Saturday, February 16, 2019

Comic Books Gabriel Hardman On Aliens Dust To Dust Green Lantern & Scene Missing Movie Talk

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Glad to have Gabe back talking about his Dark Horse Aliens series that just wrapped up, last year's Green Lantern Earth One (the softcover edition comes out in May), and a current progress horror anthology he and co-writer Corrina Beckho are cooking up. 

Plus given Gabe's other job as a film storyboard artist working with the likes of Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises) Zack Snyder (Man Of Steel) and Sam Raimi, (Spider-Man 3) we spend a lot of time talking about New and Old movies for a new SCENE MISSING WB episode

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Comic Books Tim Seeley On X-men Swamp Thing and Aftershock's Dark Red

Great new chat with Tim about his new Aftershock book, Dark Red which centers on a vampire living in rural America.. We also look back at Revival, His new Swamp Thing DC book, his X-men series Apocalypse and the X-Tracts, and more.

Comic books Chris Eliopoulos Talks Marvel and His New PBS Animated Series

Chris is back ! The Man Of Letters talks about his book series with Brad Meltzer . I am Billie Jean King came out this month. The childrens biography series is turning into a newPBS animated series . We go behind the scenes and talk about it

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Comic Books History Denis Kitchen and The History Of Underground Comix

The man behind Kitchen Sink Press talks about the history of underground comix, from the 60s to today. We'll discuss the way they were distributed to head shops. How did these handmade books get around? We also talk about his relationship with Will Eisner, and his role as a comic historiaan writing biographies of Harvey Kurtzman and Al Capp
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Comic Books History Jason Sacks On The History Of 90s Comics

Jason Sacks has co-written the Twomorrows book American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s. You'll hear a long discussion about the infamous decade of booms and busts

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Comic Books Tom King On Superman Heroes In Crisis Batman and Mister Miracle

A New King's Speech as we discus Tom's past present and futire works . From The Walmart Superman series to Batman and the current arc Kinghtmare. We look back at Mister Miracle and scratch our heads over the puzzles laid out in Heroes In Crisis.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Comic Books George Perez Retirement - Brad Meltzer

Today we reflect on George Perez, who's retireing this year. We revisit an Aug of 2009 interview with Geroge that looks back at his whole career. Thoughta on his Teen Titans re-boot that saved DC Comics, Events books and more

Then Brad Meltzer is back to talk about his new book The First Conspiracy about the plot to kill George Washington during the revolutionary war days.We also talk about Stan Lee, Will Eisner  Jerry Robinson, Bill Finger, and a family visit to the CW sets for The Flash and RiverdaleListen to "Comic Books George Perez Retirement Brad Meltzer" on Spreaker.

Listener Q’s Part 3

One more marathon of listener Q's from my Hospital
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Friday, January 11, 2019

In the hospital but don't worry

Hey all.Right before Xmas I discovered a nasty infection. It's being treated but the recovery will take months, I explain it all in this bare bones 2 part podcast where I also take listener questions and do some recent TV reviews.

I'm having trouble embedding the players on this page, but the shows are in my feed.

Also hope to be releasing new episodes sometime next week

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Comic Books Bryan Hill Talks Killmonger American Carnage Titans TV Show and More

Bryan Hill is back to talk about his new comics a Killmonger mini series from Marvel that is a prequel to the events of The Black Panther film. What were the events and choice that led Erik Killmonger down his dark path? 

Also his new Vertigo crime book American Carnage , where a light skinned black FBI agent infiltrates a white supremacist group. It's a hard hitting compelling new series.

Plus we go into detail about his work on The Titans TV series streaming on the DC Universe channel. Bryan wrote 2 episodes of season 1.

Also preview of Bryan's upcoming Outsiders DC book, thoughts on the current Film and TV markets, and a look at Creed 2. 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Comic Books The Secrets Behind Archie Comics With Victor Gorelick

Victor Gorelick has been with Archie Comics since 1958, and he tells us his point of view of the company's last 60 years, from the Archie bullpen of the 50s and 60s to the breakthrough success of Sugar Sugar to today's titles like Archie 1941 and Kevin Kelly, the TV hits Riverdale and Sabrina and much more

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Anatomy Of A Comic Strip With Brian Collins

Brian Collins joins us to explore his grandfather's comic strip legacy. Kreigh Collins was a great illustrator that landed a syndication deal for his Girl Adventure strip Mitzi McCoy. He spent the run of the strip experimenting with story tones from humor to straight up noir , finally resulting in leaving Mitzi's stories and focusing on Mitzi's adventuring ancestor. A Prince Valliant sort of character Kevin The Bold. 

The new book from Lost Art Books, Mitzi McCoy- The Lost Art Of Keigh Collins Vol 1 is an interesting examination of an artist trying to gather his audience and finding the right mix to make a comic strip hit. 

Friday, November 30, 2018

JM DeMatties Constantine Film New IDW and Dark Horse Books

Great to catch up with Marc on his latest projects. First we discuss his fantastic John Constantine  Animated Film City Of Demons, that even got it's own prime time special on the CW to promote John's involvement on Legends Of Tomorrow . We talk about Matt Ryan's undying loyalty to the fun of playing John on 2 tv series and several animated films!

Then we get into Marc's creator owned books like the fun Dr Who-esque Impossible Inc from IDW, and the very Vertigo esque The Girl In The Bay From Karen Berger's Dark Horse Imprint Berger Books, the re-release of Moonshadow coming in 2019 and more.

The Bendis Tapes What Are We Thankful For

Note This was recorded a few weeks before the Death of Stan Lee The Ny Times ran this comic strip tribute to Stan from Brian . We talk about the fun we had at NY comic con, Brian's hang time with Frank Miller, lots on Superman, Young Justce and the whole Wonder Comics line, Jinxworld updates and more

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Comic Book History- Stan Lee An Unauthorized Bio With Writer And Comics Historian Fred Van Lente

Stan Lee RIP . Fred Van Lente joins me to look at Stan's life and career. Fred is the co-author of The Comic Book History Of Comics from IDW with artist Ryan Dunlavey so he is a perfect guest to talk about all the facets of Stan's career.

We also talk about Fred's new mystery novel set at a San Diego Comic Con called The Con Artist from Quirk books, with illustrations by Tom Fowler

Comic Books History Archie 1941 & The Birth Of DC Elseworlds With Brian Augustyn

Brian is here to talk about his new drama Archie 1941. It's a poignant realistic look at The Riverdale gang dealing with the onset of WW2. Written by Augustyn and Mark Waid and drawn by Peter Krause, its a great story. 

We also discuss the creation Gotham By Gaslight which became the first DC Elseworlds title, featuring a 19th century Batman taking on Jack The Ripper. Brian takes us through the whole creative process including encticing a pre-Hellboy Mike Mignola to the project. Great stories about DC Comics in the late 80s.