Mark A. Nelson and Jeff Ryan are interviewed this week during another great crowdfunding doubleheader in Episode #587!
Mark A. Nelson is a comic industry veteran who has tackled work for just about every publisher in the industry. His book, Thunder Hunters, is now available for support on zoop.gg, which you can support here! It’s described this way: “Artist and adventurer J. V. Holbrook has traversed and recorded the natural history of an uncharted planet. Thunder Hunters is the unique, culminated cross section of his sketches, journal entries, sequential stories, and portraits of inhabitants and the expansive Vermillion Sands region.” We discuss the book and how Mark assembled it, who J. V. Holbrook is, then get into his other great offerings. Be sure to back this excellent project after you listen to this episode!
Then everything wraps up with my interview with Jeff Ryan, who is crowdfunding books about the secret history of Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man and how Carrie Fisher made Princess Leia Star Wars’ rebel hero. We particularly delve into Spider-Man and creators John Romita and John Romita, Jr. Jeff describes the popular Marvel character as “the hero who could be us.” We explore fascinating behind-the-scenes info about the Web Slinger and his creators, including some engaging info about another Romita who saved Marvel! Don’t miss these excellent books about popular comics and sci-fi characters!
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