18 Burst results for "Dan Juergens"

Denmark Plans Massive Wind-Energy Hub on an Artificial Island

Climate Connections

01:12 min | 1 year ago

Denmark Plans Massive Wind-Energy Hub on an Artificial Island

"The country of denmark has long produced oil and gas in the sea but denmark has to phase that out by twenty fifty instead. We racing ambitions when it comes to offshore wind. Dan jurgens in his denmark's minister of climate energy and utilities. He says that over the next decade his country plans to build a massive wind energy hub on an artificial island in the north sea it will collect energy from hundreds of offshore wind turbines and deliver it to european customers in. Its first phase. The hub is expected to produce enough electricity to power three million households and ultimately enough for ten million. So it's a huge project. It's probably the biggest infrastructure project in the history of my country. Jorgensen says abundant clean energy can help advance other green technologies. Denmark's long-term goal is to use wind power to create liquid fuel for use planes and ships. That technology exists today. But it's very expensive and it's not possible to do it into scale would be necessary so that's one of the reasons why we're doing is so long term. The project could create winds of change for green transportation to

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"dan jurgens" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:09 min | 1 year ago

"dan jurgens" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Coming up this hour, President Biden delivered a message of national unity in his inaugural address this week. We'll get analysis of his words from an expert on presidential speeches and the president signs executive orders on his first day to affect US energy policy. I talk about it with leading energy expert Dan Jurgen plus the Biden administration's policy on China. How different will it be? I ask Elizabeth economy from Stanford and antitrust enforcement gets a new regime under a new president. I talked to the outgoing and a trust chief, Macon del Rahim, for his take on what he accomplished and what is left to be done. But first Joe Biden was sworn in this week as the 46th, president of the United States. In his inaugural address, He delivered a message of unity and can working together to meet the challenges we face as a nation and overcome the challenges in front of us requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy. Unity requires us to come together in common love that defines us as Americans for reaction to the president's address and how it compares to past speeches. Bloomberg contributors. Jeannie Shawn's A. No and Rick Davis draw. In May and talking to Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. I thought that was artfully done, I would say that it won't then. Threads from Lincoln and FDR and John Kennedy. I'm not sure it will rival their inaugural addresses. They're usually considered the top in among the top five in terms of the rhetoric that's involved, But what really struck me was the spirituality of it that you have. First of all the The now president, starting his day with a Catholic Mass is only the second Catholic president on then you have his his priest who talked about and quoted Pope Francis about how we must dream together because if we're isolated, we tend to see Mirages. And then I thought that the spirituality theme was picked up by the print now president with his reference to his own soul, where he said, I pledge my whole soul. To meet the challenges that we face and that tied so well into his announcement of his candidacy, in which he said after Charlottesville he knew he had to run in order to restore America's soul. It's such a great point, and even over and above that President Biden Quoted ST Augusta and saying I was a scene from his church. And actually head injury bother heads in a silent prayer for the country. I don't remember the last time Ah, President did that. It may have happened other than a prayer breakfast, but I don't remember it. I certainly don't remember one in an inaugural address s O give us a sense over all of these inaugural addresses. Barbara from your perspective, What do they have meant to accomplish or what can be accomplished? How much of this substance How much of this style? Oh, it's always both as as all of our politics happened to be, especially in the modern media era. But I would say that they're meant to present that peaceful transition of power s. Oh, they're meant to show that they're meant to symbolize unity, bringing the country together if if they can, and they're meant to provide in times of severe challenge, as in 18 61 is an 18 64. And certainly in 1933 with FDR. They're meant to provide comfort and aid to the American people and to say here I am the new president. I'm going to work on these challenges, and together we can overcome them. Presbury. I wanted to ask you about sort of the tone. There was a lot of sort of dark Irish messaging around this with the discussions of the light and the dark. I felt I was reading an old, you know, Irish novel or something. And how much I mean, I my impression, and you would be a better judge was this was pretty personal speech that he gave that I didn't feel like Riders missed the person here, and sometimes they do. No, I think that's absolutely right. He didn't tend to become tearful would certainly in mode, and actually, this is more like the bushes. The Bushes were well known both father and son and a whole family forgetting tearful on and after four years of the president who didn't vote at all about anything, either happily or sadly, I found myself becoming ver can't clamp just even seen Joe Biden? Take the oath of office. So I think that Bill Clinton helped to make his career by dealing people's pain, telling them that he did and genuinely feeling their pain. I think Joe Biden, as he said in this inaugural address. I thought this was very poignant where he said in effect. You never know what fate is going to deal you and we all know his story and we know fate has dealt him. Really bad hands over the years. So there was this triumph I thought of his overcoming that but being able to say to the people I can empathize with you. I empathize with you families. You 400,000 families who've lost people to the virus. You know my story and I will help the whole country to overcome this professor period wanted to ask you for all the talk of unity and I thought, you know, President bite and I've got to get used to saying that Was sober about the reality that people may look, you know, suspect at that at this moment, What do you think His next steps are in terms of actually achieving that with the enormous agenda, beginning with immigration in the stimulus bill? Well, it will be hard to be sure, but he think is following in the footsteps of FDR, who said in his inaugural in addition to We have nothing to fear but fear itself but also said Americans need and want action and action. We will give them And that is what we will see from Joe Biden in this avalanche of executive orders, which has now become the norm in new presidencies, because our legislative system is it's so gridlock. I'm not convinced that hey, can find unity. It won't be easy, and I think if anybody can succeed He can, thanks to Barbara Perry from the University of Virginia's Miller Center, coming up the Biden administration's policy on China. How different will it be? I ask Elizabeth economy from Stanford. That's next. You're.

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"dan jurgens" Discussed on Capes and Lunatics

