On this edition of the word balloon podcast, host John Siuntres
engages in a friendly debate with writer Robert Kirkman.
Kirkman released a video message explaining some of his reasons for
leaving Marvel Comics, and becoming a partner at Image Comics. He's
decided to focus on his creator owned original books, like
Invincible, The Astounding Wolfman , and
The Walking Dead.
Beyond that the video is a call to arms for fellow creators to
on their original stories, instead of the licesened work from the
comic book companies, Marvel and DC. He explains further,
that DC and Marvel should gear their main titles and stories on the
younger end of the comic reading audience and should leave more
mature stories to smaller publishers. He's calling on the industry
as a whole to come together and figure out a new publishing
strategy for the entire business.
Kirkman came to Word Balloon to expand on some of these ideas.