Word Balloon Podcast
As the saying goes, you don't know where you're going if you don't know where you've been. We explore the past and future changes at DC Comics. Pasko (who's celebrating a birthday today) wrote the history for the 2007 DC Vault, and researched more material for last year's DC 75th Anniversary Tashen book. As an associate editor and writer for DC since the 1970's, Pasko has had plenty of first hand knowledge, in addition to many conversations with the editors, writers, and artists who worked for DC/National/All-American comics from the company's start in 1935.
You'll hear about Marty's new 1970's DC Retroactive Superman story, but also learn about deacdes of changes and innovations to many of DC's top stars. Did you know about the stress-filled stomach aches suffered by Wonder Woman editors when they got salacious stories from her creator William Moulton Martsers. We'll hear about Pasko and Cary Bates being given the task of coaching Mario Puzo in Superman lore, while Puzzo prepared to write the 1978 first screenplay draft for the Richard Donner film. You'll learn how editor Julie Schwartz revamped Batman in 1966, to catch the eye of television producer William Dozier and led to him creating the ABC Batman TV show.
Then Vaneta Rogers of Newsarama is back to talk about the coming changes in the New DC. Rogers has interviewed nearly all of the creators involved in the relaunch, and between us we try to put the pieces together to figure out what may be in store for readers this September.
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