Another great double-header episode this week! Michael Heitkemper talks about the Insane Comics, LLC series Freedom Fighter! Then we catch up with Mike Marts from AfterShock Comics, who updates us on how they’re doing and what’s coming to local shops from them! It’s all in Episode 282!
Have you discovered AfterShock Comics yet? I think this new comics company will send shockwaves through the industry as they make some of the best comics on the stands today!
During Episode 210, the first of 2016, I talk with Mike Marts, AfterShock’s Editor in Chief who gets us all caught up on how the company came to be, what books they have available and what is coming in the months ahead! You probably recognize Mike’s name from his stints in charge of Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy and other famous franchises. He’s overseeing great new titles, including Replica, InSEXts, SuperZero, Dreaming Eagles, American Monster, Strayer and Second Sight, bringing a lot of high-quality storytelling to your local comics shop! You can find out more about this groundbreaking company at their website at this link! He’s got a lot to say about the industry as well, so I’m sure you’re going to want to hear what he has to say!
It’s always a fun and informative time when I get to chat with Phil Hester, a double-barreled comics threat since he’s both an accomplished writer and artist!
Phil talks about IDW’s T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and Image’s Invincible Universe, two team books that are keeping him busy these days. He discusses how he landed the IDW gig and also about how he works with Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker to make the latter a great monthly title! Then we delve into several changes in the comics industry, so I’m sure you’re going to want to hear what he has to say!
Everything wraps up with two recent news items – Mike Marts leaving the Batman family of titles at DC for Marvel and two casting announcements for the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel.
Be back next week for more from the comics universes!