Welcome to Episode 198 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast!

This week, we discuss the return of Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo, the resurrection of Will Eisner’s The Spirit, and recent Marvel and DC film casting news.

Plus, we review Scott McCloud’s … Read More


Keith Silva is “Not for Everyone”

March 4, 2014

EDITOR’S NOTE: I’ve been sitting on this piece from THN Ombudsman Keith Silva for almost a month now, trying to figure out a way to respond that wasn’t simply defending against his points, but making points of my own.

I wanted to talk about how a rating like “skim it” Read More

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The Best/Worst X-Men Time Travel Tales

October 25, 2013

BishopThe X-Men are committed to bringing about a world that treats mutants as equals instead of, you know, hating and fearing them. Charles Xavier’s dream and all that, right?

Well, the X-Men are also committed to messing up the time-space continuum more than Old Biff and his fist-cane.

Even … Read More

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Get Your Hubris Outta’ My Chutzpah or How Matt Baum Was (Sort of) Right

May 14, 2013

Matt BaumTo the ebullient Kacie Baum: I am sorry. I loathe admitting it, but that sly devil with the haircut somewhere between Alec Baldwin in Glenngarry-Glen-Ross and Mike Score from Flock-of-Seagulls, Matt Baum (pictured) … was right. Like Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, Baum knows pornography when he sees it. And … Read More

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Helpful Hints for the Superior Spider-Man

January 9, 2013

Superior Spider-ManSPOILERS!








So, Spider-Man is Doctor Octopus.

Or Doctor Octopus is now Spider-Man.

However you want to frame it, Otto Octavius – I like to call Doc Ock like he’s an old pal – is now in the body of Peter Parker. He’s now … Read More

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Be the Baum, Do the Patrick

December 5, 2012

I believe in comics.

(Trust me) when forces conspire, take Lady Macbeth’s advice: ”… screw your courage to the sticking place, And we’ll not fail.”

Wait! Wait! It’s my only Shakespeare reference, scout’s honor. There was a ‘screw’ in there that must have gotten your attention. I promise; I’m going … Read More

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Three Horrors for Halloween: Walking Dead, Session 9, and Severed

October 27, 2012

Not sure where you’re living, but where I’m at it’s going to be cold and possibly wet, so I plan on barricading myself inside for most of the weekend. Before you start in on me, it is completely sane if I am doing it to pluck out my own hair Read More

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Invincible: One Hundred Issues, One Million Reasons

October 24, 2012

The family business is something that not a lot of children look forward to becoming a part of, unless you’re Mark Grayson, the son of the legendary Omni-Man. Created by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker, Invincible lives up to its tagline as “The best superhero comic in the universe.” It … Read More

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I’m on a Boat: Why I Didn’t Pass on The Massive

October 23, 2012

Creative-types (writers, artists) live for Armageddon; bunch of Galactuses (Galacti?) with fancy pens, tables that cant and paper. What really gets these ‘Gods of Oblivion’ off happens only after all ‘the poundin’, the hollerin’ and the screamin’ ends — once it’s O.K. to prefix said apocalypse, disaster or crash with … Read More

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The Five Steps of Cyclops’ Descent into Madness (from New X-Men to Avengers vs. X-Men)

October 17, 2012

Cyclops was the first X-Man. He was Charles Xavier’s favorite student. He led the X-Men into countless battles. He has laser eyes.

Scott “Slim” Summers was the X-Man that all the others wanted to be. He eventually became the headmaster of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. He made all the … Read More

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Avengers Vs. X-Men: We All Win

September 28, 2012

The Phoenix Force has made its way back to Earth on a path of galactic destruction. The Avengers have discovered that the reason for the Phoenix’s return is to connect with its avatar Hope Summers.  Hope is living on the mutant island Utopia and mutants are few and far between … Read More

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