A graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State, Joseph Kyle Schmidt is a storyteller. When he was four he met his favorite basketball coach, George Karl, who was a jerk and refused to give him an autograph—he’s been a pale shade of himself since that day. His dreams of going pro dashed, Joe then began writing about pretend wrestlers in online fan forums. He’s been wielding the pen ever since. Joe is a writer, journalist, critic, podcaster, filmmaker, and LEGO enthusiast, at least partially responsible for the vinyl resurgence (he’s very sorry about that). Ask him about Batman being the worst if you have hours to spare.