In yet another of the Two Guys’ interview series, Derek is back to talk with one of the hardest working people in comics today, Ed Brisson. The first issue of his and Adam Gorham’s new series, The Violent, will be released tomorrow, and Ed shares with Derek the story behind this new ongoing title from Image Comics. In fact, Ed reveals that the genesis of the narrative actually springs from his earlier webcomic (and later Dark Horse title), Murder Book. The protagonists, Mason and Becky, are a young working class couple with a checkered past trying to escape the drugs and crime that helped to get them where they are today. As Ed describes, their dilemma has very much a “Murder Book feel,” making The Violent an ongoing extension of that story collection. The two also talk about his and Lisandro Estherren’s upcoming four-issue miniseries from BOOM! Studios, The Last Contract, the story of a retired hitman who reluctantly finds himself forced back into the business. Along the way, they also bring in discussions of Ed’s previous series such as Comeback, The Field, The Mantle, Cluster, and Sheltered. In fact, it’s all that Derek can do to contain a conversation that includes such prodigious output. Ed’s definitely a hard-working writer, but as he makes clear in the interview, he knows how to let loose, have a good time, and then let those experiences inform his art.
First, big thanks to the person who accidentally called the CBP voice mail line. Because of your fumbling fingers, we now have a great intro to the show.
This is a bit of a longer episode because Dan and Jared got into a discussion about awesome TV shows. After that, they talked about Supergirl #14, Uncanny Avengers #2, FF #1, American Vampire #33, Chew #30, Comeback #1 (of 5), Amazing Spider-Man #699, and Thor God of Thunder #2
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The guys thing look ahead to The Legend of Luther Strode #1 and talk about what they like about it and what they love about this new series from Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore.
Looking back, the guys review a number of books they have been reading over the last couple of weeks: Bedlam #2, Comeback #1, Clone #1, Starbright and the Looking Glass, Witch Doctor: Malpractice #1, andPlanetoid #4.
In this episode we are joined by writer Ed Brisson writer of the upcoming Image/Shadowline comic book mini-series, Comeback, which premieres November 21st’. He also the writer of the online crime stories “Murder Book” http://www.murderbookcomic.com/?p=158 http://edbrisson.com/ We are now on Stitcher Radio This podcast is sponsored by Friendly Neighborhood Comics http://friendlyneighborhoodcomics.com/ Discount Comic Book Services http://www.dcbservice.com/index.aspx Instock Trades http://www.instocktrades.com/ Join us on the forums at http://www.forumforgeeks.com http://thetaylornetwork.wordpress.com/
This week on the most Canadian of all Canadian comic podcasts, we welcome Canadian comic artist Michael Walsh to the Monster Cave. Michael is best know for his art contribution on the Shuster nominated webcomic, Murderbook, and on the comic book The Brothers James with writer Ryan Ferrier from 215 ink. he joins us tonight to chat about all this as well as his new comic coming from Image/Shadowline: Comeback. If you have a question for Michael, feel free to post it on our Facebook wall or give us a call at 506-453-4949.
Also; ‘Shit Comics Reviewers Say’; This week we picked up The Flash #0 and Space: Punisher #3 from Strange Adventures.