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.
Comic Books are no stranger to creators from other mediums. Over the past few decades, Hollywood has come calling with directors and screenwriters taking their turn with some of Marvel and DC’s biggest characters. Fiction novelists have come and gone from the world of graphic novels for years. But none of those names are quite as impressive as Ta-Nehisi Coates. An author and journalist, Ta-Nehisi is a comics fan and creator the likes of which we haven’t seen.
In 2016, Ta-Nehisi (along with artist Brian Stelfreeze) brought us the top selling Black Panther “A Nation Under Our Feet”. The first issue sold 253,259 and was the number 1 top selling comic of that month. He would go on to rebuild the once great Wakanda in the pages of the series and branch out to additional books World of Wakanda and Black Panther Crew, bringing in other creators of colour to help him tell the story. Ta-Nehisi continues to write for Black Panther as well as Captain America as one of Marvel’s top creators.
Join Andrew and Petula as they look back on the work Ta-Nehisi has produced at the House of Ideas. We talk in depth on the importance of world building and supporting characters he’s created. It’s a fun look at a fantastic writer. Give it a listen on an ALL NEW Back Issue Bloodbath.
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