On the heels of penning his latest Marvel comic book series, ‘The Spine-Tingling Spider-Man,’ Eisner Award winning comic book author Saladin Ahmed met up with One Detroit Editor Chris Jordan at Vault of Midnight Comics for a wide ranging discussion about his upcoming new Spider-Man series, writing other Marvel comics, his independent work and more.

The Detroit-based comic book author shares more about writing Marvel’s “Ms. Marvel,” “Black Bolt,” and “Miles Morales: Spider-Man” comic series, as well as his own original series “Abbott,” a supernatural mystery that takes place in 1970s-era Detroit. Jordan and Ahmed also talk at length about Ahmed’s recently launched independent comic website, Copper Bottle, his philosophy behind writing stories representative of the audiences reading his work, and how being based in metro Detroit has influenced his writing.

Ahmed discusses the role he believes comic books play in sparking conversations around real-world issues and discussions of diversity, inclusion and representation both on and off the page. Check out the full 40-minute extended interview below.

 

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