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Gerry Duggan talks comics, photography, and reveals the full spectrum of his human experience
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Gerry Duggan talks comics, photography, and reveals the full spectrum of his human experience
This week, Gerry Duggan joins the AIPT Comics podcast to discuss his new Kickstarter Timing/Luck! We dig into his passion for photography, the inspirations of the book, and how it differs from writing. You can back Timing/Luck here (just 11 days left to back it!). We also discuss his highly anticipated series The Invincible Iron Man, and what to expect from his upcoming comedy one-shot Halloween Party with Brian Posehn and Scott Koblish. We also run through the Colbert Questionnaire (revealing the full spectrum of his human experience)! Here's a rundown of the questions Gerry answers:As of the air time of this interview, Timing/Luck has 11 days left to back on Kickstarter, featuring scenes in Hollywood, from behind the scenes in comics, and street photography, how many years of work does this book span?Is there different itch photography scratches for you outside of writing comics?There’s something solitary about writing, and maybe even as a photographer as you’re behind the lens so to speak, what motivates you to put yourself out there in your photography and your comics writing?You also got Halloween Party coming out October 12, 2022, with Brian Posehn and Scott Koblish, why must Scotch McTiernan’s story continue in this adventure after your 4:20 special?!I’d be remiss not to ask about you kicking off Invincible Iron Man with Juan Frigeri in December, how long has this project been in the works?Are there any story arcs fans should pick up to prepare for your run?When writing comedy, big team books like X-Men, or solo heroes like Iron Man, do you have any methods to getting into the right mindset, be it a mood board of imager, or music?[caption id="attachment_451509" align="aligncenter" width="680"] The cover to Timing/Luck.[/caption]It’s tantalizing to know Timing/Luck peers behind the curtain showing comics creators, actors, and regular people behind the curtain, so to speak, so I was wondering if we could run through the Colbert Quesionairre so that you can be known, to the listeners, would that be okay? Best sandwich?What's one thing you own that you really should throw out?Apples or oranges?What is the scariest animalHave you ever asked someone for their autograph?What do you think happens when we die?Favorite action movie?Favorite smell?Least favorite smell?Exercise: worth it?Flat or sparkling?Most used app on your phone?You get one song to listen to for the rest of your life: what is it?What number am I thinking of?Why is jean grey such an important character in comics?Describe the rest of your life in 5 words?
Gerry Duggan talks comics, photography, and reveals the full spectrum of his human experience
3d ago
Gerry Duggan talks comics, photography, and reveals the full spectrum of his human experience
This week, Gerry Duggan joins the AIPT Comics podcast to discuss his new Kickstarter Timing/Luck! We dig into his passion for photography, the inspirations of the book, and how it differs from writing. You can back Timing/Luck here (just 11 days left to back it!). We also discuss his highly anticipated series The Invincible Iron Man, and what to expect from his upcoming comedy one-shot Halloween Party with Brian Posehn and Scott Koblish. We also run through the Colbert Questionnaire (revealing the full spectrum of his human experience)! Here's a rundown of the questions Gerry answers:As of the air time of this interview, Timing/Luck has 11 days left to back on Kickstarter, featuring scenes in Hollywood, from behind the scenes in comics, and street photography, how many years of work does this book span?Is there different itch photography scratches for you outside of writing comics?There’s something solitary about writing, and maybe even as a photographer as you’re behind the lens so to speak, what motivates you to put yourself out there in your photography and your comics writing?You also got Halloween Party coming out October 12, 2022, with Brian Posehn and Scott Koblish, why must Scotch McTiernan’s story continue in this adventure after your 4:20 special?!I’d be remiss not to ask about you kicking off Invincible Iron Man with Juan Frigeri in December, how long has this project been in the works?Are there any story arcs fans should pick up to prepare for your run?When writing comedy, big team books like X-Men, or solo heroes like Iron Man, do you have any methods to getting into the right mindset, be it a mood board of imager, or music?[caption id="attachment_451509" align="aligncenter" width="680"] The cover to Timing/Luck.[/caption]It’s tantalizing to know Timing/Luck peers behind the curtain showing comics creators, actors, and regular people behind the curtain, so to speak, so I was wondering if we could run through the Colbert Quesionairre so that you can be known, to the listeners, would that be okay? Best sandwich?What's one thing you own that you really should throw out?Apples or oranges?What is the scariest animalHave you ever asked someone for their autograph?What do you think happens when we die?Favorite action movie?Favorite smell?Least favorite smell?Exercise: worth it?Flat or sparkling?Most used app on your phone?You get one song to listen to for the rest of your life: what is it?What number am I thinking of?Why is jean grey such an important character in comics?Describe the rest of your life in 5 words?
Constantly evolving: David Marquez talks 'The Unchosen’ and creating comics via Zestworld
Sep 25 2022
Constantly evolving: David Marquez talks 'The Unchosen’ and creating comics via Zestworld
Comics artist David Marquez joins the show to discuss his new Zestworld launch and the new series he's writing and drawing The Unchosen. You can check out the first chapter right now, which we discuss at length, and Marquez gives us insight into the larger story too. We also discuss his collaboration with Tom King on Batman: Killing Time and more!Visit our Patreon page to see the various tiers you can sign up for today to get in on the ground floor of AIPT Patreon. We hope to see you chatting with us on our Discord soon!NEWSDark Horse adds Eric Powell's Albatross Funnybooks imprint to lineupDark Horse Comics and Penguin Random House ink exclusive global multi-year dealDark Horse and CD Projekt Red launch new ‘The Witcher’ comics miniseriesDC announces new Harley Quinn creative team Tini Howard and Sweeney Boo (plus details NYCC plans for the character)MAD Magazine celebrates 70th Anniversary with content by Jordan Peele, Weird Al, and moreDC shows off ‘90s Rewind Month foil, multi-level emboss variant coversTitan Comics announces ‘Blade Runner 2039’ for December 2022NYCC 2022: IDW reveals NYCC 2022 panel, signing and swag detailsDon Cheadle’s This Radicle Act To Adapt Comic Book ‘Rogues’ Gallery’ Into TV SeriesCoheed & Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez to debut new horror comic “My Brother’s Blood Machine”Our Top Books of the WeekDave:Edge of Spider-Verse #4 (Various)Stuff of Nightmares (2022) #1 (R.L. Stine, A.L. Kaplan)Nathan:Strange #6 (Jed Mackay, Lee Garbett)Rogues’ Gallery #3 (Hannah Rose May, Justin Mason, Declan Shalvey)Standout KAPOW moment of the week:Nathan - Carnage #6 (Ram V, Rogê Antônio)Dave - Nightwing #96 (Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo)TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: Flawed #1 (Chuck Brown and Prenzy)Nathan: Briar #1 (Christopher Cantwell, Germán García)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: Detective Comics #1064 (Evan Cagle)Nathan: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #100 (Mike Del Mundo)Interview David Marquez - New Zestworld creator-owned project The UnChosenThanks for being on the AIPT Comics podcast, you’re launching a new comics project on Zestworld, can you tell us a little about how you got involved with Zestworld?What is The UnChosen about, what’s the elevator pitch?I saw that you’ve had this concept in mind for about a decade - how did inspiration strike here?We’ve seen vertical comics make a surge thanks to things like Marvel’s Infinity Comic format, what have you enjoyed most exploring this layout style?What has the transition been like going from Batman Killing Time to The UnChosen?For the artists out there, what are your chosen tools of the trade, do you work digitally 100%?What has the collaboration process been like Marissa Louise and D.C. Hopkins? You’ve worked with Brian Michael Bendis on the excellent Defenders, now Tom King with Batman and many more, what is it like working withy a variety of writers, are their processes very different? And how does your process change when you’re doing both? Are you doing UnChosen full time, or do you have other projects in the works?Where can fans find you, website, twitter, Zestworld?
