Welcome to Episode 255 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast! This week, we discuss the formation of DC Films headed by Geoff Johns, the dispute over the rights to use the evil Dire Wraiths, and the surprising comic book debut of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar!

Plus, we bring Kacie Baum back to the Ziggurat to examine the differences between Marvel’s comic and cinematic Civil Wars in our Kacie Explains it All segment!

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This week’s reviews:

  • Joe — Civil War II #0 from Marvel Comics by Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel
  • Matt — Future Quest #1 from DC Comics by Jeff Parker and Doc Shaner

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • Southern Bastards #14 (Image)
  • Mae #1 (Dark Horse)
  • Archangel #1 (IDW)
  • Brutal Nature #1 (IDW)
  • Tank Girl: 2 Girls 1 Tank #1 (Titan)

Matt’s 5:

  • Lumberjanes: Making the Ghost of It 2016 Special (Kaboom!)
  • Chum #1 (Comixtribe)
  • Alan Dracon #1 (Amigo)
  • The Biggest Bang #1 (IDW)
  • XO Manowar 2016 Annual (Valiant)

Picks for next week:

  • Joe & Matt: Dc Universe Rebirth #1 from DC Comics by Geoff Johns, Ethan Van Sciver, Phil Jimenez, Gary Frank, and Ivan Reis

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • Disquiet GN from Fantagraphics by Noah Van Sciver

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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, Droopy Likes Your Face by C418, Heart Tattoo by Joyce Manor, Money Changes Everything by Cyndi Lauper, Basketball Jones by Cheech & Chong, Don’t You Know by Jan Hammer, Bacon by DJ Shayan, 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.