This week, I talk with Russell Brettholtz, the creator of an excellent comic called Side-Kicked, which was recently released in trade paperback and in individual issues on comixology.com. Russell discusses how a real-life experience led him to create this title, how he brought his team together, and also how this book examines what makes a person a hero and how a sidekick compares to those who take the lead in saving the day. To buy his book, you can order it through your local comics shop, Amazon.com, comixology.com or at the publisher’s website, darbypop.com. Be sure to listen in and discover this terrific tale that’s worth your attention and support!
Jeff Parker‘s profile as a writer at Marvel is gradually increasing, due to his work on Agents of Atlas, Hulk, and Thunderbolts. This week we get his take on some of the characters he’s writing and story choices he’s made, as well as his approach to writer’s block, mistakes new writers make, and more. Why do his stories tend to move so quickly? How does a mainstream writer deal with “events” like Fear Itself derailing his story plans? Find out in this episode!
No Pick Of The Week, but that doesn’t stop me from having a nice little Fast Five! Picks include The Boys #43 (Dynamite), Four Eyes #4 (Image), Atlas #2 (Marvel), The Walking Dead #73 (Image), and Darkwing Duck #1 (BOOM! Studios).
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Full steam ahead! The Pick Of The Week goes to Jeff Parker & Gabriel Hardman for Atlas #1 (Marvel). Fast Five picks include DC Universe: Legacies #1 (DC), The Anchor #8 (BOOM! Studios), Joe The Barbarian #5 (Vertigo), Legion Of Super-Heroes #1 (DC), and Atomic Robo: Revenge Of The Vampire Dimension #3 (Red 5 Comics).
Join Scott H. Gardner and a SURPRISE MYSTERY GUEST as they travel ‘Back to the Bins’ to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned random Comic Book back issues!!