Steve Orlando on Marvel's Darkhold, AfterShock's Kill A Man, and LGBTQ representation
Special guest Steve Orlando joins the show to discuss his upcoming AfterShock series Kill a Man out in June. We also talk about the comics industry at large, what Orlando wanted to be when he was little, and the upcoming Marvel Comics series Darkhold among other things.
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INTERVIEW: STEVE ORLANDO (Wonder Woman, Darkhold, Martian Manhunter, Kill a Man from AfterShock)
- Can you give us a brief introduction to Kill a Man (on sale June 3) and why AfterShock felt like the right publisher for this specific story?
- How does your writing process differ working for the big 2 versus indie publishers? Do you prefer one over the other?
- You were the main writer on Wonder Woman when her big #750 anniversary issue hit, can you tell us a bit about spearheading that project and what you hoped to accomplish for the character?
- When you introduce the “Invisible Starfighter” in Wonder Woman #754 as you called it in a recent tweet, do you need to dig into the long boxes to see if it has been done before?
- Kill A Man focuses on the careers and relationships of two boxers, but according to your Twitter you’re also a pretty big professional wrestling fan. Which wrestler would you most want to write a comic for?
- There seems to be a reoccurring theme in your work, recently you mentioned in an interview with screenrant, “villains also work when they are dark reflections of a hero” and Darkhold’s solicit reads, “To save them all, the Scarlet Witch must gather the world’s greatest heroes...and unleash their inner darkness.” What is it about inner darkness that appeals to you?
- Darkhold is your first book at Marvel, what are some of your favorite Dr. Doom stories?
- Your Martian Manhunter series with Riley Rossmo was a deep dive on one of the most overlooked quote unquote main characters at DC. What Marvel character would you like to do the same for?
- When you were little, what did you think you’d be when you grew up?
- Coming off Wonder Woman #754 this week and only a week ago announced you'll be writing at Marvel Comics series I can only imagine your point of view on comics right at this moment is unique. There's a lot to capture all at once! How are you coping and what is your thoughts on the current state of affairs?
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