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.

Brian Michael Bendis is one of the most prolific comic creators of the modern era. After a long and successful run at the House of Ideas, he now makes his home at the Distinguished Competition. It’s hard to believe that at one time, he was an indie darling best known for crime comics. But that was Bendis in a nutshell back in the late 90s. His work even caught the eye of Hollywood back in the day. None of his comics were every made into movies, but they definitely were optioned for them. Which brings us to our comic this week: Fortune and Glory!

Fortune and Glory: A True Hollywood Comic Book Story was written and drawn by Bendis and released as a three part series and then graphic novel by Oni Press in 2000. The comic is a retelling of Bendis’s own experiences in the world of development limbo at various Hollywood studios. Now back in print at Jinxworld, we thought it was the right time to re-visit this now classic funny book. Or in Sammy’s case, read it for the first time.

Join Andrew and Sammy as they delve into Brian Michael Bendis’s cartooning days with their review of Fortune and Glory. It’s coming your way on an all new Bloodbath!

A special thanks to Penguin Random House Canada for providing a copy of Fortune and Glory: A True Hollwood Comic Book Story, available now. Pick up yours today.

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