Welcome to Episode 247 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast! This week, we discuss the upcoming Gotham Academy/Lumberjanes crossover, the passing of legendary artist Paul Ryan, trouble on the set of the Sandman film, and the casting of JK Simmons as Commissioner Jim Gordon.

Plus, Alyse is back with another installment of Words of Wisdom!

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This week’s reviews:

  • Joe — Batman/Superman #30 from DC Comics by Tom Taylor and Robson Rocha
  • Matt — Mulp: Scepter of the Sun #1 from Improper Books by Matt Gibbs and Sara Dunkerton

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • Mockingbird #1 (Marvel)
  • Baker Street Peculiars #1 (kaboom!)
  • The Haunted Mansion #1 (Marvel)
  • Adventure Time #50 (kaboom!)
  • The Unmentionables One-Shot (Big Planet/Retrofit)

Matt’s 5:

  • Tommy #1 (Creature Comics)
  • Aw Yeah Comics: Action Cat #1 (Dark Horse)
  • Mars Attacks: Occupation #1 (IDW)
  • Samurai #1 (Titan)
  • Street Dogz #1 (Alternative)

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — Legends of Tomorrow #1 from DC Comics by various writers and artists
  • Matt — Lords of the Jungle #1 from Dynamite by Corinna Bechko and Roberto Castro

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • Archie Vol. 1 TP from Archie Comics by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples

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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, Whiplash by Hank Levy, Deathbed by Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Suspect Device by Stiff Little Fingers, Teenage Kicks by The Undertones, If I Should Fall From Grace With God by The Pogues, Farewell to Ireland by The Dubliners, Dueling Banjos by Blueridge Mountain Bluegrass Band, The Book I Read by Talking Heads, Whiskey You’re the Devil by The Clancy Brothers, 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.