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AIPT Comics podcast episode 161: 'The Batman' chat and unpacking ‘Sort of Super’ with Eric Gapstur

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AIPT Comics podcast episode 161: ‘The Batman’ chat and unpacking ‘Sort of Super’ with Eric Gapstur

The Batman is on everyone’s minds this week, so Dave and Nathan kick off the AIPT Comics podcast discussing the film. Did we like it? Special guest Eric Gapstur also joins us to discuss his upcoming graphic novel Sort of Super. Out on March 22nd, Gapstur chats with us about how the origins of the story came from the desire to make a comic strip, we discuss its superhero themes, the art style, and more!

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Check out a preview of Sort of Super below!

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Before the interview, we discuss the biggest news of the week. We start things off with the news that publisher AMC Networks Publishing will start putting out graphic novels in the fall with creators like Will Sliney, Stephen King, Kirk Hammett, and more.

Speaking of new publishing opportunities, Kevin Smith is joining forces with Dark Horse Comics for new line of comics and Jamie Lee Curtis is producing a new eco-horror Mother Nature OGN coming fall 2022. We also discuss other new titles from Marvel, Abrams Comics Arts, and Dark Horse!

Our Top Books of the Week

Dave:

  1. Batman: Killing Time (2022) #1 (Tom King, David Marquez)
  2. Rogue Sun (Ryan Parrott, Abel)

Nathan:

  1. One-Star Squadron #4 (Mark Russell, Steve Lieber)
  2. Batman: Killing Time #1  (Tom King, David Marquez)

Standout KAPOW moment of the week:

Nathan – Batman: Killing Time #1  (Tom King, David Marquez)

AIPT Comics podcast episode 161: 'The Batman' chat and unpacking ‘Sort of Super’ with Eric Gapstur

Dave – Avengers Forever #3 (Jason Aaron, Aaron Kuder)

AIPT Comics podcast episode 161: 'The Batman' chat and unpacking ‘Sort of Super’ with Eric Gapstur

In our Judging by the Cover segment, Dave gushes over Adam Hughes’ X Lives Of Wolverine #4 cover and Nathan talks up Ken Lashley’s I Am Batman #7 cover. Check them out below.

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