Capes and Lunatics

04:56 min | 1 year ago

"dan jurgens" Discussed on Capes and Lunatics

"Australia. Trying to good auto could see. We got a lot in wing superman. That's good demand has so much history like he's been asking embiid he says like oh my gosh i want to ask about this now. And you're gonna keep going like must hold back again. He's even in comics. Like what the eighties. so yeah. he's written at wide. I mean you know solomon includes day just you know like he wanted to come down here with me. Now buddy yet Serious so just like. That's what i said. I hope i can get him back again. Just because i like even like all his marvel stop going to talk to him about. I mean deficit. Superman could just be an zone episode. I mean just like the history of like even talking about this experience with watching the changing of comments on the things said about like having idea like redoing the idea in a different way. I mean reno doing superman walking away and coming back and doing the similar thing in doing more of that superman years later. So that was Mino alright said i need. I'm trying to read back on a lot. More of his night wing his. When i saw he was writing it. Jump back in. But i gotta get caught up so yeah i was. I was reading his screening his run. They tried to refresh myself. I think it's his first day. She's fifty nine. I think seventy five came out last week so her a little over here. Yeah this time. I tell you how time has passed like just happened. Then you're like wait has almost a year ago or your twenty one is like so many years. Pack didn't one year that yes on the one hand. Sometimes i think wow. It's been a year. And as i say wow spent a year especially comics. I mean we had like a two month break on comics. Were they weren't putting any out. So yeah you got the digital. I o yeah but a lot of them like night wing. yeah they weren't publishing so we should have seasons. He's been around long. Things will ever go. Strictly digital doubt it but as long as the money's there i'm sure they'll keep all right. Should we get outta here. Everyone digest what we've just learned Yeah here were admirably. Restrained in not too much. Superman were not naming. Yes good job. Job wealth of knowledge. To ask you know like all right but hey those of you listening at home you think two interviews as good walls will stay right where you are because next week when we are talking to ten sealy's that's gonna be three in a row that's right so yes come back next week. Pretend sealy talking might wing. Rebirth will and grace so send your questions in now for tim. Seeley email us keep saying lunatics at dot com or. Call the voicemail. Six one four three eight two two seven three seven that six one four thirty eight capes and remember to call nightly news on facebook twitter Follow all the cape's olympic social media. You can find all of that links to this youtube. You can watch the video on youtube. Go subscribe links to the patriots. And we're we talk star trek links to merch everything only one convenient place. That's linked trie ally n. K. t. r. dot ee flash keeps in lunatics and remember disorder our sponsors tweaked audio hunter. Killer pods book volume. One go pick it up now and digital in paperback because volume two is coming with a certain mr tyler patrick in there for volume two i. I can't wait to come out. i can't wait for rebe wrote about it. Tears through matt. He'd be like. Hey it's twenty twenty. There's nothing to do. Why will you pick up the book. Also pickup sick and boy wonder what together by that woman that mad woman. That crazy person right there so if you look decrease and go pick it up and you can pick all of that up on amazon and when you do use the link for southgate meaty group right there in the show notes. Help support this. Show southgate media group network and that crazy man in tattered bathrobe rob master doom southgate make it so says master to please kick in the pants.

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"dan jurgens" Discussed on Capes and Lunatics

Capes and Lunatics

07:56 min | 1 year ago

"dan jurgens" Discussed on Capes and Lunatics

"It happens. Eighty it's weird because sometimes you'll have three or four different things you really anxious to do. And then all of a sudden two years later you'll you'll realize that in that that one idea hat or such and such a character. I'm glad i never got to do that. All that doesn't sound so good. You know it just it. Reation wasn't yet. get back to this idea. What his creation. And it's nervous straight line and it's also a little bit like in that there's a high tide that can come in. We're going to europe. There's no room on the beach. I don't want to chime everything just right or it's a nice sunny day and there's plenty of room on the beach. I realized that's a really silly metaphor. But there's some truth you like i think is in the grant morrison leaving The green lantern book after this next threat and the next run. I guess but Like you've been there so long now can you just go into them and say hey ivan. How jordan idea what they like seriously consider giving the green lantern book might but i doubt it i mean people have the assumption that if you just snap the fingers your that they'll open it up and you know part of it is commitments are made very often to other people and commitments to other ideas are made and that's fine at. That's kind of how it should be. So are you saying they. They might already have god. Grants replacement already picked out. Maybe if there is going to be a replacement they may. And i honestly don't know i haven't asked about green lantern in quite some time and part of it is because grant and lamb have been doing just such wonderful work on their book which has been so imaginative and so beautiful that as reader. I'd hate to see them go. Oh yeah grants always rain. Yeah the love. I loved his jail. Run back in the day. So when you're done with a character do you keep reading. There are do you stop not read it while like when you're done with superman did you read more super manner like i'm done. I think in general it's best to walk away and part of it is To be fair to the nets creative teams i. I think it's important to wet. Ashby their space and and to let them say what they wanna say. And your your people ask me about it you know. I have enough millions often with what's happening on a book to say. Yeah he's a great idea. I wish them well which is always the case. It's not like i've ever set wild the next guy you know because not good either and But typically the best thing to do is just move on to step back and rwanda. The next one was it. Is it the same or is it different. Like say booster gold shows up somewhere you like taken into early. Like i have to see what they're doing with booster gold since you created the character. Yeah that one's a little different and part of it is because you know. When i created the eric room even when they said you know when he was quitting justice league which i think was just four erase because they called me up and they said we're thinking of using brewster in the league and at the time had to point to me that we're doing sort of this humorous jamie on the justice league because their first issue wasn't even out yet so they're sent back to me. I read it. And i just said this is great. This earthquake reducible. So then we were able to talk about it and you know keeping an eye on were friends anyway. So that was great to go do it. So by and large high. I think it's nice to be asked. Because i have always made it policy to do that with the creators of other characters when i worked And i think that's just within the crater community of we're gonna be great with one another. That's the best way to do are now. I'm gonna change direction. These who are going to be lost i love. I love your marble staff I do a spider man. Podcast clean next year and get you back or your sensational issues. Are i love your captain america. Thor my my one other co host teeth. Like i don't know if you heard there's a. Us agent mini series coming out and like supposedly us agents getting replaced by the government or something and my and hurt. Yeah but One of my co host is saying it's pro side. It's going to be proud. Aside replacing him he loves prototype brings okay. I think there's more there to explore. Ever want to do it. But i have no idea what that is. I had a lot of fun doing that. Stop and i know that Gosh just dumb dare to ago someone showed me this really great looking sensational spider man. Action figure Coming out with. And he with ben reilly at which looks really like ben reilly diversed grew in a while. That's awesome. i was gonna say it. Was that your idea that die the hair blonde. Yes i was going to say. It's one simple thing and it was just like. Oh he won't be mistaken. You know they look similar but they won't get won't be in state for park. Yeah like i said i. I hope he can get you back next year for talks and ben reilly issues but art. So are you. Tc exclusive right now. Then yes i am and have been for a number of years now so kind of her once. I got done with door and moved acade- at that time we've been there since was like two thousand bucks so it's been a while. Yeah yeah right tyler. Got another question. I'm gonna wait till the. But i want to ask this one thing because this is something that kind of bothered me with it. Being your created you your character that you created. How do you feel if you can say about how john kent was treated in the current run when they took him for being the boy a age tim up and what they've done with him saints I think there's this assumption out there that why brian Michael benson. i don't get along or something like that. And the back work orders okay. So i think everybody's has had idea. That's not the case when When brian curtis came to dc He and a couple of folks from dc went out to lunch and brian was going me right a restart his plans for the character and how he was going to age john and jarallah things like that she great go quarry and an order. It is where he wanted to get with john. Being part of the legion of superheroes which i totally understand and and the idea that you would have a super boy who is a core member of the region of superheroes is very much what the legion is all about those of you who louisa superheroes in its history service totally on board with it and and i think there are always ways that they wanted to do kind of a series of batteries story that that tell the untold stories of superman and lois in young john when he was still. You know eight years old. That i think you could still have your india that you can do both But certainly i don't ever problem with this idea that you wanna take john as super boy is foundational horror member of the legion of superheroes. Because that's the history. A lot of respects of what the legion has always been i..

