WCPEver Episode 374 – 2021 Summer Reading | Batman: Creature of the Night

On this week’s episode of the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER!, we finished our summer reading program with Batman: Creature of the Night from Kurt Busiek and the late John Paul Leon.  

Beginning in late 2017, Busiek returns with his take on Batman, using the same concept that he used a decade earlier with Superman: Secret Identity. Beginning in the 1960s, we follow the story of Bruce Wainwright who happens to be a fan of Batman. His life starts to follow a similar path like that of Bruce Wayne, surrounded by Alfred, Robin and Detective Gordon. 

We are joined in the studio by friend-of-the-show Jeff Smith who suggested the Batman mini-series to us. 

We would love to hear your comments on the show. Let us know what you’ve been reading or watching this week. Contact us on our website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or email. We want to hear from you! As always, we are the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! and we hope you enjoy the show.

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The Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! is proudly sponsored by Clint’s Comics. Clint’s is located at 3941 Main in Kansas City, Missouri, and is open Monday through Saturday. Whether it is new comics, trade paperbacks, action figures, statues, posters, or T-shirts, the friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you find whatever it is that you need. You should also know that Clint’s Comics has the most extensive collection of back issues in the metro area. If you need to find a particular book to finish the run of a title, head on down to Clint’s or check out their website at clintscomics.com. Tell them that the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! sent you.

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On this week’s episode of the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER!, we are taking a look at representation in comics with the celebration of Pride Month. Representation is important, and there were times when comics got it right, and more times when comics got it wrong. Whether is Northstar, Harley & Ivy, or any other characters past or present, we have a free-form conversation talking about the the characters that so many people identify with.

And while we did not address this on the show, let’s put this back out as a reminder as we slowly return to conventions across the country. Whether we are set us as the podcast or volunteering for the Hero Initiative, our booths are always a safe space for anyone. If you see us on the show floor and need assistance, just grab us and we will do what we can. We are here for you.

Speaking of conventions, looks like Cullen will be the first one returning to a full con next weekend with the Washington State Summer Con. They have a great list of modern and veteran comic creators, and they will all get the full Stapleton experience at the show in mid-June. (On the off-chance that Al Milgrom happens to be reading this post, let us go ahead and apologize now for anything Cullen may say or do during his fanboy meeting with you in ten days.)

Of course, we do have to talk about comics, especially with our Pick 3 choices sponsored by Clint’s Comics. We have three great books chosen for this week, including John’s pick which ties back in with this week’s theme.

We have a return of our trivia question, but we are not giving away just one prize. Try FOUR! Seriously, answer early and get first pick of the loot. 

Jerry got to watch some of the new Sweet Tooth series on Netflix – check it out NOW if you haven’t already. Especially if Disney + crashes with the launch of Loki today. 

We would love to hear your comments on the show. Let us know what you’ve been reading or watching this week. Contact us on our website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or email. We want to hear from you! As always, we are the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! and we hope you enjoy the show.

The Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! is proudly sponsored by Clint’s Comics. Clint’s is located at 3941 Main in Kansas City, Missouri, and is open Monday through Saturday. Whether it is new comics, trade paperbacks, action figures, statues, posters, or T-shirts, the friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you find whatever it is that you need. You should also know that Clint’s Comics has the most extensive collection of back issues in the metro area. If you need to find a particular book to finish the run of a title, head on down to Clint’s or check out their website at clintscomics.com. Tell them that the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! sent you.

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