Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rick Remender Talks Seven To Eternity, Black Science Deadly Class Low and More



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Great conversation with Rick about his current and past works in the creator owned market, including a look at Seven To eternity, his new Image book with frequent collaborator Jerome Opena 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Bendis Tapes On Riri Jessica Miles Civil War Powers TV Scarlett and more



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Brian Bendis is back with a new conversation. We talk about the creation of Riri Williams, the return of Jessica Jones Comics with Mike Gaydos, Civil War Miles Morales Spider Man and lots more comic-wise...

But we also get into the questions of more diverse creative voices in comics and Bendis's meetings with The CIA.

We talk about his experience attending and winning a Peabody Award for his involvement with The Jessica Jones Netflix series.

Brian talks about Sony ending production of the Powers TV series and the development at Cinemax of a Scarlett TV series .

Plus lots of pop culture recommendations along the way.




Monday, September 19, 2016

The Art & History Of Jock With Jock & Will Dennis

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Just in time for the Book Of Jock's debut on Tuesday Sept 20th, Here's a great conversation with Jock and his longtime collaborator Will Dennis who wrote the text for the new book. 

We talk about Jock's start at 2000AD, and runs at Vertigo DC & Marvel. You'll hear about his takes on The Losers, Green Arrow Batman, The Joker,  Wolverine, and more. Also, his poster work with Mondo, plus his film work on DREDD and EX-MACHINA 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Marvel Press Conference Spider-Man The Clone Conspiracy w Dan Slott and Nick Lowe



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The press goes inside the latest Spider-Man event. One slight problem, there was another phone conference interfering with our call, so there a little background noise that couldn't be avoided. Still interesting info and perspective from Dan Slott and Nick Lowe

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lucifer Show Runner Joe Henderson previews season 2 Legion M Co-Founder Paul Scanlan


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First up Joe Henderson is back to fill us in on Lucifer's second season. The show is fast funny and filled with great characters and a fun mythology. Joe talks about adding Trisha Helfer to the cast mix as The Mother Of All Creation, and how shell complicate Lucifer Morningstar's quest to find himself. Lucifer returns Monday Sept 19th at 9 EST/PST on FOX. 

Then Legion M is a new geek media company that is offering co-ownership to its fandom. Co-founder Paul Scanlan explains the company's mission, including their first project-a vitual reality/documentary experience with geek Icon Stan Lee. 

Friday, September 09, 2016

Marvel Meets The Press With Mark Waid Charles Soule Jeff Lemire Axel Alonso Tom Brevoort and Nick Lowe

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Marvel had 2 interesting telephone press conferences this week.



First up, Wednesday's Death Of X chat with writers Jeff Lemire Charles Soule and editors Nick Lowe and Axel Alonso . Death Of X is the prelude to the coming X vs I event as the Inhumans and X-men go to war. It also explains the 8 month time jump from last year's Secret Wars event .


Then Mark Waid & Tom Brevoort tell the press about the new Champions book coming next month. These legacy heroes have formed a new team, for new reasons. Waid & Brevoort go in depth to explain the motivations of this new team.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Julie and Shawna Benson on Batgirl & The Birds Of Prey and TV's The 100



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Julie and Shawna are killing it on Batgirl and The Birds Of Prey and are making me want to binge The 100 !

We talk about their breaking into comics, go behind the scenes on The CW's The 100 whos 4th season premieres later this tv season.

Plus we all geek out on our favorite british sci-fi shows and old movie stars, Sounds like another fun conversation.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Star Trek Comics IDW Style With Sarah Gaydos and Mike Johnson




The 50th Anniversary of Star Trek continues with a conversation with IDW Trek Editr Sarah Gaydos and Kelvin Universe scribe Mike Johnson.

Mike just wrapped up the Movie cast series first run with a great 2 part story, and is gearing up for the October debut of Sta Trek Boldly Go. The new series picks up right after the vents of this summer's film Star Trek Beyond. As the new Enterprise ship gets built what are the JJ Verse crew up to? Mike gives us a sneak preview. Mike also gives us his ideas of a Trek Crossover with Marvel Cosmic. Imagine Galactus fighting the Enterprise crew.

Sarah also talks about the other IDW trek books including the new trek stories of John Byrne, the crossovers with Planet Of The Apes, A new Green Lantern crossover, and the debut of Star Trek Waypoint the new anthology trek series that promises adventures with the Trek crews of Ds9 Voyager Archer's Enterprise and more. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Secret Agent Spy Talk With Ibrahim Moustafa creator of Jaeger



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Ibrahim Moustafa joins us to talk about his new spy series Jaeger, a foreign intrigue digital comic set in the early days of the cold war. The story is available on the Stela App. Download the 1st chapter for free, and check out the preview at the Stela website .

We talk about Ibrahim's debut on High Crimes With Chris Sebela, a Monkeybrain digital comic, now available in print from Dark Horse, and his work on DC's Dr fate with Paul Levitz.

Plus all this spy talk gives us both a chance to recommend lots of great spy films and books that you may have missed.





Monday, August 29, 2016

Emma Rios Thru The Mirror Talks Pretty Deadly Island and ID




Great conversation with Emma Rios, the wonderful artist of The Image Comics Western  Pretty Deadly written by Kelly Sue DeConnick. Emma talks about her other major collaboration on Mirror. A surreal dream of a Image book written by Rios and drawn by Hwei Lim. Their first arc The Mountain Comes out September 14th .


