Welcome to Episode 252 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast! This week, we discuss Shelly Bond’s dismissal from Vertigo, the subsequent sexual harassment controversy surrounding DC editor Eddie Berganza, this year’s Eisner nominations, and the strange addition of Brian K. Vaughan and Michael Chabon to the creative force behind the “Hasbro Cinematic Universe.”

Plus, we review The Rattler OGN from Image Comics by Jason McNamara and Greg Hinkle in our Take a Look It’s in a Book segment!

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This week’s reviews:

  • Joe — Dept. H #1 from Dark Horse Comics by Matt and Sharlene Kindt
  • Matt — Joyride #1 from BOOM! Studios by Jackson Lanzing, Colin Kelly, and Marcus To

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • Divinity II #1 (Valiant)
  • Dark Souls #1 (Titan)
  • Aloha, Hawaiian Dick #1 (Image)
  • Twilight Zone/The Shadow #1 (Dynamite)
  • The Walking Dead: The Alien One-Shot (Panel Syndicate)

Matt’s 5:

  • Black Eyed Kids #1 (Aftershock)
  • Sun Bakery #1 (Alternative Press)
  • Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #1 (IDW)
  • Madballs #1 (Lion Forge)
  • Captain America: Road to War #1 (Marvel)

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — Micronauts #1 from IDW by Cullen Bunn and David Baldeon
  • Matt — Aliens: Defiance #1 from Dark Horse Comics by Brian Wood and Tristan Jones

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • Airboy Deluxe Edition HC from Image Comics by James Robinson and Greg Hinkle

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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, Take a Look Theme — the Reading Rainbow theme song (sort of), Nothing Compares 2 U by Prince & The New Power Generation, Get Back by The Beatles, The Stranger by RJD2, Joyride by Roxette, Rattler by Bob Log III, Captain Planet theme by Walt Ribeiro, Combat Drop by James Horner, 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.