Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Sammy Younan as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.

This week on Bloodbath, we focus on Analog, the 2018 Image comic series from Gerry Duggan and David O’Sullivan. I could explain it to you but I would never do the Image Comics synopsis justice. So here it is:

Five years from now: the security of the internet has been totally destroyed. Secrets are no longer sent over the web, they’re entrusted to armed couriers called ‘Ledger Men,’ like human punching-bag Jack McGinnis. He’s got a gun in one hand and a briefcase handcuffed to the other. Danger lurks around every corner, and Jack has to watch his back-because he had a part in the cyber attack that changed the world. Get in on the ground floor of this new ongoing series and thrill as we slam Jack’s fist into the faces of spies, mercs, fascists, and eventually less punchable adversaries like a very grumpy artificial intelligence.

Take a listen as Andrew and Sammy give their thoughts on the first story arc of this noir tale set in the not-too-distant future. Is this one of the best new comics of the year? Maybe. You’ll have to give the episode a listen to find out. (We’re making you work for it.)

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