WCPE Episode 099 – For May 18, 2016 – Remembering Darwyn Cooke

cooke splashIn the words of Peaches and/or Herb, we are reunited and it feels so good. Cullen, Jerry, and John are back in the studio TOGETHER to record this week.

However, it’s a somber reunion, as we share our thoughts of memories of the late Darwyn Cooke, who passed away last weekend from cancer. Cooke had a distinctive style to his characters, which could be seen in The New Frontier to Selena’s Big Score to The Spirit. He reminded us constantly that it’s OK for our heroes to smile, and for the comics to be fun.

The passing of Cooke from cancer is a brutal reminder of why an organization like The Hero Initiative is so important. We have volunteered our time for Hero for more than a decade, trying to raise awareness and funds. At the bottom of every podcast post, there is a link to the Hero Initiative website. We encourage you to visit the site, find out more about the organization, and find ways to make a donation.

If clicking the link seems like too much work, then stop by the Hero Initiative table (#428) this weekend at Planet Comicon and see us! You can make a donation there, score some cool product, and meet artist Karl Moline.

As a reminder, we do have a few panels this weekend that we would love for you to attend.

Friday, May 20:

  • 4 PM – Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! panel – Room 2503 – Hosted by WCPE
  • 6 PM – Jason on Jason Spotlight: Jason Aaron and Jason Latour – Room 2503 – Hosted by Cullen

Saturday, May 21:

  • 2 PM – Marvel: Your Universe – Room 2503 – Hosted by Jerry
  • 4 PM – When Cartoons and Comics Meet – Room 2505A – Hosted by Jerry

Sunday, May 22:

  • 11 AM – Ponies & Godzilla: Licensed Comic Books are Awesome! – Room 2503 – Hosted by John
  • NOON – Harley Quinn and El Diablo: From Page to Screen – Room 2503 – Hosted by John
  • 2 PM – Secrets of Comic Book Writing – Room 2503 – Hosted by Cullen

Check out the Planet Comicon website for an up-to-date listing of all guests, panels, and events going on in just seven days!

As always, we are the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER!, and we hope you enjoy the show.

The Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! is proudly sponsored by Clint’s Comics. Clint’s is located at 3941 Main in Kansas City, Missouri, and is open Monday through Saturday. Whether it is new comics, trade paperbacks, action figures, statues, posters, or T-shirts, owner Jim Cavanaugh and his friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you find whatever it is that you need. You should also know that Clint’s has the most extensive collection of back issues in the metro area. If you need to find a particular book to finish the run of a title, head on down to Clint’s or check out their website at clintscomics.com. Tell them that the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! sent you.

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