A quick bit of admin, with no comics chat at all, but rather important if you download our podcast from iTunes or through an RSS reader. It's only two minutes long, why not listen in, eh?
Slightly early this time round, Paul and Al have got a solid hour of chat for you, with discussions of Miles Morales, Laurence Fishburne being cast as Perry White, the Superman and Catwoman costume shots, the relaunch/returns of Fantastic Four and Astro City and DC's licensed books going digital-only. We've also got reviews of Severed, Mystic and Spider-Island: Cloak & Dagger. The Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe - The Best A Man Can Get.
Paul and Al have got a wrap-up of the news from SDCC for you, with plenty of chat about Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga, the new Fables series, Roman Dirge's putative Lenore movie, The Sixth Gun moving to SyFy, a big round-up of Marvel-related announcements and the summary judgements in the Kirby estate lawsuit. The guys are also reviewing Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil and Our Love Is Real, and you knew the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe was a snake before you brought it in.
Al and Paul are back, with chat on DC's fill-in creators, Marvel's New Stores initiative, Diamond Digital and the end of the Xeric grant, as well as reviews of All Nighter, X-Men: Schism and The Red Wing. I say I say I say, the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe has no nose! How does it smell? Sort of papery.
A fallow few weeks for comics means that Paul and Al have decided to skip reviewing books this time round, but there's plenty of chat to make up for it. Topics covered include the sad passing of Gene Colan, the Avenging Spider-Man, the Green Lantern movie and DC's wider approach to films, the comics industry's move to digital, the UK newsstand scene and lots more. If you stay perfectly still, the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe won't eat you.
Al and Paul are back with a look at Frank Miller's Holy Terror, the X-Men cancellation and relaunch, the opening of the Spider-Man musical and the solicitations for September (including a look at all 52 DC launches). There are also reviews of 15 Love, Graveyard of Empires and Kirby Genesis. The Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe has come to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and is all out of ass.
Paul and Al have got a lot to say about DC's big announcements, as well as about Dark Horse's digital retailer incentives and the return of Valiant, and they've got reviews of Criminal: Last Of The Innocent, Secret Seven and 50 Girls 50 too. Give me an O! Give me an F! Give me another F! Give me a... yeah, we don't have time for this. The Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe is in this episode too.
Al and Paul have a bumper episode for you this time round, with discussion of Tr!ckster and the return of Kramer's Ergot as well as a round-up of the solicitations, and reviews of Flashpoint, Alpha Flight and Nonplayer. What evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe knows.