Jace chats with Ron Marz and former Russian Intelligence agent Janosh Neumann about the real life story of Janosh leaving Russia behind to begin a new life in the United States. Along with his wife Victoria, he no longer feels safe in his home country and makes the difficult decision to leave everything behind, but life isn't a James Bond movie and the transition is more challenging than you might think.
Stephanie Phillips returns to the show to chat about the debut of her hit series from Boom! Grim tells the story of a Reaper named Jessica Harrow and the mystery surrounding her demise. Even as there is a greater mystery to solve, Jessica tries to navigate the afterlife while guiding souls from the realm of the living to the dead. Plus Stephanie gives some insight into her recently concluded Comixology series, We Only Kill Each Other and there's Harley Quinn & Wonder Woman talk too!
Jace talks about the books he read for the week of May11, 2022. There are a full half-dozen series starting off with Grim leading the pack. The debut of the sequel to Bunny Mask, subtitled, The Hollow Inside is Jay's Book of the Week and Jace chooses Crossover #13 which had hit him with all the feels.
Jace and Rocky talk about the DC books for the week of May 10, 2022. It's a bit of a down week though we do get the end of the Kill Joker Black Label book, I AM Batman continues to be excellent and the DC FCBD issue that previews dark Crisis is awesome.
A few days late due to travel, but Jace talks about the books he read for the week of May 4, 2022. Twig is Book of the Week for both Jace and Jay. The debut of Dogs of London from Peter Milligan is also excellent as is the end of the Korvac story in Iron Man.
Jace and Rocky talk about the DC books for the week of May 3, 2022. We get the end of World of Krypton, Suicide Squad and One Star Squadron, plus the first chapter of Flashpoint Beyond while Task Force Z and Batman Beyond Neo-Year continue to be excellent.
Jace and Rocky break down the death of the Justice League in #75. The events of Infinite Frontier and Justice League Incarnate have been leading to this. The once sympathetic Pariah has chosen to align himself with the Great Darkness as a way to finally be free of his tortured existence. Unfortunately for the most powerful of the DC heroes, the power the evil entity has given Parian far outweighs the power of the league combined!
Jace and Rocky break down the final issue of the Trial of the Amazons. They also talk about their impressions of the event overall, what worked and what didn't. Plus some thoughts on what might be coming up next for Wonder Woman and her allies.
Spawn #72 - Story - Todd McFarlane & Brian Holguin, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Danny Miki Todd McFarlane & Chance Wolf, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Brian Haberlin & Dan Kemp
Wolfram continues to antagonize Spawn while Bootsy tries to play peacemaker. It's clear that Wolfram thinks he and Spawn have a lot in common though they are on different sides of the war between Heaven and Hell, while Spawn doesn't want to acknowledge that at all. This even leads Spawn to seek out other vampires later in the issue to defeat them and feel better about himself. The boy he rescues seems to have quite the secret though. Meanwhile we meet another new character who discovers the bad of necroplasm The Freak left behind.
Spawn #71 - Story - Todd McFarlane & Brian Holguin, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Todd McFarlane & Danny Miki, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Brian Haberlin & Dan Kemp
An incredible fast-paced issue as the fall out of Spawn's death and return begins to be felt. We get a classic Spawn Cogliostro confrontation as the elder hellspawn urges Al Simmons to be more proactive. Wile thinking about this, Spawn is attacked by an entirely new character whose allegiances may surprise you, as well the person who comes to Spawn's rescue. Plus Sam and Twitch are eft searching for answers & Wanda feels abandoned by Terry.
Jace and Jay talk about a few of the books they have read for the week of April 27, 2022. More great war stories from AfterShock, then end of the futuristic Bylines in Blood and Book of the Week, The Naughty List. Blood-Stained Death makes it's debut and exceeds already lofty expectations. Also a new era of Spider-Man kicks off at Marvel. Plus a rundown on some other books you might want to be on the lookout for.
The Comic Source Podcast
Spawn #70 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Todd McFarlane & Danny Miki, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Brian Haberlin & Dan Kemp
Spawn is back! Just how was he able to be killed in the first place? The answer is in this issue as is a major freak out by Cyan. Plus the different factions of the homeless waste no time in wasting each other and we see The Freak get what he deserves.
