On this edition of the Word Balloon podcast, host John Siuntres
sits down with DC artist Don Kramer. They go through Don's career
path from his early days at Caliber Comics through his work on Dr
Fate, JSA and Batman, collaborating with writers like Geoff Johns,
James Robinson and Paul Dini.
They also go in depth, discussing his current work on Nightwing
with writer Peter Tomasi . Today they start a new arc in issue
#147, featuring a confrontation between Dick Grayson and Harvey
(Two-Face) Dent. Two face is the one Batman Rouge that
has always shown contempt for Dick, going back to his early days as
"Dick hates Harvey, he doesn't feel the guilt that Batman does
about him, and we'll see that right away in part 1." says
We also revisit classic stories that Kramer has drawn, like the
Black Reign arc in JSA that explored the hero/villain dichotomy of
Black Adam. "He's the anti-hero, a Superman, with Punisher's
mentality. A lot of fans can understand his motivations and
sympathize with his point of view, that's what makes the best kind
And Detective #826,Slay Ride, featuring the solo story of The Joker
holding Robin (Tim Drake) bound, gagged and at gunpoint, as they
drive through Gotham in a Black SUV. Two characters, one setting.
"When I got the script I read it, and became giddy. I just
made sure I didn't screw it up. Seriously, I'm very proud of my
work on that particular story."