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"Sacrifice Of Praise" Preached by Bro. Jacob Phillips at the First Jesus Name Church of Benndale on the Wednesday night of 10 - 6-2021. For more information about our church or this message please email us at email@example.com. Have a wonderful and blessed day.
On this episode, Jordan and Henry talk about the moves the Browns made to cut their roster down to 53 players. Did the Browns make the right choice with Khadarel Hodge? From there, they talk about other changes that could be coming once Jacob Phillips and potentially other players are moved to IR. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We've Come This Far By Faith" Preached by Bro. Jacob Phillips at the First Jesus Name Church of Benndale on the Wednesday night of 9 - 1-2021. For more information about our church or this message please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a wonderful and blessed day.
Host Jeff Lloyd is joined by the OBR's Stephen Thomas to chat on the Browns first 53 man roster for what should be a promising 2021 season. The defensive line looks to need some help as it is not as deep as we originally thought it looked. Jacob Phillips to IR already opens another spot up. On offense injuries and players not being ready yet tipped their hand to keep 10 currently. #Browns #BakerMayfield #NickChubb #OdellBeckham #MylesGarrett #JadeveonClowney #JohnJohnsonIII Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. NorthOne With NorthOne, you'll never pay overdraft or NSF fees again, saving you hundreds of dollars per month. To get started, visit apply.northone.com/locked. RunYourPool Check ‘em out TODAY and get $10 off at RunYourPool.com and use promo code LockedOn at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On this episode, Henry and Jordan catch up on the injury news for Cody Parkey and Jacob Phillips and how that will impact the Browns this season. They transition to talk about the young DTs impressing this preseason and the veterans conversely disappointing. Could that mean some changes in the depth chart? Finally, they talk about the impending roster crunch the Browns face at certain positions as they have to get down to 53 players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jackson is joined by fellow DawgLand contributor Katelin Marshall to discuss the Browns preseason victory over the New York (Football) Giants. They also discuss Jacob Phillips' season-ending bicep injury and what the linebacker room will look like heading into the regular season
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Daryl Ruiter talks about the Browns' two days of joint practices against the Giants, the impact of Jacob Phillips' injury, Kevin Stefanski's plan for the second preseason game and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steve Palazzolo talks about David Njoku's comments about being open to an extension, the impact of the injury to linebacker Jacob Phillips, the impact of the emergence of Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, the strength of the Browns' secondary and how the rookie quarterbacks have looked so far this preseason. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With the unfortunate news about Browns linebacker Jacob Phillips injury coming down, Nathan Zegura of Cleveland Browns Daily joins the show during his drive in to Berea to talk the loss of Phillips and the impact on the linebacker room plus other looming questions about the Browns roster and more.... New Website - https://www.alleyezoncleveland.com/ Support our work at 'All Eyez on Cleveland' by becoming a member here: https://www.patreon.com/alleyezoncleveland Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Browns Beat Reporter Daryl Ruiter reacts to the Jacob Phillips injury and how it will impact the new-look defense and linebacker position. Recap of Day 1 of the Browns-Giants joint practice including how different the Browns and Giants looked quality-wise. Catch The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima weekday mornings 6-10am and Sports Radio 92.3 The Fan and the Audacy App! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The boys take another trip with their favorite stoned, surfing, sociopath… Ethan Reckless! Get ready for Hollywood Seediness and hot takes. Make sure to order this excellent Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips and Jacob Phillips pulp bliss from your LCS! You can follow us on Twitter @0utsidethe @poetheir33 @chazsimons @Sin_Aesthetix
Fecha de Grabación: Domingo 4 de julio de 2021Algunas de las noticias y temas comentados:Hace unos meses apareció Zoop, una nueva plataforma de crowdsourcing que ofrece servicios especializados para autores de cómics.Respondemos preguntas de los auditores.¡...Y muchísimo más!Comentario de cómics:The Bequest, cómic escrito por Tim Seeley, con arte de Freddie Williams II, color de Jeremy Colwell y rótulos de Marshall Dillon. (Aftershock Comics)Loki, cómic escrito por Daniel Kibblesmith, con arte de Oscar Bazaldua y Andy Macdonald. (Marvel Comics). Friend of the Devil, novela gráfica escrita por Ed Brubaker, con arte de Sean Phillips y color de Jacob Phillips. Segunda entrega de Reckless. (Image Comics).Comentario de Cine:The Tomorrow War, película dirigida Chris McKay y protagonizada por Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, Edwin Hodge y Sam Richardson (Amazon Prime Video)Pueden escuchar el Podcast en este reproductor.Descarga Directa MP3 (Usar botón derecho del mouse y opción "guardar enlace como"). Peso: 122,5 MB; Calidad: 128 Kbps.El episodio tiene una duración de 02:13:02.Recuerden que ya está otra vez activa nuestra campaña en Patreon. Cada episodio del podcast se publica ahí al menos 24 horas antes que a través de los canales habituales, y cada mes grabamos un especial temático que es exclusivo de esta plataforma. Puedes sumarte a nuestros patreoncinadores™ con aportaciones desde 1 dólar al mes, y no existe un mínimo de tiempo para mantener su suscripción.También puedes encontrar nuestro podcast en los siguientes agregadores y servicios especializados:Comicverso en SpotifyComicverso en iVooxComicverso en Apple PodcastsComicverso en Google PodcastsComicverso en Amazon MusicComicverso en Archive.orgComicverso en I Heart RadioComicverso en Overcast.fmComicverso en Pocket CastsComicverso en RadioPublicComicverso en CastBox.fm¿Usas alguna app o servicio que no tiene a Comicverso? En la barra lateral está el feed del podcast, mismo que puedes agregar al servicio de tu preferencia.Nos interesa conocer opiniones y críticas para seguir mejorando. Si te gusta nuestro trabajo, por favor ayúdanos compartiendo el enlace a esta entrada, cuéntale a tus amigos sobre nuestro Podcast, y recomiéndalo a quien creas que pueda interesarle. Hasta pronto.Deja tus comentarios o escríbenos directamente a email@example.com
Evangelist Jacob PhillipsPLAY| 6.13.2021 |Welcome to the Summit Church Podcast. We pray that the following messages will enhance your walk with God, and lead you to experience God real for yourself. Thank you for tuning in, we pray that you will be blessed for it.
Image-O-Rama: Reckless: Friend of the Devil by Ed Brubaker and Sean and Jacob Phillips and Nocterra by Scott Snyder, Tony Daniel, and Tomeu Morey, TMNT: The Last Ronin #3 from IDW, Savage Dragon #259/North Force #0, Turtlenecks from AdHouse, Savage Avengers #21, The Worst Dudes #1 from Dark Horse, In Pictopia from Fantagraphics, Aster of Pan from Magnetic, plus a whole mess more!
- Au sommaire du journal musical de Steven Bellery, la nouvelle chanson de Joyce Jonathan, le 4e album du duo Lilly Wood and the Prick et le nouvel extrait du prochain album de Clara Luciani. - La bande dessinée RTL du mois de mai attribuée à l'album "Pulp" d'Ed Brubaker, Sean et Jacob Phillips. Nous le feuilletterons avec Monique Younès. - Les programmes télé de ce week-end avec Isabelle Morini Bosc.
On Episode 213 of Constructing Comics - Noah, Matt and special guest Chris Barcomb review Reckless from Image Comics (2021) Your Creative Team is Writing by Ed Brubaker Art by Sean Phillips Colors by Jacob Phillips !!!!This is your spoiler alert for Reckless from Image Comics(2021)!!!! Follow Chris online https://www.instagram.com/cbauthor/ https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChrisBarcombAuthor And Check out the Dino Thrashers Kickstarter page with art by Noah and Co-Publishing by Matt www.kickstarter.com/projects/dinoth…/dino-thrashers Please give us a rating/review, and share the podcast! Give us follow to keep up with the podcast, art and news - Twitter: twitter.com/ConstrutComPod Instagram: www.instagram.com/constructingcomicspod/Facebook Facebook: facebook.com/ConstructingComic/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCfzORGs8…iew_as=subscriber Check out Ageless Press on Facebook www.facebook.com/AgelessPress/ Thanks for Listening! Stay Safe! Be Nice! Make Comics!
On the season premiere of the 2021 Best Podcast Available Browns LB Jacob Phillips joins Jason Gibbs and Andrew Gribble to talk about his pre-draft process from a year ago, his advice to this year's draft class and his reflections on his rookie season!
On the season premiere of the 2021 Best Podcast Available Browns LB Jacob Phillips joins Jason Gibbs and Andrew Gribble to talk about his pre-draft process from a year ago, his advice to this year's draft class and his reflections on his rookie season!
Barren But Still Blessed. Bro Jacob Phillips preaching Wednesday Night at the First Jesus Name Church of Benndale. February 3, 2021. Pastor William Moore. For more information about our church or this message please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a wonderful and blessed day.
Your heroes return to stand up for the little guy with the latest hardcover graphic novel from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, Reckless.In this episode we dive into the new-noir/crime genre, what makes a Brubaker/Phillips comic so special, and even discuss what a film adaptation could look like. As always you'll find the History of the Book, Favorite Lines, and The Art Awards.Reckless is written by Ed Brubaker, art by Sean Phillips, colored by Jacob Phillips, and published by Image Comics.ComiClub is hosted by Blaine McGaffigan and Adam Cook.
Your heroes return to investigate the latest original graphic novel from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, Reckless. Tune in for the Bare Bones, Who Is This Comic For?, and Judging a Book By Its Cover.Reckless is written by Greg Rucka, art by Sean Phillips, colored by Jacob Phillips, and published by Image Comics.ComiClub is hosted by Blaine McGaffigan and Adam Cook.
The Browns are dealing with COVID-19 issues, but Wednesday brought no new positive tests and about as calming a press conference as you'll get, considering everything happening.Mary Kay Cabot, Ellis Williams and Dan Labbe discussed the news that did -- and didn't happen on Wednesday on Thursday's podcast. They discuss the return of B.J. Goodson and whether Jacob Phillips will find a role after a good day Sunday. Then they get into what makes Kevin Stefanski so right for what's happening this week.Want to get involved in Football Insider? Click here for more info and to sign up.Music credit:District Four by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Browns are dealing with COVID-19 issues, but Wednesday brought no new positive tests and about as calming a press conference as you'll get, considering everything happening. Mary Kay Cabot, Ellis Williams and Dan Labbe discussed the news that did -- and didn't happen on Wednesday on Thursday's podcast. They discuss the return of B.J. Goodson and whether Jacob Phillips will find a role after a good day Sunday. Then they get into what makes Kevin Stefanski so right for what's happening this week. Want to get involved in Football Insider? Click here for more info and to sign up. Music credit: District Four by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jeff Lloyd is joined by Sports Illustrated's Pete Smith to celebrate the Browns headed to the playoffs. On offense Nick Chubb set the tone early but weirdly wasn't featured. MJ Stewart and Jackson gave all they had along with Jacob Phillips. Playoffs is all that matters, this team has flaws but 11 wins is all that matters. #Browns #BakerMayfield #NickChubb #AustinHooper #OlivierVernon #JacobPhillips #MJStewart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jeff Lloyd is joined by Sports Illustrated's Pete Smith to celebrate the Browns headed to the playoffs. On offense Nick Chubb set the tone early but weirdly wasn't featured. MJ Stewart and Jackson gave all they had along with Jacob Phillips. Playoffs is all that matters, this team has flaws but 11 wins is all that matters. #Browns #BakerMayfield #NickChubb #AustinHooper #OlivierVernon #JacobPhillips #MJStewart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Browns lost linebacker B.J. Goodson to a positive COVID-19 test on Saturday, but the fallout went deeper than Goodson. They also lost Jacob Phillips and the top of their receiver depth chart in Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Donovan Peoples-Jones and KhaDarel Hodge.Mary Kay Cabot and Dan Labbe talked about how the Browns will deal without their receivers against the Jets on Sunday, why the game is still being played and more in this emergency podcast.Want to get involved in Football Insider? Click here for more info and to sign up.Music credit:District Four by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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On this week's Stack we've got reviews for: King in Black #1 Marvel Written by Donny Cates Art by Ryan Stegman Batman/Catwoman #1 DC Comics Written by Tom King Art by Clay Mann Lumberjanes: End of Summer #1 BOOM! Box Written by Shannon Waters & Kat Leyh Layouts by Brooklyn Allen Illustrated by Alexa Bosy & Kanesha C. Bryant The Union #1 Marvel Written by Paul Grist Pencils by Andrea Di Via w/Paul Grist Justice League: Endless Winter #1 DC Comics Written by Andy Lanning & Ron Marz Art by Howard Porter That Texas Blood #6 Image Comics By Chris Condon and Jacob Phillips Fantastic Four: Road Trip #1 Marvel Written by Christopher Cantwell Art by Filipe Andrade Unearth #8 Image Comics Story by Cullen Bunn and Kyle Strahm Art by Baldemar Rivas Batman #104 DC Comics Written by James Tynion IV Art by Ryan Benjamin & Danny Miki, Bengal & Guillem March Backtrack #9 Oni Press Written by Brian Joines Art by Jake Elphick M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #1 Marvel Written by Jordan Blum & Patton Oswalt Art by Scott Hepburn Buffy the Vampire Slayer #20 BOOM! Studios Written by Jordie Bellaire & Jeremy Lambert Illustrated by Ramon Bachs Far Sector #9 DC Comics Written by N.K. Jemisen Art by Jamal Campbell Dryad #7 Oni Press Written by Kurtis Wiebe Illustrated by Justin Barcelo Black Widow #4 Marvel Written by Kelly Thompson Art by Elena Casagrande and Jordie Bellaire Strange Adventures #7 DC Comics Written by Tom King Art by Mitch Gerards and Evan “Doc” Shaner Inkblot #4 Image Comics Created by Emma Kubert & Rusty Gladd Daredevil #25 Marvel Written by Chip Zdarsky Art by Marco Checchetto The Boys: Dear Becky #7 Dynamite Written by Garth Ennis Illustrated by Russ Braun SUBSCRIBE ON RSS, ITUNES, ANDROID, SPOTIFY, STITCHER OR THE APP OF YOUR CHOICE. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK. SUPPORT OUR SHOWS ON PATREON. This week's show is sponsored by the Just Been Revoked podcast. Full Episode Transcript: Alex: What is up, everybody? Welcome to The Stack. I'm Alex. Justin: I'm Justin. Pete: I'm Pete. Alex: And in The Stack we talk about a bunch of big comic books that have come out right here at the beginning of December. Very exciting times to be alive in. Everybody is very happy, excited, doing a great job. Justin: We're all doing a great job. Let's take a second and chill. Pete: I don't know. Let's not pat ourselves on the back. Alex: Pete, you're doing a great job. Pete: No, don't patronize me, all right? Fuck you. Alex: No. Man, you are. Justin: Don't patronize him. Alex: Do you know who else is doing a great job? The King in Black. He's really just really putting himself out there in the Marvel Universe, really inventing a bunch of stuff with his wet dragons, I like to call them. Justin: They are moist dragons. Pete: He's not doing anything moist during- Alex: King in Black#1 from Marvel written by Donny Cates, art by Ryan Stegman. This of course is the … I don't know if it's the final storyline, but it's certainly the peak of everything that they've been building up over the past couple of years, through Venom and other storylines. Pete: … Venom. Alex: As the King in Black, Knull, the god of the symbiotes invades earth. And man, it goes basically about as bad as things could go. And I don't know that I have read a kickoff to an event where the heroes lose so thoroughly as they do in this issue, which in my mind was very impressive. Justin: Yeah, I agree. The way they go hard here. The Donny Cates goes hard with this story. It's a ton of big emotional beats and then heroes just losing, every plan failing instantly. And setting up Knull as this like truly terrifying villain, despite the fact that he's fighting with wet dragons. Pete: Yeah, what an entrance the King made here. I think it was a great start with the nicest building and everything that's been going on. And then the twist where you think, “All right, he's after Venom,” and it's like, “No Venom's kid,” and it's like, “Oh, shit.” Justin: Oh, shit. Pete you're riding with the King, is what you're saying? You love the King and- Pete: Yeah, I'm riding with King. Alex: Yeah, I got to be honest. Even though I've really enjoyed what Donny and Ryan had been doing on this title, I was a little trepidatious about this event just because Knull to be the design of it, it was like, “Ah, he was very big teeth.” I don't like that. And the whole Venom thing I always feel reticent about in general just because Venom is not my favorite character, but I should have known better. Pete: Venom. Alex: Venom. Justin: … You like a drier character like Sandman. Alex: Yeah, like a nice dry character. Like a Sandman is more my style. Justin: Yes. Alex: But I should have known better, because they'd been, like you said, Justin, they've been doing emotionally based work on this title throughout the entire time. This is based on Eddie Brock's relationship with his son, that is the emotional crux of the issue, even though there's a good Tony Stark stuff in here, there's some good other character stuff in here. But it's great. I am also fascinated to see what happens over the course of five issues because this is, like we said, as bad as it can get, and it seems like there's four more issues where it's only going to get worse. Justin: Yeah. What Donny Cates does a great job at is really including a bunch of other aspects of the Marvel Universe, like you were saying, Alex, and they feel very real. It feels very current. We get some X-Men in here and it feels like they just stepped out- Pete: Oh yeah, that was fun. Justin: … of the current X-Men books. It's really good. And touching on continuity