Once again, it’s a double-header episode again this week, as #293 focuses on two great comics creators! First up is Rich Tomasso, THE creator behind Spy Seal, a fanciful yet realistic spy story that follows the adventures of a seal character who becomes a spy! We discuss how he’s bringing this imaginative title to life with Image Comics, who the characters are in this spy franchise, and what we can expect from him in Spy Seal in the future! For more on this graphic novel series and about Rich, go to this website.
Then everything concludes with the return of Sam Johnson, who updates us on his Geek-Girl comic, among other things! His Kickstarter for the Geek-Girl collected edition has successfully concludedt! Sam also discusses what’s in the future for this most “human” of super-human comics! For more about Geek-Girl, go to this link! You can follow Sam here to keep up with what he’s creating!
It’s post-San Diego Comic-Con week here in Episode 292 of the Wayne’s Comics Podcast! You’ll hear my interviews with many terrific DC Comics creators, all of which took place at this year’s big SDCC from July 20 through the 23rd! You’ll hear my chat with Scott Snyder from Metal and various Bat-titles followed by my interview with Batman creator Tom King. After that is Steve Orlando discussing Justice League of America and Robert Venditti, who continues his acclaimed run on Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, followed by Joshua Williamson, who talks about The Flash. Next up are two creators new to the show: Tim Seeley, who is set to take over Green Lanterns soon, and then things wrap up with Gail Simone talking about her upcoming Wonder Woman/Conan crossover! As always, special thanks to Charlotte Sandler from BH Impact and the folks at DC Comics’ publicity! You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:
Scott Snyder, Metal 1:35
Tom King, Batman 6:58
Steve Orlando, Justice League of America 15:13
Robert Venditti, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps 24:14
In Episode 291 this week, you’ll enjoy listening to my fun interview with Jay Faerber, creator of such great comics as Venture, Dynamo 5, Near Death and Anti-Hero. We talk about his new comic Elsewhere, which focuses on a famous historical character and takes her on a new adventure. We also discuss the CBS show Zoo, which he’s writing for, as well as get updates on other projects he’s working on. For more about Elsewhere, be sure to go to this link. To keep up with Jay’s projects, you can go to his website or follow him on Twitter.
It’s like Halloween in July! In Episode 290 this week, I talk with Troy Vevasis about his fun/horror comic Mr. Crypt, coming soon from Alterna… in newsprint, no less! We talk about how he brought this series to life, and the other projects he’s made happen as well! For more about Mr. Crypt or his other works, be sure to go to this link. You can get this series at the location on comixology. He’s got a lot of good things to say, so don’t miss his comics or this interview!
This week, Frank Martin from Insane Comics, creator of Modern Testament: Anthology of the Ethereal, is back to talk about his upcoming Volume 4, the last in the series. Here’s this volume’s description: “Biblical beings, although ancient and iconic, struggle to be understood and find their place in today’s society. Humanity has changed since their creation during the days of antiquity, and they along with it. These tales chronicle them on their journey of self-worth and purpose. They’re stories of discovery we’re currently writing every day in our very own Modern Testament. 32 pages in FULL COLOR!” There’s still a Free Comic Book Day version available for free at this link (digitally only). Go to the Insane Comics website store to buy your copy of Volume 4, and the previous ones, all available for your summer reading!
It’s time to recommend another great comic to support! Right now, go to this link and learn more about Caleb Thusat’s Alter-Life #3 Indie comic! He’s back this week in Episode #288! We discuss Alter-Life‘s fascinating sci-fi concept and his other comics, including ZED! For more about Alter-Life or ZED, be sure to go to this link. You won’t want to miss what this new and rising talent in Indie comics has to say and has coming for us soon!
It’s a double-header episode again this week, as #287 features two Kickstarter projects worthy of your support! First up is Mike Bloom, THE creator behind Italiano, a great, out-there series of graphic novels that will engage you on many levels! We discuss how he’s bringing this imaginative title to fans, who the characters are in this mobster comic, and what we can expect from him in Italiano in the future! For more on this graphic novel series, go to his website here.
