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Jan 13, 2021

So nine weeks ago, we had writer Justin Zimmerman on the podcast to talk about his upcoming book, The 27 Run: Crush. And today that book hits retailer shelves across the country. So we brought Justin back into the studio to discuss the new book and all the work that goes into publishing a book once the book is done. 

Now, if you listen closely -- and we know you do! -- there is a special giveaway promotion hidden within the podcast. Because who doesn't like a free comic? Listen close and enter to win!

The original book, The 27 Run, came out in 2018 and is still available via Amazon, Comixology, or the publisher A Wave Blue World's website. The book can be summed up as Mechs vs Monsters with a black-comedy twist. If you are a fan of Godzilla or the Pacific Rim movies, this is the title for you!

In addition, we have our Pick 3 selections for January 13, sponsored by our friends at Clint's Comics. Obviously, we want you to pick up The 27 Run: Crush today, but here are three more books to keep an eye out for as you do your shopping this week.

Finally, we say goodbye to Kansas City comic creator and our friend, Steve Lightle. From a breakout debut in Legion of Super-Heroes to The Doom Patrol to Classic X-Men, Steve was a stellar artist in the field. More importantly, he was a stellar human being, husband, father, and grandfather. Our world is a little dimmer with his sudden passing last Friday. 

At the time of our recording, there was a GoFundMe set up to help provide for the Lightle family. Once again, the comic community stepped up and provided generously in just a short period of time. At the family's request, that GoFundMe has been stopped, as the needs have been met. We would suggest if you would still like to make a donation in memory of Steve Lightle, please go to the Hero Initiative website and contribute there. 

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 Tell them that the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! sent you.