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Welcome to Episode 164 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast!

This week, we discuss the recent Comics4Kids charity scandal discovered by our friends at Comics Therapy, the casting of Josh Brolin as Thanos, and rumors of a potential hiatus for Marvel’s Fantastic Four titles.

Plus, our man Wooly Toots joins us in the Ziggurat to talk about Joe Madureira’s Battle Chasers in our Defenders segment!

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This week’s reviews:

  • Joe: The Legend of Bold Riley #1 from Northwest Press by Leia Weathington and Jonathan Dalton
  • Matt: Dead Body Road #6 from Image Comics by Justin Jordan and Matteo Scalera

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #1 (Dynamite)
  • Chew/Revival One-Shot (Image)
  • C.O.W.L. #1 (Image)
  • The Midas Flesh #6 (Boom)
  • Adventures of Superman #13 (DC)

Matt’s 5:

  • Godzilla: Rulers of the Earth #12 (IDW)
  • Dry Spell #1 (Action Lab/Danger Zone)
  • Thanos Annual #1 (Marvel)
  • Trees #1 (Image)
  • Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #1 (Boom)

Picks for next week:

  • Joe AND Matt: Big Trouble in Little China #1 from Boom Studios by Eric Powell and Brian Churilla

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • Afterlife With Archie Vol. 1: Escape from Riverdale from Archie Comics by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla

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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 — Big News II by Clutch, Ludicrous Speed Round Theme — Fury of the Storm by Dragonforce featuring Dark Helmet, The Defenders Theme — The People’s Court theme song, Gimme Some Money by Spinal Tap, James Brown is Dead by LA Style, Wild Wild West by Kool Moe Dee, Running Man by Raised Fist, Here Comes the Hotstepper by Ini Kamoze, The Big One by Alan Stanley Tew, Panic Scam by Rocket from the Crypt,  and other fine songs that are copyright/trademark their respective artists/owners.