The Next Issue Presents: Mike Norton, Dennis Hopeless and Steve Anderson

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This past weekend, Greg made it over to Third Eye Comics in Annapolis for a signing by Mike Norton & Dennis Hopeless, and brought back this three-in-one interview episode for you, the listener! First, he talks THE ANSWER and REVIVAL with Mike, how he can zone out and be productive at the same time, and how many clones it takes to draw three books a month. Next, Dennis pitches him his two Marvel books, AVENGERS ARENA and CABLE & X-FORCE, as well as his independent work LOVESTRUCK and GEARHEAD, and explains how to write characters smarter than he is. And finally, the trifecta finishes with a look into the mind of Third Eye head honcho Steve Anderson, who tells us what shops HE admires, gives us a preview of the store’s upcoming show & guest appearances, and lets slip the one concoction that can stop an interviewer in his tracks….bacon-flavored lollipops. You have to listen!

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We hope everyone caught this week’s episode! Things kick off with the guys dishing out some love for their local comic shops. From Philadelphia, to Baltimore, to DC, the discussion focuses on how shops cater to their customers with different events and recommendations. Over in comic reviews, Harry talks some Bat family, Mike covers The Silver Darlings from Will Morris and Blank Slate, and Greg discusses Young Avengers and Revival. Then the focus turns towards Judge Dredd and his various incarnations. From the recently released film Dredd to the pages of 2000AD, this character has some serious history. So where should you start reading? Did the movie capture the black humor of the comic series? Listen and find out! To close things out, there’s a brief discussion of Star Wars and the recent J.J. Abrams announcement.

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About The AuthorMike RomeoMike Romeo started reading comics when splash pages were king and the proper proportions of a human being meant nothing. Part of him will always feel that way. Now he is one of the voices on Robots From Tomorrow. He lives in Philadelphia with one lady and three cats. Follow him on Twitter at @YeahMikeRomeo!

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