Welcome to Episode 92 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comicast!!!

This week, we’re joined by occasional THN Guest-Host Dave DeMarco, who brings his review of IDW’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1. Meanwhile, we’re presenting a special advance review of Avengers #1 by Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opena, and Dean White! And we somehow make time to discuss Matt Fraction’s big heart, X-Men: Days of Future Past casting developments, and the potential of a new Heroes for Hire series by BM Bendis and Mike Deodato!

Plus, we talk about our favorite holiday comics in our Greatest of All Time segment!

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This week’s reviews:

  • Joe and Matt — Avengers #1 from Marvel Comics by Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opena, and Dean White
  • Dave — My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1 from IDW by Katie Cook and Andy Price

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • Hero of Alexandria #1 from Ape Entertainment
  • Comeback #1 from Image Comics
  • Venom #27.1 from Marvel
  • Nowhere Men #1 from Image Comics
  • Helheim Preview Edition from Oni Press

Matt’s 5:

  • Uncanny Avengers #2 from Marvel
  • Talon #2 from DC Comics
  • FF #1 from Marvel Comics
  • Masks #1 from Dynamite Entertainment
  • Witch Doctor: Mal Practice #1 from Image Comics

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — The Legend of Luther Strode #1 from Image Comcs by Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore
  • Matt — Hellboy in Hell #1 from Dark Horse Comics by Mike Mignola and Dave Strwart
  • Dave — Amazing Spider-Man #699 from Marvel Comics by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • Butcher Baker the Righteous Maker Hardcover from Image Comics by Joe Casey and Mike Huddleston

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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, Greatest of All Time Theme — The G.O.A.T. by LL Cool J, Alias Theme by Dominik Hauser, All the Critics by Mr. Fantastic featuring J Todd, Pony by Ginuwine, Punishment by Biohazard, Approaching the Coven by Atrium Carceri, Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season by Andy Williams, With a Little Help from My Friends by George Burns.