In the second of our Author Theory series, (01:19) Colleen Coover (@colleencoover) and Paul Tobin (@paultobin) join the show to talk about their award-winning comic Bandette, its origins and influences. We also talk about all-ages comics and their work on them, past work including Batman '66, Marvel Adventures and I Was the Cat. We also talk about Paul's forthcoming novel, The Genius Factor: How to Capture an Invisible Cat, out March 1. Then we talk soccer, including the MLS Champion Portland Timbers and NWSL Portland Thorns, Barcelona vs Real Madrid, the pantomime villain behavior of Jose Mourinho and the dilemma of liking players on teams you can't stand.
(47:35) In the second segment, we have reviews of two new outstanding Marvel titles: Illuminati by Josh Williamson (Williamson__Josn) and Shawn Crystal (@shawncrystal) and The Vision by Tom King (@TomKingTK) and Gabriel Hernandez Walta (@ghwalta).