This week, special guest Comicazi comic book shop manager Jill Carter joins us to talk shop. Comicazi won the Eisner Award for best retailer in 2017 and has been weathering the pandemic with innovative ideas and an active and loyal local community. We touch on how the shop has shifted and pivoted over the last few months to deliver product to their customers, Carter comments on DC Comics leaving Diamond Comics Distributors, and we get a ton of recommendations from Carter on comics she’s been reading lately.
Marvel releases their solicitations and early looks for October 2020 releases, DC solicitations are also out, new comics are announced like Com2uS, Skybound/Image Comics’ team up for ‘Summoners War: Legacy,’ Marvel hypes Knull/Empyre prelude, and also hypes X of Swords in Cable and Excalibur.
Then, we cover the biggest news during SDCC’s Comic-Con@Home starting off with Donny Cates announcing Crossover at Image Comics, Oscar Isaac teams up with comic creators to create a graphic novel with Legendary Comics, the Eisner winners were announced, Al Ewing talks about She-Hulk, Tini Howard says X of Swords is weird, Marvel’s 616 actually looks good, and DC Comics announces “Endless Winter” is coming December 2020.
Comics Podcast Top Books of the Week
- Empyre: X-Men #1 (W: Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard, Artist: Matteo Buffagni)
- Harley Quinn Black + White + Red #5 (By Riley Rossmo)
- Wynd #2 (W: James Tynion IV, A: Michael Dialynas)
- Hellions #2 (W: Zeb Wells, A: Stephen Segovia)
In our favorite cover art segment, we picked DC’s Cybernetic Summer #1 by Dan Mora and Plunge #5 by Jeremy Wilson. Check those out below.
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