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Sep 21, 2021

Jace and Rocky talk about the DC books for the week of September 21, 2021. There are a few real highlights and some books that miss the mark. Be sure and let us know what you think of this week's books!

Sep 15, 2021

Jace talks about some new Marvel issues for the week of September 15, 2021. There are some really big books, including the 60th Anniversary of the Fantastic Four and the earliest origins of Thanos.

Sep 15, 2021

Jace and Jay talk about some of the independents books released the week of September 15, 2021 that they have had a chance to read already. Plus Jace gives a rundown on some other titles you might want to look out for.

Sep 14, 2021

Jace and Rocky from Comic Boom! are back to talk about this week's DC releases. A lot of Batman once again as well as a great issue of Justice League Last Ride and the EPIC conclusion to Rorschach. Also Jace gives a run down of all the collected editions dropping this week.

Sep 8, 2021

Jace takes about a few of the titles he has had a chance to read already for the week of September 8, 2021. Plus a rundown on some other titles you might want to be on the lookout for.

Sep 7, 2021

Jace and Rocky from Comic Boom are here to chat about the DC Comics releases for the week of September 1st 2021. It's a big week with the end of Infinite Frontier and multiple Batman, Green Lantern and Suicide Squad books. Join us for all the in depth breakdowns.

 

Swamp Thing #7 -  In Rocky's favorite DC title this week, we see the beginning of how Levi Kamei was chosen as the latest avatar of the green and how that ties in so closely to his relationship with his family. Plus writer Ram V explores the age old question of progress versus tradition. How moving forward with innovation is often times in conflict with respecting the past. All this, plus the Suicide Squad is still hot on the heels of Swamp Thing.

Writer - Ram V, Artist - Mike Perkins, Color Artist - Mike Spicer, Letterer - Aditya Bidikar

 

Suicide Squad 2021 Annual #1 -  If you had your doubts that Superboy would ever work with Amanda Waller, you aren't alone. This annual puts it all on the table as we see just how far Waller has gone and will go to get what she wants. Rick Flagg has known this for quite some time himself and it seems he is finally going to do something about it. Could this be the beginning of the end for "The Wall"? One can only hope.

Writer - Robbie Thompson, Artists - Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira & Dexter Soy, Color Artist - Chris Sotomayor, Letterer - Wes Abbott

 

Suicide Squad #7 -  Hot on the heels of the team discovering just how Amanda Waller got her own Superboy for the team, Waller is now sending the team to hell. Their mission is to recover the Rock of Eternity, but their new teammate and teleporter, Ambush Bug, seems more intent on warning the team about what their future might hold if the keep following Waller's Orders. Meanwhile is seems clear to everyone, support staff, subordinates & the squad themselves that Amanda Waller has gone out on her own and is attempting to operate with impunity.

Writer - Robbie Thompson, Penciller - Eduardo Pansica, Inker - Julio Ferreira, Color Artist - Marcelo Maiolo, Letterer - Wes Abbott

 

Blue & Gold #2 - Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse for our two favorite heroes, Ted Kord has been fired & removed from Kord Industries just as he was about to get the corporation to sponsor Blue Beetle and Booster Gold. To make matters worse, before Ted can even let Booster know, the constantly self=promoting super hero is already making the announcement that he and Blue Beetle are available to Joe Q Public for help with any and all needs.

Writer - Dan Jurgens, Artist - Ryan Sook, Letterer - Rob Leigh

 

Green Lantern #6 - We see the attack on New Korugar from a different perspective as Jo Mullein arrives to smooth things over with Sinestro as Simon Baz attempts to get Teen Lantern under control. Meanwhile we learn about the threat of the Gold Centurions in the Dark Sector, but just as John Stewart us about to launch a rescue mission to save Kilowog and the other de-powered lanterns, he discovers a spy in their midst. Just who is Lonar of the New Gods and what does he want?

Writer - Geoffrey Thorne, Artists - Marco Santucci & Tom Raney, Color Artist - Michael Atiyeh, Letterer - Simon Bowland

 

Green Lantern 2021 Annual #1 - Last we saw Jessica Cruz she was taking out three Yellow Lanterns and being offered a yellow power ring herself. Well, it seems she took the ring up on its offer, even if it was just so she could use it to return home. However, along the way, when she stops on New Korugar to return both the rings and the three defeated members of the Sinestro Corp, she is faced with a tough decision, give up the ring and be powerless to help her fellow de-powered Green Lanterns or keep it and become part of a corps that terrorizes the galaxy in an attempt to control it. What Jessica doesn't count on is getting a chance to use the ring and realize that fear can be a useful tool and not in the way you might expect. If anyone knows fear it's Jessica and she may be leading the Yellow Lantern Corps before you know it.

