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Welcome to Two-Headed Nerd Episode #674 where our sentient Cosmic Longbox has us discussing classic comic back issue reviews based on a theme! With a new and very well-reviewed Predator movie hitting Hulu the Cosmic long box decided we should take a look at the ugly motherfucker’s tenure in comics. Almost immediately after the first Predator’s box office success, Dark Horse comics would scoop up the comic license and the hunt was no longer just focused on Schwarzenegger and Danny Glover. It wouldn’t be long before the Predator would take on the likes of Batman, the Terminator, and even Archie It all started with Predator #1 at Dark Horse in 1989 which led to Predator #1 at Marvel which hit stands this week. We cover both and more using our “Buy It,” “Skim It,” or “Leave It” to eight classic back issue comics featuring the Predator!

This Week’s Reviews: 

Joe:

Matt:

Then it’s time to talk about our must-read picks for next week’s new comics in the THN Sanctum Sanctorum:

Matt’s Pick for Next Week:

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Cover by Andrea Mutti

Parasomnia: The Dreaming God #1

Dark Horse, $3.99
Writers: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Andrea Mutti

Cullen Bunn (Harrow County) and Andrea Mutti (Bunny Mask) return with their hit adventure tale of two worlds split between dreams and reality.

As the hunt for his missing son continues, our hero shifts worlds from the nightmarish Lovecraftian dreamscape to a cyberpunk metropolis where a ruthless cult continues to plague him, and reality and fantasy continue to blur.

“. . . a visually stunning dark fantasy, wearing its pulp fiction influences on its sleeve and setting up an intriguing mystery.” -But Why Tho?

Joe’s Pick for Next Week: 

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Cover by S. Morian

20th Century Men #1

Image Comics, $3.99
Writer: Deniz Camp
Artists: S. Morian

At the end of the 20th century, superheroes, geniuses, madmen, and activists rush towards WWIII! A Soviet “iron” hero, a superpowered American president, an insane cyborg soldier, an Afghan woman hellbent on building a better life for her people—these strange yet familiar beings collide in a story that mixes history, politics, and comic book mythology into something totally new. Welcome to 20TH CENTURY MEN, where the edges of our reality and fiction touch, overlap…and then explode.

 

Trade/Graphic Novel of Next Week

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Cover by Dustin Nguyen

Robin & Batman HC

DC Comics, $24.95

The legendary story of Batman and Robin has reached nearly mythic proportions: the crime-fighting Dynamic Duo, always one step ahead of the criminals they pursue and never meeting a case too big. This isn’t that story. This is the story of a young Dick Grayson, newly orphaned, struggling to find his way in a strange, difficult, dark new world…This is the story of Robin and Batman.

 

 

 

This Episode’s Soundtrack:

All music in this episode is 100% free-use, royalty-free, or used with the express permission of the artist and or label, and all of those other fun words that mean we didn’t infringe on any copyrights!

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#674 Cosmic Longbox Comic Back Issue Reviews: PREDATOR VS. COMICS!