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 comic books, everybody always talks about the hero. But where would the hero be without some supporting characters to back him up? The supporting cast of a comic book can be very diverse. They can be the love interest or family of the main character. Sometimes, they’re co-workers. There are books where the supporting cast of a comic are made up of robots or animals or talking animal robot hybrids. Like most things in comics, the supporting cast can be anything that the writer can dream up for the artist to bring to life.

This week on Back Issue Bloodbath, we take a look at the world of supporting characters. Which ones are Andrew and Sammy’s favourites? Which ones are our least favourites? (Pretty sure Sammy will make a Steve Trevor joke at some point.) Join us as we look back at the likes of Foggy Nelson, Alfred, Lois Lane, Microchip and more! We even take a look at supporting casts that didn’t catch on. (Does anybody remember the original supporting cast for Luke Cage: Hero for Hire?) Listen as we support one another in our quest to understand and examine the complexity of comic book supporting characters.

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