Writer - Ryan Cady, Artist - Sami Basri & Tom Derenick, Color Artist - Hi-Fi, Letterer - Rob Leigh

 

Infinite Frontier #6 - We learn that upon the recreation of the multiverse all the versions of Darkseid have been combined into one, powering up this last remaining mad god to unprecedented levels. So while the Flash manages to escape and the Justice Incarnate team is seemingly victorious for now, they all know that Darkseid has only just started to plot how he will take over the multiverse. It may fall on the shoulders of Justice Incarnate to save the day once again, but Barry Allen may have found an unexpected ally as, Pariah, from the original Crisis on Infinite Earths returns.

Writer - Joshua Williamson, Artist - Xermanico, Color Artist - Romulo Fajardo Jr, Letterer - Tom Napolitano

 

Batman Catwoman #7 -  This issue brings the incredibly talented Liam Sharp on for art duties while the pacing of the story begins to speed up. All the separate storylines are starting to come together just as Selina & Bruce's daughter is asking some difficult questions about the relationship between her mother and father. Questions we as readers may have been thinking ourselves. 

Writer - Tom King, Artist - Liam Sharp, Letterer - Clayton Cowles

 

Suicide Squad: Get Joker #1 - It's a bit hard to saw just what the narrative is here. We saw Amanda Waller meet her demise last issue and the detonator for the neck bombs fall into the hands of the Joker. Rather than have that force the squad into action, they choose to stay back and wait for the Joker to come to them, but when he does, it's now entirely clear what he wants.

Writer - Brian Azzarello, Artist - Alex Maleev, Color Artist - Matt Hollingsworth, Letterer - Jared K. Fletcher

 

Batman #112 - Fear State gets underway properly as Batman is able to escape from Scarecrow, but it's too late to stop the plans that have started to unfold. As Oracle informs Batman that all her systems have been compromised, he attempts to purge his system from the new fear chemicals the Scarecrow affected him with. Can Batman gather his Bat-Family in time to stop Scarecrow? And will it matter since Simon Saint and the Magistrate have started their maneuvering to take over Gotham City as well.

Writer - James Tynion IV, Artist - Jorge Jimenez, Color Artist - Tomeu Morey, Letterer - Clayton Cowles

 

Crush & Lobo #4 - Maybe all it took for Crush to stop sulking and bemoaning her life was to end up in prison in place of her father. It certainly seems to have sharpened her concentration as she quickly devises not only a plan on how to be identified as her true self, but how to convince the warden to let her go and capture her father. There is a BIG showdown brewing and we can't wait to see father and daughter throw down!

 

Black Manta #1 - As Black Manta works to recover items stolen from him, we begin to see that powerful forces are at work. Does Manta have what it takes to harness these forces on his own? We've never seen him in the magical corner of the DCU before, but the power he craves may lead him in that direction.

Writer - Chuck Brown, Artist - Valentine de Landro, Color Artist - Marissa Louise, Letterer - Clayton Cowles

 

Nice House On The Lake #4 - The inhabitants of the house have learned that anything they desire just about they desire can be theirs. In a way the fact that they have survived the end of the world, can have their hearts desire and live in a paradise could mean they are in heaven. However, this heaven can also be seen as a prison, they are certainly not free, they have lost loved ones and the final piece of the puzzle could also be seen as a blessing or a curse. Just check out the final page of the issue and then decide for yourself.

Writer - James Tynion IV, Artist - Alvaro Martinez-Bueno, Color Artist - Jordie Bellaire, Letterer - Andworld Design

Sep 6, 2021

Jace and Rocky from Comic Boom! welcome the creative team from Future State: Aquaman to the show to talk about the series. Writer Brandon Thomas and Daniel Sampere discuss getting involved in the project and the collaboration and this awesome two part story that gives as a glimpse at a possible future for Jackson Hyde and Andy Curry. Brandon discusses drawing on the relationship with his own father to get at the heart of Jackson's desire to have a meaningful relationship with his father, Black Manta. Daniel talks about the freedom to create beautiful underwater scenes with a touch of an alien feel and how working with talented color artist Adriano Lucas elevates the line work. The guys also chat about impactful moments, the emotion in the story and the growth of the characters in only two issues. Everyone congratulates Daniel on his recent DC exclusive contract and they talk a bit about his current run on Action Comics & chat about how highly anticipated his next project is. Brandon's incredible series Excellence returns to comic shops this week and along with Noble and Horizon the guys comment on how much emotion & relationship drama brings to his work. It's a deep look at Future State: Aquaman and a fun chat with two creators at the top of their game.

