This week on the Capes and Tights Podcast, the crew welcomes comic book creator and writer Jonathan Hedrick to the show to discuss The Recount and more!
Hedrick written and created books such as The Recount for Scout Comics, The Space Cadet for Scout’s Scoot imprint, Freakshow Knight for Second Sight, and self publishing Quicksand via Kickstarter.
The writer has also contributed to the Lower Your Sights comic to be released in September 2022 to benefit the Voices of Children foundation. The comic will be released by Mad Cave Studios and is available for pre-order now with an FOC on August 29.
The Florida native joined the program to discuss comics, but mainly talked The Recount and his latest one-shot The Recount: Preamble. The initial four-issue series was illustrated by Gabriel Ibarra-nunez with the one-shot art by Ruben Gil.
The Recount was optioned for a feature film by KadinCreative & Motor Content in the Fall of 2021 with Peter Landesman (Concussion, Kill the Messenger, Parkland) set to direct and Nick Jones Jr. to co-write along with Landesman. The two discuss the comic being picked up by a director and updates everyone on the status of the project including a script and shopping the film around.
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About Jonathan Hedrick’s The Recount
When the US President is assassinated by one of his own security detail, a female Secret Service agent named Bree Barto must protect the Vice President at all costs from a mass conspiracy by a group calling themselves ‘The Masses’. With nowhere to turn and no one to trust, these two women with completely opposing political views and beliefs must work together to preserve what’s left of American democracy.
Preamble is set years before the shocking events of the original series, Preamble details the life of Phil Pontus, the tragic death of his mother, his military service and subsequent decision to enter politics, his assent to the office of Vice President, and the terrible events that culminated in his assumption of leadership of a terrorist group known only as “The Masses.”
Grab the original series or pick up Preamble at your local comic book shop or read digitally on ComiXology.
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