In Episode 434 this week, I talk with creator Philip Kosloski from Voyage Comics about two of his current series’: Finnian and the Seven Mountains and The Mission of Joan of Arc. The books from his company are described as “faith-filled stories that captivate, inspire, and entertain.” We discuss how both series’ came to be, explore the characters in them, and find out what we can expect from Philip in the months ahead! Here’s more about that first series: “Seeking to avenge the death of his parents at the hands of Viking marauders, a young man named Finnian leaves his monastic school in Ireland to find a legendary sword rumored to have the extraordinary power to defeat evil.” Then the second is described this way: “At age 18, Joan led the French armies into battle. She was a peasant girl who couldn’t even read, let alone fight a war. To save France from the English, she was going to need divine intervention. The heavens answered her.” You can order these books and more at this link, and I highly recommend them both!
It’s another great doubleheader this week in Episode 433! We start things off with a great conversation with Sean McArdle from the excellent comic The Furher and the Tramp from Source Point Press. The first issue has been released, with more to come! Here’s the book’s description: “Charlie Chaplin – comic, filmmaker, and raconteur didn’t become the world’s biggest star by courting controversy, but when he comes face-to-face with the horrors of Hitler, he feels compelled to get off the sidelines and get involved. And then Charlie is approached by FDR himself with a special assignment. His mission, if he chooses to accept it: create a propaganda film to drum up public support for joining the war in Europe!” We talk about the series, which I highly recommend, including the characters, the surprises, and what Sean has in store for us in the months ahead! Be sure to let your LCS know you want this title!
Then everything concludes with my fun conversation with Ryan Magnon and Curtis Andersen from Alter Nation and Panda Mony! Comics and toys have long worked together to tickle the imaginations of children of all ages, so we talk about their creative franchise Alter Nation. Here’s how the comic is described: “Off the coast of California, at a secluded naval base on San Nicolas Island, a special forces team was created in a top secret government experiment. It’s objective: create the perfect soldier by blending human and animal genetic abilities.” We talk about the comics included with each action figure as well as the Dark Horse book written by Tim Seeley, then look ahead to what we can expect from these high-power creators in the months ahead. Your LCS can order these books and toys, so let them know you want them! Be sure to check out the website listed above for videos and much more! Special thanks to Jeremy Bonds for making this interview happen!
It’s another big Kickstarter doubleheader this week in Episode 432! Everything kicks off with my fun interview with Gerald J. Jones from Driver.Eight! The first issue is being supported right now on Kickstarter, and here’s the description: “A near-future science fiction story taking you beyond the edge of reality itself.” We talk about the series, which I find very insightful and fascinating, including the characters, the surprises, and what Gerald has planned for the future! To support this debut issue, go to this link today!
Then everything wraps up with the return of Michael Gordon from Red Winter! The latest chapter in this high-drama crime noir series is coming, and it’s called Red Winter: Fallout #1! Here’s the book’s description: “Following a gang massacre at the Moscow Oil Refinery, the son of a disgraced former NYPD detective scrambles to escape the city alive!” We talk about how the first miniseries ended, then look ahead to what Michael and his creative team have in store for us in the coming months. To back this new book, go to this link today! To read my review of the first issue of the initial miniseries, go here!
It’s a superheroic doubleheader week in Episode 431! First up is the return of Caleb Thusat, one of the main driving forces behind Alter Life, Zed and now Nook. He’s got a new children’s book on Kickstarter right now called Supercats Halloween! Here’s the series’ quick description: “It’s Halloween, and the Bad Dogs are tearing up the town dressed as Superhero Cats! A cute, clever story of self-worth and friendship.” This latest Kickstarter is closing in on its goal, so now is the time to get onboard! I recommend you go to Kickstarter at this link after you listen to our discussion!
Then everything wraps up with Louis Southard making his podcast debut as he talks about his great series Villains Seeking Hero, available from Action Lab: Danger Zone. This is Louis’ first comic, and he’s starting off with a bang! Here’s the book’s description: “Drowning in his own professional downward spiral, the veteran super-villain known as Master Molecule has been forced to become the leader of a new team of heinous criminals. In his shadow now lurks the powerful yet eccentric Spirit King and the mute force majeure Nite-Man. As the three coworkers learn to live with each other, they must also deal with whatever else their dangerous and bombastic world of costumed crusaders throws in their direction.” The printed version will be available once things resolve with the current pandemic, but you don’t have to wait to read this great series! The first eight issues are now available on comiXology at this link. I highly recommend this excellent take on superheroes and villains, so be sure to catch it today!
In Episode 430 this week, we explore The Devil Within, a horror comic from writer Dan Walters that is the scariest book I’ve read in a long, long time! Here’s how the series is described: “The Devil Within is a 6-issue comic book series that follows Adam and his two friends, Hex (Hector) and Des (Desirée), through a life-changing supernatural event.” Dan discusses the book, including the characters, the Demon, and what we can expect from him and artist Henry Ponciano in the months ahead! The third issue has just hit comiXology, where you can also get the first two books in this series! Be sure to check out their website as well, where you can buy paper copies and other great merch! Don’t miss this fun conversation with a creator who will be scaring up a lot more attention soon!
It’s time to return to some great Steampunk comics in Episode 429! Creators Matt Knowles and Steph Cannon from Heirs of Isildur and Tales from Nocturnia are back to discuss their Indie comics series’ where Steampunk, comics, and metal collide! The second issue from their latter series is now available, so we delve into that as well as what the future holds for Insymmetry Creations! Don’t miss this fun conversation with two up-and-rising comics creators you will be able to meet at conventions once cons are back in full swing! You can also learn more about both books at their website here!
