Thursday, January 31, 2013

Chris Roberson Dave Elliot & Jason Aaron pt 2

Download The MP3 Here On this episode of Word Balloon, Chris Roberson talks about his Dynamite mini-series Masks featuring a crossover of pulp heroes like The Shadow, The Green Hornet & Kato, Zorro, The Spider, and more. We also talk about how Chris and his wife Allison Baker’s digital imprint MonkeyBrain Comics has been doing since it’s July 2012 launch. We also get a few words from Allison about the state of the company, it’s critical response, and Chris’s own MB book, Edison Rex.

Then writer Dave Elliot joins us to talk about his creator owned plans for 2013. Chris has been editing and packaging recent issues of Heavy Metal (259 & 260) as a dress rehearsal for the return of his A1 Comics anthology, debuting this June from Titan Books.

Finally we wrap up our conversation with Jason Aaron, talking non-comics subjects like TV, music, and sports.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Brad Meltzer Brian Bendis Steve Wacker, David Marquez and Jay Faerber

Download The MP3 Here On this episode of Word Balloon, 4 great conversations about books that are on the racks and coming up in the weeks ahead. Brad Meltzer joins us to discuss his latest novel The Fifth Assassin out this week. It explores the 4 US presidential asassinations from Lincoln to JFK and postulates a serial killer connection to them all. Brad also has an update on his History Channel show Decoded and talks about an upcoming childrens book project he has collaborating with cartoonist Chris Elliopolis .

We go behind the scenes with a nother Marvel Now Press Conference as Brian Michael Bendis and Editor Steve Wacker discuss the new Guardians Of The Galaxy comic which debuts in February, drawn by Steve McNiven.

Artist David Marquez talk about jumping from Bendis's Ultimate Spider-Man to All New X-Men starting with this week's issue #6. We also discuss his new Archaia graphic novel with writer RJ Ryan called The Joyners In 3-D.

Finally, Jay Faerber is here to talk about his new digital comic for MonkeyBrain Comics that debuts next week. Denali with artist John Broglia . A post apocalyptic setting with a female warrior and her minions on a mission. The book is a one-shot pilot concept that could become an ongoing series. Jay also talks about the upcoming trade for his Image mini-series Point Of Impact and we talk about the current television season.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Jason Aaron DC Veeps and Augie DeBlieck

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On this episode of Word Balloon, Jason Aaron starts a 2 part conversation about his current work on Thor God Of Thunder, Wolverine and The X-Men and the wrap ups tp his Vertigo series Scalped with RM Guerra, and HULK.

DC Vice presidents John Cunningham and Bob Wayne discuss DC's 2012 performance in the comic market.

And we wrap up with a year in review look at Image Comics in 2012 with Augie DeBlieck Jr, Pipeline columnist for Comic Book Resources.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Jeph Loeb and Kiel Phegley

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On this episode of Word Balloon we welcome back Jeph Loeb, and another edition of the Loeb Report. Jeph talks about his new Nova comic series with Ed McGuiness. Loeb is also head of Marvel television, and he tells us about the slate of animated programs scheduled for 2013. From the second season of Ultimate Spider-Man to new series, like Hulk and The Agents Of S.M.A.S.H. and Avengers Assembled. There’s news about new full length animated films and more Marvel Knights animated adaptations. Plus news on the live action front as the production of the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series rolls on.

Then we continue our look at the 2012 comic book market. Kiel Phegley of Comic Book Resources joins us to talk about Marvel Comics in 2012. You’ll hear about the end of runs from creators like Brian Bendis, Jonathan Hickman, Matt Fraction, and Ed Brubaker, to the new creative directions on Marvel NOW!.