Monday, October 31, 2005

Paul DiFillipo Interview

The successful sci-fi writer ofTHE STEAMPUNK TRILOGY, joins the ranks of other novelists, who've come to work in comics.We discuss Paul's two mini series. TOP 10 BEYOND THE FARTHEST PRECINCT From WILDSTORM, and DOC SAMPSON, for MARVEL

Thursday, October 27, 2005

ZORRO TALK WITH JIM SALICRUP

FRIDAY OCT 28th , ANTONIO BANDERAS PUTS THE MASK BACK ON IN THE LEGEND OF ZORRO . BACK IN AUGUST AT WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO PAPERCUTZ COMICS EDITOR JIM SALICRUP GAVE US A PREVIEW OF THE FILM, AND TOLD US ABOUT THE ONGOING MONTHLY , WRITTEN BY DON MCGREGGOR (KILRAVEN, BLACK PANTHER, SHANG-CHI) AND DRAWN BY SIDNEY LIMA . A SHORT INTERVIEW, BUT A LOT OF ZORRO INFO FROM JIM.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Clap for The Wolfman

Been working on this all month. Marv Wolfman will be joining me on an upcomming wordballoon episode, hopefully in early November. Another great creator, who's body of work can't be covered in just one conversation. More TOMB OF DRACULA talk, plus TEEN TITANS , the marvel b/w mags of the 70's, and something Marv did called CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS .

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

COLLEEN DORAN ON THE BOOK OF LOST SOULS

"It's about as VERTIGO as MARVEL has gone thus far." That's how artist Colleen Doran describes THE BOOK OF LOST SOULS , the new J. Michael Straczynski series under MARVEL'S ICON imprint. Listen to this interview taped in July, as Colleen gives us an in-depth preview. Plus updates on A DISTANT SOIL, her upcoming Warren Ellis collaboration Stealth Tribes, and more.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Gene Colan Interview

Erik Larsen and I must be on the same wavelength One day before his CBR column, I had this great talk with "The Dean". Erik is right, Gene can do it all . In this interview, Colan talks about his days in the Marvel Bullpen, his unique style and colaborating with such writers as Marv Wolfman, Stan Lee, and Steve Gerber.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Steve Englehart Interview

Does the world prefer a kinder, gentler Batman, or the grim brooding type. Steve Englehart & Marshall Rogers created the 1970's Batman: Dark Detective arc, which became in part the basis for the 1987 Batman film. In this interview, Steve describes his take on Batamn, as He and Rogers returned to the character this year, in the best selling sequel Dark Detective 2 . We also talk about his classic runs in Captain America, JLA, Green Lantern and the Defenders.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

WALTER SIMONSON INTERVIEW

Man, this was fun. Walt has been a favorite of mine since buying those first issues of Detective featuring the Manhunter saga. Walt tells his tales of Beta Ray Bill , Dr Fate, X-Factor, The "New FF " and so many more

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Recommended Read

Next time your hitting the trade shelves , look for DC's Manhunter, The Special Edition, by Archie Goodwin, and Walter Simonson. This great story was told mostly in 8 page bi-monthly parts in the back of DETECTIVE, but the new radical hero's look, and foreign intrigue plot, knocked fans , out. Goodwin & Simonson delivered a fast past chase, filled with spies, clones ,and a huge body count. The series had a definite ending , but echoes of the series still resonate in stories today. A version of the character lived on in the Kurt Busiek title The Power Company, and Marc Andreyko's new Manhunter series ties into this story as well. Manhunter co-creator Walter Simonson joins us on the next Wordballoon, to talk about the award winning series, along with memories of his work on Thor and the Fantastic Four. Plus, his current work on Day Of Vengeance, and Michael Moorcock's Elric.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Up Next, Walt Simonson

The man who created Beta Ray Bill in THOR , Co-Created the 1970's Manhunter for DETECTIVE, and dared to cut WONDER WOMAN'S hair, will join us on the next Wordballoon. Look for it this weekend.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Diana Schutz Interview

THE ACCLAIMED DARK HORSE EDITOR GOES BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE 2005 EISNER WINNING ANTHOLOGY SERIES THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF THE ESCAPIST, AND IT'S NEW ONGOING STORY WRITTEN BY BRIAN K VAUGHN, WORKING WITH CREATORS LIKE MICHAEL CHABON, WILL EISNER,HARLAN ELLISON AND FRANK MILLER PLUS ADVANCED WORD ON UPCOMING BOOKS, JEFF SMITH'S THE ART OF BONE, HARLAN ELLISON'S DREAM CORRIDOR vol 2 , AND , HER UPCOMING WOMEN OF COMICS ANTHOLOGY , SEXY CHIX, ANOTHER WONDERFUL GUEST, AND CONVERSATION. IF YOU DON'T READ THE ESCAPIST, YOU'RE REALLY MISSING ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS BEING PUBLISHED TODAY.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

JOSHUA FIALKOV INTERVIEW

Sorry it's been so long. The MLB Playoffs, plus College and NFL Football have kept me hopping at my day gig at Sporting News Radio . In this interview, Josh talks about WESTERN TALES OF TERROR, and his new book ELK'S RUN. The book' s first three issues are collected in a new single volume from Speakeasy Comics . It's a great thriller ! IN THE WEEKS AHEAD ... DARK HORSE EDITOR DIANA SCHUTZ ARTISTIC LEGENDS WALTER SIMONSON , AND GENE " THE DREAM" COLAN