The Green Lantern Vol 1 Featured Image

The Green Lantern Vol. 1

Waiting on the Trade Podcast

Welcome back to Waiting on the Trade, a monthly comics book club for people who don’t have time for monthly comics!

In this episode, we set ourselves afloat in an emerald sea of sci-fi nonsense, as we discuss Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp, and co.’s The Green Lantern Vol. 1.

It's a Mad World We Letter In - All Star Batman 8 - Matt Reads Comics

It’s a Mad World We Letter In – All-Star Batman 8


Letterers don’t get their due. Even on this blog, I’ve already talked about numerous writers and artists, but not a single letterer.

That Time You Feel Crazy - All Star Batman 8 - Matt Reads Comics

Only two Bat-Specks in, but we already have a good sense of story and dichotomy thanks to our letterer.

Which is wrong. Because lettering often makes or breaks a comic. Bad lettering distracts from the art and the story, creating something unreadable. Good lettering services both, allowing a comic to unfold smoothly and easily.

But great lettering? Great lettering tells a story all on its own.