Jed MacKay talks about Taskmaster, Black Cat and support for comic book stores

Here’s my chat with Jed MacKay. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

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Jed is a Halifax-based comic book writer, originally from Prince Edward Island. He’s best known for his work with Marvel Comics such as Edge of Spider-Geddon, Infinity Wars: Ghost Panther, Daughters of the Dragon, Man Without Fear, Black Cat and a whole lot more.

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During our chat, Jed spoke about his current and upcoming projects including Black Cat, Taskmaster and Infinite Destinies. He offered his take on the delay of the Black Widow movie and how his interpretation of Taskmaster differs from that film. Jed also offered some timely advice about comic book stores and the need to keep the business alive.

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You can discover more about Jed on Twitter @jedmackay and online at



Here’s the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.


Newsarama reported on a new offering from DC about their at-home spring-summer camp for kids of all ages. DC Kids Camp is designed to help parents engage kids at home. with the assistance of downloadable kid-friendly, superhero-themed activities and previews of past and upcoming DC middle grade graphic novels. Families can also tune in Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT to the @dccomicskids Twitter and @dckids Instagram channels to watch fun, interactive videos with DC authors and artists together. Among the many creators already signed up is Agnes Garbowska known for her work on DC Super Hero Girls.
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The Hollywood Reporter wrote an article about Julian Peter’s upcoming work Poems To See By. Julian chatted about the book just recently on this podcast. In the forward of the book, Julian wrote: “Poetry and comics may seem like an unlikely combination, but the two art forms actually share a number of common elements. In setting out to turn beautiful poetry into comics, I wanted to pay tribute to the way these poems made me feel, to spend time with them, to pull them in as close to me as possible in the way that, as someone who draws comics, felt the most natural.”
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IGN published the stay-at-home reading list from Brian Michael Bendis for those who need a bit of extra comforting in life. Among the many on the list, the following stand out:
Black Hammer by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston because “The Black Hammer universe is a perfectly built piece of fiction”
Girl on Film by Cecil Castellucci, Jon Berg, Vicky Leta, V. Gagnon, and Melissa Duffy because “this book is so warm and honest”
Isola by Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl and Michele Assarasakorn because “This book is stunning and has that magic quality that no creator can conjure consciously”
–  Nextwave by Stuart Immonen and Warren Ellis because “this is a Master Class in serious not serious”
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