word balloon the comic book creators interview show
Summary: audio interviews featuring pop culture discussions of comic books, Films ,TV, DVDs, Animation, Novels, and other cult entertainment.
More back to school sessions from Terrificon. A great discussion with Nick Spencer (Amazing Spider-Man) Charles Soule (Daredevil Star Wars :Poe Dameron) and Editor In Chief CB Cebulski
Our back to school podcasts begin with a candid talk with the newest political cartoonist on the block. Mike Norton's Lil Donnie shows another skill set in the artist's abilities. Great renditions of all the Trump players with sharp humor. Norton's work received a Ruben Award Nomination. We spoke at a store signing at Challengers Comics in Chicago. The strip is collected in the new Image Collection Executive Privilege
Bryan Edward Hill joins us talk about his Detective Comics Batman Black Lightning story that wraps up this Wednesday. We aklso talk about his work, writing for the new Titans TV Series debuting on the DC Universe Streaming Service later this year. You'll also hear about his first breakthrough series Postal at Top Cow, writing for the Starz TV series Ash Vs Evil Dead, His Michael Cray Wildstorm series and more.
Steve Orlando is back to talk about his current Wonder Woman run, but also to preview his ambitious Electric Warrior mini series . We all know about Kamandi's time and the fall of Modern DC history , but what about the time after that and the historic path to the Utopian times of the Legion Of Super Heroes. What happened in the centuries in between? That's the subject of Electric Warriors. Plus new creator owned projects fro Orlando
So pleased to welcome Joelle to the podcast and have an in depth discussion about her catwoman run which is just under way. Joelle tells us what makes Selina Kyle Tick, or purr. We also get into her collaborations with Jamie Rich Tom King and others . Plus a lot of talk about Joelle's great crime series Lady Killer from Dark Horse
First Paul Kupperberg is back with tales of his writing and editing days. From his runs in the Superman universe to his early Charlton days. Paul not only has comic book tales, but he was also in DC's licensing department, which had him writing stuntman scenarios for Six Flags parks,and other non comic book projects. We also revisit his great run on Life With Archie the married life, The World Of Krypton mini series, and his new crime novel set in the comic book publishing world of the early 50s called The Same Old Story Then we welcome comics newcomer Bryn Cimino who at 13 drew art that appeared in an issue of Two Morrows Alter Ego. She talks about her love of comics and getting her first pro break from AE editor Roy Thomas.
An epic discussion with the acclaimed writer of Batman, and so much more. We talk about his early days at Charlton Comics, why did he leave DC for Marvel in the 80s and why did he return to DC in the 90s? We talk about the Knightfall event, the story choices Dc wouldn't allow him to do and a lot more. From his first days at DC, to the Hard Traveling Heroes run of Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and the social justice agenda , The master writer shares many stories from the silver bronze and platinum ages .
First Roy Thomas joins us to talk about his WW2 hero comics The iNvaders and All Star Squadron. We'd never be able to cver all of Roy's work in comics so expect more next month in panels at Terrificon. Then Ryan Stegman joins us to talk about his origin story breaking into Marvel and great work on Spider-Man and vurrently doing Venom with Donny Cates.
The final Word Balloon Unconventional explores the two faces of Shazam First a conversation with DC Films New Shazam Zachary Levi. We spoke in June of 2014 about his organization Nerd HQ and the charity he supports operation smile. Its a great look at the former star of Chuck on NBC Then Sal joins us to talk about the new projects Alex Ross and Bill Sienkiewicz have coming up in comic and othe art projects
First Nicky Wheeler Nicholson talks about her grandfather Major Malcom Wheeler Nicholson the creative founder of what became DC Comics. There were several years of DC books before Action Comics #1 and Nicky talks about those early years and The Major's direct involvement in the Superman story. Then Geek Business analyst Rob Salkowitz is back with a look at how museums have discovered the importance of comic book art and lots more.
It's the first of this weeks UnConVentional episodes, featuring interviews that reflect the quirky San Diego con panels I like to attend. First up the great Don Mcgregor who did ground breaking work in the 70s and 80s on Black Panther and other Marvel comics. The in the 80;s he was on the vangurad for creator owned books like SABLE with Paul Gulacy and Detectives INC. with Marshall Rodgers Then we talk creator owned books with Jason Inman co-creator of Jupiter Jet. Jason also talks about his work at DC Access videos and his great podcast Geeek History Lesson.
Batman #50 . Wow . Tom King joins us to pick up the pieces of Batman's jilted heart and gives us clues to look for as Bane gathers a strange anti-bat family to torture the caped crusader. Members of the League Of Word Balloon listeners ask Tom about the firts 50 issues of his Batman run, Collaborations with Adam Kubert on The Wal-Mart Exclusive Superman story, Heroes In Crisis with Clay Mann Mister Miracle with Mitch Gerads and Joelle Jones . Lots of info on many current past and future projects, plus the passing of Steve Ditko and other comic creator encounters.
Brain Bendis looks back at The Man Of Steel Mini Series and gives us more clues as to where his Superman saga is going in the pages of Action and Superman . Plus previews of the upcoming Jixworld books including United States Of Murder Inc With Mike Oeming, Scarlet with Alex Malev, Peral With Michael Gaydos and Cover with David Mack. More details on his Batman story with Nick Derrington in the DC Wal Mart 100 Page spectaculars Plus updates on the Scarlet TV series the utitles X-Men movie with Deadpool director Tim Miller, and more.
Mark tells us about his current runs on Doctor Strange and Ant Man and The Wasp for Marvel, and the upcoming Archie 1941 setting the Riverdale gang in their original time frame but with a slightly more serious tone as the second world war gets underway. We also talk about the recent controversies in comics surrounding comicsgate, the culture wars and more.
From Ron Troupe Jose Delgado/Gangbuster to Cat Grant -The writer artist reflects on many characters created for the Superman Mythos