Welcome to Episode 225 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast!

This week, we discuss the new Black Panther series by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze, the long overdue screen credit for Batman co-creator Bill Finger, recent staff layoffs at Archie Comics, the rumored return of Men in Black, and the possibility of a Blue Beetle/Booster Gold film!

Plus, we review Steve Orlando and JD Faith’s Virgil from Image Comics in our Take a Look It’s in a Book segment!

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This week’s reviews:

  • Joe — Public Relations #1 by Matt Sturges, Dave Justus, and David Hahn from Devil’s Due
  • Matt — Debbie’s Inferno by Anne Emmond from Retrofit Comics

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • We Are Robin #4 (DC)
  • 7 Percent #1 (Red 5)
  • Kanan #6 (Marvel)
  • Power Cubed #1 (Dark Horse)
  • Mythic #4 (Image)

Matt’s 5:

  • Wild’s End: The Enemy Within #1 (BOOM!)
  • Thief of Thieves #31 (Image)
  • Deathstroke #1 (DC)
  • The Tithe #5 (Image)
  • Fury: SHIELD 50th Anniversary One-Shot (Marvel)

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — Sandman Overture #6 by Neil Gaiman and JH Williams III from Vertigo
  • Matt — Blood Thirsty #1 by Mark Landry and Ashley Witter from Titan Comics

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • Mad’s Original Idiots Slipcase Collection by Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, and Will Elder from DC Comics

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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, Happy Holidays/It’s the Holiday Season by Andy Williams, Buddy by Willie Nelson, Underground by Ben Folds Five, Dead Souls by Joy Division, The Bear at the Window by The Barr Brothers, Take Me Out to the Ballgame by King Curtis, Blackheart Man by Bunny Wailer, 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.