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Undone by Blood: Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler talk their new AfterShock series

Episode Summary

This week special guests Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson on to talk about their series Undone by Blood from AftersShock Comics. Plus, break down the news, review the best of the week, and look ahead to the best of the best in the following week!

Episode Notes


  1. Bad Idea, a new way to sell comics
  2. Cullen Bunn authors lengthy Twitter thread about being accused of hiring Ghost-Writers
  3. Strange Adventures is rebranded as DC Black Label.
  4. Donny Cates hypes new Image “event” series.
  5. Tom King Says That Alfred’s Death Will Set Up The Events Of 5G
  6. Fantomex to appear in Giant Size X-Men issue (to clear up Xavier confusion?)
  7. X-Men and Spider-Man FCBD covers revealed vs DC FCBD blunder
  8. Juggernaut #1 announced.



  1.  X-Men + Fantastic Four #1 (W: Chip Zdarsky, A: Terry Dodson)
  2.  After Realm Quarterly #1 (W/A: Michael Avon Oeming, C: Taki Soma)


  1.  X-Men + Fantastic Four #1 (W: Chip Zdarsky, A: Terry Dodson)
  2.  The Immortal Hulk: Great Power (W: Tom Taylor, A: Jorge Molina)


  1. Critic: Martian Manhunter #12 (DC, 9.9)
  2. Fan: Daphne Byrne #2 (DC, 9.8)


  1. Dave: Undone by Blood (W: Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, A: Sami Kivela)
  2. Forrest: Alienated #1 (W: Si Spurrier, A: Christian Wildgoose)


  1. Dave: Dawn of X Vol. 1 (Tom Muller)
  2. Forrest: Doctor Strange #3 (Kev Walker)

SEGMENT: Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler Undone by Blood

  1. Can you tell us a little about the world of Undone by Blood and the stories or other media that inspired it? Zac, you often make mood boards for your projects - what did this one look like?
  2. How did you land on the two-story structure for Undone By Blood? Do you have different notes, design documents, research for each half?  
  3. How do you split up the work for a co-written title? 
  4. Do you two bounce ideas off of either for your solo titles (Black Stars Above, The Replacer)? Where do you personally feel the “co-creator” line starts?
  5. Top 3 westerns (book or movies)?
  6. Is there a significance to one of the plots taking place in 1971?
  7. Does the title or genre of a book often come before the plot of the story (i.e. you have an idea of where you want to tell a story but not necessarily what story) or vice versa?
  8. Is it easier or harder to sell genre stories? What was the original pitch for Undone By Blood?
  9. What do you like about revenge stories?
  10. There’s some impressive layout work here, for instance, the gutters also serve as prison bars in issue you have a treasure chest of layout ideas you think up and save for later, or is this something that’s more organic working with the artist?
  11.  Yondu exit do we feel about your 5 issue mini?!
  12. Do you see thematic or narrative cross over between Undone By Blood and other works like Yondu, Black Stars Above, etc. or do you actively work to avoid similarities?
  13. Last but not least, how do you think Yondu would fare in the world of Undone By Blood?


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