where all the characters know about what's going on in their universe, which I think is rare in comics to have a real deep understanding of continuity for something that is a standalone event like this. Pete: I'm glad you brought that up, Justin, because I was very excited when I saw the X-Men show up and still be kind of like heroes. They're not just island fucking. You know what I mean? They're not just trading swords and half-assing a bunch of games, they're actually still stepping up and being heroes. Justin: It would have been great if there was just a cutaway in this to a bunch of X-Men having sex on an island. I would have loved where they were like, “Wait, what did you say?” Pete: I would have lost it. Alex: It's weird that they saw that much black goo and do nothing. This is prime fucking material. Justin: “This is fucking material,” says Alex. A couple of follow-up questions I'm going to ask off-mike. Before we go too much further, I do think the fact that Pete and I are agreeing so hard on this book, there will be one book later on I predict where Pete and I will have a subtle disagreement. Pete: … Yeah, it will be very hard to tell. Justin: See if you can spot it. Pete: Yeah, it will be tough to tell. Alex: Let's wait and see. Next up, Batman/Catwoman #1 from DC Comics written by Tom King, art by Clay Mann. This is the continuation of Tom King's abbreviated run on Batman, now focusing or continuing to focus on the Batman/Catwoman relationship. It's a little hard to tell whether this is a direct continuation or they rejiggered it in any way to make a new title. But regardless, we're jumping around in time periods here. Spoilers, we're introducing the Phantasm from Mask of the Phantasm into the main Batman continuity. Pete: Yes. Alex: That's big stuff happens here. We talked about this a little on live show. I got to tell you, it took me a little while to hook into this because I could not remember the rhythm of the Batman book the way they did it. But there is a point, and this is a big spoiler, but the page, the reveal of the Joker about halfway, three quarters of the way through the issue was such a classic Clay Mann page. So terrifying that it immediately sucked me back in emotionally. And that was the point- Pete: You're talking about- Alex: … where I started to feel like, “Okay, I'm really on board with this book again.” Pete: … Yeah, but it wasn't just regular Joker, that was Miami Vice Joker. Did you see the way the wind was taking his shirt and he had the over the kind of shoulder holsters rocking? Come on, that was like- Alex: He could feel it coming in the air tonight, that's all I'm saying. Pete: … Yeah, and that's what I'm saying. People talking about three Jokers, there's a fourth one and that's Miami Vice Joker and he's the best one. Justin: See, I would consider him more Miami-Dade County Retirement Home Joker. Sure. Pete: Oh wow, shots fired. Alex: Trump voter Joker. Justin: Exactly, this dude votes Trump. Clay Mann's art in this issue is so, so good. All of Tom King's work I feel like is so writer-driven, but man, he works with such great artists, and this one, and this issue specifically I feel like is so, so good. And I love the pace and the way that he's telling the story is really rooted in the romance. Justin: There's so many big romantic splash panels in this, and it's great, and it's still setting up a bunch of mystery elements and great action. Just so much going on in a great way. And it's romance, it's sexy, it's horrifying. And then the Phantasm reveal, it's like … I feel like this book is just doing everything all at once in the best way. Pete: Yeah, I agree. I'm really just happy to have T King back on Batman. Justin: T King. Pete: I'm excited to see how this story unfolds. And I also was really impressed at how much was in this first issue. There was so much going on. But it was also cool the way kind of Nightwing gave us, instead of it being like flashbacks to see somebody's story, to see kind of Nightwing telling the story of the Ghost-Maker was really kind of a cool discovery. Alex: Ragnarok. Pete: Oh, my bad. Alex: That's Batman, this is Batman/Catwoman. Pete: Ah, my fault. Alex: It's okay. Pete: I'll wait for it. Justin: Good idea. Pete: We talked a lot about the art. Just that first title page, really setting up the different cadence, the different kind of art that really focuses the story, I think it's very interesting. And I'm very excited for Mask of the Phantasm, my favorite Batman movie of all times, so I'm very excited about this. Alex: Not Batman Forever? Pete: No. Alex: Hmm. All right. Let's move on and talk about Lumberjanes: End of Summer #1 for Boom! Box, written by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh, art layouts by Brooklyn Allen, illustrated by Alexa Bosy and Kanesha C. Bryant. I figured this was really worth talking about because of the last issue of Lumberjanes, a book that we've only sporadically reviewed, and I've always appreciated, but always personally had a little bit of a hard time hooking into. What did you think about this issue, and how do you think about it as a wrap-up to the Lumberjanes saga? Pete: I was really impressed with this issue. I thought they really did a great job of wrapping things up. But also we see so many different ways of characters struggling with the, “I don't want to kill. This person should die, but why is it on me?” I felt like this was kind of handled in an interesting way. And the art does a great job of really telling this story. The art is so good. There's a ton of action, but it's a little cartoony to give it that heart that the kind of story has. Pete: I just really impressed with the characterizations. And it's a lot of over the top fun, but also it's got a lot of deeper meaning stuff going on. And yeah, I mean, just, it goes back and forth between these absolutely hideous, evil looking things and these adorable characters, and they all fit into the same realm. Lumberjanes is a great read, it's really creative. I feel like there's something for everybody. This is a good book. Justin: Yeah, it's very fun. It dips into some wild sort of fantasy realms in a series of different ways. And I'm sort of in the Alexa's boat where I'm like, “Oh, right. Oh, yes. Okay.” And then the way it's sort of, to Pete's point, is sort of everything at once. Sometimes it's a little flashy, but it is also very fun and a great read. Alex: I agree. And I appreciate the fact that it exists, even if I don't quite get it all the time, because I know so many people who love this book so much. I believe it's also being adapted into an animated series by Noelle Stevenson who also did the She-Ra series that was phenomenal, so I'm very excited to see that. Even if I don't quite get the comic, I'm glad it exists, and I'm excited that it wrapped up on its own terms. Alex: Next up, The Union #1 from Marvel, written by Paul Grist, pencils by Andrea Di Vito with Paul Grist. This is a bunch of British superheroes getting together and then ultimately crashing straight into the King in Black event. This reminded me a lot or felt a lot to me like a Garth Ennis book that was not written by Garth Ennis. And I made that complimentarily. What did you guys think about this one? Justin: Yeah, this reminded me of, and I feel like maybe I made this comparison already recently, of the Ultraverse book, The Exiles. Do you remember that back in the day, where a team of superheroes gets just straight up murdered in the first issue and then reforms in a sort of different way? And this has that same vibe of like a doomed team. And the fact that it's crashing into a big event makes me wonder what this book actually means. It's a fun book that's a good story. I like the characters. Union Jack is very cool. And there's a little bit of a mystery here. I was surprised by how much I liked this in relation to what kind of book it is. Pete: Yeah, I agree with Justin, this is a fun book. Some great action, some cool stuff is happening and it ties in. Not like a must read for everything that's going on, but very cool kind of dealing with stuff kind of from the fallout of the X of Swords or 10 of Swords. Alex: Wait, what? How is this a fallout of 10 of Swords? Pete: Because of the Britain, the choosing of the kind of who's going to be the next kind of- Alex: It's a different character. It's a different character, Pete. Pete: … Cool. Justin: You're killing his vibes. Pete: I'm killing it today. Alex: You're doing a great job. Yeah, it is interesting that it ties in, particularly given we had Dennis Hallum on the live show last week, I think at this point. And he was talking about how Spider-Woman was stuck in the Spider-Verse event, and I couldn't help but think about this the entire time where I was like, “You're launching a book, but it ties into King of Black, kind of, but not really.” Alex: But it was cheeky enough and sort of skewering of superheroes enough that I'm intrigued to check out a second issue of this. Next one, Justice League: Endless Winter #1 from DC Comics written by Andy Lanning and Ron Marz, art by Howard Porter. Alex: A bunch of seasoned vets getting together for a Justice League event, where as you could probably tell from the title they fight a frost giant and the entire world is plunged into non-stop winter. I liked this kickoff a lot more than I thought I would, and I think that is all to the fact that Andy Lanning, Ron Marz and Howard Porter all know what they're doing around a superhero event. Justin: Yeah, I agree completely. There's a bunch of stuff in here where they're like, “How do you really manage your work-life balance?” Alex: Yeah, that was weird where the flashing Green Lantern and like, “Work-life balance is a hard thing, right?” In the middle of this event, we got time to talk about it. Justin: But I appreciated it. It felt like a Marvel book featuring DC heroes in a good way. And I got to the end and I was like, “Oh, this is an event. Right. Where is this going to go?” Because to me it felt a little bit like a one-shot, like a classic DC one-shot for the holiday season. And I do think that DC goes to the whole the earth is freezing a lot, where the sun gets extinguished, was a few years ago, so I was like, “Oh yeah.” But it was a good read for this again. Alex: I mean, I don't want to jump on your spot and everything, but the whole sun gets extinguish thing was several decades ago. Justin: That was a long time ago, but I feel like there was another thing after that. There was like- Pete: Stop not flexing on us. Jesus Christ. Alex: Yeah, that's true. Let's … Oh, go ahead, Pete. Pete: I was just going to say I really loved the last page. I think this does a good job of really getting you excited for more. And yeah, the kind of reveals of who else is in this is very exciting. Alex: Also fun stuff with like Secret Six types super villains that could feel disposable in terms of like they could have brought in the Royal Flush Gang and just have them do their thing where they get beat up in the Justice League, but more fun that. I had a good time reading this comic book, much more fun than I thought I would have. What happens when a robotic overlord imprisons a rant god and a humble narcissist? Alex: You get this week's sponsor of the Comic Book Club, The Just Been Revoked Podcast. Join Chris G, Tom Legaci and Mr. Rhace as they discuss the origins, the ends and everything in between of all things film. Episodes are released weekly on Apple, Spotify and all other major podcast platforms. Looking for a film podcast that has fun and doesn't take things too seriously, then check them out at justbeenrevoked.com. Alex: Next up, That Texas Blood, excuse me, #6 from Image Comics, by Chris Condon and Jacob Phillips. This is the end of the first arc. It is as bloody and as sad as you might expect. I really liked how this tied up. How did you guys feel? Pete: I've really been loving this book, but they've been giving us like little bits. It was crazy to get so much in this issue. I almost felt like, “Whoa, this is too much information,” because it's been so little, but now we really kind of get the who done it kind of stuff behind it. So it was a little bit of a shell shock for that. But you can't say enough about the art and writing, this continues to be a really great series. I'm excited to see where it goes. Justin: … Yeah, I agree. This is good. It feels very … I mean, there's a bunch of sort of mentions of this in the back matter. It feels very of the place of Texas where the story takes place. It's right in the title. And it's just a series of sort of tragic mistakes by so many different people. A lot of the characters feel very real, there's some nice emotional moments here. It's a great first start. Alex: Very good stuff. Either pick up the individual issues or pick up the collection when it comes out. And it should be back next year. I'm very excited and intrigued to see how they continue it, particularly given Chris Condon told us this was initially a movie script that now he is doing into, not an ongoing, but at least continuing it for a little while, so that will be curious to see. Next up, let's talk about my favorite book of the week, Pete. Fantastic Four: Road Trip #1- Pete: Come on. Justin: Yes. Pete: You are not serious. Alex: … from Marvel. I'm 100% serious. Pete: This was- Alex: Written by Christopher Cantwell, art by Filipe Andrade. This is a one-shot that shows the immortal Hulkazation, I think, of … Hulkamania if you will- Justin: Yeah, [crosstalk 00:18:01] Alex: … of the Marvel Universe, as we get a absolutely horrific story involving the Fantastic Four taking a road trip to the Grand Canyon of the [crosstalk 00:18:09] title gone horribly wrong. They literally start falling apart. Love the metaphor here, love the art. I screamed out loud several times reading this book, it was so horrific, but great. Just fun to read, horror story involving with Fantastic Four like nothing that I had read before. So exciting. Justin: This was also one of my favorite books of the week. Agree with everything you're saying, like we get to see all of the tropes of the Fantastic Four used against them in the best way, especially Read. The art was fantastic. It's truly I was worried for the gang here. The cover I- Alex: This is- Justin: … was like, “Oh, that's a fun sort of horror cover.” And then you read the book and it's like, “Holy shit, this is way more horrifying than you ever saw it before.” It was great. Pete: … This is everything I hate about the Fantastic Four all in one issue. The things that happen to our characters are just awful to watch. Justin: No, they really come together as a family to save the day. Pete: They literally like glue together, and it's creepy. I don't want to see two kids melting into each other, that's so creepy on so many levels. Alex: … My kids do that all the time. You don't have kids, you don't understand. Pete: Nobody asked you about your goddamn kids, all right? Alex: They do that, and I respect them and their choices. Pete: Wow. That's good for you. Justin: All right, unmelt, it's time for bed. You sleep in separate beds. Pete: Now, and then it's just Reed Richards is being a fucking awful father, an awful husband, the shit is just ridiculous. At one point even as soon as like, “Yeah, you're a horrible person. I'm going to go do the good things in life while you sit there by yourself just ignoring your family and making something worse.” Just, ah, this issue drove me nuts because the art amplified how much I don't like this family in the way they're kind of put together in all the wrong ways. And it was just not only a stressful read, but horrifying. Don't pick up this book. Don't encourage this shit. Justin: You hate how this family is put together? Pete: I hate the fact that you have- Justin: They're the first family of the Marvel Universe. Pete: … you have someone who's very smart, but then treats his family like shit. And then you've got a beautiful person in Sue Storm, who's ignored mostly by her husband and post aside. And then you've got- Alex: Okay. I see where this is coming from. You think you could be a better husband to Sue Storm than Reed Richards. Pete: No, I'm not trying to- Alex: And you want to marry Sue Storm. Justin: Exactly. Pete: … No, that's not … Don't try to shrink me you fucking piece of shit. Justin: Don't shrink me. Let me say this, Pete, let me put it in this perspective. Don't you think that to your cat you're the Reed Richards who's too busy recording his podcasts to spend time with the cat, and maybe the cat needs a little bit more attention? How does it feel to be the Reed Richards of your cat? Alex: It is kind of interesting not to backup Justin's point, but your goopy arm is in a bucket right now, Pete. What do you have to say about that? Pete: I think you guys are assholes and I can't believe I've done a show with you for this many years. That's what I have to say there. Justin: We're the first family of the Comic Book Club Universe. Alex: I'm the Valeria. Justin: Oh, interesting choice. Pete: Wow. Alex: Great book, definitely pick it up. Next up, Unearth #8 from Image Comics, story by Cullen and Kyle Strahm, art by Baldemar Rivas. I think we talked about the first issue of this which was like, “Ooh, going into cave and other monsters of the cave,” it's evolved since then. Justin: Yes. There's a lot of different things happening in this book, really like the art. It's just like a series of vignettes from a horror TV show or like an outer limits type TV show. Alex: Yeah, it feels very like Clive Barker Books of Blood to me. Justin: Yeah. But it's good, I'm into it. Pete: Yeah, it's scary. The arts, the real hero, very cool issue, kind of sets things up. I thought it was solid. Alex: All right. Let's move on to a book with the thing that happened that Pete mentioned earlier, Batman 104 from DC Comics written by James Tynion IV, art by Ryan Benjamin and Danny Miki, Bengal and Guillem March. This is the book where Nightwing fills in Bad Girl about everything that's been going on with Ghost-Maker. Pete, what did you think about this one? Pete: Yes, thank you. Sorry about earlier, but I thought it was- Alex: No, it's all good. It's funny we talked about in the live show, how do you keep all the books straight, sometimes it's hard. Justin: Sometimes we don't. Pete: … Sometimes we don't. Yeah. Sometimes you think you're talking about one book, but you're actually talking about another. But yeah, like I had mentioned, I thought it was really cool the way we kind of got Ghost-Makers backstory from the perspective of Nightwing. Also really cool, kind of scary moment where Batman wakes up in Arkham. Pete: And I love the kind of like moment where they're like, “The plants told us …” I loved that. I love the Bad Girl's joke. Yeah, and I also liked this kind of trap. Our heroes get stuck in the trap and you're like, “Ergh,” but this is very interesting to see how this is going to work between Clownhunter and Harley Quinn, and how this is all going to kind of go down. But yeah, great issue of Batman, amazing art. This whole kind of Ghost-Maker thing is very interesting. Justin: I have a question for you, Pete. There are so many different artists in