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Taboo and B. Earl on the shared experience of art, toys & Spirit Rider

Episode Summary

Very special guests Taboo and B. Earl join us to discuss their work on the recent Spirits of Vengeance: Spirit Rider and the future for the character. We also discuss Werewolf by Night, their writing process, how they broke into Marvel, and more! 

Episode Notes


Our Top Books of the Week


  1. Home Sick Pilots #8 (Dan Watters, Caspar Wijngaard)
  2. Nocterra #6 (Scott Snyder, Tony S. Daniel)


  1. Superman and the Authority #2 (Grant Morrison, Mikel Janin)
  2. Nightwing #83 (Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo)

Standout KAPOW moment of the week:

Nathan - Nightwing #83 (Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo)

Dave - Star Wars War of the Bounty Hunters #3 (Charles Soule, Luke Ross with David Messina) 


  1. Dave: Spider-Man: Life Story Annual #1 (Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley)
  2. Nathan: Superman ‘78 #1 (Rob Venditti, Wilfredo Torres)


  1. Dave: Amazing Fantasy #2 (Kaare Andrews)
  2. Nathan: Alien #6 (Jay Anacleto)

Segment: Interview: Taboo and B. Earl - Writers of Spirits of Vengeance and Werewolf by Night

  1. Ben Earl, Taboo, thank you for joining the AIPT comics podcast to talk about your comics work! Spirits of Vengeance: Spirit Rider #1 is an extra-sized issue now out in shops, what made this the right project to follow Werewolf by Night?
  2. Did your collaboration process change at all when working on Spirits of Vengeance?
  3. Spirits of Vengeance has Paul Davidson on art, and also Jeffrey Veregge, how did this duo join you on the project?
    1. What was it like working with them on this project?
  4. Taboo, how does crafting a comic book story compare to crafting your music?
  5. A really fun thing about Kushala is that she’s sort of a woman out of time. She’s still adjusting to the modern-day, but she also is embracing it in some ways (karaoke and open mics). What are the challenges to approaching a character who is still trying to figure out her place in the world, who’s just a bit out of step?
  6. Are there any Marvel characters that are on your bucket list to write next?
  7. What comics are you reading right now?

Off topic off shelf with B Earl and Taboo - Philosophize This, family, A kids book about identity -- Ikidscompanyabout, Flow Water