Welcome to Episode 201 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast!

This week, we discuss the first episode of Sony’s Powers adaptation, the eight-figure deal to create the Valiant cinematic universe, and DC’s efforts to inform readers about their upcoming relaunch.

Plus, the Comic Pushers help some poor tweaker get hooked on Rip Hunter!

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This week’s reviews:

  • Joe — Howard the Duck #1 from Marvel Comics by Chip Zdarsky, Joe Quinones, and Rico Renzi
  • Matt — The Surface #1 from Image Comics by Ales Kot, Langdon Foss, and Jordie Bellaire

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • Southern Cross #1 (Image)
  • Hellbreak #1 (ONI)
  • Detective Comics Endgame One-Shot (DC)
  • Ninjak #1 (Valiant)
  • Itty Bitty Comics: Grimmiss Island #1 (Dark Horse)

Matt’s 5:

  • Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1 (BOOM!)
  • Batman Arkham Knight #1 (DC)
  • Altered States Red Sonja One-Shot (Dynamite)
  • Spawn Resurrection #1 (Image)
  • Amazing Spider-Man Special #1 (Marvel)

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — Frankenstein Underground #1 from Dark Horse Comics by Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck
  • Matt — Chrononauts #1 from Image Comics by Mark Millar and Sean Murphy

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • Sexcastle OGN from Image Comics by Kyle Starks

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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, Comic Pushers Theme — Pusher Man by Curtis Mayfield, Leprechaun 2 main title theme by Jonathan Elias, You’ve Got Another Thing Coming by Judas Priest, Fashion by David Bowie, Treason by Naked Raygun, Night by John Carpenter, Planet of the Shapes by Orbital, King Cobra by The Budos Band, 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.