Sunday, October 22, 2017

The State Of The Geek Industry With Vaneta Rogers

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The Newsarama reporter is back to talk about the concerns of the direct market, and a look at the film and TV superhero output of 2017


Friday, October 13, 2017

Phil Proctor Talks Rugrats The Firesign Theater and The 60's Evolution Of Sketch Comedy


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Phil Proctor played Howard DeVille on Rugrats television and films for 14 years . You'll hear about his adventures in voice over animation, but that's only Phil's recent history

He also revolutionized subversive sketch comedy with his co members of The Firesign Theater doing counter culture anti establishment bits long before Monty Python or Cheech and Chong . Their ground breaking style of improvisations first played on live radio then they signed with Columbia & later Rhino Records to create almost 20 albums from the 60s thru the 2000s.

Phil has a new autobiography WHERE'S MY FORTUNE COOKIE which documents his adventures living the Hollywood Rock N Roll lifestyle of the 60s-70s with crazy adventures on Broadway,TV Film and making comedy.




Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Inktober With Marvel OHOTMU Legend Joe Rubenstien





A look back with the prolific inker , who started his comics career at 17 under the guidance of Dick Giordano. Joe has great stories of the bronze age in this amazing conversation from Salt Lake Comic Con.

We talk about his work on the John Byrne Frank Miller Wolverine imini series, the casting of artists for his long running work on The official Handbook Of The Marvel Universe and much more.



Monday, October 02, 2017

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reflections Of A Lifelong Comic Book Fan




Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joins us to talk about his new graphic novel from Titan Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook. He's a longtime Sherlock Holmes fan and we talk about his take on the elder Holmes backstory, something Arthur Conan Doyle barely hinted at in few of Sherlock's adventures. Kareem has created an exciting steampunk backdrop and envisions the young Mycroft as a dashing hero rubbing shoulders with many famous people of the 19th century. This is a great read for Holmes and steampunk fans.

We also go full blast into Kareem's life long love of comcs from buying them at his local candy store as a child, to his adult appreciation of the books today. You'll hear about encounters with comic book luminaries, adventures at san diego comic cons, and much more.




IDW's Dirk Wood Creates A New Magazine For Todays Comics Culture


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Dirk Wood Editor and former marketing director for IDW is here to talk about his new Hardcover Magazine Full Bleed . The quarterly volume feels like the McSweeney anthologies and promises great essays interviews articles and comics that reflect the modern scenes in comic books music television film and books. The book features interviews with Stephen King, Alan Moore Gerard Way and essays about Douglas Adams the comic book scene in Cuba, Punk Rock History and more.

We talk about the decision to run this as a Kickstarter campaign , what Wood wants to do with the magazine, and how it will be released to comic bookstores as well as the kickstarter community.


Friday, September 29, 2017

Matt Fraction Fireside Chat Sept 2017



Matt is back to talk about the fourth volume of Sex Criminals His ongoing work writing TV for Universal, and his thoughts on the TV and comics market.




Mike Zeck John Beatty Salt Lake Comic Con Panel

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We dive deep into marvel history with the amazing art team of Zeck and Beatty. You'll hear how they got together and their runs on Captain America, The Punisher, Secret Wars and much more, including the real story behind the creation of Spider-Man's Black Costume

Thursday, September 28, 2017

I talk classic film on the wrong reel podcast

So much fun speaking with Wrong Reel host James Hancock. We talk Walter Matthau films Star Trek Discovery and of course comics.


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.