Ryan Stegman dishes details on Vanish and reflects on Venom/Superior Spider-Man work
Sep 18 2022
Ryan Stegman dishes details on Vanish and reflects on Venom/Superior Spider-Man work
This week, Ryan Stegman joins the show to discuss his new series Vanish with Donny Cates out September 21st. We dig into its creation, discuss worldbuilding, and more! Plus, we dig into his upcoming Miracleman story and learn how he got the project, he reflects on his work with Donny Cates on Venom and the incredible Superior Spider-Man run.Visit our Patreon page to see the various tiers you can sign up for today to get in on the ground floor of AIPT Patreon. We hope to see you chatting with us on our Discord soon!NEWSDecember 2022 Marvel Comics solicitations: New Dark Web, Miracleman, and moreMarvel announces 'Timeless' year ending one-shot teasing 2023 projectMarvel finds its new ‘Miles Morales: Spider-Man’ writer: Cody ZiglarEverything we know about Marvel’s ‘Dark Web’ event from Venom to X-MenMarvel reveals remastered art from Miracleman: The Silver Age #1‘Scarlet Witch’ conjures up new ongoing series for January 2023'Avengers: War Across Time' #1 features the Avengers vs. Hulk and Kang across centuries‘Midnight Suns’ to explore Agatha Harkness’ past in upcoming issuesSiriusXM and Marvel launch 10-episode 'Marvel’s Wastelanders: Doom'NYCC 2022: Marvel reveals NYCC 2022 panel detailsDC honors Stan Lee with 'Tales from Earth-6: A Celebration of Stan Lee' one-shotNew story details and art reveal Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo’s ‘Batman Spawn’ #1DC adds ‘Dead Boy Detectives’ to The Sandman UniverseDC’s ‘Danger Street’ gets trailer and December 13 release dateDC sheds light on the end of Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #7Joshua Williamson launches 'Super Scary Substack' and 'Nailbiter' horror anthologyMatthew Rosenberg launches Ashcan Press Comics Corporation Substack with 6 series in development'G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero' #300 breaks record and marks the end of the seriesBrutal sci-fi series ‘All Against All’ #1 launching from Image/Syzygy December 7 (Exclusive)Hexware is ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ meets ‘Devil May Cry’ launching December 7Our Top Books of the WeekDave:Venom #10 (Al Ewing, Bryan Hitch)There's Something Wrong With Patrick Todd #3 (Ed Brisson, Gavin Guidry)Nathan:The Silver Coin #14 (Pornsak Pichetshote, Michael Walsh)Spider-Punk #5 (Cody Ziglar, Justin Mason)Standout KAPOW moment of the week:Nathan - Spider-Punk #5 (Cody Ziglar, Justin Mason)Dave - Batman vs. Robin #1 (Mark Waid, Mahmud Asrar)TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: Batman One Bad Day Two-Face #1 (Mariko Tamaki, Javier Fernandez)Nathan: X-Terminators #1 (Leah Williams, Carlos Gomez)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: Edge of Spider-Verse #4 (Tyler Kirkman)Nathan: Carnage #6 (Kyle Hotz)Interview Ryan Stegman Vanish #1 out September 21, writing/drawing Miracleman story in Miracleman #0Thanks for being on the AIPT Comics podcast, for folks looking at getting into Vanish, can you give us the elevator pitch?With your podcast Stegman and Friends, your Substack KLC, you’ve created an empire of sorts! With over a year into both, what has been the biggest surprise, and is there anything you’d have done differently at the start?Vanish was seen by fans as it was being made, was there any fear you might be “giving away” too much before Vanish comes out next week?Vanish is obviously hugely influenced by 90s comics, what were some of your favorites?Do you have a favorite character design in Vanish (and if he says the main character, who else)?You mentioned spin-offs in the AIPT written interview, when you say that do you mean spin offs for you and Donny to explore, or are we talking tie-in series from other creators at some point?Violence gets pretty brutal in the first issue, how do you balance between going too far or not enough?With Todd McFarlane producing toys seemingly daily…Vanish action figures when?You’ve done an exceptional job crafting great covers for Marvel, are you under a contract where you produce a certain number of covers? How does that work with your indie work with Vanish?I was a huge fan of your work on Superior Spider-Man, the omnibus was just announced, do you have any fond memories or stories working with Dan Slott on that series?I’m so excited for your Miracleman story in Miracleman #0, can you talk a little about what that character means to you?Do you have other projects you’d like to talk about today?
André Lima Araújo unpacks the world of 'Phenomena: The Golden City of Eyes'
Sep 11 2022
André Lima Araújo unpacks the world of 'Phenomena: The Golden City of Eyes'
Visit our Patreon page to see the various tiers you can sign up for today to get in on the ground floor of AIPT Patreon. We hope to see you chatting with us on our Discord soon!NEWSDC unveils Batman Day festivitiesInternational too!Action Comics #1050 ends current Superman era with extra-sized milestone issueMarvel announces Marvel’s Stormbreakers class of 2023Marvel sheds light on the end of Jason Aaron’s era of AvengersSpider-Man teams up with Mickey Mouse in D23 Expo exclusiveSet sail with Dark Horse’s Ubisoft tie-in ‘Skull and Bones: Savage Storm’ #1Stan Sakai to expand 'Usagi Yojimbo' universe with Dogu ImprintDark Horse launching ‘Farseer Trilogy’ adaptation ‘Assassin’s Apprentice’ #1 – ExclusiveMassive-Verse adds ‘Radiant Pink’ this December 2022Ice-T and Arabian Prince launching hard-crime IP universe with Death for Hire: The Origin of Tehk City at Z2Curt Pires and Jacoby Salcedo team for ‘It’s Only Teenage Wasteland’ #1 December 7Fear what lies beyond in ‘The Approach’ #1 from BOOM! Studios this OctoberOur Top Books of the WeekDave:Everyday Hero Machine Boy (Tri Vuong & Irma Kniivila)Poison Ivy (2022) #4 (G. Willow Wilson, Marcio Takara)Nathan:Everyday Hero Machine Boy (Tri Vuong & Irma Kniivila)Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #132 (Sophie Campbell, Pablo Tunica)Standout KAPOW moment of the week:Nathan - Love Everlasting #2 (Tom King, Elsa Charretier)Dave - Poison Ivy (2022) #4 (G. Willow Wilson, Marcio Takara)TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: The Bone Orchard: Ten Thousand Black Feathers #1 (Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino)Nathan: Midnight Suns #1 (Ethan Sacks, Luigi Zagaria)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: Above Snakes #3 (Otsmane-Elhaou Cover)Nathan: Batman vs. Robin #1 (Joshua Middleton variant)Interview André Lima Araújo about Phenomena: The Golden City of Eyes out September 13 Thanks for being on the AIPT Comics podcast, for folks looking at getting into Phenomena, can you give us the elevator pitch?I read that you largely began work on this without a script. Was there much back and forth as the story started to take form?Andre, your scenic work is just so incredibly detailed. How often do you find yourself going back and saying, “Just one more thing?”The first big spread seems inspired by Toronto, and there’s a lot of real world kind of architecture throughout. Are we going to see more things we almost recognize as the series continues?How do you approach something like this vs. something more grounded like A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance?Fans of sci-fi novels, comics, books, and movies typically see the same things done in slightly new ways, how did you approach Phenomena to make it feel all its own?From a nuts and bolts perspective, how far are the rest of the graphic novels completed?For fans who pick that up next week, Andre what was your favorite page of art in The Golden City?Do you have other projects you’d like to talk about today?
