After a long absence – and host and comic creator Kieron Gillen says we’re not to call it a comeback – his Decompressed podcast has an interview with 2000AD and Marvel writer Al Ewing, who talks about, well, everything, we’re told – but mainly Minecraft.
“There’s lots of rambling there, drifting off the point etc,” Al, whose credits include Mighty Avengers, Loki: Agent of Asgard and Doctor Who (with Rob Williams) admits via Twitter, who is making at the Rose City Comic Con this weekend (10th – 11th September) alongside the XplainTheXMen podcast team .
“I decided it’d be funny to get a bit of Minecraft in while I podcasted. “Listen out for the bit where I take shelter from the night in a hole and a little baby zombie jumps in.”
Al is currently writing Ultimates2 for Marvel with Immortal Iron Fist artist Travel Foreman and covers by Christian Ward, which debuts in October.
Along with writing Wicked + Divine plus countless other great books, Kieron interviewed a number of creators between 2012 and 2014, such as Adam Cadwell, Paul Cornell, Antony Johnston, Matt Fraction, David Hine, Si Spurrier, Mark Waid, including this item – Kris Anka, Ming Doyle and Jamie McKelvie, talking about the art of character design. Most shows are accompanied by show notes on Kieron’s workblog.
“It’s primarily a Germany-Invents-The-Bomb story, but through a metaphorical filter,” he encapsulates, noting acclaim for the series from folk such as Alan Moore and others. “We did five trades of material previously, and are coming back to finish the story with a whole second volume.”
• Direct download: Decompressedv2_001.mp3
• Follow Al Ewing on Twitter @Al_Ewing