It's the end of an era for the Hype pod as both King in Black and Gnomon come to a close! Will, as advertised, takes on Black Cat vol 4: Queen in Black, Savage Avengers vol 4: King in Black, Spider-Woman vol 2: King in Black, Symbiote Spider-Man vol 1: King in Black, The Union: The Brittania Project, and Venom vol 6: King in Black (phew!). Steve, at long last, finishes Gnomon by Nick Harkaway, and we get to finally discuss what it all means.
The countdown continues! Will takes on the King in Black miniseries side-stories: King in Black: Atlantis Attacks, King in Black: Avengers, King in Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage, King in Black: Namor, King in Black: Return of the Valkyries, and King in Black: Thunderbolts.
On Steve's end, yet another upheaval from Gnomon by Nick Harkaway in Chapter 20: "Catabasis."
Will's on the latest giant Marvel crossover, King in Black, while Steve is counting down to the end of his long series on Gnomon by Nick Harkaway, so we figured we'd combine the two! In this episode, we've got the main crossover title, King in Black, and Chapter 19 of Gnomon, where the entire novel is thrown on its head, again.
Happy new year, Hype fans! We'll be back to regular pods starting next week!
In this episode, Will overcomes his crippling packrat addiction and reads Immortal Hulk vol 9: The Weakest One There Is, Taskmaster: The Rubicon Trigger, and Curse of the Man-Thing (all from 2021). Steve took a week off of Gnomon to do some amateur script doctoring of director Rian Johnson's 2019 movie Knives Out.
We forgot to do the intro for this episode so I'm putting it here instead: This is Hype is my Superpower, a podcast where two best friends talk about the stuff we're hyped on — most frequently, comics.
In this episode, Will tackles Black Panther Book 9: The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda vol 4, and Guardians of the Galaxy by Al Ewing vol 2: Here We Make Our Stand. Steve continues the Gnomon by Nick Harkaway train: chapters 17 and 18, and the return of Constantine Kyriakos.
Quick announcement: our posting schedule will be a bit erratic over the next couple weeks, with holidays and travel and so forth — though travel may also bring some special features to this pod! As for content, this week Will delivered on Power Pack: The Powers that Be, Thor by Donny Dates vol 2: Prey, and Amazing Spider-Man by Nick Spencer vol 12: Shattered Web. Steve soldiered on through Gnomon by Nick Harkaway, chapters 15 and 16, and the return of Athenaïs!
In this episode, we learn where Will came from, and why he and Steve must do this podcast. Also, U.S. Agent: American Zealot, M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games, and the long-awaited Spider-Gush — Amazing Spider-Man by Nick Spencer vol 11: Last Remains and the Amazing Spider-Man: Last Remains Companion. Steve had more Gnomon, by Nick Harkaway, featuring a return of fan-favorite, Berihun Bekele.
Don't believe Will's lies: this is not effing spider-gush week. Instead it's an exploration of alt-realities, false memories, and anomalous happenings: Will with Venom by Donny Cates Vol. 5: Venom Beyond, Black Widow by Kelly Thompson Vol. 1: The Ties That Bind, and Captain Marvel Vol. 5: The New World; Steve Chapters 11 and 12 of Gnomon by Nick Harkaway.
It's your weekly dose of Hype! Will's got Iron Man vol 1: Big Iron, Doctor Doom vol 2: Bedford Falls, and Savage Avengers vol 3: Enter the Dragon (don't get lured in by his promise of a Venom book, we pushed that to next week). Steve's got, what else? More Gnomon, by Nick Harkaway, where the Neith chapters really take off!
After a huge buildup, we get to the meat of X of Swords and it's... a huge curveball. Check out our interpretations, thoughts, reactions, and petty jokes, and how this sets up the next era of X-Men.