Doing it all: Declan Shalvey talks Old Dog and espionage
Sep 4 2022
Doing it all: Declan Shalvey talks Old Dog and espionage
NEWSZestworld moves to open beta phase with new design and free comics to read nowDC FanDome ends after two years confirms DiscoveryDC Comics reduces Latinos to their food in Hispanic Heritage Month covers, fans sayComics artist Mike Deodato causes a stir with nude image, apologizesMarvel sheds light on first-ever gay Spider-Man Web-WeaverSpider-Man, the X-Men, and more fight vampires in ‘Unforgiven’ one-shot event in 2023'Too Dead to Die' OGN promises 1980s classic spy novel suspenseBOOM! announces ‘Book of Slaughter’ one-shot special with a guidebookMiracleman #0 preview pages!Our Top Books of the WeekDave:Amazing Fantasy (2022) #1000Thunderbolts #1 (Jim Zub, Sean Izaakse)Nathan:Amazing Fantasy #1000 (various)Thunderbolts #1 (Jim Zub, Sean Izaakse)Standout KAPOW moment of the week:Nathan - Amazing Fantasy #1000Dave - Variants #3 (Gail Simone, Phil Noto)TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: Batman #127 (Zdarsky, Jimenez)Nathan: Batman: Dear Detective #1 (Lee Bermejo)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: Ghost Rider #6 (Romero cover)Nathan: 007 #2 (Tommy Lee Edwards)Interview: Declan Shalvey - Old Dog out Sept 28 Thanks for being on the AIPT Comics podcast, for folks looking at getting into Old Dog, can you give us the elevator pitch?Old Dog deals with espionage, but there’s a sci-fi layer to this book as well. For a general audience, will a James Bond fan enjoy Old Dog, or maybe even a Terminator fan?Given you’re writing, drawing, and coloring, have you ever found yourself mad at YOURSELF, say for a choice that required more work coloring, penciling, etc?You’re a one man army on this book, minus Clayton Cowles’ exceptional lettering! How’s that collaboration going, and what led to the decision to delegate that?I’ve seen you mention Heather Antos’ involvement with Old Dog, what is it like working with Heather on this project and in general?I’m tiptoeing around spoilers here, but Jack has a new partner at the close of the issue. How will their relationship change the tone of the story going forward?In the perfect world, how many issues is in the Old Dog omnibus?Declan you’re a busy guy, do you have other projects you’d like to talk about today?Visit our Patreon page to see the various tiers you can sign up for today to get in on the ground floor of AIPT Patreon. We hope to see you chatting with us on our Discord soon!
From Deathstroke to Predator: Ed Brisson on fan favorites and supervillain origins
Aug 28 2022
From Deathstroke to Predator: Ed Brisson on fan favorites and supervillain origins
Visit our Patreon page to see the various tiers you can sign up for today to get in on the ground floor of AIPT Patreon. We hope to see you chatting with us on our Discord soon!NEWSMarvel to upgrade 'Marvel Masterworks' in 2023 with Spider-Man, X-Men, and moreMarvel announces oversized gallery hardcover of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's 'Spider-Man Blue'Marvel announces ‘The Sins of Sinister’ X-Men crossover eventNew ‘Dark Web’ tie-in miniseries ‘Mary Jane & Black Cat: Beyond’ #1 announced‘Monica Rambeau: Photon’ #1 coming December 2022Al Ewing continues tribute to classic heroes with ‘Wasp’ #1 in January 2023Marvel’s RPG ‘Marvel Multiverse’ gets core rulebook and ‘Cataclysm of Kang’ adventure in 2023One Bad Day Riddler gets second printingVault and Ram V announce indefinite hiatus of 'Radio Apocalypse'‘Quick Stops’ kicks off Kevin Smith’s Askewniverse Secret Stash PressMystery-thriller 'Spy Superb' sneaks into comic shops in January 2023Dark Horse Comics to publish horror OGN ‘Skinner’ for May 2023TKO announces Espionage graphic novel ‘The Witches of World War II’ coming spring 2023 and Sacred Lamb tooOur Top Books of the WeekDave:Tales of the Human Target #1 (Tom King, and…Rafael Albuquerque & Dave Stewart (Green Lantern), Kevin Maguire & Alex Sinclair (Booster Gold), Mikel Janin & Arif Prianto (Fire)Minor Threats #1 (Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum, Scott Hepburn, and Ian Herring)Nathan:Minor Threats #1 (Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum, Scott Hepburn, and Ian Herring)Rogues’ Gallery #2 (Hannah Rose May, Justin Mason)Standout KAPOW moment of the week:Nathan - Detective Comics #1063 (Ram V, Rafael Albuquerque)Dave - Amazing Spider-Man #8 (John Romita Jr. Scott Hanna, Marcio Menyz)TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: Amazing Fantasy #1000 (various!)Nathan: Saved By the Belle Reve #1 (various)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: X-Force #31 (Joshua Cassara)Nathan: Superman: Warworld Apocalypse #1 (Steve Beach Distressed Card Stock variant)Interview with writer Ed Brisson Thanks for being on the AIPT Comics podcast, to start, you’ve been very busy with Deathstroke, and Predator, and There’s something wrong with Patrick Todd! How long has this wealth of different kinds of stories been in the works?How has the fan response been for Predator? How great is it to get this out after the delay?The Predator’s cinematic adventures have so far taken place in the present and the past. Was it always the plan to take your series to the future?One of the fun things about the Predators is that we still know so little about them. Was that ambiguity something you loved playing with from your main character’s POV?Batman Inc. drops Ghost-Maker into a detective story! How does Ghost-Maker approach a mystery differently from Batman?With Deathstroke Inc. was there any trepidation in going with the “Year One” moniker? Was there a challenge in pulling back some of Slade’s ability and giving us a greener Deathstroke?I’ve enjoyed the pacing of There’s Something Wrong with Patrick todd, especially that opening page to issue one. What went into crafting this superhero tale that feels inverted, as if the powers are not at the surface of the story?I gotta ask, was this always the title for this book? Whenever I see a long title I think “The SEO!”When working with so many different artists with different skills, do you find the writing process different?You’re writing so many characters now, and have written so many characters like fan-favorite Glob, at this moment in time do you have a favorite?Ed you’re a busy guy, do you have other projects you’d like to talk about today?Superfight! Deathstroke vs Predator - Who would be better at Twitter?
