Sunday, July 12, 2020

Comics Frankenstien's Kung Fu Journey With Tom Kelly

Foot Fist Frankenstien takes the monster from the end of the original story to a pastiche of the far east. Tom Kelly has a kickstarter campaign for his monster martial arts graphic novel that deserves your attention and support
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Friday, July 10, 2020

Movies Greg Rucka The Old Guard Review SPOILERS

SPOILERS! The new Netflix film based on Greg and Leandro Fernandez Image series has dropped. It's a tight military espionage action film asking big questions about mortality. Charlize Theron and the cast are welll cast . We discuss the films themes and plot, and  the potential for sequels

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Thursday, July 09, 2020

Comics Batman Joker War Death Metal with James Tynion IV

The creation of Punchline and other vilians, his detective comics and justice lague runs and a preview of joker war and Death Metal . All covered in this conversation.

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

I guested on Rick Lee James Voices In My Head Podcast

This was a fun conversation

Animation Harley Quinn Season 2 wrap with Patrick Schumacker

Think of these conversations as the DVD commentaries. SPOILERS All the Harley Ivy fans finally get what they've wanted for a long time. The admission of both that they love each other. Co-Showrunner of The Animated Harley series, Patrick gives us great stories and the episodes of season 2. From Darkseid to The team-up of Two Face and Bane from the betrayal of one of Harley's crew, to the introductions of Batgirl, Catwoman and...The Macaroni?

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Comics It's Katie Cook's Multiverse We Just Live In It

Katie is the Guardian Of Marvel's Earth-10 where she's writing The Avengers and Spider-Verse stories. We talk about those plus Star Wars Frozen 2 Tangled and her  creator owned stories like Gronk (and her NFL Superbowl Moment with the series) and Nothing Special for Web Toons the South Korean based web comics platform that has millions of subscribers globally.

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Comics Paul Jenkins Talks Batman Spider-Man Hellblazer,The Inhumans,

Paul joined us live to revisit runs on Batman, The Inhumans Spider_Man The Sentry and Captain America for Marvel, plus he touted his upcoming Kickstarter for Fairy Quest Volume 3

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Friday, July 03, 2020

Comics The Irish Zorro ? With Eoin McCauey

Think of this guy as Zorro's father and Batman's grandfather. Eion is writing a graphic novel about William Lamport a real 17th century historical adventurer who left Ireland to spy on Mexico for the King Of Spain only to become a hero for Mexican Independence. How's that for a 4th of July story?

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Thursday, July 02, 2020

Kelly Sue DeConnick On Sexual Abuse In Comics Aquaman Wonder Woman and more

An intense conversation with Kelly that addresses the recent sexual harassment behavior by various creators. This includes Warren Ellis whom has mentored Kelly Sue's career in positive ways without any abusive behavior. Kel addresses what she feel needs to be done to clean up this terrible abuse towards women and men in the comics industry by people of power. Then the conversation gets into lighter subjects like her Aquaman run at DC Her upcoming Wonder Woman Black Label series with Phil Jimenez her Detective 1027 story with John Romita Jr and Klaus Janson, and her creator owned books Pretty Deadly with Emma Rios and Bitch Planet with Val D'Landro .

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Comics Nicola Scott A True Wonder Woman

Birds Of Prey Secret Six Wonder Woman are among the DC work we discuss with Nicola. Collaborations with Gail Simone JT Krull and Greg Rucka along with her creator owned book with Greg, Black Magick

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DC Animation : The James Tucker Era

From Justice League The Flashpoint Paradox To Justice League Dark Apocalypse War, Writer/Supervising Producer James Tucker Cast and Crew told a 15 film 7 year story continuity. We talk about the characters comic book influences and philosophies. We also Talk about James' extensive TV work work with Bruce Timn and Dwayne McDuffie , and showrunning Superman and The Legion Of Superheroes, and Batman The Brave And Bold.

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Comics The Strange Adventures Of King Gerads and Shaner

We talk about Adam Strange Mr Terrific and the maxi series by Tom King Mitch Geards and Doc Shaner

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Comics Bryan Hill On Batman & The Outsiders Titans TV Zone 414 Film and more

Comics Batman Rumors and News With Tom King

Comics Insider Art and Garage Bands With Chynna Clugston Flores and Shelly Bond

Shelly and Chynna talk about their efforts on the Insider Art Anthology and our mutual love of 80's Music and the History of Garage Band Rock

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TV Marc Bernardin's Celeb Nerdalouges and Star Trek Picard Season 2 talk

Marc's charity initiative matches our favorite nerd celebs with famous TV and Film monologues. All supporting Black Lives Matter organizations. We also talk about Marc's TV work including joining the writer team on Star Trek Picard's upcoming 2nd season

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Comics: Batman In The Denny O'Neil Style, With Greg Rucka

Greg talks about Denny O'Neil's philosophies in writing and editing Batman adn The Question . O'Neil recruited Rucka to write Bat stories after reading his Novel Finder and it resulted in a 21 year friendship.

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Comics Scott Snyder On Death Metal Batman Joker and The Undiscovered Country

Scott has a lot to say about his Metal story which culminates in Death Metal Starting Wednesday the 17th. We discuss the Batman Who laughs, his Batman and Justice League runs and a whole lot more.
Plus insight about his new Image Sci-Fi series The Undiscovered Country with Charles Soule.

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TV The Toys (And Movies) That Made Us Creator Brian Volk Weiss

Brian Tells us about his new series A Toy Store Near You, featuring stores from all over the country dealing with the small business challenges of running a store during the Covid-19 Virus. Watching the show generates royalties proceeds to help the stores featured in the series. It airs on Amazon Prime and YouTube. We also discuss future projects with Disney + and The Rock, plus his work on comedy stand up specials and documentaries featuring Kevin Hart Aziz Ansari and the late Bill Hicks.

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