Interview with Troy Hickman part 2
Aug 11, 2011 by     4 Comments    Posted In: Interviews, Podcast

In part 2 of our interview with Troy Hickman we discuss a variety of subjects relating to comic books and the comic book industry. Unfortunately the fan questions were eaten by my audio software. I apologize to you and Troy for this snafu. Nonetheless, much interesting conversation was preserved and I am confident you will enjoy listening to this.

On a related note, I recently became aware that Twilight Guardian will not soon be collected in paperback format reportedly due to advance sales not being satisfactory to the publisher. is saddened by this. Twilight Guardian won Pilot Season 2008 for a reason and Common Grounds – also written by Hickman – is considered an evergreen property. The publisher’s lack of confidence in this product is disappointing. I understand the burden of finance that is thrust onto publishers and I realize that Diamond’s monopoly on comics distribution is not an easy issue to contend with. But still, a good comic is a good comic and lord knows we need more good comics on the shelves. Customers tend to wait to buy mini series in softback so advance sales are only part of the equation. If it is in your power to do anything to convince Top Cow to reverse their decision soon, I urge you to do so. If you are on facebook or twitter or other comic book forums, share this post there to spread the word. Finally, If you are a fan of Twilight Guardian or Troy Hickman, leave a comment below stating your intent to purchase a Twilight Guardian paperback edition. Trust me when I say that publishers do see this. So your words will be read. is supportive of independent comics creators and we hope you share this sentiment.

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  • JasonNewcomb August 11, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I would buy a Twilight Guardian TPB.

  • Shayla August 11, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I agree. It’s sad it won’t be in paperback. There was a lot to mull over in this series. It’s not a one time read. Plus I’m a newbie to comic books and am the kind of reader who prefers paperbacks to single issues. If it were to come out in paperback, I’d get it.

  • Amber Love August 11, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I need to listen again and again. I kept getting interrupted. I’m sure anything Troy has to say about the industry and the “women in comics” buzz would be interesting.

  • Chance August 11, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Really good interview. I agree with his position on writers taking over a character. Characters need to progress but an immediate change in a character after being established can ruin a character.