When Pól and I started this podcast almost a year and a half ago, I had no idea how much of an impact this show would have on me.
I’ve loved comic book my entire life. I can’t remember a time in my life when comics weren’t my favorite storytelling medium. But doing this show, I’ve somehow found a way of loving them even more. Doing this show has broadened my tastes, introduced me to excellent stories, series, and to some very talented artists and writers.
Much of this due to my partnership with the irreplaceable Pól Rua. Without him, this podcast would not have been possible. Of all of the people I’ve ever met, no one matches Pól’s enthusiasm, passion and knowledge about comics, their history and their potential.
So many of my favorite comics were first recommended to me by Pól. And because of my partnership with him through this podcast, I have a far greater appreciation for the comics that I was already enjoying.
That makes this next part extremely difficult to say.
Three months ago, I got a new job and have been working full time hours for the first time in years. And the constraint on my time make recording and editing multiple podcasts a month impossible. And I’m heartbroken to say that Mike and Pól Save the Universe! is ending.
This was not an easy decision, and one I have not taken lightly.
Rest assured that our archived episodes will remain online, should you want to re-listen to them.
To our listeners, it has been a pleasure and and honor to know that so many of you have discovered some great new comics because of our show. For the past year, one of my (and Pól’s) greatest joys has been hearing that you’d tried and loved something we’d mentioned on one of our episodes. And I will miss hearing your feedback and thank you for sticking with us!
To Pól, I want to say thank you for one of the best working relationships of my life and your friendship. I know that we’ll continue to work together on other projects for years to come.
It’s been a great year and we’ll miss you guys!
— Mike Gillis
May 22, 2014