This week, special guest Ryan Stegman joins us to talk Venom, his approach to drawing comics, and more. We also discuss his Free Comic Book Day story with Donny Cates introducing a new Venom villain named Virus and his love of Studio Ghibli films.
Before we talk to Stegman we recap the news, which starts with Dark Horse and Mike Mignola cutting ties with Scott Allie following sexual assault claims. We then discuss more developments around sexual assault and harassment as DC pulls Warren Ellis Dark Nights Death Metal short, Vault cancels Hundred Wolves due to Myke Cole’s misconduct, and Charles Brownstein has resigned from the CBLDF.
In other news, DC’s Event Leviathan: Checkmate by Bendis and Maleev postponed indefinitely, Rick Remender reveals The Scumbag for October, we do a quick recap of DC solicitations for September, and Marvel’s Tom Brevoort launches comics editor RPG – play as DC, Marvel, or Image. Also, Vault is kicking off a horror imprint with new series The Autumnal, Skybound celebrates 10 years with virtual Skybound Xpo, and finally, Kieron Gillen announces Marvel’s Warhammer 40,000 books.
Comics Podcast Top Books of the Week
- Marvels Snapshot (2020): Captain America #1 (W: Mark Russell, A: Ramon K. Perez)
- Suicide Squad (2019) #6 (W: Tom Taylor, A: Bruno Redondo)
- Marvels Snapshot: Captain America #1 (W: Mark Russell, A: Ramon K. Perez)
- That Texas Blood #1 (W: Chris Condon, A: Jacob Phillips)
Comics Podcast Judging by the Cover Jr.
We discuss our favorite cover art that will be emblazoning comics out te week of July 1st. Those covers are Red Sonja #16 by Jae Lee and Buffy The Vampire Slayer #15 by Becca Carey. Check those out below:
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