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Talking Comics for 05.24.17 – I Am Groot #1, Venom #150, Totally Awesome Hulk #19 & DC’s Watchmen?

Talking Comics for 05.24.17 – I Am Groot #1, Venom #150, Totally Awesome Hulk #19 & DC’s Watchmen?

It’s a big week for Marvel Comics this week as we get another series for a Guardian of the Galaxy – Groot! I Am Groot #1 drops this week and we get to see how long Groot will survive on his own billions of miles away from the rest of the Guardians!

Marvel Comic also start their classic Legacy numbering this week with Venom #150! If you’re a Venom fan, don’t miss this issue with multiple stories by multiple creators celebrating this event!

We told you about the blockbuster mutant event from Marvel a few months ago…but now it’s here! Weapons of Mutant Destruction kicks off this week and we get to see the Hulk team up with the Weapon X team and all of the mayhem that will bring!

Don’t miss out on the news from the past week as we take you deeper into the Doomsday Clock, Secret Empire, and DC’s Kirby Tribute!

Also, comment on our Question of the Week! We want to know your thoughts on DC Comics latest game changing move!

Talking Comics for 05.17.17 – Generation X #1, Luke Cage #1, Sovereigns #1 & YOUR Superhero Universe?

Talking Comics for 05.17.17 – Generation X #1, Luke Cage #1, Sovereigns #1 & YOUR Superhero Universe?

This week Marvel Comics gives us two brand-new series and they’re both relaunches of popular characters. Generation X gives us a very different take and look at the Xavier School for Mutant Education and Outreach that is going to be headed up by none other than Jubilee! In this new series we’re going to find out that not all mutants are created equal!

For all of you Luke Cage fans, don’t miss out on his brand-new series from Marvel Comics this week as we find Luke cage going down to New Orleans for the funeral of one of his closest mentors in his life. When he gets there, he finds out that there is definitely more going on than meets the eye!

Fans of the hit anime, manga and toy sensation, Yo-Kai Watch, will get their very own comic book series this week focusing on Nate and his Yo-Kai named Whisper!

For all of you DC fans, don’t forget that this week is the last week for The Button storyline that’s been going on through the Flash and Batman titles for the past several weeks. This will be the fourth and final part of this particular storyline and will set the stage for major things to come throughout the rest of the DC Universe!

Also, this week, we get Secret Empire #2 from Marvel Comics as it takes a look at what Captain America has done to fight most of, if not, all of the magical beings in the Marvel Universe and it also brings us the appearance of a new hero that joins with Iron Man in the fight against Captain America and Hydra!

This week we also have several very fun and interesting news topics to explore with you including news on Nightwing, New Gods, and Dark Nights: Metal!

Don’t miss our Question of the Week because this week we are talking superhero universes and specifically we want to know where yours are!

Talking Comics for 05.10.17 -Rocket #1, Regression #1, Secret Warriors #1, & Must Read Comics!

Talking Comics for 05.10.17 -Rocket #1, Regression #1, Secret Warriors #1, & Must Read Comics!

Don’t call him a raccoon! Rocket is back to theivin’ ways this week with his new series so, if you need a safe cracked, a vault busted or a score taken, he’s your racc…guy!

The New Gods are back this week with a brand new series from DC Comics! It’s time for the Forager to get his spotlight from the Young Animals imprint and save the universe from General Electric! Can Forager make his mark as a New God?

Luke Skywalker and Doctor Aphra team up this week and encounter The Screaming Citadel! What kind of deal did the Doctor make with Luke to send him to such a infamous place? Find out this week!

Zombies Assemble is adapted for the US market this week! Love the Avengers? Love zombies? Then this is for you! How will the Avengers stand up to this undead threat?

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #255: Guardians of The Galaxy! Savitar! Spoilers!

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #255: Guardians of The Galaxy! Savitar! Spoilers!

On this podcast we take a minute to pay our respects to all the recent comic book deaths. Then we talk about the big Savitar reveal, and review Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2. Spoilers! Download us to your Zune and listen in!

What did you think of Guardians of The Galaxy: Vol. 2? Head over to our podcast Facebook page and let us know.

Talking Comics for 05.03.17 – Secret Empire #1, Injustice 2 #1, & Irredeemable Captain America?

Talking Comics for 05.03.17 – Secret Empire #1, Injustice 2 #1, & Irredeemable Captain America?

Do not miss out this weekend as we are celebrating Free Comic Book Day at both of our locations…here in Shreveport as well is in Texarkana! Come in, peruse the store, and walk out with a bag full of free comics this Saturday, May 6, 2017!

