Off Panel #170: Total Eclipse of the Heart with Alejandro Arbona

In this week’s episode of Off Panel, editor and writer Alejandro Arbona joins the show to talk his path to comics and his current work as a freelance editor on books like Lazarus, The Old Guard and Black Magick. Arbona discusses his time at Wizard Magazine, interviewing Alan Moore, how he got to Marvel, how he approaches editing, Lazarus’s new format breaks down, working with Warren Simons, Fantastic Four: Isla de la Muerte, chupacabras, why he’s still editing comics, the differences between editing for a company and as a freelancer, whether Lazarus is a different beast than the other Rucka books, Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network, his upcoming book about video games, and more, before diving into five questions about Alejandro Arbona, the person.

You can find Arbona on Twitter and his work in comics like Lazarus, The Old Guard, Black Magick and Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network, as well as in his upcoming book, Awesome Minds: Video Game Creators.

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Header image is from Black Magick #7, art by Nicola Scott. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.