Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Comic Books Adventures With Kickstarter Greg Pak & Jonathan Coulton

Greg and Jonathan are back with their latest childrens book collaboration The Prince Who Saved Her Friends. 
The two discuss the book, and their tips in terms of kickstarter, and how to sustain creator owned careers in the comics and music business. 

Comic Books - Age Of Bronze and Oz talk With Eric Shanower

Great to welcome the incredible Eric Shanower . His Age Of Bronze was one of the hallmarks of late 90s comics. Now it's back and in full color. The new Volume 1 from Image collects the first nine issues and Eric will be releasing all the other 3 volumes . Plus next January Eric continues the saga with issue 34, his first new issue since 2013.
We also get into Eric's passion about The Wizard Of Oz books and the Oz fan culture, plus other current projects and more 

Thursday, October 04, 2018

The Comic Books Birth Of Venom a talk with his creator David Michelinie

Venom's dad gives us his strange origin. David Michelinie gives us the behind the scenes story behind Eddie Brock and Venom. 

Comic Books Superman at 80-a roundtable with Stern Ordway Kupperberg and Tomasi

The writers cover Superman stories from the 1970s-today. Featuring a roundtable chat with Roger Stern Jerry Ordway Paul Kupperberg, and Peter J Tomasi. 

Monday, October 01, 2018

Howard Chaykin's Secret History Of Comics and Adam & Aidan Glass and The Lolipop Kids

First, a fresh take on teens fighting monsters in The Lollipop Kids from father and son writing team Adam and Aidan Glass, drawn by Diego Yapur from AfterShock. The main character, Nick, has dyslexia, a conditon he shares with Aidan, but it's more of a superpower than a hinderance that Nick uses to detect and fight a slew of monsters in New York . Nick also discovers a group of fellow teens whose ancestors brought the monsters with them when they came for old world Europe and other places to the US. Adam also talks about his current work on Teen Titans for DC, television writing on shows like The Chi for Showtime, and 4 years on Supernatural.

Then Howard Chaykin is back talking about his new Image series Hey Kids! Comics, a look back at the post WW2 Mad Men era of comics with real life stories from the industry . We also talk about the current comics market and Howard's place in it, conventions and fans, superhero TV and film, and a full recommended TV viewing list from Chaykin.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Comic Books- Robin and The Men Who created him/them

From Terificon, an incredible conversation. From Dick Grayson to Jason Todd to Tim Drake and Damian Wayne the men who helped evolve the character discuss and debate the strengths and even weaknesses the "Boy Wonder" brought to the Batman Mythos and The whole DC universe

We hear from Dennis ONeil, Mike W Barr Jim Starlin Peter J Tomasi and Tim Seeley

Monday, September 24, 2018

Ben Blacker On Hex Wives Chris Moreno on The Comic Book Story of Pro Wrestling

First Chris Moreno taks about The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling co written with Aubrey Sitterson

Then Ben Blacker is back with a great new Vertigo series Hex Wives/ We also talk about his comedy co-creation The Thrilling Adventure Hour and his Writers Panel Podcast

Friday, September 21, 2018

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund President Christina Merkler

Newly appointed CBLDF President Christina Merkler tells us about the current challenges facing the CBLDF in today's comic book marketplace. We also discuss Banned Books week which starts this Sunday and runs through the 30th and the comics community's role in the Libraries involved.

Comic Books Ashley Robinson on Her Kickstarter Science ! Star Trek Thoughts and More

Ashley Robinson is back to discuss her 2nd Kickstarter Graphic Novel "Science! ", co written with Jason Inman.

The Colider Video co-host talks about the book that she describes as Harry Potter Meets Starfleet Academy

This also causes us to discuss all the recent news and changes in the Star Trek TV universe, from Discovery's season 2, to the coming Patrick Stewart Jean Luc Picard series , the new actor playing Spock and more.

Funny stuff

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Boxing History-Gene Tunney A Closer Look With Tunney Biographer Jack Cavanaugh

Listen to "Boxing History-Gene Tunney A Closer Look With Tunney Biographer  Jack Cavanaugh" on Spreaker.

Imagine if we thought only about Joe Frazier when talking about the Ali Frazer fights? Ali won the 2nd and 3rd fights. Gene Tunney lived that sort of frustration. He won both matches against Jack Dempsey decisively yet we mostly remember Dempsey's 7th round knockdown of Tunney that produced "The Long Count Moment" .

Tunney biographer Jack Cavanaugh is here to set the record straight and remind of Gene's overall greatness beyond those 14 seconds on the mat against Dempsey.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Boxing Big Bout Episode 2 Canelo Vs GGG 2 Review With Mike North

We review Saturday Night's Main Event With Chicago Sports Talk Legend Mike North

Listen to "Boxing PPV Review Canelo vs GGG 2 With Chicago Sports Talker Mike North" on Spreaker.

