Episode 74 of the Comics Community Podcast features panelists Alec, Chris, Rafael, Ruben, Randy, and Phil your host as they discuss the best in comics and pop culture for the week of April 17, 2017. Show notes after the fold:

In This Episode of the Comics.Community Podcast…

0:00:01 Introductions

This episode, panelists Alec, Chris, Rafael, Ruben, and Randy join Phil your host to discuss:

0:04:00 Recent Comic News

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

  • New Mutants movie update
  • Josh Brolin to play Cable
  • Akira movie rumors
  • Hellboy gets his own whiskey
  • Star Trek’s George Takei partners with IDW
  • Disney catching Apple’s eye?
  • Dark Horse Presents ends abruptly
  • Greg Rucka announces an end to his Wonder Woman run
  • X-Men Gold artist sneaks controversial symbology into art – loses job
  • Sony’s animated Spider-Man finds his voice actor

0:19:55 Comics Worth Reading

This episode, out panelists recommendations include…

Black Cloud 01BLACK CLOUD #1 (Image Comics) Zelda was born in a world of dreams, and hers burned bigger than anyone had ever seen. Now she’s on the run in our world, the dreams broken in her hands. But the pieces are for sale, the rich and the powerful are buying, and suddenly her world isn’t the only place Zelda’s running from.

X-Men Blue 01X-MEN BLUE #1 (Marvel Comics) The originals! Join Marvel Girl, Cyclops, Beast, Iceman and Angel as they reclaim the title of X-MEN. After the world-shaking events of IVX, the original five X-Men are here to bring mutant criminals to justice and restore a heroic sheen to their team. But with a new leader in Jean Grey and a new mentor in their “arch-frenemy” Magneto, will old rivalries and new conflicts tear these heroes apart?

Dark Souls Tales of Ember 01DARK SOULS TALES OF THE EMBER #1 (Titan Comics) The Dark Souls short stories return, with eight new fresh rakes on the staggeringly popular mythos! Based in the world of the global hit Video Game series, Dark Souls! The sell-out and critically acclaimed series returns!

Guardians of the Galaxy 19GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #19 (Marvel Comics) Brian Michael Bendis’ last issue! It’s all built to this as Grounded comes to a conclusion with this double-sized blockbuster! With the team stuck on Earth and scattered to the winds, could the only thing to bring them together truly be Thanos?

Amazing Spider-Man 25AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 (Marvel Comics) Stuart Immonen takes the artist reins and joins Dan Slott for a 40-page main story! Then don’t miss a super-secret short story by Dan and Giuseppe Camuncoli! Hannah Blumenreich makes hers Marvel by making her Spider-Debut, and Cale Atkinson brings another story of the A-May-Zing Spider-Aunt!

0:38:12 Topic of the Week: Iron Fist

In this episode, our panelists discuss Marvel’s newest Netflix show – Iron Fist!

1:14:40 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.

1:19:40 Last Minute Fun

If all goes well, we’ll be back for Episode 75 on May 1st, 2017. Until then – here’s to good comics!

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