Author: Matt Baum

Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter #1 Review

Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter #1 Titan Comics  Written by Dan Abnett Art by Tom Mandrake 32 pages for $3.99 Solicit: IN THE DEPTHS OF EASTERN EUROPE, THE LEGENDARY VAMPIRE HUNTE R, CAPTAIN KRONOS AND HIS TWO ASSISTANTS, GROST AND CARLA ARE CALLED UPON TO HELP RID A TOWN OF ITS VAMPIRE PLAGUE.  HOWEVER, BENEATH THE SURFACE OFTHE BELEAGUERED TOWN A MALEVOLENT FORCE FAR MORE EVIL AND DEADLY IS AWAKENING AND IT MIGHT JUST BE THE MATCH OF KRONOS… This is the first issue in Titan’s new Hammer Horror line.  For those of you under the age of 50 or not obsessed...

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Wonder Woman/Conan #1 Review

Wonder Woman/Conan #1 DC Comics Written by Gail Simone Art by Aaron Lopresti and Matt Ryan Cover by Darick Robertson 32 pages for $3.99 Solicit: What makes one a legend? How do legends carve their names into history, when countless others are forgotten? Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian are destined by the fates to be legendary, but when their stories collide, will both emerge victorious, or will the fickle Gods cut their lives short? Co-published with Dark Horse Comics. Gail Simone takes the refreshing step of not bothering to come up with some hackneyed reason that Wonder Woman...

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Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack #1 Review

Samurai Jack: Quantum Jack #1 IDW Written by Fabian Rangel Jr Art by Warwick J. Caldwell 32 pages for $3.99 Solicit: A ruthless biker gang ambushes a royal envoy. The name of their leader? SAMURAI JACK! From the team that brought you HELENA CRASH comes an all-new take on the legendary wandering samurai that is completely different and yet surprisingly familiar! Wait, what? How is that even possible? YOU GOTTA READ SAMURAI JACK: QUANTUM JACK TO FIND OUT!  Jack is back but you might not recognize him.  Unless you squint and let your eyes go out of focus a...

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Small Man, Big Mouth: Nightcrawler’s Return

AMAZING X-MEN SPOILERS AHEAD! Meet the new fuzzy elf, same as the old fuzzy elf. A few months ago on the show, Joe and I reviewed Amazing X-Men #1 written by Jason Aaron with art by Ed McGuinness. This was Aaron’s new X-project after putting a bow on his Wolverine and the X-Men run and the vehicle to bring Nightcrawler back from the dead. Great news for fans of the fuzzy-blue-elf, right? As a lifelong Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner) fan, I can say I was excited as anyone for his return and a little bummed with the way he died in part 5 of the X-Men: Second Coming storyline. I’m not going to relive the whole thing here, but a character named Bastion killed Kurt while he was saving Hope (a character whom no cares about anymore). So, why after reading the first 4 issues of Amazing X-Men am I feeling so empty? I loved Aaron’s run on Wolvie and the X-Men, I love McGuinness’ pencils and I love Nightcrawler. Trifecta! Right? Apparently not. Here’s what we got: Nightcrawler is dead, in heaven, and it’s a boring place. That is until his father Azazel (an evil red version of Nightcrawler that may or may not be a/the devil) shows up with a pirate ship to steal souls from heaven. So Nightcrawler enlists the help of the Bamfs (little cartoon versions...

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Small Man, Big Mouth: Bad Karma Interview with Jeremy Haun

This week I sat down for an interview with artist/inker/writer and all-around-nice-guy Jeremy Haun. Currently Haun is penciling The Darkness for Image/Top Cow but that just isn’t enough to keep him busy it seems. Haun and several collaborators, including writer/artist Phil Hester and writer B. Clay Moore have formed a writing team (I like to call it a gang) and launched a very successful Kickstarter campaign for their new anthology graphic novel Bad Karma. Bad Karma is a 200-page anthology with several stories that are loosely connected but also stand alone. Below you’ll find the complete un-edited (I think there was one naughty word) interview. To listen to the interview, click HERE —-> THN Interview with Jeremy Haun ————————– Matt Baum is the co-host and producer of the Two-Headed Nerd Comicast. He is short and has a big...

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