Off Panel #4: Constructive Comics Criticism with Oliver Sava

The AV Club comic critic joins to talk recent changes at Marvel and DC

In this week’s episode of’s weekly creator-centric podcast Off Panel, David brings on someone who isn’t a creator, but a journalist like him. It’s Oliver Sava from AV Club, one of the best and brightest in the comic critic game. Oliver joins the show to talk about Marvel’s All-New All-Different future, how the #DCYou is shaping up, the rapid recent changes in comics, the value of diversity in creators and comics, and much more. It’s a sprawling conversation about what both David and Oliver would like to see more of in comics.

Oliver is a writer at AV Club where he talks comics and TV. You can find his work here. Follow him on Twitter if you dare, as he shares his thoughts on the latest happenings in comics.

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Cover art from “Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.” by Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen and “Hellboy” by Mike Mignola. Intro music is Yo La Tengo’s “Periodically Double or Triple”, used with their permission (if they remember…I swear it’s true YLT!).