Every Wednesday, I talk about comics with Brandon Montclare, writer of the hit Image series Rocket Girl and co-writer of Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur series.
We gab about what we’re reading now, what books we consider classics (Brandon loves Dark Knight Strikes Again…), and the hottest gossip of the industry. Occasionally, the inimitable artist Amy Reeder (Rocket Girl, Batwoman) stops by. Check out our full show archive at podcornpodcast.com.
Recently, The Comics Beat covered rumors that in 2016, DC would begin shipping certain titles from their line on a bi-weekly basis, effectively cribbing a tactic Marvel has been using to varying effect for years: double shipping. While getting two issues of Snyder/Capullo Batman or Palmiotti/Conner Harley Quinn may sound great in the abstract, there are rising concerns that the change may have an effect on series quality, forcing creators to either work double time or DC to bring in rotating artist/writer pairings. Worse yet, if DC is doubling down on their near century-old breadwinners, will they be forced to cut down on innovative new titles like Omega Men or Prez, which despite poor sales service a completely different audience from their main line? Are we entering a new comics recession?
All these questions and more, answered this week on Podcorn Podcast.
Intro/Outro music this week is Doublespeak by Thrice, off their album Beggars.
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Alex is the Managing Editor of the Comics Beat. He is also a freelance comics editor with previous credits at Papercutz. He is your go-to fella for creator interviews, conversations about comic book structure, and general DC Comics nerding. Currently geeking out over movies, too.