In this week’s very special episode, Keith (@the_real_chow) welcomes guests writer/artist Larry Hama (@
iching63) and former DC Comics editor Joseph Illidge (@JosephPIllidge) on the show to discuss their histories inside the comic book industry. Also on the panel are N’Jaila Rhee (@BlasianBytch) and William Bruce West (@williambwest).
Show topics include:
–Comic books that feature people of color or women in lead roles is still seen as controversial in 2013, partially because these stories tend to be told by straight, white men.
–The tension between art and commerce. Is it true that stories about women or people of color are not told because they do not sell? Or do they not sell because they are not told well?
–What does misogyny in comics really look like? Is it just scantily clad female heroes? Or is there more to it? Why is there the perception that women don’t read or care about comics?
–2013 is the 20th anniversary of Milestone Comics. Why isn’t this being treated as a big deal?
–There may or may not be some G.I. Joe fanboy gushing too.
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