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"dan jurgens" Discussed on Capes and Lunatics

Capes and Lunatics

07:02 min | 1 year ago

"dan jurgens" Discussed on Capes and Lunatics

"Well i'm gonna. I know you guys are eager to get to other stuff. So i always ask everybody. What's your favorite thing that you've written in superhero comics in case you've done. What's your favorite thing. Oh my favorite thing written. I don't know 'cause i watch what you really like. What should i read. You know obviously a lot of people are going to reference the death of superman and that kind of stuff an iot even say the work we did his artery wbur's on action comics and some of the stuff that we did when we crossed over with the superman title which Impact leeson were writing. I think that's really strong. So i think it helped bring back end of this core. Who superman is i think. The superman lois in art series. I get that we drew. Which roy brought this. Mary version of superman and lois. Back into the dc. You introduce. john. I think is is really strong still pertinent today because that is part of the foundation that has gotten us to this point where we have john. That's what i was going to ask about out was my time. I won't be acquitted. I i want to point out. The i loved your lows in clark run. I loved that many very welcome and the whole light so the year that that came out. You know being in two thousand fifteen nothing. That's the my son was born. Oh so so reading. The superman superman a dad. I loved and like being a new dad myself in reading. This i thought was great and i loved like just that whole mini series. I love the convergence where john was born and then into rebirth action at. I like rebirth. Like superman and action. Those two books together has been some of the best superman writing in continuity comics in a long time. Thanks i appreciate that very much and I think we're all happy with the way. Turn out and this idea that we Superman has been around since nineteen thirty eight. And and i think the job of any writer is two hours. Add to this from memphis light cds. This tapestry of the character and i get superman in the nineties. I think we really did that. Would the gap stock on so many other things. I think this time around. I wanted to add to it in a very different way. And they went along with this idea of john. And and let's make him a permanent art of the dc universe. This idea of superman. The black suit back on to kind of work behind the scenes in his in john's younger days and everything was just a lot of be able to do lee. Weeks was just for on. The are and i became very like i said earlier. Dacian all to wear superman is now was the john q. When when you took over like when you were writing in convergence in john was born with their plans to bring him in was like john that idea that come from you that aditorial like come in terms of coming oriole was quite the opposite because when we had decided to do of the five year lakers five years later stunt as part of futures. And where is everybody now. One of the things as steady as art no kids. No one gets happy. Kids it. We're gonna look at these characters five years later that's was everybody that's what everybody will come up with so As we got into the convergence idea. I did tell dan. Do you know we give. We have lowest your birth and and there. They are with young john. That child can represent the dc future. D- someone and we didn't know how i even said maybe the convergence world dies and Superman in laws with this child in iraq incentive walk into the into space soaring off to the stars and that becomes your future somehow who known what that will be. But it's an idea that takes down in a row and As we started working on various ideas for what would happen to john eventually was part of west. Just brain that version of superman. Back to the dc universe because we can with the new patty to version. They had gotten to the point. Where that superman in the laws really didn't have a relationship. They were married. It was very different. Look i'd say a lotta readers were lost again and again. It was at random randomness and not having contacts the character because a lot of what they had known was now gone and we. We're able to bring that back into place with superman mostly like saying i at any other character. I love the idea of soup grandfather. I love reading those stories in him dealing with that. And you know my son now rubs super boy and i show him like you know the john can't stuff he he gets a kick out of that he doesn't like me Super boy that's young. Clark kent he gets mad about that but When you were given the the did you ask for it was given to us. Do the mini series Or just come about. Hey do this. We can segue into rebirth easier Always planned know what it in a little bit. Well yes now. I mean the one thing always say creation wanna pick up creation is being like this straight line in it never is. It's an up and down back and forth and one idea goes over two steps and then he jumped back because it wasn't working and then you start over again you know it's sort of messy is what i'm saying but i had introduced. John has part of the convergence event. That laptops with superman and lois am this young trial and by superman lois. It was the more historical version and as part of reaper. He had made the decision that they wanted to get back to something like that. So this again is where gandhi deal said you know. Is there a way to do a series here we you know. Would you be interested in something called superman. melissa clark. That tells us next story in their life. And i said well sure. And here's a week in do and we find out that the world blended in this superman..

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"dan jurgens" Discussed on Capes and Lunatics

Capes and Lunatics

07:50 min | 1 year ago

"dan jurgens" Discussed on Capes and Lunatics

"Make this much more of a night store and the stories excellent. I mean especially. I mean you all had to deal with again. The animals were close together. And then you had the tie ins like Year the villain joker war. I mean was the dot kind of speed up speed things up or did did you know exactly when joker was coming. How many actually actually what happened. There is a joker war. Probably delay the return to decrease in a little bit that We had actually planned or to happen. A little bit sooner Several issues sooner and then when the joker came up a said well. Let's be part of that. Lets us that a little bit as the reasoning for what happens and that will take us right to issue seventy five and it would be nice to celebrate as part of the characters johnson issue okay. That's that's funny. That's still said the whole time. I was like oh sure will be soon now that we've got a reason to good about until like notes to be in seventy five. It's a big flagship issue. Going away the big thing that curiously argument was yes. Which was you know when when we first started talking about it. it is. You're if you have an idea for a. Is there a way to make it work right. And i think then when i started playing around with the idea of okay. What happens if the joker got the crystal. It's a quarterback had used in. We had a game with hope this Acolyte of the joker sort of idea where the dickie aids in essence to deliver up issues. I said yeah okay. We can get it in that but often you know bill is right that these things and yet steered towards these anniversary issues and the nice thing about that yes while it can be off putting in the beginning because of delays things but at the same time you get the extra mexican nice to be able to do and gave us again a little more time to explore the pass and at least said seventy five and you didn't have to wait 'til hundred exactly. I could not straight all that long. I would have been gone so i mean. I think you are clear clarify so it was your idea to tie in with the quarterback now pointing the plot. Okay that's what i thought. No when word came all the more it really was random. And that's what i struggled with because when i first came onto it. I as i said earlier. I had these questions that i assume readers that as well and i said well. I don't quite understand everything that happened. Here and the ram the randomness of it. And where was batman all the time that we gicc and he's in blue haven a. Why did he go there instead of any other city in the world since he had no memory. And if you wanted a plane star wide we see him. Writing the scarecrow notice art within everything else so the randomness Bothered me right from the word. Go and i tried to find something in all these disparate comments that i could pull together and make a story of and when we first started talking about your the villains and talent that's when i started going down the road of order bottles in trying to find a way to pull that in and have it all makes sense was it. Is it just the thing where i mean you were on the book at this point so meet. You might not know. But dick shawn the batman in batman fifty five. So is it just the thing you know tom. King set this up and it. It was just like okay. Who is working on the night wing bulk. You have to deal with this the aftermath of this. That's a little bit of happen You know it was. It was tom saying that. He did in batman. But tom is the first one to say that he had a solution for it that he could have gotten to. And i think What they decided to do is rather than just half night wing as title. Be uninvolved with it is they said okay. Let's let's make it part of night wings soar in. Let's use this in the book. Somehow and that was the hard luck turn The book had to make. And then percy was writing it at that time he was kinda thrown in the deep end there but any that's also how comics work. If it's not like is totally unusual thing. This happens in comics. I won't say all the time but it's not at all when common in part of it is you know okay if there's a germ of an idea there i'd say the risks in terms of okay night one gets dropped rather kgb's then the if that's the problem in question becomes okay. What can i. I'm in that as a writer work with in say about eric. How can i turn into a good night when but this is dick grayson. Hold a special place in your heart. Because i mean like i said i think you did a great job with this with the you know that rick story but also i mean in batman beyond kinda changed. You know came before i mean. Now dixon's the mayor of blood haven are gone right now yet. I do like dick grayson quite a lot. I think he's Is very interesting character because if you look at the original reasoning why worse as the counterpoint to batman and i'm so fascinated by this idea that if you go back and read detected twenty seven and some of batmans original stories there is this darkness. Stay bright and from the moment that robin shows up. It has this brighter. Sort of our meant that. I find really interesting that it was this immediate change in the series. So i think what's interesting to me about dick in about the robin character is the counterpoint representation. That's there with batman. I just find that. Very interesting fascinate. Why always always say that. You know i think dick grayson robin and later elfriede you know. Help make bring batman the greatness because otherwise he would just be like a loner mutter muttering himself in a cave. Yeah yeah. I think there's certainly truth that they humanize a little bit and otherwise he gets more remote. I mean i know that Once restoring on superman someone came up to me and said well you know. Wouldn't it be easier to write batman because he's so human superman is sailing and i said well you know went away. Batman is way more alien than superman arquette their way. More human than bruce wayne. So i don i did make that just made a good point. That's gonna be my new sound bit. Alright say But yeah and then. Like i say in the batman beyond boakye. That's that's been doing well too. But that that that's coming to an end fifties right. Yeah yeah number. Fifty is the last issue. And i just forget that strict today so that one is ready to go and now it's been a lot of fun. I mean Between the two versions of it the first which spun out features and then we transition to this one during rebirth. Who's actually been. It's been this nice little quite round that has existed for us where we can do a lot of things. Some familiar dc characters that weren't necessarily bound up by continuity..

