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Word Balloon Comic Books Podcast


Jan 28, 2011

We continue our 2 part conversation with Marvel writer Jeff Parker. Jeff discusses his 2010 Oni book with Steve Lieber UNDERGROUND, and how a leaked pdf of the book at 4chan ended up being a positive publicity happening resulting in new readers and sales for the overlooked project.


We also discuss the X-Men First Class Film, and Jeff's minor advisory involvement, more Thunderbolts talk including future guest stars and more on Man-Thing's unique role on the team.


We discuss the old guard of comic creators like Alex Toth, Al Williamson and Burne Hogarth . The Will Eisner documentary . Adventure comic strips like Steve Canyon, Rip Kirby, Prince Valiant, and Flash Gordon from old and current creators Milton Cannif, Hal Foster, Alex Raymond, Mark Schultz and Gary Gianni .


We talk about fantasy books, from The Harry Potter and Percy Jackson books,  to The Hobbitt and disgraced author James Frey's I Am Number Four . Plus loads of old movie talk. From the implausability of Dean Martin making good westerns, (Rio Bravo & Bandollero) to the best John Ford films like The Searchers, The Last Hurrah, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance .