Fri, 28 August 2015
Judd Winick is back! We loved his superhero work for years at DC and Marvel (Batman: Under The Red Hood, Shazam, Exiles, The Outsiders, Green Lantern,) and running the alternate earth adventures of Marvel's Exiles, but it's been a long time since we've enjoyed the art and funny side of Winick's storytelling.
The man behind Frumpy The Clown and Barry Ween has put himself back behind the drafting table to draw and write this hilarious action adventure that will delight children and thoroughly entertain their parents with intense comic book style action .
We talk about his feelings on this series compared to his superhero work, his work on The Hulu superhero parody The Awesomes created by Seth Meyers, and more .
Then Sci-Fi writer Duane Burghard brng his own military background into his new novel Gopto combining real world practicality with an alien conspiracy. Duane was also an online talk show host in the early pre-podcast net era, and he shares memories of some famous interviews he got to do in the sci-fi world
Tue, 18 August 2015
Two interviews that look at the art/alternative comix scene. How is it playing out while the superhero books are seeing massive attention at Conventions and from Film and TV projects?
First Dean Haspiel and Gregory Benton talk about their new books from Hang Dai studios. Haspiel is presenting his real life adventures moving to Brooklyn from Manhattan in Beef With Tomato. Benton has released an ambitious silent comic called Smoke. Hang Dai is also releasing Schmuck the graphic novel written by the late comics photo journalist Seth Kushner . The guys talk about Kushner's continued inspiration in the Hang Dai Studio, and how they plan to promote these books in the upcoming conventions and comic arts festivals. We also talk about Dean's love of superhero comics particularly the Fantastic Four amd Greg's current obsession with Jack Kirby's Fourth World.
Then Comics Reporter Tom Spurgeon joins us for a talk about his blog The Comics Reporter, and new patreon campaign to fund his new monthly online magazine The Comics Report . It's a chance to compare notes on the changes we've both seen in the comics market. Tom is also organizing a Columbus, Ohio Comics Arts Festival in conjunction with Ohio State University CXC Festival.
Mon, 10 August 2015
First Reggie Hudlin joins us to discuss the return of Milestone Media. Hudlin promises new projects are on the way, as well as the return of Static Rocket Hardware and the Dakota World. We also talk about his films House Party, Boomerang and producing D'Jango Unchained with Quentin Tarantino.
Hudlin also wrote the D'Jango Vertigo comics adaptation (the series won an Eisner in 2014), plus Marvel runs of Black Panther and Spider-Man. Hudlin also produced the Marvel Knights Black Panther Animated series on BET where he also served as that network's president. Reggie gives us his POV on the current geek market, and a look back at the 70's style of heroes of color.
Mon, 3 August 2015
Marvel TV Movie and Comics Talk With Joe Quesada, Jeremy Haun, and The Filmmakers of Cicada The Movie
First, Joe Quesada the man who helped revive Marvel starting from 1998 with the creation of Marvel Knights to his long run as Editor in Chief to the present as chief creative officer. Joe oversees the comics, films TV and more and we talk about what's been happening on screen and in the pages of Marvel. From Netflix to the ABC shows to this years films and the comic event Secret Wars.
Fri, 31 July 2015
Rob Burnett is a film director resposible for the hilarious 1999 Star Trek Valentine Free Enterprise starring Eirk McCormack William Shatner and Rafer Weigel . Currently he's the directpor of Star Trek:Axanar the ground breaking independent Star Trek Film set 20 years before James T Kirk was Captain of the Enterprise. With a cast and crew of working hollywood professionals, who also love Star Trek They are in the midst of an indie go go fund rasing campaign to make this epic 2hr story.
As a proof of concept, they made this 21 minute pseudo-documentary, Prelude To Axanar which chronicles the characters and battles leading up to the film . Featuring Star Trek Stars Tony Todd, JG Hertzler and Gary Graham Battlestar Galactica stars Richard Hatch and Kate Vernon, and introducing Alec Peters as Garth Of Izar. The visual effects, score, writing, and acting will blow you away . Trek fans know Capt Garth was a hero of Kirk's and an eventual original series enemy. Axanar tells the story of his historic battle against the Klingons.
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Rob also has created many documentaries and special features for films like X-Men, Lord Of The Rings, Aliens, Tron, and The Star Trek TV Shows TNG, Voyager, DS9, and Enterprise. As Rob explains, we may be seeing an end to the era of great dvd and blu-ray speacial doumentaires and features.
We also talk comic books, James Bond and ponder the question of how many of the younger geek fans have the interest and patience to sit through vinatge Sci-Fi films from the 1930's to the pre Star Wars 1970's?