This week in Episode 428, I interview Frank Martin, creator of Modern Testament: Anthology of the Ethereal, and Braiden Cox, creator of Reclaiming Godhood, to talk about Modern Godhood, a new crossover book that brings both creators together as well as their creations! Here’s how the book is further described: “Once stripped of his immortality and banished to earth, the Roman God Jupiter ventured on a quest to reclaim his GODHOOD. Now, with his powers restored, he listens for prayers of mortals in need, helping wherever he can. It’s a dangerous MODERN world filled with many supernatural threats. Someone has to protect humanity and Lord Jupiter is more than up to the challenge…” As of this posting, their Kickstarter project backing the book is well on its way to meet its goal, so expect great stretch goals happening soon! This Kickstarter will conclude on Thursday, April 30, 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!
It’s time to talk The Forever Maps, a fascinating story of family and immortality! In Episode 427 this week, I talk with Michael Lagacé, the scripter behind this epic tale who, together with artist Todor Hristov, has brought this book to Scout Comics! We discuss how this story came to be, who the characters are, and what else Michael is up to! You can buy The Forever Maps at the Scout Comics site store here or through your local comics shop when things return to normal! You can follow Michael through social media here at Facebook, on Twitter here, by going here on Instagram, or by going to his website here. You can buy the single first issue or the collected edition through Scout Comics at this link! Don’t miss this fun conversation with a great comics creator!
In Episode 426 this week, I talk with Ian Sharman, editor-in-chief at Markosia Enterprises, who is quite the accomplished writer as well! We discuss Alpha Gods, Hero 9 to 5, and Hypergirl, just three of his great comics you’ll want to explore! Here’s how Markosia is described: “Launched in 2005, Markosia is a leading UK-based Independent publisher of comic books and graphic novels.” They offer great stories you may not have enjoyed yet, so be sure to check them out! You can order Markosia’s books through their website or your local bookseller, and you can keep up with Markosia and Ian on their Twitter page, on Facebook, and on Instagram.
It’s Episode 425 of the Wayne’s Comics Podcast, and this week I have three special guests! First up is David Byrne from The Couch, Spy-DeerMan, and now Stake! David has an already successful Kickstarter going on now for Stake, but you can make this high-octane horror book happen by helping him reach his stretch goals! Go to this link! Next, Frank Gogol from Grief and Dead End Kids briefly comes back to remind us to sign up at our local comics shop for his upcoming book, No Heroine! Then everything wraps up with the return of Sam Johnson, who has a Kickstarter project happening now for Geek-Girl: Tights ‘n’ Capes, which you can support at this link! We talk about his successful franchise, including what we might expect from Ruby Kaye, Summer, and the rest in the near future! You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:
Now is the time to order your copy of Grit! In Episode 424, I talk with scripter Brian Wickman about his new comic, which is described this way: “Grit is Southern-fried sword and sorcery and pulp fantasy adventure in the mold of The Witcher by way of Southern Bastards. When a routine troll hunting gig takes a gruesome turn, Old Man Barrow finds himself in the company of a wannabe doomsday cult. Just how’s he going to get out of this backwoods nightmare? Well, that axe ain’t just for show.” Let your LCS know you want MAR202088 from Scout Comics in the latest Previews before March 18! You can also download his first comic Big White on his website. It’s a sci-fi horror story you won’t want to miss. You can keep up with Brian on his personal Twitter page and on his website.
It’s time for the return of creator Joel Rodriguez from Dusk County Chronicles in Episode 423! This great Indie comic initially featured short horror stories that went where fans like me would never expect them to go! Now he’s got a Kickstarter going for Dusk County Chronicles: Nightfall #1, so we talk about how this series came to be as well as what we can expect from the creative team in this latest mini-series and beyond! This is the perfect chance to support this excellent up-and-coming comics creator, so be sure to listen to our fun conversation, then support this book!
In Episode 422, I have a great conversation with Brandon Rhiness from Higher Universe Comics, and he discusses two of his best-known books, Chainsaw Reindeer and The Boy with a Balloon for a Head. You can tell just from the titles that these both are going to have creative storytelling! The first comes from Action Lab, and it is described this way: “A reindeer has enough of Santa’s abuse and embarks on a world-wide swath of destruction… with a chainsaw!” Here’s more about the second title: “When a family moves to a new town, their son has difficulty adjusting because he’s ‘different’.” You can keep up with Brandon on his personal Facebook page and at Higher Universe’s Facebook page. Be sure to listen to this great interview with an up-and-coming comics talent!
John Beatty is a comics legend known for his excellent inking and artwork. He’s probably best recognized for Marvel’s Secret Wars and Captain America, but if you see his name on a book, be sure to buy it! You’ll experience powerful storytelling! John has a new YouTube channel, and I highly recommend you subscribe to it! He has a contest going on in which you could win a sketch from him, so be sure to go to this link and sign up today! He gives the details about it during our interview, as well as his insights about the industry, his appearances at comics conventions, and the importance of inkers when it comes to making comics that sparkle! If you can, don’t miss catching up with him at comic conventions because he’s great with fans! You can also keep up with him at on Twitter, on Facebook, and at his website. Don’t miss this great interview because I’m sure you’ll enjoy what he has to say!
Creator Nathan Lueth is back, and he has important news for Impure Blood fans! In Episode 420, I talk with Nathan, co-creator of this epic series, about his Kickstarter project that is now underway! It will make the first volume of Impure Blood available in a deluxe landscape format true to how the series was originally produced. Of course, he’s planning to have all four volumes released in this format in hardcover, but it’s important this first Kickstarter be successful so that can happen! We talk about the series as well as what else he’s working on, so be sure to listen to what this high-octane comics creator has to say! Highly recommended!