The Seeds by Ann Nocenti and David Aja


The Storied Arcs podcast logo overlayed on the variant cover for The Seeds by Ann Nocenti and David AjaIn this episode, Mike and Alex take a look at the creative team behind their next one-shot deep dive, The Seeds. They discuss the influential career of Karen Berger and the name-brand power she brought to Dark Horse with her Berger Books imprint, as well as the the works of legendary writer/editor Ann Nocenti and artist extraordinaire David Aja. Then they pitch you on why The Seeds is some advanced-level reading and why it it was worthy of discussion on the show.

Go find The Seeds from Berger Books at your local comic shop or public library and join us next week for another one-shot discussion episode!


“Repeat a lie often enough, it takes on the illusion of truth.”

In this one-shot episode, Mike and Alex dig deep into The Seeds by Ann Nocenti and David Aja from Berger Books. They break down the myriad of themes presented in the book (and there are a lot of them) and explore how effectively each one was managed and presented. Is this comic an ecological commentary on humanity’s relationship with the natural world? Is it mocking our over-reliance on and addiction to technology? Is it a story about star-crossed lovers looking for acceptance and belonging? Or is it about ethics in end-of-the-world journalism? Listen in to hear the guys gush over all things David Aja and find out why the answer to all of those questions is “yes.”

Thanks for joining us for another special one-shot episode! We’ll be back next week with another great book. See you then!