Sep 1, 2021

Jace and Jay chat about a few of the books hitting comic shops the week of September 1st 2021. There are quite a few storylines coming to an end in the books they discuss, but many of them show promise for more to come.

 

Miles to Go #5 - Amara learns why she is being hunted and it isn't' just her they want. Her pursuers may want to reassess the situation because if there is anything we know about Amara it is that she is a fiercely protective mother. We can't see how she will be anythign but even more formidable armed with the information she just received.

Writer - B. Clay Moore, Artist - Stephan Molnar, Letterer -  Dave Sharpe

 

Commanders in Crisis #12 - The end of the crisis may not have been the biggest surprise, but this issue still lands with tons of emotional impact. We really appreciate the creative team giving the story room to breath and allowing us to see the impact this event has had on the characters in terms of their lives and relationships. This series has been a celebration of comics throughout it's run, but even more than that, it has managed to balance that celebration with an interesting commentary on the world outside our window.

Writer - Steve Orlando, Artist - Davide Tinto, Color Artists - Francesca Carotenuto & Francesca Vivaldi, Letterer Fabio Amelia

 

Inkblot #12 - Inkblot ends for know as the Lady Seeker eventually finds her way back home is immediately asked to go on further adventures. Will we see those adventures? I suppose only time will tell, but what we do know is this has been a humorous and fun romp so far with the cutest cat in comics.

Pencils & Colors - Emma Kubert, Story & Inks - Rusty Gladd

 

Undiscovered Country #15 - The Zone of Possibility is starved for new ideas and it is up to the Undiscovered Crew to see if they can solve the problem. As has been doen to them throughout this series though, they don't know they full truth as the denizens of the zone are intent on their own agenda. We love the real life echoing here of the creative process, the idea that the zone has become bereft of new creativity because of their isolation and lack of new stimulation to foster new creativity is very meta.

Writers - Scott Snyder & Charles Soule, Artists - Giuseppe Camuncoli & Leonardo Marcello Grassi, Color Artist - Matt Wilson, Letterer - Crank!

 

Geiger #6 - We reach the end of Tariq Geiger's adventures for now, but the haunting quality of the character & narrative we got in this first arc will have us carryign Tariq along with us for a very long time. Also the line & color work from the creative team brought a perfect melancholy feel to the story that so perfectly captured the subtext of who Tariq is. We can't wait until we get more stories of Tariq and what has us even more excited is the news we get in this issue of many more characters and stories set in this new universe that Geiger inhabits.

Writer - Geoff Johns, Artist - Gary Frank, Color Artist - Brad Anderson, Letterer - Rob Leigh

Aug 31, 2021

Jace and Rocky from Comic Boom! are here with a special episode dedicated to all the incredible stories contained on the Aquaman 80th Anniversary Special. A huge celebration of Aquaman over the years, we see many members of his supporting cast as well as many different iterations of Arthur Curry himself that remind us of so many of the classic era f the character over the years. Plus we have several stories that lead directly into upcoming Aquaman related titles and series. Not only is this a must-read for Aquaman fans, it is a must-read for all DC fans.

 

Aquaman 80th Anniversary #1

Writers - Jeff Parker - Geoff Johns, Michael Moreci, Stephanie Phillips, Shawn Aldridge, Marguerite Bennett, Cavan Scott, Dan Watters, Dan Jurgens, Chuck Brown & Brandon Thomas, Artists - Doc Shaner, Pop Mhan, Hendry Prasetya, Tom Derenick, Trung Le Nguyen, Steve Epting and Valentine De Landro, Pencillers - Paul Pelletier, Scot Eaton, Miguel Mendonca and Diego Olortegui, Inkers - Norm Rapmund, Daniel Henriques and Wade Von Grawbadger. Color Artist - Hi-Fi, Tony Avina, Ulises Arreola, Nick Filardi, Jordie Bellaire, Romulo Fajardo Jr, Jeromy Cox, Marissa Louise and Adriano Lucas, Letterers - Rob Leigh, Josh Reed, Wes Abbott, Travis Lanham, Pat Brosseau, Clayton Cowles and Andworld Design

Aug 31, 2021

Jace and Rocky from Comic Boom are back with another week of DC Comics. It's the fifth Tuesday of the month and that means ... tons of Annuals! We also get Batman: Fear State Alpha #1 and Infinite Frontier #5. Plus don't forget to check out the celebration of Aquaman's 80th anniversary in today's other episode.

