This week, after recovering from a wicked sinus infection, Brian is back to talk comics, pop culture, and more. The show starts off with a recapping of the week’s comic and pop culture news, moves in to Brian’s favourite comics of the week, and then gets to the cover story which is all about the February Diamond Comics Previews.
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Brian and Liam’s Comic Picks of the Week:
Brian’s pick of the week:
Walking Dead Volume 14 – No Way Out
by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard
As the Eisner Award winning series continues, no one in The Community is safe from what happens within its walls. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #79-84 .
Walking Dead Volume 15 – We Find OUrselves
by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard
The events of “No Way Out” have affected everyone in the community, and not everyone has survived to pick up the pieces. Rick and the survivors must now try to pick themselves up and carry in the wake of disaster… and by doing so, they find hope.Collects THE WALKING DEAD #85-90.
Cover Story – February Comics Previews
These are the comics Brian thought looked interesting. They area available from All New Comics subscription service.
All New Comics has two picks for you this month.From DC Comics – Dark Night : A True Batman Story HC for $20 instead of $23DARK NIGHT: A TRUE BATMAN STORY is the harrowing and eloquent autobiographical tale of Paul Dini’s experiences being mugged and his recovery after it. Art by the incredibly talented Eduardo RissoFrom Image – The Fix # 1 for $3.00 instead of $3.99A story of the crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run things-and the sex toy that can bring them all down. Oh, and the hero is a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels.
Other Interesting Titles:
Neil Gaimans How To Talk To Girls At Parties HC – $25.37
Two teenage boys are in for a tremendous shock when they crash a party where the girls are far more than they appear! From Neil Gaiman-one of the most celebrated authors of our time-and award-winning artists F·bio Moon and Gabriel B·, this sumptuous graphic novel is not to be missed!DC Comics
When rogue figures from famous works of art come to life and escape their frames, it’s up to Reggie Riot and the agents of Art Ops to track them down before they wreak havoc on the unsuspecting public.Harley Quinn & Suicide Squad April Fools Spec – $7.04
Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, M.D., welcomes you to Evil Anonymous, the support group for super villains in need; where no problem is too insane or homicidal, and where discretion is assured as only a clown princess of crime can-which is to say, not at all.Harley Quinn And Her Gang Of Harleys – $5.63
Straight from the pages of HARLEY QUINN comes the story of her strange new army of assistants, the Gang of Harleys! In this new miniseries, they’ve been on the job for just a few months, and the Gang is ready to stand up and show what they can do without HarleyUnfollow TPB 01 – $21.14
A dying social media mogul leaves his billions to be split between 140 random people-or however many are still alive at his death.IDW Publishing
Micronauts – $7.04
THEY CAME FROM A DYING UNIVERSE! ACROYEAR, SPACE GLIDER, BIOTRON and their allies are back, on the run from the evil BARON KARZA, and blasting through a universe where magic and science vie for control!
Criminal 10th Anniversary Special Ed – $7.04
BRUBAKER and PHILLIPS return ten years later to the world of CRIMINAL for one of their darkest and strangest tales yet.
We Stand On Guard Deluxe HC – $35.24
Set one hundred years in our future, WE STAND ON GUARD follows a heroic band of Canadian civilians turned freedom fighters who must defend their homeland from invasion by a technologically superior opponent… the United States of America. Collects WE STAND ON GUARD #1-6
Wicked & Divine HC 01 Year One – $63.44
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matthew Wilson return with an Eisner Award-nominated modern fantasy where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. Revel in the opulence of this oversized hardback! Revel in it! Collects THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #1-11.
All New Inhumans TPB 01 Global Outreach – $22.55
As the terrigen clouds continue to spread across the world, they leave in their wake the ruined lives of the Inhumanized. Now, Crystal – Inhuman princess and former elemental Avenger – leads her own team tasked to help as many of these NuHumans as possible.
Collecting ALL-NEW INHUMANS #1-4 and material from ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT POINT ONE #1. Rated T+
All New Wolverine TPB 01 Four Sisters – $25.37
She’s the best there is! X-23 was created to be a weapon; for a time, that’s all she was. But with the help of her mentor, Logan – the original Wolverine – she escaped that dark past.
Collecting ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #1-6.
All New X-Men Inevitable TPB 01 Ghosts Of Cyclops – $22.55
More than ever, hatred and fear have made the world a dangerous place for mutants. But as the few remaining X-Men retreat into seclusion, a handful of mutant teenagers refuse to allow their destiny to be decided for them! Collecting ALL-NEW X-MEN (2015) #1-6
Spider-Man By Todd McFarlane Omnibus HC – $105.75
Todd McFarlane became a superstar illustrating AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, but he changed the industry forever with his next project: the ‘adjectiveless’ SPIDER-MAN! Taking on both writing and art duties, McFarlane ushered Peter Parker into a gritty new era – and it began with ‘Torment’! Collecting SPIDER-MAN (1990) #1-14 and #16, and X-FORCE (1991) #4. Rated T
Divinity II – $5.63
By Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine – At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent three cosmonauts farther than anyone has gone before or since. Handpicked orphans with no connections to Earth, trained as devout Communists, and restricted from having families, they became lost in the stars and encountered something Unknown.