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Welcome to Episode 196 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast!

This week, we discuss Brian Michael Bendis’ upcoming departure from Marvel’s X-Men franchise, the all-female Avengers team spinning out of Secret War — A-Force, and DC’s upcoming overhaul of their complete publishing lineup and the death of the New 52!

For the complete rundown of DC’s major overhaul, visit the links below:

www.newsarama.com/23456-dc-reveals-major-changes-new-direction-for-comic-book-line.html

www.newsarama.com/23457-full-list-of-dc-1s.html

Plus, Anthony from Brooklyn calls in to discuss digital comics apps in our Ask a Nerd segment!

Hey! Don’t forget to check out our other podcast, the Answer of the Week, where we talk about the latest Question of the Week with all of YOUR responses!

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This week’s reviews:

  • Joe — Superman #38 from DC Comics by Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr.
  • Matt — Cluster #1 from BOOM! Studios by Ed Brisson and Damian Couceiro

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • GotG/X-Men: Black Vortex Alpha (Marvel)
  • Velvet #9 (Image)
  • Imperium #1 (Valiant)
  • Lobo #5 (DC)
  • Copra #19 (Copra Press)

Matt’s 5:

  • King: Jungle Jim #1 (Dynamite)
  • Postal #1 (Image Comics/Top Cow)
  • Rat God #1 (Dark Horse)
  • New Zodiax #1 (Astronaut Ink)
  • Nameless #1 (Image)

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — Darth Vader #1 from Marvel Comics by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca
  • Matt — Divinity #1 from Valiant Entertainment by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • The Sculptor GN from First Second Books by Scott McCloud

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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, The News by Carbon Silicon, Know Your Rights, Should I Stay or Should I Go, Career Opportunities, Death or Glory, all by The Clash, The Parish of Space Dust by Gorillaz, 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.