Thursday, May 31, 2007

Geoff Johns After The 52 Grind

With stories like infinite crisis and 52,Comic Book writer Geoff Johns has been one of the guiding voices of the entire DC universe. Now past his involvement in the wide ranging crossover events, Geoff can focus on his personal monthly books, like Green Lantern , and the upcomming Sinestro Corps,His Superman run on Action Comics co-written with film director Richard Donner,and the Justice Society of America, currently in the midsts of a Justice League Legion Of Superheroes cross over, cowritten by Brad Meltzer. We'll also talk about the new upcoming booster gold series, cowritten with Jeef Katz, and drawn by booster's original creator Dan Jurgens, and Geoff's movie work, including his role as an executive producer on the Metal Men film.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Ed Brubaker: Cap Is dead...Now What ?

Marvel Comics Writer Ed Brubaker checks in with a look at what happens next after the death of Capt America, we'll talk about the media hype that followed the event, plus we discuss Ed's current runs on The Uncanny Xmen, his collaboration on The Immortal Iron fist with Matt Fracation, Daredevil, and Ed's creator owned book from Icon Criminal.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Heroes-Jesse Alexander unlocks the secrets

In this episode of Word Balloon, host John Siuntres checks in with the Co-Excutive Producer Of Heroes. Jesse provides more behind the scenes information, some teases about next season, and a delightful chat about how he hooked up with show creator Tim Kring, his long time pal JJ Abrams, and his writing partner Jeph Loeb. You'll hear more backstage stories about popular cult TV & Film, as Jesse wrote scripts, and was the 5th season show runner for ABC-TV's ALIAS , was one of the creators behind LOST, and wrote the recent monster parody EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Geof Darrow From Hard Boiled action, to Shaolin Serenity

From Aug 2004, The acclaimed comic artist discusses his longtime colaborations with the Wachowski's in comics, and film. We talk about the conceptual art behind THE MATRIX, his creations for The Wachowski's comic book imprint Burlyman Entertainment, Shaolin Cowboy and Doc Frankenstien. Then we look at Geof's many works with Frank Miller. his friendship with Moebius , and our mutual love for the american western.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The Rucka '07 Debrief pt 3

It's time for the final rucka debrief. We'll take a tour of Greg's favorite pop cultural refernces Which range from the literaray masters of espionage fiction, to Rick and AJ in Simon and Simon. Greg also teases more info about his upcoming batman superman arc, he gives his insight into the charcters of Tara Chase from queen and Country Sasha Bordeaux in checkmate and Renee Montoya the new Question. Rucka also has final thoughts on the "52" project, as the last weekly issue hits the stores today.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Brad Meltzer, When Lightning Strikes The JLA

In This episode of Wordballoon, we talk with writer Brad Meltzer about The Lightning Saga, the current JLA JSA Legion Of Superheroes Team Up, co written with Geoff Johns. Meltzer also discusses the paperback release of his 2006 best selling novel, The Book Of Fate. We'll also prevview Brad's remaining stories on Justice League Of America, and revisit his first JLA arc, The Tornado's Saga, His Green Arrow story The Archer's Quest and discuss the fan reaction to Sue Dibny's controversial rape in Identity Crisis.