Monday, January 13, 2020

Comic Books Marvel writer Jim Zub On Conan D&D Avengers and Serpent War

 Listen to "Comic Books Marvel writer Jim Zub On Conan D&D Avengers and Serpent War" on Spreaker. 

Jim did the heavy lifting for me.

John Siuntres and I get caught up on the Word Balloon Podcast after over two years since our previous conversation. We cover Conan the Barbarian in a big way, along with Serpent War, Avengers, the resurgence of Dungeons & Dragons, conventions, and more! So much great material here.
Give it a listen!

0:00:00 John’s Introduction 0:04:06 Jim Interview Start – Taking over Conan the Barbarian 0:16:58 Conan: Serpent War – James Allison, Solomon Kane, and Dark Agnes 0:33:00 Intense fandom and reaching readers 0:40:22 Building the Avengers: No Surrender and No Road Home weekly stories 0:51:54 Dungeons & Dragons is back in a big way 1:09:20 Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons 1:13:53 The Dungeons & Dragons Young Adventurer’s Guides 1:24:34 Playing Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop RPGs 1:28:50 The Convention Circuit – SDCC memories and more 1:34:58 Original art – browsing and buying 1:45:55 Hong Kong action movies and the wrap up

Movies Critic Matt Singer talks Award season and a look back at the nerd films of 2019

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Movies and TV Pre New Years Eve Party with Art & Franco! Scoot And Skokie Spidey

More loose movie and TV talk about CATS! The Irishman and recasting The Rise Of Skywalker with other celebs,  featuring the almost voices of Bill Cosby Joe Pesci Donald Trump, Jamie Farr  and Mathew McConaughey Listen to "Movies and TV Pre New Years Eve Party with Art & Franco! Scoot And Skokie Spidey" on Spreaker.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Star Wars Rise Of Skywalker Spoilers With Art & Franco

SPOILERS! A crazy discussion about Episode 9 and the Star Wars Mythos in general with The Cast Of The Aw Yeah Podcast Art Baltazar  Franco! Scoot McMahon and Skokie Spidey Listen to "Star Wars Rise Of Skywalker Spoilers With Art & Franco" on Spreaker. 

Monday, December 23, 2019

The Rise and Fall Of The Marvel Comics Movie Panel With Joe Q and Bendis

During The Holiday Weeks Word Balloon is re-releasing important conversations from 2010-2019. Here's a few talks with Joe Quesada Marvel's Chief Creative office talking about the the Marvel Movie panel's involvement in the MCU films, Netflix and ABC TV and Animation. He, Brian Bendis Publisher Dan Buckley and Alan Light would confer with filmmakers with input on scrips and film direction.  and a talk with Brian Bendis when the news dropped that Kevin Feige would no longer work with the panel. Listen to "The Rise and Fall Of The Marvel Comics Movie Panel With Joe Q and Bendis" on Spreaker. 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Mark Millar, The Barefoot (Netflix) Exectutive

In this new chat, Mark Millar opened up about being a Netflix executive. In April 2017 The streaming company bought Millarworld Mark's comic book imprint and story library , and hired him to oversee their adaptations to film and TV properties and create new concepts.

In this interview he discusses the production progress on several of his comic creations
being adapted into films and television series including Jupiter's Legacy,
American Jesus, and Huck. You'll hear about casting choices, screenwriters and directors
for the various projects. Plus he talks about the status of the Millar properties
at other studios made prior to the Neflix deal like Kick-Ass Kingsman
Starlight and Nemesis.

Millar also talks about his observations on the TV Film and Comics markets.
He gives his reactions to Brian Bendis choice to reveal Superman's Clark Kent
Identity, thoughts on DC and Marvel, and the current strength and growth of
creator owned comics. 


Plus Mark chats about the return of his American Jesus story arc. The first
issue of the second chapter dropped this past Wednesday Listen to "Television Comic Books Mark Millar The Barefoot (Netflix) Exectutive" on Spreaker. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Cartoons Ralph Bakshi Talks Wizards, Spider-Man 67 Mighty Mouse TerryToons and more

From Feb 2013 . Ralph talks about making cartoon movies with out thinking about the merchandise. We talk about his early days of animation and his most recent release Last Days Of Coney Island now playing at Youtube and Vimeo Listen to "Cartoons Ralph Bakshi Talks Wizards, Spider-Man 67 Mighty Mouse TerryToons and more" on Spreaker. 

