Interview With Meredith Finch on “Rose” and Female Representation in Comics

Interview With Meredith Finch on “Rose” and Female Representation in Comics

Meredith Finch began her career in comics by writing first “Little Mermaid” for Zenescape before a stint as the writer on “Wonder Woman” for DC Comics, on which she was paired with her husband, artist David Finch. In 2017, Finch teamed with Image Comics and artist Ig Guara for Rose, a fantasy series set within a mythical world where magic has been all but obliterated and the land is ruled by the despotic Queen Drucilla….

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The Breadth: Justin Jordan

The Breadth: Justin Jordan

Hello. This is The Breadth, where I explore someone or something a bit more broadly. Today I am exploring Justin Jordan. Some of you will recognize Justin as the co-creator and writer of The Strange Talent of Luther Strode. Others may recognize him from his time writing for the more widely known Green Lantern: New Guardians. There is, of course, much more to his oeuvre. [this piece was edited for clarity]   How are you,…

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The Briefs: The Family Trade

The Briefs: The Family Trade

Welcome back to The Briefs, where we open a door for our readers. Today we are looking through The Family Trade, via five simple lines of questioning. [this was lightly edited for clarity] First, can you introduce yourself and tell us a bit about everything you do, or did, on The Family Trade? I’m Justin Jordan, and I’m cocreator and cowriter on The Family Trade.   The Family Trade has an interesting history as a…

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The Briefs: The Dregs from Black Mask Studios

The Briefs: The Dregs from Black Mask Studios

 Welcome to The Briefs, where we open a door for our readers. Today we are looking through The Dregs from Black Mask, via five simple lines of questioning. [this was edited lightly for clarity] EC: First, can you introduce yourselves and tell us a bit about everything you do, or did, on The Dregs? ZT: I’m Zac Thompson, one half of the writing team on the book. Together with Lonnie I wrote the series and…

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GWAR: Orgasmegeddon – An Interview with Matt Miner and the Creative Team

GWAR: Orgasmegeddon – An Interview with Matt Miner and the Creative Team

Last time we talked with Matt Miner we had talked a little about the Westboro Baptist Church.  Their reaction to Toe Tag Riot ended up being printed on issue #1 of the book.  We also discussed funding comics like Critical Hit through Kickstarter.  Now he’s back with Jonathan Brandon Sawyer and GWAR. Lindsey  Bass:  Toe Tag Riot featured Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy, and now you’re doing a project with GWAR. How has the working…

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“I hope to do as much as possible”: an Interview with Steve Orlando

“I hope to do as much as possible”: an Interview with Steve Orlando

This past Sunday morning, I got up bright and early to make an interview at New York Comic Con.  A comedy of errors meant I didn’t get to interview Steve Orlando until 25 minutes after his interview period started.  Soon enough, though, I was sitting across from him. Orlando is not a physically imposing man (unlike his most well-known current character, Midnighter).  I see something of my favorite kind of Clark Kent in him, in all…

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Jai Courtney Talks Suicide Squad, Ignoring Hate, and Marvel v. DC

Jai Courtney Talks Suicide Squad, Ignoring Hate, and Marvel v. DC

Two days ago, Batman-News reported on Jai Courtney‘s appearance on MTV podcast “Happy, Sad, Confused!”  In this podcast, Courtney discusses his role in Suicide Squad, the critical backlash, and the differences between Marvel and DC in superhero movies. The relevant portion of the interview: JOSH HOROWITZ: Uh, post mortem on Suicide Squad.  So, what’s, what’s your sense, were you surprised by the reaction, by how divisive it was?  […] It seemed like the fanboys in particular…

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“What’s next is more.” — Steve Orlando at FlameCon

“What’s next is more.”  — Steve Orlando at FlameCon

People know Steve Orlando, lately, for his work on Midnighter.  Midnighter, often described as ‘gay Batman,’ is a violent, anti-heroic, almost insufferably intelligent badass who kills worse guys.  His solo miniseries did really well in trade paperback form, sparking Midnighter and Apollo.  That series will drop starting in October. This year, at FlameCon (the LGBT comic convention in Brooklyn), Orlando gave an interview to Comic Alliance.  In this interview, he talked about representation, the idea of Midnighter…

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KCCC 2016 – Interview with Christopher Priest on His Return to Comics

KCCC 2016 – Interview with Christopher Priest on His Return to Comics

Christopher Priest began working at Marvel Comics in 1978 as an intern, but by the 1980s he was regularly writing books for the company, with tenures as the writer of “Power Man and Iron Fist,” “Conan the Barbarian,” and “Amazing Spider-Man.” He also worked for DC Comics, writing “Green Lantern,” “The Ray,” “Justice League Task Force” and “Steel.” But he is best remembered for his five year run on Marvel’s “Black Panther” series in the…

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KCCC 2016 – Interview with Valentine De Landro of “Bitch Planet”

KCCC 2016 – Interview with Valentine De Landro of “Bitch Planet”

Valentine De Landro hails from Toronto, and since beginning his professional career, he’s quickly become a fan favorite with his work for DC, IDW, Valiant, Dark Horse and Marvel, where he first caught readers’ eye with his stint on X-Factor.  He is the co-creator, with writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, of the brilliant and non-compliant Image title Bitch Planet. I sat down with fellow Canadian Valentine De Landro to talk about the book, his influences and…

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