Al Ewing is a British comics writer. He has mainly worked in the small press and for 2000 AD and Marvel Comics.
In this week's episode of Off Panel, writer Al Ewing returns to chat about his busy dance card at Marvel and beyond. Ewing discusses where he's at in Immortal Hulk, how Alex Ross' covers guide his work, the hammer issues, the political tones and anger of the book, continuity, what he's going for in Guardians of the Galaxy, unifying cosmic Marvel, structure in superhero comics, how different co-writing Empyre has been versus other co-writing projects, his upcoming BOOM! series We Only Find Them When They're Dead, why he wanted to go creator-owned, why BOOM!, karaoke faves, and more.
Al Ewing is best known as the writer behind the critically-acclaimed comic series Immortal Hulk. It's a comic nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series in 2019. In the time before proximity precautions and the COVID-19 pandemic, Al Ewing was booked to appear at the Toronto Comicon. The convention was eventually postponed – along with every other public gathering – but before it was, Aaron had this conversation with Al in promotion of his con appearance. As a result, it's a little different than the typical conversations Speech Bubble fans have become accustomed to. Since Al lives across the pond in the UK, this chat is the first this podcast had recorded over the phone and Aaron was given a tight 20 minutes to speak with him. (obviously, Al Ewing is a very busy man) Never the less, when you get an opportunity to speak with Al Ewing, writer of, in Aaron's opinion, the best comic book Marvel is publishing right now and, as he told Chip Zdarsky, one of the top three writers working at Marvel – you don't say, no. So here we are. Though his accent can make him difficult to understand at times, you're in for a great and rare conversation. Obviously, the two talk about Immortal Hulk, and how the decision to make the big green monster immortal came to be, but they also dive into Ewing's earliest relationship with comics and his transition from fan to professional. You'll also hear what he actually thinks about the comparisons between Immortal Hulk and Alan Moore's classic, Saga of the Swamp thing? Plus, get a little taste of what it's like writing the next big Marvel Event – Avengers/Fantastic Four Empyre – with Dan Slott. (Iron Man, Fantastic Four) This episode is sponsored by Hairy Tarantula and Project I.M.P.A.C.T. – a new Canadian superhero comic with issues #1 and #2 available on Comixology. Speech Bubble is also now on Patreon @Al_Ewing Al Ewing on Marvel Al Ewing on Wikipedia The interview with Jim Zub referenced on this episode Sponsors Hairy Tarantula Project I.M.P.A.C.T.
Al Ewing returns to talk with Luke about Contest of Champions, Age of the Sentry Sentry and shooting Squirrel Girl from a cannon. Our cover is by Noél Villay and our theme music is by Vibe Leviathan.
We are joined by comic writer and novelist Al Ewing to talk about how he got started in comics and his various work on projects like Jennifer2019s Blood, Ninjettes, 200AD as well as Judge Dredd. And his upcoming comic from Marvel Mighty Avengers. We also talk about his recent novel The Fictional Man available here ewing Follow Al on twitter @Al_Ewing And his tumblr You can also hear the show on Stitcher This podcast is sponsored by Friendly Neighborhood Comics Discount Comic Book Services Instock Trades Join us on the forums at You can also join us on the Facebook group TaylorNetwork of podcasts Also we ask that if you have some time leave us a rating and or ITunes review because that helps us greatly to promote the show.
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Aug 12th, 1977
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4 hours, 9 minutes
Podchaser Creator ID logo 928596