We also talk about Emma's Anthology series from Image Island co editted by Brandon Graham feature contributions from their cartoonist friends. Emaa did a 3 part story that became a graphic novel call ID which is also available now through Image. 


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Word Balloon Podcast Greg Pak onThe Death Of The Hulk, KingsWay West , and Snake Plisken Meets Jack Burton


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Great chat with Greg about his new Dark Horse Comics western Kingsway West, which leads to a talk in general about the appeal of writing The Western.

We also discuss The Totally awesome Hulk, and the Death of Bruce Banner at the hands of Hawkeye in Marvels current event, Civil War 2.

Plus Greg is writing a fun crossover at BOOM! featuring Jack Burton of Big Trouble In Little China fame teaming up with Snake Plisken from Escape From New York. It's a battle of the Russells

Monday, August 22, 2016

1999 Boxing Talk



Back in the 90's I was a regular contributor to The Chicago Tribune's 24 news channel. Their sports show was called Sports Page, and it was a call in show. Whenever Boxing was in the news, they'd call me

Here's an episode where I was on for most of the hour. This was early 1999, when Tyson had assaulted 2 men breaking his probation, and was about to serve a 9 month prison sentence.

We talk about Roy Jones, Oscar De La Hoya, and even do a phone interview with former 130lb champion Angel Manfredy who had just lost to Floyd Mayweather in a  December 1998 unification match. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Word Balloon Podcast Comic Book Movie Summer Review With Film Critic Matt Singer

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Matt Singer critic and Editor of Screencrush,com joins us to review the current film season. What is Warner Bros doing? What's in the future for Fox & Marvel?

Matt is also the creator and co-host of the Podcast Filmspotting SVU, Streaming Video Unit, and we discuss the ever expanding video streaming world.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Word Balloon Podcast Star Trek Discovery News With Filmmaker Robert Meyer Burnett





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Yesterday, Bryan Fuller the show runner for Star Trek Discovery released a lot of story and character information at the TCA press tour in Beverly Hills.  Good timing, because I had already scheduled a new talk with Filmmaker Podcaster and Trekspert Robert Meyer Burnett . Rob made the wonderful 1999 indie film Free Enterprise with Eric McCormack & William Shatner, edited the Star Trek Prelude To Axanar Fan Film and was to direct the crowd funded feature film Axanar, until CBS and Paramount sued the Axanar producers cause a cease and desist shutdown to the film.

Rob has thoughts on the new Trek CBS ALL ACCESS show, the Axanar lawsuit, the film Star Trek Beyond and a lot more.

We also talk about Suicide Squad, DC Films vs Marvel Films, some new film projects Rob is working on and putting together the special features for The Star Trek Next Generation Blu ray Box set.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Word Balloon Podcast Danny Fingeroth on Comics Editing Analysis and Re-Hashing The Clone Saga

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A great conversation with the former Marvel editor and writer who really puts perspective on his time at marvel during the late 70s through the late 90s. We talk about his time editing Marvel UK and learning at the foot of Larry Lieber.

You'll hear memories of writing Dazzler, working with Stan Lee and Will Eisner, and of course his 2 cents on editing Spider-Man's infamous Clone Saga.



Wednesday, August 03, 2016

The History Of Variety TV With Author Mary Beth Lieidman



A great conversation with Television Producer Director Mary Beth Leidman who's just put out a book on the history of Variety Television as seen through the eyes of the Directors and Producers who made historic shows like Laugh-In, The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, and American Idol. Leidman talks about her collaboration with co-author Steve Binder, himself a well known producer of such epic productions as The '68 Elvis Comeback Special, and Diana Ross's HBO Concert in Central Park. 

We discuss the making of the book, and historic impact these men and women had in creating the craft and language of variety television. What do they think of today's social media platforms, streaming services and non-broadcast competition that today's entertainment world offers? 


Monday, August 01, 2016

Word Balloon Podcast Star Trek Beyond Review and SDCC Comics Podcast Roundtable With John Mayo and Kay Kellam

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From San Diego preview nite this fun roundtable between myself John Mayo and Kay Kellam talking comics and podcasting.

Also my spoiler free review of Star Trek Beyond



Friday, July 29, 2016

Word Balloon Podcast Star Trek At 50 With Shatner Bryan Fuller & More

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This is not the Hall H presentation. This was an exclusive press invite only session at the Bayfront Hilton after Hall H.

A great Q & A featuring The Executive Producers of Star Trek Discovery Bryan Fuller Heather Kadin & Rod Roddenberry and former cast memebers William Shatner Brent Spiner Michael Dorn Scott Bakula & Jeri Ryan.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Word Balloon Podcast SDCC 2016 The Killing Joke Press Roundtables w Kevin Conroy Tara Strong Bruce TImm Brian Azzarello and Sam Liu


Some fun press roundtables featuring the cast and crew on the new DC Animated Film that besides adapting the controversial original Alan Moore story has created some controversy itself.




Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Word Balloon Podcast The Judd Winick Road Trip

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What was intended to be a fourth of july weekend release ends up posting today, so use it for this weekend or any trips coming up before the summer ends.

Judd and I just talk comics, tv film, any geek subject we could think of. And it was lots of fun.

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