Comics love the '90s and Curt Pires talks political thriller 'New America'
Aug 21 2022
Comics love the '90s and Curt Pires talks political thriller 'New America'
Visit our Patreon page to see the various tiers you can sign up for today to get in on the ground floor of AIPT Patreon. We hope to see you chatting with us on our Discord soon!NEWSWatch ‘Batman vs. Robin’ trailer for Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar’s upcoming seriesDC Comics reveals [REDACTED] returns from [REDACTED] in ‘Batman vs. Robin’ previewMarc Silvestri gets DC Black Label series ‘Batman/The Joker: The Deadly Duo’ #1New Geoff Johns projects announced: JSA, Stargirl, and ‘The Golden Age’ one-shotDC Comics celebrates the 90s!Wildstorm 30th Anniversary SpecialWILDCATsWaller vs. WildstormBatman Spawn Complete CollectionMarvel releases November 2022 solicitationsMarvel teases big plans for Captain America titles in November​​Ryan North and Iban Coello to take over ‘Fantastic Four’ in November 2022Frank Miller crafts ‘Fantastic Four’ #1 variant cover for November launchMarvel goes ‘X-Treme’ this November with series of variant coversGerry Duggan and Juan Frigeri launch ‘Invincible Iron Man’ #1 this DecemberBOOM! and Jason Aaron team up for ‘Once Upon a Time at the End of the World’ #1Vault Comics sets September for 'Wasted Space: The Cosmic Collection' Kickstarter launchVault Comics announces 'Door to Door, Night by Night' horror series‘Creepshow’ #3 creative teams announced by Skybound EntertainmentIDW announces video game tie-in comic ‘Star Trek: Resurgence’ #1 for November 2022Are the X-Men in trouble? Marvel teases an S.O.S. is coming January 2023F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' gets comics adaptation 'Gatsby'Our Top Books of the WeekDave:The Silver Coin #13 (Johnnie Christmas, Michael Walsh)Batman: One Bad Day - The Riddler #1 (Tom King, Mitch Gerads)Nathan:Batman: One Bad Day - The Riddler #1 (Tom King, Mitch Gerads)Do A Powerbomb #3 (Daniel Warren Johnson)Standout KAPOW moment of the week:Nathan - Strange #5 (Jed Mackay, Marcelo Ferreira)Dave - Barbaric: Axe to Grind (Michael Moreci, Nathan Gooden) TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: Minor Threats #1 (Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum, Scott Hepburn)Nathan: Tales of the Human Target #1 (Tom King, Mikel Janin, Kevin Maguire, Rafael Albuquerque, Greg Smallwood)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: Carnage #5 (Maria Wolf)Nathan: The Swamp Thing #16 (John McCrea variant)Interview: Curt Pires - New America #1--debuts August 23To start, New America is a political thriller, would you say it’s a response to any specific moment in American history?You’ve crafted New America with artist Luca Casalanguida. How long has the project been in the works?Given the political underbelly of New America, do you hope the series could enact change in the real world?There’s a lot of passion on the page, particularly a scene with a burning of something, when writing the first draft for this did you have to scale back your own passion, or lean into it?It’s hard to shock me, but I honestly was taken aback by some of the violence. You see holes in people. What went into the choice to make the violence graphic?Set in the future, how futuristic does New America get?New America ends up on news channels come its release August 23, what’s your response? Do you go on the 24 hour news talk shows?Curt you’re a busy guy, do you have other projects you’d like to talk about today?
Crafting worlds: Matthew Arnold talks Eden and its move from digital to Dark Horse
Aug 14 2022
Crafting worlds: Matthew Arnold talks Eden and its move from digital to Dark Horse
Visit our Patreon page to see the various tiers you can sign up for today to get in on the ground floor of AIPT Patreon. We hope to see you chatting with us on our Discord soon!NEWS'Deadpool' #1 ongoing series announced from creators Alyssa Wong and Martin Coccolo​​Marvel announces 'Murderworld: Avengers' series starting November 16‘Thanos: Death Notes’ to explore Mad Titan’s pastGreg Pak returns to ‘Planet Hulk’ with ‘Worldbreaker’ miniseriesDC Comics extends ‘Poison Ivy’ for second six-issue story arcChip Zdarsky and Jorge Jiménez’s first Batman arc ends December 2022Superman: Kal-El Returns special announcedDC Comics announces ‘John Stewart: The Emerald Knight’ #1BOOM! First Look: Behold, Behemoth #1Vault Comics launching series of Kickstarter projects starting next weekValiant Comics cuts back to one title a monthOur Top Books of the WeekDave:A.X.E.: Judgment Day #2 (Kieron Gillen, Valerio Schiti)Predator #1 (Ed Brisson, Kev Walker)Nathan:Love Everlasting #1 (Tom King, Elsa Charretier)I Am Batman #12 (John Ridley, Christian Duce)Standout KAPOW moment of the week:Nathan - DCeased: War of the Undead Gods #1 (Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine)Dave - Ghost Rider: Vengeance Forever #1 (Benjamin Percy, Juan Jose Ryp)TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: Batman: One Bad Day - The Riddler #1 (Tom King, Mitch Gerads)Nathan: Barbaric: Axe to Grind #1 (Michael Moreci, Nathan Gooden)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: X-Men #13 (Stokoe Predator Cover)Nathan: DC vs. Vampires: All Out War #2 (James Stokoe variant)Interview: Matthew Arnold about Eden - in print from Dark Horse Books  August 30Thanks for being on the AIPT Comics podcast, to start, Eden is a sci-fi story about prisons, but what is the elevator pitch?Many know you for your TV work with Emerald City and Siberia, what is your relationship to comics? Do you have any favorite series as a kid?Coming from TV, what were some surprises when writing for comics, what came easy?Eden is set in a world that feels familiar, but advanced. There’s a lot of political unrest. Did you have this future mapped out or have a world Bible?Eden is a story that seems to have new twists and turns at every corner, were you in competition with yourself to shock the reader at every turn?What made artist Riccardo Burchielli right for this project?Was there a panel or page that blew you away that you didn’t expect?As your debut graphic novel, what did you learn about the medium you didn’t know before? Is there anything you would do differently with your next comics project?If Eden was greenlit for TV (or a movie), which studio should produce it?Any other projects you’d like to plug today?
