March 17, 2013

Robert Venditti and Planet Death

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Robert Venditti, who you may know as the writer of X-O Manowar, The Surrogates, Demon Knights, and coming soon, Green Lantern, joins us to catch up about the previous 10 months of X-O Manowar comics, and to catapult us into Planet Death, the Epic storyline starting this month in the pages of X-O Manowar #11.

If you’ve never read X-O Manowar, and are curious about this upcoming story, we talk about what has happened so far in X-O Manowar, to get you up to speed for Planet Death.

If you’ve been a fan of X-O all along, Rob provides insights and nuggets of truth about the series, and teases Planet Death for you.

Old fan, or a fan just trying out X-O Manowar for the first time, this episode is for you.

In addition, Robert Venditti has also been hired on to write a little book called Green Lantern for DC Comics, and so we talk a bit about what to expect coming up from that series as well.

As always, that incredible discussion will be interlaced with the following:

  • How Rob has decided to make this version of X-O Manowar different than the original
  • The role that art plays in the storytelling
  • Why the armor chose to bond with Aric, or at least, when we will learn the answer to this question
  • Aric and the papparazzi? Wazzisnow!?!
  • Alexander Dorian, much more than the “Ken” character from the original series
  • The Vine plantings, are they shapechangers? Hybrids? How does that work? And what does that have to do with Battlestar Galactica?
  • Shanhara and the Vine “chat room”, how is the armor able to access their collective gathering place?
  • Commando Class Armor: How it is derived from, and how it is different than the X-O Armor
  • The famous X-O kills: Gut Grenade, Face Melter, Double Stomper, Banana Split, which is V-Ditti’s favorite?
  • What do the Road Warriors have to do with Gafti?
  • And that invasion fleet, what was their fate in X-O #10?
  • Changes to the status quo and huge revelations in each issue of Planet Death, here’s a tease of what’s coming up
  • About that Green Lantern writing gig, how that came to be and what’s coming up in that series, including a tease of the ambitious first story arc

Rob is always a gracious, humorous, fun, and insightful guest to talk to, so don’t wait another second, download and listen to this episode now!

Listen right here, right now:

Download: OTV-episode098.mp3 | Total Time: 78 minutes

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