Jace chats with Marco Rudy about his Kickstarter campaign for RDW. They discuss the origins of the project, choosing a fantasy setting with relevant & grounded story elements and mixing concepts of the folklore from different cultures.
Jace and Manny talk about a record 19 books they have read from this weeks new comic releases. Lots of spoiler-free talk about the end of 3 Jokers, did it live up to the hype? Also how does Kevin Shinick do the second time around on Flash? How does Manny feel about one of his favorite titles ending, Red Hood? Batgirl is also coming to an end and the guys talk about that and how it ties into Joker War, and Detective Comics also gives us some of the fallout from Joker War and introduces us to a new villain. Rise of the New God may be the best Death Metal issue yet from James Tynion and we also get the second issue of Tynion's Department of Truth. Lots of other books reviewed spoiler-free as well as a run down of some of the other titles this week you might want to be on the lookout for.
Jace looks at a ton of books hitting stands today. Tony Stark is getting back to basics and it is reminding Jace of one of his favorite eras of Iron Man ever. Speaking of back to basics, what is James Tynion IV doing with Batman now that the Joker War has ended and will fans like it? We've got a great version of Harley Queen from the Batman: White Knight version of the DCU, just what is it that Jace likes so much about her? Miles to go from AfterShock is a real highlight this week, giving us more of the gritty, down to earth crime noir that writer B. Clay Moore is noted for. A couple of Death Metal tie-ins are out today exploring the Robin King and the Death Metal version of the Justice League. Also more Joker war fallout for Nightwing and Catwoman in their respective titles. Jae breaks down the third issue of Maestro and talks about how the series is not what he expected. Fantastic Four #25 and Spider-Woman 100 both celebrate what is at the core of their respective characters and set up interesting storylines going forward. Also Chip Zdarsky does what he does best in both Stillwater #2 and Daredevil #23, explore character dynamics and in turn the draws the readers in as he explores interesting themes. Also Jace gives a rundown on some other titles you may want to be on the lookout for.
Jace chats with NFL star Lance Briggs, former All-Pro LB for the Chicago Bears and favorite of the show, writer Kyle Higgins about their current Kickstarter campaign The Trap. Lance, a lifelong comic fan and Kyle are crafting a story and a world with relevant themes of today's have's and have-not's. Along with an incredibly talented team of co-creators, the story Lance and Kyle are telling is one with it's roots in empathy and the acknowledgment that we are all more alike than different. This project features incredible art from rising star artist Danilo Beyruth, spectacular colors by the talented color artist Tamra Bonvillain, brought to life through the letters of Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and wrapped in a gorgeous package by designer Sasha E. Head. Be sure to check out the campaign and pledge so you can be a part of helping this amazing project come to life.
Jace and Manny give a little spoiler-free talk about some of the issues hitting comic shops today. Is Death Metal finally finding it's footing now that we are on issue #4? How do the guys feel about Wonder Woman now that the second arc with the new creative team is kicking off? Speaking of new creative teams, Flash has a new writer for the first time in a long while and Jace talks about what we might expect going forward. Strange Adventures continues to be a strong title and Rorschach, the latest title from writer Tom King is book of the week for Jace. Plus Commanders in Crisis and We Live are a couple of independent titles you may want to try out. Also Jace gives a run down on some other titles you might want to be on the lookout for along with some original art talk involving a classic cover expected to go for over $2 million!
Jace and Manny talk about some of the books hitting comic stores today. Manny's Book of the Week celebrates Halloween and the Swamp Thing TV show debuting on the CW by telling some great stories about DC resident plant/hero. Jace loves the great Black Widow story from Kelly Thompson and Elena Casagrande and we can't wait to find out what Arcade has in store for Natasha. The guys also talk about the conclusion of the Joker War in Batman #100 and what the future might hold for the caped crusader. All this talk is spoiler free, plus Jace give a rundown of some other books you might want to be on the lookout for.