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Episode 182: Black Widow by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee

182 – Black Widow by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee

Hey Handsomites! Eric and Robbie are talking about Waid and Samnee’s recently completed Black Widow this week! They talk about the top notch storytelling, the concise story, and the core of Black Widow! They also review Inhumans Prime #1, X-Men Prime #1, and all four Hanna Barbara/DC crossovers!

Weekly Floppies

  • Inhumans Prime #1
  • X-Men Prime #1
  • Suicide Squad/Banana Splits Special #1
  • Booster Gold/Flintstones Special #1
  • Adam Strange/Future Quest Special #1
  • Green Lantern/Space Ghost Special #1

Nerd Boy Book Club

  • Black Widow by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee

Next week in Nerd Boy Book Club – Lady Killer Vol 1 by Joelle Jones & Jamie Rich

Episode 137: Spider-Man Family Business by Mark Waid, James Robinson, Gabriele Dell'otto, Werther Dell'edera

137 – Amazing Spider-Man Family Business by Waid, Robinson, Dell’Otto, & Dell’edera

Hey Handsomites! Eric and Robbie are discussing Amazing Spider Man: Family Business this week! They talk about Marvel’s take on the OGN format, the painted art, and the lack of continuity! They also review Mockingbird #1 and Baker Street Peculiars #1!

Weekly Floppies

  • The Baker Street Peculiars #1
  • The Dark and Bloody #2
  • Mars Attacks Occupation #1
  • The Haunted Mansion #1
  • Mockingbird #1

Nerd Boy Book Club

  • Amazing Spider-Man Family Business by Waid, Robinson, Dell’Otto, & Dell’edera

Next week in Nerd Boy Book Club – Midnighter Vol. 1 by Orlando, ACO, Mooney, Morgan, and Fajardo Jr.

Episode 119: Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross

119 – Kingdom Come by Mark Waid & Alex Ross

Hey Handsomites! Eric and Robbie read the classic Kingdom Come by Mark Waid & Alex Ross in Nerd Boy Book Club! They discuss Alex Ross’ place in comic’s art, the contact in which it was created, and how comics culture has progressed in the intervening 20 years! They also review I Hate Fairyland #1 and Sam Wilson: Captain America #1!

Weekly Floppies

  • I Hate Fairyland #1
  • Superman: Lois and Clark #1
  • Captain America: Sam Wilson #1
  • New Avengers #1
  • Uncanny Avengers #1

Nerd Boy Book Club

  • Kingdom Come by Mark Waid & Alex Ross

In two weeks – Battling Boy: The Fall of the House of West by Paul Pope, JT Petty, David Rubin

32 – Sandman Vol 7-8 by Neil Gaiman

Hello Handsomites! Eric and Robbie come to you once again with a lovin’ liter of podcast goodness! They review the week’s newest books (woe be unto them), continue with Volumes 7 & 8 of The Sandman retrospective, and discuss Anathem! All of that, plus a new entry of Rantin’ & Ravin’ with Alan Moore! So much awesomeness, don’t know what to do!

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Bonus Reviews – Indestructible Hulk #10 & Daredevil #28

Hello Everyone! Given that I read a lot more weekly books than what we talk about on the podcast, Eric and I thought it prudent to give you guys some “bonus content”. Most weeks I’ll be reviewing a few extra books and posting them earlier in the comic book week (Wednesday to Wednesday). Without further ado…

This week, I’ll be looking at two books featuring Daredevil, both written by Mark Waid. First up is Indestructible Hulk #10. Pencils and inks by Matteo Scalera, colors by Val Staples, and lettering by Chris Eliopoulos. This is the second part of Blind Rage, with the Hulk breaking up a gun smuggling operation with the help of Daredevil. Baron Zemo got his hands on the only weapon that escaped, and this issue picks up with the Hulk and Daredevil hunting him down. They quickly find him and the majority of this book is taken up in the chase, first of Zemo, and then with the most interesting thing, of a blinded Hulk chasing Daredevil, with Matt Murdock trying to keep him out of trouble by luring him with the weapon, with the enraged Hulk giving chase. Action packed issue, and Scalera’s art complements it very well, communicating the visceral rage of the Hulk and showing him as a force of nature. Waid has Daredevil’s voice down pat by now, and he really is the star of the show in this issue. I’m a big sucker for Baron Zemo, and I hope that Waid is building him up as Banner’s opponent in the next couple arcs. 4/5 stars.

Last but not least is Daredevil #28, also written by Mark Waid, with pencils and colors by Javier Rodriguez, with links by Alvaro Lopez, and letters by VC’s Joe Caramagna. After a the climactic battle with Bullseye, Lady Deadpool, and Ikari, this issue sees Matt Murdock return to normalcy, or at least as much normalcy the Man Without Fear can ever expect. We see him visiting Foggy in the hospital, in a pretty gut wrenching scene, with Murdock overwhelmed by the smell of the chemotherapy, and still yet hiding his disgust from Foggy. The rest of the issue we see Murdock take on the case of a childhood bully of his, and we get some pretty interesting insights into Matt as a kid, and his growth into Daredevil. I really like the art and it’s yet another great Daredevil book. It’s pretty staggering how Waid and the rotating staff of artists just keep knocking these out of the park. 5/5 stars.


7 – The Metabarons by Jodorowsky & Gimenez

In this week’s episode, Eric and Robbie take a look at the week’s newest releases, read The Metabarons in Classic Breakdown, listen to Eric’s best Alan Moore impersonation, and take the show to its darkest depths yet when they corrupt Archie in Random Character Generator! Featuring a new intro and much much more!

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