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Mar 18, 2019

Ed and Ron talk to superstar writer Scott Lobdell about his Nerd GOAT: Professor Charles Xavier! Our first guest to professionally write their own GOAT.

Scott is a prolific comics writer and screenwriter who took over the X-Men for Marvel following the departure of Chris Claremont in the early 90s. He proceeded to steer the franchise for the next decade. He was the primary creative force behind mega-events such as Fatal Attractions, Age of Apocalypse and Onslaught. He was also a major contributor to the growth of Jim Lee's Wildstorm Universe, and currently writes Red Hood And The Outlaws for DC Comics. In addition, Scott wrote the hit film Happy Death Day for Blumhouse and the forthcoming reboot of Critters for Warner Brothers, among many, many other projects.

QUOTES:

“I always said when I was breaking in that either I was gonna give up or Marvel was gonna give up, and Marvel gave up.”

“You knew when Spock said ‘Jim’ … shit was bad.”

“The audience isn’t dumb, we’re dumb, because we keep doing the same thing over and over…and over and over and over, and then we’re like, ‘Why isn’t the audience reacting to this?’”

“It used to be that if somebody had a bad idea and you had a good idea, the good idea would win.”

“Oh, no, he doesn’t shoot people in the balls anymore.”

“When I think about writing the X-Men again, I think it would be fun because I think it needs a focus that it hasn’t had…in a few years.”

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