Welcome to Episode 229 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast – THE FIFTH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN METAL SHOW!

This week, we discuss the latest Star Wars Episode VII trailer, BOOM! Studios decision to cut back on new titles in 2016, “Connor Hawke” coming to DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and what may be the deadliest comic book marketing stunt in history.

Plus, we venture back Inside the Comic Studio to talk to Josh Howell, creator of the upcoming graphic novel The Fierce Are Fading from Under Belly Comics.


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This week’s reviews:

  • Joe — Black Magick #1 from Image Comics by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott
  • Matt — Karnak #1 from Marvel Comics by Warren Ellis and Gerardo Zaffino

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • Titans Hunt #1 (DC)
  • Art Ops #1 (Vertigo)
  • Cyrus Perking and the Haunted Taxi Cab #1 (Action Lab)
  • Weirdworld #5 (Marvel)
  • Howling Commandos of SHIELD #1 (Marvel)

Matt’s 5:

  • Uncanny Inhumans #1 (Marvel)
  • Wes Craven’s Coming of Rage #1 (Liquid)
  • Cognetic #1 (BOOM!)
  • Black Hood #6 (Dark Circle)
  • Henchgirl #1 (Scout Comics)

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — James Bond #1 from Dynamite by Warren Ellis and Jason Masters
  • Matt — Hercules #1 from Marvel Comics by Dan Abnett and Luke Ross

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • Sandman Overture HC from Vertigo by Neil Gaiman and JH Williams III

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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, Dying Earth by The Sword, Sweet Loaf by Butthole Surfers, At War with Reality by At the Gates, The Axe by Gojira, Halloween by Helloween, Witchcult Today by Electric Wizard, Infestissumam by Ghost BC, 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.