Welcome to Episode 198 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast!

This week, we discuss the return of Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo, the resurrection of Will Eisner’s The Spirit, and recent Marvel and DC film casting news.

Plus, we review Scott McCloud’s The Sculptor from First Second Books in our Take a Look It’s In a Book segment!

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This week’s reviews:

  • Joe — Secret Identities #1 from Image Comics by Brian Joines, Jay Faerber, Ilias Kyriazis, and Charlie Kirschoff
  • Matt — Ei8ht #1 from Dark Horse Comics by Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • She-Hulk #12 (Marvel)
  • Silk #1 (Marvel)
  • Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents Sparks Nevada: Marshal on Mars #1 (Image)
  • Stray #1 (Action Lab)
  • King: Mandrake the Magician #1 (Dynamite)

Matt’s 5:

  • The Multiversity: Mastermen #1 (DC)
  • Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #9 (Marvel)
  • Plunder #1 (BOOM!/Archaia)
  • Pathfinder Origins #1 (BOOM!)
  • The Dead Don’t Die (Working Class Press)

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — Spider-Gwen #1 from Marvel Comics by Jason Latour and Robbie Rodriguez
  • Matt — Black Hood #1 from Archie Comics by Duane Swierczynski and Michael Gaydos

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • The Fade Out Vol. 1 TP from Image Comics by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

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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), You Ought to Be In Picture by Doris Day, Question by The Moody Blues, Speed by Atari Teenage Riot, Pretending To See the Future by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Show Business by Lou Rawls, 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.