Joe Casey & Matt Fraction
Articles by Joe Casey & Matt Fraction
Joe & Matt say it's time to confront a sad, dark secret about being a comic writer... the moment where a writer begins to obsessively scour the Internet for rection to their their story and start to adjust their work accordingly. How destructive can this be? The guys discuss it in this week's THE BASEMENT TAPES.
Who's Number One? Which books have landed in the Top Ten this month? Which company dominates the market share? And by what slim margin? Should creators give a damn about the state of the industry or is it part of the job to worry about it? Casey and Fraction make a pretty good showing of giving a damn…
It's the kind of thing fans often clamor for with great passion. "Give (insert creators' names here) another shot on (insert character name here), since they were so great on that series twenty years ago!" Sometimes it actually happens. Sometimes nostalgia is a wonderful thing. Sometimes not.
Joe asks the question, "...are we at that point where new creators have to be great right out of the gate?" And off Matt and Joe go, looking at whether the comics indusrty actually nurtures new talent these days.