Welcome to The i Word, the official podcast of Image Comics, hosted by David Brothers. In creator-owned comics, the creator is the real star, and the goal of the podcast is to not just talk comics with one creator at a time, but to give you a chance to see what influences them, too. For the first half of the show, we'll talk about their comics work. We'll discuss their process, collaborators, upcoming work, and other things related to their books. After that's done, we'll switch gears and talk about something they're passionate about, be it sports, video games, movies, or obscure b-sides from an ultra-specific microgenre of music. This week, we're speaking to Nelson Blake II, the co-creator of ROMULUS, debuting this week from Top Cow Productions. Nelson's a big fan of the NBA 2k video game franchise, and even podcasts with the developers sometimes.
ROMULUS stars Ashlar, a young woman trained by a secret society to serve their will. She eventually recognizes that her masters are evil, quits her position, and takes the war right to their doorstep for the good of humanity. In the latter half of the show, Nelson discusses his NBA 2k fandom, and the joys of MyCareer mode.
ROMULUS #1 is available tomorrow.