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"dan jurgens" Discussed on Capes and Lunatics

Capes and Lunatics

08:18 min | 1 year ago

"dan jurgens" Discussed on Capes and Lunatics

"Hey everyone welcome back to another episode of the night wing news. Once again we had an interview. Last week with cow higgins. This time i am site. I'm excited. I am nervous because we have a legend of the comic industry. You know him the creator of booster gold doomsday. That's right one of the people who killed superman that's right My my son's fate Character oh all right. I mean dc marvel. He's been everywhere. I'd probably a character. There's prey isn't a big character in either to you. Haven't touched right Mr dan jergens excited yes. I'm excited like i said i right. I know we have limited time. So i wanted to start with the night wing stuff So the whole rick race in thing you kinda got thrown into the deep end on that right right. Yes yeah. I mean that is something that was well underway. Before i got there. They had already gone into with a couple of other writers. I think at least re So yeah i kinda came into that one and like walking way. Were walking into a movie. That's over reducer so comic notice that they give you. Was it like short notice or did you have lake time. That plot out your and of it while no there was a reasonable amount of notes. That wasn't a problem. The problem was when they started talking to me about it They kind of said you know we were in the situation with character we have recruits and we have the four other characters who are claiming to be night wayne. Rick has no memory and and we're looking for something that works year in are you and percent. What would you do and I said gimme a couple of days to think about it. And i started thinking about it kind of got a little bit captivated by the notion of what if you had a essentially a robin who had no memory of actually training on under batman but still had those skills they have. Well you know there might be something interesting here So then we had a couple more discussions. And i said all right. I'll give it a go on. We'll see where we can get with And nc what we do. And i jumped on board and you know started making some changes right away to try. Hold things together a little. I mean the story was fine before. But i don't know if i like the almost seemingly random this of it but then when you brought in the court house i was like. Oh yes thank you. Thank you crawl. Randomness is actually of a good word. Because i said You know some of my initial questions were well was the kgb's out to kill nightline just want to wound him. You know that. Gee if i put that bullet right there he'll get amnesia served. That's not really how amnesia in memory loss really work anyway. Then why all of a sudden if you wanna him not to know where he was or who he had been did he go to blue haven instead of san francisco. I had all these questions. And i thought well i have these questions. The readers have those exact same questions. And i'll start to work into this story and and i think by turning it into or o'clock that was driven by the order bottles It involves talent and some of these other things that it started to just make more sense and become more of a night wing story. Yes one hundred percents Go you saying you save you. Save the story. Because i was like what's going on here. I don't understand Mouth came in now makes sense smart so got any any other part about. Was that characters that were stepping in for night one. I i thought that way. Sort of detracted from the idea over dick grayson a richard grayson without his memory. And i said there are so many different elements here that these things are just sort of. What can we do to really focus. And i said you know i can work with four characters. You want to be night wayne but to me when you get into these stories where all of a sudden someone else's capping in or whatever herea whether it's night weighing whether it's i don't care who it is. The story should be that if you want heroes to be unique that they can't do it right. I mean no matter how hard they try. If you have dick grayson years training can trained under one of the best shooters in the world. Ever in batman or people were cops on the street. Just can't walk without retreats right. i mean they. They start jumping from building to building slip. Fall and die on the third base and i think part of it is dan. Okay let's make that part of the story. let's make it all work. Unless just what we can do to elevate night win himself raisin without besmirching anyone else and looking down on anyone in just again make it more of a nightmare story. Even though he's not called wing at this point. So i mean we kind of he kinda got them the stand down. You know in issue seventy five. Are they going to keep appearing or the further plans for them. We're going to see them again. I just don't know that it necessarily means they're going to be dressed up in costumes trial but yeah these errors were a wok that was invested in them So you'll you'll see them again right away next issue in seventies and a also gonna see the condors. I would like to do something with the condors again. That was something that came up really hurt. You know coming out. Nightline was not but the condors were in that High i think our last annual 'em out Like in spring year or something like that. They wanted another annual in the new gateway up on the schedule and said basically. This was your last week. I thought well what can we do. I wanna do something that uses night wing with racing being night wing at that point dot. Okay we can do a story set in the past. We had introduce one of the condors in the story line already. So let's take a look at who they were. But yeah. I think there's something that would be unto explored on row anyone. I'm enjoying the competition Behind midnight wing reading. Because i was really turned off on the the whole thing and you know and like phil want me back over trying to catch up with me and turn it around idol Caught up. I'm just i just wanted to be on the recording to talk with you can. You're also huge superman fan. Oh if you just look behind me see some but i think You know you had asked about. The condors is i had mentioned earlier. Annual was really Night waiting annual to where we brought in order balls in. And i think that's where everything started to come together and get little more reader. Because i was i had to come on and to clean up a bit of what was there and make some of that function and then was really that annual where we brought in that regard make it clear that this was a long running plot and we could introduce the idea that gee the court of appeals were just justice fixture in mind going all the way back with his parents were saliva. Hauge things really started together and again anti do what i said which was. Let's.

