Zach joins Patrick in a very echo-y room to talk all about his brand new Oni Press graphic novel “Junior Brave of the Apocalypse Book 2: Out of the Woods.” This conversation gets deeper than either of them expected as they dig way beneath the surface of comic book creation and the importance of Calvin and Hobbes. Also, they play amateur detectives and explore their abandoned surroundings. Zach is signing at Challengers all day on Wednesday, August 8th from 11am to 7pm (along with “Girls With Slingshots” creator Danielle Corsetto from 4pm -7pm, but she is not on this episode). Bonus! Dal pops in to talk briefly about the New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Special!
Sneaky secret shoppers are apparently a thing. It’s the time of year where more mentally challenged people roam Chicago streets. The San Diego Comic-Con is happening as we record, so we’re going over a bunch of new comic news. Or, other news that has an impact on our business. Wizards of the Coast are raising prices on Magic the Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons product. IDW will be publishing all-ages comics featuring Marvel Comics characters. Apparently Marvel doesn’t know how to make comics for kids. Kelly Thompson is writing Jessica Jones. Gasp! We had NO idea! Donny Cates is overseeing the new Marvel Knights MK20 line. There are a ton of new Spider-related Marvel comics and Batman-related DC comics heading our way soon. Oh, that DC Universe “Titans” trailer… Lots more announcements and what we think of them.
Whoops, that header is a mistake. It should read, “DIE!DIE!DIE! by Robert Kirkman. Darn typos. “That’s not what I would do if I put a gun to your head.” is an actual quote from this episode. Lots of FF #1 covers are coming out. We’re not ordering them. Marvel has several non-announcement teasers leading into San Diego. So many good comics came out this week! X-23 #1! Superman #1! She Could Fly #1! Amazing Spider-Man #1! Nancy Drew #2! New event announcements! Mike Norton “Lil’ Donnie” signing and Word Balloon recording! Batman Day 2018! MURDER FALCON! That title says it all. As predicted on this very podcast 2 years ago, a major publisher stealth-launched a brand new comic book series by big-name creators! But… did it work?