We discuss the first 10 issues of Velvet by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting. This female led spy story is set in a very realistic environment and focuses on a retired agent who must use her spy skills to solve a mystery.
Is Velvet a Ms. Male character? (11:18)
Velvet’s approach to Marina (21:51)
A More Realistic Spy Story (36:16)
The plot (42:44)
The world is very real (50:28)
Continuation past this story (1:04:41)
Letters Pages (1:07:16)
If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As
On this episode of the interview series, Andy and Derek talk with Rich Tommaso about his recent publications from Image Comics, She Wolf #1 and the trade collection of Dark Corridor. Both were released last week. The guys begin by trying to wrap their brains around She Wolf, a surreal lycanthrope narrative with a 1980s flair. Rich reveals that this is a planned four-issue arc, and that if the interest is there he has plans to continue and expand the story. He contrasts this publication strategy with that of his earlier series, Dark Corridor. That began as a more ambitious project with more of an ongoing storyline. But, due to the sales, he decided to wrap up the title sooner rather than later. In fact, Rich speculates that crime comics may not be a current interest with the comics-buying public, at least compared to horror and science fiction. He also suggests that autobiographical or slice-of-life comics — as found in his earlier works, Let’s Hit the Road and Pete and Miriam — may not be his forte, and that genre stories are more his style. You’ll also find in this interview a lot of talk about film, crime fiction, and the recent HeroesCon where the guys first met Rich. So whether you like your Tommaso comics plain or genre-flavored, this conversation has something for you.
WELCOME, MONSTER MONGERS! Welcome to the SECOND GRUE-GORGED episode of The Vault Of Startling Monster Horror Tales Of Terror! This month, myself, the CHRIS-KEEPER am joined by Chris Tyler (the HAIR METAL HERO) and Luke Jaconetti (LJacone) as we continue our retrospective of MASTER FILMMAKER John Carpenter with a double feature of the 1951 Howard Hawks produced “The Thing From Another World” and the 1982 Carpenter remake, “The Thing”. You WILL get WET on this ride!!