Posts Tagged ‘#imagecomics’

By: JD Hardin

It’s that time of the week again. Time to get to your local comic book store and feed the addiction that we all love.

The August sales numbers are out and DC has strengthened their game, taking 26 out of the top 30 individual slots. Marvel stole three and Image robbed DC of one. DC’s Harley Quinn #1 took first, All-Star Batman #1 took second it quantity and first in dollar sales, and Suicide Squad #1 took third. While Marvel’s Darth Vader Vol. 3 took the top spot in graphic novel sales, DC still snuck out of August with half of the top ten trades, using  a new special HC edition of The Killing Joke to lock down the #2 slot. We expect to see Postal climbing up the ranks for the month of September and October. Just last week, Image announced that it will be adapted into a Hulu television series. So catch up on that while you can! (Click here to read more)

Anyway, I digress…..



By: JD Hardin

It’s no secret that we here at The Nerdery are huge fans of Top Cow and Postal. Matt Hawkins has been a favorite here since we began nearly two years ago. Back in June, we confidentially received the news that Postal’s TV options had been sold to Legendary TV, and a pilot was in the works. Now that the secret is out, you can watch that video.

It’s now been confirmed, Postal is coming to Hulu. So, there’s several things that should be expected, and things that shouldn’t be.

(For those who don’t know what Postal is all about Click Here to read the first issue!)

First off, let’s talk about the incredible production crew that has been attached to this project.


By: JD Hardin

It’s another exciting day for readers as publishers are laying out a little of everything for us. Mechanism, Civil War II, Superman, Aquaman, Horizon, Zombie Tramp and so much more are available for the picking.

Unfortunately our sponsor Toxic City Comics has temporarily closed down for a little while. But, our friends at All Star Comics and Games are still in Baytown doing well.



By: JD Hardin

This past week on the show, we all reviewed Animosity #1 and it was a runaway hit. Scoring almost all 5’s, it got us excited to see #2 release today and expect good reviews. One of our favorite publisher’s 451 Media drops NVRLND #2 and we’re stoked! Civil War II and Rebirth are still going strong and Dark Horse and Image are releasing a flood of collected trades. So get down to see our friends at All Star Comics and get your books while you can!



By: JD Hardin

As many of you know, all of us here at The Nerdery are huge Matt Hawkins fans. For those that watch or listen to the show, you may be aware that the characters of Think Tank have appeared in The Tithe, and characters of The Tithe have appeared in Postal. It’s more than safe to assume that these three titles exist in a shared universe. When that’s witnessed by readers the first question is always, “When will they all have a shared event?” The answer comes from the writer himself this time . That answer is NOW.


EDENSFALL_MockCov_1Eden’s Fall is a three issue mini-series and began it’s release this past August. The series will begin where The Tithe left off at the end of Volume 2, and seems to be taking place in the background of Postal and Think Tank (for now).

As the FBI task force from The Tithe lose a suspect, the team goes rogue and attempts to infiltrate the hidden town of Eden, Wyoming to retrieve him and bring him to the attention of the law. Agent Jimmy Miller goes undercover to become a resident of Eden. When all communication between him and the rest of the team go down, Campbell panics. Sam is forced to swallow her own pride and personal feelings and allow Jimmy to to his job. In the town, Mayor Shiffron has her own issues with the town’s newest residents.

Stellar writing and smooth art make the three titles blend homogeneously. The Tithe easily infiltrates Postal at an atomic level, leaving no skeptic unanswered. The characters have been given sound motivation to take a deep and thorough look into Eden and it’s citizens. And the character development of Agents Miller and Campbell gives us all we need to believe that they would go that far to ensure justice is served.



Dr. David Lorens inclusion in the story seems so organic, that a reader may believe Think Tank to be a spin off that was released too early. His involvement in The Tithe began in issue #5 and has been a frequent character ever since. Sam and Jimmy’s slowly increasing reliance on David only serves to prove that the group wouldn’t even discuss this mission without his assistance.














This will almost assuredly win The Nerdery’s “Event of the Year” in January. I can honestly say, that this is the best thing Top Cow has put out this year. File this under your must read category and get it while it’s hot and still available. Most of the comic retailers in Houston sold out by Friday. Don’t miss out.





Brought to you by:


cpt jack












By: JD Hardin

The numbers for July comic book sales are out, and DC took the month with fury. DC’s Justice League #1, Justice League Rebirth #1, and Batman #2 took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively. Totaling in holding 8 of the top 10 comic books sold, and 24 of the top 30. DC’s drop in release quantity as Harley Quinn’s Greatest Hits TP and Batman: The Killing Joke Special Edition Hardcover peaking at 2nd and 3rd, and DC not representing anywhere else higher than 15th. On the other side of the fence, Marvel’s Graphic Novels peaked no higher than 4th with Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin TP. The hottest thing in July for Graphic Novels was Monstress Vol 1 TP from Image who tied Marvel with 4 out of the top ten novels.

Anywho, the biggest thing The Nerdery is excited about this week is Eden’s Fall from Top Cow. The major crossover in Top Cow’s history, Eden’s Fall is a crossover of three Top Rated Titles; Think Tank, The Tithe, and Postal. Bryan Hill and Matt Hawkins are co-authoring the mini series. We are definitely expecting to crank it up to 11 on this one.




Matt Hawkins

By: JD Hardin


Regular fans of the show are no stranger to his name. Thanks to everyone who voted for The Nerdery’s Best of 2015 poll, he won in nearly every category he was nominated for. Putting pen to paper for nearly thirty years, he has published thousands of comics and created incredible titles such as The Tithe, Symmetry, Postal, Think Tank, and so much more. Unbeknownst to many of his fans, Matt’s intelligence extends far beyond the pages of the comics we know and love so much. Holding a Masters degree in physics from Cal Tech, he bears a great deal of resemblance to Dr. David Lorens, the main character from the recently returned Think Tank. It goes without saying, Matt is a very intelligent guy.

Normally accompanied in the back of each of his comics is a brief (sometimes very thorough) summary of his research.

We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Matt Hawkins twice and have attended a few of his panels.  Take a look at an interview right here…

An extremely likable and talented individual, Matt Hawkins is one of the busiest guys in comic books. With more than a few ongoing titles for which he bears sole writing responsibility, it’s amazing the level of energy he exudes.

Known for:


Think Tank


The Tithe

Eden’s Fall


Aphrodite IX

and so much more!!

See what Top Cow is up to!!

Buy Top Cow here!!

By: JD Hardin

There is so much going on this week in comics, I seriously can’t list it all here. Marvel kicks Civil War II into high gear, DC is shelling us with Rebirth titles, our friends over at Top Cow drop Switch and Symmetry. Han Solo #2, Deadpool V Gambit #2, Vote Loki #2, Future Quest #2, and so much more dropping at once I don’t think I can contain myself.


Support Literacy, Read Comics.

Brought to you by: