Episode 79 of the Comics Community Podcast features panelists Ashlie, Jason, Rafael, Travis, and Phil your host as they discuss the best in comics and pop culture for the week of June 26, 2017. Show notes after the fold:

In This Episode of the Comics.Community Podcast…

0:00:01 Introductions

This episode, panelists Ashlie, Jason, Rafael, and Travis join Phil your host to discuss:

0:03:20 Comics.Community Becomes Read A Comic!

Read A Comic LogoThe Comics.Community Podcast is moving. Listen for the Read A Comic Podcast at our new home – readacomic.com – beginning Fall 2017! Get details over the Summer at our new Twitter and YouTube pages.

0:04:10 Recent Comic News

Items in comic book and pop culture news that recently caught our attention include…

– Fantastic Four returning as Fantastic Two? Marvel Two-In-One?
– Fox doubles down on Boom! Studios
– All-Star Batman ends at #14 – to return as new prestige-format title
– Dynamite’s John Wick gets a creative team
– Samurai Jack returns from the IDW’s Helena Crash team
– Jurassic World and Defenders posters revealed
– Han Solo gets a bew director
– Wayward gets optioned for the screen
– The Steam Summer Sale begins
– Fruit Ninja comes to comics, and Garfield teams up with Grumpy Cat

0:13:05 Comics Worth Reading

This episode, out panelists recommendations include…

Winnebago Graveyard 01WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD #1 – (Image Comics) An American family traveling on vacation finds themselves stranded in a small town with a sinister secret.

Shirtless Bear Fighter 01SHIRTLESS BEAR FIGHTER #1 – (Image Comics) After being betrayed by the bears that raised him, the legendary Shirtless Bear-Fighter wanders the forest he’s sworn to protect, fistfighting bears, eating flapjacks, and being the angriest man the world has ever known! When wild-eyed, super-strong bears attack the citizens of Major City, Shirtless ventures into the human world to do what he does best… PUNCH THOSE BEARS IN THE FACE!

Helena Crash 03HELENA CRASH – (IDW Publishing) From writer Fabian Rangel Jr (Space Riders) and artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (Tank Girl) comes a new pulse pounding, caffeine fueled, sword swinging, machine-gun firing, car crashing sci-fi adventure comic! In a future where coffee is illegal, Helena is a courier, delivering black market goods to anyone who can afford her services. When Rojo, a ruthless crime boss, asks her to assassinate his rival, the alien mobster known as White Demon, Helena finds herself in the middle of a gang war! To survive, Helena must use all of her skills, and seek help from her friends to stay ahead of her enemies!

Secret Empire 04SECRET EMPIRE #4 – (Marvel Comics) There is a power that can either save the world or doom it! Both Steve Rogers and the heroes arrayed against him need this power! But unfortunately for all of them, the key to possessing this power lies in the hands of the unstoppable Ultron!

0:21:00 Topic of the Week: Summer Reading 2017

In this episode, our panelists discuss their favorite Summer Reading recommendations in a number of categories.

The Crew - Episode 79

1:00:20 Comics In Our Future

Wondering what new comics to watch for in the next few weeks? Our panelists share what’s topping their pull lists.

1:10:21 Last Minute Fun

If all goes well, we’ll be back for our SERIES FINALEEpisode 80 on July 17, 2017. Until then – here’s to good comics!

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