Welcome to Episode 141 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast!

This week, we discuss the passing of industry legend Al Plastino, the call to help Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai and his ailing wife Sharon, and the confirmation of Daredevil’s upcoming relaunch and move to San Francisco.

For information on how to donate to the efforts to help the Sakai family, either artistically or financially, visit the following links:

Link: http://comicsalliance.com/stan-sakai-sharon-donations-medical-bills-cartoon-art-professional-society-fans-help/

Link: http://garageartstudio.blogspot.com/2013/11/help-stan-sakai.html

Plus, we debut an all-new segment called The Defenders, featuring The Actual Keith Binder (not to be confused with @realkeithbinder) defending his love of Smallville!

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This week’s reviews:

  • Joe — Infinity #6 from Marvel Comics by Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, and Dustin Weaver
  • Matt — Black Science #1 from Image Comics by Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • Never Ending #1 (Dark Horse)
  • Deadpool Annual #1 (Marvel)
  • New Avengers #12 (Marvel)
  • Uncanny Avengers #14 (Marvel)
  • The Maxx Maximized #1 (IDW)

Matt’s 5:

  • Catwoman #25 (DC)
  • Avengers Arena #18 (Marvel)
  • Aquaman #25 (DC)
  • Sledgehammer 44: The Lightning War #1 (Dark Horse)
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman #1 (IDW)

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — Inhumanity #1 from Marvel Comics by Matt Fraction, Olivier Coipel, and Nick Bradshaw
  • Matt — Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #1 from Dark Horse by J. Michael Straczynski and Pete Woods

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • Ghosted Vol. 1 from Image Comics by Joshua Williamson and Goran Sudzuka

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