With Greg and Kaitlyn still gone honeymoonin’, Mike and BK are holding down the fort with two new offering’s from DC this week in RWBY, and The Batman’s Grave (by club fav Warren Ellis). As usual, there are several diversions including NYCC & Martin Scorsese’s comments on Marvel Movies. COMIC BOOKS!
Per usual, we’re guiding you through those muddy and murky waters of the comic book landscape by doing news hits, providing some clarity on Images Nomen Omen, and getting pumped for Ghost Riders new direction on Marvel Comics.
The Club gets into spoonfuls of sex issues with with DC’s new Black Label book Harleen and Image’s SFSX (also known as Safe Sex).
This week Mike & BK are in the studio, covering off on comic book headlines, the Abrams family giving writing comics a shot in Marvels Spiderman, and club favorite Jeff Lemire taking on a DC classic in Inferior 5.
King Thor brings Jason Aaron’s amazing Thor run to a close! and Chastity is the Dynamite book from Leah Williams that thwarts all expectations you might have had from the covers. There was a lot of good stuff on this episode that got cut for our Patreon so make sure to check that out: https://www.patreon.com/FirstIssueClub
Two wildly different books this week folks. After rounding up some comic news, we get into Everything from Dark Horse - a comic which asks, “what if a mega-department store drove your childhood town crazy?” Second, we get into the less subtle Battlepug, which begs the question, “what if Conan had a giant pug?”
Marvel Comics 1000 hit stands with splash of surprises, news, and nostalgia. Dive in deep with Greg and Budget King here. Also Mountainhead (IDW) will leave no reader uninterested, so make sure you check out this episode!
First Issue Club gets into it this week with the Sony/Disney breakup fallout; Batman tragedies; Dark Captain Marvel and our first picks of the week! “Strayed” has cats talking, astral projecting, working for the gov., will it be anarchy?! And “Pretty Violent…with lots of swears.” which is exactly the brutal mess you think, with a pretty violent-ly good twist.
It’s Gregs Bachelor party, and to celebrate, the boys get a lesson in a new kinky way to have fun, before deep diving into this weeks comics. Once & Future out on BOOM! Studios, and The White Trees, were both from club favorite creators, and a complete delight, but only one stayed on theme with our sex-fueled intro. Interested?
This week in the club we have bound-ti-ful topics with the surprising debut of “Berserker Unbound”, and the dark and wild landscape of “Coffin Bound”.
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We interview Cullen Bunn to talk about his two new indie. books! He also drops serious knowledge on the industry experience and growing up nerd, don’t miss this interview. If you don’t know Cullen Bunn, now is the time to check him he delivers on everything he touches from Harrow County (Dark Horse), to Unearth (Image), and Uncanny X-men and X-men Blue (Marvel).
Cullen Bunn came out strong this week with two fierce Indy books! You won’t want to miss the wizard horror story of Manor Black (Dark Horse). Knights Temporal (Aftershock) paints a genre hopping master piece with mysteries galore!
We Skyped in to talk with the Jacks of Trades Podcast about JANE FOSTER: VALKYRIE out on Marvel Comics. If you want to hear more from Jacks of Trades find em here:
The club was so pumped for House of X that we spent the entire episode discussing it, only getting sidetracked about 5 times.
This week the club gets sucked in with Collapser on DC's Young Animals imprint and laugh at the hilarious exploits of Superman's Best Friend: Jimmy Olsen on DC. Also in this episode, the worry of celebrities writing comics, and we create our DJ set lists.
Mike and Greg catch each other up on the whirlwind of Marvel announcements to come out of San Diego Comic Con in this emergency special bonus episode!
The club returns from episode 100 with a ton of comic news. Then the long awaited Second Coming gets "saved" by Ahoy Comics. Finally Reaver blows up on Image for a violence soaked tail of medieval mayhem.
The entire club skipped town for the 4th to spend time with our families, so while we couldn’t record a regular episode, comic book reading must go on! Because of this important rule of life, Mike D recorded an emergency voicemail episode where he breaks down his top four first issues of last week. Hope you state-side clubbers all had a wonderful holiday weekend as well, and to our overseas friends, we have no excuse for this really random weird episode. Please forgive us.
This week The Club takes a breaks from comics to celebrate 100 episodes with 100 minutes of non-sense. Highlights include, but aren’t limited to: our first sponsor, parody songs, call-ins, commentary on our first episode, DC cover prices, regrets, emotions, thank you’s, and what’s next.
On Episode 99 The club spends the entire episode diving into DC Black Label's Superman Year One! Frank Miller - love him or hate him, we get into it. This is so much Superman stuffed into one episode that it made it's way into a special One Shot Episode!