this issue, does that bother you? That often bothers you when a single issue has multiple artists. Pete: Yeah, but when they're woven into the story in a way where it's like if you're kind of showing something that's back in time or whatever, I think it can work if it's done well and it doesn't feel too jarring. Justin: I agree with you. And it's done really well here, because I do think it works. And when I read the number of artists on the page, on the title page, I was like, “Huh.” And then it really flowed nicely, which is weird because these artists are pretty distinct when stylistically. But I thought it really worked. And I agree, this book is fun. Pete: Yeah. Alex: Good stuff. Next up, Backtrack #9 from Oni Press, written by Brian Joines, art by Jake Elphick. We're getting towards the end here, I believe this is the penal explanation of the book. If you haven't been picking it up, it is a car race through time here. We're leaving pirate times and finally getting some answers about what's been going on in the back. Definitely a exposition issue, but I think it was well done and tied into the characters. I continue to enjoy this book. This is going very well in my mind. How did you guys feel? Pete: Yeah, I really am impressed because a lot of times, sometimes I feel like when characters are standing around talking about their feelings and past and stuff, it can get a little not enjoyable, but this has done really well. And I really liked where we have a character kind of talk about the stuff that she's going through and she's like, “You know what? I'm going to stay here. I'm going to live the life that I want to lead.” And I thought that was really cool, and I thought this issue ended really well. I'm very excited to see how this all wraps up. So far this has been a really fun book. Justin: Yeah. I mean, every issue of this, I feel like this feels like a movie, it feels like sort of a sci-fi Fast & the Furious just ready to be made and- Pete: Too fast. Justin: … Too fast. Pete: [inaudible 00:25:59] Justin: Oh, interesting. Jump right to the sequel. That's the move, it's to make the sequel first. Pete: First. Yeah, exactly. Justin: But yeah, this feels ready-made for that. Alex: I 100% agree. Let's move on to something that is going to be a TV show, kind of. M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #1 for Marvel, written by Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt. Pete: Head Games. Alex: Art by Scott Hepburn. This is very clearly setting up the new M.O.D.O.K. show that's going to be coming to Hulu with Patton Oswalt doing the voice of M.O.D.O.K. I don't know how much it ties into that necessarily, but this is a fun lack with MODOK. He's having some weird memories that are popping up in him, and he is fighting with the rest of A.I.M. As the same time as I say it's a fun lack, much more serious than I expected personally. Justin: Yeah, I liked that M.O.D.O.K. is really given some emotional underpinnings in this, and he's … The sort of premises that he's struggling with some memories, because he has a bunch of different memories from all the different lives that he's had because he's a genetically engineered being. And there's this one where he seemed to be a happy family man, and I'm curious where that's going to go. I really liked that sort of heartfelt background to this, and it feels like M.O.D.O.K., you have sympathy for him and he's trying to just his shit figure out. Pete: Yeah. I mean, first off the title made me think there was going to be maybe some Locke & Key tie in, but that didn't happen so I was a little disappointed. But I thought this was fun. I really liked the kind of M.O.D.O.K. falling into an armory where he gets to kind of play with all the cool, that was really fun. But because we see Patton Oswalt's name on it, I wanted it to be funnier, I wanted it to be heavier on the jokes. It was a good story, so maybe I kind of put that on that too much. But yeah, I thought it was good. Alex: I bet Patton Oswalt listens to this podcast and says, “I wish Pete was funnier and more on jokes.” Pete: He could say that and that would be fair. That man is a professional comedian. Justin: But you would say, “I'm a journalist and I don't … I'm not some sort of clown.” Pete: No, I would never, never say that. Justin: Huh. Alex: You write an editorial every week for the New York Times, Pete. What are you talking about? Pete: It still doesn't count. Alex: All right, fair enough. Justin: Yeah, when people write a letter to the editor of the New York Times, Pete's the one that reads it. Alex: Buffy the vampire Slayer from Boom! Studios, written by Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert, illustrated by Ramon Bachs. I just realized I didn't mention the number of the issue here. Pete: 20. Justin: 20. Alex: 20. Thank you very much. There you go. But in this issue, the Scooby Gang is dealing with multiple new slayers, Xander who is a vampire and lots of other things going on. We've checked in on this book now and again. Justin, I know you've been a little back and forth on it. So what do you think about this one and where we are at now? Justin: I do think I'm sort of on the downside of it a little bit. I like when they get away from the sort of continuity a little bit in a deliberate way, and this feels a little like all over the place to me. But again, I'm not a crazy Buffy head that is like, “I got to know what happens,” I just want to read a fun story and this feels like it's a little lost in the middle. Pete: Yeah, I agree. I'm not sure if it's in between seasons or trying to touch on something and be its own thing. I kind of was hoping we'd be past this little bit, but I feel like it's interfering with the storytelling and I just kind of want to get this thing off and running. It feels like a lot of standing around talking and then people kiss, and I'm like, “Who are these people? What is happening?” Yeah. Alex: It sounds like I liked it a little bit more than you guys. Particularly I think what they're doing with Xander is interesting, turning him into a vampire. The emotional step between him and Willow is really nice. Also the twist at the end is cool, there's a new villain that I don't think we've seen before. That's pretty interesting, given a motivation that is very different than we've seen on the TV show, which is good. Alex: The one downside to your point is there are a lot of slayers going on at this point, which potentially needs to downsize. But maybe they're being set up as cannon fodder, so I guess we'll have to wait and see. Next up, Far Sector #9 from DC Comics, written by N.K. Jemisin and art by Jamal Campbell, AKA the best Green Lantern title going on. Pete: Hell, yeah. Alex: We have kind of wrapped up the first mystery of the book or at least part of it and are moving on to a new mystery evolving the digital world that our Green Lantern is finding out more about. Pete, what's going on? Pete: Well, I just wanted to say I love this book, but one of the negative things I have to say about this is I was really grossed out by this digital food. If this is what's going to happen in the future where people are eating food digitally and not real food, I'm not going to fucking do it. All right? I'm not going to be a part of your fucking evil future with your fucking robots running shit. Go fuck yourself. That was really upsetting to watch that happen. Other than that though- Justin: Oh, sorry, Pete. We're actually we're downloading lunch today. If you're not going to have any, then I guess you just won't get to eat anything. Pete: … Yeah, because you're- Alex: Yeah, I downloaded you a cobb. Pete: … Yeah, well, you can fuck your cobb salad. Alex: All right. Justin: Actually don't worry too hard about it, Pete, because I feel like subway meatball sandwiches will be one of the last downloaded foods. Alex: I will say I loved the joke that they've created downloadable food that feels like food and stimulates your taste and so it tastes like food. Pete: Awful. Alex: But it tastes terrible because it's made by robots that don't know what things taste like. So fun. Pete: No, it's not fun. This is where we're headed and it's awful. Justin: Well, we're a couple of beats away from that, I think, as a culture, as a people. But I think that example is so indicative of just how imaginative the series is, and how there's so many great details, and the world itself is so fully understood by the writer and the artist that it makes for just such a great read. Especially, this issue goes off on a totally new place that we don't- Pete: Yeah, it's a new read, it's very exciting, a crazy last page. I can't say enough about the art, it's the real hero of this. And the story just keeps getting better. It doesn't kind of set in a pattern and stay there, it keeps exploring it, it's as creative as it looks. I'm just constantly impressed by this. It was great. Justin: … It reminds me a little bit of the comic book Die, the Kieron Gillen book in a good way. So if you're a fan of that book and aren't reading this, which seems crazy, you should come check it out. Pete: Yeah, read more comics. Alex: Let's move on to another fantasy sci-fi book, Dryad #7 from Oni Press, written by Kurtis Wiebe, illustrated by Justin Barcelo. This is dealing with the massive twist from the last issue, turn away if you don't want to know, that the kids that we've been following the entire time are in fact adopted, is to put it lightly. Basically they were discovered in tubes by their parents and then speared away from there. They're dealing with that ramification. The parents are dealing with the fallout as well. In particular what I loved about this issue is the kids finally embracing and moving on with their lives and finding a fun time in the cyberpunk city. I thought- Justin: Finding other teens. Alex: … And finding other teens. Just a fun montage sequence that I enjoyed quite a bit. Pete: Yeah. I mean, it's tough to find out you're a tube kid, that's got to be tough. I felt like they handled it well. But yeah, this continues to be like every time you get an issue of this book, you have no idea where it's going to go, what it's going to do, it's very creative. The storytelling is very interesting and fresh. Yeah, this continues to surprise in a good way. Justin: Yeah, I liked this book a lot too. It's a common, it's almost a cliche at this point that, oh, science and magic, they're the same thing, man, just different energies man. And- Pete: Yeah, everybody knows that, man. Justin: … I feel like it's all tubes, man. Everything is a tube. Your body is a tube. Pete: Sweeping tubes earlier, man? Justin: A sub is just a tube. A beer can is a tube with beer in it that you open on one end and drink out of the inner tube of the outer tube. Pete: What? Justin: So anyway, what was I talking about? No. Pete: Dryad #7. Justin: Yes. No, this book really walks the walk of science and magic being the same thing in a way that other books sort of tell, but don't show. And this book really feels like one of the first books I've read where science and magic are the same thing, and these characters are trying to use them and control those two, those singular forms of energy and failing a lot. Alex: Yeah. Great stuff, definitely pick up this book. Next up, Black Widow #4 from Marvel, written by Kelly Thompson, art by Elena Casagrande and Jordie Bellaire. This title has been phenomenal from the get-go. Justin: So good. Alex: … As Black Widow had her memory wiped, we finally find out exactly what happened in the past in this issue. She's been captured by Arcade working for shadowy cabal of Black Widow's enemies, given a husband, given a baby. And this issue she's finally trying to take it all back. As usual, Kelly Thompson's book equal mounts of characterization and absolute heartbreak by the end. This has been a Banner run on Black Widow and I cannot get enough. Justin: It's a Bruce Banner run and I- Alex: Yes. Pete: Come on. Justin: … I agree, this is my other favorite book of the week. So good. The art's fantastic. The covers by Adam Hughes, both the cover of this issue and the next issue cover, I was blown away by. And yeah, the story is just excellent. It's- Pete: I mean, this is just- Justin: … You really feel for the characters. Pete: … It's just Marvel being smart, like, “Okay, we got Black Widow movie coming out, let's put some great talent on the Black Widow book and get people excited.” It's just a phenomenal story. The art's unbelievable, storytelling is fantastic. It's really great. Alex: Such a good book. Next up, Strange Adventures #7 from DC Comics, written by Tom King, art by Mitch Gerads and Evan ‘Doc' Shaner. In this issue, we're dealing with a little bit of the fallout that it turns out that Adam Strange's wife might not actually be the bad guy of the story as we have suspected for most of this time. It turns out it might actually be Adam Strange himself. Alex: And in this issue, we get the usual dual timelines for the book. We see Adam Strange being tortured by an agent of the Pykkts. And in the present he reveals that he's made some mistakes, but maybe doesn't reveal all his mistakes. Man, again, such a great issue, gorgeous art throughout, but it really changes a lot what I personally thought about what was going on in this series. And like a lot of Tom King's stuff, it makes me feel like, “Okay, I've got to have to read this and then go back and read the entire thing again to really get what has been going on.” Pete: You got- Justin: Yeah, this is my other favorite book, I think. I feel like this issue really sort of pops the cork on the series, I think. In a way, Tom King is often … You don't quite know what sort of emotional or psychological area he's exploring for a bit, it's like, “Oh, this person is dealing with some sort of trauma.” This gets compared to Mister Miracle a lot, where Mister Miracle was sort of depressed, but his adventures gave him the next emotional truth that he needed. Justin: And it feels like this is almost the opposite where Adam Strange has been so hardened by his adventures that he may have become a villain. And I think it's about trauma, it's about what it's like to actually be in war. This feels like it takes some of the themes from Heroes in Crisis and maybe uses them in an easier to deploy way, a more clean way as opposed to that book which a lot of people criticized for being a little obvious, I guess. Pete: … Yeah. I mean, a lot of crazy things happen in this issue. You want to talk about the tubes, this gets real trippy in this issue. And- Alex: I would love to talk about tubes. Yeah, let's do it. Pete: … Well, make sure they're milky. If you're going to do it, make it a milky tube. But yeah, the Batman, I don't care, the tyranny line was unbelievable. Justin: Are you talking about an ice cream cone? The milky tube? Pete: No, I'm not talking about an ice cream cone. Justin: Rocket pop. Pete: No. And I'm not talking about Choco Taco either, just to cut you off there. Justin: But yeah- Pete: Are you talking about Choco Taco … Oh, yeah. Got you. Justin: … But yeah, there's a lot of snapping necks in this issue, which I appreciated, a lot of action that we finally kind of get some information that really turns the story on its head, if you will. That's a snap a neck joke. This continues to be weird in all the right ways and keeps you wanting more, that freaking T. King, I tell you. Alex: T. King. “Spill your tea, King,” that's what I always say. Next up, Inkblot #4 from Image Comics, created by Emma Kubert and Rusty Gladd. I got to say, I've been warming to this book after not initially liking it that much. Love the art. Thought that the character design of the cat was great. But understanding that each issue is kind of its own adventure involving the cat has made me appreciate the book more. And in this one, a bunch of dudes are fighting as fags, I guess. But it's fun. It has a nice, weird light tone throughout. And I know it took me four issues to come around, but I'm enjoying quite a bit more. Pete: Wow, that's funny because it's like the reveal on this was kind of almost a letdown for me because it was like, we kind of got a little bit more of what the cat stealer is in this issue. And I liked it kind of being its own thing, so I was almost a little disappointed when it made a little sense, so that's funny that it got better for you. But yeah, the art is unbelievable. The cat is just super cute and fun to watch go on adventures. Justin: Pete, do you think, and I'm theorizing about your cat a lot, but do you think that this is what … When you're ignoring your cat and being like a bad cat husband- Pete: First off, how dare you? I am a fantastic cat husband. Justin: … No, you're being the Reed Richards. Your cat looks over at you and is like, “Oh, there he goes again with his podcasting experiments, trying to solve the podcasting mysteries.” Alex: His goopy arm is in a bucket, as usual. Justin: His arm in a bucket. And then your cat travels through time and encounters different adventures of their own. Pete: It would be quite amazing. I mean, it would explain why my cat is so tired all the time. Justin: There you go. I like this book as well. Alex: Great. Moving on to Daredevil #25 from Marvel, written by Chip Zdarsky and art by Marco Checchetto. Daredevil is in prison and Elektra is not happy about it. We're kicking off the next arc here as Elektra has a plan of her own of course as to what she needs Daredevil for. Big stuff goes down here. Pete, I know you were a little mixed about the last issue, how did you feel about this one? Pete: I like this. I really like getting the kind of Elektra Natchios side of things and like … Sometimes when she's written, it feels like it's not a real person, but I kind of liked this perspective in her trying to be Daredevil for Daredevil. I thought that a was very cool take. I mean, of course the art's unbelievable, but I'm really getting into Daredevil more, and I'm hoping Chip does Foggy right. Justin: Foggy seems to be losing his spot, and I think the sun is finally coming up and drying up the fog, which I'm fine with. Pete: No. Justin: Marco Checchetto's art is excellent. You got that wild Elektra hair. This lady's hair is going every which way. Pete: Yeah. Justin: She's got zero-G hair. It's a lot of flyaways, which she needs some Pantene Pro V. This podcast, as always, is brought to you by Pantene Pro V. Alex: By Pantene Pro V. Pete: Wow, dude. Alex: You got flyaways, Pantene Pro V. Justin: What I give Chip Zdarsky credit for with the writing of this book is moving past the parts we've sort of done a bunch before. Like Daredevil putting himself in jail and going into court and all that, we've seen that a lot in the past couple 15 years say. So he sort of moves past it and Daredevil is in jail, leaving Elektra on the streets to become sort of a new Daredevil, and setting up this new sort of hand mystery, getting back with Stick. There's a [crosstalk 00:43:47] Pete: Yeah, the Stick comeback. Justin: This is a lot of fun. Great pivots, and a book I've really been enjoying lately. Alex: Last but not least let's talk about The Boys: Dear Becky #7 from Dynamite, written by Garth Ennis, illustrated by Russ Braun. This is the last issue of this new The Boys series focusing on Wee Hughie as he finds out an unknown tale of Butcher's past, specifically the death of Becky, his wife, as you could probably figure it out, and how he dealt with that and how he became the Butcher that we know when The Boy starts. What did you think about this wrap up here? Pete: It's an interesting take on Thanksgiving. Justin: Yeah. Pete: Really kind of like I know I'm not the only one who's kind of felt that way of like you just wish you could take an axe to a table full of people you don't like. But I think The Boys does a great job of giving you a little bit of heart and then fucking around and being insane. And Garth Ennis is twisted in all the right ways, and this is kind of a crazy fun read. Justin: That's a life motto I think we all stick by, a little bit of heart and fucking around. All right, Pete? It was very chatty. I was surprised by how much of this book was about exploring the backstory of Butcher in a way that didn't feel … Maybe watching the TV show has sort of tried this territory already that we're covering here. Not necessarily in the content, but in the performances and the way they sort of play these roles, that I wasn't surprised by but I love the information in it. I wanted a little bit more out of just the storytelling in general, I wanted more to happen. Alex: Yeah, I could see that. I think as usual with Garth Edison stuff, he writes great dialogue, he does good characters. I don't think this takes away from The Boys in any way. It's not one of those sequels, prequels, whatever that feels like, “Ah, why did you go back to the [inaudible 00:45:53]?” It's something that if I read through The Boys I would be happy to read this volume as well. Alex: And in fact, it might read better as a complete story verses in the individual issues. And Russ Braun's art is very good, it fits in well with Derek Robinson's art. So that was nice to see. All in all I think this was a solid series. To your point, not 100% necessary with The Boys, but it doesn't take away from it either. Justin: Indeed. Pete: Agreed. Alex: All right. We're all- Justin: Agreed. Indeed. Agreed, agreed, indeed. Alex: … Agreed. Indeed. Agreed, agreed, indeed. And if you want to hear more of this song that we're singing- Pete: No. Alex: … patreon.com/comicbookclub- Pete: Don't. 