This week’s episode sees Magen Cubed join the Reboot Comic Book Club.
Magen is the author of the novel Fleshtrap from Post Mortem Press and the forthcoming the Crashers, published by Booktrope. Magen is a die-hard comics fan with a critical eye. Her love of superheroes is apparent in her upcoming book. Hear what she has cooking for what will be the first in a series of novels with the Crashers.
Magen has chosen the first volume of Shutter from Image Comics, by Joe Keatinge, Leila Del Duca, Owen Gieni, and (former podcast guest) Ed Brisson.
It’s the story of a girl who rejects her legacy, only for that legacy to come back with a vendetta and lots of angry goons. Set in a world where fantasy meets reality, Kate Kristopher is trying to determine who is friend, foe, family, or maybe a combination of all three.
Magen on Shutter:
“That’s what I really love, the sort of subtleties of the material and comic making in general and how it’s folded into the narrative and becomes a really palpable part of it, it’s just kind of exciting to me and not something I see very often… I just get so excited reading it. They take so many risks that pay off because the setup is there. It’s just that freedom to tell stories on such a visual level, it’s really exciting.”
Music: “Back to You” by honey honey