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"dan jurgens" Discussed on Krypton Report: The Supergirl Podcast

Krypton Report: The Supergirl Podcast

30:13 min | 1 year ago

"dan jurgens" Discussed on Krypton Report: The Supergirl Podcast

"dan jurgens" Discussed on Krypton Report: The Supergirl Podcast

Krypton Report: The Supergirl Podcast

02:53 min | 1 year ago

"dan jurgens" Discussed on Krypton Report: The Supergirl Podcast

"I think there's this assumption out there that. Brian. Michael Benda's and I don't get along or something like that, and the fact is where rents. At its orders from. Okay. So and I think everybody started has had idea that's not the case when When Brian I came to DC he and I and a couple of folks from DC went out to lunch in Brian was telling me right from the star, his plans for the character and how he was going to age John and Used giral things like that. Great. You go for it and part of it is where he wanted to get with John. Being part of the Legion of superheroes which I totally understand and and the idea that you would have a super boy who is a core member of the region of superheroes is. Very. Much what the Legion is all about those of you who know the Legion of superheroes in its history service totally on board with it and and I think there are always ways that if if they wanted to do. Kind of a series of stories that that tell the untold stories of Superman and Lois in young John. When he was still you know eight years old that I, think you could still have your cake to that. You can do both but certainly, I, don't have a problem with this idea that you wanna take John Ken as super boy and make 'em this foundational core member of the Legion of superheroes because that's the history in a lot of respects of what the has always been. Make sense I I hated that they aged him and took him away from Superman. I loved that story of Superman being the DAD Then I hated that's gone but jer and I understand that reaction to and as I said, I, you know we've seen this many times in comments ban. You know this Untold Tales of whatever character whether it's Batman or Inevitably. Darn I make. There's still there's still should be a way to do some of the stories for the people who like that burst at that doesn't mean you can't have both somehow because again. Yes comics we we should be able to do a lot more than we. All right. So that was. Part of my interview and fills interview with danger against that's a little bit you're going to get. is a little odd and shaky because it's from different parts of the conversation. But I do say go listen to Cape some lunatics and the night wing news in check out the full interview with Dan. All right and remember Payton Sky..

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"dan jurgens" Discussed on Krypton Report: The Supergirl Podcast

Krypton Report: The Supergirl Podcast

15:18 min | 1 year ago

"dan jurgens" Discussed on Krypton Report: The Supergirl Podcast

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"dan jurgens" Discussed on The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

06:16 min | 2 years ago

"dan jurgens" Discussed on The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

"Those are sales that would never end up being realized in print as a physical product from the stores. Who desperately need that. So what we're doing is trying to work with retailers and give them a break by not putting that stuff up on the platform yet. Which for us is is hard to do because would be instantaneous. Solution to the problem but one that wouldn't serve us well in the long run and i just can't read digital comics as much as i try it. It's not as good as physical. It's not like movies or tv or video games where the digital versions just as good. It's it's just different. Just i just can't do it especially when you get a full spread like it's just drives me bonkers. Yeah it does me too. And i think that the best place where they fit for me is volume on an airplane. I m my ipad. You know at that point got five thousand comics with me right so right you know for something like that. It's perfect but i'm a print guy. And i like print so i i hear what you're say out of all the books you've written or started a bene- part of what's the one that stands out the most. I don't know that. I can nail it down to just one. I think that there have been several. Obviously the death of superman is something that stands out of in a very big way. We also had done a couple years after that marvel comics and dc comics together in their competitors right. But we're we all tend to be friends and we did Dc versus marvel. Which was you know. Get the all the heroes from both companies together in which obviously had to end up as a fight scene kind of thing so that's one and also the various things that i've created i had Will and before. I even get into that. I would say you know. I wrote sore at marble for about seven years so that was a good fun. Time also did spiderman and captain america there and then you know at dc Created a character called booster gold who has managed to last this long. So i'm gonna give you a round of applause. Yesterday i love booster. But yeah i mean it's i can't narrow it down to one are several different things but i think you hit on some of my favorite work of yours. You also did some stuff at valiant right like solar solar. Yeah that was amazing. That was a great run and then looking forward to to where we're going with comics and Kind of the state of the business has been doing some interesting things with the black series or the black label. Is that something you think. You'll pursue at some point. Potentially i would like to Right now it's a question of just trying to stay on top of everything that i do have as well as a couple of other things we're trying to get going And you know earlier. We kind of had a similar format that we just called. You know the prestige line am. I did several projects along that that fit into that format. And what's nice about. It is a chance to be a square bound format. No way adds anything like that. Yeah it's a. It's an for an artist especially that's a very fun way to work but because you can visualize more easily what it's going to look like as opposed to drawing page eighteen and then when the book comes out you see like this big garish. Add right next to it that interrupts the story. Close sequence so yeah. It's a nice way to work and you've been doing this forever at d. c. You have the clout to just be like. Sorry brian michael benders. But you know. I'm going to do this series for a bit and how you approached with characters and work like that i you know it's always a mix and and that's because there is never a winner path To creation is what. I always tell people that ideas are generated in a different way project. Concepts are generated in a different way. Sometimes it will be as as goofy as a couple people sitting down and having lunch and you start play the what if game and the next thing you know that turns into a tangible project other times it will be me saying to a couple of people you know. Try this try this and it becomes a project other times your phone rings and they'll say hey we've taken doing this and that you'd be perfect for would you be interested it things come about in a variety of different ways. Tell me about gen five. What can you tell me about that. That is something we are working on right now. So you know what had been released in the press. Is this idea that dc would be relaunching something later this year or wanting project call generation five as as something that would take another look at the heroes that are there My name was listed with a couple of others in terms of something that would start up. And it's we're still working on it. We're fine tuning it as thanks go on so oh i don't have a final answer for you yet because right now we honestly don't know what that final answer is but it's something we're still going to get to and hopefully We'll have some better answers. Maybe in a month or two and again that pins a lot on what happens in our real lives outside our windows. I'm guessing the justice league led by booster gold. I think that would be an awesome start. I could see that as a cover dan. Hey thank you so much for taking the time today. Best of luck to you out there. Stay safe and can't wait to see what comes hopefully sooner than later right exactly in the same to you guys. Take our okay you too..

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"dan jurgens" Discussed on The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

08:07 min | 2 years ago

"dan jurgens" Discussed on The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