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On this week's comic book review podcast: Crossover #1 Image Comics Story by Donny Cates Art by Geoff Shaw Sweet Tooth: The Return #1 DC Comics Creator, writer, artist Jeff Lemire Wolverine: Black, White & Blood #1 Marvel Comics Written by Gerry Duggan, Matthew Rosenberg and Declan Shalvey Art by Adam Kubert, Joshua Cassara and Declan Shalvey Origins #1 BOOM! Studios Created by Arash Amel, Lee Krieger and Joseph Oxford Script by Clay McLeod Chapman Art by Jakub Rebelka Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons #1 Dark Horse Comics/IDW Written by Jody Houser & Jim Zub Line art by Diego Galindo Backtrack #8 Oni Press Written by Brian Jones Art by Jake Elphick U.S.Agent #1 Marvel Comics Written by Priest Art by Georges Jeanty That Texas Blood #5 Image Comics By Chris Condon and Jacob Phillips Mighty Morphin' #1 BOOM! 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FOLLOW US ON TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK. SUPPORT OUR SHOWS ON PATREON. Full Episode Transcript: Alex: What's up, everybody? Welcome to The Stack. I'm Alex. Justin: I'm Justin. Pete: I'm Pete. Alex: And on The Stack, we talk about a bunch of comic books that have come out this week. Pete: We sure do. Justin: Yeah. Alex: This is the main thing people are concerned about right now is new comics. That's what we're all talking about on this Wednesday morning. So let's get into it. Let's talk about new comics. Let's just chill out and have a good time and not stress about absolutely anything else going on in the world. Kick it off with Crossover #1 from Image Comics, story by Donny Cates, art by Jeff Shaw. This is a highly anticipated comic. And I got to say, I feel like it was worth the wait. If you didn't pick it up, mild spoilers here. But the idea of the book is it takes place in a world where a comic book crossover suddenly pops up in the real world, in Colorado, essentially changing the entire world. And a bunch of things reverberate off of there years later, as we meet various characters who have been affected by this comic book crossover. What did guys think about this book? Pete: Well, from the cover, I really wanted to get blasted in the face with a rainbow. And I'm glad that they took the time to make sure that happened in the comic, so- Justin: So you felt like you got blasted in the face? Pete: Yeah, yeah. I felt like they did a good job of getting that across. Justin: I like this book a lot as well. It's one of those like, bang bang premise books where it's just like, this is it. And then it's like you slowly then start to meet the characters. And I do think in this book specifically, you don't really get too much of a sense of the characters by the end of the first issue. But the premise is such a sort of satisfying idea that I think it sells it on that alone. Pete: Can I just be the guy who says the thing we're all thinking? That little girl in the comic, shitty artist, she's probably not going to be able to get any work. Justin: Wow. Because she's got dots. Alex: No, no she draws- Pete: No, because of her artist skills. Alex: Yeah, she draws a not so great drawing by the end of the book. Justin: I see, I see, I got you. Oh at the end, yes. Alex: What I really appreciate about this, like you're saying Justin is, there's so many things that are nicely set up in this book beyond the central concept of the book. It's such, as usual, smart writings from Donny Cates. It also really stretches Jeff Shaw, in terms of multiple comic book styles. The promise here is that Donnie and Jeff have gotten characters that we know. This isn't just them, creating a world whole cloth. This is also them bringing in characters from Image from other comic book companies, that this is legitimately a actual comic book crossover. And we haven't quite gotten there yet. Because most of it, we're spending outside of Colorado and the ground zero zone where it all goes down. Alex: But the promise is, we're going to get there soon. And I would be shocked if we don't get things like Rick Grimes walking in front of a comic book store, Savage Dragon popping through. At least all of these Image Comics characters, and potentially some DC and Marvel characters through as well. As long as it stays grounded in those characters, the main characters of the book, I think it's going to be a wild ride to take. Justin: Yeah, and the revelation at the end of the first issue was like, “Oh, shit, can they do this?” And I think that's a great feeling to have at the end of an issue. Like, can they pull this off? And feeling like, “Well, this issue is good.” So yeah, they probably can. Alex: Yeah. Pete: It'll be interesting. I think it does a good job of being like, “Here is something that… We all know what a crossover means. Like, here's the title that's going to grab you and then kind of try to put a twist on it.” And it is that will they be able to pull this off? And that's very exciting for a first issue. Alex: Let's talk about another book that probably shouldn't work. But I think of course totally does. Sweet Tooth: The Return #1 from DC Comics creator, writer and artist, Jeff Lemire. As you can figure out from the title, this is Jeff Lemire, returning to a almost perfect comic book series, Sweet Tooth years later, that was about a young animal boy that pairs up with an old man journeys through a post apocalyptic world try to find Safe harbor. They eventually kind of found it. And this picks up as happens in the first panel of the first issue, 300 years later, except things are happening again. As they say in old Twin Peaks, it is happening again. And that's definitely a lot of the vibe that I think we get here. Man, I loved this book and the audacity of it and the fact that I have no idea where it's going to go. Particularly by the end, how'd you guys feel? Justin: I agree with you like the idea of setting the premise like, oh, the story is starting over and we're hitting very similar beats, but in a totally different world, means they're going to just like totally throw that out of whack. Like very quickly, I think. And I love Sweet Tooth. It's such a distinct book, and to be able to see it back on the shelves in a limited series though. Right. So that's a totally different thing. Alex: Yes. Pete What do you think about this one? You're a big Sweet Tooth fan. Pete: Yeah, this was- Justin: You got a real sweet tooth. Pete: Yeah, it just… Don't get me started, I eat so much fucking candy. Alex: Hey Pete you got the sweetest teeth I've ever seen. Justin: Hey it's Sweet Pete. Who's here? It's Sweetie Petey. Looking for his little sugar lick. Alex: Sweet Pete you want one of your meat treats? Pete: When you guys are done. Alex: Never. Justin: Never done. Pete: So Black Label's putting this, which is interesting. It means they can kind of get a little crazier. So it'll be interesting to see how much they push on that side. But I thought like the art was great. It really felt like Sweet Tooth. I thought it was very kind of weird world that he kind of woke up in. This inside, but kind of outside world. So I think they did a good job being like, “Hey, remember everything you love still here? New-ish kind of scenario. Come along for this ride.” And I think yeah, it does a great job of getting you excited for another story, with this team with this kind of gang that we know and love. So I think they did a great job of kind of returning to the well on this. Alex: Yeah, I agree. Let's move on to another one that I'm sure you like Pete. Wolverine Black, White and Blood #1 from Marvel Comics written by Gerry Duggan, Matthew Rosenberg, Declan Shalvey, art by Adam Kubert, Joshua Cassara and Declan Shalvey. As you could probably figure out from the title, I think this is an anthology all about Wolverine that uses black, white, and blood and that's pretty much it. So- Justin: Actual blood. Alex: Yeah. Justin: Human blood is what it's printed in this book. Pete: So, this is just the story that I need right now. With all the insane shit going on I just want a Wolverine story. Okay, I don't want to have to think about Fuck Island or how many swords, whatever, who's got and read a bunch of fucking menus or articles or whatever the fuck in between panels. Just give me a fucking comic book about Wolverine. Thank you. Yes, this is my favorite pick from the week. I loved it. Great use of red, and then the black and white coloring. This is just a lot of fun and good times. Justin: Exactly. Pete, you're right. It's so simple. The first story is just a simple story about a man from the 19th century who is born a mutant, has a healing factor he falls in love with the red haired woman. Later he is absorbed into a Weapon X program which is run by a secret government organization. He's experimented on, adamantium is added to his claws for some reason, in his skeletal system. He is then trained to fight using magnets, fight other monsters, that are built in this thing, and that people eventually feel pity for him because he does have some sort of conscience. It's a simple story. Pete: Yeah it's simple. Just give me a Wolverine story. All right. Alex: Classic. It's like Dick and Jane, basically. Justin: Yes. Exactly, you're talking about of course, the Jim Carrey movie. Alex: As usual with this sort of thing I think. Gerry Dugan and Matthew Rosenberg, Declan Shalvey, all good storytellers. Pete: The Dugs. Alex: The Dugs. So they're all solid stories. For my money, the Declan Shalvey- Pete: Rosenberg's great. Alex: … The third story is easily the best one. And I think part of that is that Declan Shalvey, as both the writer and the artist understands the challenge here and creates a story that plays to the strengths of the panels. It's simpler, it's more straightforward. It plays to those splashes, the small splashes both of blood but also the splash of the paddles. And I like that one quite a bit. Personally. Justin: Interesting. I really like the Weapon X story from Gerry Dugan. Pete: I loved the Rosenberg story the most. The Wolverine and a baby, I don't need to see that. But [Zaubs 00:09:40] you do you. But what's nice is three stories. If you pick this book up, probably like one of them. I thought this was great. You what you're getting and it delivers. Justin: One of my favorite movies was Three Claws and a Little Baby. So I get it. Pete: I thought you were going to say and a little lady, but you didn't. Justin: No, I preferred baby. Alex: That's the sequel. Justin: The sequel, yeah. Alex: Origins- Justin: One claw's played by Steve Gutenberg, one claw's played by Ted Danson… Pete: Come on, The Gute- Alex: What do you prefer? Do you prefer Three Claws and a Baby or Claws Academy? Justin: That's though, or the Santa Claws? We're getting to that season. Alex: Origins #1 from Boom Studios created by Arash Amel, Lee Krieger and Joseph Oxford, script by Clay McLeod Chapman and art by Jacob Rebelka . I got to tell you I probably should have done some research here because I was very confused about the credits. Is this a video game or was this a previous property Why are there so many creators and a different script writer? What's going on? But as it is the hero here I think is Jacob Rebelka's art which is weird, set in a post-apocalyptic world, there's a bunch of people wandering through. It seems very close to the Museum of Natural History but clearly isn't. They pick up those strawberries but the strawberries are very bad for you. I needed more information personally in this first issue, but I still like the art quite a bit. Justin: The strawberries are just filled with worms. It's not like they're… Alex: Oh, okay. Gotcha. So normal strawberries. Justin: A normal strawberry. Alex: Yes. Justin: I agree with you, the art in this book is amazing. I'm very intrigued by the story. I don't know exactly what's happening. It feels like there's a some sort of clone baby, but they talk about the baby, who is then later somewhat more of an adult, is named David. But they make it seem like he's famous somehow. Is there a David that you think it is, like David Beckham? Alex: Copperfield? Justin: Oh, yes. When I was five, David Copperfield made me disappear. Pete: Yeah, you've told us that story. Alex: Yeah, we know. Justin: Have I told you that story? Yeah, well, just letting me know, it's available- Alex: Not to interrupt but when I was five, David Beckham made me disappear. Pete: Wow. Justin: He bent you out of reality. Alex: Pete, what do you think about this one? Pete: I think the art's are unbelievable. I love the kind of like, seeing the subway entrance in the middle of the grass was kind of really cool. Justin: It's lush. Pete: Yeah, it's very creative. It's a cool story. I'm excited to see where this goes. But as of now, it's like, there's this baby named David. And so it's like, is this… Justin: Oh, David Schwimmer. Pete: Oh, it's a friend's reference. Because David Schwimmer did have that scene where he got it on in the museum. Justin: Yes, he worked in a museum and it's in New York. Pete: Yeah. So that's it, right there. Justin: And if you're going to need to clone a human to restart the population. You're going to want a Schwimmer. You're going to want to get a Schwimmer. Pete: Yeah, you're going to want a Schwimmer. Alex: You got to yell “Get me the pall bearer.” Justin: Yes, definitely. Iconic film. Alex: Stranger Things Dungeons and Dragons #1 from Dark Horse Comics and [crosstalk 00:13:16]- Pete: Yeah. Alex: Written by Jody Houser and Jim Zub. Line art by Diego Galindo. This is something that Jim Zub plugged on our live show many, many weeks ago at this point. I still kind of didn't know what to expect going in this. But I was surprised how much I enjoyed this. There are less of the Stranger Things and more as an homage, a loving tribute to the history of Dungeons and Dragons is what kind of comes through here. And that's kind of nice. Pete: Yeah, that's what the Zub-hub was talking about. Like he was really talking about how this really is a love letter to D&D, and kind of really gets into it. And I thought that was a cool kind of way to come at it. You can tell from this, the passion kind of just comes through in the pages. At first when he was telling us on the show, I was like, “Okay.” But this really works in this comic, I thought this was a lot of fun. And I love the kind of little pages at the end where you can kind of start your own. I thought this was great. I thought this was a lot of fun. Justin: It felt like regular things. It felt like, just things. They were just going about their business as kids. That's not a criticism per se it's just I think this is a hard prequel to the TV show Stranger Things. Bringing in how they got into D&D, which is very cool. And I like this book a lot better than the other Stranger Things book that we read, I think last week, because it feels a little more true to the characters and it feels like in line with the story of the TV show. Pete: It's going to get strange. All right, they're just kind of starting things out first. Alex: Yeah, they've started with Dungeons and Dragons. They're going to move to Advanced Dungeons and Dragon and that's when things are going to get real fucked up. Pete: Real strange. Justin: That's crazy. Alex: Let's move on to Backtrack #8 from Oni Press written by Brian Joines and are by Jake Elphick. This is, as we've plugged in many, many times, about a Cannonball Run style race but through time. Here mysteries are slowly starting to unfold about the racers who are all tied to the race in different ways. They also end back in pirate times, which is a fun era to put them in. I, as usual, had quite a blast reading this issue. How'd you guys feel about this one? Justin: It's fun. We're getting into a lot of like, specific character, small moves. And I feel like we're building up towards sort of some big revelations here pretty soon. And yeah, I like them being in pirate times. It's a fun, iconic place for them to be. Pete: Yeah, it's interesting, because it's like this crazy race throughout time. So you're like, “Oh, Fast and Furious meets Back to the Future.” But like, what's great is we're getting as we're in this insane race, we're getting little kind of windows into people's backstory, why they're here, why they are the way that they are. And it's nicely layered, like some comics issues are more focused on the race. This one's a little bit more focused on the kind of story, which is good. This comic continues to be really great, the art is fantastic. And it really adjusts to what time period it's in such a great way. Alex: I also like that we've finally gotten to a point with this book where it feels like Well, you can't eliminate any of these characters. But of course, they're going to and that's going to make it hurt that much more. We're not quite there yet, but in the next couple of issues, it