On love and sci-fi: Jeremy Adams talks 'The Flash' and the future
Aug 7 2022
On love and sci-fi: Jeremy Adams talks 'The Flash' and the future
NEWSImage Comics October 2022 solicitationsMark Millar announces Nemesis sequel and lowest price comicDC Multiverse and DC Comics officially gets new home at DC.com'Demon Wars' gets second installment in November with 'Shield of Justice'‘Edge of Spider-Verse’ #3 to feature Night-Spider, Spider-Man: India, Sakura-Spider and moreMarvel launching ‘Trick Or Read’ for Halloween October 29thNetflix and Dark Horse extend first look movie and TV partnership for multi-year dealValiant layoffs reported by Bleeding CoolStuff of Nightmares #1 R.L. Stine makes his triumphant returnJuly sales are in!Our Top Books of the WeekDave:Aquaman: Andromeda #2 (Ram V, Christian Ward)X-Men: Red #5 (Al Ewing, Stefano Caselli) (but maybe Twig #4…)Nathan:The Dead Lucky #1 (Melissa Flores, French Carlomagno, suit design by Federico Sabatini)Spider-Punk #4 (Cody Ziglar, Justin Mason)Standout KAPOW moment of the week:Nathan - Ghost Rider #5 (Benjamin Percy, Cory Smith)Dave - Batman #126 (Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jimenez)TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: Love Everlasting #1 (Tom King, Elsa Charretier)Nathan: Predator #1 (Ed Brisson, Kev Walker)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: X-Men Legends #1 (Niko Henrichon)Nathan: Ghost Rider: Vengeance Forever #1 (Joe and Adam Kubert)Interview with Jeremy Adams - The Flash Annual 2022 - Serge AcunaThe Flash Annual is out August 30 FOC SundayThe Flash Annual #1 2022 features a story about Wally West and Linda Park-West, can you tell folks why now was the right time to explore their relationship and Linda a little bit?The solicit for this annual is a bit cryptic, but the concept is so damn fun we have to talk about it. You've basically got a story within a story here, one of my favorite kinds of comics, but a specific kind at that. What inspired the concept behind this annual?I love how many full page splashes you give Serg Acuna, was there a formula or a thinking process as to where those splashes take place?I have to respect your nerdness, Jeremy, as there's not one but multiple references to pop culture. I think I caught a Harry Potter, a Star Trek, maybe Rocketeer too, do you ever consciously think about putting references like this into the story?Something I think fans will love about this annual is how you write Linda and how you convey her strength even prior to having powers. Why was that important to highlight for you with this annual?There's a cliffhanger here that'll have folks gasp, without spoiling it, how serious are you and DC Comics in pursuing this storyline?In your humble opinion what is a more powerful weapon for Linda, super speed...or journalism/writing?What comics are you reading right now?What is your favorite form of procrastination?
Special San Diego Comic-Con news and panel recap
Jul 24 2022
Special San Diego Comic-Con news and panel recap
Visit our Patreon page to see the various tiers you can sign up for today to get in on the ground floor of AIPT Patreon. We hope to see you chatting with us on our Discord soon!NEWSComics writer Alan Grant has passed away at 73IDW celebrate Tails’ 30th Anniversary and Halloween with ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ specialsIDW boldly goes in new direction with new ‘Star Trek’ #1 October 2022Scott Snyder's Dark Spaces line expands with 'Good Deeds' at IDWSDCC ’22: DC Comics changes event name to ‘Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths’Tom King and Phil Hester launch ‘Gotham City: Year One’ in October 2022SDCC ’22: DC Comics announces 'Dark Crisis: The Deadly Green' #1SDCC ’22: DC Comics announces 'Dark Crisis: The Dark Army' #1SDCC ’22: DC Comics announces 'Dark Crisis: War Zone' #1SDCC '22: DC Comics announces 'Batman: Gotham Knights – Gilded City'New Gotham-centric titles announcedNew Punchline bookBatman/Spawn for December!DC’s Jim Lee and Friends panelAnimated films announced'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II' coming out in December 2022SDCC ’22: Dark Horse to publish deluxe hardcover Richard Corbin collectionsAn unlikely romance blossoms in ‘Hellboy in Love’ kicking off October 12thHeavy Metal announces the MetalverseCharlie Adlard and Simon Spurrier 'Damn Them All' this OctoberGargoyles comic series coming to DynamiteDARKWING DUCK comics coming to DynamitePeter David and Yildiary Cinar team up for ‘Joe Fixit’ Hulk seriesJ.M. Dematteis returns to tell origin of Kraven in 'Spider-Man: The Lost Hunt' #1SDCC '22: Marvel announces 'Doctor Strange: Fall Sunrise' #1 for NovemberSDCC '22: Marvel announces 'X-Treme X-Men' #1 November 2022Friday Spider-Man panelSaturday: Marvel Next Big Thing, Women of Marvel, and Judgment Day panelsEisner Awards winners revealed!Our Top Books of the WeekDave:Canary #1 (Scott Snyder, Dan Panosian)DC vs. Vampires (2021): All-Out War #1 (Alex Paknadel, Matthew Rosenberg, Pasqual Qualano)Nathan:Rogues’ Gallery #1 (Hannah Rose May, Justin Mason)Do A Powerbomb #2 (Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer)Standout KAPOW moment of the week:Nathan - Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #1 (Gene Luen Yang, Marcus To)Dave - Star Wars #25 (“The Lesson” by Charles Soule and Ramon Rosanas)TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: Ant-Man #1 (Al Ewing, Tom Reilly)Nathan: Detective Comics #1062 (Ram V, Rafael Albuquerque)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: Spider-Man #900 (Maria Wolf)Nathan: Superman: The Space Age #1 (Steve Rude variant)
Scott Snyder explores new genres in 2nd Comixology wave
Jul 17 2022
Scott Snyder explores new genres in 2nd Comixology wave
NEWSOni Press layoffs.BOOM! Studios teases Mark Waid to return to ‘Irredeemable’, nope it’s a library edition, nope again it’s a series in 2023! WHAT A ROLLERCOASTER!Marvel reveals new X-Men team from ‘X-Men: Hellfire Gala’ #1 plus ‘X-Men’ #13 previewMarvel celebrates Daredevil’ #650 milestone with giant-sized issue, along with Ann Nocenti and Jr. JR. joining in tooMarvel unveils Spider-UK in ‘Edge of Spider-Verse’ #2 revealIt’s Werewolf by Night vs. Moon Knight this Halloween in ‘Moon Knight Annual’ #1Christopher Cantwell to write ‘Namor: The Sub-Mariner’ seriesDark Horse details SDCC 2022 program and panel scheduleIDW details SDCC 2022 program scheduleBOOM! Details SDCC 2022 panel scheduleOur Top Books of the WeekDave:Immortal X-Men #4 (Kieron Gillen, Michele Bandini)Fantastic Four #45 (Dan Slott, Farid Karami)Nathan:Immortal X-Men #4 (Kieron Gillen, Michele Bandini)Spider-Punk #3 (Cody Ziglar, Justin Mason)Standout KAPOW moment of the week:Nathan - X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 (Gerry Duggan, Russell Dauterman)Dave - Wolverine (Ben Percy, Adam Kubert)TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: Dark Spaces: Wildfire #1 (Scott Snyder, Hayden Sherman)Nathan: Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings #1 (Gene Luen Yang, Marcus To)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: Catwoman #45 (Jenny Frison Card Stock Cover)Nathan: The Rocketeer: The Great Race #4 (Gabriel Rodriguez)Interview with Scott Snyder - Barnstormers, Dudley Datson, and The Forever Machine, and Canary - July 19Last year you launched We Have Demons,’ Night of the Ghoul,’ and ‘Clear for "Scottober" and this year we have Barnstormers, Canary, and Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine...has ComiXology come up with a "Scottsummer" slogan? What would we call this launch?Originally announced as an 8-series deal, when might we see Duck and Cover and Book of Evil?From a creation standpoint, have these series been completed for a while or are they still being finalized?The first three titles were clearly leaning towards horror and monsters, where are you going genre wise with these three new titles?6 degrees of kevin baconDudley Datson and Clear both introduced some wild technology that I could see become a reality, in another life would you be an inventor?I love that you're reminding folks of the idea of  Barnstorming, which I think only Tom Cruise is doing these days but I could be wrong. What fascinates you about this American cultural phenomenon?