"To get them out on the marketplace fairly soon. So let's say you do stop providing comics to these stores that are still open when everything opens up. Let's say there's a magical day where they open at once so it's not going to happen but let's say that does happen do think it'll be staggered and released. Let's say you have four issues a night wing that are stacked up or will they just all be available on that day. What's what's your opinion of that. I think it depends on how long the shutdowns last if stores are closed on average. Let's say one month Then we might be able to come back with something that approximates a reasonable schedule if it goes longer. Obviously you can't have him. I wouldn't think first of all. I should say i don't work in on the business side of it so i can't say for sure but a stores are closed a long time. You know. i don't know they can come back with a big market dump of product. So i think it's a long way of me saying i'm not sure everybody knows yet because we don't know how long this is going to last and we don't know how long it's going to take for example to perhaps fine viable alternatives and so to a certain extent. This is just uncharted territory. That were all trying to figure out. What does this mean as it goes on because every day seems to bring something different. So it's really going to get down to How long is this going to last. What is the state of the industry at that. Time who is still left to facilitate product movement Things like that. And i don't know that we have those answers yet. Yeah yeah it's it's been really eerie for me. Like i've been buying connex every wednesday since i was like eight or nine years old. Going to schindler's comics or schindler's was a bookseller tobacco seller baseball card seller in minnesota. It was one of my favorite spots to go as a child in any wednesday that there wasn't new books kind of left like a hole in my gut right like a hole in my heart. Like i was like. Oh i gotta come back tomorrow. It didn't feel right because it was clockwork for me right now. It's just like they're all gone. I'm outta new books to read. And so what i've been doing is reaching out to all of the minnesota vendors all the minnesota comic book shops to see what options they have for back issues and for our listeners. Out there that is something you can do reach out to him either. Facebook email phone. See what what options you have available because even if the storefront is an open they might be able to sell you trades and stuff like that through the internet or you know who knows you might end up driving to someone's house or something but there are ways to continue getting books what i would hope at this point. Is that If you go ahead and look at the essential businesses list that the governor has provided. It's it's bizarre. I mean basically if if you're affiliated with the union in any kind of shape or form great you're doing great right if you work with government great. You're doing wonderful. But i think what would be practical to me is Some kind of an order that says if you have a retail establishment and you can basically service your customer base as a takeout restaurant does so they don't even have to come inside you. Just carry the product out and boom there. It is that that would take us a long way to at least getting started again. And i think that's also very reasonable alternative. Because i am convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt when they started to make the decisions to close down so many businesses they did not possibly see all the ramifications coming that they are encountering. And i think that's the nature of government in a way that by and large they are people who have never worked in business so they obviously don't see the full reach what it is that they're doing and that's not to say that they didn't have a lot to consider. Obviously you know with corona virus and everything else is just that like so many of us you make decisions and there are ripple effects that you could not contemplate. That's all in terms of the state of the world rate now. Have you been inspired by by. What's going on right stories. Obviously you know when nine eleven happened. There was that very famous spiderman issue. That came out. I think it was j michael stravinsky. I might be butchering that. But they're released an issue shortly after. What are what is it kinda like for the creators right now of being in this uncertain time is changing some of the stories you have in your head or maybe creating new ones that you're going to bring forward in the next couple of months. It probably will more as we get past it. Part of it is. We're in the middle of it right so when nine eleven happened that was an event that happened in as inning of the towers and the pentagon themselves that happened in a very finite period of time and after that it became about cleanup and recovery. In how do we deal with it. And and that sort of thing. This is much more an ongoing situation that we don't have a handle on yet. I if someone were to say to me right now how do you make a story. Out of the corona virus. I don't know where i would start because as as it's something that isn't done yet. I haven't formulated my own complete thoughts on it yet. I feel like i don't have perspective. So that being the case man. I i don't know i just don't know where i would start for. Sure there's gonna come a day where i might but right now. I don't know what that would be when i think about it. It's like separation loneliness uncertainty. There's there's this kind of panic that just kind of hangs over everything and that very much goes against kind of the superhero code right like it's it's a very different thing. It's a very unsettling kind of take on the on the world and yeah. I'm curious to see what kind of happens to storytelling in general not just comic books but movies and tv shows and everything like that as as we kind of move forward hopefully not long right like i mean. That's the thing you keep hearing eighteen months and it's like can we even get that far right with business. Being shutdown comic book shops alone of have been struggling. You know even before the virus right. So i'm really worried about when things restart like what's still going to be there right. Yeah i and i think you hit on the key word earlier which is uncertainty and you know in a way you know. Superhero stories are all about certainty right. I mean here's the bad guy. Here's the conflict hero goes out and beat and takes care of it or he doesn't she doesn't whichever and then there are lessons learned from that something like that but the very nature of stories are that they have a beginning middle of an end and an end and where we are right now and i mean we don't know are we at the beginning or are we at the middle you know. We know we're not at the end. So that's what we're trying to figure out. Have you noticed like a surge in in digital downloads or subscriptions to digital companies such as marble or was it com ecology or something like that. It does that it's actually just the opposite because what we've been doing is withholding product on the digital platforms. Because what would happen is. Let's say i'll use my own book. As an example so might seventy. I think shipped two weeks ago maybe three so anybody wants read the next issue right wing seventy one if we put it on the digital platform we would. We know we will get x. Number of downloads and sales. But the problem is.

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"dan jurgens" Discussed on The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

07:21 min | 2 years ago

"dan jurgens" Discussed on The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

"Podcast. We said that we would be gone until comic stores opened again. But we actually had something cool happen. We have a comic creator. Who wanted to join us to talk about the state of things. Federal line is here by the way. Hello and let's just get right to it juergens in today. We have a very special guest. We have writer artist creator. Dan juergens welcome to the show. Sir thank you. It's going to be here. Andrew now you and i have a very complicated history. You don't know this or maybe you do. But the very first article. I ever wrote for game informer which i've been writing for for twenty six twenty seven years was about the death and returns death and return of superman the video game on super nintendo in genesis. Oh okay okay. Which for our listeners. Out there that is one of your biggest stories that you ever roach. Drew created was the death of superman that was event. There's people walking around town with these black wrist or black armbands that came with the comic. I was just like this is one of the biggest comic events i've ever been a part of and it turns out that ended up being the story that launched my video game career. I took that article that magazine to a thunderbird comic book convention and you were doing signings there and i put it down in front of you and you're like oh my god i've never seen this before. Okay okay and i was freaking out because it was a terrible like my my writing was terrible and the editing on it was just as bad like we had no idea what we were doing. We were just a bunch of kids putting together a video game magazine right. Yup flash forward twenty some odd years. I start doing a radio. Show with paul church ian on k. Fan it's a video game show on a sports network doesn't make sense but it turns out. You are friends with paul church right. Yeah so we ended up connecting through twitter that way. And that is how you ended up on this show right. In in the one thing we should clarify. Is that when you refer to the thunderbird so that people don't think of it as a car you're referring to the thunderbird hotel which used to be down around the mall of america in the twin cities and was wholly and totally unique in its own way. Yeah yeah i mean so much. I guess you'd say native american history from the minnesota area. The most stuffed animals like actual animals stuffed. I think i've seen outside of chicago museum. Yeah but once you went upstairs into that that convention room it was magical for comic fans because it was wall to wall just folding tables of comic books it was amazing right in. It was certainly what we had at the time and it served the twin cities very well when other professionals would come in as guests to that show you know they would stay at the hotel as well and it kinda gained the phrase or term twin peaks lodge with a lot of people. So that's also what we thought of it. But it was a lot of i gotta ask you as a writer and artist like you do it all for comic books. What's your favorite part is that the writing is creating is the actual art like seeing it come to life. I never see it as two distinct jobs. And that's people find that odd. I look at it and say i'm a storyteller. I write a story. And i draw a story when i'm doing it all myself because sometimes i write stories for others. Sometimes i draw stories that others have written but when i do it myself i will change the story and make some tweaks to continue to work on the story as i draw so i don't see it as two entirely different tasks for me. It's just being creative and telling a story. If you asked me which. I prefer when i'm working with others. I get a certain amount of juice off working with friends and colleagues and getting inside their heads a little bit to see how they work so. When i'm working with another artist often they will draw differently than i would have but then when it comes in part of the fine is what it looks like and why it's different in ans- because they think differently than i did in. It's the same thing when i draw or other writers where i get inside their head a little bit and i can see oh there. They were approached this differently tonight. Do so we all learn from people. We work with sometimes good sometimes bad for me. It's all part of the storytelling telling process. You are a mainstay rate. Now at dc comics writing night wing. What other series do you have Kind of in the pipeline. I am writing night. Wing also writing batman beyond a i had been doing some work on our exclusive giants line for wal-mart. We have a couple of things coming up yet later. This year that have not yet been announced but should be soon. So you know we're constantly in this. Were weird world where the stuff. I'm working on now is. Let's see it's april so in theory. What i'm doing now are late. June july books and then as we plan. We're looking at fourth quarter so we try. We're ahead so i if you asked me what my last issue number of something was just came out. I would actually have a hard time. i'd have to think about. You said your your head. Is it just business as usual now during this kind of get into the state of the world now. During this lockdown comic books stores are closed and they even stopped production of digital comics because they want the comic stores to thrive right like they want these releases having a physical presence and digital presence. But for you as the creators. Are you still pumping out issues. Getting the edits. Obviously you're not getting the final copies sent in the mail. But where are you at kind of in the process. So you're right We're all in a very strange set of circumstances right now. We are continuing to work. I i mean it's weird because like my wife has homeworking as well right now. The whole neighborhood is home working. And i see people who obviously are working relaxed schedules. I am not one of them. I'm going for it's like for me. Nothing has changed. Obviously the market has changed and what we are still trying to do is figure out you know what exactly is the market. So for example in minnesota comic stores are closed. There are many other states where they are allowed to do curbside pickup so if they have new comics to sell their customer bases can pull up out front. Having ordered down retailer walks out puts them in the back seat or the trunk just like takeout food and they can drive away with their comments. Part of what we're doing is trying to figure out how many of those stores are still wanting new comics versus. How many don't because they're closed by the government what happens when a distributor who basically service the entire industry is no longer shipping books. So we have all these logistical things. Were trying to take care of right now. But in the meantime for us at dc we are continuing to push ahead and create comics with the hope that will be able.

