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Ice Cream Man #1 We've had a few dreary rainy days in the Bay, but the sun is back and so are we! It's a light week so we're taking a peek at some cool new stuff. February 24 at 3pm Artist Liam Sharp will be at the store for the release of Brave & The Bold #1. Look for more info at Image: Ice Cream Man #1 03:06 Image: Days of Hate #1 10:37 Black Crown: Assassinistas #2 16:30 Alterna: Go West #1 26:41 DC: Batman #39...

Duration: 00:22:57

New Year, New Me

The Punisher 220 We got a little swamped last week and weren't able to get an episode out. But worry not! We're back for another week of news and reviews from the fine folks at the Escapist Comics Podcast! Matt Southworth ( will be in the store Sunday, January 21 at 3pm for a signing and a special edition of the Escapist Comics Book Club! Follow @TheEscapistClub ( on...

Duration: 01:00:32

Picks of 2017

Happy New Year! To celebrate we're going to look back at Jesse and Jessica's top picks of 2017, but not until we offer up our weekly dose of news and reviews! Skip the Spoilers, new episodes will now be chapterized on compatible podcast apps! Marvel: Phoenix Resurrection Return of Jean Grey #1 03:07 DC: Doomsday Clock #2 11:36 Marvel: Punisher Platoon #4 20:40 Image: Bonehead #1 21:56 News: Gail Simone's Crosswind TV series in development 32:53 We watched Bright on Netflix 33:18 No more...

Duration: 00:20:56

The Lego Escapist Comics Podcast

This week we’re coming to you early! Listen, we all are ready for this year to be over and we all need a little break. Enjoy your holiday weekend, however you may spend it, with Jesse and Jessica as they lay out a plate of chocolate chip review and a tall glass of news for you to enjoy by the fireside. Speaking of Fireside! We’re moving our podcast hosting service to January 1 we’ll officially roll over and sometime after that the old feed will be closed down permanently. If you...

Duration: 00:19:09

Infinity War on X-MAS

Happy Holidays! We’re back spreading Christmas cheer with another episode of The Escapist Comics Podcast! We’ve got a heap of comics and news to get to so let’s keep this short. Jessica Saw STAR WARS (Spoiler Free!) 02:20 Dark Horse: Aliens - Dead Orbit #4 04:16 Image: The Wicked + The Divine Christmas Annual #1 07:09 Image: Port of Earth #2 11:05 From The Corrections Dept.: Who Was in Mannequin? 15:51 Image: Coyotes #2 16:45 Jughead: The Hunger #2 18:00 Marvel: Punisher #219 21:01 DC:...

Duration: 00:24:44

Time Travel Stinks

Welcome back! We’ve got news and reviews from this week of December 6, 2017! Reviews: Image: No. One With A Bullet #2 01:33 Image: Paradiso #1 05:33 Marvel: Doctor Strange #382 10:29 Marvel: Astonishing X-Men #6 15:58 Top Cow: Witchblade #1 21:26 News: Tarantino’s Star Trek 27:55 Jessica saw Justice League 30:29 Jurassic World 2 trailer 35:07 Battle Angel Alita trailer 39:10 John Hamm as Batman? 43:58 Dark Phoenix News Dump 47:14 Get Your Holiday Gifts at Escapist 51:38 Produced by Will...

Duration: 00:54:23

Dog Surgery

We’re back! Yes for real! Despite Will announcing that we wouldn’t! It’s the week of November 29, 2017 and if you haven’t yet please make a donation to Ramona the Dog by going to ( Jessica’s dog had 2 masses removed from her spleen in a very invasive and very expensive procedure. Any amount helps. In comics news we’re back with a stack of reviews and news you can use, etc. For this week: Where’s Wolverine? 02:35 DC: Doomsday Clock...

Duration: 00:55:57

🚨SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT🚨 Ramona the Dog Medical Fundraiser

No new episode this week, we're having a PET EMERGENCY! Jessica's dog Ramona has had 2 very large masses removed from her spleen. She is recovering but this was still a major operation that will require follow up procedures and aftercare. Please help any way you can by donating to this GoFundMe campaign: ( Produced by Will Scovill & The Escapist Comic Bookstore Find more episodes of the Escapist Comics Podcast at...

Duration: 00:01:06

Interview: Leila Del Duca & Alissa Sallah (Sleepless)

This week we welcome guests Leila Del Duca and Alissa Sallah. They are the artist and colorist & editor of Sleepless, the new title from Image Comics available December 7, 2017. From Image Comics website: Produced by Will Scovill & The Escapist Comic Bookstore Find more episodes of the Escapist Comics Podcast at ( Music: For Robots ( by Tom Woxom Visit the store at 3090...

Duration: 00:30:06

Interview: Zack Kaplan, writer Port of Earth

As promised we welcome Zack Kaplan! He's here promoting Port of Earth, his new book from Image Comics. We dive into some of the details of the book's creation and where it will go in the coming issues. For a more in depth review of the first issue check out last week's episode. Produced by Will Scovill & The Escapist Comic Bookstore Music: For Robots by Tom Woxom Visit the store at 3090 Claremont Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 e-mail...