This is the week where it all changes for Marvel Comics and you would have to be living under a rock to not know about the huge changes that are happening this week with Captain America and the Secret Empire! This is the week that Captain America betrays the Marvel Universe! How will the world and, most importantly, the heroes of earth be able to handle this tragedy?

Just in time for the brand-new sequel to one of the biggest selling video games ever, we get Injustice 2 #1 hitting the shelf this week from DC Comics! Superman has been captured and Batman is trying to bring the world back together but there are tons of people wanting to take Superman’s place! What will Batman do about that?

Another reason that this is an exciting week for us is that we get the first wave of comic books from Alterna Comics! They are releasing four new titles this week, all of them are miniseries, and we’re looking forward to what this company has to offer for $1.50 per comic! Be sure to check out what they’re putting out this week from Alterna Comics!

In addition to what Alterna Comics is putting out this week, they also have a brand-new wave of comics coming in June that we discuss and we bring you even more details about Marvel’s Legacy happening this fall! Don’t miss our Question of the Week as we want to know your honest thoughts about Captain America!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 173–The Jedi of Berkeley!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 173–The Jedi of Berkeley!

The HOBI Gang is all together and welcomes Andrew, founder of the Cincinnati Comic Expo, back into the studio to discuss Star Wars Celebration and opening a Disney store!  In the most disjointed episode ever, the guys talk the relevance of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions, surviving a genocide, and Blake catching up on films from the past three decades!  Despite the Marvel debacle, Jason tries to be a Latin lover but can’t find the right music while Andrew announces more guests for the Expo.  Andrew’s tight schedule caused a shift in the HOBI paradigm resulting in the the earliest Top 5, Bucket List Items, ever!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Talking Comics for 04.26.17 – Flash #21, Batman/Shadow #1, Scarlet Spider #1, & Exciting Publishers?

Talking Comics for 04.26.17 – Flash #21, Batman/Shadow #1, Scarlet Spider #1, & Exciting Publishers?

Guys, don’t forget that May 6th, 2017, is Free Comic Book Day! Both of our stores will be participating in Free Comic Book Day and we expect to see you there because were going to be giving away a ton of free, fantastic comic books that you can just come in, grab, and see what else that we have available for our fantastic customers! Don’t miss out on Free Comic Book Day, 2017!

Flash #21 continues ‘The Button’ storyline that is going on right now between the Flash and the Batman titles! These are key issues in regards to what has actually caused the new DC Rebirth event, so don’t miss out!

Batman teams up with The Shadow this week for a mystery unlike ever before! Batman is determined to find out who has killed someone in Gotham and all evidence points to Lamont Cranston, but how can that be, since he’s been dead for 50 years? As Batman is on the trail of Lamont Cranston, The Shadow is doing everything that he can to hide from Batman!

We’ve had the Clone Saga, we’ve had the Clone Conspiracy, and now we get Ben Reilly, The Scarlet Spider #1 starting this week! Everybody’s favorite clone of Spiderman finally gets his own ongoing series by one of the best creative teams ever to write and draw the character, Peter David and Mark Bagley!

Be sure and check out our News section as we discuss several big news events that are happening and will be here before you know it and don’t forget our Question of the Week because we want to know what you think about the current crop of comic book publishers!

Talking Comics for 04.26.17 – Flash #21, Batman/Shadow #1, Scarlet Spider #1, & Exciting Publishers?

Talking Comics for 04.26.17 – Flash #21, Batman/Shadow #1, Scarlet Spider #1, & Exciting Publishers?

Guys, don’t forget that May 6th, 2017, is Free Comic Book Day! Both of our stores will be participating in Free Comic Book Day and we expect to see you there because were going to be giving away a ton of free, fantastic comic books that you can just come in, grab, and see what else that we have available for our fantastic customers! Don’t miss out on Free Comic Book Day, 2017!

Flash #21 continues ‘The Button’ storyline that is going on right now between the Flash and the Batman titles! These are key issues in regards to what has actually caused the new DC Rebirth event, so don’t miss out!

Batman teams up with The Shadow this week for a mystery unlike ever before! Batman is determined to find out who has killed someone in Gotham and all evidence points to Lamont Cranston, but how can that be, since he’s been dead for 50 years? As Batman is on the trail of Lamont Cranston, The Shadow is doing everything that he can to hide from Batman!

