Welcome to the 100th edition of the AIPT Comics podcast! As we near the end of 2020 it’s that time of year when buyers guide flood your phone and web browsers. We’re here to add to that steady flow with a special 100th episode edition of the show where Forrest and Dave give their buyers a guide for comics in 2020, but also for themselves!
Before we get to that, we recap the biggest comics news of the week. At the top of our news, ComiXology is offering huge savings on Dawn of X and Marvel events, but only till the 29th! Marvel is also giving away Venom and Absolute Carnage for free and DC Comics is also in the giving spirit as they are giving away a free DC Future State magazine ahead of January 2021 release.
In new series news, DC Comics has the digital-first Challenge of the Super Sons series on the way, Si Spurrier announced X-Men’s next story ‘Reign of X’ coming December 2020, and Greg Capullo returns to ‘Spawn’ with new variant covers over 4 issues which will feature “Plague Spawn” whatever that is. Also, Dark Horse announced Hellboy Universe: The Secret Histories for June 2021. And sadly, Marvel permanently cancels 4 COVID-delayed books.
Our AIPT Comics Podcast Top Picks of the Week:
- Cheat(er) Code (W: Steve Foxe, A: Daz) Read the full review.
- The Witcher: Fading Memories #1 (W: Bartosz Sztybor, A: Amad Mir, Hamid Sheykh)
- Venom: Space Knight (W: Robbie Thompson, A: Ariel Olivetti, Gerardo Sandoval)
The AIPT Comics Buyers Guides
2020 buyers guide for comics fans
- Hox/Pox Hardcover and DOX trades
- Many great DC omnibus’ came out this year for the first time!
- Swamp Thing Alan Moore (vol. 1 and 2)
- Swamp Thing by Nancy A. Collins Omnibus
- Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus Vol. 3
- Absolute Fourth World by Jack Kirby Vol. 1
- Batman: The Rise and Fall of the Batmen Omnibus (coming December James Tynion IV)
- Immortal Hulk Omnibus
- TKO Presents waves 1 – 3 – Use AIPT20 for a 20% discount!
- Marvel Treasury Editions – Silver Surfer Black, History of the Marvel Universe
- BCW comic book bins
- Cadence Comic Art/Felix Comics Art – original art purchases
- Mafex Dark Knight toys, MacFarlane DC Toyz coming in fast and hot
- Give to Binc Foundation
What is in the Dave Buyers Guide?
- Apple Watch – latest and greatest
- Cadence Comic Art/Felix Comics Art
- Under desk footrest
- FRENCH PRESS
- Action figure shelves, need more!
- Spider-Man PS4, Left 4 Dead!!
What is in the Forrest Buyers Guide?
- Blue Yeti Nano microphone
- Mechanical keyboard – mine is a Razer Cyona Chroma
- Laptop/monitor riser
- Purple seat cushions
- Red bull and champagne
- Venom Fortnite skin
For our judging by the cover segment, we pick our favorite cover art out next week. This week, Dave picks Black Widow #4 by Marco Checchetto, and Forrest picked Daredevil #25 by Marco Checchetto.
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