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Now displaying: November, 2022
Nov 29, 2022

Jace flies solo to  break down the DC Comics titles for the week of November 29, 2022. His favorite titles are the debut of Geoff Johns Justice Society which feels so wildly different than any JSA title that has come before and the Wildstorm 30th Anniversary SPecial which does a great job of celebrating the nostalgia of these characters while gradual shifting to stories that have them feel grounded in the whole of the DCU.

Nov 24, 2022

Jace and Jay break down a few of the books they have had a chance to read for the week of November 23, 2022. Vanish is brutal, violent and a heck of a lot of fun, Alien has plenty of action and betrayal while Eight Billion Genies starts to ramp up the timeline. All this plus spoiler-free reviews of more titles and they guys give a rundown of some other books you may want to be on the lookout for.

Nov 23, 2022

Jace chats with writer/artist Dan Panosian about an upcoming project from AWA Studios that combines many of Dan’s favorite things. Set in the late 60’s, that tumult of that time period is perfectly suited for a story combing horror, rock and roll with some Kung Fu thrown in for good measure. Jace and Dan discuss choosing this specific time period for the story, how you can find the light by coming through the darkness, the incredible art of his collaborator on the project, Dalibor Talajic and a whole lot more. Final Order cut-off is January 9, 2023, so tell your retailer to order you a copy now!

Nov 21, 2022

Jace chats about what to expect at the upcoming Los Angeles Comic Con. It will be the biggest show ever with a huge guest list and tons of comic, toy and anime vendors. Plus a huge cosplay presence

Nov 19, 2022

Jace and Rocky talk about the new Dawn of DC publishing initiative coming from DC in 2023. Twenty new titles are on the way, but is that in addition to what's already coming out or in place of? Maybe it is somewhere in between. The guys discuss the creative teams that have been announced as well as what "Dawn of DC" could mean over all. You can see the full press release from DC below.

Nov 17, 2022

Jace chats about the books he has read for the week of November 16, 2022. It's a heavy week for one of our favorite writers Christopher Cantwell. His Iron Man run comes to a close in an emotional and poignant way that encapsulates the series very well. Namor Conquered Shores continues the action of the first issue as we get an examination of the characterization of Namor through this post-apocalyptic look at the Marvel Universe. Finally, Golden Goblin #1 looks at the guilt Norman Osborn is carrying around and we can't help but wonder where this path leads for one of Marvel's oldest villains. Plus Jace gives a run down on some other titles you might want to be on the lookout for.

Nov 17, 2022

Jace chats with writer B. Clay Moore and the Zoop campaign for Whistling Skull. This is a property B. Clay co-created alongside Tony Moore and it was at one time tied into the DC Universe and the classic Justice Society team. Re-Mastered for a whole new edition showcasing Tony's amazing art, this is your chance to get the complete story ... so far. Could this talented creators return to this rich world, with it's intriguing plot and pulp adventure feel? Listen in and hear what B. Clay's thoughts are on that very thing!

 

The Whistling Skull

In a remote village in Switzerland, the townsfolk face a terrible threat. People keep disappearing without warning or explanation, and the authorities are powerless to help. But the secret organization known as the Skeleton is aware that something sinister is going on, and they've dispatched their top agents to investigate: the eerie crimefighter known as the Whistling Skull!
 
With his assistant Knuckles at his side, the Skull can draw on the benefits of decades of crimefighting to uncover what's happening in the village. But this is not the same hero who went on all of those adventures. The last Whistling Skull disappeared after fighting side-by-side with the heroes of his generation, and though his predecessor has the memories and skills of every man who has come before him...he's never been on a mission before.
 
Can the new Whistling Skull prevail when faced with pure evil? Or will the horrors that were inflicted on the village soon spread to the entire world?

 

From an Entertainment Weekly review:
 
The Whistling Skull is at once a throwback to pulp fiction of the 1930s and 1940s (think Doc Savage and Sax Rohmer’s Fu Manchu novels) and a witty, grim and poignant tale.
 
