#79: Cavan Scott and Nick Brokenshire

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On Episode 79 of the Capes and Tights Podcast, Justin Soderberg is joined by New York Times bestselling author Cavan Scott and artist Nick Brokenshire to discuss their comic book series Dead Seas.

Ghosts are real and dangerous. But they’re also valuable, their ectoplasm capable of curing countless diseases. There’s only one problem: harvesting the wonder drug can be just as deadly. Prisoner Gus Ortiz is willing to take the risk in return for a reduced sentence—anything to see his daughter again. All it will take is a few months at sea scraping ectoplasm off the walls of the Perdition, a floating prison containing the most vicious ghosts on Earth. Surrounded by dark waters, Gus soon realizes that angry spirits are the least of his worries.

Dead Seas has been compared to The Poseidon Adventure meets The Haunting of Hill House. The six-issue series debuted on December 21, 2022 with the second issue hitting shelves on January 25, 2023.

Writer on Dead Seas, Cavan Scott’s work includes novels, television, comic books and award-winning audio dramas. He has written for a large number of high-profile comic book series including Star Wars, Batman, Doctor Who, Assassin’s Creed, Pacific Rim, Transformers, Back to the Future, Star Trek, Vikings, Adventure Time and more. His creator-owned series include the supernatural spy thriller Shadow Service from Vault Comics and The Ward, an urban fantasy medical drama launching this June from Dark Horse Comics.

In 2018, Cavan Scott became one of the five story architects selected to create Lucasfilm’s new multi-media initiative, Star Wars: The High Republic and he is currently writing the ongoing Marvel comic of the same name, as well as numerous novels in the series.

Cavan has written widely in the galaxy far, far away, from the Tales from Vader’s Castle series to the Audie nominated Star Wars Dooku Jedi Lost. He was part of the writing team for Star Wars Kid‘s game show, Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge and co-wrote two original audio dramas for Audible; Sherlock Holmes: The Voice of Treason and The Hound of the Baskervilles, the latter starring Colin Salmon and Stephen Fry as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Cavan Scott was a magazine editor for Future Publishing in the UK, launching a number of successful magazines including Countryfile, based on the hit BBC One series.

He is currently developing a number of original comic book and television properties.

Nick Brokenshire is a comic book artist from Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a writer/artist for IDW Publishing’s Star Wars Adventures, including stories that include Darth Vader, Asajj Ventress, IG-88 and Max Rebo. Brokenshire is also co-creator/artist/colorist of The Once and Future Queen at Dark Horse Comics and has worked on stories and covers for Heavy Metal, 2000AD, Judge Dredd (IDW Publishing) and Robotech (Titan Comics).

Brokenshire has a few groovy irons in the fire that will be revealed in the near future. Also, He’s the frontman of Blues Harvest!

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