‘Dreamer’s got news’: Nicole Maines and Tom Taylor talk 'Superman: Son of Kal-El'
Jul 10 2022
‘Dreamer’s got news’: Nicole Maines and Tom Taylor talk 'Superman: Son of Kal-El'
Visit our Patreon page to see the various tiers you can sign up for today to get in on the ground floor of AIPT Patreon. We hope to see you chatting with us on our Discord soon!NEWSMarvel sets 2023 for Ultraman and Marvel superhero crossoverMarvel launching ‘Wakanda’ #1 October with ‘History of the Black Panthers’ backupsMarvel unveils SDCC 2022 Comic-Con panel scheduleEscapade returns in three issue 'New Mutants' story arc on October 26thComixology launches kindle betaEve gets follow-up series this OctoberOur Top Books of the WeekDave:There's Something Wrong With Patrick Todd #1 (Ed Brisson, G​​avin Guidry)Poison Ivy (2022) #2 (G. Willow Wilson, Marcio Takara)Nathan:Poison Ivy (2022) #2 (G. Willow Wilson, Marcio Takara)Suicide Squad: Blaze #3 (Si Spurrier, Aaron Campbell)Standout KAPOW moment of the week:Nathan - Batman #125 (Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jiminez)Dave - Ghost Rider #4 (Ben Percy, Cory Smith)TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: Hellfire Gala (Gerry Duggan, Russell Dauterman, Kris Anka, C.F. Villa, Matteo Lolli)Nathan: Barbaric: The Harvest Blades #1 (Michael Moreci, Robert Wilson IV)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: Daredevil #1 (Marco Checchetto)Nathan: X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 (Adam Hughes)Interview with Nicole Maines and Tom Taylor (art by Clayton Henry)You're both writing Superman: Son of Kal-El #13, tell us in three words or less what we might expect with FOC just a few days away!What has the collaboration process been like?What made now the right time to bring Dreamer into the DCU?I've seen a few unlettered and uncolored pages from issue #13 and it appears Jon and Dreamer are in a bit of a conflict, do these two superheroes get along or will there be a conflict between them?Nicole, I'm curious were you a comics fan growing up, what were some titles on your pull list?Eleven issues into Superman: Son of Kal-El, looking back is there anything you'd change or tweak?There's a cliffhanger in Superman: Son of Kal El #10 that reveals Jay may not be trusted, with character reveals like this do you seed the story in earlier issues in subtle ways, or do you try to avoid hinting at these sorts of things?Nicole, what can you tell us about the teased Dreamer project with Rye Hickman, is it an OGN or a series?The full page splash by Jess Taylor featuring Galaxy and Dreamer was super fun, any chance we see a team up with these heroes?
Zack Kaplan fights the future with 'Forever Forward'
Jul 3 2022
Zack Kaplan fights the future with 'Forever Forward'
Visit our Patreon page to see the various tiers you can sign up for today to get in on the ground floor of AIPT Patreon. We hope to see you chatting with us on our Discord soon!NEWSDan Slott and Mark Bagley team up on ‘Spider-Man’ ongoing seriesNew X-Men 2099 team introduced in ‘Spider-Man 2099: Exodus’ #5The identity of the Symbiote Bedlam to be revealed in ‘Venom’ #9Comixology Head of Content Chip Mosher to step downMulti-immersive webcomic ‘DRAC: Son of Dante’ starts todayBlondie comics project gets a release date and new deetsMilestone Initiative’s Static to grace Alex Bowman’s NASCAR racecarComichron has some new 2021 figuresOur Top Books of the WeekDave:Sins of the Black Flamingo #1 (Andrew Wheeler, Travis Moore)X-Men: Red (2022) #4 (Al Ewing, Juann Cabal, Andrés Genolet, and Michael Sta. Maria)Nathan:Ghost Cage #3 (Nick Dragotta, Caleb Goellner)The Swamp Thing #14 (Ram V, Mike Perkins)Standout KAPOW moment of the week:Nathan - Mindset #1 (Zack Kaplan, John J. Pearson)Dave - Variants #1 (Gail Simone, Phil Noto)TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: Starhenge: Dragon & Boar #1 (Liam Sharp)Nathan: Batman #125 (Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Jiménez)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: Batman 89 #6 (Joe Quinones)Nathan: Batman #125 (John Giang variant C)Interview with Zack Kaplan to talk Forever Forward #1 - Out August 24Art by Arjuna Susini with colors are by Brad Simpson and letters by Jim CampbellFor our readers, what is Forever Forward?Do you have to create charts or a bulletin board to keep track of timelines/theories?I’m pretty surprised to see a book identify the invading force when so many choose to keep that vague. What made you decide to go ahead and say, “This is who we’re fighting?”There’s so much detail to the tech designs. How detailed was the lab description in the script? Same with the futuristic bits?The first issue uses a lot of double-page layouts instead of conventional layout structures, what made you go that route?Forever Forward is published under Scout, what made them the right publisher for this project?What is it about science going horribly right?Given the number of sci-fi stories you’ve got going this year alone, do you have a book of ideas that are yet untapped and how many good ideas are there?Do you have any other projects you’d like to talk about today?