Then everything wraps up with Brian L. Hawkins, who talks about both his America’s Kingdom Indie comic and Angelica Reigns from SFC Comics. We discuss how different the U.S. would be if Washington had decided to become it’s king, how he brought the series together, and what we can expect from him in the future. For more on America’s Kingdom, go here!
I have a great interview with comics creator Phillip Sevy in Episode 285 as we focus mainly on his excellent Indie comic Paradox. This one-shot really caught my attention at the recent Comicpalooza convention in Houston, Texas. Phillip wears nearly all the hats in this engaging and thoughtful book, which we talk about, as well as the wonderful creative choices he made when putting Paradox together. To keep up with his future projects coming our way such as The House, you can follow him here on Facebook, here on Twitter, and here on Instagram! Don’t miss this fun conversation!
It’s always great to interview established comics creators, but up-and-coming talent in the industry can be just as much fun! This week, Richard Rivera, the creator of the Stabbity Bunny independent comic, is back to update us on the Stabbity-verse. FULL DISCLOSURE: I did help with the editing on this comic, but Richard developed the concept, and that’s what drew me in!
Along with Dwayne Biddix, the illustrator, and Liezl Buenaventura, the color artist, Richard has put together an original concept that has attracted new fans far and wide, and hopes to continue to expand its appeal to readers in the months ahead! He also has other new stories to tell that we chat about, so be sure to check out the comic’s website at Stabbitybunny.com! Don’t miss it!
Ready to get Stained? In Episode 283, I talk with David Baron, the creator/scripter of the new series that recently debuted from 451 Media Group. I met David at this year’s Comicpalooza convention in Houston, Texas, and I really love the first issue of his new comic! We explore his interesting career working in the comics industry, what Stained is all about, and what we might find in the future for this engaging sci-fi/mystery series in the coming months. Be sure to let your local shop know you want this comic! For more about David, go to his Twitter link.
Another great double-header episode this week! Michael Heitkemper talks about the Insane Comics, LLC series Freedom Fighter! Then we catch up with Mike Marts from AfterShock Comics, who updates us on how they’re doing and what’s coming to local shops from them! It’s all in Episode 282!
You’re in for a real fun experience this week! In Episode 281, I talk with Ben Kahn, the creator/scripter of Heavenly Blues, coming soon from Scout Comics. I met Ben at this year’s C2E2 convention, and I enjoyed the first two issues from his new comic. We discuss the characters the series centers around, and why he’s completing his MBA. Be sure to let your local shop know you want this comic! For more about Ben, go to this link. Also, to keep up with Bruno Hidalgo, the great artist Ben collaborates with on the comic, be sure to check out his artwork here!
This week, in Episode 280, I talk with Zack Kaplan, the creator/scripter of a gripping series called Eclipse from Top Cow/Image Comics. I met Zack at this year’s C2E2 convention, and I read Volume One of this fascinating mashup of sci-fi and murder mystery storyline. We discuss how he made this book happen, including teaming up with high-octane artist Giovanni Timpano. We discuss the second story arc, which I hadn’t yet picked up, so Zack gives some teasers for what we’ll see in those issues, including #7, which is due in local shops on Wednesday, May 17! I highly recommend this powerful book! For more about Zack, go to this link. Also, to keep up with Giovanni, be sure to check out his website here!
It’s becoming a yearly tradition during Chicago’s C2E2 convention that I get to talk with Valiant’s excellent creators. This year was no exception, and Episode 279 kicks off with my interview with Dinesh Shamdasani, Valiant’s CEO and Chief Creative Officer. We delve into all the fascinating happenings with X-0 Manowar, Harbingers and the upcoming digital presentation Ninjak Versus the Valiant Universe, among other things!
Then everything wraps up with my talk with Daniel Kibblesmith, who’s scripting the upcoming return of Quantum and Woody. He’s also writing the Valiant Digital Firsts miniseries Valiant Highnow available on Comixology, so we discuss both projects as well as a certain night job he has writing comedy for a well-known late-night TV show you might recognize! Don’t miss these fun conversations!