Sat, 4 April 2009
On this episode, we check in with writer JM DeMatteis. JM is known for groundbreaking character studies in arcs like "Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt", and his memorable Joker story "Going Sane". Today JM discusses his new IDW mini series THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28, with artist Mike Cavallaro. A compelling portrait of a long time patriotic super hero who questions his role of aggressor in the never ending battle. His story begins in the late 30's and progresses through the post 9-11 21st century. Superhero fans will appreciate the nods to familiar moments of real world and comics history, that play out in a very different way than they are used to.
On his upcoming collaboration with his Bwa-ha ha pals Keith Giffen and Kevin McGuire on Metal Men , in the back of Giffen's Doom Patrol .
" Every once and awhile Keith will call me up and say "Wanna do this?" and I always say 'Yeah!" What Keith does is he puts down this rock solid foundation of a story...you get the basic of the plot and characterization, a few one liners and then I come in and fill up as many word balloons as I can!"
We also discuss DeMatties role as editor-in-chief of Ardden Entertainment, including the new Flash