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Back in January of last year I did a signing at my old haunt Third Planet comics in Houston and met a guy named Fabian Rangel Jr. Now, Fabian is an up and coming writer who has done work for Dark Horse comics among others and is currently writing the book Space Riders which may very well be one of the most interesting sci-fi pulp comics of the last decade. He is a cool dude all around and a huge fan of Jurassic Park, so when it came time to record the Pop and Schlock episode about Jurassic World he was the easy choice for a special guest.
That episode is live now and it truly is a fun one. You should all check it out and be sure to check out Fabian’s work as well.
I have long held an appreciation for the Mad Max series. The Road Warrior is as good a piece of post-apocalyptic storytelling as we are ever going to get and it truly sets a standard for the genre. I personally love the original Mad Max as an example of low-budget, exploitation cinema with a dedication to telling its narrative in the most economic way possible.
All of that has culminated with Fury Road, which may be the most interesting film we get this year. Meredith was able to wrangle writer Casey Gilly from Comic Book Resources to come onto the show to discuss the film with us and the episode is live now. Go ahead and give it a listen when you have the chance.
Every so often something really cool happens in my life. This week, I got to talk about Avengers – Age of Ultron with one of the writers of Disney XD’s Avengers Assemble cartoon program. Jacob Semahn is responsible for the Ultron episode of that show as well as the excellent Image Comics series GONERS which is now available in trade paperback and on Comixology. It was a real pleasure talking to Jacob and I hope to have him back on the podcast to discuss Ant-Man a little later on this year.