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"dan jurgens" Discussed on The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

03:42 min | 2 years ago

"dan jurgens" Discussed on The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

"You a round of applause. I love booster but yeah I mean it's you can't narrow it down to one. There are several different things. I think you hit on some of my favorite work of yours. You also did some stuff at valiant right like did Solar Solar Yeah. That was amazing. It was a great run and then looking forward to to where we're going with comics and of kind of the the state of the the business has been doing some interesting things with the black series or the black label. Is that something you think you'll pursue at some point potentially I would like to Right now it's a question of just trying to stay on top of everything that I do have as well as a couple of other things we're trying to get going And you know earlier. We kind of had a similar format. We just called you know the Prestige Line Am. I did several projects along Matt that fit into that format. And what's Nice about? It is ca chance to be a square bound format. No adds anything like that. Yeah IT'S A. It's an for an artist especially that's a very fun way to work but because you can visualize more easily what it's going to look like as opposed to drawing you know page eighteen and then when the book comes out you see like this big garish. Add right next to that interrupts. The story flow sequence. So yeah it's a nice way to work and you've been doing this forever at DC. You have the clout to just be like sorry. Brian Michael Benders but You know I'm GonNa do this series for a bit and how are you approached with characters and work like that? I you know it's always a mix and that's because there is never a winner path To creation is what I always tell. People that ideas are are generated in a different way project concepts are generated in a different way. Sometimes it will be as as Goofy as a couple people sitting down and having lunch and you play the what if game and the next thing you know that turns into a tangible project other times it will be me Saying to a couple people you know try this you gotta try and it becomes a project other times your phone rings and they'll say hey we've taken doing this and that you'd be perfect for it. Would you be interested it? Things come about in a variety of different ways. Tell me about Gen five. What can you tell me about that? That is something we're working on right now. So you know what had been released In the press is this idea that Dc would be relaunching something later this year or wanting in project called generation five as as something that would take another look at the heroes. That are there My name was listed with a couple of others in terms of something that would start up. And it's we're still working on it. We're fine tuning it as things go on so oh I don't have a final answer for you yet. Because right now we honestly don't know what that final answer is but it's something we're still going to get to and hopefully We'll have some better answers. Maybe a month or two and again. Daca pens a lot on what happens in our real lives outside our windows. I'm guessing the Justice League led by booster gold. I think that would be awesome. Start I see that as a cover..

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"dan jurgens" Discussed on The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

06:02 min | 2 years ago

"dan jurgens" Discussed on The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

"Businesses list that the governor has provided. It's it's bizarre. I mean basically if if you're affiliated with a union in any kind of shape or form great you're doing great right if you work with government great. You're doing wonderful but I think what would be practical to me is Some kind of an order that says if you have a retail establishment and you can basically service your customer base as a takeout restaurant does so they don't even have to come inside you. Just carry the product out and boom there. It is that that would take us a long way to at least getting started again. And I think that's also very reasonable alternative. Because I am convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt when they started to make the decisions to close down so many businesses they did not. Hasley see all the ramifications coming that they are encountering and and I think that's the nature of government in a way that by and large they are people who have never worked in business so they obviously don't see the the full reach what it is that they're doing and that's not to say that they didn't have a lot to consider. Obviously you know with Corona virus and everything else is just that like so many of us you make decisions and there are a ripple effects that you could not contemplate. That's all in terms of the state of the world right now. Have you been inspired by by? What's going on to write stories? Obviously you know when nine eleven happened. There was very famous spiderman issue. That came out. I think it was J. Michael Stravinsky might be butchering that. But they're released an issue shortly after. What are what is it Kinda? Like for the creators right now of being in this uncertain time is changing some of the stories you have in your head or maybe creating new ones that you're going to bring forward in the next couple of months. It probably will more as we get past part of it is. We're in the middle of it right so when nine eleven happened that was an event that happened in as of the towers and the Pentagon themselves that happened a very finite period of time and after that it became about cleanup and recovery. And how do we deal with it and and that sort of thing? This is much more an ongoing situation that we don't have a handle on yet. I if someone were to say to me right now how do you make a story out of the Corona Virus? I don't know where I would start because as as it's something that isn't done yet. I haven't formulated my own complete thoughts on it yet. I feel like I don't have perspective. So that being the case man. I just don't know where I would start for sure. There's GonNa come a day where I might but right now. I don't know what that would be when I think about it. It's like separation loneliness you know just uncertainty. There's there's this kind of panic that just kind of hangs over everything and that very much goes against kind of the Superhero Code. Right like it's It's a very different thing. It's a very unsettling kind of take on the on the world a I'm I'm curious to see what kind of happens to storytelling in general not just comic books but movies and TV shows and everything like that as as we kind of move forward hopefully not long right like I mean. That's the thing you you keep hearing eighteen months and it's like can we even get that far right with being shutdown comic book shops alone of have been struggling even before the Iris right so I'm really worried about when things start like what's still going to be there right? Yeah I I and I think you hit on the key word earlier. Which is uncertainty and you know. In a way superhero stories are all about certainty right. I mean here's the bad guy. Here's the conflict hero goes out and beat and takes care of or he doesn't she doesn't whichever and then there are lessons learned from that something like that but the very nature of stories are that they have a beginning middle of an end and an end and where we are right now and I mean we don't know are we at the beginning or are we at the middle you know. We know we're not end. So that's what we're trying to figure out have you noticed like a surge in in digital downloads or subscriptions to digital companies such as marvel or Was the comic or something like that. It does that it's actually just the opposite because what we've been doing is withholding product on the digital platforms. Because what would happen is. Let's say I'll use my own book as an example so might wing seventy I think shipped two weeks ago maybe three so anybody wants read the next issue night. Wing seventy one. We put it on the digital platform we would we know we will get X. number of downloads and sales but the problem is those are sales that would never end up being realized in print as a physical product from the stores. Who desperately need that. So what we're doing is trying to work with retailers and give him a break by not putting that stuff up on the platform yet. Which for us is. It's hard to because would be instantaneous. Solution to the problem but one that wouldn't serve us well in the long run and I just can't read digital comics as much as I try. I it's not as good as physical. It's not like movies or TV or video games where the digital versions just as good. It's it's just different I I just I just can't do it. Especially when you get a full spread like it's just drives me bonkers. Yeah it does me too and I think that.

