The Wicked + The Divine Debrief, with Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie

On this episode, I'm joined by two of the creators of "The Wicked + The Divine" - Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie - to discuss the end of an era. WicDiv first started in 2014, and over the last five years has captivated fans with its exploration of fame, religion, self-image, celebrity, and the inevitability of death. Join us as we take a look back over the series, from its origins all the way through to its bittersweet final issue. We'll also talk about how this series has affected its creators and how they feel now that it's all over.

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Weird Fiction, with Lonnie Nadler and Jenna Cha

On this episode, I'm joined by Lonnie Nadler and Jenna Cha to discuss their new series "Black Stars Above," as well as the weird fiction that influenced their craft. For Lonnie, it's "Providence" by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows, and for Jenna, it's "Uzumaki" by Junji Ito.

Along the way, we also talk about the recipe for good horror, how influntial horror movies can be, the use of creating horror as a form of therapy and catharsis, and much more!

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Lost in Translation, with Meredith McClaren and Steve Lacey

On this week's episode, I'm joined by the creator of the upcoming "Super Fun Sexy Times" Meredith McClaren and co-host of the Fantasticast podcast Steve Lacey, to talk about their love of comics from far and wide. For Steve, it's one of the first comics he ever read: "Asterix in Belgium," and for Meredith, it's one of her favorite Shojo Manga: "From Far Away." Along the way, we'll discuss the good and bad things about reading translated works, the ways in which humor and emotion span all languages, and how to properly convey tricky subjects such as sexuality and relationships for modern audiences. All this and much more!

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Honesty and Vulnerability, with Nola Pfau and Lucy Sullivan

On this episode, Matt is joined by Nola Pfau ("Bun & Tea," Editor in Chief of Women Write About Comics) and Lucy Sullivan ("Barking") to discuss the idea of honesty in comics. Honesty both in the story being told and in the intentions of the creator.

Along the way, we talk about Nola's story in the Kickstarter "Bun & Tea," Lucy's upcoming graphic novel "Barking" from Unbound, and the comics they love. For Nola, it's "Uncanny X-Men" #173, by Chris Claremont, Paul Smith, Bob Wiacek, Glynis Wein, and Tom Orzechowski, and for Lucy, it's Domu: A Child's Dream, by Katsuhiro Otomo.

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Theatricality and Comics, with Dan Watters and Matt Ligeti

On this episode, Matt is joined by Dan Watters ("Limbo," "Deep Roots") and Matt Ligeti (Comicbookyeti.com) to discuss the drama, the poetry and the theatrics of comic books.

We take a close look at the upcoming "Coffin Bound" #1, by Dan Watters, Dani, Brad Simpson, and Aditya Bidikar, and discuss the formative comic books of both Dan and Matt. All this and much more!

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Serialized Mythology, with Tiffany Babb and Ram V

On this episode, Matt is joined by writers Tiffany Babb (“Panel x Panel,” Shelfdust) and Ram V (“Paradiso,” “These Savage Shores”) to explore the idea of superheroes as mythology. We’ll be talking about how these larger than life figures evolve and grow over time due to the nature of serialized storytelling. We’ll also be discussing the comics that they love. For Ram, it’s Darwyn Cooke’s wonderful rendition of “Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score,” and for Tiffany, it’s Marvel’s “Journey into Mystery” #645, which rounds off Kieron Gillen’s Young Loki saga.

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Feeding the Fame Monster, with Mags Visaggio

On this episode of the show, Matt is joined by writer Mags Visaggio to talk about her new series "Marilyn Manor" as well as the nature of fame, the gift and the curse of being in the spotlight. There's also talk of Grant Morrison's career, working through your therapy on the page, and much more!

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Capturing an Era, with Sina Grace and Joe Glass

On this episode, Matt Lune is joined by Sina Grace (Jughead's Time Police, Ice Man) and Joe Glass (The Pride) to discuss the comics that redefined their teenage years. For Sina, it's Ghostworld by Daniel Clowes, and for Joe, it's Generation X by Scott Lobdell and Chris Bachalo. Join us!

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Colors and Letters, with Triona Farrell and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

On this week's show, Matt is joined by colorist and illustrator Triona Farrell (Crowded, West Coast Avengers) and writer and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou to discuss the importance of colors and letters in comic books. Triona's book choice is Crowded by Chris Sebela, Ro Stein, Ted Brandt, and Triona Farrell. Hass's book choice is Criminal by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Jacob Phillips.

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Formative Comic Book Memories, with Claire Napier and Al Kennedy

On this episode, I'm joined by Claire Napier (Women Write About Comics, Comics MNT, Shelfdust) and Al Kennedy (House to Astonish podcast) to talk about the comics they loved as children. For Al, it's Chris Claremont and Jim Lee's "X-Men" #2, and for Claire, it's the British comics magazine "Bunty."

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