Friday, February 21, 2014

Episode 31 - Retcons



Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis.

Two books from February 19, 2014. Plus your Nerd Confessions (about the most impactful retcons in comics) and Aaron's Inner Child.
 On The Couch: legendary artist Klaus Janson.

Show Notes:
This week’s theme is retcons, Comics Therapy-style. We’re looking at two books that take characters from mythology and literature that we all know and drop them down in an unexpected place or time. Reinterpretations are nothing new in comics, or storytelling in general. Sometimes transporting a premise or a character from his or her origins breathes new insight into a stagnant tale you hadn’t thought about in years.

Midas Flesh #3 22:27
The Greek Myth of King Midas, set in the future, in space, by way of Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle. That last part is totally Andrea's opinion, by the way.

Peter Panzerfaust #17 30:10
J.M. Barrie's Peter & Wendy, set in World War II, in France, by way of the French Resistance.

The Couch - Klaus Janson 39:02
Mr. Janson has been a prominent penciller and inker for both Marvel and DC Comics for over 40 years. He worked with Frank Miller on Daredevil in the 1970s and collaborated with Miller again on The Dark Knight Returns a decade later. Mr. Janson has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City since the 1990s. Recently, DC announced that he would join John Romita Jr. on the upcoming Geoff Johns Superman run.

(Editor's note: This interview may seem slightly out of order. Rather than cut it together to fit our usual intro-questions-closings format, we left it as the conversation naturally developed. Mr. Janson's actual introduction occurs at 54:38, if you're looking for the formal start to the question and answer portion of the discussion.)




Listen to this episode


Download this episode (right click and save)

iTunes

This weeks Intro Adam WarRock - Retco:


This weeks Outro Bad Religon - Stranger Than Fiction: