This week, special guest Dennis Hopeless joins the show to talk about his Valiant series X-O Manowar. Issue #1 came out way back in March and the series is back November 25th after a delay due to the pandemic. We get into the character, his work with editor Heather Antos over the years to develop the series, and even go over all the powers of the character and whether we’ll see them soon.
Listen to the end, as we also learn a Gamerverse comic to coincide with the PS5 Spider-Man videogame was in the works but was halted due to COVID-19.
Before we get into the interview, we recap the news! In the top news of the week, The Department of Truth #1 sells out past 100K and James Tynion IV confirms he’ll be writing Batman into 2021 with 22-page story bible approved. Marvel Comics launches Marvel’s Stormbreakers artist program, CNN anchor Jake Tapper urges followers to vote via comic book art, and the Harvey Award winners announced early.
Also in the news, Neverlanders with Tom Taylor and Jon Sommariva coming from Random House, Ryan Ottley departs Amazing Spider-Man for “other projects”, Bagley joins in his stead, Kieron Gillen’s Eternals postponed to 2021, Hulu will create commercials for Marvel Comics to air with MODOK, and HBO Max is giving us Green Lantern!
AIPT Comics Podcast Picks of the Week
- American Vampire 1976 #1 (W: Scott Snyder, A: Rafael Albuquerque)
- Marauders #13 (W: Vita Ayala, A: Matteo Lolli)
- Cyberpunk 2077: Trauma Team #2 (W: Bunn, A: Miguel Valderrama)
- The Rise of Ultraman #2 (W: Kyle Higgins, Matt Groom, A: Francesco Manna)
In our judging by the cover segment, we picked Captain America #24 by Alex Ross and Hellions #5 by Sara Pichelli. Check those out below!
You can find AIPT Comics on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. As always, if you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave us a positive rating, subscribe to the show, and tell your friends.
Like what we do here at AIPT? Consider supporting us and independent comics journalism by becoming a patron today! In addition to our sincere thanks, you can browse AIPT ad-free, gain access to our vibrant Discord community of patrons and staff members, get trade paperbacks sent to your house every month, and a lot more. Click the button below to get started!