MCMLXXV / Low Road West / Ice Man

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MCMLXXV / Low Road West / Ice Man

Our first issue picks this week are “MCMLXXV”, a supernatural cabbie story with soulful 70s vibes; “Low Road West” blows our minds with its seamless integration of Twilight Zone meets Narnia meets Stranger Things meets LOST; and “Iceman” depicts Bobby ‘Dad Joke’ Drake just doin’ his best and learning the rest.

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The Punisher / Beasts Of Burden / West Coast Avengers

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The Punisher / Beasts Of Burden / West Coast Avengers

Image above from Marvel Comics

In this episode, “The Punisher” surprises no one with everything you expect from ‘World War Frank’; “Beasts of Burden” is the FIC pick-of-the-week for all its furry and fantasy narratives; and “West Coast Avengers” is the LA laid-back team who finds themselves on film and with a BIG new problem.

 Dark Horse Comics

Dark Horse Comics

 Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics

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Pearl / Volition / Crowded

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Pearl / Volition / Crowded

Above photo from Image Comics

This time in the FIC Fudge Mansion, “Pearl” is a Yakuza gang’s take on Romeo & Juliet and the clubbies blab about Bendis; “Volition” lets us explore the idea that robots could be people, too; and “Crowded” gets slap-appy with its endearing new ‘Odd Couple’ assassinista duo.

 Jinxworld

Jinxworld

 Aftershock Comics

Aftershock Comics

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The Sandman Universe / Black Badge / Fantastic Four

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The Sandman Universe / Black Badge / Fantastic Four

Above image from Boom Studios

Dear readers/listeners, here are the books this week... “Sandman Universe” confuses yet delights us as we look forward to what it has in store; “Black Badge” bring us back to our childhood dreams of wilderness-conquering and survival; and finally, FINALLY, “Fantastic Four” gets us in our feelings and delivers a heartfelt comeback story for one of the most legendary superteams in comics.

 DC Comics

DC Comics

 Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics

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Bone Parish / Justice League Dark / The New World

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Bone Parish / Justice League Dark / The New World

Above photo from DC Comics

In this episode, we get into “Bone Parish”, and discuss what could happen when a family-run, bone-snortin’ business gets too big for its britches.

“Justice League Dark” teams up the B-List that’s gonna save magic - it’s like Justice League, but a bit bolder & better for us.

“The New World” is the FIC pick of the week, and delivers a club-love story set in a world we never hope to see, and yet already feel we’re on our way.

 BOOM! Studios Comics

BOOM! Studios Comics

 Image Comics

Image Comics

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The Mall / Euthanauts / The Life of Captain Marvel

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The Mall / Euthanauts / The Life of Captain Marvel

Above photo from Marvel Comics

This week, “The Mall” delivers a Mafia-style, reverse-Mamma Mia, with all the 80’s you can handle, dark undertones, and everybody gets their own store! “Euthanauts” takes a ‘death positive’ perspective, leaving the club ‘death-questioning’, with its unabashed curiosity and deep-dive into the afterlife; and “The Life of Captain Marvel” is really the life of Carol Danvers, a beautifully-layered narrative about superheroism within a complicated family.

 Black Crown Comics

Black Crown Comics

 Scout Comics

Scout Comics

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Farmhand/She Could Fly/The Amazing Spider-Man

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Farmhand/She Could Fly/The Amazing Spider-Man

Above image from Marvel

This week: “Farmhand” gives us a family drama wrapped in your average stem-cell zombie farm story; “She Could Fly” takes a serious look at OCD and mental health; and, “The Amazing Spider-Man" sends Peter back to college.

 Image Comics

Image Comics

 Dark Horse

Dark Horse

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Modern Fantasy/Sentry/Teen Titans Special

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Modern Fantasy/Sentry/Teen Titans Special

Above photo from Dark Horse

This week, “Modern Fantasy” helps us relive our worst days at the office, weirdest parties in college and a little adventure in between. “Sentry” is a bleak look at the one man who can do everything, but only once a day. Finally, “Teen Titans Special” shows us what happens when Kid Flash, Teen Robin and Red Arrow stop pretending, and get real. With guns.

 Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics

 DC Comics

DC Comics

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