Episode 257 With Ben Filipiak, Mike Shoykhet, And Scott Reed – November 27, 2016

I’ve discovered another great comics company! This week in Episode 257, I delve into Fierce Comics by talking about the Midwalker: Light Breed trade paperback with writer Ben Filipiak, artist Mike Shoykhet, and colorist Scott Reed about this excellent title. We discuss the various characters and how they came to the printed page, the roles each creator played in bringing the comic together, and what is in store for this book and others from Fierce in the coming months. Don’t miss it!

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Episode 256 With Braiden Cox, Classic Peter Hogan – November 20, 2016

It’s a double-header episode again this week, as #256 features my latest interview with Braiden Cox, who has a Kickstarter project going on right now for Pet Squadron: Defenders of Humanity at this link! I highly recommend this creative Indie comic, and it truly deserves your support before it concludes on Thursday, December 1, at 9:02 p.m. ET. It’s a great title that combines our love for our pets with action and adventure, so be sure to listen to what Braiden has to say!

Then everything concludes with a classic interview I conducted a few years back with Peter Hogan, writer for Resident Alien from Dark Horse Comics. This story is told in a series of miniseries’, and one is going on right now called “The Man With No Name.” I talk with Peter about what the comic is about, including an alien who passes for a human doctor in rural America. We discuss how the title and the characters came to be, and important things you should know to get the most out of this excellent comic! Also highly recommended!

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Episode 255 With Russell Lissau – November 13, 2016

It’s a great episode this week, as #255 features my interview with Russell Lissau, who has written excellent Batman tales and is the creator of great comics including Old Wounds, Calypso and Stranger, among others. We get into his three creations in depth, including what inspired these stories, who the characters are, and what he might have in store for us in the months ahead! You can follow Russell on Facebook at this link! You can purchase his books here on comixology or at the Pop! Goes the Icon website. Highly recommended!

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Episode 254 With David Carr And John Hernandez – November 6, 2016

Halloween has just passed, but the excellent Tainted Love vampire comic still has me in that holiday’s mood! This week, in Episode 254, I talk with the book’s creators David Carr and John Hernandez, who I met at the recent Baltimore Comic Con. We discuss the series and what makes it stand out from other vampire stories, who the characters are, and what this creative team has in store for us in the future! To find out more about the comic, go to this link: taintedlovecomic.com. For more about C5 Studio, where a lot of their work can be found, go here: c5studio.com.

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Episode 253 With Ted Sikora, Sam Johnson, Frank Martin, Jack Montgomery – October 30, 2016

Hope you had a Happy Halloween, and I hope you’ll still enjoy this Halloween Spectacular, Episode #253! You’ll hear my chat with Ted Sikora from Apama, where you’ll be able to follow the apamanation.com website and his Kickstarter project that concluded on Halloween Night, October 31. Then Sam Johnson returns to update us on his new Geek-Girl #1 comic, which became available Wednesday, November 2. You can find out more at this Facebook page. After that, Frank Martin is back, and he’s got a fascinating combination of novella and comic that will be perfect for your Halloween reading! Then everything wraps up with Jack Montgomery, artist on Sanguine Nights. We discuss the book in depth, and he tells us all how we can access and read this fascinating vampire story! You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:

  1. Ted Sikora, Apama                                                             1:51
  2. Sam Johnson, Geek-Girl #1                                               32:51
  3. Frank Martin, Skin Deep and Ordinary Monsters                  1:04:13
  4. Jack Montgomery, Sanguine Knights                                   1:33:01

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Episode 252 With NYCC DC 2016 – October 23, 2016

This week, you’ll hear my interviews with many terrific DC Comics creators, all of which took place at this year’s New York Comic Con from October 6 through 9! You’ll hear my chat with Shea Fontana from DC Super Hero Girls followed by my interview with Superwoman creator Phil Jimenez. After that is Tom King from Batman, then Joshua Williamson returns to discuss The Flash. Next up Robert Venditti is back on this podcast, this time talking about Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corp, followed by John Semper Jr., scripter for Cyborg. Then everything concludes with my talk with MAD Magazine Editor John Ficarra, who talks about some interesting directions the magazine is doing in. Again, special thanks to Charlotte Sandler from BH Impact and the folks at DC Comics’ publicity! You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:

  1. Shea Fontana, DC Super Hero Girls                                            1:24
  2. Phil Jiminez, Superwoman                                                         10:08
  3. Tom King, Batman                                                                     18:45
  4. Joshua Williamson, The Flash                                                     28:19
  5. Robert Venditti, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps            39:23
  6. John Semper, Jr., Cyborg                                                            49:20
  7. John Ficarra, MAD Magazine                                                       59:22

Next week: A special Halloween episode!

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Episode 251 With Tyler Chin-Tanner, Michael Jan Friedman – October 16, 2016

It’s another double-header week, as Episode 251 features the return of two great writers as they update us on their latest projects! First up in Tyler Chin-Tanner, who has a Kickstarter project going on now for his new anthology Loved & Lost. It’s described this way: “Sometimes you get lucky. Sometimes you get burned. Nine stories about imperfect romance.” We talk about how he came to write these tales and what else he has coming in the future. You can keep up with him at his website at this link!

Then everything wraps up with Michael Jan Friedman, noted author or comics, novels and other great things! He discusses his upcoming Empty Space comic, which will be available digitally in December. We discuss the main characters, what brought him back to comics, and what else he’s working on. Be sure to check out his website at this link!

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Episode 250 With Neal Adams, Classic Wendy Pini – October 9, 2016

Episode 250 is a special one, and it all kicks off with my recent interview with comics legend Neal Adams, who shares his thoughts on what Marvel and DC are doing right and what they’re doing wrong. He talks about his recent work on Superman: The Coming of the Supermen, The CW’s Arrow, and what he has coming our way soon! You can keep up with him at his website at this link!

Then everything wraps up when I bring back one of my favorite interviews, and that was with Wendy Pini from Elfquest! This first aired in Episode 125, but a few months after that, Wendy complimented me by saying online that this was one of her favorite interviews that took place when Elfquest: The Final Quest began.  We talked about many things Elfquest, including how she and Richard Pini make the magic happen, how profound the characters are, her use of computer graphics, and what else she had planned back when this chat first aired, much of which is still relevant today. Don’t miss it!

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Episode 249 With Sebastian A. Jones – October 2, 2016

You’ll enjoy a great conversation when you listen to Episode 249 this week! I have an excellent time talking with Sebastian A. Jones, the founder of Stranger Comics, the home for many diverse books that you can dive into and enjoy, as well as learn a lot from! We discuss the comics universe he and his team have built around a strong female character, Niobe. I loved the first two issues of her series so much I wrote a review about them, which you can find here at MajorSpoilers.com at this link. We delve into his upcoming appearance at this year’s New York Comic Con as well as the many great offerings Stranger Comics has made and are looking forward to releasing soon. I highly recommended their books, so don’t miss this fun interview as well as their terrific comics!

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Episode 248 With Travis Horseman – September 25, 2016

This week, I talk with Travis Horseman, who’s brought together a terrific series of graphic novels called Amiculus: A Secret History. We discuss how he brought this powerful story about the collapse of Western Rome to life, just who the characters are in this historical tale, and what he has in mind for the future of the character as well as his work! First up, though, is his current Kickstarter project that you can support! It’s going on now at this link, and he needs your help to bring the concluding volume to life! For more information about this series, go to his website here. These books come highly recommended by yours truly, so don’t miss this engaging conversation and the books that bring to life an important part of history, and does it in a gripping way!

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