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Welcome to Episode 269 of the Two-Headed Nerd Comic Book Podcast! This week, we discuss the unexpected passing of Preacher co-creator Steve Dillon, the first trailers for Logan and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and the post-RessurXtion relaunch of the X-Men.

Plus, we review Rob Cham’s Light, the first offering from Buño, in our Take a Look It’s In a Book segment!

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This week’s reviews:

  • Joe — CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #1 from DC/Young Animal by Gerard Way, Jonathan Rivera, Michael Avon Oeming, and Nick Filardi
  • Matt — Star Trek: Boldly Go #1 from IDW by Mike Johnson and Tony Shasteen

Ludicrous Speed Round:

Joe’s 5:

  • Dirk Gently: The Salmon of Doubt #1 (IDW)
  • Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #6 (DC)
  • Precog #1 (King Baby Comics)
  • KISS #1 (Dynamite)
  • Slapstick #1 (Marvel)

Matt’s 5:

  • Spell on Wheels #1 (Dark Horse)
  • Lord of Gore #1 (Devil’s Due)
  • Infamous Iron Man #1 (Marvel)
  • Black Hood Season Two #1 (Archie/Dark Circle)
  • Die, Kitty, Die! #1 (Chapterhouse)

Picks for next week:

  • Joe — Hal Jordan and the GLC #7 from DC Comics by Rob Venditti and Rafa Sandoval
  • Matt — Bloodshot USA #1 from Valiant by Jeff Lemire and Doug Braithwaite

Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • At the Shore GN from Alternative Comics by Jim Campbell

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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), Nasty by Janet Jackson, Silver, Blue & Gold by Bad Company, Robots by Flight of the Conchords, Mental Health (Bang Your Head) by Quiet Riot, Spooky by Dusty Springfield, Mr. Blue Sky by ELO, Tattoo by Van Halen, 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.