Priest and Joe Illidge on crafting new villain Entropy without any rules
Jun 26 2022
Priest and Joe Illidge on crafting new villain Entropy without any rules
Visit our Patreon page to see the various tiers you can sign up for today to get in on the ground floor of AIPT Patreon. We hope to see you chatting with us on our Discord soon!NEWSTim Sale has passed away at 66Titan Comics gets Conan the Barbarian for May 2023Miracleman news including a new #0 anthology and the start of Gaiman and Buckingham wrapping up their unfinished story‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures’ revisits animated series storyline‘Planet of the Apes’ omnibus to reprint 1975 series for the first timeImage Comics solicitations‘Ten Thousand Black Feathers’ continues The Bone Orchard universe September 2022New Image series Flawed announcedNew Skybound series Dark Ride announcedOur Top Books of the WeekDave:The Silver Coin #11 (James Tynion IV, Michael Walsh, Adam Gorham)Immortal X-Men #3 (Kieron Gillen, Lucas Werneck)Nathan:Home Sick Pilots #12 (Dan Watters, Caspar Wijngaard)Black Adam #1 (Christopher Priest, Rafa Sandoval)Standout KAPOW moment of the week:Nathan - The Amazing Spider-Man #4Dave - Black Adam #1TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: Iron Cat #1 (Jed MacKay, Pere Perez)Nathan: The Variants #1 (Gail Simone, Phil Noto)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: X-Force #29 (Miguel Mercado)Nathan: DC vs. Vampires: Killers #1 (Booth & Glapion variant)Interview with Christopher Priest and Heavy Metal Executive Editor Joe Illidge about new Heavy Metal series ENTROPY (this year's event series), which debuts on July 6th with issue #1.Chris, what a week you’re having with the excellent debut of Black Adam #1 and with Entropy coming out in just a few short weeks. Thanks for being a guest on the AIPT comics podcast! To start, how did Entropy end up as a Heavy Metal series?Christopher and Joe, the two of you have been working together for a bit now. What is your collaborative process like?Press materials list Entropy as “Breaking Bad meets Green Lantern” can you explain those connections further?What was your relationships like with Heavy Metal growing up?You’ve explored the interior life of villains in Deathstroke, Black Adam, and now Entropy. What is it about the bad guys that draw your attention and make their stories worth telling for you?Two things were particularly striking from Montos’ work, the facial expressions, and the total annihilation of things, what are some of Montos’ strengths you write for?There’s a particular reference to a famous TV show in issue 1, is there a reason you picked that show and that line of dialogue?Do you have any other projects you’d like to talk about today?
Jadzia Axelrod and Jess Taylor on crafting DC’s newest hero in 'Galaxy: The Prettiest Star'
Jun 12 2022
Jadzia Axelrod and Jess Taylor on crafting DC’s newest hero in 'Galaxy: The Prettiest Star'
Visit our Patreon page to see the various tiers you can sign up for today to get in on the ground floor of AIPT Patreon. We hope to see you chatting with us on our Discord soon!NEWSBruce Campbell to pen 'DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead'DC Comics to launch 'Black Adam – The Justice Society Files' miniseriesNew Dreamer OGN details surface in Nicole Maines interview‘Love Unlimited’ kicks off Marvel romance stories featuring Ms. Marvel, Wolverine, and moreMarvel and Penguin Random House ink exclusive world wild agreementNew Mutants #30 gets giant-size 40th-anniversary issueVault to host charity auction for George Perez’s birthday'The Black Ghost' Vol. 2 arrives in paperback on January 2023New ‘Ghostbusters’ movies and comic series in the worksSci-fi thriller ‘Kepler’ coming from the minds of David Duchovny and Phillip SevyOur Top Books of the WeekDave:DC Pride 2022 (various)Jane Foster & The Mighty Thor (2022) #1 (Torunn Gronbekk, Michael Dowling)Nathan:DC Pride 2022 (various)Poison Ivy #1 (G. Willow Wilson, Marcio Takara)Standout KAPOW moment of the week:Nathan - DC Pride 2022 #1 (“Finding Batman”)Dave - Thor #26TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: The Bone Orchard Mythos: The Passageway (Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino)Nathan: Do A Powerbomb! (Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: Alice Ever After #3 (Dan Panosian)Nathan: The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country #3 (Reiko Murakami)Segment: Interview with Jadzia Axelrod & Jess Taylor about Galaxy: The Prettiest Star (out May 17)How would you describe Galaxy The Prettiest Star to a reader who you know would just love to read this OGN?The secret identity is a trope we often see in superhero stories, and identity is so important to this story – was your approach to secret identities a starting point for this story?The DC Graphic Novels for Young Adults imprint takes place in a bit of a different continuity than ongoing DC comics, what are your thoughts about bringing Galaxy into the larger DC continuity? If it were to happen, how would you want her to be introduced, both narratively and visually?DC Pride 2022 had a Galaxy and Dreamer team up full-page splash, might we see these characters team up soon?Something interesting about Galaxy the Prettiest Star from a superhero perspective is how Galaxy’s powers aren’t defined quite yet, how did you approach unveiling them as the narrative took place?How important was David Bowie’s music to creating this story? Did Aladdin Sane as a whole give you a template in some ways? Can I ask which song Galaxy sings to Kat?Jess, your art is simply stunning. Can you talk a little bit about your process? Your panels and pages are so layered!How did the pair of you come up with the look of Galaxy’s powers, specifically the way she sees things differently from everyone else?Jess an artist I kept thinking of is Scott Morse reading this work, who I believe went on to work at Pixar, would you ever be interested in taking Galaxy to animation?To get inside the mind of a comics creator, what are some comics that you grew up loving? Have there been any newer comics you’ve admired?Do you have any other projects you’d like to talk about today?