feels like that's coming. And that's a good emotional place for the book to be in. Still a blast to read. If you haven't read it, definitely pick it up. Alex: Next up US Agent #1 from Marvel Comics written by Priest, art by George Jeanty. I was very excited personally to see George Jeanty on this book. I've really liked his art a lot since he was on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other things. He's good stuff. Of course priest, always reliable. And this is a bonkers book about the asshole Captain America going through the heartland, fighting who even knows why. But I really really enjoyed this quite a bit just for how best up it was. How'd you guys feel about it? Justin: Yeah, if you're looking for sort of a Hawkeye style comic. I feel like this has some strong like Hawkeye vibes back when he was living in Brooklyn with the Russian tracksuit dudes. That whole thing feels very much in line with what this book is. Except he's a little bit more of a shit head. Sort of in the Scott Lane Ant Man style and constantly being mistaken for Captain America which that's going to burn. Pete: Yeah, I was really happy when that one pizza delivery guy kicked the shit out of them. That was great. Justin: It is a weird… Like the story, like USA Agent. There's a pizza delivery man who becomes his sort of sidekick. He's keeping all these other pizza delivery people in the basement. Like I don't quite know what the whole thing, the whole deal is here. But it's fun. And it's super unique, I feel like. Alex: Yeah, that feels like typical Priest stuff to be where it's just these details thrown in. Where you're like, “What I can't quite get a handle on this, but it's still fascinating at the same time.” Let's move into a very dark turn for a book that we've been enjoying quite a bit. That Texas Blood #5, from Image Comics by Chris Condon and Jacob Phillips. Again, when we had Chris Condon on the show a couple of weeks back, he promised that things were going to get real bad real soon, and oh, boy, they got real bad as our main character is losing his mind down in Texas doing some very dark stuff. In the name of his brother being killed. This is definitely the most brutal issue of this yet. I would say. Justin: Yeah, I like this book a lot. I feel like the art in this issue specifically is so good. Some hard boiled crime I'm sure this book gets compared to Criminal a ton. And if you're a fan of that, like this is right in line. I do think it's strange that they use the same interior monologue lettering as a Criminal. And Jacob Philips is Sean Phillips' son. I would move away from that because I think this book really stands alone on its own right. It doesn't need to feel like it's drafting off of Criminal's success. Alex: How do you feel about Pete? Pete: Yeah, I think the art's unbelievable. This is some real great storytelling, very intense. This book moves at a very interesting pace. It's sometimes very fast, sometimes it seems like slow. But this is a really kind of great storytelling. Great character stuff. I'm very much enjoying myself. Alex: Let's move on then and talk about Mighty Morphin #1 from Boom Studios, written by Ryan Parrott, illustrated by Marco Renna like that Texas blood This is a brutal issue for the Power Rangers. Just devastating, it's a lot of blood. Justin: Devastating. Oh, Power Rangers. That makes sense, now. They must have left the other two words off the title. Alex: Yeah, well, that's how you know they're being serious. Unlike the other actually very dark Power Rangers books that we've been reading recently. This is a return to form. This is like classic Power Rangers. The Green Ranger is evil is he not? We don't even know who he is. Doesn't matter. You got all the villains here. You got all the Power Rangers. But with a slightly more modern style. How did you people feel about this one, particularly given that we've been quite enjoying the other Power Rangers books that have been coming out from Boom. Justin: This book felt like when you're at a party, when we used to go to parties, and you end up talking to someone you don't really know. And they tell you a very long story and you're like, “I don't know you. Why are you telling me this crazy involved story about your life? Like where are we going with this?” It felt like, “Oh yeah, I guess I see how that relates. Oh, the mighty Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Yeah. Oh, I see like we're dealing with Zed and all this stuff.” But I will say I enjoyed reading. Despite the fact that it's definitely feels like not my wheelhouse. Pete, how did you feel? Got to shoot your Bulk and Skull? Pete: Yeah, I mean, this is great. This is just fun. This, to me was like a animated version of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers kind of like the new update of Voltron. I very much had a lot of fun. We got some great fighting, some badass panda stuff. It was fun to see them talk about making the villains and that kind of stuff. Yeah, I thought the reveal at the end was great. I think this was just fun, Mighty Morphin comic stuff. Justin: It checks out. That's the title and he said stuff at the end. So that's what it is. Alex: I did like the reveal at the end. I think what I have been responding to and the other Mighty Morphin books that have been set in this post apocalyptic world where the Power Rangers mostly lost in the villains that are trying to just kind of hold on to what they have, is this idea of playing with the continuity. Which the shows could never do because they're mostly working off of what the Japanese versions, right? Of Power Rangers then remixing them. So they're all very kiddy and very silly and badly dubbed on purpose and all of these things. That just I never liked, this splits the difference between those two things. So to your point Justin, I also actually had a fun time reading this even if it is not quite my thing. But definitely more of my thing is those other books I would personally lean towards those. Justin: I agree and obviously I've always been a Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog. But it's especially funny the way that… I was surprised by how all their animals, the animal machines they ride are like saber toothed tiger and all that. I was like, “They all look exactly the same, but they're all different.” The mythology of the Power Rangers is so weird and convoluted. Alex: Yeah, I just can't get a handle on it. Pete: Yeah, if that stuff made sense to you won't be pulled out of the story like that I think. Alex: I'll tell you, not to pull back the curtain too much but at my day job I got offered this exclusive clip for I want to say Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Dino Thunder or something like that. Pete: Oh, wow. Alex: Yeah, I know. And they sent it to me. And it was the casts from like four different Power Rangers shows all getting together. So clearly we've done enough stuff that I could watch it I was like, “Okay, this is like Avengers: Endgame for Power Rangers.” But it was such a deep dive to understand what they were talking about at any point in that clip. Normally a clip I'm like, all right, I could write this up and half an hour tops. That's it. But this one I was like opening up wikis and looking at casts, and debut dates and everything. I was like “What is happening here? This is weird.” But there you go. Deep dives. Alex: Let's move on to another one. Which is a one of my favorite books that is coming out right now, Spy Island #3 from Dark Horse Comics written by Chelsea Kane art by Lia Miternique. So this is set on an island in the Bermuda Triangle that is filled with spies of different types. In this issue our mean spy is starting to figure out that her father, who is also on the island hiding out as a mime may have a bigger plan at work. We also find out more about what happened to the first two issues in terms of what she laid down. This book is fantastic. In my mind, it is like a perfect mix between Mind Management and Superior Foes of Spiderman with a flavor of his own. And I am loving every single issue of it. How are you guys feeling? Justin: Pete? Pete: Well, I was waiting for you to go. This is really kind of crazy, but it's also a lot of fun. I also like the kind of art. The way the art changes throughout the book. The whole like a series where she's dating different dudes and the kind of like the way the father sees the dudes, very interesting. Yeah, I think this is a very creative, cool book and the art matches it perfectly in such a cool way. Yeah, I'm not always understanding what's happening, but it's very interesting and very creative. So yeah, I think this is a great book. Justin: Yeah, I agree. It's really funny. It reminds me a bit of Mark Russell's Flintstones, I guess all of Mark Russell's stuff. If you're a fan of that, like this book is like legitimately funny, it has sort of an irreverent tone. The way they do full page sort of jokes, visual jokes is really awesome. But it's still has like some… I'm very interested in the story as well. Like, these characters are fun. Like I don't quite know what's happening with the mystery itself. But it's just a smart world and universe this book creates in every issue. Alex: Yeah. I just wanted to reiterate what you said Pete about Lia Miternique's art which collages in so many different styles throughout the book, it's so impressive. Pete: Very impressive. They're straight flexing. It's unbelievable in this. Alex: It's great. Yes, straight flexing is actually a really good way to put it. It's definitely a book to be like, “Here's what we could do. Here's what we can show off.” It's awesome. Definitely pick it up. Next up Web of Venom: Empyres End #1 for Marvel Comics, written by Clay McCloud Chapman, art by Guiu Villanova. This is as you can probably tell from the title, following up on the End of Empyre as a bunch of the Skrull and Cree leave Earth at run directly into the King in Black, the next event, and have literally like a crossover, while one of them is heading one way the other is heading the other. And ends up like aliens on a Skrull ship. I like this, I was a little hesitant, just because it wasn't Donny Cates ready to get and he's been such a mastermind behind this event. But I thought this was a very good, scary book. Justin: That's such a funny way to put it, Alex. Because it really does feel like it's we're backstage at Marvel and one event is like, “Hey, we finished our performance. Thank you so much.” And another event is like, “Oh, we're up next. We're going to… Sorry. Oh, did we sorry, we bumped into you and made a big mess with all of our symbiont juice. So sorry.” Because it is like, when I saw this I was like, “Empyre. No way.” But it is actually a great story and it does have that sort of Aliens. Like it's game over man for everybody in this issue. And the King in Black is terrifying. Like I'm excited to see this event the more I see of sort of the insanity. Reminds me of the insane Adam Warlock from back in Infinity Gauntlet days, as the villain here. And it's a good read even though it feels unessential from the title. It's worth picking up. Pete: Yeah, I mean, they got some space vampire bats in here. This is just some crazy, fun stuff that's going on. Yeah, I mean, it's just kind of like alright, space aliens. Cool. There's not too much more going on but it's definitely a cool comic and worth checking out. Alex: Next up Batman 102 from DC Comics written by James Tynion IV in art by Carlo Pagulayan. This is the intro of Ghost-Maker who of course, is the guy who builds ghosts. We all know that in the DC Universe. Justin: Yes. Pete: No, no, because when he makes ghost by killing you and then you're a ghost. That's how that's… Justin: Oh no, I think he makes the ghost in the original Pac Man game. He made Inky, Blinky, Dot. Pete: And also just in case you're wondering he doesn't like crochet little ghosts either makes them. No. Okay, he kills people turning them into ghosts. Justin: I guess we have different takes. Alex: So this introduces that character. And Ghost-Maker, well, he got introduced before, but this is his official introduction. He is going directly for Clownhunter. So we got two new additions to the Batman mythos, going head to head with Batman, of course stuck in the middle. As it turns out, though, Ghost-Maker has a deep tie to Batman's origin. Pete you got to like this right? There was a lot of fighting. Pete: Yeah, this was a great issue. I love the action. Also fun reveal. Well, all right, let me back up the truck a little bit. Love the Batman like punch entrance. Nice when you can like make your entrance and punch someone in the face. I mean, that's like- Justin: Yes. I've seen you walk into a lot of weddings. Pete: Yeah, anyways. But I think this was a ton of action, which is great. But also the way they kind of knew each other, the way it was like, “Ghost-Maker.” “Batman.” And like right into it. It was really cool. Also very interesting how Clownhunter is still hanging on like still a thing. I thought Clownhunter would have kind of like faded away after Batman gave him his talking to. But not the case. And now we're also dealing with Grinners which is interesting. Talking to Oracle on the old earpiece there “Okay, that's cool.” But I think that they also had some funny moments like when Knife Guy was like, “I hate teenagers.” That was hilarious. Justin: Because you hate teenagers? Pete: No, no, I just think that it was like a funny line, where he's like, “Teenagers.” But yeah, I think there's some interesting stuff happening in this. And instead of kind of like a cool down from such a big event that we just had. The fact that they kind of ramped it right back up into that it's very kind of interesting. And also cool name, Ghost Stories part one. Justin: I feel like James Tynion got sort of his first big story out of the way. And now he can really settle in and create his bat universe. And I think Clownhunter, Ghost-Maker are a big part of that. Really leaving his mark on Batman as a character and the whole world there. And I like that. I'm excited that we're sort of in that point in his arc here. Pete: And it's also interesting to have a villain that's like, “Yo, Batman, do your fucking job. Gotham is a shit show. It's constantly on fire. Like What's your deal?” That's an interesting way to come at it. Alex: A lot of the discussion in this book is about what Gotham is now that the Joker War is done and what it's going to become next. I'm excited for what's going to become next. And I trust James Tynion enough to bring it there. But to your point, Justin, he thought he was only going to be on until Issue 100 and he's continuing from there. So in my mind definitely feels like “Oh, okay, I'm going to keep going. Alright, I'm going to set up the next 15, 20, 30 issues, however long I'm on for.” Versus what I was doing before, which was my definitive Batman story. Alex: So I'm curious to see what this sets up and where it goes. Because again, I trust James Tynion's storytelling, he has certainly proved himself more than capable. Let's move on to Dryad #6 from Oni Press written by Kurtis Wiebe, and illustrated by Justin [Barcello 00:33:49]. This issue our main family is still hanging out in cyberpunk Tech City, trying to figure out what's going on. Trying to figure out if they should help the kids who are currently in a coma. Turns out they don't need help, they do wake up by the end. We find out another huge revelation about our family. I got to tell you, I was not totally into the cyberpunk stuff in this issue. But I definitely turned around by the end. Love the twist there. I thought that was so great for the series going forward. What was your guys take on it? Justin: I agree. I love the way the story is unfolding. I think the way they're able to capitalize on this two pronged like fantasy side of the story and the technological side of the story. In a way that it's a tough trick to pull off. And I think it is working on both fronts. I like the sort of Blade Runner vibe to the front end of the book. And then when we shift generations to the kids for the back end, I like all these characters. I'm curious to hear… It feels like this is sort of like a mission went bad a long time ago and we're dealing with the fallout is what this series is actually about. So I want to know What that is. I feel like that was a reveal in this issue that we didn't really know from before. Pete: This book continues to be very, very creative. Each issue kind of comes at things a little differently. It's fun to see what you're going to get with every issue. Yeah, and we keep getting deeper into the story. They're doing a good job of kind of piecemealing information while still giving us a lot of action. Fun reveal at the end. I think this is very interesting. And also it's cool the way they kind of swap around styles. So I continued to be impressed by this book. Alex: Cool. Next up The Goddamned: the Virgin Brides from Image Comics written by Jason Aaron and art by R.M. Guera. Pete, I know what you're going to say it's creepy. So Justin, what did you think about this button? Justin: This is a book you want to leave out for your grandparents, they're going to love the fighting, they're going to love the very short tops that expose all of your breasts. It's a good stuff for the older generation. But I like this book a lot. The R.M. Guera art is unbelievable. It's so detailed. It feels like it's in the style of Prince Valiant, but with a exciting, much more irreverent story. And the twists and turns, it's also written from the point of view where like, I don't know… We have our protagonists who are on the run. They're virgin brides who are supposed to mate with this like monster basically, that is the god here. And they escaped, we're on the run. And then things aren't going well, basically. And I feel like this book could be very harsh with its character, so I really don't know what's going to happen next. Alex: Yeah, I agree. That's one of the biggest things about the book is it's very dark, and it's a super gritty, I hesitate to say realistic but that probably gives the best sense of it take on the Bible and biblical mythology. But if you look at the Bible, lots of people dying all the time, or almost dying or horrible things happening to them almost constantly. So it's actually very- Justin: Not a fun read. Not a fun read. Alex: Yeah. Not a beach… I don't usually take the Bible to the beach, to be honest, like to read it, to just chill out. But like you said, R.M. Guera's art is fantastic. This is very dark. I don't know what's going to happen in the next issue at all. But there's a crazy cliffhanger that happens that was awesome. Good stuff. Let's move on to talk about Thor #9. Pete: I just wanted to say. Alex: Yeah, yeah. Pete: I agree with you. The ending was really kind of amazing. Justin: You do like it, you love it. Pete: No, it's creeptastic in all the wrong ways. Justin: But do you like the art Pete? Because this is R.M. Guera, same artist on Scalped? Which you like. Pete: Yeah, amazing artist. Alex: Would you say it's worth it for the art alone? Pete: Nope. Justin: Wow. Alex: You're very wrong. Justin: Can't get