Fox titled THE GIFTED recently premiered. Set in a timeline where the X-Men have disappeared, THE GIFTED follows mutant siblings Lauren and Andy Strucker as they and their family flee the government and join forces with an underground group of mutants.
In the first episode of ComicsVerse’s THE GIFTED After Show, we discuss THE GIFTED’s take on the political and poignant themes the X-Men is known for. We talk about the cast and their performances and dig into the nature of the superhero genre in TV and film. THE GIFTED also features established mutants like Polaris, Blink, and Thunderbird, who contribute to the show’s greatest strengths.
This week, in Episode 280, I talk with Zack Kaplan, the creator/scripter of a gripping series called Eclipse from Top Cow/Image Comics. I met Zack at this year’s C2E2 convention, and I read Volume One of this fascinating mashup of sci-fi and murder mystery storyline. We discuss how he made this book happen, including teaming up with high-octane artist Giovanni Timpano. We discuss the second story arc, which I hadn’t yet picked up, so Zack gives some teasers for what we’ll see in those issues, including #7, which is due in local shops on Wednesday, May 17! I highly recommend this powerful book! For more about Zack, go to this link. Also, to keep up with Giovanni, be sure to check out his website here!