Writer Jed MacKay joins the podcast to talk about his path to comics and current titles in The Avengers, Doctor Strange, and Moon Knight. MacKay discusses problem solving, what guides his schedule, his earliest comics, his approach as a storyteller, following a big run, Steve McNiven’s Moon Knight covers, learning comics on the job, Nick Lowe’s impact, Black Cat #1’s area of effect, his starting points for a title, his approach to Moon Knight, the space he got on Doctor Strange, writing a Marvel #1, the shared universe, working with artists, where he wants to go next, and more.
You can find MacKay on Twitter and his work in the upcoming The Avengers, Doctor Strange, and Moon Knight.
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