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.

When it comes to the world of superhero storytelling, there are few greater at telling a ripping yarn than the mighty Kurt Busiek. For years, the man has teamed with various artists to bring us “wonder and spectacle”. Whether it’s with longstanding heroes from Marvel or DC, epic characters from literature, or brand new ones from his own creativity, the comic scribe has shocked and amazed. The key to his sustained quality is giving layered characters that the reader can get behind. No matter the fantastic situation, we’re invested in seeing these characters through to the very end.

Join us for another episode of Back Issue Bloodbath to hear Andrew and Sammy talk about the many comic works of Kurt Busiek. Marvels, Untold Tales of Spider-Man, The Avengers, The Thunderbolt, Superman: Secret Identity, Conan and more! They’re all covered. Of course we couldn’t talk about Kurt Busiek and not bring up Astro City. If you’re a fan of the man or just want to know what makes him such a seminal writer in the world of modern comics, give this episode a listen. You just might learn something about wonder and spectacle. (At least we hope so.)

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