Spawn #56 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Todd McFarlane & Danny Miki, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Brian Haberlin, Dan Kemp & Jason Gorder
Absolutely exquisite line & color work in this issue. The subtle shift works so well as the narrative changes slightly. The issue is narrated by a former ally of Jason Winn, who much like Al Simmons has suffered tremendously after having been exploited by the power hungry head of intelligence for years. Plus Cy-Gor's journey has finally ended and he lies in wait for Spawn, just who he is and why he has sought Spawn out will be explored soon.
Jace and Rocky from Comic Boom! break down the first two part of the War for Earth-3 event. The War for Earth-3 begins with Amanda Waller and her carefully chosen Suicide Squad invade Earth-3 with an offer for UltraMan that he can't refuse! What is up with the relationship between Superwoman Donna troy and Owlman? Why is Ultraman so upset with it? You have heard of the breaking of the Batman, right? How about the breaking of the Owlman? Who is capable of such a thing? Is Owlman an idiot? How does Johnny Quick come back from the dead? What argument does Amanda Waller make to Ultraman to get him to let her govern Earth 3? And as their collaboration begins hope does it play out in part 2 in Suicide Squad #13?
Jace and Rocky take a look at some of the DC titles hitting comic shops the week of March 1, 2022. There is a seperate spotlight for the War for Earth=3, but he guys do talk about the return of Nice House on the Lake, a surprising twist in Dark Knights of Steel and the start of the Tom King Batman Heist story, Killing Time.
Dead Dreams: The Lucid Chronicles #1 - Writer - Brittany Matter, Artist - Dailen Ogden
Looking to live out her dreams of becoming an actress, timid Piña Axletree takes a tonic and wakes up in a parallel world, leading a drug syndicate. Will she run back to the familiar doldrums of her reality or become a more ruthless version of herself to achieve her dreams?
In the vein of ORPHAN BLACK and FRINGE, Dead Dreams: The Lucid Chronicles #1 is a 32-page sci-fi thriller where parallel worlds exist, dreams are drugs, and doppelgängers dare to change the world. Joining writer Brittany Matter (Off Into The Sunset) is artist Dailen Ogden (Wifwulf), variant cover artist Liana Kangas (Star Wars Adventures, Trve Kvlt), letterer Gabriela Downie (Harleen), editor Heather Ayres (Spitting Image), layout artist Hari Conner (Finding Home), designers Sasha E. Head (Decorum), AndWorld Design (Fearscape, Clear), flatter Drew Wills (Wifwulf) and marketing coordinator James B. Emmett (The Deadliest Bouquet).
Spawn #55 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Todd McFarlane & Danny Miki, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Brian Haberlin & Dan Kemp
Spawn and Terry have teamed up, now what? Well it's up to Al to use the skills he has long before he became a hellspawn and infiltrate some enemy territory to gather evidence of Jason Winn's dirty dealing when it comes to weapons. The problem is what Spawn does when he find the evidence he is looking for.
Spawn #54 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Todd McFarlane & Danny Miki, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Brian Haberlin & Dan Kemp
Spawn has returned from hell and Terry Fitzgerald is seeking him out. The truth has finally been accepted by Al's best friend and does this signal Spawn no longer having to face these challenges alone? Only if Spawn can find accept the truth Terry is reveling about his supposed betrayal. Powerful and emotional story beats in this one!
Spawn #53 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Todd McFarlane & Danny Miki, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Brian Haberlin & Dan Kemp
Spawn finishes his journey through hell by confronting his tormentor, Malebolgia. Does the demon have as much control over Spawn as he purports to? Does Al have anything left to bargain with in order to force Malebolgia to leave Wanda alone? Gotta read it to find out!
Spawn #51 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Todd McFarlane & Danny Miki, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Brian Haberlin, Dan Kemp & Matt Milla
The battle you have been waiting for! Spawn vs Savage Dragon as Spawn continues his travels through hell!
Jace and Jay give a run down on some of the books they have read already for the week of February 23. 20022. Supermassive live sup to the hype in a big way. It's the perfect blending of these heroes & their aesthetics. My Date with Monsters also continues to impress from AfterShock and is recommended. Tons of great Marvel titles as well, so listen in to hear what's hitting comic shops, plus the guys run down some other titles you might want to be on the lookout for.
Jace and Rocky take a close look at the DC Comics titles hitting comic shops for the week of February 22, 2022. We get the first issue of the highly anticipated Aquamen series, the best issue of Hardware yet and the guys can't agree on Action Comics. Robin, Deathstroke and Catwoman are filled with story and Task Force Z is wall to wall action just like DC vs Vampires.
Spawn: Blood Feud #'s 1-4 - Story - Alan Moore, Art - Tony Daniel & Kevin Conrad, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Todd Broeker
A monster hunter comes to NYC searching for Spawn. He has Al believing that his costume is a killer and that Spawn himself may be a vampire. When the dust clears, Spawn is more at peace with himself and the monster hunter stands revealed as something must more diabolical than we first might have believed.
Spawn #30 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Todd McFarlane & Danny Miki, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Brian Haberlin & Dan Kemp
Jace is joined once again by Blake Whitlow as the guys take a close look at Spawn continuing his travels through hell. Now traversing the fourth level, Al Simmons is tortured psychologically and forced to confront the idea that what he professes to love may not be what he loves most. In the end he has something taken from him by order of Malebolgia and what the long term effects may be remains to be seen.
