Off Panel #119: If They Be Worthy with Jason Aaron

On this week’s episode of Off Panel, writer Jason Aaron joins the show to talk his work and process. Aaron discusses how he balances his workload, his writing process, the difference between creator-owned and for-hire, the impact of a good editor, how far he planned out his Thor run, why the major story beats of his Thor run appealed to him, the Nick Fury mystery beat, whether he misses tackling smaller, more finite stories, turning the Legacy one-shot into a cohesive story, how his work differs (or doesn’t) from artist to artist, his personal connection to Scalped, whether Southern Bastards feel like a different beast than his other creator-owned books, the community building of letters columns, growing up in a small town and its impact on his relationship with comics, Alabama football, and more.

You can find Aaron on Twitter, on his website, and in The Mighty Thor, Southern Bastards, The Goddamned, and this week’s Marvel Legacy one-shot.

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Header image is from teaser art for Marvel Legacy #1, with art by Mike Deodato, Jr.. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.