Thu, 30 October 2008
Tue, 21 October 2008
Sun, 19 October 2008
This time we talk to artist writer Tim seeley, who's creator owned series Hack Slash is nominated for Best Comic Book Series this Tuesday on Spike TV's Scream Awards .
During this moment of mnaistream awareness and acceptance, the book is in the midst of a crossover with The Re-Animator Film Series. Seeley arranged the crossover with the film's producer and rights holder Brian Yunza.
However, as discussed in this press release, the book has fallen into a property dispute with a seperate company called Re-Animator LLC, forcing issues #16 & 17 to seek alternative distribution away from Diamond. Tim discusses the basics of this puhlic domain dispute , and explains how fans and comic retailers can order the book's final 2 chapters.
We also talk about Tim's new run on Marvel's New Exiles series debuting on #14 with writer Chris Claremont in November.
Tue, 14 October 2008
On this edition of the Word Balloon podcast, writer Gail Simone takes us on a tour of Secret Six, the all villain team of misfits that got immediate fan acceptance from their debut in the Infinite Crisis tie-in series Villains United.
We talk about the team's beginnings, a look at the core team members, and some hints at upcoming plot points for the series.
Simone says Six fans can expect the team to face insurmountable odds and foes of both sides of the DC. " You'll see (The Six) take on half the DCU villains , JLAers, and in an upcoming arc they get on the bad side of Wonder Woman." Also in the plans, a flashback look at each team members life, before joining the Six.
Says a grateful Simone, "Thanks to all the fans who are supporting this book, I've had so much good response from it...I really do love writing these disturbing characters ."
Thu, 9 October 2008
In this edition of Word Balloon we turn the show over to UK podcasters David Montieth and Barry Nugent, The Geek Syndicate. For a one of a kind comics forum they were proud to moderate.
In this special celebrity panel, recorded live last weekend at the Birmingham
International Comics Show 2008, the Geek Syndicate guys are joined by four UK comics titans. Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) , Doug Braithwaite (Justice), Paul Cornell (Captain Britain and MI-13) and Mark Buckingham (Fables) discuss how UK comic professionals have invaded the US
and what their impact has been.
We also discover the differences working in both the
US and the UK as a comic professional and what it takes
to break into the US market.
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Tue, 7 October 2008
On this edition of the Word Balloon podcast , we talk about all things
Watchmen, with the legendary co-creator, artist Dave Gibbons.
We discuss the Watchmen Motion Comic, which has released it's
2nd issue at Itunes and Amazon Video On Demand. Gibbons has another motion comic in the works, an adaptation of his Batman: Black and White story, The Black And White Bandit.
Dave also tells us about his upcoming book, Watching The Watchmen
to be released Oct 21st, and his take on the 2009 Zach Snyder film.
We also ask Dave about his recent conversations with his friend and collaborator writer Alan Moore, who has been very public concerning his negative feelings about the Watchmen film.
Plus we discuss behind the scenes details about his 2006 Vertigo graphic novel, The Originals, the 1985 Superman Annual (#11) he and Moore created, For The Man Who Has Everything, and his upcoming John Constantine story in Hellblazer #250.
Fri, 3 October 2008
On this edition of the Word Balloon podcast, The Loeb Report returns. Marvel Writer and Heroes Co-Executive Producer Jeph Loeb is back, taking questions from Word Balloon listeners about his books HULK , Ultimates Vol 3, Captain America White and the coming event ULIMATUM. We also discuss the new season of NBC's action series Heroes , and make time to tease Ed Brubaker and Robert Kirkman .
Some quotes and tidbits from Part 1
On the true identity of the Red HULK ? " The clues (to his identity) are all there."
After the Frank Cho/Art Adams arc, Ed McGuiness will be back on an story featuring the original 4 Defenders (Hulk, Dr. Strange, Namor and The Silver Surfer) versus the startling team-up of Red Hulk Tigershark,Baron Mordo and Terrax known as "The Offenders" ."6 months from now just like Red hulk, all everyone will be talking about will be The Offenders."
On Heroes- Jeph has written the final chapter of the Villains arc
which was being shot last week .Former Smallville and Battlestar Galactica producer Mark Verheiden has joined the Heroes writers staff, and is writing
Heroes producer Jesse Alexander is doing a one shot Sgt Nick Fury
WW2 story drawn by John Paul Leon called Shotgun Opera.
In the Ultimate Universe, Loeb is writing the Ult Captain America
Annual , which will explain why Cap was posing as The Black Panther
in Ultimates 3.0. He is also writing the Ultimate Hulk story, which
tells what happened to Zarda after she left the Supreme Power
While Mark Millar is returning to the Ultimate Universe with
Ultimate Avengers, Jeph will be writing a series called New Ultimates
with a cast to be determined from the outcome of Ultimatum
Thu, 2 October 2008
Writer Jon Hickman joins us to discuss his innovative styles of design and narrative. We preview his upcoming Marvel project Secret Warriors, co written by Brian Michael Bendis . Col. Nick Fury and the new super powered recruits he's assembled for the Secret Invasion, will represent a a moodus operandi that has a different purpose than the standard way SHIELD stories were told in the past.Says Hickman, "(With Fury, your talking about the oldest living clandestant operative in the world. He's not a 'read and react guy'...Secret Warriors is not going to be about a random number of spy incidents, and calamitous adventures... The book is about setting goals and achieving them for a greater purpose . We will be interacting with major (Marvel U) events and be active participants... we just won't be caught 'on camera'."