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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Monday, February 25, 2019

Comic Books Karl Kesel On Section Zero 1959, Creating Superboy A Lost Jack Kirby story and more

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Great chat with Karl about his new Kickstarter campaign for Section Zero 1959, with Tom Grumett. We learn how he and Tom created the new Superboy (Kon-El) for the Reign Of The Supermen event. plus past art collaborations with George Perez, John Byrne , and finishing a lost Jack Kirby Story for Marvel.

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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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