The Whistling Skull and his sidekick, Knuckles, are actually William Massey and Nigel Singleton, Brit boyhood friends who’ve grown up to fight Nazis and other criminals in 1940s Europe. Tony Harris, who has done such marvelous artwork on books including DC’s Starman, is superb (along with colorist Dave McCaig) at conjuring up foggy menace, using dark greens, grays, and sallow yellows as his primary colors to (barely) illuminate figures drawn with lantern jaws and thick bristly eyebrows of determination.
 
B. Clay Moore’s script has The Whistling Skull roaming Europe driving a gigantic Art Deco auto dubbed The Battlewagon. Skull and Knuckles out of costume are like creations born of a cross between Arthur Conan Doyle and P.G. Wodehouse. The mysteries are well thought-out; the humor is boisterous; the crime-fighting is bone-crunching.

 

***These characters were originally brought into the DC Comics universe through the JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull series, but the story has been tweaked for this Zoop campaign by Moore and Harris, re-establishing the world of the Whistling Skull (and Knuckles) as originally intended.

Nov 15, 2022

Jace and Rocky chat about the DC titles for the week of November 14, 2022. Stargirl: The Lost Children continues the story of the lost golden age heroes, Flash has a huge surprise for Wally West and his family and GCPD: The blue Wall continues it's extremely relevant tale. Plus Batman One Bad Day Mr. Freeze has the guys with totally different takes on who Victor Fries is.

Nov 14, 2022

Jace chats with AfterShock's new Editor-In-Chief. Brian Cunningham. They chat about Brian's history in the industry, the challenges of standing out in a crowded marketplace and what has Brian most excited about his new post.

Nov 9, 2022

Jace chats spoiler-free about a few of the books he has had a chance to read already from the week of November 8, 2022. Starhenge continues it's incredible balance of epic storytelling, incredible art & humanizing dialogue. Radiant Black seems to be setting up a big team-up, while we get an incredible, action-packed fight in Captain America, Plus, Dark Ride #2 teases some great things to come.

Nov 8, 2022

Jace chats with writer Paul Cornell about his campaign to finish the epic Saucer Country series. They guys chat about how prescient the series turned out to be, as well as the inherent ties between politics and alien conspiracies.

 

 

 

The Completed Saucer Country

From Syzygy Publishing, the entire Hugo Award-nominated science fiction saga is collected here for the very first time!

Saucer Country is a dark thriller that blends UFO lore and alien abduction with political intrigue, all set in the hauntingly beautiful Southwest.

Experience the full story of alien abductee Arcadia Alvarado's campaign to be US President... and her search for the truth of what happened to her, in the comic that suggested there was Russian intervention in US politics way before it was cool!

Complete with a long-anticipated brand new concluding chapter by creators Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly. All the mysteries answered! All the arcs resolved!

Nov 8, 2022

Jace and Rocky chat about the DC Comics for the week of November 8, 2022. We get the amazing debut of The New Golden Age, WildC.A.T.s makes it's return. Meanwhile Nice House on the Lake and Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths have their penultimate issues while Batman vs Robin starts to speed up.

Nov 2, 2022

Jace talks about some of the titles from the week of November 2, 2022 that he has had a chance to read already. Hell to Pay is nearly perfect in its debut and a wonderful example of how to do a first issue correctly. Captain Marvel is full of guest stars, action & great characterization, while the art does a ton of the heavy lifting in both Little Monsters as well as Old Dog. Plus Jace gives a rundown on some other books you might want to be on the lookout for.

Nov 1, 2022

Jace and Rocky chat about the DC titles for the week of November 1, 2022. We get the debut issue of the long-awaited Marc Silvestri book teaming up Batman and the Joker. The latest issue of Dark Knights of Steel has a crazy ending you have to see believe. Also the fourth issue of Sword of Azrael gives us an all new origin for the Order of St Dumas. All this and more in this episode.

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