Off Panel #67: The Best Intentions with Tom King

Writer Tom King joins Off Panel this week to talk his work on books like The Vision, The Sheriff of Babylon, The Omega Men and Batman. He talks his experience writing Batman, what appealed to him about comics as a storyteller, his career path, how he’s refined his approach as he went along, the Trilogy of Best Intentions, the “Tom King voice” (or lack thereof), why consistent artistic collaborators were so important for the trilogy, how his artistic collaborator changes how he writes, baking informational structure into his work, how he views continuity, and more.

You can find Tom on Twitter and his work in The Vision, The Sheriff of Babylon and Batman, including the final issues of The Vision and Sheriff over the next two weeks.

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Header image is from The Vision #1, art by Gabriel Hernandez Walta and Jordie Bellaire. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.