About this Episode

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Greetings space cadets! We're back for another week of news and reviews plus some other recommendations that we just couldn't cram in!

AND DON'T FORGET! We're celebrating the release of DC's The Brave & The Bold #1 with writer/artist Liam Sharp at The Escapist Comic Bookstore on Saturday, February 24 from 3pm-6pm!
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So what did we review this week? Well let's have a look:

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Image: VS #1 02:50
War has become a spectator sport. Privately funded armies of superstar soldiers march into battle for fame, profit, and the glory of their sponsor nations.
When a new generation of soldiers arrive, top gladiator Satta Flynn is about to discover how fleeting the limelight can be.
From writer IVAN BRANDON (BLACK CLOUD, DRIFTER) and superstar artist ESAD RIBIC (Secret Wars, Uncanny X-Force) in his creator-owned Image debut, with painted color by NIC KLEIN (DRIFTER, VIKING) and graphic design by TOM MULLER, VS delivers spectacular action, darkly humorous satire, and explores our hunger for fame and our penchant for self-destruction.

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Image: I Hate Fairyland #16 08:03
"HELL OF A TRIP"
The fourth arc of I HATE FAIRYLAND challenges Gert like never before. Our disaffected heroine finds out her usual bag of tricks may not be enough to deal with what Hell has in store (i.e. eternal damnation, etc...) as her chance of ever making it home creeps closer to zero!

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DC: Milk Wars part 2: Mother Panic/Batman Annual #1 10:06
Mother Panic has discovered a Gotham City transformed. What happened to her family and friends? And who moved into Gather House, the religious school that scarred Mother Panic as a young girl? It's Father Bruce, the orphan millionaire who decided to give back to society by filling the deep demand for sidekicks. So many Robins in need of a nest! Plus, part two of the Eternity Girl backup story!

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Marvel: Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock #1 19:14
ADAM WARLOCK IS BACK! Reborn from the realm of the dead, Adam has come seeking the Soul Stone...and the truth about what it did to Him! His guide through this Infinity Quest is none other than...Kang the Conqueror?!? Be there as Adam begins down the dark trail sure to lead him into the heart of the mystery of the Infinity Stones...

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Episode Links

  • Image: Twisted Romance — Critically acclaimed writer ALEX de CAMPI teams up with some of comics' hottest artists to create tales of love gone wrong, right, and everywhere in between. ISSUE ONE: “OLD FLAMES” In New York City in 1978, there are thousands of ways for people to get together. There's only one agency dedicated to tearing them apart: Heartbreak Incorporated. But who is the handsome seducer who runs the agency, and what is the secret he's hiding? Drawn by KATIE SKELLY (My Pretty Vampire). Backup comics story by SARAH HORROCKS (Goro, The Leopard) and prose story by MAGEN CUBED (Crashers).
  • DC: Swamp Thing Winter Special — Tom King and Jason Fabok pay tribute to the legendary creators of Swamp Thing, writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, as they join forces for an earth-shattering Swamp Thing passion project! In this new, squarebound one-shot, Swamp Thing is out of his element as he shepherds a lost boy through a blinding blizzard and other hazards of a strange, frozen tundra. In this touching and harrowing tale of survival, the pair must navigate countless threats throughout a bewildering terrain—with a bloodthirsty snow monster hot on their heels. But how long can they rely on each other? Separated from the Green and stripped of his powers in this dead world, Swamp Thing struggles to fight for their lives and deliver the boy to safety. Disoriented and decaying, Swamp Thing’s fading understanding of his surroundings forces the duo to confront their desperation and uncover the true identity of the snow monster that hunts them. In addition, this special features the final Swamp Thing story from the monster’s co-creator, Len Wein. Originally intended as the start of a new series, it is presented here both in its original script form and with art by Kelley Jones.
  • DC: Young Monsters In Love — It’s hard being a monster…and even harder being a monster in love. Sparks will fly and hearts will be broken when the ghouls and ghosts of the DC Universe assemble to bring you the Valentine’s Day Special that no one saw coming!
  • Vault: Zojaqan — n the aftermath of war, Shannon Kind discovers that the village she once protected has become something darker, stranger, and more brutal than she could've ever imagined. And worse yet: it's all being done in her name. A dark moment of decision is coming — one that will forever change the history of Zojaqan.
  • Vault: Songs For The Dead — Bethany is a minstrel with a heart full of adventure, a would-be hero determined to find a missing boy from the town of Llyne, and a friend to all woodland critters. But mostly the dead ones. Because Bethany is also a necromancer. Captured by the vile Lord Rolland, Bethany will make an unlikely friend, who is all-too-good at providing more corpses to raise.
  • Venom Trailer released — One of Marvel's most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.
  • Deadpool 2 "Deadpool, Meet Cable" trailer released — After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover. In Theaters May 18, 2018
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer released
  • 'Lobo' Movie: Will Michael Bay Direct? — There are no negotiations — heck, there’s not even an offer from the studio — but a dance between the two has begun. Part of any decision will rest on a rewrite that scribe Jason Fuchs would need to do.
  • Joaquin Phoenix to Play the Joker — While studio negotiations are not yet underway, (Todd) Phillips has made it clear that Phoenix is the top choice to star and sources now tell Variety that, after thinking it over, Phoenix has agreed to the role. WB had no comment.
  • Kicking Ice : A Graphic Novel About Women's Hockey — Kicking Ice is an all-ages graphic novel from Ominous Press about girls playing ice hockey written by Stephanie Phillips, drawn by Lee Moder, and colored by Marissa Louise. In partnership with the National Women's Hockey League, a portion of all sales goes to the NWHL to support the players and the growth of women's hockey.
  • Batman: Gotham by Gaslight trailer — A steampunk Batman hunts Jack the Ripper in turn of the century Gotham City in Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, the newest entry in the popular DC Universe Original Movies line of animated films.
  • Wonder trailer