Guests Mariko Tamaki & Steve Pugh talk 'Harley: Breaking Glass' plus House of X halftime
Special guests Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh discuss their new YA graphic novel Harley: Breaking Glass. Plus we recap the biggest comic book news of the week and make our picks for best books of last week and a look ahead to next week.
- Marvel Comics #1000 redactions and edits made to stay apolitical
- C.B. Cebulski hoping for return of John Byrne and Neil Gaiman
- Final two infected revealed
- Venom Island?!??!
- C.B. Cebulski teases return of Black Knight and Moon Knight
- Brian Wood accused of sexual misconduct
TOP BOOKS OF LAST WEEK:
- Batman Curse of the White Knight #2 (W/A: Sean Murphy, Color: Matt Hollingsworth)
- Doctor Strange #18 (W: Mark Waid, A: Jesus Saiz)
- Absolute Carnage #2 (W: Donny Cates, A: Ryan Stegman)
- Spider-Man: Life Story #3 (W: Chip Zdarsky, A: Mark Bagley)
Critic: Doctor Strange #18 (9.3)
Fan: Ice Cream Man #14 (9.4)
SEGMENT: Powers of X and House of X - a closer look
TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEK:
Dave: Something is Killing the Children #1 (W: James Tynion IV, A: Werther Dell'edera)
Forrest: The Amazing Spider-Man: Going Big #1 (W: Erik Larsen, Gerry Conway A: Mark Bagley)
JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.:
Dave: Something Is Killing The Children #1 (Jae Lee, June Chung cover)
Forrest: Berserker Unbound #2 (Andrea Sorrentino)
SEGMENT: Interview Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh
- How much free reign did you have when you approached writing and designing these familiar characters?
- Harley is such an emotive character filled with life and an almost instantaneous reaction to the world outside of her. Is it challenging at all to write and draw a character like Harley?
- Outside of enjoying a great Harley story, which it is, what do you want readers to take from the work?
- Steve, your color work is astounding. Was it your intention to have the color transition from mostly black white and blue to much more striking use of color from the beginning or did it evolve as you progressed in the creative process?
- The ice cream shop scene is possibly my favorite and Harley’s friend is positively electric. So electric I have to ask, are these characters modeled after real people? And Steve, did you take any inspirations from real life people in your designs?
- The drag queen karaoke cabaret is fabulous and feels right at home for Harley. What are the chances we get a tie-in comic or series to further their adventures?
- I won’t spoil a thing here, but is there any chance for a sequel? This ending is so perfect for one!
- Is there a hero from DC, or any other publisher, that deserves (or you’d like to work on) a young adult high school graphic novel?
- Are there any other projects you’re working on you’d like to talk about?
Superfight: Who would win a surfing competition, Black Panther or Catwoman? Mariko and Steve tell us what they think!