This week we feature our first guest of the Comics Alliance era (who was also our first guest ever), Matt Fraction, writer of The Mighty Thor, the Invincible Iron Man, Casanova and Fear Itself! Matt talks with us about what it takes to get into the mindset of writing an event comic, the event comics that helped him create Fear Itself, tie-ins, why his Iron Man book wasn’t originally meant to be the “main” book, Van Halen’s greatest hit, weird television, and much more! Plus, we give our new CA listeners a taste of a fan-favorite segment!
- Follow Matt Fraction’s empirically best Twitter account and check out his also very nice website!
- Here’s the far-too-fascinating Wikipedia page for My Two Dads, in case you were confused. And here’s the one for Dinosaur Train. It’s nuts.
- “Dad is great! Gives us the chocolate cake!”
- What you get when you Google “Van Halen yacht dwarf” (after Fraction’s tweet).
- Answer our question: How fast would Four Loko cough syrup kill you?
- The Batman vs. Superman Wikipedia description.
- Chris’ Checks and Recs: Going to Comic-Con, replaying Mass Effect, Art Brut’s “Brilliant! Tragic!”
- Matt’s Checks and Recs: Chikara Pro Wrestling show, Superman audition?, the Michael Caine-off from The Trip, The Influencing Machine
- Music used: “Jump” by Van Halen
Comics Talked About:
- Batgirl #22
- Sci-fi Double Feature
- Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #1
Shameless Self Promotion:
- The @FakeAPStylebook book, Write More Good, is still available to buy right here!
- Check out Sims at The ISB, Comics Alliance, his webcomic Awesome Hospital, as well as the complete Solomon Stone at ActionAgeComics.
- Check out Matt’s Fake e-Etiquette Twitter feed, The Content Farm and his blog.
- Check out all Euge’s music at AdamWarRock.com.
- Check out Max Huffman on Twitter, or at his site.
- Check out Rusty Shackles on Twitter, or at his site.
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