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Now displaying: January, 2022
Jan 31, 2022

Spawn #41 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Todd McFarlane, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Brian Haberlin, J.D. Smith & Dan Kemp

The dissection of Spawn continues as Curse tries to determine how the power is stored inside hellspawns on earth. Meanwhile Jason Wynn finally gets out of the hospital and finds the Violater in his clown persona waiting in this office. Plus Cy-Gor is still on the move, but the identity & motivations of the cybernetic behemoth are still a mystery.

Jan 31, 2022

Jace chats with comic creator Gerry Conway, from his earliest days at Marvel thought his long run on Justice League at DC. Many of Gerry's most iconic creations are touched upon, but even more than that Gerry talk about that famous Stan Lee idea, the illusion of change. How do you stay true to the archtype of a hero, but give readers and fans the sense that the character is changing? It is a balancing act and one Gerry performed admirably throughout his career. There is so much great conversation in this chat, we hope you join us to look back on the wonderful career of this talented writer.

Jan 30, 2022

Night of the Ghoul #4

Writer - Scott Snyder, Art & Colors - Francesco Francavilla, Letterer - Andworld Design

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Jan 30, 2022

Clear #3

Writer - Scott Snyder, Art & Colors - Francis Manapul, Letterer - Andworld Design

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Jan 30, 2022

We Are Demons #3

Writer - Scott Snyder, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Jonathan Glapion, Color Artist - Dave McCaig, Letterer - Tom Napolitano

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Jan 30, 2022

Spawn #38 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Pencils - Tony Daniel, Inks - Kevin Conrad, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Todd Broeker, Computer Color Assist - Roy Young

Cy-Gor is on the loose, but is he truly a villain? Also who is in control, is he wild like a gorilla or is someone controlling him? Meanwhile, Curse returns and what he has in store for Spawn has our hero falling to pieces, literally.

Jan 29, 2022

Spawn #39 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Todd McFarlane, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff

We celebrate Christmas Spawn style as little Greggy sees Spawn Claus out his window and receives a gift that he passes along to his mother. This selflessness is perfectly in tune with the holiday feel of the story and means that Greggy, his sister Nadine, Mother Phyllis and all his neighbors in the building have a very Merry Christmas.

Jan 28, 2022

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Spawn #38

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Spawn #38 - Story - Todd McFarlane & Julia Simmons, Pencils - Tony Daniel, Inks - Kevin Conrad, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Todd Broeker, Computer Color Assist - Roy Young

As Spawn uses the motivation he feels from seeing the freak get revenge on the man he claims stole his life, he is preparing to take out Jason Winn once and for all. However, Cagliostro shows up to cloud things in Spawn's mind. More conflicted then ever before Spawn seeks advice from an unlikely source. Meanwhile we learn of a mad scientist who has created a cybernetic simian with a taste for meat, any kind of meat.

Jan 27, 2022

Jace and Rocky welcome writer Jeremy Adams to the show. He discusses being invited to pitch for comics while working for DC animation and having so many story ideas that the challenge becomes how to fit it all in one monthly book. The guys dive deep into Jeremy's Flash run and talk about the redemption of Wally, the importance of family and the priority Jeremy has of keeping the book fun. The is also a bit of talk about Future State: Black Adam, the new Black Racer and Jeremy tells us just how much he can't say about Flashpoint: Beyond!

Jan 27, 2022

Spawn #37 - Writer - Alan Moore, Plot - Todd McFarlane, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Todd McFarlane, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff

We meet The Freak who seemingly has much in common with Al Simmons. That feeling of kindred spirits leads Spawn to help The Freak exact revenge on those he claims have stolen his life, but when the truth is revealed will we find that Spawn has helped condemn an innocent man? If so what might be the long term consequences for Simmons?

