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Dumb Nerds is a podcast hosted by comedian, Cassi Jerkins. Each week Cassi has a different funny guest on to talk about a smart topic they’re both too dumb for. The guest has the honor of picking a topic she or he is passionate about but is clearly no expert in. Topics range from Greek Mythology, Body Farms, How to Buy a House and so much more! Come learn with Cassi and friends! Or at the very least, laugh at how dumb these nerds are!


Today’s Dumb Nerds’ guest is Mark David Christenson (“I Will Watch Anything Once” Podcast) and he comes on to talk about his love for the comic book series, “Saga”. “Saga” was created and written by Brian K Vaughan and the awesome artwork is done by Fiona Staples. Instead of going into spoilers and the full story of “Saga”, Dave encourages listeners to go out there and pick up a copy at their local comic book store! Cassi and Dave talk about the beginning of the series, some of the characters, some controversy in the artwork like in Issue #12 and the cover of the very first “Saga”issue. They also talk about the distribution company Images and how it split from Marvel in 1992. Dave goes into a rant on why he doesn’t buy DC and Marvel comics because of their ad placement. For example, you’re getting into your comic about Superman or Robin and then Nick Lachey from 98 Degrees appears to sell you a Twix bar! Not cool.

They talk the comic book series “Preacher” and compare the great use of narration in “Saga” to the not so great use of narration in the movie “Road to Perdition”.

Dave and Cassi also get into writing, acting and how to give it your all by using advice from such mentors as Stephen King and Bob Odenkirk. They also talk about establishing great partnerships for collaboration and when to do a project solo. Give it a listen and you may find yourself going to your nearest comic book store to pick up “Saga”, and then sitting in front of your computer to begin a writing project of your own.

10. Mark David Christenson & the Saga Comic Book Series

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