Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Gavin Stephens as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.

There’s two things that you’re not suppose to talk about in mixed company. One is Religion. The other is Politics. Don’t worry, we’re not going to go down the religion road (at least not this time). Instead, we’re going to talk about politics, their influence on comics and vice versa. Politics have been present in comics since the beginning. From the types of messages told in the comics of the early thirties, to the comic book witch trials of the 50s, to the writers of comics today. If you look at titles like Captain America: Sam Wilson and Ms. Marvel, it’s hard not see the influence of the world around us affecting the stories being told in these books. That’s our focus this week.

Join us as we take a trip back through comics’ history and look at the various times that politics overtly affected the industry and stories being told. There’ll be talk of the Comics’ Code Authority, Frederick Wertham, the Spider-Man drug issues and more! You’re not going to want to miss this one as Gavin and Andrew speak candidly about where the marriage of comics and politics work and where it doesn’t. It’s all coming your way on an ALL NEW Back Issue Bloodbath. Take a listen.

Have an idea for a certain topic we should cover? Have an indie comic book you’d like us to review? Send us an email at geekhardshow@gmail.com with “Back Issue Bloodbath” in the subject line. We’d love to hear from you.

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We talk politics in comics and their affect on the industry on an ALL NEW Bloodbath.

We talk politics in comics and their affect on the industry on an ALL NEW Bloodbath.

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Andrew Young

Host/Producer at Geek Hard
Andrew Young has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 15 years as a writer, comedian and director. Andrew is one half of the hosting duo that makes up Geek Hard. He occasionally sleeps but doesn't endorse this behaviour.