We’ve had the Clone Saga, we’ve had the Clone Conspiracy, and now we get Ben Reilly, The Scarlet Spider #1 starting this week! Everybody’s favorite clone of Spiderman finally gets his own ongoing series by one of the best creative teams ever to write and draw the character, Peter David and Mark Bagley!

Be sure and check out our News section as we discuss several big news events that are happening and will be here before you know it and don’t forget our Question of the Week because we want to know what you think about the current crop of comic book publishers!

Talking Comics for 04.19.17 – Secret Empire #0, Batman #21, Redneck #1, & One Artist, One Event?

Talking Comics for 04.19.17 – Secret Empire #0, Batman #21, Redneck #1, & One Artist, One Event?

Secret Empire starts now! The Marvel Universe is about to be betrayed and they have no idea that it’s coming! Do not miss the beginning of the bigest story in the Marvel Universe in years, starting in Secret Empire #0, Captain America Steve Rogers #16, Thunderbolts #12, and U.S.Avengers #5! On top of that, Nick Fury is back in the spy game in a huge way starting this week!

DC Comics finally start to answer the questions around The Button with Batman #21! If you’ve been wanting to know more about what created DC’s Rebirth, you need to get this issue! For all of you Superman fans, don’t miss the Aftermath of Superman Reborn in Superman #21, Superwoman #9, and Trinity #8!

Image Comics gives us two very interesting series this week – Plastic, a stary about a retired serial killer touring the country with his “girl”, until she’s kidnapped! Now he’s out for revenge and the return of his true “love”! Also, Redneck #1 from Image Comics, a look at a very different vampire family from Texas. They just want to run their barbecue joint and live in peace, but that’s not happening!

Tons of News stories this week and don’t miss our Question of the Week! Just how many artists should be involved in big comic events?

Talking Comics for 04.12.17 – X-Men Blue #1, BP Crew #1, Godshaper #1, & Best Comic Buying Experience?

Talking Comics for 04.12.17 – X-Men Blue #1, BP Crew #1, Godshaper #1, & Best Comic Buying Experience?

We are going to be at Louisiana Comic Con, April 22nd and 23rd! Come by and see us at the con! Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for Free Comic Book Day!

X-Men Blue and Weapon X continue Marvel’s ResurrXion launch this week! The original X-Men are back as a team with conflicting leadership and the Weapon X program has created new weapons for old targets!

The Crew is back in a new series with Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Misty Knight and Manifold on the team! Taking justice to the streets like you’ve never seen before!

This week sees the Super team get together for the first time since Rebirth! Superman teams up with Super-Man and Supergirl this week! See who they’re facing!

Huge Batman news is on the horizon and don’t miss our Question of the Week! We’re talking about buying comics and we want to know what it’s been like for you!

The Comic Board Eps #21 LIVE Podcast- Comic News, Top 5 Comics, NCBD Picks

The Comic Board Eps #21 LIVE Podcast- Comic News, Top 5 Comics, NCBD Picks

Welcome to The Comic Board; your one-stop shop for everything related to this week’s new comic book releases. We not only cover the big two in comic publishing, DC & Marvel, but also Image, Valiant, Aftershock, Boom Studios, Dark Horse, and a host of other independent publishers.
Each week J.T. and Blackpoll will cover their top 5 picks of the week as well as their least favorite pick. But before we get there, we’ll discuss comic news, answer listener questions, and tackle a discussion question or two. Recorded live every week this interactive live show takes questions, comments, and sometimes even ridicule, direct from the chat.
We record live every Tuesday at 11am EST/10am CST on The Comic Board Youtube channel. If you’re interested in talking anything comic related, come on by our Youtube channel and join in the discussion. As always, be supportive of the comic community and happy reading!
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Batgirl Annual #1                            Booster Gold/ Flintstones
Titans Annual #1                             Divinity 3
Animosity #6                                   Old Guard #2
X-Men Prime #1                              And More…
Joyride #11
Justice League of America #3

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Talking Comics for 04.05.17 – X-Men Gold #1, Royals #1, Riverdale #1, & Marvel Quits Diversity?

Talking Comics for 04.05.17 – X-Men Gold #1, Royals #1, Riverdale #1, & Marvel Quits Diversity?

Do not miss out on our Grand Opening Mega Sale starting this week on April 6 through April 9! Remember that everything in both of our stores will be 10 to 75% off! If there’s something that you been wanting to get for a long time now, now is the time to come and get it!

