Off Panel #62: Future Shock with Sara Kenney and Karen Berger

Writer Sara Kenney and editor Karen Berger come onto the show this week to talk their new Image Comics title, Surgeon X. The pair shares what the book is all about, its origin story, how Berger joined up and what made it the one she wanted to return to comics with, the learning curve in going from film/TV to comics and from DC/Vertigo to Image, how the rest of the creative team – artist John Watkins, colorist James Devlin and letterer Jared K. Fletcher – joined the book, balancing realism with entertainment value, and a discussion about why having app for the comic was a move they wanted to do.

You can find Sara and Karen on Twitter, Surgeon X on its website, and the first issue of the series this Wednesday at comic shops everywhere.

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Header image is from a Surgeon X image compiled by Kotaku with art by John Watkiss. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.