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.

This week is a special treat for Bloodbath fans as we bring you an in depth interview with a fantastic comic creator: Marjorie Liu! This past May, Andrew got the chance to chat with Marjorie at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF). Listen as they discuss Monstress, her current comic for Image that features art by Sana Takeda, as well as her Eisner nominated mini series Star Wars: Han Solo. Marjorie also lets us in on her writing process. Here’s a quick bio on Marjorie:

ML10_14-copyNew York Times bestselling and award-winning writer Marjorie Liu is best known for her fiction and comic books. She teaches comic book writing at MIT, and she leads a class on Popular Fiction at the Voices of Our Nation (VONA) workshop.

Ms. Liu is a highly celebrated comic book writer. Her extensive work with Marvel includes the bestselling Dark Wolverine series, NYX: No Way Home, X-23, and Black Widow: The Name of the Rose. She received national media attention for Astonishing X-Men, which featured the gay wedding of X-Man Northstar and was subsequently nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for outstanding media images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Be sure to listen to our exclusive interview.

But that’s not all as Andrew and Sammy also give their thoughts on the Monstress series. Take a listen as your favourite comic book podcast breaks down graphic storytelling like nobody’s business! It’s all in a day’s work for Back Issue Bloodbath.

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