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AIPT Comics Podcast Episode 87: Uncovering 'Lonely Receiver' with series writer Zac Thompson

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AIPT Comics Podcast Episode 87: Uncovering ‘Lonely Receiver’ with series writer Zac Thompson

Special guest Zac Thompson joins the comics podcast to discuss Lonely Receiver, Angel, Undone by Blood, and more.

This week, special guest Zac Thompson joins the show to talk about his new AfterShock horror series Lonely Reciever which is out in comic shops September 2nd. We talk about how the book came together and his process working with letterer Simon Bowland and artist Jen Hickman. We also talk about his upcoming 3-part Angel series at BOOM! Studios and the follow-up series Undone By Blood: The Other Side of Eden–and even discuss what Thompson and Lonnie Nadler have planned years ahead for the series.

Before the interview, we break down the weekly news. We begin by talking about the crushing blow that is Chadwick Boseman passing away. It was a shock to us and to the world. Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones. 

DC FanDome took place last Saturday–check out our coverage here–and some comic book news came out of it. Dark Horse Comics had a huge week as they are teaming up with ComiXology to print Comixology titles. They also announced a Mike Mignola Quarantine Sketchbook coming March 2021.

A new virtual convention is coming soon with LightboxExpo Online announced and while it won’t be at Baltimore Comic-Con this year and hosted virtually the Ringo Awards 2020 nominees were announced. 

In Marvel Comics news, the comics publisher is teaming up with Fortnite. Marvel is also turning 81 this week and will celebrate over social media. Finally,  X-Men Monday is hosting Cyclops Day. Don’t miss it tomorrow!

AIPT Comics Podcast Top Books of the Week


  1. Wynd (2020) #3 (W: James Tynion, A:  Michael Dialynas)
  2. Suicide Squad (2019) #8 (W: Tom Taylor, A: Daniel Sampere)


  1. That Texas Blood #3 (Chris Condon, Jacob Phillips)
  2. Hellions #3 (W: Zeb Wells, A: Stephen Segovia)

This week, our favorite comic book covers come from Adam Kubert for Wolverine #5 and Luca Casalanguida and Heather Moore’s Lost Soldiers #2.

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