Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Petula Neale 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 look back on the 2018/19 Image Series Skyward! Written by Joe Henderson with art by Lee Garbett, Skyward takes place 20 years from now where gravity has become just a fraction of what it was. Humanity has adapted to the low gravity world and for Will Fowler, who was born just before G-Day, it’s the only world she’s every known. But life isn’t perfect, especially for her father. He warned folks about G-Day and even had a plan in case it happened. Now it’s up to Willa to put that plan into action. But is it the right plan?

Skyward takes a new turn on tales of the future. It presents a “coming of age” road story and a protagonist that you can’t help but root for. Smartly written with twists and turns that will surprise but not feel out of place, it’s an adventure comic that delivers on all of it promises.

Join Andrew and Petula as they take you on a light journey with deep characters and an uplifting tale of heroism. We break down the 15 issues tale and tell you if it’s worth picking up the trades. (Spoiler: it is! Listen to find out why!) It’s all coming your way on an all new Back Issue Bloodbath!

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