100: Next Issue’s Guardians of the Galaxy & have you ever wondered what a M.O.D.O.K. is?

This week Clay, Kyle Josh and Daniel explore the original GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

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Previously on Next Issue … [01:00 – 40:00]

We briefly discuss the video game Cyberpunk 2077 set to release this month

COMICS DISCUSSED

  • Endless Winter #1 Ron Marz, Andy Lanning, Howard Porter, Marco Santucci.
  • King In Black #1 Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, Frank Martin.
  • Tales From The Dark Multiverse: War of the Gods #1 Vita Ayala, Ariel Olivetti, Trish Mulvihill,
  • My Hero Academia Vol. 8-12 by Kohei Horikoshi
  • Gideon Falls
  • X-Ray Robot
  • Daredevil 25 BIG SPOILERS
  • Savage Avengers
  • E-Ratic by Kaare Andrews and Brian Reber
  • MODOK #1 by Jordan Blum, Patton Oswalt & Scott Hepburn
  • Big Girls by Jason Howard

Main Topic [40:00 – 01:59:00]

Guardians of the Galaxy by Jim Valentino

Question of the Day 

News Segment

  • Warner Bros moving their 2021 releases to HBO Max!  

Recommendations [01:59:00 – End]

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99: Next Issue Tackles spoiler Culture: Clay v. Daniel – Dawn of Justice!

This week Clay, Kyle Josh and Daniel dive into SPOILER culture. 

SPOILERS for The Mandalorian up to Chapter 13

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Previously on Next Issue … [01:00 – 25:00]

  • Daniel: My Hero Academia Vol. 1-7 by Kohei Horikoshi, Ghost Tree by Bobby Curnow, Simon Gane (A), Ian Herring (color), Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren by Charles Soule, Will Sliney 
  • Josh: Personal History of David Copperfield
  • Kyle:  Pluto TV, Saved by the Bell Reboot
  • Clay: Child’s Play series. Movies Anywhere Screen Pass.(A Good Day to Die Hard)

Main Topic [25:00 – 01:37:00]

Spoiler culture 

News: Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse dies aged 85

 

Recommendations [01:37:00 – End]

  • Josh: Marvel 616  
  • Clay: Marvel 616
  • Kyle: Jim Valentino’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, Batman Universe  & Inside pixar 
  • Daniel: Happiest Season on Hulu, THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE by John Ridley (W) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Alex Dos Diaz

 

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98: Next Issue’s Thanksgiving and Henry Cavill’s Mustache Returns

This week we are back to regularly scheduled format. Clay, Kyle Josh and Daniel Catch up on the biggest Comic News and Also talk about what they are Thankful for in 2020. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

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Previously on Next Issue … [01:00 – 30:00]Comics Mentioned

  • The Clock by Matt Hawkins, art Colleen Doran
  • Venom Vol. 4: Venom Island by Donny Cates, Mark Bagley, Frank Martin,
  • Everything Vo. 1 by Christopher Cantwell, art I.N.J. Culbard, Boruto:
  • Naruto Next Generations, Vol. 7-9 by Ukyo Kodachi, art Mikio Ikemoto Masashi Kishimoto (Creator),
  • X of Swords up to Chapter 17.
  • MIND MGMT Omnibus Volume 1 by Matt Kindt 
  • Savage Avengers
  • Teen Titans
  • Amazing Spider-Man (Spoiler for)
  • Marvel  Indigenous Voices by Jimmy Gomez, Benjamin Jackendoff, Darcie Little Badger
  • November by Matt Fraction / Elsa Charreteir / Matt Hollingsworth / Kurt Ankeny

Main Topic [30:00 – 01:28:00]

News Segment

  • WW coming to HBOMAX
  • New Snydercut Trailer 
  • New Wonder Girl Series 
  • UCS announces-they-will-no-longer-distribute-dc-comics
  • MARVEL UNLIMITED now releasing 3 months 

Thankful for …

 

Recommendations [01:28:00 – End]

  • Josh: Mercy: Shake the World by J.M. DeMatteis and Paul Johnson (reprint of early Vertigo book by Dover)
  • Clay: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. By Ana Lily Amirpour, Michael DeWeese, Patrick Brosseau. Also Catch the Season Finale of “UNIVERSAL REMOTE”
  • Kyle: Iron Man by Christopher Cantwell and Cafu, Youtube Abroad in Japan  
  • Daniel: New Mutants (2020), Captain Marvel, Vol. 3: The Last Avenger by Kelly Thompson, art by Lee Garbett colors Tamra Bonvillain

 

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97: +Waco Comics and the Birth of the + Universe Alpha

This Week Clay, Daniel and Kyle welcome 2 of the founders of +Waco Comics Joey Gonzales and Danny Flores. We chat about the challenges of starting a comic company, the +Universe Alpha Kickstarter and a bit about comic influences. 

Support their Kickstarter HERE!

