Welcome to Episode 221 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast!

This week, we discuss First Second’s new line of Science Comic graphic novels, the disintegrating schedule of Marvel’s Secret Wars event, and Strange Wit, the new graphic novel project about the life of Jane Bowles by Katy Rex!


Plus, we make our first foray into the manga world in our Take a Look It’s In a Book segment, as we review Pluto Vol. 1 by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka!

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This week’s reviews:

  • Joe — Zodiac Starforce #1 from Dark Horse Comics by Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau
  • Matt — Drive #1 from IDW by Michael Benedetto and Antonio Fuso

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • SHIELD #9 (Marvel)
  • Noirness One-Shot (AdHouse)
  • Hank Johnson: Agent of Hydra One-Shot (Marvel)
  • The Seven-Per-Cent Solution #1 (IDW)
  • Spider-Woman #10 (Marvel)

Matt’s 5:

  • Book of Death: The Fall of Ninjak #1 (Valiant)
  • New MGMT #1 (Dark Horse)
  • Stringers #1 (Oni)
  • Black Tiger #1 (Graphic India)
  • The Last Days of Ant-Man One-Shot (Marvel)

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — Plutona #1 from Image Comics by Jeff Lemire and Emi Lennox
  • Matt — Midnighter #4 from DC Comics by Steve Orlando and Alec Morgan

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage: The Complete Comics Vol. 1 from Super Genius by Rick Veitch and Bryan Talbot

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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, Drive That Fast by Kitchens of Distinction, Kickstart My Heart by Motley Crue, Don’t Fake the Funk by Prince Charles and the City Beat Band, Living After Midnight by Judas Priest, Hip Pickles by Blood Sweat & Tears, and many 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.