Spy stories are spy stories. And yet we still love them. There’s just something about spies that sits well in our hearts. Because in the end, spy stories are about an individual overcoming a situation where everything is stacked against them. So while spy stories might have a lot of the same elements running through them, there’s a big variety in how those elements are used and woven in and out of each other.
Listen in as Cory Byrd from Byrds Eye View Comics helps to take a look at Golgo 13 Top Secret Episode. We discuss his connection to the Japanese culture, manga in general, and Golgo 13 means in the grand scheme of history.
Learn such things as:
- How long can a single comic run last?
- When can being a genre piece really help with getting into a franchise?
- Does it matter if a foreign audience doesn’t have any idea that a game is even based on a licensed property?
You can find the guest on Twitter @ByrdsEye76, Instagram @ByrdsEyeOfficial, and of course his website Byrds Eys View Comics.
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A big thanks to Piecing it Together, as well as Luke Who’s Talking for the promos today.
Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who is afraid of underwater levels.