April 4, 2022

INTERVIEW: Douglas Wolk

INTERVIEW: Douglas Wolk
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News and Notes (04:30)

For episode 73, Chris and Aaron discuss Bruce Willis retiring from his acting career due to being diagnosed with aphasia and the sequel to THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD has been delayed until Spring 2023.

Main Topic (18:45)

For our main topic, Chris sits down with Douglas Wolk, who is world renowned pop-culture critic, teacher, and writer of works like 2004’s James Brown’s Live at the Apollo, which is about a performance James Brown gave in Harlem one night during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 and the classic album that it became, 2007’s Eisner and Harvey Award-winning Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean, and Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two with artist Ulises Fariñas [Fur-knees], where Judge Dredd is sent to Mega-City Two, the West Coast megalopolis that sprawls around what was once Los Angeles.

What most probably know him for is his most recent book: 2021’s All of the Marvels: A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told, where we read EVERY Marvel comic up to that point (roughly 27,000 single issues) and wrote about why you should never do that.

Aaron’s Twitch Talk (56:07)

Chris’ Corner (1:01:16)

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Douglas Wolk

Author of All of the Marvels

Douglas Wolk is a pop culture critic, teacher and writer, and the author of ALL OF THE MARVELS, READING COMICS, and 33 1/3: LIVE AT THE APOLLO. He’s written about comics and music for magazines, newspapers and web sites including Time, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, The Believer, Entertainment Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, Slate and Pitchfork. Wolk has been a National Arts Journalism Fellow at Columbia University and a Fellow in the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program.

His other projects have included the comic book JUDGE DREDD: MEGA-CITY TWO and the record label Dark Beloved Cloud.