Get ready for a great conversation about Indie comics! Creator Sam Johnson is back in Episode 383, and he has important news about Geek-Girl, his high-power comic about a young girl who gains access to powers through, of all things, a pair of glasses! He’s got a Kickstarter beginning this week, something he tells us about, including giving us information on how we can support this great Indie comic! Then we discuss the release of his latest issues and what we might expect from him in the near future! For more, go to this link!
I love it when I find a great comic that I can talk with you about! This week in Episode 382, I chat with Bill Williams about Punchline from Antarctic Press, a book that can now include me as a huge fan! Punchline has it all—Action, adventure, two strong female leads, and some great humor sprinkled perfectly in the dialogue! The first trade paperback and issue #6 have been released, so check with your local comics shop to order your copies and be sure to add Punchline to your pull list there! We talk about the book, how Bill enjoys working with artist Matthew Weldon, how the comic came to be, and some hints as to what we might expect in the future. Bill also has some great comments about the industry itself as well, so be sure to listen to this special episode today!
Time for another great Indie comics double-header week in Episode 381! Everything starts with Marvin Wynn from The Edge! We talk about what this comics series is about, who the characters are, and what we can expect from him in the future! You can follow The Edge at this link!
Then this episode wraps up with Zain Shenwarii from The Eternal Balance! Zain has an important Kickstarter that has just launched, so be sure to support him at this location! We discuss how these books came to be as well as how you can get them! You can follow Zain’s work on Facebook.
Episode 380 is yet another great double-header week! Everything starts with Caleb Palmquist from A Small World and the related book, Welcome to Earth World! Both are great sci-fi books, so I hope you’ll check them out! You can follow Caleb’s work at this link!
Then this episode wraps up with Tom Sacci from Off Beats and Ultrabot Go Go Go! I love variety in my reading, and these projects from Tom help scratch that itch very well! We discuss how these comics came to be as well as how you can access them! You can follow Tom’s work on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter.
Episode 379 of the Wayne’s Comics Podcast is a very special one! On Saturday, April 20, I attended the Grand Opening of the Scout Comics and Entertainment HQ in Fort Myers, Florida. It was a great event, with several creators from Scout there! To celebrate, I’m sharing the fun interviews I recorded with Brendan Deneen, Enzo Garza from Gutt Ghost, Kevin Joseph from Tart, great artist Lee Ferguson, Richard Rivera from Shadow Play, Walter Ostlie from Metalshark Bro, Tennessee Edwards, Publisher Jim Pruett, and everything wraps up with James Haick, the president of Scout. For more about this rising star comics company, go to their website at scoutcomics.com and Facebook! You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:
- Brendan Deneen 2:01
- Enzo Garza, Gutt Ghost 14:28
- Kevin Joseph, Tart 32:31
- Lee Ferguson 43:29
- Richard Rivera, Shadow Play 53:14
- Walter Ostlie, Metalshark Bro 1:06:33
- Tennessee Edwards 1:19:42
- Jim Pruett, Midnight Sky 1:35:24
- James Haick, Solar Flare 1:50:12
Looking for more fun and adventure in your comics reading? Be sure to listen to this week’s show because Episode 378 features my interview with Christopher Mills from AtomicAction Comics! The debut issue of Space Crusaders is now available, and it highlights Mr. Mills’ love of the great days when comic reading was much less gloom and doom and much more adventure! This first issue features Rex Dexter of Mars and is a tremendous read! During our discussion, we talk about where the heroes and other characters in this imprint come from, including a favorite of mine, The Black Owl! He’s planning many strong titles, including Savage Sagas, Sleuth Comics, Monsters Vs. Heroes, and Danger Comics, just to name a few! Don’t miss this episode with a fun chat about comics and what they can be!
Episode 377 is yet another great double-header week! Everything starts with Ed Jowett from Shades of Vengeance, who has Fauna #1 as a great Kickstarter project worthy of your support! It’s described this way: When everyone starts mindlessly searching for Quinn’s Empowered alter-ego, it is clear someone will do whatever it takes to find him… Be sure to get great stretch goals now by going here on Kickstarter.com! This Kickstarter has already made its goal, so now is the perfect time to pick up terrific goodies including this comic!
Then this episode wraps up with the return of Tyler Chin-Tanner from A Wave Blue World, who is bringing another gripping anthology book our way, this one called Dead Beats. It’s referred to as “a music-themed horror anthology.” I’ve never read anything like that before, so I’m fascinated! It’s an excellent gathering of talented comics creators, so I recommend you go to Kickstarter at this link after you listen to our interview to add more scary to your Halloween this year!
