Welcome to Episode 179 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast!

This week, we discuss Alan Moore’s upcoming Crossed spin-off series, the conclusion of the Jack Kirby estate’s battle against Marvel Comics, and the curious announcement of a show based on Vertigo’s Lucifer series.

Plus, we take the Avi Challenge when we review Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew’s The Shadow Hero in our Take a Look It’s In a Book segment!

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This week’s reviews:

  • Joe — Roche Limit #1 from Image Comics by Michael Moreci and Vic Malhotra
  • Matt — Aliens: Fire and Stone #1 from Dark Horse Comics by Chris Roberson and Patric Reynolds

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • New Avengers #24 (Marvel)
  • Secret Avengers #8 (Marvel)
  • Booster Gold: Futures End #1 (DC)
  • Superman: Doomed #2 (DC)
  • Butterfly #1 (Boom/Archaia)

Matt’s 5:

  • Future Proof #1 (Bliss On Tap)
  • Tales of Mr. Rhee: Karmageddon #1 (Devil’s Due)
  • G.I. Joe #1 (IDW)
  • A Town Called Dragon #1 (Legendary)
  • Edge of Spider-Verse #3 (Marvel)

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — Thor #1 from Marvel Comics by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman
  • Matt — Gotham Academy #1 from DC Comics by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • Hip Hop Family Tree Gift Box Set from Fantagraphics by Ed Piskor

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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 — Big News II by Clutch, Ludicrous Speed Round Theme — Fury of the Storm by Dragonforce featuring Dark Helmet, Take a Look Theme — the Reading Rainbow theme song (sort of), Con Clavi Con Dio by Ghost B.C., Television Rules the Nation by Daft Punk, Surfing with the Alien by Joe Satriani, Classic Battle by Sam Spence, Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me) from Pirates of the Caribbean, Original Human Beatbox by Doug E. Fresh, and other fine songs that are copyright/trademark their respective artists/owners, but didn’t get listed because Matt is still editing as I type these notes.