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AIPT Comics podcast episode 137: Chris Cantwell on jumping genre at Marvel, Vault, and BOOM!

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AIPT Comics podcast episode 137: Chris Cantwell on jumping genre at Marvel, Vault, and BOOM!

Join the weekly AIPT Comics podcast as we recap your week, feature special guest Chris Cantwell, and more.

The AIPT Comics podcast is back this week with special guest Christopher Cantwell. We discuss his latest works at Marvel Comics–including Iron Man and The United States of Captain America–along with indie works at Vault Comics and BOOM! Studios! We dig into each project, get a few teasers, as well as discuss his work in television, his thoughts on Substack, and more.

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Before the interview, we recap the biggest news of the week. We start off with the news that DC Comics found its new Batman writer with Joshua Williamson. We also discuss the good news that Marvel and SOMOS are set to distribute 20,000 comics for vaccine awareness, the surprising news that John Leguizamo is kicking off PhenomX #1 with Image Comics, and that Marvel’s Midnight Suns is getting game from Firaxis’ XCOM team. We also detail Titan Publishing announcing Cowboy Bebop comics and companion books, BOOM! Studios locking in their Power Rangers Universe creative team, and we review the July 2021 sales report.

In our Standout KAPOW moment of the week, Nathan discusses the backmatter in Darkhawk #1 by Kyle Higgins and Juanan Ramirez. Meanwhile, Dave discusses the panel below from King Spawn #1 by Sean Lewis, Todd McFarlane, and Javi Fernandez.

AIPT Comics podcast episode 137: Chris Cantwell on jumping genre at Marvel, Vault, and BOOM! King Spawn #1

Courtesy Image Comics

AIPT Comics Podcast Top Books of the Week

Dave:

  1. Spider-Man: Life Story Annual #1 (Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley)
  2. Robin #5 (Josh Williamson, Gleb Melnikov)

Nathan:

  1. Barbaric #3 (Michael Moreci, Nathan Gooden)
  2. Ninjak #2 (Jeff Parker, Javier Pulido)

In our Judging by the Cover segment, Dave discusses the Dark Ages #1 cover by Skottie Young, and Nathan picked the Aquaman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular Robson Rocha. Check those out below.

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