If you’re looking for a great Indie comic to dive into, have I got a terrific suggestion for you! It’s Agent 1.22, and in this week’s episode, I talk with co-creators Tom Dheere and Angelo Panetta about this high-octane comic series! I met them at a recent Baltimore Comic-Con, and fell in love with this sci-fi book that’s full of action and excellent characters! Issue 3 is about to come out (if it hasn’t already), so I highly recommend you get into this comic series that’s described as “Robocop meets the Bionic Woman!” Their website is Agent122.com, or you can get this book at this link at comixology. Be sure not to miss this unparalleled sci-fi comic!
Time for another double-header episode this week! First up is the return of Johnathan Lewis, a prolific comics creator from Shades of Vengeance. He’s got a Kickstarter going on right now for Blue-Shift 2 that will be ending soon, so be sure to support it asap! Johnathan has a special offer for those who go to this link through the podcast: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sovcomics/blue-shift-2-mindgames?fbclid=IwAR1hKyeJoASzBPj2s6gfh0EsaqkzW2iyeGENyTe9SJ5VZo6Hf7021KTQkjg&ref=746015&token=8cf7f942, You’ll get something great if you support Blue-Shift 2 through this link! To access the first issue, you can buy it on Comixology at this link.
Then everything concludes with my fun chat with Benjamin Roman, the artist on Auntie Agatha’s Home for Wayward Rabbits from Image Comics. The fourth issue of this miniseries has just come out, so we discuss how the book came to be, how he enjoys working with the series writer and co-creator Keith Giffen, and what the future may hold for this engaging comic. To learn more about it, go to this link.
This week, in Episode 368, I’m talking with the creators of one of THE very best comics on the stands today, in my opinion—The Freeze from Top Cow! Writer Dan Wickline and artist Phillip Sevy are bringing this gripping sci-fi and character-oriented story to life each month, and I can never tell what they’re going to do next! Here’s the initial issue’s description: “The entire human population is frozen by a mysterious global event… all except Ray, and only he has the power to unfreeze them. Now with the fate of the world in his hands, he must figure out what is going on, how to set things right again, and answer the question: does everyone deserve to be saved?” We discuss how the book came to be and get some hints as to what might happen in the coming months with this excellent series. Issue 3 just hit the stands, so check with your local shop about getting caught up… AFTER you listen to our fun conversation!
If you’re looking for a great comic to support, I have an excellent suggestion – The Crossroads! This week, in Episode 367, I talk with creator Terrance Grace about this engaging book about H.P. Lovecraft, and we discuss the Kickstarter supporting this project, which is now underway. We delve into how this graphic novel came to be and what we might see from him in the future! I highly recommend you go to this link and support this book! He’s getting close to reaching this goal, so don’t miss out on backing this superb comics project! To follow Terrance and keep up with what he’s working on, go to his website!
It’s time for 2019: The Year of Reading Dangerously! In Episode 366, I talk with Steve Rotterdam, the Senior VP for Sales at AfterShock Comics! We discuss how this event is impacting the company, what the future holds for them, and what you might be able to do to help get the word out about this excellent comics company! To find out more about The Year of Reading Dangerously, you can read my recent Comics Portal column at this link! There’s a lot of great product coming from AfterShock, so be sure to check out their titles!
This week, I interview Frank Martin, creator of Modern Testament: Anthology of the Ethereal, and Luke Cooper, creator of Hollow Girl, to talk about Hollow Testament, a new crossover book that brings both creators together as well as their creations! As of this posting, their Kickstarter project backing the book has met its goal, so there are great stretch goals happening! This Kickstarter will conclude on Monday, January 28 at 11:59 p.m. EST., so be sure to back it as soon as you finish listening to this podcast! We talk about how the book came to be as well as what else these two high-power creators have coming in the near future, so don’t miss it!
There’s no better way to continue celebrating 2019 than the return of Johnathan Lewis this week in Episode 364, and it’s always great to chat with him about the projects he’s working on! We start out discussing Era the Consortium: Bug War trilogy, the third issue being supported by a Kickstarter project at this link, and it concluded on Friday, January 18, at 9 p.m. The second project at Kickstarter can be found here, and it’s a related and extended version of Era: Lyres, a limited edition, extended version of their critically acclaimed RPG. It wraps up on Saturday, January 20, at 4 p.m. We also discuss his future creations and the worlds of comics, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy what he has to say!
Welcome to 2019! In Episode 363, you’ll hear my terrific conversation with David F. Walker, a comics creator who has worked on Shaft, Luke Care, Nighthawk and Occupy Avengers, just to name a few! He’s now taken on The Life of Frederick Douglass from Ten Speed Press, a graphic novel due out on Amazon this Tuesday! We discuss the importance of Douglass’ influence today and during his life as well as how this gripping book came to be! Walker also talks about some of his upcoming projects, all of which are not to be missed! I’m sure you’ll enjoy what he has to say as we kick off a brand new year!