Episode 176 With Ed Brisson, Joelle Jones – May 10, 2015

It’s a double feature week in Episode 176 of the Wayne’s Comics Podcast, featuring two creators with books coming to your local store this Wednesday, May 13!

First up is my interview with Ed Brisson, creator of The Mantle, a great book from Image Comics! We talk about how the series came into being as well as exploring his other creations, including Cluster from BOOM! Studios, Sheltered from Image and his self-published Murder Book, now collected at Dark Horse. Be sure to pick up The Mantle #1 this Wednesday!

Then comes Joelle Jones, co-writer and artist on Dark Horse’s Lady Killer. You can buy the fifth and final issue in this first miniseries this week as well! Joelle has provided artwork for Cullen Bunn’s several Helheim miniseries as well as the Oni Press crime story You Have Killed Me. Don’t miss the concluding issue for Lady Killer this week!

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Episode 175 With Bob Salley And George Acevedo – May 3, 2015

Salvagers is a high-octane, blue-collar sci-fi comic coming from creators Bob Salley and George Acevedo. This week, I chat with both of them about their successful series, with the fourth issue of the Salvagers: Abandoned Cargo miniseries coming out soon. We discuss the book’s beginnings, characters and artwork, as well as their Kickstarter campaign, which will be wrapping up soon. You can support this excellent title by going to Kickstarter.com before their campaign concludes on Wednesday, May 13.  For more information, check out the Salvagers Facebook page or their website! I hope you’ll join me in supporting this quality comic and listen to this fun interview!

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Episode 174 With Onrie Kompan – April 26, 2015

A comic about a “real-life super-hero” needs your help!

This week, I talk with Onrie Kompan, the driving force behind the Yi Soon Shin trilogy of comics focusing on a hero who saved his people from an invading force by his own wits and skills in military strategy. Onrie’s close to ending up the second trilogy of books, these subtitled “Fallen Avenger.” Nearly 40,000 copies of this series have been sold, many of them by Onrie at comic-book conventions around the country. Onrie talks about why he needs your help and his experiences interacting with fans and other creators in this week’s interview!

To help keep this comic series going to a terrific conclusion, go to the YiSoonShin.com website or go directly to Onrie’s Kickstarter project page at this link! Things wrap up this week with audio from the presentation Onrie created for that latter web page. Please help if you can, something that will help promote excellence in storytelling as well as diversity in the comics industry!

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Episode 173 With Kelly Thompson – April 19, 2015

You’re going to enjoy my conversation with Kelly Thompson, a comics creator who also writes and talks about comics as well! We discuss her upcoming projects, including her Dark Horse graphic novel Heart in a Box, her ongoing comic from IDW Jem and the Holograms based on the popular animated series, and the forthcoming Captain Marvel & The Carol Corps from Marvel. She also writes her column “She Has No Head” about women in comics, a subject we also discuss, and is a co-host of the 3 Chicks Review Comics podcast available at this link! She’s also an accomplished novelist, with The Girl Who Would Be King and Storykiller to her credit. She shares a lot of great information about the industry, so don’t miss it!

To follow her career and excellent books/comics/columns/columns, you can also find her on Twitter @79semifinals.

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Episode 172 With Mark Zuehlke – April 12, 2015

A great comic often does a lot more than entertain – it educates!

This week, I interview Mark Zuehlke, a historian who has scripted The Loxleys and Confederation, a great comic from Renegade Arts Entertainment that discusses how Canada was formed and what influence the United States played in that creation. This book is the sequel to The Loxleys and The War of 1812, another great historical graphic novel that taught me a lot about that war and its aftermath. We follow a family whose existence parallels the formation of Confederation, and provides us with a human perspective on this important period in Canadian history. Mark talks about what it took to bring this volume together as well as things we’ll discover in the book as well as what the future might hold for this important family.

Stay tuned to their website to pre-order this graphic novel and learn more about it as its release date draws near! It’s a great comic that can teach us in the U.S. a lot about our neighbors to the north, so don’t miss it!

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Episode 171 With Brimstone – April 5, 2015

I hope you’re ready for some straight talk about comics and the comics industry!

This week, I interview professional wrestler and comic-book creator Brimstone, who discusses the many quality offerings from his company, Hound Comics! That includes Brimstone and the Borderhounds, featuring the man himself! We discuss his long-term interest in comics, how the company got started, what creating comics means to him, and what we might expect to see from them in the future!

To follow Hound Comics’ upcoming projects, check out their website! Also, Brimstone’s website can be found at this link! Look for their comic offerings at your local comics shop, their online store or many of your favorite online digital comics distributors!

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Episode 170 With Cavan Scott – March 29, 2015

You’ll enjoy this week’s interview even if you aren’t a Whovian (fan of Doctor Who)!

Cavan Scott, writer for the Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor five-issue miniseries called “Weapons of Past Destruction,” talks with me about the worldwide phenomenon that is Doctor Who as well as Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor and companions, how this Titan Comics miniseries came to be and discusses a special resident who shares his home that has to do with Doctor Who! You can now watch the video trailer for this project!

To follow Cavan’s upcoming projects, check out his website and be sure to pick up the first issue of this miniseries this Wednesday, April 1, when it arrives in your local comics shop!

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Episode 169 With Cy Dethan – March 22, 2015

If you enjoy variety in the comics and stories you like to read, you need to be reading what Cy Dethan writes! This talented scripter from the U.K. has been challenging my thinking for a long time, and I always enjoy that!

During this 169th episode, I chat with Cy about The Indifference Engine 2: The Suicide Show, the sequel to his successful The Indifference Engine. He’s also written Cancertown: An Inconvenient Tooth and Cancertown: Blasphemous Tumours, White Knuckle and other great stories. To buy his books in paper or digital editions, go to his Author Page on Amazon.com at this link! Either that or check out Markosia’s website to get your copies!

Next week, be sure to listen to my fun interview with Cavan Scott, who’s writing the Titan Comics’ Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor five-issue miniseries!

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Episode 168 With Babs Tarr – March 8, 2015

Coming soon to a comics shop near you – Batgirl #40, the last issue before DC begins their Convergence event!  Here’s the description: “A decision Barbara made during her darkest days in Gotham City returns to haunt her! What was it? And how does it tie into the evil impostor Batgirl? Find out here!”

To celebrate, I have a very special interview with Babs Tarr, artist and collaborator on Batgirl! We chat about what process she went through to be chosen for this gig, what it’s like to be a woman comics creator and also a woman comics reader, and how much she enjoys working with the other folks on this tremendously popular title!

Thanks so much to Pamela Horvath and Steven Solomon from DC Comics for making this interview happen!

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Episode 167 With Joe Keatinge – March 1, 2015

You’re in for a fun discussion I enjoyed with comics pro Joe Keatinge, a creative force behind the excellent Shutter and also the scripter for Robert Kirkman’s Tech Jacket, both from Image Comics.

As we were in the process of setting up this interview, Joe asked if I had read Shutter. I told him I had not, and that sent me after the series, all of which made me a big fan of this dynamic and intriguing comic. If you haven’t read the story of Kate Kristopher and her adventurous family, you can catch up quickly by picking up the first trade and the subsequent issues before the #10 arrives on Wednesday, March 11. We also discussed Tech Jacket and what it’s like to work with Mr. Kirkman, something Joe compares to working with Steve Ditko on Spider-Man. We also briefly chat about a project he completed for Marvel as well as another he did for DC Comics. Don’t miss it!

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