Spawn #50 - Story - Todd McFarlane, Pencils - Greg Capullo & Todd McFarlane, Inks - Todd McFarlane & Danny Miki, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Brian Haberlin, Dan Kemp & Todd Broeker
Jace is joined by Blake Whitlow, creator of the Spawn Reading order we are using for Spawn Daily. They guys break done the HUGE issue #50 with many important plot points going forward the greatly impact the story of All Simmons, Wanda and Terry. A lot of the plot threads that have been building over the last few years are resolved or greatly impacted by the events of this anniversary issue.
Jace chats with writer Jim Zub about his upcoming Thunderbolts title with artist Sean Izaakse. They chat about the history and legacy of the team and how they represent the idea of the Marvel Age as much or more than any other ream in the Marvel Universe. Plus we hear about how the choices for who would be on the team were made.
Angela #1-3 - Story - Neil Gaiman, Pencils - Greg Capullo, Inks - Mark Pennington, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Tod Broeker
Jace talks about the Angela mini-series from writer Neil Gaiman as we find out how Angela was backed into a corner and forced to team up with Spawn. Also the series leads into Spawn's arrival in the American south and why he arrived there so weakened.
Jace and Jay talk about the new comics hitting shops for the week of February 16, 2022. Maniac of New York is Jay's Book of the Week as Maniac Harry visits one of the most iconic places in NYC. The excellent series Deep Beyond comes to a close in a very satisfying way, while the Reckoning War ramps up in Fantastic Four & Queen Goblin & Doctor Octopus continues their villainous ways in Amazing Spider-Man & Superior Four respectively.
Jace and Rocky take a close look at the DC Comics titles hitting comic shops for the week of February 15, 2022. The Flash and Supergirl Woman of Tomorrow are especially great this week. We also get the conclusion of the Aquaman The Becoming series, but it is clearly not the end of the story and neither is the final issue of Nubia and the Amazons. Both of these stories will be continued in upcoming DC events. Detective Comics also remains a very compelling read as does Nightwing.
Youngblood 8 & 10 - Story & Pencils - Rob Leifeld, Script - Eric Stephenson, Inks - Danny Miki & Jonathan Sibal, Colors - Christian Lichtner, Kiko Taganashi, Letters - Kurt Hathaway
Jace breaks down the final confrontation between Spawn and Chapel. We say the aftermath of this in Spawn #27 but how did it all go down and why?
Maniac of New York: The Bronx is Burning - Writer - Elliott Kalan, Artist - Andrea Mutti, Letterer - Taylor Esposito
Jace chats with writer Elliot Kalan about the second arc of Maniac of New York. Harry is about to visit an iconic location in New York and we expect readers to go wild! They also talk about the reception for the first volume & the themes being expanded on after the success of the first volume.
Jace talks with writer Jason Inman about his latest Kickstarter campaign for Super Best Friend #1-2. What happens when Mattie Moore accidently reveals the secret identity of his best friend, the world renowned Captain Terrific? It's classic Silver-Age comic book adventure with all the relevance of modern sensibilities dealing with fame, social media & friendship. Plus there are some great call backs to classic moments from Jason's favorite eras of comics.
The Violator #1-3 - Story - Alan Moore, Pencils - Bart Sears & Greg Capullo, Inks - Mark Pennington, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff
Jace talks about the Violator mini0series where we meet all 4 of the demons brothers for the first time. Plus we learn how the Violator got his powers back after Malebolgia removed them and trapped his minion in the clown body he uses to hide out on earth.
Jace takes a break from the regular series to check out a could of issues of Curse Of The Spawn that fit right in between #20 & #21 of the regular series. First we get the tragic origin of Overt-Kill and his family in #23. Then in #24, we meet an intriguing & extremely dangerous individual that is dispatched to take out the newly christened Overt-War, but he turns defies orders & expectations when he redirects Overt-War to take out those who he felt had been unjustly holding him. We bet we haven't seen the last of the man code-named, Pandemic.
Spawn-Batman - Writer - Frank Miller, Art - Todd McFarlane, Letters - Tom Orzechowski, Colors - Steve Oliff
Batman heads to New York City to solve a case involving the homeless and Russian Cyborgs. When he meets Spawn the two of them clash in several epic battles before ultimately uniting to defeat a deranged common foe. When they part it isn't exactly as friends or even allies, but they did manage to do a lot of good by working together.
Jace has a long in-depth conversation with Brian Michael Bendis as the writer hits his 30th Anniversary working in comics. From his upcoming second volume of the breakout character Naomi, to the futurism inspired Joy Operations, to Ultimate Spider-Man and the creation of Miles Morales, they discuss it all and so much more. Plus a deep dive into navigating the creative waters when it comes to fan reaction, social media & getting to the truth of the characters.
Jace talks with JC from Scum and Villainy Cantina in Hollywood, CA about the origins of the bar and how things are going coming out of the Pandemic. Lots of talk about events, both past and upcoming, game nights, livestreams, karaoke and more! Plus the most important aspect of this nerd bar, the community that has grown up around it with people from around the world feeling at home in this amazing nerd mecca.