Episode 158: Surprise Jessica Jones

This week, we review Jessica Jones #1 (by Kelly Thompson), and The Life of Captain Marvel. Other books discussed include Stranger Things, The Umbrella Academy, The Magic Order, Gideon Falls, Runaways, Old Man Hawkeye.

Elsewhere, we run through a full dump of news from Comic-Con, including TV show trailers, Gail Simone's latest project, James Gunn's firing, the return of The Vision, and much more.

Next week's Debut Review:

  • The New World

Episode 157: Super Bendis

This wee, we review the debut of Superman #1 by Brian Michael Bendis. Other books discussed include Isola, Savage Game, Mech Cadet Yu, Eternity Girl, and The Dead Hand.

In other news, Black Widow finds its director, Y: The Last Man begins casting, Joker plans another movie, Ed Norton discusses the MCU and we look through CBR's list of X-Men movies.

Next week's Debut Review:

  • The Life of Captain Marvel #1 (of 5)

Episode 156: Batman Honeymoon?

This week, we review Catwoman #1 and Lowlifes #1. Other books discussed include Paper Girls, Astonishing X-Men, Ask for Mercy, Secret Skull, Mystery Society, Death or Glory, DC Nation, and Batman.

Elsewhere, Ant-Man & the Wasp premieres, an artist Mt. Rushmore is started, Descender returns, Umbrella Academy awaits and JB Smoove lands a lead role in the upcoming Spider-Man movie.

Next week's Debut Review:

  • Superman #1

Episode 155: Multiple Debut Reviews

This week, we review the debuts of Multiple Man and Charlie's Angels in a longer episode. Other books discussed include Teen Titans, Image+, Saga, The Wicked + The Divine, Descender, Old Man Logan, Old Man Hawkeye, Hunt for Wolverine: Madripoor, Spidey: School's Out, Gideon Falls, and Jessica Jones.

Elsewhere, we run through a slew of news from Marvel's MCU and Wolfman's Got Nards to DC's spoilers and a revisiting of our current comics Mt. Rushmore.

Next week's Debut Reviews:

  • Catwoman #1
  • Lowlifes #1

Episode 153: Netflix & Comics

This week, we review The Magic Order #1 and Plastic Man #1. Other books discussed include Mister Miracle, Eternity Girl, Batman Annual, Dead Hand, Mech Cadet Yu, Isola, Super Freaks, and Old Man Logan.

Next week's Debut Review:

  • Regular Show: 25 Years Later #1 - After the epic battle between Pops and Anti-Pops, Mordecai, Rigby, and the rest of the park continued to live their lives. Now, 25 years later, Mordecai and Rigby have a lot to learn about how things never stay the same… * Your new source for Regular Show content!

Episode 150: Older Than Old Man Logan

This week, we review Delta 13 #1 from IDW. Other books discussed include Old Man Hawkeye, Deadly Class, Paper Girls, Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery In Madripoor, Old Man Logan, Regression, and Super Sons.

We also talk Solo, the MCU, Deadpool, Cloak & Dagger, Dragon Ball, Spawn, and a bit more.

Next week's Debut Review:

  • Glacier City #1 - Police Chief Wes Cutter is the only law enforcement in a secluded Alaskan town where everyone has a secret and his closest backup is hours away. There are two kinds of people who live in Alaska. Those born there, and those that are running away from something. And Wes wasn’t born there.

Episode 149: Ranking the MCU

This week, we review New Challengers #1. Other books discussed include Gideon Falls, The Wicked + The Divine, A Walk Through Hell, Dead Hand, and Isola.

We also use a handy website to rank the MCU and get excited for upcoming Super Sons maxiseries and West Coast Avengers, among other things.

Next week's Debut Review:

  • Delta 13 #1

Episode 148: OG Donny Cates Fans

This week, we review Venom #1 by friend of the show, Donny Cates. Brooks details his visit to Donny's signing at Midtown Comics, and we reminisce about the time we knew him back when.

Other books discussed include Old Man Logan, Eternity Girl, Devolution, Runaways, and Deadly Class. Elsewhere, we talk the latest in comics news from movies to books and TV shows.

Next week's Debut Review:

  • New Challengers #1 (of 6) - From the pages of DARK NIGHTS: METAL! Challengers Mountain has returned to the DC Universe and chosen a new team of explorers! Five misfit strangers are given a second chance at life, but only if they obey the orders of the mysterious Professor and execute deadly missions in the most unexplored corners of the multiverse! And if the new Challengers of the Unknown will be more than just their own lives that hang in the balance!

Episode 146: Prepping for Infinity War

This week we review Domino #1 and discuss other books including Super Sons, Mister Miracle, Tales of Suspense, Descender, Gideon Falls, Oblivion Song, Slots, Infinity Countdown Prime, Dr. Strange Damnation, Moon Knight: Legacy, and Eternity Girl.

Elsewhere, we prepare for Infinity War, talk Brooks meeting Gail Simone, and gear up for new runs by show friends Matthew Rosenberg, Eliot Rahal, and Joe Eisma.

Next week's Debut Review:

  • Thanos Annual #1 - Thanos is likely the most evil being in the universe…and if anyone would know, it's the all-new Cosmic Ghost Rider. Let the spirit of vengeance be your guide on a tour through the worst of the worst, as he reveals the most heinous deeds ever perpetrated by the Mad Titan…or by anyone else!

