Episode 50: Donovan v. Jaden with Vivek Tiwary

Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is writer of "The Fifth Beatle," Vivek Tiwary!

On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

- A project 21 years in the making!
- The battle of the Smith offspring!
- Superman dancing and...well, you've gotta just listen!

Let's meet our guest, shall we?

Vivek Tiwary is writer of comics and a film/theatre producer living in New York City. Having brought Green Day's American Idiot to Broadway, been on the board for Valiant Comics, and winning a few Tonys, you'd think he'd be resting on his laurels, right? Wrong - he spent more than half of his life researching the story of Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles, and has collaborated with Andrew Robinson and Kyle Baker to make "The Fifth Beatle," a new original graphic novel from Dark Horse, that will also be a film. Check out the website for The Fifth Beatle," and follow him on Twitter (@VivekJTiwary).

As always, your hosts are:

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.

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.

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