Marvel Comics is separating two factions that have been at war with each other! The Inhumans will be taking their story into space with the brand-new series Royals #1 and the X-Men will return back to their original mission that Professor Xavier started years ago with X-Men Gold #1!

If you’ve been watching and are a fan of the current Riverdale CW TV series, don’t miss the brand-new Riverdale ongoing series that starts this week from Archie Comics! There is a darkness that lurks underneath the surface of this small town and what do all of these characters know about it or have in common with it? Find out more starting this week with this brand-new ongoing series!

Do not miss Superman #20 this week as it not only is a Reborn tie-in issue but we also see the debut of a brand-new Superman costume!

Tons of controversial news topics have happened during this past week that we talk about and we would love to hear your thoughts about it because some of this is just to good to pass up! Also, don’t miss our Question of the Week because we want to know your thoughts on diversity!

Talking Comics for 03.29.17 – X-Men & Inhumans Prime #1, HB/DC Teamups & Favorite Comics Cancelled?

Talking Comics for 03.29.17 – X-Men & Inhumans Prime #1, HB/DC Teamups & Favorite Comics Cancelled?

Marvel starts their first wave of big changes in the Marvel universe starting this week with the Inhumans Prime and X-Men Prime one shots! These one-shot issues lead into the brand-new ongoing series for the Inhumans and for the X-Men and the big changes that are coming for the Marvel Universe! Get in on the ground floor of what is going to happen next in Marvel comics!

DC Comics is giving us the biggest and most unexpected team ups ever in comic history! That’s right! DC Comics characters in Hanna-Barbera characters are teaming up starting this week in annuals for the first time ever! You’re going to see some of the wackiest characters from Hanna-Barbera teaming up with some of the most serious characters from DC Comics, so let the fun times and adventure began!

For all of you pulp fiction fans don’t miss out on the brand-new Doc Savage series from Dynamite Comics dropping this week! This four issue miniseries takes place in 1938 and people are trying to kill Doc Savage but FDR is not happy about that!

We also explain the details about Marvel’s Generations changes that are coming later this year, some of your favorite comic books are now canceled, and there are dark days ahead for the DC Universe!

Don’t miss our Question of the Week because it’s all about the Justice League and we want to hear your thoughts!

The Comic Board Eps #19 LIVE Podcast- Comic News, Top 5 Comics, NCBD Picks

The Comic Board Eps #19 LIVE Podcast- Comic News, Top 5 Comics, NCBD Picks

Welcome to The Comic Board; your one-stop shop for everything related to this week’s new comic book releases. We not only cover the big two in comic publishing, DC & Marvel, but also Image, Valiant, Aftershock, Boom Studios, Dark Horse, and a host of other independent publishers.
Each week J.T. and Blackpoll will cover their top 5 picks of the week as well as their least favorite pick. But before we get there, we’ll discuss comic news, answer listener questions, and tackle a discussion question or two. Recorded live every week this interactive live show takes questions, comments, and sometimes even ridicule, direct from the chat.
We record live every Tuesday at 11am EST/10am CST on The Comic Board Youtube channel. If you’re interested in talking anything comic related, come on by our Youtube channel and join in the discussion. As always, be supportive of the comic community and happy reading!

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Talking Comics for 03.22.17 – Iron Fist #1, X-O Manowar #1, Ghostbusters 101 #1, & Thor Revelations?

Talking Comics for 03.22.17 – Iron Fist #1, X-O Manowar #1, Ghostbusters 101 #1, & Thor Revelations?

Iron Fist is back and he’s looking for a fight but he may have found one that’s too much for him to handle! Ed Brisson and Mike Perkins bring Danny Rand back in a big way this week!

Valiant Comics relaunches two of their main characters this week with a brand new X-O Manowar and Bloodshot! Expect a shocking revelation from Bloodshot and join Aric as he and the X-O Manowar armor enter into a new war!

Image Comics gives us a new Magdalena series and it looks like it may be a brand new Magdalena as well! Ray Fawkes is back with another new horror series, Underwinter, written and painted by himself!

Don’t forget – this week we find out why Thor was Unworthy in Unworthy Thor #5!

Kyle Rayner Chooses his ring this week in Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #17!

Don’t miss the Question of the Week! We want to know what you think of two powerhouse characters, so tell us below!

Talking Comics for 03.15.17 – Batwoman #1, American Gods Shadows #1, Vampirella #1 & Your Power Combo?

Talking Comics for 03.15.17 – Batwoman #1, American Gods Shadows #1, Vampirella #1 & Your Power Combo?