 

Batman Superman Annual 2021 #1 -  We get to experience more tales from the universe of The Archive of Worlds as this version of Batman & Robin and Superman switch worlds to deal with the respective foes they are facing. The Silver Age fun feel of the recent arc continues here!

Writer - Gene Luen Yang, Artist - Francesco Francavilla, Penciller - Paul Pelletier, Inker - Mick Gray, Color Artist - Hi-Fi, Letterer - Troy Peteri

 

Static Season One #3 - As Virgil Hawkins begins to learn more about the powers he has, he also realizes he will need the help of his family and friends, just as he allows has, if he is going to rise up to the challenges he faces. Also Hotstreak makes deal & shows just how despicable he truly is.

Writer - Vita Ayala, Penciller/Inker/Color Artist (Pages 1-12) - Nikolas Draper-Ivey, Penciller/Inker (Pages 13-20) - Chriscross, Color Artist (Pages 13-20) - Wil Quintana, Letterer - Andworld Design

 

Batman: Fear State Alpha #1 -  Fear state kicks off in this excellent issues as the creative team fires on all cylinders to start all the different plot threads and elements of this event in a very intriguing way. Rather than feeling derivative or repetitive with respect to this event following so closely after the end of Joker War we get several in story reasons why this event MUST happen right now. Plus Tynion's desire to level up the menace of Scarecrow works to perfection as we see what Jonathan Crane desires more than anything ... the acknowledgement of his self-proclaimed genius.

Writer - James Tynion IV, Artist - Riccardo Federici, Color Artist - Chris Sotomayor, Letterer - Clayton Cowles

 

Infinite Frontier #5 - We learn what Darkseid has planned for the multiverse and how it's going to be carries out. Plus an all out battle between Justice Incarnate and the team Darkseid put together that he is calling, what else but ... Injustice Incarante.

Writer - Joshua Williamson, Pencillers - Paul Pelletier, Jesus Merino & Tom Derenick, Inkers - Norm Rapmund, Raul Fernandez & Tom Derenick, Color Artist - Hi-Fi, Letterer - Tom Napolitano

 

Harley Quinn Annual 2021 #1 - We should really call this the Kevin Annual, because this issue is all Kevin, all the time. Harley's current sidekick gets to show his agency and skills as Harley is taken prisoner by Keepsake. Will Kevin have what it takes to rescue her? If so how will he do it? Also we learn all there is to know about Keepsake, his connection to Harley's past and why the heck he calls himself Keepsake in the first place.

Writer - Stephanie Phillips, Artists - David Lafuente, Marco Failla & Jon Sommariva, Color Artist - Miguel Muerto, Letterer - Andworld Design

 

Teen Titans Academy #6 - Some of the academy students attempt to go on a little weekend getaway but end up in the middle of a classic DC supervillain's plan to take over a small town. We aren't going to tell you who it is, but let's just say Gregg may end up on the wrong side of this fight.

Writer - Tim Sheridan, Penciller - Rafa Sandoval, Inker - Jordi Tarragona, Color Artist - Ulises Arreola, Letterer - Rob Leigh

 

Midnighter Annual 2021 #1 - We reach the end of the Midnighter time travel saga that kicked off in the possible future of the DC Universe in the pages of Future State. It isn't all quite as it seems though because despite Midnighter's best effort and him breaking out of the paradox he was in, Andrev Trojan is still around. The fact that Midnighter doesn't know this may be what leads into Future State for him all over again.

Writers - Becky Cloonan & Michael W Conrad, Artist - Michael Avon Oeming, Color Artist - Taki Soma, Letterer - Dave Sharpe

Aug 25, 2021

Jace chats with writer David Pepose who returns to tell us all about the second issue of his huge hit, The O.Z. The campaign for issue #1 was very successful and this time was no different as David funded in less than an hour! Jace and David talked a lot about the motivations & world world ideas of loss & trauma that were explored in the first issue. Now we add to that as the second issue explores even more of the civil war that has engulfed the beloved land of OZ. Pitch perfect linework and colors push the narrative forward with a balance of the fantastical whimsey of OZ mixed with the grittiness of war. David and his co-creators have really captured lightning on a bottle here so listen in to find out what makes this book so special and go pledge to join the campaign.

