This week on the show: Girls what are nekkid, Robin’s that are Red, Hulks that are girls, and a heaping helping of everyone’s favorite comic “historian”…


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Death of (Ultimate Comics) Spider-Man

Written by FABIAN NICIEZA; Art and cover by MARCUS TO & RAY MCCARTHY
How does the return of Bruce Wayne and the beginning of Batman, Inc. work into Red Robin’s plan to initiate an international stranglehold on crime? If Batman approves of everything Red Robin has set in motion, what will he do when his protégé decides to release the gang-leader-and-maybe-undercover-cop Lynx from prison? And guess which surprise guest star you’ll see when Red Robin takes a quick trip to Hong Kong!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

She-Hulks #1
COVER BY: Ed McGuinness
WRITER: Harrison Wilcox 
PENCILS: Ryan Stegman
SPINNING OUT OF WORLD WAR HULKS! THE SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK RETURNS! Jen Walters teams up with LYRA, the all-new SAVAGE SHE-HULK, to bring the hurt down on the fugitive members of THE INTELLIGENCIA. Klaw, Mad Thinker, Red Ghost, Trapster, and Wizard tried to take over the world and now must pay for what they’ve done. Guest starring THE INCREDIBLE HULK in this all-new story of She-Hulk smackdown! Rated T �$3.99

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Serenity: The Shepard’s Tale
Writer: Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon
Artist: Chris Samnee
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Steve Morris
One of Serenity’s greatest mysteries is finally revealed in Shepherd’s Tale, filling in the life of one of the show’s most beloved characters–Shepherd Book!

Who was Book before meeting Mal and the rest of the Serenity crew, how did he become one of their most trusted allies, and how did he find God in a bowl of soup? Answers to these and more questions about Book’s past are uncovered in this original graphic novel by rising stars Zack Whedon and Chris Samnee. A pivotal chapter in the ongoing Serenity saga, Shepherd’s Tale is also a rollicking, action-packed epic in its own right!

Rating: ★★★★☆

We’re right in the middle of a seasonal change, and as the final leaves slip off the bough and nature prepares to slumber, it brings up the question – what is your favorite season, and more importantly, why?

Empowered is an original English-language manga written and illustrated by Adam Warren. Described by Warren as a “sexy superhero comedy”, Empowered began to take shape in 2004 with a series of commissioned sketches of a damsel in distress; these illustrations became the basis for short comic stories that helped develop the characters for the Empowered series.

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  1. The truth about Book! I most have that comic, all Firefly/Serenity fans should. Quick to the comic store!

    P.S. Kudos to Rodrigo for been able to read my comment, when I’m tired I forget a letter in every other word and a word in every other sentence, the bad thing is when I re-read it my brain fills in the blanks and I can’t see them.

  2. I’ve not read “Empowered”, but I’m not averse to a little cheesecake action (or stronger…depending if the missus is home!) but from what I understand, I really can’t figure out where people draw the line between what’s ok and what’s not.

    “Empowered” as far as I can tell, is a niche title and its overtly sexualised nature is pretty much known going into it.

    Now, let’s look at a mainstream title launched this year by DC Comics, the long-time, female bit-player Zatanna’s ongoing.

    On the VERY FIRST PAGE of the VERY FIRST ISSUE, our titular heroine is gagged and chained to a crucifix LITERALLY about to “drilled from behind”.

    Seriously?! This is a bog-standard, mainstream DC title, something you could likely pick up at the local newsagent.

    And people are up in arms about “Empowered” a title that is unashamedly about the titilation.

    Priorities, people.

    • Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters, the author literaly had to come out and say Dinah hadn’t been raped, Identy Crisis had one of the most disturbing scenes I’ve ever seen in a comic book.

      Empowered was never that disturning, I don’t see why all the hate.

  3. does anybody know if there will be softcover version of “serenity: the shepard’s tale”?

    that way it fits better with my other serenity comics.

  4. I was a little iffy on Empowered when I read the first volume, I liked it a little bit but wasn’t sure how I felt about it. After reading the other few volumes, I really started to like it. They really flesh out some other characters a bit, and you learn that there’s a heck of a lot more to EMP’s costume than she even knows about. It does get better, for sure.

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