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Character Caretakers

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I remember watching a documentary on the history of comics in which the host interviewed Denny O’Neil about “A Death in the Family,” the Batman story arch in which Joker kills Robin. O’Neil talked about a time that he had been asked by someone what he did. To his surprise, after he happily told the man that he was the editor of Batman, instead of engaging in a pleasant conversation about his job the man started yelling, in a rather upset tone, to those around him that O’Neil was the man who had killed Robin. It was this event that caused O’Neil to realize that writing comics was not just a profession. What Denny O’Neil had failed to realize was that not only was he a comic writer (editor at the time) but that he was also the caretaker of these beloved characters. Continue reading

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 18, feat. DC Comics’ Grayson writer, Tom King

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In which, the author of A Once Crowded Sky, and current writer on one of DC Comics’ best received current books, Tom King, shares insights on his creative genius and writing process with Andrew and Tracy.  We discuss comic book tropes, the philosophy of a universe in which “everyone comes back,” and why Dick Grayson is not Batman.

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