This week on the show: Rats with fists and a good message to share, Loki is attacking, but do we care? We’re all playing with Lego, because that’s how we role. Marvel, Avengers, and Ratfist, too!


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Loki’s Army Revealed

Avengers LEGO sets

Rating: ★★★★☆

Writer/Artist: Ted Naifeh
Colorist: Warren Wucinich
Format:  Standard, Full Color
Page Count: 32
Price: $3.99
Genre: Fantasy / Adventure
Age Rating:   Y – All Audiences
Courtney Crumrin returns in her first ever, full color series! Welcome to a world where magic and Night Things lurk behind every corner and nothing is as it seems. This is the world introduced to Courtney by her dear Uncle Aloysius–a master mage of unknown age and even more mysterious motivations. What started the Crumrin clan down the dark path, and is Courtney strong enough to follow it all the way down?

Rating: ★★★½☆

Secret #1
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Ryan Bodenhelm
Publisher: Image Comics
A man gets shot in London, a law firm gets broken into in Washington, an accountant gives away the password to his computer, and something put to sleep 20 years ago awakens. What is the unsavory relationship all these things share, and how could it bring down two of the largest governments in the history of the world?

It’s SECRET, a brand new, ongoing, monthly comic from the creators of A RED MASS FOR MARS.

Brought to you by award-winning writer JONATHAN HICKMAN and break-out talent, RYAN BODENHEIM, SECRET is an espionage thriller that takes a deep look into the shadow world existing between the government and private security firms.

Rating: ★★★★★

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
Magic Edition
The use of magic in the comic book world is always interesting.  Sometimes it is played for laughs, and sometimes it is played straight, and can often turn to the horrifying.  This week, we are asking you an important question about two casters of spells.

Which Witch is the Most Dangerous?

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Earthworm Jim creator Doug Tennapel is publishing his Webcomic Ratfist, a vigilante-in-tights that satirizes comics, politics, philosophy, and even Tennapel himself! Featuring a forward written by MST3K/RiffTraxx”s Michael J. Nelson, and pin-ups by Ryan Ottley, Scott Kurtz, Christopher Hastings, and Ethan Nicolle.

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  1. GeorgeDubya
    April 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm — Reply

    Great episode guys. I have three things to say.

    1. Stephen – Haha! You didn’t just gloss over my comment in the Poll this week, you glossed over everyone’s comments! Muahahahahaha!

    2. Matthew – Every time you make a HIMYM reference, I smile or laugh. As that is one of my favorite shows, I find myself making references to it quite frequently. I just wanted to let you know that, while Stephen and Rodrigo don’t seem to acknowledge or care about them, they are appreciated.

    3. Slappy – Thanks for the welcome to the forums. I’m already enjoying myself on there.

  2. April 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm — Reply

    For some reason when I was young Earthworm Jim never spoke to me it was only years later that I really found his humor. Ratfist is great humor and I’m glad I have this book. Its not for everyone but what is.

    Here is a interview I heard a while ago talking to Doug TenNapel about his politics and Ratfist I think its useful to understand Doug’s point of view. Also has some view pokes at the modern video games industry.

    Keep up the good work

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