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Welcome to Episode 215 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast!

This week, we discuss the deluge of news from the latest Image Expo and Dan Slott’s plan for Spider-Man in the All-New All-Different Marvel Universe!

Plus, we salute our favorite exploding characters in a special THN Top Five in honor of America’s Independence Day.

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This week’s reviews:

  • Joe — We Stand on Guard #1 from Image Comics by Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skroce
  • Matt — 8House: Arclight #1 from Image Comics by Brandon Graham and Marian Churchland

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • The Hunter One-Shot (Nobrow)
  • Onyx #1 (IDW)
  • The Spire #1 (BOOM!)
  • Barb Wire #1 (Dark Horse)
  • Detective Comics #42 (DC)

Matt’s 5:

  • Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1 (Dynamite)
  • XO Manowar #38 (Valiant)
  • Red Skull #1 (Marvel)
  • Secret Wars #4 (Marvel)
  • Princess Leia #5 (Marvel)

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — Archie #1 from Archie Comics by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples
  • Matt — Star Trek/Green Lantern #1 from IDW by Mike Johnson and Angel Hernandez

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • High Crimes HC from Dark Horse Comics by Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa

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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, The Secret of My Success by Night Ranger, New Blue Feeling by White Denim, Blame Canada by The Hollywood Band, Long Distance Runaround by Yes, Ordinary World by Duran Duran, Greek Tragedy by The Wombats, 4th of July by Soundgarden, Living in America by James Brown, The Number Song by DJ Shadow, 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.