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Word Balloon Comic Books Podcast


May 23, 2012

On This episode of Word Balloon Jeph Loeb is back with a new edition of The Loeb Report. The Vice president Of Marvel TV is here to talk about the 1-hour block of Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Earth’s Mightiest heroes on Disney XD. Loeb talks about the obvious positive impact THE AVENGERS film has had on the TV side of Marvel’s live action shows in development including THE HULK and addresses the rumors that the Avengers current cartoon might be cancelled after this current season.

Then Dean Haspiel and Seth Kushner return to Word Balloon to discuss the TRIP CITY website, a multimedia hub for many Brooklyn creative artists.  Dean has been co-hosting the Trip City podcast featuring peer-to-peer conversations between comic book creators.

Seth contributes to the podcast and site, but also here to talk about his photographic work in the new comics history book Leaping Tall Buildings written by Christopher Irving. He and Kushner created an excellent look at creators from golden age stalwarts like Joe Simon Irwin Hassen and Jerry Robinson, to today’s web comic innovators. From mainstream to underground no era or genre of comics is ignored, and the profiles presented by Irving and Kushner are unparalled.

Kushner also talks about his

Haspiel also talks about current projects like making the 6 page digital comic for THE DOORS mobile app, which depicts the band’s official point of view of the infamous Miami concert of March 1st, 1969. Dean also has a Godzilla Legends issue this month from IDW written by Bobby Kurnow, and a quirky upcoming 8 page Spider-Man story for Marvel later this year.

The guys also discuss the Before Watchmen- Jack Kirby Avengers controversies, digital comics and more.

Finally Steve Bryant joins us to discuss his breaking good news as BOOM! Studios announced his appointment as the artist on their new ongoing Steed and Mrs. Peel series starting with a zero issue in August written by Mark Waid. Bryant is also preparing an Athena Voltaire Omnibus volume for Dark Horse’s