Welcome to Episode 226 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast!

This week, we discuss Chip Zdarsky declining his Harvey Award, a potential Watchmen series at HBO, the return or All-Star Batman and Robin, and Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s upcoming Black Widow series!

Plus, Kacie returns to discuss the original Marvel Contest of Champions in a brand new installment of Kacie Explains It All!

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This week’s reviews:

  • Joe — Sandman Overture #6 from Vertigo by Neil Gaiman, JH Williams III, Dave Stewart, and Todd Klein
  • Matt — From Under Mountains #1 from Image Comics by Marion Churchland, Claire Gibson, Sloane Leong, and Brandon Graham

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • Disciples #4 (Black Mask)
  • Hail Hydra #3 (Marvel)
  • Batman: Arkham Knight Annual #1 (DC)
  • Rick & Morty #6 (ONI)
  • The Cavalry: SHIELD 50th Anniversary One-Shot (Marvel)

Matt’s 5:

  • Void of Heroes #1 (Cosmic Times)
  • Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water #1 (Titan)
  • Book of Death: The Fall of Harbinger One-Shot (Valiant)
  • Colder: Toss the Bones #1 (Dark Horse)
  • American Vampire: Second Cycle #10 (Vertigo)

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — Paper Girls #1 from Image Comics by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
  • Matt — Doctor Strange #1 from Marvel Comics by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • Human Body Theater HC/SC from First Second by Maris Wicks

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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, Orange Crush by R.E.M., Hava Nagila by Dick Dale, Meet the Elements by They Might Be Giants, Mr. Sandman by Method Man, Mountain by Aloha, Mars by Sam Hulick, Last Bongo in Belgium by the Incredible Bongo Band, 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.