Soule’s law

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PRAC­TIS­ING law is cer­tainly time-con­sum­ing. Prac­tis­ing law while also writ­ing seven monthly comics fea­tur­ing the likes of Su­per­man, Won­der Woman and She-Hulk seems like an un­wieldy task, but that’s the cur­rent work­load for Brook­lynite Charles Soule.

“I think (it’s) be­cause they’re so dif­fer­ent that I’m able to do it,” Soule says. “If all were a weird hor­ror book or a su­per­hero ro­mance book, it would be very dif­fi­cult be­cause you’re hit­ting the same beats, can­ni­bal­is­ing yourself with each book.”

amNewYork spoke with Soule to get his thoughts about his comics and their pop cul­ture ana­logues:

Su­per­man/Won­der Woman: “(This) is a gi­gan­tic su­per­hero ac­tion story that hap­pens to have the two lead char­ac­ters in a ro­mance. The com­par­i­son I like to use is The Em­pire Strikes Back, be­cause you have a fan­tas­tic, grip­ping ac­tion ad­ven­ture, but you also have a blos­som­ing ro­mance be­tween Han Solo and Princess Leia.”

Red Lanterns: “Your anal­ogy for (this is) Sons Of An­ar­chy ... A bunch of space aliens who ... have formed them­selves into an

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al­most space biker gang and they’re pa­trolling around Earth try­ing to keep bad things from hap­pen­ing.”

Swamp Thing: “Swamp Thing is al­most like a strange book, done pur­posely. It has some el­e­ments of hor­ror (and) strange fan­tasy in it. The way it plays out, it’s al­most like Twin Peaks.”

Let­ter 44: “West Wing meets Alien. A po­lit­i­cal sci­ence fic­tion thriller about a pres­i­dent who comes into of­fice (and) dis­cov­ers the pre­vi­ous pres­i­dent found aliens in an as­ter­oid belt and cov­ered it up.”

She-Hulk: “The Good Wife, but with su­per­heroes.”

Thun­der­bolt: “A big, dark ac­tion-ad­ven­ture thriller. Ev­ery­one on the team is a mur­derer or a killer of one stripe or an­other, who are all try­ing to get to­gether. I guess it’s kind of like The Avengers, but very self­ish.”

In­hu­man: “Ba­si­cally Game Of Thrones with su­per­heroes in it.” – McClatchy-Tri­bune In­for­ma­tion Ser­vices

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