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.

Comic books have been around for a long time. A century, give or take a few years. Over this time, a number of amazing stories have been told. Tales of daring adventure, romance, and even slice-of-life anecdotes. So many creative stories have been told that it stands to reason a few ideas would get repeated over the years. This is probably most true in the land of super heroes. Marvel and DC have each been a major force in the industry for decades and they’ve done their fair share of recycling ideas. Some are understandable. Others are unforgivable.

Join Andrew and Sammy this week as they take a look at Comic Book Cliches and tell us all which ones have been done to death. There are certain ideas that need to leave the world of graphic fiction and NEVER COME BACK! But which plot devices are the major culprits? Find out this week as they lay it all out. No stone will be left unturned and no suspect left untouched. This is the definitive list of comic book story don’ts….even if Andrew and Sammy disagree on a few of them. Still, this list is official! Pay attention and you just might learn something (and be entertained as always).

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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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.