Episode 37: A Thousand Talents with Brandon Jerwa



Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is writer extraordinaire Brandon Jerwa!

On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:
-The Albert Brooks-esque voice of our guest!
-Grant Morrison re-contextualizing "The Killing Joke!"
-Matt and Brian debating the saddest songs of all time!
Let’s meet our guest, shall we?



Brandon Jerwa is a writer, living in Seattle, Washington. Brandon has written a ton of licensed books, from "G.I. Joe," to "Battlestar Galactica" to "Stargate!" He has also written for DC ( including "Inferno" backups in "The Shield," and a story in "JSA 80-Page Giant 2010"), done an original graphic novel for Vertigo ("Shooters"), and Ronin ("Hope: New Orelans"). He is currently writing "Vampirella" for Dynamite Comics and "Frost" for Monkeybrain Comics. He is also part of the "BJ Shea's Geek Nation" podcast, and can be found being hilarious on Twitter (@jerwa).

As always, your hosts are:



Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” "Morning Glories Academy Study Hall" (both backmatter for the Image Comics series "Morning Glories") and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls" “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

You can interact with the show in all sorts of ways – first of all, please rate, review and subscribe to the show in iTunes. You can email us at thehourcosmic@tellmesomething.org. You can follow the hosts on Twitter - @chadbowers, @brianneedsanap, and @mattisnotarobot - and while on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #TheHourCosmic - or tweet the shot directly @thehourcosmic. You can check out our website at thehourcosmic.com, as well as the websites of our corporate overlords at multiversitycomics.com and tellmesomething.org. We, like your mom and that weird kid from high school, are on Facebook, too. Our amazing announcer is Ken Beck – follow him on Twitter and check out his Tumblr. You can check out all of the other great comic shows on the Comics Podcast Network, and you can listen to us anywhere via the Stitcher app.