Guest Daniel Kibblesmith talks writing Loki, breaking in, and X-Men inspirations
Weekly comic book podcast talking news, the best of the week, and a look ahead to next week. This week our special guest and Marvel Comics writer Daniel Kibblesmith is on to talk about his series Loki and breaking into the comics industry.
- Powers of X - Red Diamond - Sinister Secrets?
- Suicide Squad confirmed for Tom Taylor
- Marvel The Pull List reveals December solicits
- Powers of X #4 sparks job opportunity
- They are already making an Undiscovered Country movie
- Comic Sales...FLAT
- Frank Miller Returns to THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS for THE GOLDEN CHILD
TOP BOOKS OF LAST WEEK:
- King Thor #1 (W: Jason Aaron, A: Asad Ribic)
- Loki #3 (W: Daniel Kibblesmith, A: Oscar Bazaldua)
- Amazing Spider-Man #29 (W: Nick Spencer, A: Francesco Manna)
- Powers of X #4 (W: Jonathan Hickman, A: R.B. Silva)
TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEK:
- Dave: Spider-Man #1 (W: JJ Abrams, Henry Abrams A: Sara Pichelli)
- Chris: House of X #5 (W: Jonathan Hickman A: Pepe Larraz)
JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.:
- Dave: Flash Forward #1 (Evan Shaner)
- Chris: House of X #5 (Pepe Larraz)
SEGMENT Interview: comic book writer Daniel Kibbelsmith
- How did you first fall in love with comics and have they been a constant presence in your life ever since?
- Did you always want to write comics? Getting a gig on a major TV show seems like a very interesting way to break in.
- Loki has been a wild series with each issue offering imaginative ideas and clever turns, but the pacing has struck me as particularly good. Do you consciously think about pacing while writing your scripts?
- There are some big ideas in Loki, so big it makes me wonder, do you have a Marvel event in you and if so who would be the lead character?
- Similarly, you have serious opinions about the world based on your Twitter. Do you see yourself doing more serious comics in the future or will comedy always find a way into your scripts?
- Do folks geek out on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert?
- What has been your proudest moment in comics?
- You keep up with politics… if you could have any character in the Marvel Universe jump into the 2020 election, who would it be?
Superfight: Superfight - Best at escaping a temple full of booby traps after stealing a sacred idol, Batgirl or Cyclops.
Off topic top shelf: What is Daniel Kibblesmith into right now that is not comics-related.