New Podcast Debut-The Big Bout Podcast

For 17 years I covered the sport of Boxing for magazines like Ring Magazine and Boxing Illustrated on TV for PBS Chicago and Fox Sports, and as a radio reporter and host at WMVP, WSCR The Score in Chicago and The Sporting News Radio Network from 1989-2006.

I've started The Big Bout Podcast, which focuses on current bouts and historic fighters and matches. The first episode is an audio documentary on the rivalry
between Heavyweight champions Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney

This Saturday Sept 22nd marks the 91st anniversary of The Dempsey-Tunney "Long Count Fight held at Soldier Field in 1927. Along with being one of the biggest sporting events of the 1920s,it was controversial. Demspey was losing the fight but knocked Tunney down in the 7th round. The referee took a long time to start the 10 count and Tunney stayed down for 14 seconds. Many sports reporters have to this day debated if Tunney could've continued had the referee started the count as soon as Tunney  hit the floor .

The documentary features interviews with Studs Terkel (who listened to the live radio
broadcast as a 14 year old) Screenwriter/Sportswriter Budd Schulberg (On The Waterfront 
The Harder They Fall) Dempsey biographer Roger Khan Tunney Biographer and Jack Cavanaugh, Boxing historian Bert Sugar and David Zivin who wrote a feature about the bout for Chicago Magazine 

Subsequent episodes feature the full length interviews with Schulberg Sugar and Cavanaugh, plus a talk with actor Max Baer Jr (Jethro of The Beverly Hillbillies) about his late father, former 1930's heavyweight champion Max Sr .

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The History Of The Infinity Gauntlet & Marvel Cosmic With Jim Starlin Roy Thomas Ron Lim And Joe Rubenstien

2 incredible live discussions from Terrificon ast month .

The Origins Of Avengers Infinity War and beyond. First a discussion of the original Thanos Comic Book event that led to this year's Marvel Blockbuster film featuring Thano's creator Jim Starlin and Infinity Gauntlet artists Ron Lim and Joe Rubenstien.

Then Roy Thomas and Jim Starlin dicuss the history of Marvel Cosmic from The Stan Lee Jack Kirby beginnings, to the Kree Skrull War Captain Marvel all the way to the upcoming 2019 film.
Incredible behind the scene facts that will blow your mind

Friday, September 07, 2018

Ted Anderson's caper Moth and Whisper-Brad Melzer Talks Neil Armstrong & Comics

A great double feature, writer Ted Anderson talks about his and Jen Hickman's new book for After Shock Comics Moth and Whisper. It's a caper story in a cyberpunk world with an interesting hero. ted also talks about his past and upcoming work on Adventure Time Comics and My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic

Then Brad Meltzer is back to talk about his and Chris Eliopolus's Biography I am Neil Armstrong, with lots of stories about the first man on the moon. Plus comic book talk about Superman big comic event stories and more

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

A Walk Through Wakanda The Black Panther Panel

An incredible discussion with Black Panther creators Don McGregor Christopher Priest, Afua Richardson and Bob Almond . From Terrificon recorded last month at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut

Friday, August 31, 2018

The Psychology Of Wolverine, with Roy Thomas and Dr Suzana Flores

It's another Word Balloon 101 discussion from Terrificon. Dr Suzanna Flores the author of Untamed The Psychology of Wolverine talks about the mysteries of Logan, with Marvel Comics Legend Roy Thomas. We talk about all aspects and iterations of Logan from his comics to films.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

A Valentine to 1960's DC Romance Comics Barbara Frielander & Paul Kupperberg

This Terrificon panel features writer Editor Paul Kupperberg in conversation with Barbara Frielander, who wrote and edited many of DC's Romance Comics from 1964 to 1969. She describes in detail what is was like being a single woman at DC in the silver age. She talk about the artists she loved and ones she didn't like , tough editors and corporate officers, and much more. Barbara describes the 1960's offices and Mad Men Era of DC Comics

Monday, August 27, 2018

Bill Morrison Yellow Submarine Futurama Bongo Comics Mad Magazine and More

Bill Morrison c hats about his amazing adaption taking The Beatles Yellow Submarine and turning it into a graphic novel from Titan. The books feels like Bill was there 50 years ago pointing his "camera" at different angles c apturing the story and designs from a different angle. The book is a must for Beatle fans and comic book fans.

We also talk about his continuing collaborations with Simpsons creator Matt Groening  from being in charge of Bongo Comics, to The Art Director of Futurama to his work on the new Netflix series Disenchantment

Friday, August 24, 2018

Marvel Today With CB Cebulski Charles Soule and Nick Spencer

Word Balloon 101 Current Events Class .More back to school sessions from Terrificon. A great discussion with Nick Spencer (Amazing Spider-Man) Charles Soule (Daredevil Star Wars :Poe Dameron) and Editor In Chief CB Cebulski