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Comics And Doctor Who With Paul Cornell

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The Word Balloon Podcast

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On this episode of Word Balloon writer Paul Cornell is back to talk about his DC books. We'll discuss today's release of The Knight and Squire #3 plus Cornell's 3 issue run on Batman And Robin and his continuing story in Action Comics featuring Lex Luthor.

We also discuss his work Soldier Zero from Boom Studio's. Paul talks about writing under the editorial imput of Stan Lee  who is not ust lending his name to the project. In Cornell's own word's "...half of the first issue's script are Stan's words." How does the 21st century Lee oversee a comic script for a modern audience?
Plus there's a full discussion about writing for  television. We talk about the role of the "Show Runner " producer.  Last week's rumors about The Walking Dead producers firing their season one writing staff and adopting a british model of freelance writers turning in season two scripts is discused. It's the system Cornell has worked under for shows like Doctor Who, Primeval, and others. Paul claims no inside information about the AMC-Walking Dead situation, but explains the differences between having a writers room to lean on versus the solitary life of a freelancer.

We also go in depth discussing Doctor Who, from the current success of producer Steven Moffat and star Matt Smith to a look back at the 1969-1978 Terrence Dicks show runner era. In particular we talk about Paul's episode Plus we discuss other Brit-TV, like the Moffat produced SHERLOCK series, Primeval, and others.