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.
This week, we talk about a couple of comics from the recent past. The first is just from last year: Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible, the autobio comic put out last year by Stan “The Man” Lee (with help from Peter David and artist Colleen Doran). No surprise here, the graphic novel covers the life and career of Stan Lee from his beginnings in the comic business to his most recent years involved in various projects of the movie and t.v. variety. Andrew breaks it down and tells you what he liked and didn’t like about it
For our second comic, Gavin presents his review of Marvel Zombies, the 2006 miniseries by Robert Kirkman with artwork by Sean Phillips. The Walking Dead scribe brought the zombie treatment to the Marvel U a decade ago and back then, zombies were not exactly the super craze they are now in pop culture and entertainment. “Marvel Heroes as villains bent on quelling their hunger by devouring not only their colleagues but also everybody else on the planet” is also a bit of a hard sell. What made this book catch on with fans the way it did in ’06? Find out as Gavin gives us his version of a grade 3 book report on the series.
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