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.

Last month, Andrew and Sammy went “on the road”! In reality, they just went down the street to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to attend Toronto Comicon 2019! Three fun-filled days of comics and more! While at the show, they got to chat with a few comic creators. These are their stories.

This week, you get to hear Andrew’s sit down interview with legendary comic writer Steve Englehart. There are many great creators who have worked on the Avengers. Many have left their mark. But it was Steve Englehart’s work on the title in the 1970s that took this team from a Justice League rip-off to the backbone of the Marvel Universe. Introducing a bit of personality to his characters, strengthening the charisma of Scarlet Witch and Moondragon, and introducing new members like Mantis and Hellcat attracted new readers to the book and left a lasting impression on the series.

Listen as Andrew talks with Steve Englehart about his contributions to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, his work on Doctor Strange and Shang-Chi, and the differences between writing for comics and other mediums. It’s all coming you way on an ALL NEW Back Issue Bloodbath.

Thanks to Toronto Comicon for having Back Issue Bloodbath (and Geek Hard) at the show. We had a lot of fun covering this event as always. Looking forward to next year!

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