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Most Recent Episodes

Hero Man and Sidekick Boy – Issue 37: Knight Smash

It's back to the comics cave for the dynamic duo! Andy and Ian discuss current reads such as Cojacaru, Two Moons, Once and Future King, Firepower, Dead Dogs Bite and more as well as Marvel Unlimited 1980s goodness from the X-Men and Captain America. They also chat...

Hero Man and Sidekick Boy – Issue 36: Goodness and Badness

Back to the comic racks we go! Andy and Ian discuss current (and old) reads such as Uncanny X-Men, Captain America, Star Wars Bounty Hunters, Black Panther, Firepower, Once and Future, Die, Die, Die, Post Americana and Two Moons. They also talk about Marvel’s...

Hero Man and Sidekick Boy – Issue 35: Serpents and Spiders

Andy and Ian dive back into the comics bin to pull out some treasure…and some stuff that’s not as valuable. The boys discuss current reads such as Firepower, Wasteland, A Man Among Ye, Post Americana, Deadpool and more. They also try to sift through the rubble of the...

About the Podcast

Hero Man and Sidekick Boy features comic book nerds Andrew Howard and Ian Clark discussing all things comics. Each episode the guys will talk about their current reads, break down a story arc or trade paperback from the past and give you the lowdown on characters you might not know that well.

Ian Clark has owned comics since before he could even read them, starting with the first issue of Star Wars. His favorite series include Astro City and GI Joe and his favorite characters are Batman, Moon Knight, Green Arrow and Wolverine. He lives in the capital region of New Hampshire with his wife and two boys.

Andy Howard has always been an avid reader and comics are just another medium that he enjoys. His favorite comics always start with a good story.

Andy remembers buying random comics in bulk from yard sales. These were mostly Tales of the Strange and other similar titles.

The first new comic Andy remembers buying was at a LaVerdiere’s Super Drug Stores in Norway ME. Most likely a Superman title but it was so long ago he can’t be sure.

Years later Andy would ride his bike to the local comic book store. This was around the time Spawn premiered and was one of the tiles he collected.

After college Andy discovered trades while working at a Barnes & Noble. During breaks Andy would read through the classics. For the next few years Andy continued to collect popular trades.

With the advent of digital comics Andrew started collecting individual comics in earnest. Digital comic have made it easy for Andy to stay current on new issues and try out new titles. Andy still likes to pick up paperbacks at brick and mortar stores. And will look for deals on trades when he is at a bookstore.

Episodes

Hero Man and Sidekick Boy – Issue 37: Knight Smash

Hero Man and Sidekick Boy – Issue 37: Knight Smash

It’s back to the comics cave for the dynamic duo! Andy and Ian discuss current reads such as Cojacaru, Two Moons, Once and Future King, Firepower, Dead Dogs Bite and more as well as Marvel Unlimited 1980s goodness from the X-Men and Captain America. They also chat about TV fare such as Falcon and Winter Soldier, Invincible and Jupiter’s Legacy. In Read This the boys break down Batman Knightfall and the Somebodies pick is Flag Smasher. Enjoy!

Hero Man and Sidekick Boy – Issue 37: Knight Smash

Hero Man and Sidekick Boy – Issue 36: Goodness and Badness

Back to the comic racks we go! Andy and Ian discuss current (and old) reads such as Uncanny X-Men, Captain America, Star Wars Bounty Hunters, Black Panther, Firepower, Once and Future, Die, Die, Die, Post Americana and Two Moons. They also talk about Marvel’s Annihilation series from 2006 and introduce you to Granny Goodness. There’s also chatter about the Snyder cut of Justice Leage, Falcon and Winter Soldier and Invincible!

Hero Man and Sidekick Boy – Issue 37: Knight Smash

Hero Man and Sidekick Boy – Issue 35: Serpents and Spiders

Andy and Ian dive back into the comics bin to pull out some treasure…and some stuff that’s not as valuable. The boys discuss current reads such as Firepower, Wasteland, A Man Among Ye, Post Americana, Deadpool and more. They also try to sift through the rubble of the Spider-Man clone saga and take a peek behind the curtain on the Serpent Society

Hero Man and Sidekick Boy – Issue 33: Squeaks and Geeks

In this installment of monthly comic book chatter Andy and Ian discuss X-Force, Hellions, Star Wars Vader and Bounty Hunters, We Only Find Them When They’re Dead and Immortal Hulk. They also review Saga of the Swamp Thing by Alan Moore and look into what makes the Multiple Man tick.