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"dan jurgens" Discussed on The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

02:28 min | 2 years ago

"dan jurgens" Discussed on The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

"Long the shutdowns last you know if if stores are closed on average let's say one month Then we might be able to come back with something that approximates a reasonable schedule if it goes longer. Obviously you can't have him. I wouldn't think I while I should say I don't work in on the business side of it so I can't say for sure but a stores are closed the long time you know. I don't know they can come back with a big market dump of product so I think it's a long way of me saying I'm not sure everybody knows yet because we don't know how long this is going to last and we don't know how long it's going to take for example to perhaps fine viable alternatives and so to a certain extent. This is just uncharted territory. That we're all trying to figure out. What does this mean as it goes on because every day seems to bring something different? So it's really GONNA get down to How long is this going to last? What is the state of the industry at that time who is still left to facilitate product movement Things like that and I don't know that we have those answers yet. Yeah it's it's been really eerie for me like I've been buying comics every Wednesday since I was like eight or nine years. Old going to Schindler's Comex or Schindler's was a bookseller. Tobacco SELLER BASEBALL CARD SELLER IN MINNESOTA was one of my favorite spots to go as a child in any Wednesday that there wasn't new books kind of left like a hole in my gut right like a hole in my heart. I was like oh I got to come back tomorrow. It didn't feel right because it was clockwork for me right now. It's just like they're all gone. I'm new books to read. And so what I've been doing is reaching out to all of the Minnesota vendors all the Minnesota comic book shops to see what options they have back issues and for our listeners out there that is something you can do reach out to him either. Facebook email phone. See what what options you have available because even if the storefront is an open they might be able to sell you trades and stuff like that through the internet or you know who knows you might end up driving to someone's house or something but there's there are ways to continue getting books what I would hope at this point. Is that If you go ahead and look at the essential.

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"dan jurgens" Discussed on The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"dan jurgens" Discussed on The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

"I am not one of them going forward. I it's like for me. Nothing has changed. Obviously the market has changed and what we are still trying to do is figure out what exactly is the market. So for example in Minnesota comic stores are closed. There are many other states where they are allowed to do curbside pickup so if they have new comics to sell their customer bases can pull up out front. Having ordered down retailer walks out puts them in the back seat or the trunk just like takeout food and they can drive away with their comments. Part of what we're doing is trying to figure out how many of those stores are still wanting new comics versus. How many don't because they're closed by the government what happens when a distributor who basically service the entire industry is no longer shipping books. So we have all these logistical things. Were trying to take care of right now but in the meantime for us at DC we are continuing to push ahead and create comics with the hope that will be able to get them out on the marketplace fairly soon. So let's say you do stop providing comics to these stores that are still open when everything opens up. Let's say there's a magical day where they all open at once so it's not going to happen but let's say that does happen do think it'll be staggered and released. Let's say you have four issues a night wing that are stacked up or will they just all be available on that day? What's what's your opinion of that. I think it depends on how.

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"dan jurgens" Discussed on The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

05:06 min | 2 years ago

"dan jurgens" Discussed on The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast

"Welcome everyone to a very special episode of the Spectacular Comic Book Podcast. We said that we would be gone until comic stores opened again. But we actually had something cool happen. We have a comma creator. Who wanted to join us to talk about? The state of things fedor line is here by the way. Hello and let's just get right to it interview with Dan Juergens and today we have a very special guest. We have writer artist Creator. Dan juergens welcome to the show. Sir Thank you. It's going to be here. Andrew now you and I have a very complicated history. You don't know this or maybe you do. But the very first article I ever wrote for Game Informer which I've been writing for for twenty. Six twenty seven years was about the death and returns death and return of Superman the video game on Super Nintendo in Genesis. Oh okay okay. Which for our listeners. Out there that is one of your biggest stories that you ever wrote drew created was the death of Superman that was event. There's people walking around town with these black wrist or black armbands that came with the comic. I was just like this is one of the biggest comic events. I've ever been a part of and it turns out that ended up being the story that launched my video game career. I took that article that magazine to a Thunderbird Comic Book Convention and you were doing signings there and put it down in front of you and you're like Oh my God. I've never seen this before. Okay Okay and I was freaking out because it was a terrible like my. My writing was terrible. The editing on it was just as bad like we had no idea what we were doing. We were just a bunch of kids. Put together a video game magazine right. Yup Flash forward twenty some odd years. I start doing a radio show with Paul Church in on K. Fan. It's a video game show on a sports network doesn't make sense but it turns out. You are friends with Paul Church yet right. Yeah so. We ended up connecting through twitter that way. And that is how you ended up on this show right. In the in the one thing we should clarify. Is that when you refer to the thunderbird so that people don't think of it as a car You're referring to the thunderbird hotel which used to be down around the mall of America in the twin cities and was holy in totally unique in. Its own way. Yeah yeah I mean so much? I guess you'd say native American history from the Minnesota Area. The most stuffed animals like actual animals stuffed. I think I've seen outside of Chicago Museum. Yeah but once you went upstairs into that that convention room it was magical for comic fans because it was wall-to-wall just fulling tables of comic books. It was amazing right in it. Was You know it certainly what we had at the time and it served twincities very well when other professionals would come in as guests to that show you know they would stay at the hotel as well and it? Kinda gained the phrase or term twin peaks lodge with a lot of people. So that's also what we thought. But there's a lot of I gotta ask you as a writer and artists like you do it all for comic books. What's your favorite part? Is it the writing is creating is at the actual art like seeing it? Come to life. I never see it as two distinct jobs. And that's people find that odd. I look at it and say I'm a storyteller. I write a story and I draw a story when I'm doing it all myself because sometimes I write stories for others. Sometimes I draw stories that others have written but when I do it myself I will change the story and make some tweaks to continue to work on the story as I draw so I don't see it as two entirely different tasks for me. It's just being creative and telling a story. If he asked me which I prefer when I'm working with others I get a certain amount of juice off working with brands colleagues and getting inside their heads a little bit to see how they work. So when I'm working with another artist often they will drop differently than I would have but then when it comes in part of the is seeing what it looks like and why it's in ans- because they think differently than I did in. It's the same thing when I draw for other writers. Were I get inside their head a little bit and I can see oh there. They were approached this differently tonight. So we all learn from people we work with sometimes good sometimes bad for me. It's all part of the storytelling process. You are a mainstay rate. Now at DC comics writing night wing. What other series do you have Kind of in the pipeline. I am writing night wing also writing Batman beyond a I had been doing some work on our exclusive giants line for wal-mart. We have a couple of things coming up later this year that have not yet been announced but should be soon so we're constantly.

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