(Recorded June 12, 2016)
A special “point one” (or “point three”, but who’s counting?) episode where Brian got to talk with JASON LATOUR, the writer and co-creator of Radioactive Spider-Gwen!
We covered a *lot* of ground in this episode, diving right into the book’s themes of family, identity, and of course, power and responsibility. Jason shares his take on writing a popular female lead character, the inspirations behind her supporting cast, and the positive and not-so-positive reactions that he’s encountered about the series. We also got a behind-the-scenes peek at how both the Spider-Women crossover and Gwen’s upcoming annual came together, along with some tantalizing hints about the future…
And while it’s a bit of a detour for our podcast, we couldn’t pass up the chance to discuss Jason’s work as artist and co-creator on the Eisner-nominated Southern Bastards (which just wrapped its “Homecoming” arc and has a bit more in common with Spider-Gwen than you might think). That part of our conversation happens around 1:08:00 so you can skip ahead to around 1:27:30 if you’d like to, although you should stick around for the first minute or two to hear Jason’s lost (and hilarious) bootleg concept for an alternate Spider-Man…
This was a great and truly in-depth conversation with a talented creator and a good dude – we hope that you enjoy it!
Stuff that we’d mentioned in this episode (yeah, there’s a lot!):
- Steve Ditko’s Mr. A (referenced in Spider-Gwen vol. 1, #1)
- Tiger Force! A Jack Kirby deep cut from Radioactive Spider-Gwen #7
- Kraven’s Last Hunt
- Loose Ends – Jason’s independent book with artist Chris Brunner and colorist Rico Renzi
- Info on the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe series
- Jason’s Spider-Gwen playlist for Paste Magazine
- Gwen as part of the All-New All-Different Marvel promotion campaign
- Yasmeen Putri’s Radioactive Spider-Gwen 8 cover homage to Amazing Spider-Man #50
- Chris Visions’ Dead Letters
- Gwen in All-New Wolverine annual
- The Gwenom arc (which Jason clarifies during our conversation)
- Radioactive Spider-Gwen Annual #1
- Image Comics’ Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour
- The Dukes of Hazzard
- Jason’s and Robbi Rodriguez’s lost NSFW bootleg comic: Spring Break Wolverine
- Preview of Jason’s new Image book Black Cloud, with Ivan Brandon, Greg Hinkle, and Matt Wilson
- Video rental store
- Jason’s Winter Soldier run
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HUGE THANKS to Jason for taking the time out of his busy schedule to chat with us!
Brian met Jason at Special Edition NYC 2015
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