Episode 145: The Merits of Marvel Unlimited

This week, we catch up on last two weeks by reviewing Breathless and Isola. Other books discussed include Saga, Redneck, Old Man Logan, Old Man Hawkeye, Thanos, Teen Titans, Jessica Jones, Runaways, Mech Cadet Yu, The Wicked + The Divine, and Image Plus Vol 2, Issue 8.

Other news includes Marvel Unlimited, Y: The Last Man pilot order, DC/Marvel movie madness, Donny Cates killing the Inhumans, and the return of the Fantastic Four.

Next week's Debut Review:

  • Domino #1 - Impossible curves. Impossible shots. Impossible targets. Marvel’s #1 soldier of fortune is back in an explosive new ongoing series! The product of a failed super-soldier program, Neena Thurman always made her own luck as the sharpshooting mercenary known as Domino… but what happens when her own powers betray her? The hunter becomes the hunted as every mercenary in the game smells blood in the water! Plus: A pair of beloved Marvel characters return!

Episode 144: Tales of Suspense

This week, we review Lucy Dreaming #1. Other books discussed include Super Sons, Runaways, Descender, Tales of Suspense, Regression, World War Hulk, and Jessica Jones.

Elsewhere, we talk upcoming moves & TV shows, including Infinity War, Deadpool, Cloak & Dagger, The Boys, and more.

Next week's Debut Review:

  • Breathless #1 - It's Buffy the Vampire Slayer if the villains were big pharma. Scout Turner works as a cryptozoologist, examining and cataloguing supernatural creatures for scientific purposes. When she discovers the cure for asthma in the venom of a new breed of monster, she quickly finds herself on the run from Kenilworth Pharmaceuticals and the monsters that they've hired to kill her. With no one by her side but her clueless assistant, a morally ambiguous succubus, and her geriatric dog, Scout goes on the run... but in a world controlled by money and drugs, can she escape the reaching claws of a medical monopoly? From Pat Shand (Destiny NY, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Renzo Rodriguez (Hellchild) comes this healthcare horror story about the monsters creeping in the dark... human or otherwise.

Episode 142: A New Jeff Lemire

This week, we review the debuts of Gideon Falls (Jeff Lemire's new book out of Image Comics), and Sonitus, from friend of the show Cody Sousa. Other books discussed include The Wicked + The Divine, Hawkeye, Image+, Oblivion Song, X-Men Red, Mech Cadet Yu.

Elsewhere we talk Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Vin Diesel as Bloodshot, Wolverine's podcast, Scott Eastwood, and much more.

Next week's Debut Review: Eternity Girl #1 (of 6)

Episode 141: Infinity War Moves Closer

This week we review The Wilds, from Black Mask. Other books discussed include Saga, The Terrifics, Teen Titans, Redneck, and Civil War 2.

In other news, Avengers Infinity War moves up its release, Marvel confirms new comics, Kevin Smith suffers a heart attack, Fox preps more movies, The Walking Dead returns, and Cloak & Dagger teases.

Next week's Debut Reviews:

  • Gideon Falls #1
  • Sonitus #1

Episode 140: Hit-Girl Returns

This week, we review the return of Hit-Girl. Other books discussed include Super Sons, Defenders, Descender, Old Man Hawkeye, Regression, Astonishing X-Men, and Tales of Suspense.

In other news, Super Sons may live on, we solve Fraggle Rock heights, dive into Runaways sales, take a look at upcoming books from Rick Remender and Matthew Rosenberg.

Next week's Debut Review:

  • The Wilds #1 - After a cataclysmic plague sweeps across America, survivors come together to form citystate-like communities for safety. Daisy Walker is a Runner for The Compound, a mix of post-apocalyptic postal service and black market salvaging operation. It is a Runner's job to ferry items and people between settlements, and on occasion scavenge through the ruins of the old world. Daisy is the best there is at what she does. Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers: feral animals, crumbling structures, and Abominations - those that were touched by the plague and became something other. After a decade of surviving, Daisy isn't phased by any of it - until her lover, another Runner named Heather, goes missing on a job. Desperate to find her, Daisy begins to see that there may be little difference between the world inside the walls and the horrors beyond. From writer Vita Ayala (Bitch Planet: Triple Feature, Wonder Woman Annual) and Emily Pearson (Cult Classic) with colors by Marissa Louise (Spell On Wheels) and covers by Natasha Alterici (Heathen), comes this bold tale of surviving in bleak times.

Episode 139: Where's Dave Lizewski?

After a couple weeks off, we return to catch up on a backlog of reviews and reading. This time, we look at the debuts of VS #1 and the relaunched Kick-Ass. Other books discussed include Hawkeye, Runaways, Mech Cadet Yu, The Wicked + The Divine, Rumble, Secret Warriors, Old Man Hawkeye, Invincible, X-Men Red, and Old Man Logan.

In other news, Black Panther enjoys a record-breaking opening, Umbrella Academy pushes on, Super Sons announces its end, Fraggle Rock returns, and we get trailers of Venom, Deadpool 2, and Jessica Jones. All that and more.

Next week's Debut Review:

  • Hit-Girl #1 - HIT-GIRL IS BACK! The pint-sized Punisher-meets-Polly-Pocket has left America behind and set off to serve justice around the world. First stop: Colombia. A mother seeking vengeance for the murder of her child enlists Hit-Girl to destroy his killer, but Mindy has bigger plans for Colombia's most feared hitman. MARK MILLAR and RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ join forces for the first chapter of Hit-Girl's world tour in this new, ongoing monthly series.