The Suicide Squad Media Roundup

This has been a nostalgic summer on a number of levels, starting with all the attention paid to the Suicide Squad. The comic has endured and been a highlight in many people’s memories. John Ostrander, Luke McDonnell, Karl Kesel, and I have previously talked about our work way back in Back Issue! #26. On his Facebook page, Karl has been posting all sorts of artifacts and recollections, which has been a delight to read. The fine folk over at Newsarama […]

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So, I saw Suicide Squad…

When I proposed the title of Suicide Squad to John Ostrander, neither one of us knew what would happen. For all we knew, DC wouldn’t be interested. Instead, they were and it was rolled into the Legends miniseries so it would spinout, much as The Flash and Justice League would. And now, look, all three are coming to the big screen. Last night, I was invited to be NPR reporter Neda Ulaby’s guest at the press screening for Suicide Squad. […]

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Revisiting my High School English Books

I’m taking two grad school courses this summer. One is Writing & Critiquing Fiction and its interesting being asked to write a short story without a premise or anthology theme. It was kind of freeing and also kind of scary as I not only wrote something from scratch, on deadline, but then submitted it to the professor and my eight peers for critiquing. I put my editor hat on and made some useful comments on the stories I read and […]

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