Episode 8: Convergence Craziness

This week, the boys dive head first into Convergence #1. Since we aren’t fully up on DC’s history, we give the publisher some tips as to how to draw in new readers. Also, we can’t help but to continue loving Jeff Lemire’s Descender.

Brooks read through his backlog of 25 comics, so we quickly run through a rapid-fire review of each. To finish, we decide we’ll still wait through all the end credits for Age of Ultron, we’ll most likely binge watch Daredevil before next week’s episode, and please no Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff.

Next week’s #1:

  • Runlovekill #1 (Image) – Sought after by elements from her violent past, fugitive and assassin Rain Oshiro has just 24 hours to escape a barricaded city while trying to evade a military force determined to either capture or kill her.

Other good reads:

  • Saga #27
  • Descender #2
  • All-New Hawkeye #2
  • Divinity #2



Episode 7: Nothing to Read

This week, the boys tried to review Drones #1 from IDW, but didn’t follow the news closely enough to realize IDW has had some recent delays in shipments.

Instead, topics of conversation include a follow up to We Can Never Go Home #1, comics from last week, a full slate next week, recap pages, Daredevil and finding an actual first issue to read for the next episode.

Next week’s first issue:

  • Convergence #1 (of 8)
    • Two relative DC newbies will review the publisher’s big crossover event.

Other comics to check out:


6: Purchasing Problems

This week, Brooks reviews the latest first issue, We Can Never Go Home, while Alan explains his troubles trying to purchase it (spoiler: he couldn’t). Brian K. Vaughan takes over Twitter, Batman & Robin is ending, Preacher starts casting leads, and much more comics talk.

Also, at the end, the boys relive their childhoods in anticipation of Inspector Gadget’s return.

Next week’s #1:

  • Drones #1 (IDW Publishing) – Two former predator drone operators face insurgency and insanity on the Las Vegas Strip in the surreal surroundings of the world’s first terrorism-themed hotel!

Other comics we enjoyed this week:


5: March Madness

This week, the boys review Image’s Red One, recap Alan’s trip to SXSW, debate the recent Batgirl drama and briefly make a few basketball references.

At SXSW, Robert Kirkman talked creativity, and comiXology provided recommendations on an interactive panel that featured The comiXologists.

This week’s review, and other comics of note:

Next week’s first issue:


4: Quack!

This week, the boys review the week’s most popular (we assume) comic, Howard the Duck #1. We also question what’s actually happening in The Surface to finish our weekly reviews.

Discussion topics include Brubaker/Fraction/Aja’s Immortal Iron Fist, Marvel’s ability to create diverse characters, Big Man Plans #1DC upping the price of its comics and Jada Pinkett Smith leaving Fox’s Gotham.

*Please note that while the quality should be fine, I (Alan) am traveling and wasn’t able to use my actual setup and this was recorded/edited on the fly. Thanks!

Next week’s review:

  • Red One (Image) – What happens when America’s greatest hero…is a Russian Spy? Soviet Agent Vera Yelnikov is sent to 1977 Los Angeles by the Kremlin to become an American Superhero and spread communist values in the land of Uncle Sam in a funky superhero romp straight out of a Tarantino film.

Other books we enjoyed this week:


3: The Le-MEER Show

In this week’s episode, we made sure to learn the correct pronunciation of Jeff Lemire’s name so that we could properly discuss his awesomeness. Both weekly first issues were written by Lemire — All-New Hawkeye #1 at Marvel and Descender #1 at Image.

Spoiler alert: we loved them both.

We also talk Marvel’s upcoming Secret Wars, the return of the Runaways, Dragon Ball Z, the latest Avengers trailer and diversity within comics movies.

Other books we loved:

Next week’s first issues:


2: Will Hawkeye Ever End?

In this week’s episode, we praise Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick on their deal with Universal, but question Matt as to when his run on Hawkeye will ever end or if he even enjoys writing the title.

We discuss the current run of Hawkeye while adding All-New Hawkeye (by Jeff Lemire) to our new release list of next week. The theme sticks with Lemire, and the pronunciation of his last name, because we add a second book of his to the list — Descender, with Dustin Nguyen at Image.

Other topics of conversation:

  • An iTunes review hints at us dismissing the big two and we explain why that’s not the case
  • Curb Stomp #1 and Mister X: Razed #1 reviews
  • Why can’t superhero movies win any awards?

1: The Snyder Boys

In episode 1, Brooks once again confuses creator names, while we freely admit that we’re not into the Spider-Verse.

Follow up:

We move on to review Plunder #1 and decide it’s okay if you want to skip this. It’s only a four-issue miniseries, so it’ll be easy to come back and knock it out if you’d like, but the first issue contained more shock value than substance.

We choose two #1s to read next week: Curb Stomp (Boom! Studios) and Mister X Razed (Dark Horse). In the final arc, we talk the upcoming Deadpool movie, as well as the Fight Club sequel that is coming to comics this year.

For your enjoyment, Damian Wayne met Superman on Wednesday.


0: The First One

In the inaugural episode, Alan and Brooks discuss their backgrounds in comic reading, why they started Too Many Comics and plans for the future of the site.

The two move on to break down this week’s #1 issue, and find one to read next week.

Some books discussed:

Towards the end, the two shift into movies and share their thoughts on the Marvel/Sony partnership and what that means for Spider-Man.