FYMP Podcast #6 – Saga and the Tao of BKV

In this podcast, we use the comic book Saga as a backdrop to discuss writer Brian K Vaughan, his various works, and the state of the comic book industry as a whole. Seasoned throughout with delicious tangents, you will also find candid reflections on, and solid recommendations of, other stories and creators to explore. 

Timestamp Recap:
(02:46) General thoughts on BKV
(06:31) General thoughts on Saga
(12:39) Saga & the serialized storytelling phenomenon
(17:26) BKV: storytelling, characters & tropes
(20:29/25:40) Thoughts on Ex Machina
(36:17) The balance of art and writing in comics
(42:16) Thoughts on Paper Girls
(44:04) The social and political drivers of comic success (and some Mark Millar bashing)
(50:44) Thoughts on Runaways
(54:04) What ever happened to Brian Michael Bendis?
(55:48) The Marvel comic conundrum

Stories Discussed:
Comics – Saga, Y: The Last Man, Runaways, Ex Machina, The Private Eye, Barrier, Paper Girls
Anime/Manga – Excel Saga, Hawkeye

Dis/Honorable Mention:
Creators – Robert Kirkman, Rick Remender, Aaron Sorkin, Marcos Martin, Fiona Staples, Ryan Ottley, Ed Brubaker, Alan Moore, Matt Fraction, Mark Millar, Brian Michael Bendis, Garth Ennis
Comics – Pride of Baghdad, The Walking Dead, Spider-Man, Low, Gotham Central, Sex Criminals, Hawkeye, Ultimate X-Men, Powers, Ultimate Spider-Man, Alias, Jessica Jones, Invincible Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Old Man Logan, Infamous Iron Man
TV – The West Wing, Stranger Things, Runaways
Movies – 28 Days Later

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