past it. Alex: Yeah. Thor #9 from Marvel Comics written by Donny Cates art by Nick Klein. So this is kicking off a new crazy story arc. Donny Cates doing his Donny Cates Marvel thing as he goes back to an old part of Marvel continuity, lifts it up again and makes it as fucked up as possible. In this case, we're exploring what happens to Donald Blake when Thor comes out. Something that we haven't touched out in years. Where does he go? And it ends up being pretty messed up. But I love where the storyline is going. And Nick Klein's art of this book is phenomenal. So good. What did you guys think? Justin: Totally agree. Like I love… This is my favorite book of the week, the way that finding this little bit of Thor mythology that has been just legitimately ignored. Dr. Blake was the character that was Thor's human form and he would tap his walking stick and become Thor. And Thor just hasn't transformed out of him. It's like Bruce Banner has been the Hulk for so long that like what's Bruce Banner up to? And we get to explore that side of that here. And it is fucked up. And it's super smart the way we get there and to have Donald Blake become this new aspect of the Thor mythology I think is super exciting. Pete: I don't know man. Like this is to me, it's like, it's okay if we're out of ideas, guys, we can just maybe… Justin: Jesus. Alex: Wow. Justin: Harsh take. Pete: What it's like, “Hey, remember how I turn into this guy? Well, when I turn into him, he just kind of walks the earth. What if he got angry about that?” And it's like “Wait, what is happening? What are we doing right now?” Alex: That's what's happening, you just described what's happening. Pete: Yeah, I know, but that doesn't make it a good idea. Justin: It's fun though. It's like when Wolverine when he died he had to fight a sword dude. Like that was cool. Pete: Okay. Alex: Was it? Pete: Yeah, I don't know if it was. Justin: I liked the fighting this sword dude. I didn't like the fact that he came back from just a little speck of blood Lobo-style. Alex: I do love… I don't know, just I love the visual of what happens when Donald Blake finally comes out of his reverie, the way that Nick Klein draws him. I don't know if Nick Klein specifically designed him Pete: The art's unbelievable. Alex: What? Pete: The art's unbelievable. Alex: Yeah, it's great. It's worth it for the art alone, I would say. Pete: Wow. Justin: Wow. Alex: The that Nick Klein designs the new Dr. Donald Blake is great. Justin: What a cool turn of phrase. Alex: It's a great new villain for the Marvel Universe. Spoiler, obviously, but I think in the same way that Donny introduced Cosmic Ghost Rider. And it immediately became like, “Oh, it's this thing. Like that exists. That's fun. That is a fun thing to look at.” Yeah, it's the same thing with whatever Dr. Donald Blake has become. It's a fun clear visual and I love it. And I'm excited to see what this means, it ties into the overall mythology that he's building for Thor, with what's happening with Mjolnir. It just feels very smart across the board. Justin: 100%. Alex: Next up, Wicked Things #6 from Boombox created written by John Allison and art by Max Sarin. We've been very complimentary of this book, which follows a teen detective who is framed, probably for murder, as she ends up teaming up with the police department in I believe London. Not 100% sure, but I'm going to say yes. And she is pretty much smarter than him. This is a weird ending for this book I got to say. It feels like there were supposed to be more issues. And then it got cut short, personally, which is disappointing, even though I enjoyed this issue as well. Justin: Well, that may be true. It does feel… It could also just be a cliffhanger that they're really pushing. I think the last page makes it feel like there was truly like a page ripped out of the back of the book. And I was like, “Wait, what?” I wanted to know how this conversation ends. But in general, it's fun. This main character is such a fun… I love her energy. I like the world this is in which is like this detective, 14 to 16 years old, the best detective in the world. And there's a moment where she's being held hostage and you expect her to like elbow the guy and get away. But it doesn't happen because she's just a regular teen detective. And I think that's fun that they're really keeping within the storyline. Pete: Just a regular teen detective? Justin: Yeah, like a… Pete: Like a normal teen detective. Justin: Because like, surely you were a teen… You solved some crimes in your small town, right Pete? Pete: Oh definitely. Definitely did. Yeah, I agree. This is a ton of fun. Alex: Sorry, Pete, what did they call you? They called you Thesaurus LePage? Pete: No they didn't. Justin: He was really good with saying other words that were like words. Pete: Yeah. Justin: He didn't solve a lot of mysteries but he was like, “Oh, I think you mean sweaty.” Alex: Yeah. Pete: Yeah, I think it did feel a little rushed. Every issue up until this issue didn't feel that way. But man, this is still a great story. Really creative, fun, main character. I could definitely see a lot more with her. I hope they keep going in some iteration or whatever. But yeah, this has been a lot of fun and I hope this doesn't end. Alex: I agree with definitely worth picking up in trade whenever it's collected and hopefully we'll get a second series of it. Moving on to DCeased: Dead Planet #5 from DC Comics, written by Tom Taylor and art by Trevor Hairsine. In this issue John Constantine is launching a desperate mission to fight back against the anti life plague. And it's predictably dark but with moments of real humanity and humor, everything that we've come to expect from this series I think so far. Justin: This book has really migrated to the top of my stack like I love reading a book. It's a good book. The characters are fun. The Damian Wayne Batman is great. Constantine still a dick. Just a straight up dick. Pete: Oh man. Justin: There's some fun jokes here. Pete: Constantine is great in this book, this book continues to impress. And I think this was a really great Constantine, hilariously messing with Dr. Fate and Swamp Thing even getting in on the joke. Batman doing father jokes, I don't know. I don't know how I feel about that. But Batman getting a punch in at the end, liked that. That was good. But yeah, this continues to be a very creative, very funny, well done comic that does like a lot of cool things. The Shazaam moment in this is so badass. That was so cool. Yeah, I thought this was a great, great issue. Justin: And there's a lot of dread here still where like any character could die and everything could go wrong at any moment. And I believe on the last page at the bottom they say things get worse. Alex: There we go. Next up Inkblot #3 from Image Comics written by Emma Kubert, art by Rusty Gladd. I got to tell you I keep throwing this book in the stack because I can't wait to figure it out. Like what's going on here. There's a little bit more of a hint in terms of this is a cat that can jump through universes? Pete: That's the thing. Alex: I guess that's the idea of the book that they establish at the beginning here. Pete, you've been enjoying this book. What did you think about this issue? Pete: Yeah, I don't know what it is. It's just the two eyes are so adorable. It gets me. Justin: You're a cat guy. Pete: I'm a cat guy now. So like I get it, cats are very mysterious. They have a lot of things going on that they don't share with us. And yeah, I think that this makes sense of how the Loch Ness Monster came into fruition. I think this is just a crazy kind of creative book. And the art is phenomenal, some adorable storytelling. This is just fun. Alex: I just wanted to mention Justin before you get into your comments if you are a cat who would like to share something with us. Please email us at ComicBookClublive@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you. Justin over to you. Justin: Yes. I always pick up after the cat call out. Pete: After the cat plug. Justin: Cat plug. We're looking to meet some single cats. There's something about this book. The art is really cool. And I think changing gears a little bit with this issue, for the few issues it was like what's the big story here? But I think reading this issue it was like, oh maybe it's just like fun little romps with this cat. Alex: Yeah, yeah I think so too. I felt a lot better about this one that I did for the first two because I was trying to figure it out. But I had the same sense as you did Justin. I reserve the right to be robbed with issue #4. But the art is so good and it is a fun little pirate adventure with a cat and the Loch Ness Monster, enjoyable stuff. Justin: I reserve the right to be wrong. Alex: Last thing here we're going to end with our X of Swords, X of Swords block, talking about two issues that came out from Marvel. We got X-men #14, written by Jonathan Hickman art by Mahmud Asrar and Leinil Yu. Marauders #14 written by Gerry Dugan and art by Stefano Caselli, two very different issues. So I do think actually, if anything, we kind of need to talk about them differently. But so far, the champions of Arakko and the champions of Krakoa and they gathered in Otherworld for a dinner. In the first issue and X-men we find out about Apocalypse and his wife, what went on there we find out about her secret history. Pete's got to love that one because there was a lot of text and confusing things that happened. Alex: And then in Marauders everybody gets together for dinner and things go predictably badly. Would you think about these chapters of X of Sword? And Pete I know you're upset they're not fighting with swords yet. That aside, how'd you feel about these books? Pete: Alright, so first off you know what's better than having a huge battle that we've been building to taking the time out to have a dinner first. Alex: Agreed, agreed. Pete: And let's just talk at the dinner table. Justin: When you're hungry. Pete: And really just kind of talk things out and have a walk? “Hey, Apocalypse, why don't we hold hands and talk about the past and not fight. And get into a giant action sequence like maybe some people would enjoy?” Justin: Well, let me give you a quick breakdown of the way the story. They teleport to this strange dimension. Dinner, dinner, sleep, midnight snack, brunch, coffee, sword sharpening and shining. Alex: You're forgetting something in the middle there Justin, there's several times when they get handed cards. Pete: What's not to love. Justin: That's right. Let's not forget about the… Pete: [crosstalk 00:49:38]. Justin: So I feel like there's some like magic happening, some light table magic. I think someone's going to eventually have a yo-yo and other like juggling tricks. It's just a fun day out. Anyway, where was I? Okay, then it's going to be lunch. And then they're going to have like a baseball game. Pete: Don't forget to show the menu. They're going to show the menu a couple times. Alex: The menu was fun. It was a fun menu. Justin: The menu was very fun. Well, let me say so Pete's criticisms aside, and let's put them far, far aside. I love this. I think that the X-Men issue by Jonathan Hickman is a full take down of Apocalypse. It's like a subtle takedown of Apocalypse. Apocalypse went to earth and he like had these like piddling battles with the X-Men, claiming that he was like survival of the fittest. We need to all be better. The mutants must rise. Justin: Meanwhile, the world he left behind had everyone literally fighting for their lives, constantly. They became the fittest and he has to come back hat in hand, sword in hand with this woman that he left behind that he maybe still loves and be like, “Oh, you've been literally becoming the best fighters in the universe while I have been shitting the bed on Earth. Okay, cool, cool, cool. Let's go have a little day off.” And then the Marauders issue I feel like is a little bit more focused on the Wolverine side of it, but I do think this series- Pete: Had time for a nice dance. Did you like the dance? Justin: Some dancing. Wolverine likes to get fucked up. And I think he feels like he really gets to drink in this issue, which he never really… He's always like, I drink. But then the healing factor eradicates everything. Pete: Yeah, Wolverine gets real fucked up in this issue. Justin: Yeah. But I do think a lot of this arc, this whole storyline is about repositioning Apocalypse and I'm curious what the landing point of that is. And I do feel like the Marauders issue definitely had that sense of dread. Like an Agatha Christie story where you're like, “Fuck, some of these people are going to die.” Alex: Yeah, it really does feel like… And this is something that was a big point of conversation when the X-men introduced resurrection. It feels like these people are a danger. It feels like all of these characters are not actually going to make it out of this or at least in the same way at the end of the day. And that's great that they went in what has it been, a year, something like that. From everybody being like the exploiter just come back to life whenever, to positioning them into a place where they are in actual danger. And bad things may happen to them maybe for the first time at a really long time. That's super smart. Alex: And the Marauders issue in particular plays with that with Storm dancing with the literal personification of death, and mentioning “Hey, you've never actually died. You're one of the few X-men that has not died and come back. So let's talk about that. Isn't that interesting?” I thought there was such smart character work in the Marauders thing, the X-men issue as well. Both with Apocalypse and Annihilation I love as usual the insane world building. I do know where he pulls it out from with Jonathan Hickman there. Alex: I do think there are touches of East of West going on with the apocalypse, Annihilation stuff. Particularly in the relationship that's popping up there. But that's fine. That's a great book. So I'm okay to skim some of those ideas a little bit. And of course, the art. Mahmud Asrar, Leinil Yu, Stefano Caselli. Awesome. I know I said this the last time. But this is one of, not just with Marvel, but one of the best crossovers I've read in years. At this point. Pete: Oh shut up. That's just… Shut up. Alex: Years. Pete: Awful, just awful. Alex: Years. Decades. Pete: First off- Alex: Millennia. Justin: Lifetimes. Pete: … X of Swords, are we even going to get 10 individual issues, like we got to see how they fought… If we don't get to see like 10 issues of fighting after all this fucking lead up. Oh, if we get no… I'm worried, we're getting close. We're past halfway, we still don't have any fighting yet. Justin: Would you be disappointed Pete if we only got this fighting from the source perspective? Like it was just like metal banging another metal. Pete: Just clang clang? Justin: Clang, clang. Alex: And you don't actually get to see it. It's just the interior monologue of the swords. “Wow this hurts.” Pete: I got to say in the Marauders ep, seeing magic like sizing everybody up. That was pretty cool. Justin: She's a badass. Alex: Super fun. Justin: You mentioned it before, but the menu at the top of the Marauders issue was super fun. Like I love that, the detail there was great. Pete: Waste of a page. Justin: I'd eat that shit. Alex: Pogg Ur-Pogg, very fun character. I'm just- Justin: Marinated in urine. I'm here for it. Alex: Yeah, all of the Arakko characters also, I think are great and super fun. They're just… I don't know, I don't know if it's Jonathan Hickman in conversation with other people. I don't know if he's necessarily driving the rest of the X-Men team to this but it's just he comes in just and he's like, “Here's these new additions to Marvel continuity. They totally make sense. You love them know.” They are just these perfect things that absolutely work. And the greater part about all of these new additions from Arokko is only one or two of them are completely black and white, which I think is very cool. And a way of Jonathan Hickman really stretching himself as a creator. Justin: Yeah. Wow, what a blistering takedown. That's the harshest I've ever heard you speak, Alex. Alex: These issues are great at that same for The Stack. If you'd like to support us, patreon.com/comicbookclub. 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NEWSKickstarter The Trap on the wayBad Idea resets for 2021 with five new seriesHumanoids’ ‘Space Bastards’ arrives this January from ‘The Boys’ artistBatman Unburied coming 2021Grant Morrison’s Arkham Asylum sequel is permanently delayedMarvel’s 616 gets a trailerX of Swords: Stasis trailerMarvel adds to the Boseman tributeTodd McFarlane joins inMarvel has not solicited Coates’ final Black Panther issuesDiamond releases sales chart - Comicchron merges the dataKing in Black...temporary tattoos!Our Top Books of the WeekDave:The Department of Truth #1 (W: James Tynion IV, A: Martin Simmonds)Immortal Hulk: The Threshing Place #1 (W: Jeff Lemire, A: Mike del Mundo)Forrest:That Texas Blood #4 (W: Chris Condon, A: Jacob Phillips)The Department of Truth #1 (W: James Tynion IV, A: Martin Simmonds)TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: Legend of the Swamp Thing Halloween Spectacular #1 (Various)Forrest: Spider-Man: Road to Venom (Various)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: Amazing Spider-Man #49 (Mark Brooks Variant)Forrest: Spider-Man Marvels Snapshot #1 (Alex Ross)Segment: Alienated exit-interview: Si Spurrier and Chris Wildgoose talk about the finish of the seriesCongratulations on Alienated wrapping up! Way back on February 16th we ran an interview with you guys to talk the series as it launched. Now that it’s wrapped up, how do you feel about the final product? Was there any themes or takeaways you were hoping for readers to grasp onto?Do you keep up on comics reviews and reader feedback on social media? Were you generally happy with the way Alienated was received?Does the version of Alienated that readers got deviate much from the original pitch and scripts? If so, in what ways?The pandemic was unprecedented for a variety of reasons we won’t get into, but it also delayed your book. Did the delay affect Alienated in any way or the process of development? Were there any elements of Alienated you developed kind of subconsciously, things you can look back on and say “I’m glad we did that even if we didn’t plan it” or “Wow I didn’t realize I was writing that at the time”?Even though Chip went through horrible experiences, and he’s probably better off now, I already miss the character. If there was a second season for Alienated, where might you take Chip?What elements of this book do you think will carry into your future work?For me, there was dark horror to this work in part because I could see how people on social media and in real life act a certain way as characters do in this work. Do you see this work as a horror story?How do you approach making tragedy a central element of a story without making it overwhelming or unbearable for the reader?With Alienated over, can we expect another collaboration between you to soon? What’s next for you both in the comics realm?
