Is nobody going to talk about Dr. Mara Wood leaving the weekly podcast!?
You beat me to it, as I was going to post something here this evening in advance of my proper on-air farewell to The Good Doctor.
As I said on this week's show, Dr. Mara Wood came on board during some tumultuous times, and with her brilliant organizational skills and a great passion for comics, both in concert with her academic outlook on the four-color medium, she brought something new and fresh to the Talking Comics podcast.
More importantly, Mara is simply an amazingly caring and giving person, and having gotten the chance to meet her at the last NYCC, she is even more "Mara-velous" in person!
She will be missed!
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2017 12:39:46 GMT -5 by Bob Reyer
Definitely a loss to the show but a gain for the world in general.
Most notably for me was the volume, depth and variety of her reading was very much appreciated. I always feel the show is at its best when the team is challenging you to try new books from different genre's, Mara brought a passion & knowledge of manga which was really impressive.
Keep pushing the gems hidden away in previews & the show will remain true to its heart.
To Mara all the very best and a genuine thank you for having the courage to step up when needed & keep this wagon rolling. Looking forward to see where TC goes now in the capable hands of Cap'n Steve or is that Pirate... [never miss a chance for a Dodgeball reference, it's the Law]
Meeting someone halfway when you are completely wrong is only part of the journey [BatFonz, 2013]
It is going to be impossible to replace those special insights that Dr. Mara brought our way, as she is a most singular person!
What we can promise is that we will always try to push the boundaries of what we all read, hoping to find those books that too often go unnoticed...that, and to try to get Mara to do bi-monthly shows about Manga and Star Wars!
Last Edit: Mar 14, 2017 9:55:29 GMT -5 by Bob Reyer
Post by BarefootRoot on Mar 14, 2017 22:01:35 GMT -5
bummer Mara is leaving, but sometimes difficult choices must be made. Best of luck to her going forward!
I AM excited to see what Steve has in store when he takes the helm. Many of the books I have enjoyed the most over the last couple years have been books he brought up in either the lightning round or books of the week.
I was sad to hear Mara was leaving she definitely had some good insight into the books she discussed and was very good at highlighting some Manga books. I loved that she was so passionate about Star Wars and Wonder Woman and pushed to get her enthusiasm about those books across to all of us listening. Gonna miss her best of luck as she studies and works toward her goal.