Tue, 26 February 2013
James Robinson On The New Batman Of Earth-2 Dan Jurgens Talks Death Of Superman, Creator Owned Comic Tips from Robbi Rodgriguez and Ryan Browne
James Robinson takes us behind the scenes of Earth-2 as he re-imagines DC's golden aged heroes into a modern day post appocalyptic world where Superman batman & Wonder Woman were killed. He also gives us details on Earth-2's new Batman , who debuts in April's E-2 Annual.
Dan Jurgens talks about his current run on Firestorn, and the job of taking over books in the New 52 . We also look back at his 90's run on Superman, comparing the man of tomorrow with the New 52 version of the character. We also talk about passt events like Zero Hour Death OF Superman and more looks at today's comics market.
Then 2 creators give self publishuing tips. First, Robbi Rodgriguez talks about his Acid Western Frankie Get Your Gun, and the new ep soundtrack for the comic that's out today. He also previews his new Vertigo series Colider written by Simon Oliver.
Then Ryan Browne talks about his kickstarter campaign for a hardcover collection of his web comic God Hates Astronauts, and his upcoming Image work on Manhattan Projects with Jonathan Hickman and Bedlam with Nick Spenser.
Tue, 19 February 2013
John Romita Jr Talks Cap & Kick Ass-2 film, JT Krul On Aspen & Superman Beyond, Art & Franco's Kickstarter Success, and DC Veeps
Then JT Krul joins us to promote some new projects at Aspen Comics. A new young adult novel called Lost Spark and a new project to be announced in April. We look at where aspen Comics is today as the company celebrates its 10th anniversary. JT also talks about his current run on SUPERMAN BEYOND , one of the best Superman stories you're not reading.
Finally Bob Wayne And John Cunningham of DC Comics join us to talk about the January Sales numbers and the WTF cover promotion happening in April.
Mon, 11 February 2013
Hickman Talks Avengers, The Manhattan Projects & East Of West and Ball State U's Christy Blanch On The 1950's Downfall Of Lois Lane and Wonder Woman
On today's Word Balloon podcast, we catch up with Jonathan Hickman , who's taking the Avengers into new directions. New Avengers #3 had a startling finish and we talk about it. We also discuss his Image books The Manhattan Projects East Of West (which debuts next month) and the current status/fate of the espionage book Secrets .
Then Ball State University Lecturer Christy Blanch talks about her new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) Gender Through Comics Books. The course will look at how men and women were depicted in comics from the 1930's to today. Blanch will have many guest speakers for the class, and the subjects discussed involve comic book history and a sharp look at characters like Lois Lane and Wonder Woman , who both started as capable strong rolemodels in the 1940's only to become lonley-heart single women desperate to marry their beaus in the 1950's. What happened? The male superhero stereotypical portrayals are also examined.
Fri, 1 February 2013
Ralph Bakshi News Kickstarter,Wizards 2 and Fire & Ice Remake? and Rick Remender's New Directions for Cap & Uncanny Avengers
Today on Word Balloon, legendary filmmaker Ralph Bakshi joins us to discuss his Kickstarter campaign for a new animated series called Last days Of Coney Island.
Bakshi also dorps news about making sequel scenes for some of his cult classic films after he completes The Last Days Project. He talks about making new sequences for his films Wizards Coonskin, and Heavy Traffic.