Follow +Waco Comics on twitter @PlusWacoComics

https://pluswacocomics.com/

Danny Flores on instagram

Joey Gonzales on instagram

Armando Ramirez on instagram 

+Waco Comics

 

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96: Letter Pages – Kat Calamia Kickstarter

This very Special Minisode we Welcome Special guest Kat Calamia

We discuss the Like Father, Like Daughter #7 Kickstarter

as well as comics reviews in Kat’s Youtube channel

You can follow Kat on twitter @ComicUno

Like Father, Like Daughter #7 Written by Kat CalamiaArt by Wayne BrownColors by Lisa MooreLetters by Brant Fowler

 

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Taskmaster #1 Review

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Early review of the upcoming comic Taskmaster by Jed MacKay, artist Alessandro Vitti, colorist Guru-eFX, and letterer Joe Caramagna.

Taskmaster #1 (2020)

I’ll be honest.  I’ve never read a Taskmaster story.  Not even once.  I know who the character is and what his abilities are, but that is due to different video games and Marvel cartoons.  I’ve never really read a Taskmaster story or arc involving the character.

For those of you that do not know much about him, Taskmaster is the alter ego of Tony Masters.  He is a super villain, mercenary, and anti-hero.  He first appeared in Avengers #195.  He has the ability to mimic any persons movements, fighting styles and mannerisms which makes him a very formidable opponent. 

Taskmaster #1 starts with him in the middle of doing odd jobs to make ends meet.  In the middle of the job, he is suddenly attacked.  With no weapons and no time to react he is forced to run.  Only to be helped by an unlikely accomplice.

I think the premise that the writer sets up is pretty genius and lends to the situational humor I found throughout the book. We find out that Tony has been framed for something he didn’t do, and must now set out to clear his name or die. Writer Jed Mackay, builds an arc that looks to be part buddy cop, one part fugitive on the run and one part murder mystery. 

Alessandro Vitti’s art is really well done.  There was quite a bit of action in the pages and I think it was well handled.  Also the supporting characters are all well known Marvel characters and are very well drawn with subtle nods to make them his own.  

All in all, I very much liked this first issue and will put this on my pull list to see how this first story arc plays out. 

Rating 3.5 / 5  

Written by Adrian Harry co-host of the Next Issue Podcast
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95: Raise The Flag! Next Issue tackles Godzilla

This week we are back to regularly scheduled format. Clay, Kyle Josh and Daniel Godzilla the King of the Monsters, other Kaiju and the Sentai Genre

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Previously on Next Issue … [01:00 – 39:00]Comics Mentioned

  • Iron Man #2:
  • Juggernaut #2
  • X of Swords (Except for X-Men #13)
  • Batman: Joker War (Batman #95 – 101+ Joker War Zone)
  • Daredevil Ongoing
  • Nightwing 75

Also, slight Discussion of Borat 2, The West Wing reunion and LoveCraft Country

Main Topic [39:00 – 01:20:00]

GodZilla the King of the Monsters

Other Kaiju, The Marvel/Toho Partnership during the late 70’s that let to Japan having Spider-man and Marvel  Having Shogun Warriors and Godzilla.  Godzilla would go to be in American comics with Darkhorse Comics and then IDW

 

Recommendations [01:40:00 – End]

  • Josh: Star Wars: Squadrons video game

  • Clay: recommends 2 people Lennie James, Colby Minifie

  • Kyle: Back to the future /Transformers

  • Daniel: Volcano (1997), Batman: Joker War, Star Wars Bounty Hunters: Ethan Sacks & Paolo Villanelli

 

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94: Next Issue Destroys The Marvel Universe

This Week Clay, Kyle, Josh and Daniel take over MARVEL Comics! 

What would we do if WE were in charge as Editor in Chief?

 

Enjoy! 

 

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92: Stargirl Season 1 Discussion – S.T.R.I.P.E.S and Stars

This week Clay, Kyle, Josh and Daniel have a discussion about the CW’s Stargirl

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FULL SPOILERS for all episodes in Season 1 of CW’s Stargirl

 

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91: Next Issue and the Devourer King. ” I say THEE NAY!!”

This week we are back to regularly scheduled format. Clay, Kyle and Daniel discuss in FULL SPOILERS Thor 1-6 by Donny Cates

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Previously on Next Issue … [01:00 – 29:00]Comics Mentioned

  • The Autumnal #1
  • X of Swords #1 
  • Daredevil by Chip Zdarsky
  • Maestro #1 
  • Spider-man: Sins of Norman,
  • Iron Man #1,
  • Injustice Year Zero #7
  • Big Girls #2,
  • Giant Size X-Men: Storm,
  • Xira #3
  • Juggernaut #1

Main Topic [29:00 – 01:20:00]

FULL SPOILERS

Thor (2020) Issues 1-6 by Donny Cates, Nic Klein, Matt Wilson, Joe Sabino and Covers By Olivier Coipel and Laura Martin 

 

Recommendations [01:20:00 – End]

 

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