While Matt’s off gettin’ hitched, we’re queuing up this special bronus episode where we answer your listener questions! Hear our definitions of “high concept,” about our favorite and least favorite runs of Avengers/JLA/Legion, a meandering response about power pop, and much more! Plus, background noise! (Deal with it.)
This week, we’re welcoming ComicsAlliance Editor-in-chief Joe Hughes to the show! We’ll talk with him about how he went from being a comics fan to a comic shop employee to a DC assistant editor to editor of a comics news site! Plus, we’ll hear about what he has in store for Chris in the near future, the time he met Mark Hamill, just what an assistant editor does, and much more! And since we won’t be doing full shows the next couple weeks, we’re super-sized!
The writer of Valiant’s new Archer and Armstrong series, Fred Van Lente, joins us for this weeks show! We talk to him about the response he’s gotten to his politically charged comic, how he likes his reputation as a history comics guy, how Armstrong is kind of like Marvel’s Hercules (and Archer is nothing like Amadeus Cho), what other Valiant titles his book might cross over with, and much more! Plus, a particularly lyrical reading from the pages of Thrasher magazine!