IDEAS DON'T BLEED episode thirty-five | James Tynion IV, part one
Chapter 114: Don’t get technical with me!
WELCOME BACK TO IDEAS DON’T BLEED!
This week, we’re joined by James Tynion IV (Something is Killing the Children / Batman) as we discuss his career at DC, his transition into creator-owned comics, and his new Image series W0RLDTR33!
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Hello and happy Monday to you all. We have a fun one for you this week. Myself and the Simple Bastards are joined by a new writer we think you all should be checking out. His name is James Tynion IV and he has some fun little comics I think you might really enjoy. If that names sounds familiar it might be because we co-wrote a fun little book called DC VS VAMPIRES together. Or maybe you remember him from his fill in issues of my previous JOKER book, where he was kind enough to come in and write issues 1-4, 6-9, and 11-15 while my plate was full with issues 5, 10, and the annual. But he also makes his own comics with titles like SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN, DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH, HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER, and WYND. He also wrote a book called BATMAN which I know some of you have heard of.
If you aren’t subscribed to his newsletter you should be. But you probably already are.
It was great to have James on to talk about his career, his work, and his brand new book W0RLDTR33, which has its first issue out now. I’m not being hyperbolic when I say that it may be the most disturbing comic I’ve ever read and I truly loved it for that. It’s a creepy, smart, and brutal book with gorgeous art from Fernando Blanco and Jordie Belaire (who also made this very gorgeous BATMAN book that some are saying is the best written Batman book ever?)
But not only is this interview well timed because you can listen to it as you get excited for W0RLDTR33 #2 to drop in a couple weeks, but today is the final order cutoff for his next new series THE ODDLY PEDESTRIAN LIFE OF CHRISTOPHER CHAOS.
It’s cowritten by James and Tate Brombal, with art by Isaac Goodhart, colors by Miquel Muerto, and letters by Aditya Bidikar, and it’s a very fun and different take on the superhero/magical boy genre. So listen to the interview where we don’t really discuss that book, and then preorder it from your local shop today.
That’s it for me. Talk to you in a few days.
Stay safe. Take care of each other. Maybe stay off the dark web?