 

The O.Z. #2

Writer - David Pepose, Artist - Ruben Rojas, Color Artist - Whitney Cogar, Letterer - DC Hopkins

Aug 25, 2021

Jace and Jay, who is back after a bought with Covid, are here to chat about some of the books they have already had the chance to check out for the week of August 25, 2021. All reviews are spoiler-free so take a listen for all the fun. Also Jace gives a rundown on some other titles you might want to be on the lookout for.

Aug 24, 2021

Jace and Rocky from Comic Boom are back with another week of DC Comics. It's a pretty solid wee , but with so many books, the guys are dividing it up into two episodes and here is the part 2!

 

Detective Comics #1042 - We've reached the end of the Hue Vile saga as that villain meets his ultimate fate, but like anything in Gotham, we aren't sure we've seen the last of him. Also while this is a satisfying conclusion and certainly does a great job leading into Fear State, where the story really shines is in the humor and quieter moments writer Mariko Tamaki brings to the story. The back-up story, Task Force Z is always a pleasure to read. Writer Matthew Rosenberg is quickly becoming Jace's favorite when it comes to dialogue and both the guys really enjoy the characterization of Deb Donovan and the interesting contrasts that exists between her and Vicki Vale.

Writers - Mariko Tamaki & Matthew Rosenberg, Artists - Viktor Bogdanovic, Daniel Henriques & Max Raynor, Color Artists - Jordie Bellaire & Diego Rodriguez, Letterer - Aditya Bidikar & Rob Leigh

 

Icon & Rocket Season 1 #2 - The best thing about a comic when it gets into accurately portraying social issues is for it to feel natural and that is exactly what we see in this issue. As the background of Augustus Freeman is explored and we see the consequences of his actions as Icon affect his present, the subtext of his agency as a person of color is always there. As we are introduced to a potential powerful new threat to Icon and Rocket, the subtext is there. It's fantastic storytelling that makes this story so relevant and grounds it in a realism for present day issues. Plus the artwork is FANTASTIC.

Writer - Reginald Hudlin, Penciller - Doug Braithwaite, Inker - Andrew Currie, Color Artist - Brad Anderson, Letterer - Andworld Design

 

Superman Son of Kal-El #2 -  Jon Kent attempts to re-establish a secret identity but it falls apart quickly. That leads him to have a very serious conversation with his father about there respective rolls as earth's protectors. What is interesting is how Kal-El sees Jon's role as different than his own, but how does Jon see it and how will the events of this issue affect him going forward.

Writer - Tom Taylor, Artist - John Timms, Color Artist - Gabe Eltaeb, Letterer - Dave Sharpe 

 

Superman vs Lobo #1 - Lobo takes offense when Superman swoops in and not only helps him save people at an interstellar resort, but gets all the credit for the rescue while Lobo doesn't even get mentioned. This leads the Main Man to come to earth where he plots a rather sophisticated and very meta revenge by attacking Superman on Lex Luthor's recently released social media platform Lexer. It's wild times on this Black Label title.

 

Wonder Woman Black and Gold #3 - Some great stories celebrating Wonder Woman and her different roles throughout her history. A particular highlight is the ESPIONAGE story which hearkens back to the Mike Sekowsky error of Wonder Woman when she was much more spy, than superhero.

Writers - Janet Harvey, Robert Venditti, Paula Sevenbergen, Nnedi Okorafor & Aimee Garcia, Artists - Megan Levens, Steve Epting, Inaki Miranda, Jack T. Cole & Sebastian Fiumara, Color Artist - Eva De La Cruz, Letterer - Becca Carey, Andworld Design, Pat Brosseau & Rob Leigh

 

Robin #5 - We see the Bat-family confront Damian about his recent disappearance and what he's been doing while out on his own. There is an especially heartfelt moment between the first Robin, Dick Grayson and the last, Damian himself. How will this affect Damian as the League of Lazarus tournament finally gets underway? Also what is the mysterious book Mother Soul has given so much to acquire?

Writer - Joshua Williamson, Artist - Gleb Melnikov, Color Artist - Luis Guerrero, Letterer - Troy Peteri

 

Wonder Woman #778 - The journey continues for Wonder Woman and Siegfried as they travel through both the Phantom Zone & the Fifth Dimension. The guys feel like this story may be starting to drag a little and Janus herself, as an antagonist, may be a little too derivative. If this story sticks the landing maybe all will be forgiven?

