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Issue #103 – “Adaptations” (w/ Heath Corson)

Issue #103 – “Adaptations” (w/ Heath Corson)

In this week’s issue we are joined by writer of DC comics and animation Heath Corson! Heath’s writing credits include the films “Justice League: War”, “Batman: Assault on Arkham”, “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis” and the six issue Bizarro comic miniseries! We are so happy to have him on to talk all about comic book adaptations! Whether from comics to film/animation or from other stories into comics!

Intro Music by Aaron Barry

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SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Josh Gill)

Meet Heath Corson

(2:57) Getting started in comicbooks

(9:10) Transitioning the love of comicbooks in to a career

(14:45) Pitching and writing Justice League: War

(20:48) Justice League Action and Bizarro

(26:58) Multiversal Bizarro and the continuation of the Bizarro series

(31:23) Adapting a pre-existing property



(39:56) Direct one-to-one adaptations or loosely based adaptations?

(47:00) Which comicbook would you like to see a film or animation adaptation?

(52:48) Are DC animated shows more often adaptations of story-arcs or more separate stories?  Do animated story-arcs influence comicbook arcs?

(58:29) Was The Killing Joke adapted TOO faithfully?

(1:03:19) How awesome would a Green Lantern/Green Arrow team up adaptation be?

(1:04:42) Who is next on the list of “it’s never going to happen” list?

(1:08:46) What makes Batman: Noel a good version of The Christmas Carol?

(1:13:14) Thoughts on taking a non-serialized property and expanding it.


Dial Doc

(1:23:45) Crime Apple

(1:24:34) Kara Van

(1:25:14) Caturday


Characters, Places, Things

Harley Quinn (DCAU) (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Hawkman (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Legion of Superheroes (PreZeroHour) (PostZeroHour)

Legion of Substitute Heroes

Martian Manhunter (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Plastic Man (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)


Recommended Reading and Viewing

Batman: Assault on Arkham

Batman: Dark Knight Returns (Novel) (Film)

Batman: Heart of Ice

Batman: The Killing Joke (Novel) (Film)

Batman: Long Halloween

Batman: Noel

Bizarro Vol 1

DC Blue Ribbon Digest Vol 1

Green Lantern: Emerald Twilight

Justice League International Vol 1

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (Film)

Justice League: Tower of Babel

Justice League: Doom

Justice League: War

Justice League Action – Booray for Bizarro

Kingdom Come

Seven Soldiers of Victory

Superman: For All Seasons



Aim High (TV Series)



Geoff Johns (Twitter) (Website)

Grant Morrison (Twitter) (Instagram) (Website)

Heath Corson (Twitter) (Instagram) (Comic Vine Bio)

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