It’s Episode 45 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comicast! In this episode, Joe and Matt talk about Marvel’s upcoming Avengers Vs. X-Men event, Brian Michael Bendis’s imminent departure from the Avengers franchise, and the return of Valiant Comics. Plus, Nerd TV is back to get you up to speed on all of December’s nerdy TV, film, and DVD offerings!

This week, Matt has mixed feelings about Defenders #1 from Marvel and Joe gets “Hellblazer Curious” in his review of Hellblazer Annual #1 from DC/Vertigo. For next week, Matt singles out The Strain #1 from Dark Horse as his book to watch. Meanwhile, Joe is hoping DC brings their heroic legacy back for the “New 52” with The Ray #1.

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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, Nerd TV Theme — TV Party by Black Flag, The Valiant by Urge Overkill, Dead Souls (2007 Remastered) by Joy Division, A Stream With Bright Fish by Harold Budd and Brian Eno.