Award-winning author, and Editor-in-Chief of The Beat, Heidi MacDonald, joins Badr for Ep. 410 to talk about her 40 yr career in comics, how comics journalism has evolved throughout the years, her time as an editor for Disney and DC, and the state of the comic industry today and what can be done to save it

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  • Career milestones – 11:34
  • The duties of a comic book editor vs Editor-in-chief – 21:56
  • The state of the comic industry – 42:49
  • The history of The Beat (aka Comics Beat) – 57:52
  • Heidi’s Comic Mt. Rushmore – 1:05:47
  • Heidi’s advice for aspiring writers – 01:14:45


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