Welcome to Two-Headed Nerd #537: Hard, Thick Blacks! This week, we discuss a slew of pre-Comic-Con announcements from DC, Tom Scioli’s upcoming Fantastic Four: Grand Design, and confirmation of Taika Waititi returning for another Thor film.

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Two-Headed Nerd #537: Hard, Thick Blacks






Joe’s Main Review:

  • Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1 from DC Comics by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber

Matt’s Main Review:

  • Vampirella #1 from Dynamite Entertainment by Christopher Priest and Ergun Gunduz


Joe’s Ludicrous Speed Reviews:

  • Age of X-Man Omega (Marvel)
  • X-Force #10 (Marvel)
  • Loki #1 (Marvel)
  • Collapser #1 (DC/Young Animal)


Matt’s Ludicrous Speed Reviews:

  • The Orville #1 (Dark Horse)
  • Resonant #1 (Vault)
  • Blade Runner 2019 #1 (Titan)
  • The Quiet Kind One-Shot (Dark Horse)


Picks for next week:

  • Joe: House of X #1 from Marvel Comics by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz
  • Matt: Valkyrie: Jane Foster #1 from Marvel Comics by Jason Aaron and Cafu


Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week:

  • They Called Us Enemy GN from IDW/Top Shelf by George Takei, Harmony Becker, and Various


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Godzilla March BreakBeat by DJ RX-78,
Bakvgo by Crab Sound via Chiptunes = Win,
Fallen by Kevin Graham,
The Big Change by Maurizio Lampugnani,
Peaches by The Stranglers from the album Rattus Novegicus
BulletGun by cactus. via Chiptunes = Win, Bandcamp
HDK 32 † The Nightland by Otto WLAZLO, Bandcamp.
Heroism by Cody Martin,
Opening by Biba Dupont,
Cap Blanc Nez. by Michael Nobler,
Elements by Red City Hero,

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