That Time I Mentioned the Hodag While Interviewing James Tynion IV

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Over at Multiversity Comics, I recently got the chance to interview writer James Tynion IV and editor Eric Harburn about their new ongoing horror series, Something Is Killing the Children.

Because Tynion IV is a fellow Sconnie (and Something is set in Wisconsin), we briefly talked about the 90 minute drive that connects Madison to Milwaukee, the book Weird Wisconsin (which was written by an author from my hometown), and the most fearsome critter to ever stalk Wisconsin’s Northwoods.

No, the hodag does not appear in Something Is Killing the Children. Don’t worry; the book’s still great.

If you’d like to read the full interview, just click this link. And to check out the first issue of Something Is Killing the Children (which was quite good), click here.

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Peter J. Tomasi Talks Hitman 1’s Vomit Scene

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At last month’s C2E2, I got the chance to chat with current Detective Comics writer Peter J. Tomasi for Multiversity Comics. We mostly talked about Tomasi’s plans for Batman’s big 80th anniversary celebration, but I also managed to ask Tomasi a bonus question about his time editing one of my favorite series: Garth Ennis and John McCrea’s Hitman.

Because that question didn’t fit with the rest of the interview, I’m posting it as bonus content here! Read on to learn Ennis and McCrea’s original plans for what is most certainly one of Hitman‘s most memorable scenes, as well as Tomasi’s thoughts on what other ’90s DC series deserves a complete collection.

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Q&A with Heroes Comics’s Dave Allread

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On Shaw Avenue in Fresno, CA, just off the exit from Highway 41, sits Heroes Comics. In business for almost 30 years, Heroes has been my comic shop of choice since moving to Fresno last year. The store’s inviting, well-organized, and staffed by a knowledgable, friendly owner: Dave Allread.

In the interest of learning more about Allread, the industry, and how comic shops are doing this year, I recently stopped by to talk with Allread. We chatted about everything from what Dave’s reading right now, to how sales have been in 2018, to how the current glut of variant covers prevents stores from trying some of the many, many new titles that are coming out each month.

(Note: This interview has been edited for clarity and length.)