Connect with us

The Podcast

#17: Ian Rosenberg & Mike Cavallaro – Free Speech Handbook



Free Speech Handbook

Ian Rosenberg and Mike Cavallaro join Justin Soderberg this week on Capes and Tights to discuss their Free Speech Handbook graphic novel.

Free Speech Handbook draws on parallels between 10 seminal Supreme Court cases and current events, Free Speech Handbook creates a practical framework for understanding our free speech protections. The book will be released on November 30, 2021.

The art mixed with talented writing allows for a great way to introduce the subject of free speech to those who don’t want to sit down and read a couple hundred page book with just text.

Be sure to pre-order your copy of the Free Speech Handbook today from or visit!

About Ian Rosenberg

Ian Rosenberg has over twenty years of experience as a media lawyer, and has worked as legal counsel for ABC News since 2003. He graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and magna cum laude from Cornell Law School. Rosenberg is also an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, and teaches media law at Brooklyn College. He is the author of The Fight for Free Speech (NYU Press 2021), which Kirkus called in a starred review, “Essential reading for journalists, political activists, and ordinary citizens alike.”

About Mike Cavallaro

Mike Cavallaro is from New Jersey and has worked in comics and animation since the early 1990s. His comics include Eisner Award–nominated Parade (with fireworks), The Life and Times of Savior 28 (written by J.M. DeMatteis), Foiled and Curses! Foiled Again (written by Jane Yolen), Decelerate Blue (written by Adam Rapp), and the Nico Bravo series (a 2019 New York Public Library Best Books for Kids selection).

Be sure to listen to Capes and Tights chat with Y: The Last Man’s Showrunner and Executive Producer, Eliza Clark.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

The Podcast

Tales of The Walking Dead Season 1 Preview

Tales of The Walking Dead’s six-episode series debuts on August 14, 2022.



Tales of The Walking Dead
(AMC / Skybound)

The world of The Walking Dead gets another spin-off this August on AMC with the premiere of Tales of The Walking Dead.

The latest Walking Dead show is an episodic anthology series based on new and existing characters within The Walking Dead universe on AMC that is set to premiere on AMC on August 14, 2022. Tales of the Walking Dead was created by Scott M. Gimple and Channing Powell.

The spin-off stars stars Anthony Edwards as Dr. Everett, Parker Posey as Blair, Jillian Bell as Gina, Terry Crews as Joe, Olivia Munn as Evie, Poppy Liu as Amy, Danny Ramirez as Eric, Daniella Pineda as Idalia, Jessie T. Usher as Devon, Samantha Morton as Dee / Alpha, Loan Chabanol, Embeth Davidtz, Gage Munroe, Lauren Glazier, and Matt Medrano.

The first two episodes are scheduled to premiere on AMC+ on August 14, as episodes are to stream on the service a week early from the second onward.

Tales of The Walking Dead is the fourth series based in this universe following spin-offs Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead World Beyond.

What is The Walking Dead?

The Walking Dead is an America horror television universe which started as a single series on AMC in October 2010. The series is based on the comic book by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The first issue of said comic book series released on Image Comics in October 2003 and ran until issue 193 in July 2019.

The comic book series focuses on Rick Grimes, a Kentucky deputy who is shot in the line of duty and awakens from a coma in a zombie apocalypse that has resulted in a state-wide quarantine. After joining with some other survivors, he gradually takes on the role of leader of a community as it struggles to survive the zombie apocalypse. The Walking Dead received the 2007 and 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series at San Diego Comic-Con International.

Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln, was the focus of the hit television series for many years. Lincoln left the series in 2018 after appearing on 108 episodes. A new limited mini-series will release in 2023 focusing on Grimes and his television love interest Michonne.

Tales of The Walking Dead Trailer

Continue Reading

The Podcast

#54: Steve Mardo – Comic Book Artist

The Capes and Tights Podcast welcomes Steve Mardo to the show for episode 54. Mardo is a comic book artist and creator from New England.



Steve Mardo
(Steve Mardo / Justin Soderberg)

The Capes and Tights Podcast welcomes Steve Mardo to the show for episode 54. Mardo is a comic book artist and creator from New England.

Mardo is the artist for Black Caravan’s Epic Tavern – Tales From The Fantastical Crime Unit from writer Shawn French with colors by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles legend Steve Lavigne. The one-shot is based off the Epic Tavern video game created by French and Hyperkinetic Studios, available in beta on Steam.

“Angel is a Centaur Foal.” Hard-boiled detective Victor Marshall finds himself partnered with idealistic young necromancer Emilia Mortalis and her crew of undead animal pals to investigate the disappearance of a young centaur in this official adaptation of the video game Epic Tavern. The series follows the adventures of an overworked agency in the fantasy realm of Beor tasked with investigating crimes committed by supernatural and mythological creatures. Hidden within are clues for unlocking bonus content in Epic Tavern, including a new Final Boss battle and the most powerful artifact in the game.

