Thursday, November 14, 2019

Comic Book History Remembering Tom Spurgeon

 Listen to "Comic Book History Remembering Tom Spurgeon" on Spreaker.

So sad to hear about the passing of Tom Spurgeon, whose comics criticism was an important point of view for 25 years. His work at the comics journal and his own comics reporter blog was so vital in covering all aspects of comics.

I'm proud to say Tom was a friend to me and this podcast and I was always delighted when he'd link to my interviews in his blog. I will miss our after hours conversations.  We lost a true advocate of the medium.

I hope you'll join me in celebrating his life as I re-present our 2015 conversation

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Comic Books Phil Hester On Swamp Thing Stronghold and Family Tree

Classic Hollywood The Story of Steve McQueen's Racing Film LeMans With Don Nunley

Listen to "Classic Hollywood The Story of Steve McQueen's Racing Film LeMans With Don Nunley" on Spreaker.

Just in time to prepare to see Ford Vs Ferrari
Our guest Don Nunley was a longtime Hollywood Property Master who's written an incredible book Steve McQueen-LeMans In The Rear View Mirror. The Book is available now

The book features incredible images shot by Mr Nunley plus his personal account of this passion project that McQueen had dreamt about for 10 years. After films like The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape The Thomas Crown Affair and Bullet, MqQueen was dubbed the king of cool and finally had the Hollywood clout to realize his dream of making LeMans.

The production was a nightmare and Nunley's book lays out all the frustrating details that destroyed McQueen's relationship with director John Sturges , His marriage, his production company  and nearly cost him his reputation in the industry.

We get great behind the scenes insight from Nunley, including the story about his involvement in selecting one of the most famous pieces of movie memorabilia connected to McQueen-The Heuer Monaco Watch. Nearly 50 years later it's still a highly sought fashion statement for men of all ages.

Comic Books The Rucka Debrief Lois Lane ABC TV Stumptown And More

70s TV Andrew Gaska New Novels Of Apes Buck Rogers and Space1999

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Halloween Weird Balloon (Planet Of The) Apes Talk, Simpsons, and more With Comedian Dana Gould


The original Planet Of The Apes movie series has freaked me out and delighted me since the early 70s. Dana Gould grew up the same way , and last year adapted Rod Serling's original Apes screenplay into a graphic novel for BOOM! We also discuss his hilarious podcast, The Dana Gould Hour , his IFC Horror Comedy Series Stan Vs Evil, Working On The Simpsons and so much more Listen to "Halloween Weird Balloon (Planet Of The) Apes Talk, Simpsons, and more With Comedian Dana Gould" on Spreaker.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Halloween Weird Balloon Chip Zdarsky On Afterlift Daredevil Invaders Spider-Man and Sex Criminals

Chip has a new Horror Car Chase Comic Called Afterlift from Comixology W4e also talk DD, Spider-Man Life Story and Invaders from Marvel, Tease the upcomig FF-x-men series and the wrap up to Sex Criminals coming in January Listen to "Halloween Weird Balloon Chip Zdarsky On Afterlift Daredevil Invaders Spider-Man and Sex Criminals" on Spreaker. 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Halloween Weird Balloon The State Of Horror In Nerd Culture With Tim Seeley

Tim is back to Discuss his latest books Dark Red From Aftershock, Money Shot From Vault, and Bloodshot from Valiant but also celebrating 15 years of Hack Slash with a new Image anthology in December. We also take a long look at Horror's place in today's nerd culture from Comics To Fandom, Film TV And Streaming. Listen to "Halloween Weird Balloon The State Of Horror In Nerd Culture With Tim Seeley" on Spreaker.

The Spider-Man Universe With Author Matt Singer

Film Critic and Comics Devote Matt Singer has made a new Att Book That looks at the Spider Verse Comic Book History, from Peter Paker, To Miles Morales, Spider Gwen , and beyond Listen to "The Spider-Man Universe With Author Matt Singer" on Spreaker. 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Comic Books The Bendis Tapes Clark Kent Never, Superman Forever?

Where do you stand on secret identities? Necessary ? Old hat? Bendis is making Superman reveal his to the world in December's Superman #18. What does it ,mean for him his friends family and all the citizens bad and good in the DCU? Listen to "Comic Books The Bendis Tapes Clark Kent Never, Superman Forever?" on Spreaker.

Halloween Weird Balloon Drew Friedman Some Of His Best Stories

Drew has a new collection of Portraits From Fantagraphics All The Presidents Featuring all 45 Leaders from Washington To Trump. To celebrate here's 2 of my first talks with the prolific satirist
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Friday, October 18, 2019

Comic Book Films Is Joker The 1st Great Supervillian Horror Film ? With Franco

We start with a discussion of the Star Trek Short Treks from thsi month, and then another long discussion on Jok,er. I must "like" this mfilm more than I realize because it's still haunting me. Listen to "Comic Book Films Is Joker The 1st Great Supervillian Horror Film ? With Franco" on Spreaker. 

Comics Archie Meets Thye B52s and The Black Ghost With Alex Segura

Alex Talks about a new one shot rock/archies mash up, and his new street vigilante comic series from Comixology The Black Ghost with co-creators Monica Gallgher and artist Geroge Kambadais
Listen to "Comics Archie Meets Thye B52s and The Black Ghoskt With Alex Segura" on Spreaker.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Halloween Weird Balloon Death On Stage With Burt Kearns

Burt Is The Co-Author of The Show Won't Go On An exploration of Show Biz Deaths and entertainers who literally died on stage in mid performance, Circus folk magicians, comedians and more. Perfect for the halloween season.

Listen to "Halloween Weird Balloon Death OnS tage With Burt Kearns" on Spreaker.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Comic Book Films Exec Producer/Writer James Tucker and The Evolution Of DC Animation

Listen to "Comic Book Films Exec Producer/Writer James Tucker and The Evolution Of DC Animation" on Spreaker. 

James has been working in DC Animation from the Days of Batman TAS To Justice League Batman The Brave and Bold and the Current DC Animated Universe. This year alone he was the continuity cop of The Death Of Superman, Reign Of The Superman Batman Hush to this month's Wonder Woman Bloodlines Ouyt Oct 22nd.

James discusses the evolutions on visual scope charcterizations and storytelling . We also debate the pros and cons of a Justice League Reunion project with the core 6 actors of the JL and JLU tv shows. Fans and the cast want it will the suits listen?

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Comic Book Films Kareem Abdul Jabbar Plays Defense For The Marvel Film Universe

Listen to "Comic Book Films Kareem Abdul Jabbar Plays Defense For The Marvel Film Universe" on Spreaker.

In his Essay at the Hollywood Reporter Jabbar wrote a balanced look at Martin Scorsese's dismisal of the MCU films as not being examples of "Cinema" He understands where Marty is coming from but also points out the brilliant film making happening in the MCU.

We look closely at his essay, then represent my 2017 interview with Kareem.  he talks about his  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.