You’ve demanded it and DC is giving it to you! Batwoman is back in her own ongoing series! Kate Kane finds herself back on Coryana, an anything goes island that now has a bioweapon for sale and Batwoman will have to face mistakes from her past to stop this weapon from being sold! With gorgeous art from Steve Epting, don’t miss this news series!

You’ve read the novel, you’re excited for the new TV series, now get the comic series! American Gods come to cimics this week and Shadow Moon is having a really bad day! He’s broke, his wife is dead, and he has no idea what to do…until he meets Mr. Wednesday, who has a job offer Shadow Moon can’t refuse! A war is brewing. Can Shadow Moon prevent its boiling point?

After much controversy, we finally get the first issue of Vampirella this week! She’s among the living again but this world is far from the old world she remembers. Blood tastes different, hope is laced with fear…does she really want to protect this world?

All of you Warhammer fans will be excited to see the new ongoing series debut this week! The next stage of war begins now!

Monster Unleashed wraps up this week before launching into its very own ongoing series and Superman has to face the truth about his life in the latest chapter of Superman Reborn!

Talking Comics for 03.08.17 – Man-Thing #1, Grass Kings #1, Redline #1 & Marvel Legacy Returning?!

Talking Comics for 03.08.17 – Man-Thing #1, Grass Kings #1, Redline #1 & Marvel Legacy Returning?!

After all these years, Man-Thing is going to get his very own series estimation point he spent years and years regaining his ability to speak and has taken Hollywood by storm but I danger threatens his home and he has to choose between his life of celebrity or everything that he knows! Don’t miss what Daniel Warned Johnson and R. L. Stine plan to do with this unique character!

Grass Kings starts this week by creators Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins, a story taking a look at a group of brothers that rule a trailer park kingdom and have taken in a mysterious stranger to help her. Will this decision bring them doom? Find out more with this brand-new ongoing series from Boom Comics!

If you’re a fan of the TV series Archer, then you will want to check out the brand-new series starting this week, Redline! This is a slice of life humor series on Mars focusing on Superintendent Denton Coyle. He’s facing bombs, the media, and what definitely feels like explosive diarrhea! Welcome to another Tuesday on Mars!

One of our favorite comics series is finally returning this week! Copperhead returns this week with a new artist on board, Drew Moss! Copperhead’s mayor has been murdered and one of the sheriffs old friends as returned from the past at the same time! Could the two events be connected?

We change the format a bit this week and included several different news items that we want to talk to you about this week. Some of the stuff you may have heard of, some of that you may have not, but we deftly want to talk about it and make you aware of some big changes that are coming down the road from some of our favorite comic publishers and we would definitely like to know your opinion to these changes that are going to be happening later this year! Also don’t miss our Question of the Week! See you in the comments!

Talking Comics for 03.01.17 – Riverdale #1, America #1, Savage Things #1, & Out Of Control Variants?

Talking Comics for 03.01.17 – Riverdale #1, America #1, Savage Things #1, & Out Of Control Variants?

On the heels of their brand-new TV series that has started on the CW, Archie Comics is giving us a one-shot issue for Riverdale before they launch into their new regular ongoing series. Take a look at the gained in Riverdale and the changes are taken place in the Archie universe with these popular characters.

All of you fans of the Young Avengers, check out America #1 starting this week as we get a solo series for fan favorite America Chavez as she not only fights big bad monsters, leads The Ultimates, but now she’s also going to go on a journey of self-discovery by going to college!

A secret agency has been kidnapping children and training them to be assassins for 25 years and now their group of assassins has gotten out of control and can no longer be managed. As a last ditch effort, this secret organization is trying to wipe out these insurgents but are unable to do so, so they bring in the one person that got away from them and doesn’t mind getting some blood on his hands! Don’t miss out on Savage Things #1 starting this week!

For all of you fans of the Rat Queens, a brand-new ongoing series starts this week from Image Comics as the gang gets back together and everybody still hates Gary!

For all of you Spiderman fans that just finished reading the Clone Conspiracy, don’t miss out on the bookend of that storyline this week with the Clone Conspiracy Omega! Find out what’s going on with The Rhino, the Jackal, and what’s leading into the brand-new Spiderman series by Peter David and Mark Bagley!

Superman starts a brand-new storyline this week called Reborn! This story has been leading up from the very first issue of the series and will reveal even more about Superman, specifically which Superman were actually dealing with here in the new DC Rebirth!

Don’t miss our Question of the Week as we talk about variant covers from the comic publishers and how out of control they are!