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AIPT Comics podcast episode 160: Batman's best stories, plus writer Zack Kaplan unpacks 2022 titles

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AIPT Comics podcast episode 160: Batman’s best stories, plus writer Zack Kaplan unpacks 2022 titles

Revisiting our favorite Batman stories ahead of ‘The Batman’ release, plus Zack Kaplan guests to talk 2022 titles!

After a week’s hiatus, the AIPT Comics podcast is back and we’re excited for The Batman. So much so, we’re devoting a segment to each of our top three Batman stories of ALL TIME. We also recap the news, review comics, and special guest Zack Kaplan joins us to talk about two of his comics announced for later this year. We dig into Break Out! and Metal Society.

You can stream the AIPT Comics podcast below, or find it on Apple PodcastsSpotifyAmazon Music, or wherever you get your podcasts.

To start the show we recap the biggest news of the week starting with ComiXology’s woes moving to Amazon.com and their promise to fix things. In other huge news,  Chip Zdarsky and Jorge Jimenez were named the new creative team for Batman starting with Batman #125! DC Comics also announced DC Mech, Aquaman & The Flash: Voidsong, and The Human Target getting put on hiatus! 

We also discuss the big news from Valiant announced on Monday, Z2’s Tori Amos and Pantera graphic novels, and three of Marvel’s big new releases.

Batman – Our top 3 favorite stories!

Dave: Batman: The Monster Men, The Dark Knight Returns, Black Mirror

Nathan: Dark Knight, Dark City, Night of the Stalker, Gothic

AIPT Comics Podcast Top Picks of the Week

Dave:

  1. Step By Bloody Step #1 (Si Spurrier, Matias Bergara)
  2. Ghost Rider #1 (Ben Percy, Cory Smith)

Nathan:

  1. The Human Target #5 (Tom King, Greg Smallwood)
  2. Ghost Rider #1 (Ben Percy, Cory Smith)

Standout KAPOW moment of the week:

Nathan – Rockstar & Softboy (Sina Grace)

AIPT Comics podcast episode 160: Batman's best stories, plus writer Zack Kaplan unpacks 2022 titles

Dave – Carnage Forever (Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Edgar Salazar)

AIPT Comics podcast episode 160: Batman's best stories, plus writer Zack Kaplan unpacks 2022 titles

In our Judging by the Cover segment, we discuss our favorite cover art out next week! Dave talks up Jorge Fornés’ Detective Comics #1055 variant and Nathan loves Peach Momoko’s Batman: Killing Time #1 variant. Check both out below!

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