The End Of Violence, With JM Dematties

On this episode, we check in with writer
JM DeMatteis. JM is known for groundbreaking character studies in arcs like
“Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt”, and his memorable Joker story “Going Sane”.

Today JM discusses his new IDW mini series THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28, with
artist Mike Cavallaro. A compelling portrait of a long time patriotic super hero
who questions his role of aggressor in the never ending battle. His story begins
in the late 30’s and progresses through the post 9-11 21st century.

Superhero fans will appreciate the nods to familiar moments of real world and comics history, that play out in a very different way than they are used to.

On his upcoming collaboration with his Bwa-ha ha pals Keith Giffen and Kevin McGuire on Metal Men , in the back of Giffen’s Doom Patrol . ” Every once and awhile Keith will call me up and say “Wanna do this?” and I always say ‘Yeah!” What Keith does is he puts down this rock solid foundation of a story…you get the basic of the plot and characterization, a few one liners and then I come in and fill up as many word balloons as I can!”

We also discuss DeMatties role as editor-in-chief of Ardden Entertainment, including the
new Flash Gordon series.

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