Welcome to Episode 107 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comicast!

This week, we discuss the implications of the collapse of digital comics provider Jmanga, the return of J. Michael Straczynski’s Joe’s Comics imprint, and The Year Zero epic coming soon to the pages of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman.

Plus, the Comic Pushers are back get a poor slob named Tim hooked on the stuff!

Hey! Don’t forget to check out our all-new, web exclusive feature, Answer of the Week, available ONLY at TwoHeadedNerd.com, where we answer the latest Question of the Week!

This week’s reviews:

  • Joe — Batman & Robin #18 from DC Comics by Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, and Mick Gray
  • Matt — Sledgehammer 44 #1 from Dark Horse Comics by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Jason Latour

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • Buddy Cops One Shot from Dark Horse Comics
  • Wolverine #1 from Marvel Comics
  • Fearless Defenders #2 from Marvel Comics
  • Age of Ultron #2 from Marvel Comics
  • Aliens Vs. Parker #1 from BOOM Studios

Matt’s:

  • Batgirl #18 from DC Comics
  • Ultimate Comics Wolverine #1 from Marvel Comics
  • Batman #18 from DC Comics
  • Grimm Fairy Tales St. Patrick’s Day Special from Zenescope
  • Spawn #229 from Image Comics

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — Action Comics #18 from DC Comics by Grant Morrison, Rags Morales, and Brad Walker
  • Matt — X-Tinction #1 from Marvel Comics by David Lapham and David Lopez

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • Maximum Minimum Age Hardcover from Image Comics by Bob Fingerman (with honorable mention to Brian Wood’s The Massive Vol. 1 from Dark Horse)

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Our theme music is A Better Tomorrow by Dan the Automator. Other music found in this week’s episode was provided by the following sources: Big News Theme — Here is the News by ELO, Ludicrous Speed Round Theme — Fury of the Storm by Dragonforce featuring Dark Helmet, Comic Pushers Theme — Pusher Man by Curtis Mayfield, Year Zero by Los Chicos, Balls to the Wall by Accept, Sledgehammer by BTO, Bombs Away by The Police, Songs of the Whale Part One by Tangerine Dream, President Chimp Toe by Fila Brazillia, Funny Vibe by Living Colour.