Sunday, December 31, 2006

Paul Gulacy-Master Of Kung Fu

THE ACTION ADVENTURE ARTIST WHO BROUGHT NEW LIFE TO SHANG-CHI, BATMAN, AND JAMES BOND ,TALKS ABOUT HIS REMARKABLE CAREER. FROM HIS EARLY YEARS AT MARVEL , TO HIS ORIGINAL CREATIONS FOR DC ECLIPSE AND ACCLAIM, PAUL'S WORK FEATURED SEXY WOMEN, TOUGH GUYS, AND THE KIND OF GADGETS WE ALL DREAMED OF OWNING. WE'LL TALK ABOUT PAST ORIGINAL WORKS, LIKE SABRE, ONE OF THE CANDIDATES FOR THE DIRECT MARKET'S FIRST GRAPHIC NOVEL, SLASH MARAUD, AND THE GRACKLE . PLUS HIS RECENT WORK ON THE PUNISHER AND CATWOMAN, AND UPCOMING PROJECTS LIKE JSA CLASSIFIED AND JONAH HEX. Podtrac Player

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Globetrotting With Steve Bryant and Athena Voltaire

Ape Entertainment's Pulp Adventure series is wrapping up it's first arc, "Flight Of The Pheonix" in January, but this month, you can see the genesis of the Sexy Female Adventurer with the Trade Collection of Her first Onlione Adventures. We discuss her origins and pulp influences with her Creator, Artist Steve Bryant. Check it out, and find out why comci creators like Warren Ellis Mark Schultz, and Tim Bradstreet love this book too! Podtrac Player

Friday, December 22, 2006

Crossing Swords with Ben Lichius and The Black Coat

Damn I love this book! Swashbuckling action set during the american revolution, Pirates, Monsters, Masked Heroes...and Ben Franklin? Lichius gives us the lowdown on his comic book creation, THE BLACK COAT co-written with Adam Cogan and amazing art from Francesco Francavilla for Ape Entertainment. The first trade A CALL TO ARMS, is avaiable now though Diamond Distributing . Learn all about this revolutionary hero, and his fellow cast of characters. Podtrac Player

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Neal Adams Xmas Special

Think of this as Wordballoon's Holiday special, like It's A Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story One of the most requested interviews is back! From Dec 2005, The man who redefined the DCU. The man who smacked the camp out of Batman, and made him the dark knight badass once again. The man who had Superman fight Muhammad Ali...and Supes lost! Legendary artist Neal Adams actually tolerated my silly questions for over 90 minutes, and was ready to give me even more time!!!! Listen , as Neal brings us tales from the Bronze Age, and goes in depth on his scientific theories about an expanding earth. How does an un-accredited science enthusiast pitch his theory, when the conventional science world refuses to support it? Podtrac Player

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Christos Gage When Greeks Collide

The DC/Marvel/Wildstorm writer talks about his comic books, like Iron Man Captian America Casualties Of War, Union Jack, Stormwatch, and more, plus he and host John Siuntres have to bond as fellow Greek countrymen, and figure out which comic pros are also Greek. We also talk about his transition from screenwriter on TV shows like LAW AND ORDER SVU, and NUMB3RS to comics. Podtrac Player

Monday, December 11, 2006

Dan Didio, What are you doing to the DCU?

If you've ever been to a DC Nation panel, that seems to be the tone in some fans voices , as they fret over the fate of their favorite comic book heroes . From killing Sue Dibny and Ted Kord, nearly killing Nightwing, to the new versions of Blue Beetle, Aquaman and The Atom. If they'd get past their anger, they'd realize how much fun it's been reading the comic books. The executive editor of DC Comics has readers attention and wondering each month, what's going to happen next? We take a look at Dan's editorial views on why things change, and his plans for DC in 2007. Podtrac Player

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Denny O"Neil Must Answer, The Question

Steve Ditko created him for Charlton Comics, but writer Denny O'Neil re-defined THE QUESTION. It was a ground breaking 1980's series remebered fondly by the industry's top writers today. In this March 2006 conversation, Denny talks about the character , and his new novel, HELLTOWN , which gives the backstory of Vic Sage's path which resulted in his adopting THE QUESTION identity. Die hard Question fans will notice changes to the story as originally depicted in the Charlton and DC comic books, but O'Neil Fans won't be disapointed in the cameos and tone of the novel. We also discuss Denny's start in the comic book field and his influences learning from editors like Julie Schwartz and Stan Lee. You might hear some Batman talk in their too, given O'Neil's 30 plus years writing and editing the character. Podtrac Player

Friday, December 01, 2006

Matt Fraction Is Melting My Brain !

Sure, Matt is kicking ass writing comic books like Punisher War Journal and The Immortal Iron Fist (with Ed Brubaker) for Marvel, but are you reading Cassanova? His wigged out action packed, and very disturbing spy series from Image? How about older books, like the Image graphic novel Five Fists Of Science, the 1899 heroic duo of Mark Twain and Nikolai Tesla Vs the evil of Thomas Edison? Or the IDW crime classic, LAST OF THE INDPENDENTS? We cover those, plus throw in enough pop culture talk to make Alex Trebeck weep. Podtrac Player