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 on Bloodbath, we take a look at an Image Title that gives a behind-the-scenes look into the world of comics. Hey Kids! Comics! is written and drawn by Howard Chaykin and is his self-described love letter to the funny book business. Following three fictitious characters through the 40s, 50s, 60s and even the early 2000s, the series gives a glimpse into what it was like to be a creator in the industry. Chaykin’s take on the politics and business practices of the time are spot on and the characters who are stand-ins and amalgams of famous creators from the past are interesting and intriguing.
Take a listen as Andrew and Sammy review the first three issues of Hey Kids! Comics! Find out what they think of the series and hear their thoughts on who each of the characters represent. As comic fans, the guys always like a look into “how the sausage gets made”. You’ll also hear an excerpt from an interview that took place on Geek Hard earlier this year where Chaykin talked about the series and set the record straight that this is not a “poison pen letter” comic. It’s all coming your way on a brand new Back Issue Bloodbath.
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