Welcome to Two-Headed Nerd Episode #670, where our sentient Cosmic Longbox has us discussing classic back issue comic reviews based on a theme. This time, our theme examines what happens when gods of all faiths, mythologies, and corners of the universe interfere in humankind’s comic adventures and we’re calling it… HERE THERE BE GODS (insert echo here)!
This Week’s Reviews:
- New Gods #1, DC, 1971
- Savage Dragon #31, Image, 1996
- Fantastic Four #511, Marvel, 2004
- Secret Warriors #10, Marvel, 2009
Joe’s Pick for Next Week:
Image Comics, $3.99
Intended for mature audiences
The hit team behind THE FEW and THUMBS returns with an all-new WILD AS HELL miniseries! Writer SEAN LEWIS (KING SPAWN), artist HAYDEN SHERMAN (Wasted Space), and rock-star letterer HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU introduce a world where Deadwood-style Westerns collide with the fantasia of NEIL GAIMAN in the story of Dirt, a man seeking vengeance for his murdered wife with nothing but a talking vulture to prod him on. ABOVE SNAKES is a fast and furious explosion of Western tropes and American vengeance that explores where our rage can take us.
Matt’s Pick for Next Week:
Marvel Comics, $4.99
AFTER THE REIGN COMES THE DAWN!
In the wake of Wilson Fisk’s violent and visceral last act, it’s a new era for New York and the Man Without Fear! With a groundbreaking creative team returning to usher in an all-new chapter, Matt Murdock has no choice but to leave behind everything he’s ever known, and ELEKTRA is the last vestige of his former life. Everything Matt Murdock thought it meant to be DAREDEVIL is about to change, including the challenges he will have to face in the cowl!
Trade/Graphic Novel of Next Week
Boom! Studios, $14.99
Dizzy wants to be the best! But with everything she’s tried, including roller skating, this teen can only achieve one thing-disaster. Just when she’s about to give up, interdimensional creatures called the Negatrixes attack, forcing her to take up the mantle of ‘Burb Defender! But if she wants to save the world, she’s going to have to assemble the coolest skating crew the ‘Burbs have ever seen. From New York Times bestselling author Shea Fontana (DC Super Hero Girls, Wonder Woman Rebirth) and acclaimed artist Celia Moscote (Juliet Takes Breath) comes an aspirational story, perfect for fans of Save Yourself! and Rollergirl, that reveals a true hero is nothing without her friends. Collects the complete Getting Dizzy #1-4.
This Episode’s Soundtrack:
- Godzilla March BreakBeat by DJ RX-78
- City of Dreams by NAEON
- The needle and the fluid by TEETH OF GLASS
- Japanese Spider-man Mix by DJ RX-78
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