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Marvel Comics has conquered the movies with films like Spider-Man, Iron Man, and the X-Men. Find out which heroes could be headed to the small screen, as we talk with Executive VP in charge of TV for Marvel Comics, fan-favorite writer Jeph Loeb. Then, we head for Astro City with comic book artist Brent Anderson, and artist Al Gordon wants to help you break into the comic biz.
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GSRS HR 1: Marvel on TV with Jeph Loeb
Jeph Loeb gives us the lowdown on some of Marvel’s upcoming TV projects, inlcluding Ultimate Spider-man, The Avengers, and Marvel Manga. He also talks about what makes good TV great, and what sets Marvel properties apart. Then, artist Brent Anderson talks about how he landed the X-Men gig, 15 years of Astro City, and the upcoming Astro City Movie.
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GSRS HR 2: Geeking Out About Comics with Al Gordon
We had a great conversation with artist Al Gordon, who’s portfolio includes Justice League International and WildStar. We talk about everything from old comics, to inkers, to comicbook movies and podcasts. Just a fun interview! Check it out!
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Jeph Loeb
Joseph "Jeph" Loeb III is an American film and television writer, producer and award-winning comic book writer. Loeb was a producer/writer on the TV series Smallville and Lost, writer for the films Commando and Teen Wolf and was a writer and Co-Executive Producer on the NBC TV show Heroes from its premiere in 2006 to November 2008. A four-time Eisner Award winner and five-time Wizard Fan Awards winner, Loeb's comic book work, which has appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List, includes work on many major characters, including Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, Hulk, Captain America, Cable, Iron Man, Daredevil, Supergirl, the Avengers, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, much of which he has produced in collaboration with artist Tim Sale.

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Brent Anderson
rent Anderson was born in San Jose, California. A child of the 50s, his favorite comics --on the rare occasions he was allowed to read them --were Archie, Stumbo the Giant, Hot Stuff, and Dennis the Menace. His mother favored classical children's literature. In junior high school Brent discovered the wonderful pantheon of characters in Marvel Comics. The Fantastic Four were his favorite. "They were a family who had super-powers and helped each other out. I wanted to be part of a family like that," he says. Brent began writing and drawing his own comics on school binder paper, creating a pantheon of his own that included Radium the Robot and the Chameleon. His professional career took off in 1979. Ka-zar the Savage, written by Bruce Jones, was his first regular series. The X-Men graphic novel "God Loves, Man Kills" followed. Since then he has created an impressive list of notable series, including the innovative cinematic comic, Somerset Holmes, the heroic space-opera, Strikeforce Morituri, the award-winning Astro City, and Spinworld. He is currently working on Astro City: The Dark Age Book One, a four-issue story arc for DC/Wildstorm and J. Michael Straczynski's Rising Stars: Untouchable spin-off series covering the life story of Laurel Darkhaven, Special assassin, written by Fiona Avery. Work continues on a 200-plus page graphic novel, Jar of Ashes, written by Shirley Johnston. Sample pages will be posted on this site as work progresses. In the meantime, Brent has posted a much shorter story called "The Hero" on the site. Brent originally created "The Hero" in San Diego, California in the late 80s for T.A.G. Rag, a never-published collection of stories written and drawn by a collective of great people who called themselves the "Tuesday Art Group" (T.A.G.). T.A.G. would get together every Tuesday to talk about comics, discuss movies, play a version of Hacky Sack they had dubbed "Squoob" (don't ask), and to suffer rehearsals of Brent's comics art seminar presentations. The incident related in "The Hero" truly happened (insofar as Brent's admittedly imperfect memory can recall it) and was printed in Streetwise published by TwoMorrows Publications in 2000. He's allowed it to be reprinted it here on his official web site for those of you who never saw Streetwise. Check it out. Brent's work is well known for its focus on character. "My greatest joy in drawing comics comes when I've added nuance to a character with just the right expression and illustrated a scene that captures the perfect moment of mood. When the characters come to life I feel alive. That's why I've dedicated my professional life to creating comics." Brent currently lives in northern California with one cat, his wife, Shirley and his ten-year old son, who is already creating a pantheon of comic characters of his own.

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Al Gordon
Alan Gordon is a comic book creator primarily known as an inker and writer. He is best known for his 1990s work on DC Comics' Legion of Super Heroesand the Justice League Of America, Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four, and Image Comics' creator-owned WildStar.

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