We’re back after a short nine-month break and it’s our book club episode! First we talk Aquaman (3:54) and the new Image Comics series Die, by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans (10:32). The we get into History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (18:18) and announce our next book club book!
We cover a lot of ground this week, including I Kill Giants (8:38), Oblivion Song (15:33), Gideon Falls (20:09), Ready Player One (24:37), and A Quiet Place (31:46).
This episode we cover the season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones (10:44), the new Image book Generation Gone (20:25), Kumail Nanjiani's The Big Sick (26:14), and Dunkirk (34:24).
This week we riff on invisibility for reasons unknown before we get into the new anthology series Bitch Planet: Triple Feature (21:51) and the last two episodes of the first season of American Gods (36:20).
This week we talk about the new Netflix original movie War Machine (5:04), episodes 4 and 5 of American Gods (17:56), and A.D. After Death (29:44) by Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire.
Things we love and can't get over this week: Colossal (16:55), Rock Candy Mountain (27:18), and Bullwhip (32:56).
The power couple talks the FX show Legion (6:06), Jeff Lemire's new book Royal City (17:34), and the movie Logan (24:35).
The power couple discusses the first six episodes of Netflix's new Marvel series, Luke Cage (8:59). We also talk about a new book from Image Comics, Moonshine, by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso (17:10). Then we wrap up by talking about HBO's new series West World (23:05).
The power couple discusses Black Hammer, the new series from Image Comics, written by Jeff Lemire with art by Dean Ormston (12:16). We also talk movies with some Jason Bourne discussion (24:36) and Suicide Squad (34:13).
The power couple discusses news out of San Diego Comic Con, mostly the trailers for the upcoming Wonder Woman (2:18) and Justice League (4:06) movies. We also talk about some of the Marvel stuff (7:38), from Captain Marvel to Thor: Ragnarok to Marvel on Netflix. We then jump to Bo Burnham's new comedy special on Netflix (14:31), the last two episodes from season six of Game of Thrones (12:25), Pokemon Go (14:31), and Star Trek Beyond (16:23). After that we dive into the new Netflix series Stranger Things (19:03), a fantastic new show created by the Duffer Brothers, with a great cast that includes Winona Ryder, David Harbour, and many more. Finally, we talk volume one of Monstress, a series from Image Comics written by Marjorie Liu with art by Sana Takeda (28:53).
The power couple discusses the new movie The Final Girls, starring Taissa Farmiga and Malin Akerman. The movie, now in limited release for theaters but also available to rent and stream online, follows Max (Farmiga) and her friends when they pulled into the world of a classic slasher film. It puts a funny twist on a lot of genre tropes and is well worth a watch. We also talk about the new book from Image Comics, Paper Girls. Written by Brian K. Vaughn with art from Cliff Chiang, it follows a group of paper girls out on their routes in the early morning of All Saints' Day in 1988. The first issue builds the world and characters really well, then shifts gears halfway through and the story arc takes off. Check it out!
The power couple discusses Bitch Planet #5 from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro, a book published by Image Comics. We talk about the series to date and how important it is to the medium and to us personally. We look at the storyline, but also how effectively the creators are using every part of a comic book to make an important statement/call to action. We also talk briefly about Batman #44, a one-shot detective story arc from Scott Snyder and JOCK that draws a lot of parallels to many of the important social issues that come to the fore again and again in today's society. We take another short detour to talk about A-Force, from G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite Bennett, a super fun series that ties into the Secret Wars event at Marvel. Finally, we choose a new show for the fall TV season to follow and discuss: Blindspot on NBC, Monday's @ 10 EST for anyone who wants to follow along!