Wonder Woman finishing up? Len Wein gets a tribute issue re-presenting Giant Size X-Men #1 that is super cool. Joker War Zone gives us a view into Gotham through the eyes of some other Batman family, while Death Metal: Multiverse's End recaps the various crisis's of the DC Universe. Shang Chi returns in his own series while Red Hood's title is coming to a close. Also Jace runs down some other titles you may want to be on the lookout for.
Jace and Manny chat with friend of the show Jesse Mesa Toves about his current Kickstarter campaign Encoding Bushido. It starts with the question, could an A.I. robot be honorable when programed with the code of the Samurai? From that seemingly simple concept an entire world of possibility and a thorough examination of what samurai means and how it ties into what it means to be human begins. Plus the guys reminisce and art, the convention scene and Jesse's beginnings as a creator.
Jace runs down a TON of books that come out today, All spoiler-free thoughts about books from Marvel, DC and a few independents. Just what makes Christopher Cantwell's take on Doctor Doom so perfect? What was the final issue of Joshua Williamson's run on Flash all about and what does it have in common with this week's Speed Metal One-Shot also written by Williamson? Why is Canto such a great bedtime story for kids? Does the second issue of Maestro live up tot he promise of the first? How does the first issue of Juggernaut portray Cain Marko, as a hero or a villain? We've been waiting a long time for X of Swords, so does it live up to the hype? Immortal She-Hulk is a must-read for all fans of Immortal Hulk. Daredevil artist Francesco Mobili is a star in the making. Karla Pacheco continues to add the the history of SpiderWoman in the best way possible. Plus Jace covers issues from Image and Aftershock as well. Also he runs down some other titles you might want to be on the lookout for, especially Unkindness of Ravens.
Jace and Manny talk about some books that are hitting comic shops today. What does the future hold for the Catwoman title under writer Ram V and why does it have them both so excited? Why does Jace think this is the perfect time for Milestone to return? What stories from the SUPER-sized Detective Comics #1027 dd the guys like best and do they agree? You;ll have to listen in to find out the answers to all these questions. Also a quick discussion on who will be the face of DC moving forward. Plus Jace gives a rundown on some other titles you might want to be on the lookout for.
Jace talks with writer Trevor Fernandes-Lenkiewicz about his current Kickstarter Campaign Area 51: The Helix Project.
Jace and Manny give some thoughts about some of today's comics they have already read, plus a run down of some other titles you might want to be on the lookout for. Just what is Jace's Book of the Week and why is it so surprising? How does the debut of Ultraman from Marvel come across? What are Wraith's ties to the symbiotes? Why is Wonder Woman working with Maxwell Lord? What about the new Superman "villain" Synmar, what is he all about? These are just a few of the questions we will answer as we go over some titles and discuss them WITHOUT spoilers!
Jace and Manny give you some insight into some of the new comics that are hitting stands this week that they have already read. Falling in love with your phone's A.I. in Lonely Receiver #1, a new take on Black Widow where a fun, classic villain shows up and a third generation comic creator, Emma Kubert, launches an Image series. The Batman story in Justice League has fascinating ramifications for Bruce Wayne's future that likely will go unrealized, as will the potential for what might have been with the Shazam title which is ending in this week's issue #14. Also we get an interesting take on Hellblazer, where it's all about what we can actually see versus what is implied. Finally Jace gives a rundown on some other titles hitting comic shops today you might want to be on the lookout for.
Jace chats with comic writer David Pepose about his current Kickstarter campaign for his series The O.Z. Described as The Hurt Locker taking place in the Land of OZ, there's so much nuance here. Pepose talks with Jace about the importance of examining trauma in storytelling as well as the impact that real world events have on us that can also be examined in that way. Plus we have incredible artwork by Ruben Rojas as well as great color work and lettering by Whitney Cogar and DC Hopkins, respectively.
Jace takes a look at three X-Men titles. We see what it means to be imprisoned in the world of the Age of X-Man as Bishop enters a high security facility designed to rehabilitate repeat offenders who won't follow the fascist policies of the world X-Man has created. What do the flashbacks Bishop is having that feel like memories really mean? What about the feelings that he knows some of these fellow prisoners even though he has never met them? All this and some characters that will be familiar to X-fans, like Dani Moonstar, Beast and Polaris! In the first issue of Domino Hotshots Gail Simone and David Baldeon throw in some super spy James Bond vibes, classic super heroines who kick butt and wonderful character interactions, then they shake it all up and what comes out is a fast-paced and fun comic. Plus a surprise guest star appearance on the last page which will have many X-Men fans smiling from ear to ear. Finally, in Uncanny X-Men #13, Matthew Rosenberg, Salvador Larocca and company are developing an instant classic. The book excels in the same way the classic era of Clarment and Byrne did, with spectacular art that serves to enhance a story built on characters and their relationships to each other. Rosenberg's love and passion for the X-Men shines through with every bit of dialogue as does Larocca's with each panel.