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Zac Thompson talks social media and fungal horror in 'I Breathed a Body'

Episode Summary

Writer Zac Thompson joins the show to talk about his upcoming new series I Breathed a Body (out Jan 20). We discuss the creation of the horror sci-fi series from AfterShock which has been years in the making. We also talk about his favorite comics of 2020 and he gives us tidbits on 2021 projects across publishers.

Episode Notes


Before we dive into the interview we recap the biggest news of the week. We start with DC Comics who is launching a new era with ‘Infinite Frontier’ in March 2021. They also revealed a ton of creative teams and new titles like Phillip Kennedy Johnson taking over Superman and Action Comics, Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo tapped for Nightwing March 2021, a new 64-page monthly anthology Batman: Urban Legends is on the way as well as the announcement of Superman: Red & Blue. 

In indie comic news, Archie Comics announced Mighty Crusaders by Rob Liefeld, a new limited horror series is on the way at BOOM! with Grant Morrison co-writing, and Vault Comics teased creative teams for 2021 all week long.

In Marvel Comics news, Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru team up for ‘Thor & Loki: Double Trouble’ this March, Marvel is kicking off ‘Silk’ solo-series in March 2021, Marvel taps Daniel Warren Johnson for ‘Beta Ray Bill’ series in 2021, and Steve Orlando is set for Man-Thing.

Our Top Books of the Week


  1. Black Cat (2020) #1 (W: Jed MacKay, A: C.F. Villa, Nina Vakueya)
  2. New Mutants #14 (W: Vita Ayala, A: Rod Reis)


  1. King in Black: Immortal Hulk (W: Al Ewing, A: Aaron Kuder)
  2. Wolverine: Black, White, and Blood #2 (Various)


  1. Dave: King-Size Conan #1 (Various)
  2. Forrest: King-Size Conan #1 (Various)


  1. Dave: The Department of Truth #4 (Tradd Moore)
  2. Forrest: King In Black #2 (Ryan Stegman)

Segment: Interview Zac Thompson talks about I Breathed a Body
Release date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021.  FOC December 28, 2020
Artist: Andy MacDonald

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