Si Spurrier and Aaron Campbell talk killing heroes and ending 'Suicide Squad: Blaze'
Jun 5 2022
Si Spurrier and Aaron Campbell talk killing heroes and ending 'Suicide Squad: Blaze'
Visit our Patreon page to see the various tiers you can sign up for today to get in on the ground floor of AIPT Patreon. We hope to see you chatting with us on our Discord soon!NEWSJoe Quesada stepping down from Marvel, higher-ups respondDC Comics expands 'Dark Crisis' event with more 'Flash' and new one-shots​​DC Comics outlines Pride month partners and launches DC Pride HubDreamer OGN comingVault’s ‘Unbanned’ Pride Month Initiative to give LGBTQIA+ books to everyone everywhereSkybound is launching ‘Creepshow’ #1 comics miniseries this SeptemberComixology can no longer sell comics on AndroidAWA Studios launching 'Lesser Evils' universe through comics, short film, and webtoonsOur Top Books of the WeekDave:Strange #3 (Jed MacKay, Marcelo Ferreira)X-Men '92: House of XCII #2 (Steve Foxe, Salva Espin)Nathan:Strange #3 (Jed MacKay, Marcelo Ferreira)Ghost Rider #3 (Benjamin Percy, Cory Smith & Brent Peeples)Standout KAPOW moment of the week:Nathan - X-Men ‘92: House of XCII #2 (Steve Foxe, Salva Espin)Dave - Nice House on the Lake #9 (James Tynion IV and artist Álvaro Martínez Bueno)TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: The Ward #1 (Cavan Scott, Andres Ponce)Nathan: Aquaman: Andromeda #1 (Ram V, Christian Ward)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: Aquaman: Andromeda #1 (Christian Ward)Nathan: Batman #124 (Filya Bratukhin)Segment: Interview with Si Spurrier and Aaron Campbell about Suicide Squad: Blaze #3Si and Aaron, you've done horror before with Hellblazer, how is the horror different or the same in Suicide Squad Blaze?In a story where Superman can die, is there any hope at all?Something I found truly horrific aside from the monster or the talking shark, but the human faces of fear and grit. Aaron where do you find inspiration in these facial expressions?Suicide Squad Blaze #2 goes hard killing a lot of heroes. Is it freeing knowing you can kill DC darlings?With so many heroes dead, what should readers expect in issue 3 before foc this Sunday?Now that we have two issues behind us so there's less chance to spoil, Aaron what has been the most fun to draw?Does having more space to draw and write changed how you think about this story? Visually captions play in the dark well, for instance.One of our main characters, Mike is codependent on another member of the team, Tanya, how does a character recover from being such an ass?I’m fascinated by the use of color in the series, Jordie Bellaire colors this series but I was curious if you had thoughts on what the color story was going for?A core dynamic of the team in SS: Blaze is how a bunch of total rookies are given abilities, if given the same abilities how would you respond?Aaron, Si you're clearly working on all cylinders together, might you team up again soon?
Cowboys, dragons, and 'The Matrix' with Geof Darrow
May 29 2022
Cowboys, dragons, and 'The Matrix' with Geof Darrow
NEWSWeird Al and Z2 team up for 'The Illustrated Al' graphic novelSeven Seas form union but… Seven Seas respondsSupernatural queer romance OGN ‘Hollow’ coming this Halloween‘Blackwood: Library Edition’ announced for October 12th releaseNew YA Harley Quinn, Static, and Lois Lane graphic novels coming Spring 2023Marvel launching two new Star Wars series for The High Republic phase IIStar Wars: Yoda also announcedTop ten comics sold via Diamond, and graphic novelsOur Top Books of the WeekDave:The Swamp Thing #13 (Ram V, Mike Perkins)Punisher #3 (Jason Aaron, Jesus Saiz, Paul Azaceta)Nathan:The Swamp Thing (2021) #13 (Ram V, Mike Perkins)Batman: Fortress #1 (Gary Whitta, Darick Robertson)Standout KAPOW moment of the week:Nathan - DC vs. Vampires: Hunters #1 (Matthew Rosenberg, Neil Googe)Dave - Avengers #56 (Jason Aaron, Javier Garron)TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: Closet #1 (James Tynion IV, Chris O'Halloran)Nathan: DC Pride 2022 (various)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: DC Pride 2022 (Jen Bartel)Nathan: Strange #3 (Bjorn Barends)Segment: Interview - Geof Darrow - Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel To Be Kin’ #1 out NOW! Issue #2 out June 22, 2022.What made now the right time for Shaolin Cowboy’s next adventure?The first-ever issue of Shaolin Cowboy came out in 2004, with 18 years drawing and knowing this character, what can you say you’ve learned about the character, and yourself in that span of time?The level of detail on every page is astounding, given that detail, do you have any tricks to maintain focus and meet deadlines?How long has Cruel to be Kin been in the works?Where did the framing device of the Komodo Dragons come from?What part of the artistic process is the most fun and enjoyable to you? Your editor on Shaolin Cowboy Cruel to Be Kin is Daniel Chabon, what is it like working with him?In 2009 a Shaolin Cowboy animated movie was rumored to be in the works, with far more streaming options than ever now, might there be a chance for the production to kick into gear again? Dark Horse has had rumblings of producing video games, do you think Shaolin Cowboy and the world building you’ve done could work in that format?Having read and enjoyed the pencil art of Geof Darrow, was it your idea to have comics creators and peers add commentary? What comics are you reading right now?Any other projects you’d like to plug today?
Jeremy Adams talks The Flash and tying into  DC’s summer event Dark Crisis
May 22 2022
Jeremy Adams talks The Flash and tying into DC’s summer event Dark Crisis
NEWSConan is leaving Marvel ComicsEisner Awards Nominees 2022 announced with DC Comics getting the most nominationsTom King and Mitch Gerads reteam for ‘Batman: One Bad Day’ OGN as well as others!'Superboy: The Man of Tomorrow' wins DC Round Robin 2022Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber re-team for ‘Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen’s Boss Perry White’ #1All of DC's August 2022 comics and covers revealedBig takeaways: Harley Quinn is weeklyHippolyta not deadSWORD OF AZRAEL #1Marvel’s Ultraman returns with ‘Ultraman: The Mystery of Ultraseven’ #1Marvel August Solicitaitons! Alien #1 coming in SeptemberValiant partners with Blanx for comics sneakers beginning June 1stPatton Oswalt and Jordan Blum create new universe in 'Minor Threats'IDW announces ‘Transformers: Shattered Glass II’ for August 2022‘Charmed’ meets ‘Charlie’s Angels’ in ‘The Deadliest Bouquet’‘Golden Rage’ #1 coming on August 3rd mixing ‘Battle Royale’ and ‘Golden Girls’Neon horror ‘Lovesick’ #1 sets October releaseOur Top Books of the WeekDave:The Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to be Kin #1 (Geof Darrow, Dave Stewart)Savage Avengers #1 (David Pepose, Carlos Magno)Chris:Nightwing #92 (Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo)I Hate This Place #1 (Kyle Starks, Artyom Topilin, and Lee Loughridge)Standout KAPOW moment of the week:Chris - Nightwing #92 (Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo)Dave - X-Men Red #2 (Stefano Caselli, Al Ewing)TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEKDave: Spider-Man 2099: Exodus #1 (Steve Orlando, Dave Wachter)Chris: DC vs. Vampires: Hunters #1 (Mattew Rosenberg, Neil Googe)JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.Dave: Swamp Thing #13 (Anand RK)Chris: Blood-Stained Teeth #2 (Christian Ward)Segment: Interview - Jeremy Adams To give readers a sense of your tastes, what were some comics you read as a kid, and what are some comics you read today?The art by Amancay Nahuelpan is stellar, is there a specific panel or page that blew you away?Flash #783 (out JUN 21ST, 2022) begins a a tie-in into Dark Crisis, how close were you in planning your story with Josh Williamson?There's a number of Flash family members in Flash #783 and friends too, who are you working with, and which is your favorite to write in this story arc?With the limitlessness of infinite realities, how do you curb the desire to do it all?Would you say the multiverse is hot right now?For anyone who doesn't know, what's the difference between the omniverse and the multiverse?How far along are you with writing this story arc?