Steve Mardo has also worked on Joseph Schmalke‘s Murder Hobo comic book and more. His work has also been used for the Bangor Comic and Toy Con‘s promotion poster in 2022. Look for more from Mardo coming in 2023 with projects yet-to-be announced. Steve will be at NecronomiCon in Providence, RI from August 18-21, as well as the 2022 Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland from September 16-18.

Episode #54: Steve Mardo – Comic Book Artist

Continue Reading

The Podcast

#53: David Harper Returns – SKTCHD and Off Panel

David Harper returns to the show to discuss comics,, Off Panel and more!



David Harper SKTCHD Off Panel

David Harper returns to the Capes and Tights Podcast for episode 53 to discuss the wonderful, crazy and sometimes downright confusing world of comic books. Harper is the founder and owner of SKTCHD and the Off Panel Podcast.

SKTCHD is a subscription based comic book site designed to approach comics and the world around them from a unique perspective, taking deeper, research-driven dives into the stories behind the comics and the people who make them. It is also meant to be a community of people who don’t just want to look at the stories in comics, but extending into the ones that are just as interesting taking place outside of them. More than anything, it is a place where comics and their creators are celebrated, and where we’re reminded that it takes a lot of people to make these stories we love.

Off Panel is a weekly comics interview podcast hosted by Harper that gets the story behind the stories and creators we love, as well as the broader comic book industry. David has hosted over 350 episodes with guests such as Brian K. Vaughn (Saga), James Tynion IV (Something Is Killing The Children, The Closet), Tillie Walden (Clementine), Charles Soule + Ryan Browne (Eight Billion Genies, Curse Words), Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland, Twig), Chip Zdarsky (Public Domain, Daredevil), and many more.

Not only does David host comic book creators, Harper invites comic store owners, distributors and special guests to discuss the inner workings comic book sales. His podcast is truly an all encompassing comic show. If you are a fan of comic books, this podcast is a must listen.

The Capes and Tights crew discusses many comic book topics including single issue comics, digital comics, Substack, Patreon, a little basketball and so much more.

Harper hails from the great State of Alaska, he last appeared on the podcast back in episode 12.

David’s long-form and in-depth pieces on his website are an excellent source for comic book knowledge. Subscribe today for a seven-day free trail and check out the content.

EPISODE #53: David Harper – SKTCHD and Off Panel

Continue Reading

Podcast Episodes

Tales of The Walking Dead Tales of The Walking Dead
The Podcast4 days ago

Tales of The Walking Dead Season 1 Preview

Tales of The Walking Dead's six-episode series debuts on August 14, 2022.

Steve Mardo Steve Mardo
The Podcast6 days ago

#54: Steve Mardo – Comic Book Artist

The Capes and Tights Podcast welcomes Steve Mardo to the show for episode 54. Mardo is a comic book artist...

David Harper SKTCHD Off Panel David Harper SKTCHD Off Panel
The Podcast2 weeks ago

#53: David Harper Returns – SKTCHD and Off Panel

David Harper returns to the show to discuss comics,, Off Panel and more!

Ms. Marvel Podcast 52 Ms. Marvel Podcast 52
Marvel3 weeks ago

#52: Ms. Marvel TV Series Review

This week on the Capes and Tights Podcast, Adam Morrisette and Justin Soderberg discuss Ms. Marvel, the latest Disney+ television series.

Jonathan Hedrick The Recount Jonathan Hedrick The Recount
The Podcast4 weeks ago

#51: Jonathan Hedrick – Comic Writer, The Recount

This week on the Capes and Tights Podcast, the crew welcomes comic book creator and writer Jonathan Hedrick to the show to...

Multiverse of Madness Multiverse of Madness
The Podcast1 month ago

#50: Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness Review

This week on Capes and Tights, Justin Soderberg and Adam Morrisette breakdown the latest addition the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor...

Obi-Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan Kenobi
Star Wars1 month ago

#49: Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Review

Capes and Tights hosts, Adam Morrisette and Justin Soderberg, are here to discuss Obi-Wan Kenobi, the latest Disney+ Star Wars...

Thor Thor
The Podcast2 months ago

#48: Thor Movie Reviews & Thor Love and Thunder Preview

This week on Capes and Tights, Adam Morrisette and Justin Soderberg discuss the first three Thor films and previewing Love...

Variant Covers Variant Covers
Comics2 months ago

#47: Variant Covers with Paul Eaton

Paul Eaton of Galactic Comics and Collectibles returns for another episode of Capes and Tights. Paul and Justin Soderberg discuss...

Morbius Morbius
The Podcast2 months ago

#46: Morbius Movie Review

Capes and Tights returns for another movie review. This time around the crew discusses the latest Sony’s Spider-Man Universe film,...