Welcome to Episode 181 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast!

This week, we discuss upcoming release of The Unbeatable Squirrel-Girl, the announcement of Valiant Next, and Archie Vs. Predator!

Plus, we discuss how the success of comic book films and television shows impact the source material in our Ask a Nerd segment.

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This week’s reviews:

  • Joe — Parallel Man #1 from Future Dude by Jeffrey Morris, Frederick Haugen, and Christopher Jones
  • Matt — Batgirl #35 from DC Comics by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and Babs Tarr

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • Wytches #1 (Image)
  • Birthright #1 (Image/Skybound)
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 (Archie)
  • Avengers & X-Men: Axis #1 (Marvel)
  • Fish One-Shot (Nobrow Press)

Matt’s 5:

  • War Stories #1 (Avatar)
  • Crimson Society #1 (Action Lab/Danger Zone)
  • Dead Squad #1 (IDW)
  • October Faction #1 (IDW)
  • X-O Manowar #0 (Valiant)

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody #1 from Valiant Entertainment by Christopher Priest and MD Bright
  • Matt — Sleepy Hollow #1 from BOOM! Studios by Marguerite Bennett and Jorge Coehlo

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • Usagi Yojimbo Saga Vol. 1 TP/HC from Dark Horse Comics written and illustrated by Stan Sakai

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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, Ask a Nerd Theme — They’re So Incredible from the Revenge of the Nerds soundtrack, Combat Drop by James Horner, I Hate You by The Monks, Bicycle Race by Queen, Shit Luck by Modest Mouse, Love You to Death by Type O Negative, The Hipster by Black Joe Lewis, but didn’t get listed because Matt is still editing as I type these notes.