Welcome to Episode 187 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast!

This week, we discuss Warner Brothers hiring Michelle MacLaren to direct Wonder Woman, the upcoming Secret Identities series from Jay Faerber and Brian Joines, and the new Howard the Duck series from Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones, AND our reaction to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer.

Plus, we review DMC Vol. 1 in our Take a Look It’s in a Book segment!

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This week’s reviews:

  • Joe — Universe #1 from Panel Syndicate by Albert Monteys
  • Matt — Ody-C #1 from Image Comics by Matt Fraction and Christian Ward

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1 (DC)
  • Gotham By Midnight #1 (DC)
  • Planet Gigantic #1 (Action Lab)
  • Flash Gordon Annual #1 (Dynamite)
  • Capture Creatures #1 (kaboom!)

Matt’s 5:

  • Intersect #1 (Image)
  • Punk Mambo #1 (Valiant)
  • Spider-Woman #1 (Marvel)
  • I.C.E.: Critical Mass #1 (12 Gauge)
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #1 (BOOM!)

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — Shaft #1 from Dynamite Entertainment by David Walker and Bilquis Evely
  • Matt — Hellboy and the BPRD #1 from Dark Horse Comics by Mike Mignola and Alex Maleev

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • Just the Tips HC from Image Comics by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky

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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, Take a Look Theme — the Reading Rainbow theme song (sort of), Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band by Meco, Rock You Like a Hurrican by Scorpions, Space Is the Place by Sun Ra, Reading Rainbow…ROCKS! by The Human Tim, The Hunt Begins by Brian May, and other fine songs that are copyright/trademark their respective artists/owners, but didn’t get listed because Matt is still editing as I type these notes.