Word Balloon Podcast
On this episode of Word Balloon writer Paul Cornell is back to talk about his DC books. We'll discuss today's release of Knight and Squire #3 plus Cornell's three issue run on Batman and Robin and his continuing story in Action Comics starring Lex Luthor.
We also discuss his work on Soldier Zero from Boom! Studios. Paul talks about writing under the editorial eye of Stan Lee who is not just lending his name to the project but as Paul says "…half of the first issue's script are Stan's words." How does the 21st century Lee oversee a comic script for a modern audience?
Plus there's a full discussion about writing for television and the role of the "show runner " producer. We discuss last week's news about The Walking Dead producers firing their season one writing staff and adopting a British model of freelance writers for season two. It's the system Cornell has worked under for shows like Doctor Who, Primeval, and others. Paul claims no inside information about the AMC/Walking Dead situation, but explains the differences between having a writers room to lean on, versus the solitary life of a freelancer.
Then the conversation goes in depth discussing Doctor Who, from the current success of producer Steven Moffat and star Matt Smith to a look back at the 1969-1978 Terrence Dicks show runner era. We talk about the episodes of Doctor Who that Paul wrote and other Brit-TV, like the Moffat produced Sherlock series, Primeval, and others.
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