The Hall H Show podcast talked with Jason Inman, about his new non-fiction book, Super Soldiers: A Salute to the Comic Book Heroes and Villains Who Fought for Their Country. This episode is also available on Google Play, iTunes, Stitcher, iHeart Radio and Spotify. The Hall H Show is hosted by Aaron Nabus and Alex Benedicto and is the “Voice of Independent Creators.”
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For episode 69, I got a chance to chat with someone that I’m a huge fan of. This comic book creator, writer and podcast host has also been on the podcast previously, all the way back on episode 8 (along with his wife and Jupiter Jet co-creator, Ashley Victoria Robinson), welcome back to the show, Jason Inman!
Both Jason and Ashley are also hosts of not only one of my favorite geek and pop culture podcasts…but one of my favorite podcasts overall, Geek History Lesson!
Jason recently wrote his first non-fiction book, Super Soldiers: A Salute to the Comic Book Heroes and Villains Who Fought for Their Country and like Geek History Lesson, not only was I fully entertained, but I learned something too! He covered sixteen soldiers, some that I knew about like Captain America, some that I didn’t, like Gravedigger and some I was surprised to find, like Beetle Bailey.
But don’t just take it from me…here is what Dan Aykroyd, the actor and writer of Ghostbusters and The Blues Brothers had to say:
“Jason Inman provides a manual which utilizes and analyzes subtext to offer psychological profiles of our favorite superheroes, viewed in the context of their fictional experiences as warriors and veterans in the US armed forces. He demonstrates vividly and entertainingly how the superhero pantheon is firmly rooted in the disciplines, lore, and traditions of American combatants throughout history. The creators of all these characters took a good look at real-life military heroes for their inspiration, and now Mr. Inman makes this link clear.”
While I enjoyed learning about each character’s military perspective and the reflection of society in each of their respective times in history, perhaps what I loved even more are Jason’s personal anecdotes of his own U.S. Army experiences in the Iraq. There are some very heartfelt moments in this book!
Super Soldiers is available now for purchase (there is a Kindle and paperback version) on Amazon and if you will be in the Los Angeles, CA area on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 11am to 12:30pm, he will be doing a book signing at Earth 2 Comics in Sherman Oaks.
I hope you enjoy my conversation with Jason Inman!
Thunder Round Questions
If you had a choice to paint what ever you wanted on the three murals in you your barracks, what would you have painted?
Which hero in your book do you feel the most empathy for? Frank Castle
In the Isaiah Bradley chapter, you talk about all the injections you received in the military and that none have turned you into a soldier soldier…yet. If one day, you became a super soldier out of the blue, what powers would you want…and what would be your name?
If you were able to see and talk to the three boys you mention in the book, what would you say to them?
What superhero mentioned in your book would you want as your “battle buddy”?
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Thanks again for listening to my conversation with one of my favorite indie comic book creators and podcast hosts, Jason Inman! And thanks again to Jason for coming on the show!
I loved his book and I think you will too. I devoured it in less than 24 hours!
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Peace, cheers and don’t stop creating!