The Weekly Pop Culture Audio Podcast Featuring In-Depth One On One Interviews and Discussions From The Entertainment Worlds Of Genre Fiction- Comic Books, Novels, Television, Film, Video Games And More. Created In 2005 By Chicago Radio/TV Host John Siuntres
On Today's Word Balloon, Jeph Loeb returns for a new Loeb Report. We talk about the new Marvel-Netflix TV Deal , Thor 2 and it's connection to the Nov 19th episode of Marvel agents Of SHIELD. The talk expands into a look at the relationship between Marvel Movies TV and The comics, and where the geek industry is now compared to the pre-2000 years.
(Note The interview took place before today's news that Drew Goddard will be the Daredevil show runner for the Netflix series.)
Ross Richie looks back at 2013 and Boom! Studios, including the roller coaster success of 2GUNS both as a comic series, and the summer film. We talk about BOOM's new relationship with FOX , and his thoughts on the evolution of the Geek Culture.
We wrap up with Andy Schmidt , who made his bones at Marvel editing the Anilhilation Marvel Cosmic event, and IDW's reboot of GI Joe.He also talks at length about his online comic book school Comics Experience, and what his program offers to writers and artists.
On this episode of Word Balloon, we talk to cartoonist Dean Haspiel who's been tapped to bring back the MJL Red Circle Hero The Fox for Archie's Red Circle Comics, with scripting from Mark Waid. Fans of Dean's Billy Dogma stories will find a frenetic kinship , on top of rollicking Superhero action.
Dean gives us a history of the character and what he wants to do in this first 5 issue storyline, plus we talk the comics enviroment Dean grew up in, the current comics market, and some celebrety memories of his famous and multi-talented godmother Shelly Winters .