Jan 26, 2022

Jace talks with writer Trevor Fernandes-Lenkiewicz about his current Kickstarter Campaign Area 51: The Helix Project #4. After fully funding and successfully fulfilling the campaign for the first three issues of Ares 51: The Helix Project, Trevor is back with issue #4. Jace chats with him about what challenges he has faced so for in self-publishing this title as well as how he feels he has grown as a writer.

 

Area 51: The Helix Project #4

Writer - Trevor Fernades-Lenkiewicz, Artist - Mercelo Salaza, Color Artist - Marcio Luis Freire, Letterer - Taylor Esposito

Jan 26, 2022

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New Comic Wednesday January 26, 2022

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Jace talks about some of the books hitting comic shops the week of January 26, 2022. Iron Man #16, Clear #4 and Mary Jane & Black Cat Beyond #1 are some of our favorites. Plus we give a run down on some other books you might want to be on the lookout for.

Jan 25, 2022

Jace chats with writer Varian Johnson about his recently released Young Adult Graphic Novel, Mister Miracle: The Great Escape. Varian talks about his collaboration with artist Daniel Isles and what Daniel's design sense brought to the project. There is also a lot of discussion about the relatability of the characters in the book as they go through the very formative years of early adolescence. Plus Varian talks about putting his own spin on the classic Jack Kirby creation, Scott Free.

 

About Varian Johnson

Varian Johnson is the author of several novels for children and young adults, including The Parker Inheritance, which won both Coretta Scott King Author Honor and Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor awards; The Great Greene Heist, an ALA Notable Book for Children and Kirkus Reviews Best Book; and the graphic novel Twins, illustrated by Shannon Wright, which won a BCALA Children & Youth Literary Award for best graphic novel and was named an Eisner Award nominee. Originally from Florence, South Carolina, he received an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is honored to now be a member of the faculty. Varian currently lives outside of Austin, Texas, with his family.

 

About Daniel Isles

Daniel Isles is a professional artist committed to artistic practice, observation, themes, and expression to create entire worlds of his own. His unique illustration style has been used within many industries including fashion, music, authorship, and technology. He has worked and collaborated with Apple, DC Comics, Sega, Mighty Jaxx, Kidrobot, Timberland, and Owsla.

Jan 25, 2022

Spawn #36 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Todd McFarlane, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff

Spawn feels betrayed by Terry Fitzgerald seemingly coming to the aid of the man who had Al Simmons killed. Later he is rejected by Wanda again to make things even worse and further push Spawn away from any hope of finding comfort from those he loved in life. Meanwhile, just when it seems this attack by Spawn may weaken Winn's power, the Violater shows up with promises of making all the doubt about Winn's capabilities go away and leave Winn more powerful that ever.

Jan 25, 2022

Jace and Rocky talk about all the DC Comics titles being released for the week of January 25, 2022. We get some fantastic gladiatorial action & cultural context for the slaves of War World in Action Comics #1039, a wonderful take in a no-nonsense Peacemaker from Garth Ennis, Superman '79 #6 concludes a series worthy of the world Donner and Reeve brought to life and we get GREAT cliffhangers in Detective #1050 and DC vs Vampires #4. Human Target #4 continues the transcendent artwork & charming story that we simply cannot get enough of while the Batman-Catwoman special is a worth tribute to John Paul Leon.

Jan 25, 2022

Spawn #35 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Todd McFarlane, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff

Chief Banks misdeeds are out in the open now as is the fact that Sam & Twitch know about them. Meanwhile, Spawn is confronting Jason Wynn in what he things may be a final confrontation before he delivers what he believes will be well earned judgement to the man who ordered his death. However, the man who comes to save Wynn may be the harshest blow of all to Al Simmons and the ultimate betrayal.

Jan 24, 2022

Jace and Rocky discuss they current state of DC. How is the quality of the books overall, what can DC do to improve and where are the sales at right now from what they can tell. Plus a rundown for a ton of upcoming events, Trial of the Amazons, Aquamen, Death of the Justice League, Flashpoint Beyond, the new Birds of Prey, the three issue mini-series, Flash: The Fastest Man Alive, that is a prelude to the upcoming Ezra Miller Flash movie and the CW Show Tie-ins. There's so much DC News that the guys barely scratch the surface.

