Listeners, what is best in life? Eh...fuggedaboutit. On this episode of FW Presents, Ryan Daly welcomes Andrew Leyland back to discuss SAVAGE SWORD OF CRIMINAL by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. This special magazine-sized chapter of Brubaker and Phillips' acclaimed hardboiled Criminal series is a love letter to Marvel's Savage Sword of Conan from the '70s.

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Music this episode: "I Fought the Law" by The Bobby Fuller Four; "Anvil of Crom" by Basil Poledouris; "The Fun Lovin' Criminal" by Fun Lovin' Criminals.

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6 responses to “Find Your Joy: SAVAGE SWORD OF CRIMINAL

  1. Great show guys, always happy to hear from Andy.

    I bought this magazine as well, mostly because of the aesthetic. I really need to get to FADE OUT–a noir set in Hollywood? Right up my alley.

    I REALLY need to get started on that b/w magazine show…

    1. Let me know if/when you start THE FADE OUT. We can start a reading club!

      Also, a thousand times yes to the Marvel Mag Cast.

      1. I’ve been collecting all the Brubaker/Phillips stuff as I think they make a great team and would heartily recommend the Fade Out and Fatale, as well, if you don’t mind a little supernatural with your noir.

  2. Well done on the show, gents. I picked this comic up when it came out and really enjoyed that pastiche of Conan. The scenes with the son felt like a gut punch to me as you can kind of see where it’s going and helps give the later timeline Criminal more context and characterization.

    I would definitely listen to a Deadly Hands of Criminal show!

    1. Just the ‘70s generally. Special effects technology was emerging but hadn’t superseded story. I still think it’s the best decade for film.

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