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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.

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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.

 
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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.

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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.

PATI= 5 FULL MOONS

JD= CRANK IT UP TO 11!!!!

 

 
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By: JD Hardin

It’s that time of the week again. More comics, less money, more angry wifes and girlfriends. Oh well, they’ll still love us tomorrow (I hope). The Nerdery favorites Overground Comics and 451 Media present their latest offerings this week (can you feel the excitement). DC’s Rebirth continues it’s party with continued domination over the racks. Meanwhile, Marvel’s Civil War II seems to have fallen asleep somewhere. Marvel proceeds with plenty of tie-ins, but with no central story it’ll be hard to glue it all together. Image is on a roll with the much anticipated Eclipse #1, the top rated Beauty #10, and the unstoppable stampede that is the Top Cow imprint.

So waste no time getting these or you’ll miss out.

LET’S RAID THE RACKS!!!

 

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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.

ENOUGH TALK!

TIME TO RAID THE RACKS!

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It’s that time of the week again. It’s time to get to our local comic book shop and get our fix. Marvel’s Civil War II is going strong and is extending to the far reaches of the Marvel Universe. Meanwhile, DC’s Rebirth is still the hottest comic trend going on right now. With almost half of DC titles being renumbered and characters revamped, they’re on the right track to recover from the DCYOU. Top Cow’s Mechanism #2 drops today and we expect this to turn into a Top Rated Title as soon as eligible.

ENOUGH CHIT CHAT!

LET’S RAID THE RACKS!

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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:

Postal

Think Tank

Symmetry

The Tithe

Eden’s Fall

Witchblade

Aphrodite IX

and so much more!!

See what Top Cow is up to!!

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By: JD Hardin

Marvel and DC are still duking it out to see who will take the biggest sales numbers for July. Civil War II and Rebirth are two major events that seem to have opposite intentions for their respective publishers. The events also seem to be having an opposite effect from what was originally intended. Civil War II was meant to throw utter chaos into the Marvel Universe. Instead, it seems to be cleaning house. Divided characters, deaths, and clear definitions are drawing pretty dark lines for the fans to distinguish this from that. On the other side of the fence, DC’s Rebirth planned to clean up the New 52, DC You, and Pre-New 52 continuities and make everything as streamlined as a multiverse can get. What DC is actually doing is making a total mess of everything. While it is entertaining, it is very frustrating and confusing with 3+ Supermen, 2 Flashes and who knows what’s going on with Aquaman.

Anyhow, Postal Volume 3 has officially begun!!!  excuse me………..

I must be going now……

I’ve got to raid the racks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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By: JD Hardin

It’s that day of the week again. Time to drool in the middle of an aisle at the comic shop, trying to decide what NOT to buy. Just keep in mind, Think Tank and Zombie Tramp are TOP RATED TITLES, so don’t forget those. Lucas Stand #2 is out as well and #1 was fantastic!! So, take a look at the other Pick’s of the Week and Top Rated Titles!

Let’s go raid the racks!!!!!!

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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.

IT’S TIME TO RAID THE RACKS!!!!!

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By: JD Hardin

If you missed FCBD, don’t fret. Our friends at Toxic City Comics sell comics six days a week. It’s a great week for releases with a lot of favorites hitting the stand today. From Batman and Superman, to Silk and Gwenpool. Top Cow Productions drop Think Tank #2 today, and The Nerdery is PUMPED. Keep in mind, May 21st is Toxic City’s one year anniversary. They are going to throwing a huge party and you’re invited. We will be there broadcasting LIVE from Toxic City as well. So get down there and get your fix!!!

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