Jan 24, 2022

Jace chats with Christopher Priest about his career in comics which is now entering it's sixth decade. They talk about he old days in the Marvel offices, how he developed his signature style and of course his classic runs on Black Panther and Deathstroke.

Jan 24, 2022

Spawn #34 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Art - Greg Capullo & McFarlane, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff

Two of Spawn's worst enemies come together and it looks to be a partnership that will cause Spawn big trouble down the line. Meanwhile, Al Simmons has plenty of trouble of his own as he gives into some of his baser instincts and takes out a drug dealer he thinks is strong-arming a kid, but according to Cagliostro, all is not what it seems.

Jan 23, 2022

Supermassive #1 - Writers - Kyle Higgins, Ryan Parrott & Mat Groom, Artist - Francesco Manna, Color Artist - Igor Monti, Letterer - Becca Carey, Designer - Michael Busuttil

Jace chats with the writers for the highly anticipate Image Comics superhero crossover SUPERMASSIVE This story features the debut of heroes, Inferno Girl Red & Rogue Sun, as they team up with Radiant Black to take on a new threat. Mat and Ryan talk about their excitement for fans to see their heroes for the first time as well as the anticipation the Massive Universe community has already shown for their characters. Also Kyle talks about the fun and freedom of creating stories with friends for characters that they own. Theirs a lot to unpack in this one. Don't forget to pre-order Supermassive as final Order Cut-off is January 24th with the issue hitting comic stores February 16th.

Jan 22, 2022

Spawn #33 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Art - Greg Capullo & McFarlane, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff

Spawn is worried his continuing presence amongst the homeless of the alleys he calls home is a threat to his friends. A perfect example of this danger is the Violater returning, but telling Spawn the can't go anywhere because by leaving the Violater will attack Spawn's friends and cause the very thign Spawn is trying to avoid. What will our hero do to get out of this one? Meanwhile Terry completes his transfer to Wynn's department as both men make plans to surveille one another.

Jan 21, 2022

High Level - Writer - Rob Sheridan Artists - Barnaby Bagenda, Amancay Nahuelpan & Omar Francia, Color Artists - Romulo Fajardo Jr, Letterer - Nate Piekos

Jace has an in-depth conversation with creator Rob Sheridan about his DC Vertigo book HIGH LEVEL. They chat about Rob's background in visual design and how it informed the story, the density of Rob's scripts & collaboration with series artist Barnaby Bagenda and Rob's desire for the story to be more than the typical word circling the drain narrative. Plus Rob's confirms his desire to finish the series and where the property currently sits. All this plus a whole lot more in this wide ranging talk.

Jan 21, 2022

Spawn #32 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Art - Greg Capullo & McFarlane, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff

Spawn finds out who took his friend Bobby and wastes no time in mounting a rescue. We see that his costume ha indeed evolved and has a much different look, but we aren't sure why. Once the battel begins, Spawn has an unexpected ally and one he doesn't even realize helped in rescuing his friend.

Jan 20, 2022

Spawn #31 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Art - Greg Capullo & McFarlane, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff

Spawn is back in New York and back the alleys he calls home, but not everyone is glad to see him. As he is settling, his closets friend and ally is attacked by an old foe and Spawn, seemingly stil weak from hsi latest encounter with Angela, is powerless to save Bobby. Is this the motivation Spawn needs to finally heal so he can rescue his friend?

Jan 20, 2022

Spawn #31 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Art - Greg Capullo & McFarlane, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff

Spawn is back in New York and back the alleys he calls home, but not everyone is glad to see him. As he is settling, his closets friend and ally is attacked by an old foe and Spawn, seemingly stil weak from hsi latest encounter with Angela, is powerless to save Bobby. Is this the motivation Spawn needs to finally heal so he can rescue his friend?

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