Ax-Wielder Jon: Creator Owned Spotlight with Nick Pitarra
The Comic Source Podcast
Jace chats with super-talented comic creator Nick Pitarra. Nick gives his insights into his very personal project Ax-Wielder Jon. We learn how the story and it's eponymous character helped Nick's family through some challenges. We talk about about the complexity of the main character and how he draws from so many different inspirations of the things Nick loves as a fan. This book is going to be HUGE so be sure to get in early and grab some of the incredible rewards available in this campaign.
Jace goes solo in this one to chat about the DC titles hitting comic shops the week of April 26, 2022. We see the death of so many iconic DC heroes in Justice League #75, we get two more chapter sof the Shadow War with Deathstroke and Batman, plus the Trial f the Amazons comes to a close. Tons of great books this week.
Spawn #68 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Todd McFarlane & Chance Wolf, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Brian Haberlin & Dan Kemp
Sam and Twitch find the headless body of Spawn and try to take it ... somewhere? Meanwhile the different factions of homeless are ready to fight, but are willing to team up to take out Sam and Twitch. We also see Cyan have a major freak out and the last page is a big moment.
Jace has a great conversation with rising start Marvel writer Jed Mackay. They chat about hsi definitive Black Cat run, making Moon Knight accessible for new readers and so much more. Listen in and be sure and follow Jed on Twitter.
Jace chats with writer Eliot Rahal about his new graphic novel form Z2 Comics, Cheech and Chong Chronicles: A Brief History of Weed. Eliot gets a chance to tell and epic stoner adventure story with the legendary comedy duo that explores many of the tropes about weed through the years. A must-read for fans of Cheech and Chong and anyone who loves a good toke!
Jace and Jay talk abut a few of the books they have a had a chance to read for the week of April 20, 2022. Particular favorites include wolverine #20, narrated by Deadpool and Arrowsmith: Behind Enemy Lines #4 which continues to be an incredible melding of war and fantasy comic with gorgeous artwork. Plus Jace gives a run down on some other books you might want to be on the lookout for.
Jace and Rocky talk about part VI of the Wonder Woman-centric event, Trial of the Amazons. Cassie Sandsmark reveals the results of her investigation and the killer may surprise you. The narrative structure is also a bit of a surprise and we are not sure how well it works.
Great week of DC Comics releasing for 4-19-2022, led by Catwoman Lonely City #3 and Nice House on the Lake #8. The guys also really liked Batman The Knight #4 and Catwoman #42. Check oout our in-depth reviews for these issues plus more.
Jace chats with Jamieson Alcorn about his current Zoop campaign for White Ravens. This medieval fantasy epic talks much of it's inspiration from the long running Dungeons and Randomness podcast. Fans of the podcast will recognize some of the places and names, but this is an all new story. For anyone who is not familiar with Dungeons and Randomness, that's ok! This story totally stands on it's on as a rip-roaring fantasy story for all fans of D&D like adventure.
Jace chats with writer Zack Kaplan and his just released title from Dark Horse, Break Out. From the real world relevance to the amazing line work and colors by Wilton Santos and Jason Wordie, respectively. The guys also discuss Metal Society, an upcoming title from Zack at Top Cow, with art by Guilherme Balbi, and colors by Marco Lesko. Finally they touch on the Vault series coming later this year from Zack and John J, Pearson. There's a lot to be excited about from Zak and hi collaborators so give this one a listen.
Jace and Jay talk about some of the books they have read for the week of April 13, 2022, Nocterra and Break Out are particular favorites, plus we get the debut of a new horror title at Image, A town Called Terror and a new volume of Kaiju Score from AfterShock. Jace also gives a rundown of some other titles you might want to be on the lookout for.
Soild week of DC Comics as Rocky and Jace talk about the books hitting comic shops the week of April 12, 2022. Naomi faces family problems while the villain in Suicide Squad: Blaze faces down superman with no issue. Plus Green lantern comes to a close with a whole new role for John Stewart. All this plus deep dives into all the rest of the DC titles dropping this week.
Jace and Rocky talk about part V of the Wonder Woman-centric event, Trial of the Amazons. Just as the trial is about to start, disaster strikes and it seems as though the champions will not even get a chance to compete, but only time will tell.