Episode 145 With Frank J. Barbiere – September 14, 2014

Looking for a new take on the superhero genre? Then you should be reading the excellent Black Market from BOOM! Studios and Frank J. Barbiere, who I have a great chat with this week! I hope you picked up the third issue of this great miniseries, which arrived in comics shops this past Wednesday!

We talk about Black Market in depth, then discuss his other projects including Five Ghosts, White Suits and Solar Man of the Atom. This guy keeps pretty busy, as you can tell! To keep up with Mr. Barbiere and his various projects, go to his website at this location: http://www.atlasincognita.com.

Next week, there’ll be yet another fun chat with a great comics creator as we count down to episode #150!

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Episode 144 With Howard Shapiro From ‘The Hockey Saint’ – September 7, 2014

I love variety in my reading, and this week you’re going to hear about a great graphic novel called The Hockey Saint, coming in October from creator Howard Shapiro, who I chat with during this episode.

Here’s the book’s description: “Twenty-one year old Jeremiah Jacobson is the world’s best hockey player, but he wasn’t prepared for the frenzy and scrutiny that came with that title. Tom Leonard is an average college sophomore … just a guy trying to find his place in the world as he sorts through issues that are both very real and seemingly insurmountable. Through a chance meeting, these two strike up an unlikely friendship. Their bond is tested when Tom discovers that his idol isn’t as perfect up close as he seems from afar.”

If you aren’t a big hockey fan, don’t worry – this book primarily focuses on friendship, one of my favorite subjects!  Available on October 14, The Hockey Saint can be pre-ordered at Amazon at this link or through Animal Media Group, its publisher, here!  Don’t miss it!

You can read more about Tom Leonard in Mr. Shapiro’s previous graphic novel, The Stereotypical Freaks, available at Amazon by clicking here.

Next week, there’ll be yet another fun chat with a great comics creator as we count down to episode #150!

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Episode 143 With James Asmus From ‘Quantum And Woody’ – August 31, 2014

If you aren’t reading The Delinquents miniseries from Valiant Comics, you should be! This week, I chat with James Asmus, who has been scripting Quantum and Woody for the past year, and is now co-writing Delinquents, which combines the previous duo with Archer and Armstrong, another great dysfunctional pair! James talks about writing the books and what the future may hold for Quantum and Woody, including their original creators coming back to show how they’re doing in today’s world. Don’t miss it!

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Episode 142 With Dan Jurgens – August 24, 2014

It’s a very special episode this week, featuring my interview with comics writer/artist Dan Jurgens! He’s a busy guy these days, working on DC’s weekly Futures End as well as Aquaman and the Others. We talk about how he works with other creators to make these excellent titles happen, and even discuss a favorite character he developed that’s making an appearance in The Multiversity #1! Don’t miss it!

Next week, there’ll be another fun chat with a great comics creator as we count down to episode #150!

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Episode 141 With Tony Bedard – August 17, 2014

I hope you’re ready for a “super” interview this week because I’m chatting with Supergirl scripter Tony Bedard! We chat about how he approaches the character as well as discussing his time working with Geoff Johns on Team Green Lantern, his ability to pick up characters developed by other creators and how much he enjoys developing his own comics and the characters that live there! Don’t miss my fun chat with Mr. Bedard!

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Episode 140 With Derrick Fish From ‘The Wellkeeper’ – August 10, 2014

There’s a great comic you should be reading, and it’s called The Wellkeeper! This week, I chat with its creator Derrick Fish, who talks with me about the book, about the story’s main character Zoe Kostopoulos and the rest of the cast, what makes the Withering Man such a great villain, and gives some behind-the-scenes info on this excellent title! To discover more including how to access individual issues, go to thewellkeeper.com!

As always, next week I’ll have another great interview with a comics creator, so don’t miss it!

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Episode 139 With Alex Lobato From ‘Max Hunter’ – August 3, 2014

Have you found Max Hunter: Snow Fall: Part 1 yet?

This week I talk with Alex Lobato, one of the creators of the character, the comic and Dark Side Global, a company that’s developing a whole new comics universe centered in Gateway City. Alex discusses his love of comics, how Max Hunter came to be, who else we meet in this debut issue and a special project he’s working on that helps put comics into the hands of kids in hospitals. The book is on its way to comixology.com, but can already be found at darksideglobal.com and comicsfix.com.  Be sure to listen in to what he has to say and check out my review of this issue at this link!

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Episode 138 With ‘The Agency’s’ Ruben Romero – July 27, 2014

This week I have a great time chatting with Ruben Romero, one of the creators of The Agency, a great comic book about an orphan who catches the attention of an international organization dealing with magic. It’s a very professional independent comic with great story and art, and you can find out more by going to thinkalikeproductions.com! The first issue should be available on Comixology, with the second soon on its way!

Ruben talks about making the series come alive with co-creators Bethany Romero, Roger Cabrera, Ross Hughes and Eric Koda, among other things. Don’t miss it!

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Episode 137 With Gilbert Deltres From ‘Under the Flesh’ – July 20, 2014

Under the Flesh is a great comic that combines zombies with a dash of Captain America and a sprinkle of Y: The Last Man.  The first issue has been produced, but it’s important to support the book’s creators to make sure the second issue comes out.

This week, I talk with creator Gilbert Deltres about the Kickstarter program he’s started to help fund the second issue and hopefully help more of this excellent comic be made. The funds will be used to make sure more Under the Flesh comes out and includes helping pay for the excellent art by J.L. Giles.

To support the book, you can go to undertheflesh.com, which will contain links that will direct you to the Kickstarter page and also give you sample pages from the first issue! If you can help, please do, and check out the story so far!

Next week, I’ll be chatting with Ruben Romero about The Agency, a great comic dealing with the IAM, the International Agency of Magic, and a teenager named Ryan who has caught their attention. Be sure to listen in then to learn more!

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Episode 136 With Ted Naifeh – July 13, 2014

I’m always thrilled to find comics that focus on female characters, so this week’s interview with Courtney Crumrin creator Ted Naifeh was a real pleasure! He’s the creator of Princess Ugg, a fun new ongoing series from Oni Press. The second issue will hit stores this Wednesday, so be sure to pick it up and issue #1!

We discuss how the project came to be as well as how this series relates to real life, and even how great it is to have books focusing mostly on women characters! I relate a lot to this title, and you should check it out to see if you do as well!

You won’t want to miss what Mr. Naifeh has to say, so be sure to tune in!

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