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57: The Walking Dead #139; They're Not Like Us #4; Wayward #6; Chew #47

Under the Comic Covers

Release Date: 03/27/2015

184: The Walking Dead #175 - UtCC Finale show art 184: The Walking Dead #175 - UtCC Finale

Under the Comic Covers

Under the Comic Covers ends where it began four years ago, with The Walking Dead. We found it fitting and appropriate for this book to be the final issue we dive into. 

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183: The Walking Dead #174; Paper Girls #18 show art 183: The Walking Dead #174; Paper Girls #18

Under the Comic Covers

Under the Comic Covers has the distinct pleasure of talking about two fantastic issues of two fantastic books in this episode. We open with The Walking Dead #174, giving us our best look yet at Negan's inner-self as well as giving us, the readers, some well earned closure for a couple of characters. We then move on to Paper Girls #18, where we get some much needed exposition which completely alters our view of the various players in this particular story.

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182: Copperhead #16; Wayward #25; Manifest Destiny #32 show art 182: Copperhead #16; Wayward #25; Manifest Destiny #32

Under the Comic Covers

Under the Comic Covers returns from a short holiday break to discuss three great books. First up, we talk about Copperhead #16 before moving on to Wayward #25. Finally, we round it all up with this week's release, Manifest Destiny #32.

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Under the Comic Covers dives head first into the Eververse this week as we talk about Rick Remender's incredible sci-fi masterpiece, Black Science #33. Yes, we fan-boy/girl the hell out of this book, and specifically this issue... but dag-nabbit, it's worth the adulation!

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Under the Comic Covers

Under the Comic Covers is back this week to tackle three fantastic books; The Walking Dead #173, Paper Girls #17, and Royal City #7. Our apologies for the delay in our coverage of The Walking Dead and Paper Girls, it was all Mr. Blahg's fault.

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179: Saga #48; Copperhead #15; Wayward #24 show art 179: Saga #48; Copperhead #15; Wayward #24

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This week, Under the Comic Covers has three amazing issues to go over. First, we finish out the latest arc with Saga #48... we then travel to a more frontier-like planet with the western themed Copperhead #15... and finally, we discuss a literally explosive issue of Wayward #24.

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Under the Comic Covers is always happy to welcome back a book that hasn't released a new issue in a while... They're Not Like Us #16 brings us back to a San Francisco filled with young "gifted" people and begins it's final three issue push.

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This week, Under the Comic Covers dives head first into the Eververse with Black Science #32 and gets some heavy emotion with Jeff Lemire's Royal City #6. Two great titles... two great issues... two fun chats.

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Under the Comic Covers is very pleased to discuss three great books in what was a fantastic week for comics. First up, we talk about The Walking Dead #172, giving us one hell of a cliffhanger. We move on to the 19th century and delve into Manifest Destiny #31. Finally we travel through time once again and land in the year 2000 as we have a confused chat about Paper Girls #16.

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This week, we go Under the Comic Covers of Saga #47, where we learn quite a bit more about someone's past, and Rat Queens Special: Orc Dave #1... which we were very pleasantly surprised by. 

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More Episodes

Like a spring meadow in bloom, so was the comic shop this week. With vernal abundance, the comic gods smiled kindly on us as Under the Comic Covers reaps the benefit of four issues to cover this week in addition to two we discuss in Top of the Stack.

The Walking Dead #139: From the Edge of the World starts us off with the first issue of the new arc, reintroducing a couple of old friends and seeing another integrate into another community of sorts. We then move on to They're Not Like Us #4: Dreams of Children, a deeper look into this less-than-perfect assemblage of hipsters with powers. Wayward #6 is up next, our first regular monthly coverage of this mythology laden look at Japanese culture and a remarkable story within. If you haven't caught up with Wayward, the first volume is out now, and more than worth the cost. Finally, we return to our old pal Chew #47. In a wildly funny, yet somehow, deadly serious issue of Chew, Tony discovers some hidden talents in his new partner, and an old foe rears his head once again.

That really should be enough... but no. We also added in our two respective cents in our Top of the Stack. Grace picks The Private Eye from Panel Syndicate, written by Brian K. Vaughan and art by Marcos Martin. Mr. Blahg goes with The Surface, an Image Comics title from Ales Kot and Langdon Foss.

Did we stop there? No, of course not... we also answer your mail, and announce the winner of a signed copy of The Empty #1 by Jimmie Robinson.

Chapters

  1. Intro   (0:00)    
  2. UtCC News of the Week   (2:15)
  3. The Walking Dead #139: From the Edge of the World   (10:53)
  4. The Walking Mail Sack   (31:28)
  5. They're Not Like Us #4: Dreams of Children   (44:17)
  6. They're Not Like the Postal Service   (1:03:11)
  7. Wayward #6   (1:06:33)
  8. Wayward Air Mail   (1:25:26)
  9. Chew #47   (1:30:23)
  10. Tony "Mailbox" Chu Express   (1:48:05)
  11. Top of the Stack: The Private Eye; The Surface   (1:50:55)
  12. End   (2:00:28)

 

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