Writers - Michael W Conrad, Becky Cloonan & Jordie Bellaire, Artists - Travis Moore & Paulina Ganucheau, Color Artists - Tamra Bonvillain & Kendall Goode,  Letterer - Pat Brosseau & Becca Carey

Aug 24, 2021

Jace and Rocky from Comic Boom are back with another week of DC Comics. It's a pretty solid wee , but with so many books, the guys are dividing it up into two episodes and here is the first!

 

Superman '78 #1 - This six issue series gets off to a great start as we are introduced to Braniac. A classic Superman villain that would have been the antogonist of the story Richard Donner would have brought to life in Superman III if he hadn't left the franchise. Both the art & scripting of this first issue, perfectly capture the tone of the classic Christopher Reeve version of the character.

Writer - Robert Venditti, Artist - Wilfredo Torres, Color Artist - Jordie Bellaire, Letterer - David Lanphear

 

Harley Quinn #6 - Harley makes her way to Alley Town where she teams up with Catwoman to try and find the drugs that are being developed that will lead to Fear State. The problem is, Selina is not exactly in the mood for a team-up, but that has never stopped Harley before and likely won't this time. This issue definitely feels like a lead-in to the Fear State event.

Writer - Stephanie Phillips, Artist - Laura Braga, Color Artist - Arif Prianto, Letterer - Andworld Designs

 

Checkmate #3 - Just when it seems like Checkmate may be one step ahead of Mark Shaw, the tables are turned and it appears he is two steps ahead of them. Still not sure what to make of this story or the confusion inherent with the non-linear story structure Bendis is using. However, we love the agency that Lois Lane has in this issue.

Writer - Brian Michael Bendis, Artist - Alex Maleev, Color Artist - Dave Stewart, Letterer - Josh Reed

 

Batman Superman #21 - We have reached the end of the Gene Luen Yang Archive of Worlds story and it went out the same way it came in. The story has been a celebration of the fun of comics & feels like an instant classic with different versions of the World's Finest heroes & spectacular artwork from Ivan Reis , Sabine Rich & co.

Writer - Gene Luen Yang, Penciller - Ivan Reis, Inker - Danny Miki, Color Artist - Sabine Rich, Letterer - Saida Temofonte

 

Batman Reptilian #3 - The Batman in this incredible Garth Ennis story continues to exhibit a dark humor & his relationship with Alfred is a real highlight. It is easy to see how this version of the Dark Knight would indeed strike fear into the hearts of the criminal element of Gotham City. Meanwhile, the art from Liam Sharp perfectly captures that same dark whimsy & is spectacular in its ability to set an emotionally charged setting.

Writer - Garth Ennis, Artist - Liam Sharp, Letterer - Rob Steen

 

Action Comics #1034 - Superman makes a tough choice and the repercussions may have a lasting impact. While back at the Fortress of Solitude, Thao-La has a decision of her own to make. Can she put the horrific way she was raised behind her and refuse to follow the orders of Mongul? Is she strong enough to overcome the innate servitude for the space-faring despot she has experienced since birth?

Writer - Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Artist - Christian Duce. Color Artist - Adriano Lucas, Letterer - Dave Sharpe

 

Mister Miracle: Source of Freedom #4 - This series continues to impress. We have had a few character moments so far, but the majority of the book has been all out action. This issue we get a chance to catch our breath as Oberon re-introduces himself to Shilo Norman and we learn just how much Shilo meant to the previous Mister Miracle, Thaddeus Brown. It's inspired storytelling & certainly adds a feeling of legacy to the character beyond anything that has come before.

Writer - Brandon Easton, Artist - Fico Ossio, Color Artist - Rico Renzi, Letterer - Rob Leigh

Aug 23, 2021

Jace chats with veteran comic illustrator & writer Ray-Anthony Height & co-writer & editor Chris Robinson about their current Campaign for Cornerman. Jason "Drex" Drexler has always been the "guy behind the guy", a martial artist instructor & mentor to many of the super powered individuals in the world he lives in. He's never wanted to be out there on the frontlines fighting and instead has mentored & fostered many close relationships with those heroes who are out there day in and day out saving lives. However, when circumstances change, Drex is forced to do the very thing he said he would never do, he's going on a mission. What could have compelled him to finally get out of the corner & into the ring? Listen to our chat with the creative team to find out & join the campaign so you can get the WHOLE story.

 

Cornerman: Exhibition Match #1

Writer/Artist/Creator - Ray-Anthony Height, Co-Writer/Editor - Chris Robinson

Aug 20, 2021

Jace chats with writer Stephen Kok about his current campaign for Terralympus. A sprawling Sci-Fi epic about the fight for survival as humanity has left earth behind and is desperately searching the stars for a new home. In this hard science fiction story so much is dependent on engineers like Mia to keep the station working, but that may not be everyone's goal. The stakes have never been higher as Mia is sucked into a conspiracy that may decide the very fate of the human race.

Aug 19, 2021

Jace chats with the creative team behind Top Cow's latest hit, Syphon. They talk about the origins of the series and how Mohsen brought Patrick aboard with Jeffrey joining a bit later. Also the themes and BIG ideas of the book are talked about, including the idea that helping others isn't always as altruistic or noble as it first may seem. There is tons of talk about the setting & the grittiness of New York City as the setting. Also the team reveals that they would love to do more arcs of Syphon, especially focusing on others who have wielded the power throughout history. There is a lot to take in here as the guys talk about all that and so much more. Be sure you pick up Syphon #1 our now & grab issue #2 when it drops next Wednesday August 25th.

 

Syphon

Story - Mohsen Ashraf, Writers - Patrick Meaney & Mohsen Ashraf, Artist - Jeffrey Edwards, Color Artist - John Kalisz

Aug 19, 2021

Jace chats with the creative team behind Top Cow's latest hit, Syphon. They talk about the origins of the series and how Mohsen brought Patrick aboard with Jeffrey joining a bit later. Also the themes and BIG ideas of the book are talked about, including the idea that helping others isn't always as altruistic or noble as it first may seem. There is tons of talk about the setting & the grittiness of New York City as the setting. Also the team reveals that they would love to do more arcs of Syphon, especially focusing on others who have wielded the power throughout history. There is a lot to take in here as the guys talk about all that and so much more. Be sure you pick up Syphon #1 our now & grab issue #2 when it drops next Wednesday August 25th.

 

Syphon

Story - Mohsen Ashraf, Writers - Patrick Meaney & Mohsen Ashraf, Artist - Jeffrey Edwards, Color Artist - John Kalisz

Aug 18, 2021

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Jace chats with writer Nandor Fox Shaffer about his current Kickstarter campaign Man-Child #1. It is a throwback comic story inspired by the beginnings of the Marvel age. It also draws up Nandor's love and appreciation for what Marvel mastermind Stan Lee, along with collaborators Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck and so many others, accomplished in that era of creativity. Nandor and Jace also chat a bit about Stan realizing his Hollywood dream in a different way than he expected and how he touched so many lives. Give the interview a listen and be sure to go check out the campaign.

 

Man-Child #1

Writer - Nandor Fox Shaffer, Artist - Jay Mazhar, Letterer - DC Hopkins

Aug 18, 2021

Jace talks about a TON of books he has read this week already. Spoiler free reviews for books form Marvel, Image AfterShock & more!

Aug 17, 2021

Jace and Rocky from Comic Boom! take a close look at the DC Comics titles for the week of August 17, 2021. Jace felt it was a bit of a down week, but Rocky was pretty pleased overall. 

 

Superman And The Authority #2 - Manchester Black starts recruiting and this is certainly a version of The Authority we never thought we'd see. Will they be strong enough to do what needs to be done?

Writer - Grant Morrison, Artists - Mikel Janin, Fico Ossio, Evan Cagle & Travel Foreman, Color Artists - Jordie Bellaire, Sebastian Cheng, Dave Stewart & Alex Sinclair, Letterer - Steve Wands

 

Shazam #2 - Dane and Billy are in the Underrealm, but getting there is just the beginning of the adventure. How will Billy find the Rock of Eternity and when he does ... then what? Also we learn that Dane is much more than he appears to be. Might he be so powerful because of who is father is and is his father, Neron? WHAT?!?!?

Writer - Tim Sheridan, Artist - Clayton Henry, Color Artist - Marcelo Maiolo, Letterer - Rob Leigh

 

Batman Secret Files: Clownhunter #1 - Ed Brisson always grounds his stores no matter how fantastical the character. The same is true here, but neither Jace nor Rocky care much for Clownhunter, so despite a technically well done comic, both guys felt this story fell a little flat. Do you agree? You may have to read for yourself to find out.

Writer - Ed Brisson, Artist - Rosi Kampe, Color Artist - Andrew Dalhouse, Letterer - Simon Bowland

 

Batman Catwoman #6 - The triple narrative and speed with which this series is coming out still continue to be a challenge. Jace once again asserts that once the whole series is out and he can read it in once sitting that this story will be pretty damn good. It just isn't there yet. Rocky read it multiple times but still feels compelled to agree.

