Welcome back one of my favorite guests and old friend, Brandon Montclare!
Brandon has had a HELL of a year so far with the roaring success (sorry, couldn’t resist) of his new Marvel Comic, Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur! He co-writes the new take on the classic Jack Kirby-creation alongside his Rocket Girl collaborator Amy Reeder, with amazing artwork from the team of Natacha Bustos and Tamra Bonvillain.
We learn that Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur has been given at least 18 issues and that there is indeed more Rocket Girl on the horizon, but we also discuss a comic that Brandon worked on as an assistant editor at DC, All-Star Superman, by Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely, and Jamie Grant.
It’s the comic that cracks his origin in four panels and, unlike most Superman stories, actually gives the dude MORE superpowers. And while recent portrayals of Superman might tend to miss the mark, we believe this is a comic more than worth your time.
Brandon Montclare on All-Star Superman:
“He’s not a neurotic, northeast product. He’s a farm boy who does what he can but … doesn’t have the anxiety of, ‘oh, I could have saved more people.’ It doesn’t go in the movies now or it doesn’t go in the comics so often, because he has to have some kind of neurosis. But to Grant, he’s almost an all powerful being but he can’t do absolutely everything. But he does what he can and kind of accepts it, and that’s even in All-Star where he learned that, right, from not being able to save his father. My favorite part at #10 is the very end where he finds a cube and makes a pocket universe and his experiment is … ‘in a universe that didn’t have me—I’m so important—what would happen?’ And what would happen in the world that doesn’t have Superman? Well, they would have to create him. Two guys in Cleveland would have to draw him into a comic book because it’s inevitable, and that’s the book you’re reading.”
Music: “Chipfunk” by Emmett Plant