Duration: 00:35:52

Port of Earth Review +More

Week of 11-08-2017 This week of 11-08-2017 there’s a TON of stuff up top. We look back at the US presidential election one year later, Tim Allen’s show is canceled, and a Stranger Things co-star being barred from entering the US. We had our bad audio phantom visits again, this time at the beginning of the episode and it covered up our plug for Port of Earth writer Zack Kaplan’s in-store appearance Wednesday November 15, 2017 at 2pm. Jesse also announces our Patreon which we’ll have more...

Duration: 01:08:37

Interview: Jacob Semahn, writer No. 1 With A Bullet

This week we were lucky to talk to Jacob Semahn about his new book No. 1 With A Bullet from Image Comics. From Image Comics website: "Her social media, strong. Her variety show segments, a hit. Nash Huang is at the top of her game. But when the iRis Shutter contact lens hits the market, Nash’s life is personally invaded. The latest leap forward in “technological progress,” these contacts not only play video or augment reality…but also record footage. Fighting to keep her life together...

Duration: 00:35:57

The Spooky Halloween Comic Review Show!

This week of 10-25-2017 The J Team start off by sharing some of the fun stuff they’re watching on TV and follow it up with some spooky Halloween comic reviews! Jughead: The Hunger #1 06:10 DC: House of Horror #1 16:07 Batman: The Merciless 22:04 IDW: Black Crown Quarterly #1 26:48 The final Justice League trailer is released 23:59 Deathstroke movie 38:30 Polar Movie 40:59 Walking dead premiere 48:21 (audio glitch) Doctor Thirteen TV series 54:42 Produced by Will Scovill & The...

Duration: 01:02:15

An Evening with Becky Cloonan & Friends

This week Becky Cloonan (Southern Cross, Gotham Academy) came by the store for a special signing and we got to sit and chat for a bit. This is less of an interview and more of everyone hanging out for the evening but a lot of fun stuff comes up and we ate a ton of peanut butter cups. Produced by Will Scovill & The Escapist Comic Bookstore Music: For Robots by Tom Woxom Visit the store at 3090 Claremont Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 e-mail...

Duration: 00:40:25

Let's Talk About Joe Quesada's House

This week of 10-11-2017 the crew are back at Jesse’s place with a sweet stack of news and reviews. Image: Family Trade #1 02:50 DC: Ragman #1 11:44 DC: Batman White Knight #1 22:12 Image: Redlands #3 28:14 News: New Storm series from Marvel 34:33 Women are buying more comics! 35:55 New team taking over Harley Quinn 37:12 Taika Waititi directing Akira? 38:47 New Mutants movie 40:15 Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer 41:40 A SPOILER FREE Blade Runner 2049 review 46:06 Marvel...

Duration: 00:59:59

Interview: Vault Comics' Adrian & Damian Wassel

Damian & Adrian Wassel from Vault Comics join us over the phone to talk about some exciting new titles including Reactor #1, Maxwell's Demons #1, Deuce of Hearts #1 and the horror anthology Straight From The Casket which premiered this weekend at NY Comic Con. Special Guests: Adrian Wassel and Damian Wassel.

Duration: 00:35:23

Scott Dracula’s Stick-On Sideburns

It’s the week of 09-27-2017 and it’s a doozy, folks! We’re up to our armpits in comics! Here’s a look at just a few from this last week: Image: Southern Bastards #18 04:34 Image: Black Monday Murders #7 06:28 Marvel: Mighty Thor #23 10:37 Aftershock: Fu Jitsu #1 15:43 Marvel: FOOM 18:54 Marvel: Marvel Legacy #1 25:36 News: First 6 Minutes of The Gifted 41:10 Star Trek Discovery review 43:59 Nightwing movie news 51:45 Deadly Class coming to SyFy 53:51 Kung Fu reboot...

Duration: 01:00:33

BK Broilers & Matinee Spoilers: Week of 09-20-2017

This week Jessica talks about going to the movies, Jesse describes the entire plot of Alien: Covenant, and… uh… Oh yeah, comics! AfterShock: Dark Ark #1 05:33 DC/Dark Horse: Wonder Woman/Conan #1 09:10 Star Wars: Captain Phasma #2 17:32 *New Photos from the set of Ron Howard’s Han Solo movie 24:51 Image/Skybound: Slots 25:26 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina TV series 31:00 Punisher on Netflix trailer 34:50 Linda Hamilton & Arnold return for another Terminator movie 36:01 Tomb Raider...

Duration: 00:51:02

Fancy Rats: Week of 09-06-2017

This week Jesse talks about his new Rat Guy identity, Jessica visits SF Comic Con, plus some reviews and news including: Reviews Star Wars: Captain Phasma #1 09:00 Marvel: Generations Iron Man & Ironheart 17:13 Image: Motor Crush #6 22:11 DC: Dastardly & Muttley #1 26:15 Boom: Lazaretto #1 30:33 Image: Scales and Scoundrels #1 News: Director attached to X-Force 41:33 Casting new from Hulu’s Locke & Key 43:08 Colin Trevorrow exits Star Wars 45:07 Sheena, Queen of the Jungle movie...

Duration: 00:58:51

Week of 08-30-2017

This week Jesse & Jessica cover Secret Empire #10, Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic - Mace Windu & James Bond: Moneypenny. Plus news from cons future and past, DC titles available for streaming, The Tick, New DC rides, a possible new Joker movie, and more!

Duration: 00:45:31

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