On this week's Stack podcast: The Department of Truth #1, Shang-Chi #1, That Texas Blood #4, Batman: Three Jokers #2, Chu #3, X-Factor #2, Nailbiter Returns #5, WW84 #1, Sea of Stars #7, Marvel Zombies: Resurrection #2, Ascender #13, Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #3, Rogue Planet #5, The Immortal Hulk: The Threshing Place #1 and X-Ray Robot #2. SUBSCRIBE ON RSS, ITUNES, ANDROID, SPOTIFY, STITCHER OR THE APP OF YOUR CHOICE. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK. SUPPORT OUR SHOWS ON PATREON. Full Transcript: Alex: What is up, everybody? Welcome to The Stack. I'm Alex. Pete: I'm Pete. And- Alex: And I'm… What? What? Pete: Real quick. Alex: Yeah. Pete: You still have the two owls fucking up behind you. They're still fucking each other behind you, in between shows, you could have taken one down or separated them. Alex: Listen Pete, you do not know that the same people who watch our live show are also listening to our Stack podcasts. Don't assume that there's a continuity there. Just to explain to everybody just listening to this podcast. Pete: I am listening. Alex: There are two owls who may or may not be fucking behind me. It's unclear, and nobody knows. All right? Pete: Okay. Alex: But I will say one of them has a very deep hole and the other one does not. Pete: Stop saying that. Please stop. Alex: It's a puppet. It's a puppet. So you can put your hand in it. That's what I'm saying. He'll wear you like a puppet, Pete. Let's talk about The Stack. There's a bunch of books that came out. Pete: So many books. Alex: So many books for us to chat about, and some big books as well. Kicking it off with The Department of Truth. Number one, print image comic… Pete: Oh, you want to start with your favorite? Alex: I want to start with my favorite. There's also a ton of hype on this book, so I'm excited to chat about it. Written by James Tynion IV, art by Martin Simmonds. James Tynion IV, as we talked about a lot on all of our podcasts, has been on a roll lately. And in particular, I think like… This is not an insult, but Wind, maybe a little less so, even though I really enjoy that book, but there's something about- Pete: Wow. Fuck you. Don't. Alex: Something is Killing the Children came out and there was an insane amount of hype on it, and then it delivered. The Department of Truth seems sort of to think like such a clear title, you know what this book is on going in, and then it completely delivers in the first issue. I'm almost reticent to spoil it because it is one of those books, in my mind, it feels like a Brian Kay von book, where you read it and you're like, “Yes. Okay. This last page, this got me.” Pete: Oh my God. The last page though. Alex: Yes. Pete: But that's the thing, you said you read it and you know what's going on, I did not. It took me a while to kind of piece it all together, but man, by that last page you are hyped. Alex: Yes. Pete: You are so hyped and ready for the next issue. It's unbelievable. But the art is are really cool. It really fits the tone of what they're trying to do in such a great way. Alex: Yeah. Pete: And man, is the book good. Alex: I know we're bouncing around and not actually mentioning the plot here, and part of it is by design. Pete: That's how I like to talk. Alex: Well, I don't want to tell the people what the plot are, because I read the book, not actually knowing what it was, then read, went to Image Comics' website and looked at their blurb, it gives away too much. I didn't want to know any of that stuff going in. Alex: So, go in totally clean, know that it is a thing. You could probably tell us from the title, but it's a thing about kind of conspiracy theories and the government. I think that's all you need to know. Pete: Don't spoil it. You fucking ass. Alex: That's all I'm going to say. The art, the writing, everything, it feels to me, it feels like a vintage vertigo book. Like a book that like would come out at the same time as Sandman and everything else where you'd be like, “Oh shit, this is going to change the industry.” Alex: And now it's another in a line of amazing books from Image Comics, but it is great. And to your point, Martin Simmonds art, it feels a little… Ah, who's the guy who did 30 days of Night? Is it Ben Templesmith? Pete: Yes. Alex: It feels a little like Ben Templesmith on the art, but it's different enough. James Tynion is on a fire here, and it is a book that feels insanely current, like insanely current. Pete: It's really well done. It's just so good. I wonder if the people at Image are just high fiving themselves like, “We're fucking killing it right now. You can't touch us.” Alex: Well, the thing that is, I think, so great about this book, and again, this is not spoilers, this is just kind of skirting what it's about, is that it is about our current moment in time and our current political moment in time, but it's fun to read at the same time. It's still scary at points. It's fun at points. There's good action. There's good adventure. There's good weirdness. Great, great book. Do not miss this one. Pete: Really great book. Alex: Don't miss it. Alex: Next up, another book that I'm going to say don't mix, Shang-Chi, number one from Marvel, written by Gene Luen Yang and art by Dike Ruan. This is another one that I wasn't sure about going in, but as usual, Gene Luen Yang killed it. Alex: We get Shang-Chi, turns out he's part of a dynasty of five weapons. It's very similar on the surface to what happened with Iron Fist, where there were those seven immortal cities, but it goes in a very different direction by the ed. Super fun. Great last page. I'm 100% on board with the character, and it's a very different take on Shang-Chi. Alex: It's clearly calculated to have something that has a trade or multiple trades on the shelves by the time the movie hits, but you will not regret picking up this comic book. Pete: I'm so happy with the team behind this book. So happy for this new relaunch of Shang-Chi. One of my favorite characters as a kid, also get a little Fin Fang Foom, which I was totally pumped to see. This is a great book, great art, fun storytelling, and it picks up and you think like, “Okay.” But then you're like… It just does such a great job of unveiling the story in such a way that kind of is a little different than what we're used to, but still has all the action and stuff that you want. Pete: I'm very impressed with this book. I'm very excited to see how this is going to move forward. And also this was the first Marvel book that I read with the Brian Starfreeze- Alex: Stelfreeze? Pete: Stelfreeze, sorry. Stelfreeze tribute to Chadwick Bozeman, and it's very fucking moving and an amazing art and so powerful. And I'm so happy that Marvel is doing this. Alex: Man, they really went all out for that. I mean, just to talk about that for a moment. A lot of last weeks books had the Chadwick Bozeman tribute [crosstalk 00:06:51] rest in power branding on it. But this week, there's a whole testimonial from Ta-Nehisi Coates. There was the art, as you mentioned. And yeah, it's really powerful stuff. Pete: Yeah. It's really moving. Alex: But yeah, that's all said about Shang-Chi. One of the things that I love about it is Yang does such a great job of sneaking humor in out of nowhere. The rhythm of his humor, it almost sneaks in from the side in a certain way where it's in the middle of an action sequence and suddenly there's a joke. Alex: It completely throws me in the right way where I'm like, “Wait, wait, hold up, this was a serious scene, what's going on? That's funny, that thing that you're doing.” It just makes it really fun to read, even as he's setting up these good characters, this good mythology. Alex: Getting back to the Iron Fist thing, it almost feels like a rejoinder to Iron Fist, which is very good, mind you, but to the whole conversation surrounding Iron Fist, the TV show, where people are like, “Dude, cast an Asian person, person of Asian descent as Iron Fist, or just do Shang-Chi. What are you doing?” Alex: And this comic series is very specifically to be like, “Here you go.” Pete: Thank you. Yes, please. Alex: Great stuff. Can't wait to read the second issue of that. Let's move on to one of our favorites here on the show, that Texas blood number four Image Comics, by Chris Condon and Jacob Phillips. We had Chris Condon on the live show a couple of weeks ago, and that was super fun to talk to him about this book. Alex: This issue, we're continuing the storyline of this brother who's come back to Texas. He's discovered some bad doings around his brother who was killed. This is very much a middle of the arc issue, but there's still such good character stuff here. And there's such a good emotionally based character twist that happens as well. Every issue of this is great. I'm really enjoying it. Pete: Yeah. The storytelling, the pacing, the art, it's really, really well done. It's very interesting. They do a great job issue to issue, giving you more information on this bigger thing in such a cool way that you're just you're in and you want more and more and more. They're killing it on this book. Just the paneling, it's just really impressive package. Alex: Yeah. There's a great scene in here with our sheriff character, who we haven't seen a lot of since the first issue. Where he's sitting down with his wife and his wife is talking to him and his… If you haven't been reading the book, he has this verbal tick where he just says, “Well.” And that's pretty much it all the time. Alex: The way that the lettering plays out in particular, it reads so well as a scene where she's just- Pete: So well. Alex: Yeah. Yes. Where she's just kind of like needling him a little bit. And he's like, “Well.” And she's like, “Well?” Alex: It's great. Just the rhythm of that scene is so good. And just those little character moments are so nice. Definitely pick up this book. Pete: Yeah. Alex: Next one up, I'm very curious to get your take on this, Pete. Batman: Three Jokers, number two from DC Comics written by Jeff Johns and Jason Fabok. This is continuing with the storyline, as you can tell from the title of, there are actually three Jokers. There's the original Joker, the criminal, there's the comedian, and there's the performer. I'm forgetting what the third one is. Whatever it is. He's dead this issue. Pete: The criminal, the comedian, and the clown. Alex: The clown, there we go. And the clown was killed by Red Hood last issue. There's serious repercussions for this issue. I got to tell you, I am so stressed out reading this book, I can't quite explain it. Alex: Jason Fabok's art is phenomenal, but the feeling and the tension that Jeff Johns is putting in this through the characters is everything that should have been present to Doomsday Clock but wasn't, but is here. It's very hard to read, but it feels like that is part of the point. What's your take on it? Pete: Yeah. That's the thing. It is very hard to read. What sucks is it reopens a wound of… We get Jason Todd again, fucked up by the Joker in a way that's not cool and way out of bounds. And you have this hard conversation with Batman and Barbara and it's like, I'm reading this going, “Hey, Jeff Johns, what are you fucking doing to me over here, man? Well, I already lived this and had to live with this already. And then you're making us redo it.” It's very painful and I'm just wondering why. Why? Alex: Well, it's interesting to pair this with Doomsday Clock, I think, because Doomsday Clock, for all its faults, was Jeff John's mission statement on what Alan Moore had to say through Watchman, what Alan Moore had to say about superhero comics and what he had to say about the universe. Alex: It's certainly, at the very least in this issue, particularly given the last page, feels like this is- Pete: That last page was awesome though. Alex: Well, it's Jeff Johns' mission statement on killing Joke versus Watchman, which is not unimpeachable, but it's still a masterpiece of the forum, as we talked about at length on our Watchman watch podcast. Killing Joke has not aged well. Killing Joke- Pete: Well, that's also the thing, is the killing joke recently had a movie done that was awful. Just garbage in a way that was unnecessary and very painful. I went to the movie theater very excited about what I was going to see and got kicked in the nuts repeatedly. And now Jeff John's like, “Oh, guess what? I'm not done kicking you in the fucking nuts yet.” Alex: Here's your problem, you got to stop going to 4D Movie theaters, and then you won't get kicked in the nuts repeatedly. You pay extra for the shit, right? Pete: Don't bring up 4D, man. That shit is awful. Alex: Jason Fabok started [crosstalk 00:13:23] Pete: I think 4D is the reason we're in this fucking pandemic, because there's spraying in the seats and that's where the COVID started. Alex: Oh man. Pete, by the way, I love your podcast that you do out of Alex Ross's network. It's very good. Batman: Three jokers is also, I think, very well done. Makes me uncomfortable. I'm not quite sure where it's going. And I'm certainly nervous on the places it going to leave the Joker and Batman in continuity, when eventually things link up. But it's a nicely put together package, I would say. Pete: It's too bad Justin is not here. Alex: Yeah. He loves the tight little package. Next up Chew Number Three from Image Comics, written and lettered by John Layman, art and colors by Dan Boultwood. This is continuing the story of the Breaking Bad and the Chew universe as Chew's sister. Goes darker and darker. Now they're just good fun issue of this book. I'm really enjoying a lot and I'm enjoying revisiting the Chew universe through this time. Pete: Oh, see what you did there? Alex: Yes, I do. Pete: Yeah, I agree. This is just a fun extension of something we already love. Very interesting to kind of have these two kind of like sisters. It's very cool to see where this goes. I think it's just a great continuation of something, and the art and writing, it feels spot on to what we love and it's just great. Alex: Yeah. It took a little while. I enjoyed the first two issues, but this is the first issue that really feels humor-wise on the same level as Chew, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I'm very happy about the series. Alex: Let's move on to one I'm sure we're going to agree on, X-Factor Number Two from Marvel, written by Leah Williams and art by Carlos Gomez. This is the second part of 10 of Swords. I know I loved the first issue of this. I thought this is great. Alex: The second issue is a little more of a business issue as the team recovers from the disaster that happened in other worlds. Now, they need to find 10 swords to battle apocalypses, evil children. That's what's going on. Here though, they're dealing with the fact that Rockslide died, Apocalypse got killed, Richter almost got killed. And what happens after that. Alex: And we once again get a realignment of how death works in the X-Men part of the universe, that I though was very smart and ups the stakes of everything that happens. I'm really enjoying this crossover. Pete, I'm sure you feel the same. Over to you. Pete: This fucking sucks, man. This is such fucking bullshit. What the fuck is even happening? There is so much shit happening that it is just insane. There is too much to deal with. And then in between that, they're making us read these fucking briefing statements- Alex: Love it. Pete: … wherever the fuck they are. The signed affidavit bullshit. I'm so happy that Charles Xavier finally lost his lollipop head. I'm very excited in that. Alex: Can we talk about that moment? I know you don't like this, but the very fact that everybody, this entire time, since House of Acts and Powers of 10 launched, has been talking about, “Wait, the X-Men could just resurrect themselves whenever they want, what does it matter if they die? The moment when, and this is a big spoiler for the issue, but they try to resurrect Rockslide and it goes horribly wrong to the point where Xavier's helmet shorts out, and we get to see every other helmet short out. Alex: I screamed, is probably too strong, but I definitely was gassed at that moment, because it was like, “This is all over.” It turns out that's not exactly what's going on, but that the stakes are that high for this thing, I thought was great. Pete: Yeah. You said this thing, because you don't even know what the fuck is going on. Alex: I know what's going on. Pete: Your shit is too confusing. And it's weird because it's like, okay, here's a shot of Xavier's helmet in a root bath, overlooking something. And then, oh, here's a shot of Xavier's helmet in a root bath that's in space, in a root bath that's somewhere else under a sun and then water. Alex: Hold on. This is the most- Pete: What is happening in this book? Alex: This is the most excited I've been about the X-Men in decades. Pete: Congratulations. You should- Alex: Thank you. Pete: … read X-Men more. I think that it's just sanity stacked on insanity, stacked on insanity. We have to deal with the first thing you did before we can move on. We're barely dealing with the fact that all the X-Men said, “Hey, fuck you to the rest of the world.” Okay. Now you're on your own private Island, you're fucking each other, great. Then it's just one insane thing after another insane thing, and then this insane council that like oversees everything. It is just so much insanity I keep hoping like, “All right, eventually this is going to calm down so we can catch up to all the madness.” And it just stays on the gas pedal, and I'm really having a hard time keeping up and dealing with it. Alex: I mean, I get what you're saying. I do think though that this crossover is more accessible than the stuff that has come before. I love the fact that, again, spoiler for the issue, but Polaris is some sort of seer, she's been given- Pete: Poor Polaris, is really falling apart here. Alex: She is falling apart because she let down her team, she let down everybody, but she has the information to where these 10 swords are going to be so that they can battle Apocalypse's evil children. Alex: I love the fact that she does this prophecy and the folks at Marvel, no, we're going to pick it apart, we're going to figure it out very quickly. So instead, at the end of the issue, they have Cipher being like, “Okay, here's what I think they're talking about on the prophecy. Here's the characters. They're going to go get swords.” Alex: And some of them are going to be wrong, but I love the idea that they're sending us on a wrong path in some places, while on the right path in others, like of course, Wolverine's going to have a sword. We already know Illyana is one of the people who has the sword. Pete: The Illyana part was great. Alex: That was great, so much fun. I am having a blast so far with the storyline and I'm excited to see what happens Pete: I would like to be enjoying it, but there's just too much madness going on with portals opening and closing, and then the White Queen's being mean. It's just it's too much. Alex: Excuse me. Pete: Well timed cough there, buddy. Alex: No problem. Pete: What are you trying to say? Alex: Nothing. Nailbiter returns number five from Image Comic. Story and art by Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson. This is picking up the storyline. There's a contest going on in Buckaroo with a bunch of copycat serial killers, or are they? In this issue, there's a big twist. And we find there's another Nailbiter who looks exactly like the original Nailbiter. Some big action goes down. Alex: We had Joshua Williamson on the show a couple of months ago and he talked about the storyline. I love that he's just following through on it. This is a big fun action. Every single issue, out of the gate. I'm having a blast reading this one too. Pete: It's unbelievable. It's really a lot of fun. It's fast paced. It's action oriented. But also the art is amazeballs. You've got a lot of fun, double spread stuff. Great characters. Great action. This is just really, really fun book. Alex: Yeah. Next up WW84 Number One, which of course is World War 84. We skipped a couple in there, but that's all right. Number one. Just kidding. It's Wonder Woman 84, Number one. This is- Pete: Story. Alex: Yes. Hold on. A story by Anna Obropta and Louise Simonson art by Brett Blevins. I'm going to say two things about this. Pete: Well, wait, wait, wait. Alex: Yeah. Yeah. Pete: First off, it's a tie into the movie. Alex: Yes. Pete: Which I am so excited for this movie, but obviously let's push it back until we can all go see it in theaters or whatever we need to do. So excited for this movie. And then was so excited for this comic book because it's a tie in and I'm like, “Okay, maybe it'll match the tone of what's going on.” But then I got really disappointed and was like, “God, I hope the movie is nothing like this, because there is some really just lame character stuff. I mean, one of them is called Jazz and is just like chill Jazz, grownups never listen, who wrote this? Like what are you- Alex: Anna Obropta and Louise Simonson. Pete: Yeah, I know. But like really over the top kind of like, I'm being a kid right now and parents are lame. And then the accents of the robbers like, “The stairs. Tor the roof. Over that way.” I'm like, wow. No, [crosstalk 00:22:49] but let's tone this down a little bit. Make it a little bit more like not… It seems a joke to me. Alex: Wow. I didn't realize you'd be so negative about this. I thought this was just fine. I thought that was fine as like a movie tie-in comic. The big blubber to me was this idea that like… It's very clear that this machine is running, but certain parts of it are not working well. And what I mean by that is, as you mentioned, the movie was supposed to come out months ago, then it was supposed to come out in, I want to say, October. Pete: Yeah. Alex: And now it's being pushed to December. It'll probably be pushed back again. Let's be honest. But this weekend I actually went to Target, which was a harrowing experience. Pete: Why would you do that? Alex: It was actually fine. We needed to get my kids shoes and there was barely anybody there, so it was totally okay. Pete: Oh, wow. Alex: Yeah, it was pretty awesome. I was very nervous about it. But walking through the toy aisle, they had Legos for Wonder Woman in 1984, and I was like, “Man, this is not coming out for months now and you have the Legos already on the shelf.” And it's the same thing with the comic. And it's a real bummer to be like, they couldn't stop it. The comic still needed to come out, the Legos still needed to come out, even though the movie has been pushed way, way back. And that made me weirdly sad. Pete: Yeah. Alex: That's all. But that said, I thought the comic is fine. It is the sort of thing that if the movie was out or the movie was coming out next week, I think we'd read it and be like, “Yeah, this is cute. This is fine. I can't wait to see the movie.” As is, as the only thing we're getting for months and months, there's a lot more pressure on it. Pete: Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I do like this idea of putting Wonder Woman in a museum where she can tell stories about like- Alex: She belongs in a museum. Pete: Fuck you. Telling stories about bad-ass females throughout history, that's awesome. I fucking love that. Premise, I don't want stereotypical weird kind of characters. Alex: We named Need the dog Diana. Pete: Oh, wow. Alex: Yeah. Pete: Well, I hope you got your kids wonderful Wonder Woman shoes while you were at Target. Alex: No, they didn't want that. Next up, Sea of stars, Number seven from Image Comics written by Jason Aaron and Dennis Hallum, art by Steven Green. Another really just good solid issue of this book as a dad chases his son through the universe. In this issue, the son finds out that his dad is alive. There's some mix-ups there and some great action set pieces involving space. Well, what'd you think, Pete? Pete: This is just continues to be amazing. The art is really still in the show. And the characters, these are so fun and creative characters and really well drawn. It's just kind of the scary thing of, you think losing your kid in a store is bad, try losing your kid in space. Unbelievable scenario and just really over the top fun. Every issue has just been a real treat and it continues, continues to get better. Alex: Yeah, I agree. Let's move on to Marvel Zombies Resurrection, Number two, from Marvel. Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, art by Leonard Kirk. We've really been enjoying this book or at least the first issue and the preview, zero issue, whatever you want to call it. The issue that came before. As Spiderman takes Franklin and Valarie Richards to try to stop the zombie plague that has affected their universe. Alex: It was a great twist in this issue involving the Phalynx and the robots of the Marvel universe that I thought was so smart and so well done and added some of the danger in a really nice way. There's also a wonderful and sad scene with Viv Vision's daughter. Another just very good solid issue of this book. Pete: Yeah. I mean, the Punisher [crosstalk 00:26:56] before- Alex: Yeah, what did you think about that, Pete? Pete: I mean, come on. Fucking come on. But this comic is great, even though I was like, “Oh man.” But the Viv thing was just so heartbreaking. Alex: No, you can do it. Come for him. Come for Phillip Kennedy Johnson. We've had him on the show a couple of times. Come for him. You tell him what he did to your boy, the Punisher. Pete: He made a choice. He made a choice. It wasn't as upsetting as Frankie Castle. It's an interesting choice. Alex: Filings Castle? Pete: Yeah, I don't know about- Alex: Yeah. It doesn't quite work as well. It doesn't roll off the tongue. Really good book, excited to see how this potentially ties into the bigger story in the Marvel universe that's being told. That should be very cool. Alex: Next up, Ascender, Number 13 from Image Comics written by Jeff Lemire and art by Dustin Nguyen. I don't know. Every issue. This is good. The end. Pete: I mean, it's hard because it's like… It really is. Every issue is just like a painted, just unbelievable artistic feet that is like water color and beautiful and amazing. Pete: The action, the storytelling, the connecting, these Ascender, Descender worlds, it's really impressive how big the story It's great that Jeff Lemire has got to tell this giant story. And he has an amazing artist who bring it to life. Alex: I cannot believe how much it is tying into Descender at this point. I really thought it was going to be its own thing, but nope, it's basically the same story at this point. And every old character that we get back again is so exciting. Another one happens at the end of this issue, the cover of the next one promises a huge one is coming back. This is great. This is just a thrilling fantasy Sci-fi mashup that I can't wait to read every month. Pete: Yeah. And also, I just wanted to say the Driller playing hide and seek was just so nice. Alex: Great stuff. Love Driller. Pete: In the middle of all this madness. Alex: So good. Next up, one that I'm sure you liked, Pete. Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey, Number Three, from DC Comics, written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, art by Amanda Conner. Alex: As we talked about with the two previous issues, this is just classic. Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner on a Harley Quinn, except as raunchy as they want to be. And they want to be very raunchy as usual. Alex: Harley Quinn has gotten one over the Joker, stolen the collective treasure of all the criminals in Gotham City, and they're coming for her this issue. The Birds of Prey of course, kind of hate her, but are kind of having her back at the same time. This is just so much fun to read. This is one of my favorite things coming out from Black Label. Pete: It's great. And it's also nice to see Alfred alive. And the Alfred, Batman conversation about Harley Quinn being at the Wayne Manor is hysterical and really fun. It just feels like an extension of the animated series. And I hear the voices of the characters from that. Especially Clay Face. And the hole riddled with nails joke was hysterical. I mean, those two are just a powerhouse couple and they're killing it. Alex: It's just so much fun. Amanda Conner's art is so great, and so enjoyable. So funny to read every time. Just the way that they mine jokes, like the Beaver jokes, over and over and over again. But at the same time, they're still funny and stupid in the right way. Every single issue. And not just every single issue of this book, but their entire run of Harley Quinn books. It's wild that it still works this far down the road, but it absolutely does. Pete: I just want to say, while we're still in the DC world. I did check out some of that, wasn't on the list, and I wanted to quickly talk. Batman, Joker or War zone, Number one. A lot of people are wondering about the Clown Hunter, and you do get the reveal of who the Clown Hunter is in that issue. Pete: That was driving me crazy. If that was something that you wanted to go check out, you do get to the bottom of that in that issue. Alex: Who is it? Who's Clown Hunter, Pete? Pete: Well, that's the fun thing is it's not like, oh my God, it's, you know what I mean? It's a kid who grew up in Gotham who says Batman could have saved his parents. And I was like, “Great. That's good enough for me. That makes sense.” Alex: He figured out who Batman is? Pete: Well, he just sees Batman as Batman. Alex: Oh, okay, I see what you're saying. All right. Fun stuff. Thanks for the surprise pick. Moving onto Rogue planet, Number five, from Oni press, written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Andy McDonald. We talked about every issue of this wild space horror book. Alex: I believe this is the last one, which I was kind of surprised by. But we get some very, I thought, satisfying answers to all the bizarre, horrific weirdness that's been going on to this planet. Pete: That's the thing. I was like, “How are they going to tie in all this madness?” Because it seemed like every issue was just, “Look at this crazier thing that's going on on this planet. Oh, you thought that was crazy, check this out.” And it just keep tightening. And then they really delivered on this issue. Such a cool explanation. So moving. Very, very cool and interesting. This book is worth it. Check this out, get it collected, whatever you want to do. You'll be happy you did. Rogue Planet is not only artistically amazing, but it's a great story. Alex: Yeah. And a little pluggy plug, we're actually going to have Cullen Bunn on our live show next month, ostensibly, to talk about varying comic stuff, but I'm sure we will bring up Rogue Planet as well. Alex: But as Pete mentioned, it's coming out in Trade, definitely pick it up there. It's worth it. Ties up really nicely. I was very happy and very surprised at how concretely everything made sense by the end. Pete: Yeah, it was really impressive. Alex: There you go. Let's talk about another horror book, The Immortal Hulk: The Threshing Place, Number one, from Marvel. Written by Jeff Lemire and art by Mike Del Mundo. This is, I believe, one of the first time somebody other than Al Ewing has written specifically an Immortal Hulk tale. We've had the Hulk pop-up in other books at this point in the Immortal Hulk form, but this is a one-off horror story set in this universe. And I love it. Alex: I wish they would do this forever. It feels like the main book, and Pete, maybe this is part of what you've responded to. I know you haven't loved the horror Hulk in general. But it really started off as these done in one, almost tales from the crypt episodes, but starring the Hulk. And we very much got away from this, for this Uber story that Al Ewing has built, which is wild and insane. And I've been loving it a very different way. Alex: But this story gets back to basics here, where it's almost like the Hulk series, but through the lens of Immortal Hulk, where Bruce Banner is traveling around, he finds a weird gamma mystery. It's very dark. It's very sad. Mike Del Mundo's art is very evocative, and Americana, while also not shying away from the horror elements, just a really good one-shot across the board. Pete: I was really, really, really impressed with this book. Jeff Lemire killed this. This was a very moving book, still in this world of Al Ewing's kind of horror version, but just there was a lot of beauty and heart in this. Whereas I feel like if you're telling a Hulk story, it's got to kind of have those things of what are we really doing here, what's really important? And the Hulk kind of helping these people and really saving this kid was so beautiful. And the whole fact of like, at least you're not alone kid, you have your father, was just very touching, really well done. Pete: I'm so happy Jeff Lemire got to tell this one shot, and it still worked in the kind of bigger picture of what Al is doing. I was really impressed by this book. Very moved by it. Alex: Yeah, I agree. I know I kind of said this before, but I could read a million of these. I hope that they just keep releasing Immortal Hulk one shots from different perspectives with different writer, artists, teams. I don't know if they will, but that would be so much fun. So we'll see what happens. Alex: Last but not least. X-ray Robot, Number Two, from Dark Horse Comics. Story and art by Michael Allred, color art by Laura Allred. If you see the names of the cover, you know exactly what you're getting into. Alex: It's a bunch of Sci-fi psychedelic weirdness involving a robot who is sucking people through multiple dimensions. There's some really goofy shit that happens in this book that is just bits, and exactly the right way, involving portals. It's much more slapstick, I think, than their usual books, but I had a fun time reading this. How'd you feel about it, Pete? Pete: Portal bits, I love it. Yeah. This was a lot of fun. It's this classic kind of like art for kind of tripped out world. I just think it's really kind of in their sweet spot and it's a really great book. If you've enjoyed any of their stuff, you will really love this book. It's definitely, really cool and really well done. Alex: I agree. And that is it for the Stack. If you'd like to support us patreon.com/comicbookclub. Also, we do a live show every Tuesday night at 7:00 PM to Crowdcast and YouTube. Come hang out. We would love to chat with you about your favorite comic books. Socially @comicbooklive, iTunes, Android, Spotify, Stitcher, or the app of your choice to subscribe and listen to the show. Comicbookclublive.com for this podcast and many more. Until next week, that's it for the Stack. The post The Stack: The Department Of Truth, Shang-Chi And More appeared first on Comic Book Club. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/comicbookclub See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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NEWSChadwick Boseman has passed awaySome DC FanDome news came outDark Horse teaming up with ComiXology to print Comixology titlesMike Mignola Quarantine Sketchbook coming March 2021LightboxExpo Online announcedRingo Awards 2020 nominees announcedMarvel and Fortnite team upMarvel turns 81 this week - celebrates with the hashtagX-Men Monday is Cyclops Day - TomorrowOur Top Books of the WeekDave:Wynd (2020) #3 (W: James Tynion, A: Michael Dialynas)Suicide Squad (2019) #8 (W: Tom Taylor, A: Daniel Sampere)Forrest:That Texas Blood #3 (Chris Condon, Jacob Phillips)Hellions #3 (W: Zeb Wells, A: Stephen Segovia)TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: We Only Find Them When They're Dead #1 (W: Al Ewing, A: Simone Di Meo)Forrest: King of Nowhere #5 (W: Maxwell Prince, A: Tyler Jenkins)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: Wolverine #5 (Adam Kubert)Forrest: Lost Soldiers #2 (Luca Casalanguida, Heather Moore)Segment - Interview - Zac Thompson about Lonely Receiver (out September 2nd)
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Jeff Lloyd gives you the Browns and NFL news of the day. Cleveland has two more opt out in Andrew Billings and Colby Gossett. The Billings loss is a big one, the DL had great depth but Billings role was defined and the 3 top DT's on the roster don't match his stature. We preview the LB position, Mack Wilson has a chance to grow in Joe Woods' D as it is more suited to his strengths. Jacob Phillips is the best all around backer on the roster. Jeff gives Cleveland's best player, best rookie, bounce back guy and more. #Browns #BakerMayfield #NickChubb #Odellbeckham #MylesGarret #DenzelWard #GrantDelpit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Host Tim K. Sits down in Starkville, Mississippi with Jacob Phillips, who served as a Captain in the United States Army and deployed to Iraq. His service to this country is a usual marker for the servant minded attitude of the entire Phillips household, but so was his path in the arts. Although he didn’t follow the most conventional route to get there, his vocal talents have now taken him to television sets around the world with appearances on Sunday Night Football, the NFL Hall of Fame, commercials for Infiniti, Snap On, Jim Beam, the Special Olympics and Mossy Oak. Still, if you spoke to Jacob in person he’d probably fail to mention any of this, instead speaking about the resilient love of his father who tragically passed after a battle with cancer some years ago, and a faith in Christ that defines his journey on this earth. You’ve heard him in our intros and outtros on every single podcast. He also has a highly entertaining and informative podcast called, “The Cultured Bumpkin.” Jacob discusses his life growing up in rural Mississippi, his time as an officer in the United States Army in a line unit, what it takes to be a successful VoiceOver artist, and the tenants of living in unshakeable faith. You can check out Jake’s work at www.jacobphillips.net, on his podcast The Cultured Bumpkin, Instagram: @jakephillips116, and Facebook: @jcjacobsonaudio.
It's a loaded up edition of the Best Podcast Available as rookie LB Jacob Phillips makes his debut on the BPA to talk about his pre-draft experience and his expectations coming to the Browns. The parade of stars continues as Nathan Zegura joins Gibbs and Gribbs to talk winners and losers when it comes to this year's draft trades around the league.