Monday, December 16, 2019

Word Balloon gets an NPR shout out

Last Wed on National Public Radio's afternoon news show All Things Considered Reporter Glen Weldon ran a story about Brian Bendis's Superman #18  story that had Supes reveal his Clark Kent identity to the DC universe.

They played a clip from Brian's latest Bendis Tapes on Word Balloon where he first discussed the new status quo.

https://www.npr.org/2019/12/11/787192563/superman-reveals-his-identity-to-the-world

Friday, December 13, 2019

Comic Books Matthew Rosenberg Talks Marvel Hawkeye FreeFall Black Mask and The Wu Tang Clan

Fun talk with Matthew as he previews the New Years Release  Of Hawkeye FreeFall drawn by Otto Schmidt . We talk about past runs of The Punisher Kingpin and Jamie Madrox the Multiple Man . Plus Matt's comics at Black Mask Studios Adventures with Rza and Ghost of The Wu Tang Clan and more Listen to "Comic Books Matthew Rosenberg Talks Marvel Hawkeye FreeFall Black Mask and The Wu Tang Clan" on Spreaker. 

Comic Books Time Travel With Tony Fleecs Plus Star Wars My Little Pony and More

Tony is back talking about his new Action Lan Graphic Novel Timeshopper Drawn by Christian Meesey. It's hilarious and beautiful! Plus My Little Pony and Star Wars talk Listen to "Comic Books Matthew Rosenberg Talks Marvel Hawkeye FreeFall Black Mask and The Wu Tang Clan" on Spreaker. 

Comic Book TV Jeph Loeb and The History Of Marvel Television pt1

As Variety reported the coming end of Marvel Television, we look back at conversations with Marvel TV's President Jeph Loeb on the beginnings of the TV production companyListen to "Comic Book TV Jeph Loeb and The History Of Marvel Television pt1" on Spreaker.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Comix David Lloyd Talks Aces Weekly V For Vendetta Kickback and more

In case you haven't noticed, David Lloyd isn't drawing comic books any more. He's still very much involved in the medium creating the digital comic anthology Aces Weekly, a weekly digital only comic featuring serialized stories in genres from humor to crime adventure and sci-fi. David's current creativity is pointed at publishing this digital only comic. He's stopped drawing to concentrate on this effort. He talks about his view on the current comics market and looks back at V For Vendetta, his war comics with Garth Ennis and his crime graphic novel Kickback  Listen to "Comix David Lloyd Talks Aces Weekly V For Vendetta Kickback and more" on Spreaker. 

Cartoons Batman Gotham Knight DVD Talks With Bruce Timm Alan Burnett Greg Rucka Brian Azzarello

A look back at the 2008 animated collection of Batman shorts that came out just before the 2nd Christopher Nolan Batman film The Dark Knight. Conversations about Batman with Bruce Timm Greg Rucka Brian Azzarello Composer Christopher Drake and Alan Burnett  Listen to "Cartoons Batman Gotham Knight DVD Talks With Bruce Timm Alan Burnett Greg Rucka Brian Azzarello" on Spreaker. 

Cartoons Batman The Brave And Bold Cast and Producers Look Back

Ten Years later a retrospective look ar interviews with showrunners James Tucker and Michael Jelenick, and Stars Diedrich Bader and John DiMaggio  Listen to "Cartoons Batman The Brave And Bold Cast and Producers Look Back" on Spreaker.

Cartoons Harley Quinn Showrunner Patrick Schumacher Streaming On DC Universe

Streamin on the DC Universe App We go behind the scenes of the new Harley cartoon starring Kaley Cucco, (Harley) Alan Tudyk, (The Joker) and Lake Bell (Poison Ivy)  Listen to "Cartoons Harley Quinn Showrunner Patrick Schumacher Streaming On DC Universe" on Spreaker.

Comic Books Henry Barajas Great Grandfather and the Urbanization of Tucson

Henry Barajas is a Latinx author from Tucson, AZ. He is best known for his graphic memoir about his great-grandfather Ramon Iaurigue titled La Voz De M.A.Y.O. Tata Rambo. We talk about his family and life in his tribe and the Urbanization of Tucson .Listen to "Comic Books Henry Barajas Great Grandfather and the Urbanization of Tucson" on Spreaker.