Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Matt Fraction Part 2 takes your questions


Matt's back to finish the questions posted at iFanboy, and gives us more details about Iron Man, Thor Casanova, and this spring's Marvel event FEAR ITSELF

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Matt Fraction talks FEAR ITSELF and takes your questions



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EDITORS NOTE: HI FOLKS,  WE'VE BEEN HAVING SOME TECH PROBLEMS WITH SHOWS THAT POSTED SINCE THE JAY FAERBER DYNAMO 5 EPISODE. THE JEFF MARCUS, jESSE bLAZE SNIDER, AND FRACTION PART 1 TALKS DIDN'T REACH MY ITUNESS RSS FEED , AND MANY WB SUBSCRIBERS DIDN'T GET THE NEW EPS.

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HOPE TO GET THIS FIXED SOON, BUT IT IS THE HOLIDAYS.-JOHN

On this Special Edition Of Word Balloon we present breaking news, as Matt Fraction
joins us with details of his Spring Marvel Comics Event Fear Itself . Matt gives
more details on the origin of the event and who the major players are.

We also discuss Iron Man #500 out next month, and the details of this
possible future where The Mandarin is ruling the World with the son of Iron Man
at his side. We discuss Thor, the de-aging of Loki, and the return of Odin to Asgard.
Plus Uncanny X-Men and Cassanova news and the start of your fan questions
posted last weekend.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Dynamo 5 Holiday Special With Jay Faerber


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On this edition of Word Baloon writer Jay Faerber is back to talk about next week's Dynamo 5 Holiday Special from Image . The one shot picks up the D5 story after the events of this year's SINS OF THE FATHER storyline, with an all new story, plus 5 epilouges that llead into next years D5 mini series and beyond.

As a creator who has many creator owned properties, Jay also talks about the availability of his past works as digital comics and explains the realities behind tranfering these works from print to digital.

We also talk about Jay's admission into the Warner Television Writers Workshop, which leads to a talk about american television , and screenwriting.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

A Hard Day's Knight With Paul Cornell


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On this episode of Word Balloon writer Paul Cornell is back to talk about his DC books. We'll discuss today's release of The Knight and Squire #3 plus Cornell's 3 issue run on Batman And Robin and his continuing story in Action Comics featuring Lex Luthor.


We also discuss his work Soldier Zero from Boom Studio's. Paul talks about writing under the editorial imput of Stan Lee  who is not ust lending his name to the project. In Cornell's own word's "...half of the first issue's script are Stan's words." How does the 21st century Lee oversee a comic script for a modern audience?
Plus there's a full discussion about writing for  television. We talk about the role of the "Show Runner " producer.  Last week's rumors about The Walking Dead producers firing their season one writing staff and adopting a british model of freelance writers turning in season two scripts is discused. It's the system Cornell has worked under for shows like Doctor Who, Primeval, and others. Paul claims no inside information about the AMC-Walking Dead situation, but explains the differences between having a writers room to lean on versus the solitary life of a freelancer.

Then the conversation goes in depth discussing Doctor Who, from the current success of producer Steven Moffat and star Matt Smith to a look back at the 1969-1978 Terrence Dicks show runner era. In particular we talk about Paul's episode Plus we discuss other Brit-TV, like the Moffat produced SHERLOCK series, Primeval, and others.