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Welcome to Episode 224 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast!

This week, we discuss reports of a Christopher Nolan-directed Akira trilogy, the first casualties from DC You, and Marvel’s initiative to promote the second issues of their new titles.

Plus, the Comic Pushers help Anthony from Brooklyn get an X-Men fix and we welcome Answer of the Week stalwart Da Orca to the Ziggurat in a brand new 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 — The Paybacks #1 from Dark Horse Comics by Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal, and Geoff Shaw
  • Matt — Tokyo Ghost #1 from Image Comics by Rick Remender and Sean Murphy

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • String Divers #2 (IDW)
  • D4VE 2 #1 (IDW)
  • Constantine: The Hellblazer #4 (DC)
  • Prophetica: Prophecy One – The Procession (Self-Published) (BUY IT HERE!)
  • Raising Dion #1 (Self-Published) (BUY IT HERE!)

Matt’s 5:

  • Captain America: White #1 (Marvel)
  • Mixtape #1 (Space Goat)
  • Awake #1 (Action Lab)
  • Agent Carter: SHIELD 50th Anniversary One-Shot (Marvel)
  • Voltron: From the Ashes #1 (Dynamite)

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — Power Cubed #1 from Dark Horse by Aaron Lopresti
  • Matt — Wild’s End: The Enemy Within #1 from BOOM! Studios by Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • The Hellboy 100 Project HC and TP from Dark Horse by Mike Mignola and friends

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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, Hero Up Remix by Parry Gripp, Comic Pushers Theme — Pusher Man by Curtis Mayfield, Business as Usual by The Cynics, Time Travel by Blouse, Escape Velocity by Zombi, The Big Paycheck by EPMD, The Man with the Machine Gun by Nobuo Uematsu, Cry Me a River by Claudine Longet, I’m Alright by Kenny Loggins, The Hockey Song by D.O.A., 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.