Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Sammy Younan 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.

On this week’s Bloodbath, we take a look at a creator that has been a staple of mainstream comics for the past 30 years: Mark Waid. Known best for his nostalgic style and fleshed out characters, Waid has been producing comics at Marvel and DC for a long time and has remained an A-Lister on the scene. He’s had memorable runs on The Flash, Captain America, JLA and Daredevil. Last week, we gave our thoughts on his current work on Black Widow with Chris Samnee. This inspired us to take a closer look at the man and his body of work.

While not always consistent in his storytelling, the man exudes passion in everything he writes. Sometimes this brings us beloved comic tales like Kingdom Come, Tower of Babel and his creator owned comics Irredeemable and Incorruptible. But then other times, it’s lead to stories like The Kingdom, the failed sequel to Kingdom Come. Hypertime anyone? Through the ups and downs, one thing has remained abundantly clear: Mark Waid loves writing comics. Join us for our critical retrospective on Mark Waid and his many comic contributions, right here on an ALL NEW Back Issue Bloodbath.

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Irredeemable & Incorruptible are two of the best comics created by Mark Waid. We talk about them and more on an ALL NEW Bloodbath.

Irredeemable & Incorruptible are two of the best comics created by Mark Waid. We talk about them and more 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.