Welcome to another installment of 31 Days of Halloween! This is our chance to set the mood for the spookiest and scariest month of the year as we focus our attention on horror and Halloween fun. For the month of October we’ll be sharing various pieces of underappreciated scary books, comics, movies, and television to help keep you terrified and entertained all the way up to Halloween.
The AIPT Comics podcast is co-hosted by special guest Dan Spinelli today and we get into the latest news and review the best comics too. We’re also joined by Andy Belanger to discuss his Pyscho Goreman Kickstarter which has just 11 days left to back and is already funded. We dig into how the comics anthology got off the ground, his work with the Psycho Goreman director, why he created Lethal Comics, the comics industry, and more.
Before the interview, we dig into the biggest news of the week. We start with NYCC 2021 reflections as Dan covered the convention for AIPT last week. How big were the crowds, did it feel safe during a pandemic, and the biggest news being Saga’s return in January. We also dig into the reaction DC Comics had when they announced Superman Jon Kent is set to come out as bisexual in Superman: Son of Kal-El #5. We also discuss the DC Comics solicitations.
Plus, Dan shares his thoughts on Chris Claremont and his return to X-Men with X-Men Legends #12, how Immortal Hulk wrapped up with little fanfare, Ron Marz and Ron Lim are launching Silver Surfer: Rebirth January 2022, Penguin Classics doing Marvel reprints, and the shocking news that Summer 2021 found comic-book sales at one of their highest points in the last 25 years.
AIPT Comics Podcast Top Books of the Week:
- Clean #1 (Scott Snyder, Francis Manapul)
- Darkhold (2021): Iron Man #1 (Ryan North, Guillermo Sanna)
- Strange Adventures #12 (Tom King, Mitch Gerads, and Doc Shaner)
- Superman and the Authority #4 (Grant Morrison, Mikel Janin)
Standout KAPOW moment of the week:
Dan – Kang the Conqueror #3
Dave – KA-ZAR: LORD OF THE SAVAGE LAND #2
In our Judging by the Cover segment, we pick our favorite cover art out next week. Dave picked Fantastic Four #37 by Terry Dodson, and Dan picked Nightwing #85 by Bruno Redondo. Check those out below!
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