Thursday, September 21, 2017

Chip Zdarsky On Sex Criminals Jughead and Marvel Legacy Plans



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Chip's back to talk about where things are in Sex Criminals, His take on Jughead, and lots of Marvel talk about Spider-Man Howard The duck ,and his upcoming Marvel Legacy take on The Thing & Human Torch in Marvel Two In One. 



Greg Pak Returns To Planet Hulk In a New Novel and Marvel Legacy




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Glad to welcome Greg back to talk about the new Planet Hulk Novel and plans for Amadeus Cho to head to the planet Sakaar for his upcoming Marvel Legacy Hulk arc. What does this mean for a return of Bruce Banner?

Also we talk about his great new BOOM! series Mech Cadet Yu with Takeshi Miyazawa, and a new John Wick comic series from Dynamite









Sunday, September 17, 2017

Shelly Bond Unveil's The Black Crown Line From IDW

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What a pleasure to talk with Editor Extraordinaire Shelly Bond. The former Vertigo EIC has a new line of books coming from IDW starting with Kid Lobotomy from Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler. We talk about the new line of books and Shelly's influences and origins at Vertigo

Declan Shalvey Talks Savage Town Marvel and More

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We catch up with Dec and talk about his new Image Graphic Novel Savage Town. The Irish crime drama drops the Wednesday .

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Nick Spencer Secret Empire Wrap Up


Nick is back to discuss the event, the controversies, the marvel universe fall out from the event, and what's next.


Monday, September 11, 2017

A Tribute To Len Wein The Word Balloon Conversations

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We honor the passing of Comics Legend Len Wein, creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine. We look back at his word balloon interviews from 2008 and 2009


Thursday, September 07, 2017

Repost- Art Thibert On The Importance Of Comic Book Inking



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Art has done it all. We talk about Inking Steve Ditko, His work on X-Men books, Leaving Marvel for The Image Revolution, The Crash Of The 90's speculative market, The Rise of The Marvel Ultimate Universe.

And His Current Kickstarter Campaign for his Art Book Oodles OF Doodles



Rod Reis on Guardians Secret Empire & Graduating from Colorist to Full Artist


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Rod is back to talk about his art from Marvel's Secret Empire event, and previews his upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy issue. We talk about his leap from color artist to full fledge painting on books with Nock Spencer Kyle Higgins and Gerry Duggan




Friday, September 01, 2017

Star Trek Discovery Chat With Jason Inman



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We all know Jason from his great DC Access Video work, and his great podcast Geek History Lesson co-hosted with Ashley Victoria Robinson , but Jason is a hardcore Trek fan like me and we preview the new Trek series, plus the Fox parody The Orville and just have a fun Trek Talk.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Happy 100th Birthday Jack Kirby With IDW's Scott Dunbier



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Monday is Jack Kirby's 100th Birthday. Comics have been celebrating The King's centennial all year long. It's the perfect time to chat with IDW editor Scott Dunbier who's behind the excellent series of Artist Edition collections of great works from comic book masters presented in the most naked form of art with corrections and notes on detailed reproductions of the original art pages and covers.

Scott shares info about this year's Kirby releases from IDW including 2 60's Fantastic Four collections and from his DC Fourth World 70s period, The Forever People.

We also discuss the subtle differences of several Kirby inkers from the infamous Vinnie Colletta to fan favorites Chic Stone Joe Sinnott and Mike Royer . Scott also tells us of his own encounters with Jack and his wife Roz, who also inked some of Kirby's work!



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Ed Brisson On Old Man Logan Iron Fist and his favorite Crime Films


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Ed is back on word balloon, though I confess I forgot he was on before to talk about his doomsday preppers series Sheltered.

I've been a fan since his days writing short crime comics in Murder Book, but thrilled that he's with Marvel and doing such great work with Old Man Logan Bullseye and Iron Fist.

We talk about all thsee characters and more in this lively conversation




Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pat Mills and The Secret History Of British Comics Plus Mark Millar's Netflix Deal



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Great Conversation with legendary writer Pat Mills, who's done just about everything in British comics, from creating the 2000AD Megazine to co-developing Judge Dredd with John Wagner., and co creating Marshal Law, The ABC Warriors, Charley's War, and dozens of other series in virtually every genre.

Pat discusses his 2 new books Be Pure Be Vigilant Behave-2000AD and Judge Dredd The Secret History, which documents his career triumphs and frustrations as he created and guided the evolution of British Comics. His other book is a fictional funny crime novel set in the brit comics world of the 1970's Read'Em & Weep Vol 1: Serial Killer co created with his Marshal Law partner Kevin O'Neil . Pat talks frankly about his excitement in getting into the prose publishing business, the British American and French comic markets, why he's  never wanted to write American superheroes, and his thoughts on the past and future film and TV adaptations of Judge Dredd

Then a look at the new deals Robert Kirkman & Mark Millar have made with streaming networks Amazon Prime & Netflix, including a flashback listen to my 2015 talk with Mark about his feelings then about streaming television versus films . Congrats to both creators for pushing comics and television forward with these exciting new deals.



Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Playboy's Comic Book Legacy With Author Patty Farmer



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Author Patty Farmer is back with a new book chronicling the history of Playboy. Her new book Playboy Laughs collects interviews and stories of the Playboy Clubs role in the evolution of stand up comedy . The cultural shift from "Take My Wife...Please" jokes to the "sick" styles of Lenny Bruce Shelly Berman & Bob Newhart, The breakthrough women like Joan Rivers and Lily Tomlin and the comics of color starting with the meteoric rise of Dick Gregory.

Plus Farmer takes an informative look at the cartoonists who were part of Playboy magazines from the start. From Jules Feiffer and Jack Cole to EC comic legends Harvey Kurtzman Jack Davis Al Jaffee Will Elder and more.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Video-Alex Ross Hot Wheels From Mattel

Had a great conversation with The Hot Wheels guys about these fun Alex Ross proto type cars featuring The Justice League


X-Men New Mutants Panel Live From San Diego Comic Con



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We follow up our last episode with Bill Sienkiewicz and his New Mutants retrospective panel from the San Diego Comic Con. Great observations from Bill and wonderful memories and questions from our live audience. Enjoy !


Monday, July 17, 2017

Bill Sienkewicz On Elektra Assasin Daredevil and The New Mutants


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In preparation of our San Diego Comic Con panel this Thursday at 2:30pm (RM24abc) Bill joins us to talk about many of his greatest collaborations in the 80s and 90s. From Chris Claremont with New Mutants , his Daredevil work with Frank Miller, David Mack and Brian Bendis.

You'll hear Bill's origin story, breaking into comics, developing his impressionist painting style, and so much more.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Tom King Unmasks Batman Mr Miracle Swamp Thing and More


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Tom King is back to preview his run on Mister Miracle in a 12 issue maxi series that starts next month. He tells us the "List" of what needs to be in a great Batman stories and how he broke so many of these axioms.

You'll hear about his latest stories in Batman, including the engagement of Batman & Catwoman , The Hunt For Swamp Thing's Father Batman and Flash vs The Watchmen Universe and the current War Of Jokes  And Riddles


Friday, July 07, 2017

Shane White's Robot Scifi Braun and Surf Noir Dead Man's Curve






Great Chat With Shane about his book Braun, a great sci-fi robot adventure graphic novel and a yet to be published surf noir Dead Man's Curve