Welcome to Episode 121 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comicast, featuring occasional guest-host Dave DeMarco!

This week, we discuss Vertigo’s efforts to gain footing in the post-Karen Berger era, the acquisition of Archaia Entertainment by BOOM Studios, and the unexpected legal battle over He-Man.

Plus, we go back Inside the Comic Studio with an interview with Mouse Guard creator David Peterson!

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

This week’s reviews:

  • Joe — Lazarus #1 from Image Comics by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark
  • Dave — Larfleeze #1 from DC Comics by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Scott Kolins

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • Batman/Superman #1 from DC Comics
  • Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Volume 2 #1 from Archaia Entertainment
  • Uncanny #1 from Dynamite Entertainment
  • Red Lanterns #21 from DC Comics
  • Hawkeye #11 from Marvel Comics

Dave’s:

  • Adventures of Superman #2 from DC Comics
  • Adventure Time #17 from BOOM Studios
  • The Wake #2 from Vertigo Comics
  • Daredevil #27 from Marvel Comics
  • Jupiter’s Legacy #2 from Image Comics

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — Satellite Sam #1 from Image Comics by Matt Fraction and Howard Chaykin
  • Dave — Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1 from Marvel Comics by Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • Masks & Mobsters Vol. 1 HC from Image Comics by Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson.

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