Writer - Tom King, Artist - Clay Mann, Color Artist - Tomeu Morey, Letterer - Clayton Cowles

 

Supergirl Woman of Tomorrow #3 - This story continues to impress narratively, artistically and most of all, emotionally. This issue could stand on it's own as a wonderful story showing how much Kara cares about others. Knowing Tom King the themes and ideas displayed here will resonate throughout the series and especially at the end.

Writer - Tom King, Artist - Bilquis Evely, Color Artist - Matheus Lopes, Letterer - Clayton Cowles

 

Superman Red Blue #6 - One of our favorite issues of the anthology so far. Tom King spins a masterful story of how much Superman can mean to us and how in his reflection we all are special. Plus a cool retro story with great art from Matt Wagner and more!

Writers - Sophie Campbell, Matt Wagner, Tom King, Darcie Little Badger & Rex Ogle, Artist - Sophie Campbell, Matt Wagner, Paolo Rivera, Steve Pugh & Mike Norton, Color Artist - Brennan Wagner, Letterers - Dave Lanphear, Steve Wands & Pat Brosseau

 

Nightwing #83 - We finally find out what Dick has planned for the fortune left to him by Alfred. Also Dick seems to come to an understanding with his "sister" as she hits at the fact she is actually working from the inside to take down Blockbuster & crew. Jace still isn't convinced she is really the daughter of John Grayson though. Could that just be another part of her 'cover'? Time will tell.

Writer - Tom Taylor, Artist - Bruno Redondo, Color Artist - Adriano Lucas, Letterer - Wes Abbott

 

Flash #773 - In Rocky's words we have returned to "normalcy". Wally West is once again the Scarlett Speedster and headlining the Flash title. As he has his first day at the job Mister Terrific set him up with, he relishes in the freedom he has to react to any situations that arise where the Flash is needed, but maybe more importantly he realizes that his experiences as The Flash over the years have given him unique knowledge. Knowledge that can make him a valuable asset to the engineering team his is set up with.

Writer - Jeremy Adams, Artist - Will Conrad, Color Artist - Alex Sinclair, Letterer - Steve Wands

 

Catwoman #34 - It's a brief reunion for Selina and Bruce as Batman rescues Catwoman from the aftermath of her fight with Father Valley last issue. Selina is not one to back down though, so she goes toe-to-toe with the assassin once again, but is he perpetually one step ahead of her and if so, how can she win this battle?

Writer - Ram V, Artist - Fernando Blanco, Color Artist - Jordie Bellaire, Letterer - Tom Napolitano

Aug 16, 2021

Jace talks with writer Trevor Fernandes-Lenkiewicz about his current Kickstarter Campaign Area 51: The Helix Project #3. After fully funding and successfully fulfilling the campaign for the first two issues of Ares 51: The Helix Project, Trevor is back with issue #3. Jace chats with him about what to expect in the third issue and how he increased the pace of the story in the second issue and if we will see that continue in #3. Also there's tons of talk about Trevor's first comic convention he tabled at and how the reception for the book was. Some FCBD talk also as Trevor attended a signing for his local store. If you missed the first two issue they are available during this campaign also.

Aug 11, 2021

Jace chats with one of our favorite creators & people, Jimmy Palmiotti. They discuss Jimmy's latest Kickstarter campaign Rage, an emotional story about a father and daughter trying to reunite in a world that has gone mad in the course of only one night. Jimmy talks about getting back together to collaborate with Scott Hampton, the artist on the series, to tell a story that is a little more emotional than the usual stories he crafts. Inspired a bit by the recent global pandemic as well as the connection Jimmy feels personally about the friendships he has made over his decades long career on the comics industry. There's a bit of G.I. Zombie talk as well, the series that Jimmy and Scott previously worked on together, plus good news about it's possible return. Jace also asks Jimmy about the freedom of Kickstarter & his thoughts on the recent announcements from so many talented creators moving away from the big publishers. Tons of great stuff in this one, so go check out the Rage Kickstarter, share it on your social media & enjoy our chat with Jimmy.

Aug 11, 2021

Jace chats spoiler-free about a few of the titles from the week of august 11, 2021 that he has had a chance to read already. Plus a rundown of other titles you may want to be on the lookout for.

Aug 10, 2021

Jace is back home and joined by Rocky from Comic Boom! to go over this week's DC comic titles. Tons of great books plus some free comic book day offerings as well. Which books did they particularly enjoy? You'll have to listen to find out!

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