Friday, May 17, 2019

Casting The New Batman and Batman 89 talk With Robert Wuhl


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My thoughts on The Robert Pattison casting for Matt Reeves upcoming Batman film. Then a great talk with actor Robert Wuhl who shares his memories of playing Gotham Gazette reporter Alexander Knox in The 1989 Tim Burton Batman film.

Robert will be at Terrificon This August at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Sci-Fi The State Of Star Trek With Larry Young and John Price



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Just saw the DS9 documentary that comes out in August. It was fantastic. I wish I had the same enthusiasm for Star Trek Discovery. Trek talks with Larry Young of AIT/Planet LAR comics and longtime Planet Of The Apes and Trek fan and John Price, who's Disco critiques have lit up medium.com and sparked many online debates about the quality of the current Trek

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Comic Books 70s LA Crime comic Killer Groove from Ollie Masters and Eoin Marron

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Ollie and Eoin talk about there new book, plus Ollie talks about his other 70s crime comic the Kitchen, soon to be a motion picture.

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Comic Books Isaac Goodhart Talks about Drawing Under The Moon A Catwoman Tale

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Isaac is the Artist on the Catwoman Graphic Novel Under The Moon. He talks about studying at SVA with Klaus Janson, Postal his breakthrough book at Top Cow working with Matt Hawkins and Bran Edward Hill, breaking into the DC Talent development program, and his amazing mother, who opened initial doors for his comics career.

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Comic Books Avengers Endgame Review

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Ok Russos. We waited and now here's a spoiler filled review of the new Avengers movie with a panel of the Aw Yeah Podcast Hosts

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Comic Books Chip Zdarsky on Invaders Daredevil Spider-Man Life Stories and more

Comic Books Marc Laming on Star Wars James Bond British Spy TV and more

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Marc talks about his Star Wars work, James Bond from Dynamite and a whole lot more .

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Comic Book History Michael Kronenberg Talks Batman EC Comics Classic Horror and Noir Films

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Michael co-wrote the Bat-Cave Companion for Two Morrows on The Batman Creators of the 60s and 70s. He's also created many covers for Back Issue Magazine . Hear lots of Batman, EC Comics Horror Films and Film Noir talk.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Comic Book History Christopher Irving On Eisner and Other Legendary Artists

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Chris talks about his many encounters with Will Eisner and his current Kickstarter creating a SPIRIT trading card set featuring great shots of Eisner moments. Chris has beein interviewing legendary comic book creators for over 20 yrears and got many golden and silver age creators final interviews He wrote the great coffee table book Leaping Tall Buildings with our mutual friend photographer Seth Kushner.

You'll hear about Eisner's Involvement in the Superman Vs Wonder Man law suit for copywright infringment in 1939, memories working with Mike Allred, interviewing Green Lantern creator Martin Nodell, Joe Simon, Robert Kanigher and more 

Pop Culture History Chet Coppock and The History Of Chicago Sports Radio

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I did this interview with Chet for my Big Bout Boxing Podcast. Chet was one of my radio mentor who was directly responsible for helping me break into the Chicago Radio Market . He died last Tuesday from injuries he got in a car accident. We talk about our shared love of Boxing and his memoir "Your Dime, My Dance Floor" from Ekhart Press. You'll hear about his tghoughts on Ali , Joe Fraizer, Mike Tyson and many other boxing greats 

Pop Culture History Torchy Smith and The Golden Age Of Television

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Fellow Podcaster Torchy Smith discusses his show Baby Boomers Talk Radio where he's interviewed many classic TV Stars from The Mickey Mouse Club, Leave It To Beaver Lost In Space and more. He's written a book of his talks called "Shooting The Breeze With Baby Boomer Stars"

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Comic Book Films Susan Eisenberg Talks Justice League Vs The Fatal Five

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So happy to welcome back the Animated Amazon herself! Susan was the driving force behind the fan campaign to get the Cartoon Network JL cast reunited for more new stories. That effort begins with JL co-stars Kevin Conroy (Batman) and George Newbury (Superman) joining Susan in the latest DC Animated film with new actor-characters Elyes Gabel as Starboy , Diana Gurrero as GL-Jessica Cruz, Kevin Michael Richardson as Mr Terrific and Daniella Bobadilla as Miss Martian



Comic Book History Paul Kupperberg on Doom Patrol and Charlton- Brian Crowley's Hamster Rage

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2 great chats. First Paul Kupperberg is here talking about his new kickstarter  for an anthology called Weird Love and Jungle Comics The Weird Love collects Paul's Secret Romance stories from his Charlton Neo Imprint , while Lost Jungle Tales features some Cat Girl original Charlton Comics stories written by Paul and classic Charlton writer Joe Gill, and art from Pat Boyette .

Joining him in this passionate odyssey is a roster of some of the greatest comic artists ever assembled, including Jeff Austin, P. D. Angel Gabriele, José Luis García-López, Dærick Gröss Sr., Dean Haspiel, Barbara Kaalberg, Pat & Tim Kennedy, Rob Kelly, Andrew Mitchell, Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Joe Staton, Kevin Tuma, and Mort Todd, all under a beautiful new cover by Paul's artistic cohort on The Doom PatrolSteve Lightle.   

Speaking of Doom Patrol we discuss Paul's epic 70s-80s run on DP and his thoughts on the new DC Universe Streaming Series.  Several of his charcaters show up in the new tv series as well.    
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Then Brian Crowley joins us for a talk about his creation Hamster Rage a great web comic Crowley has turned into a graphic novel collection and a new kickstarter campaign 




Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Comic Book History Geoff Johns-Live for the first time Jan 2006

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8 months into Word Balloon's existence  I had my first conversation with Geoff. Fun to look back at this point in his writing career to see where he is today. Lots of "future" easter eggs in this conversation that led to the direction Geoff's career has gone. Listen to "Comic Book History Geoff Johns-Live for the first time Jan 2006" on Spreaker.  


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Comc Books Bendis Tapes Superman Leviathan Wonder Comics and Jinxworld Talk

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Lots of talk about Brian's slate of books. From Superman Action Wal-Mart Batman, Wonder Comics and the Jinxworld books, and thoughts on the films and reactions to Spider-Man Into The Spiderverse and Captain Marvel
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Comic Books Eric Powell and the Return Of The Goon

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It's the Goon's 20th Anniversary and Eric is here to talk about the Comic's origin and his plans to go on a transcontinental signing tour with the new series.
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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Comic Book History Legendary Inker Joe Rubenstein stories of the bronze age and a look ahead



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After 2 hilarious convention panels, Joe is back to tell more stories of art collaborations with Gil Kane, George Perez, and Dick Giordano. Plus thoughts on Vinnie Colletta and other creators.

Joe is the artist behind the history of the Marvel Universe Handbook, featuring a hall of fame line-up of artists ding their versions of characters.

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Thursday, March 07, 2019

Comic Books Ed Brubaker Criminal and TV writers room 101

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Ed is back to talk about the latest edition of Criminal. his graphic novel All My Heroes Have Been Junkies both with art from Sean and Jacob Phillips. Plus Ed's adventures writing for HBO's Westworld and Jonathan Nolan, and his new Amazon Prime collaboration with filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive)

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