Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? Well, besides being a day of gift-giving and expressions of affection, it’ll be the release of an excellent new Image comic, Death of Love. During Episode 314, I interview creators Justin Jordan and Donal DeLay about the book, including who the characters are, where the concept came from, and what kinds of things we can expect to read in this miniseries. Don’t miss this fun conversation about a comic that’s not to be missed!
This week in Episode 313, it’s the return of writer Michael Heitkemper, one of the creative forces behind Freedom Fighter from Insane Comics! We go behind the scenes to talk about issue #5 from Michael and artist A.J. Fulcher! We also delve into his other new release, Acts of Contrition, something very different from his other comic! Both books have now been released, so be sure to purchase these excellent offerings! To purchase both at the Insane Comics website store, go to this link, and to get them on Comixology, go here! These both are just more great examples of what you can find at Insane Comics!
It’s great when a wonderful comic becomes a success! This week, Richard Rivera, the creator of Stabbity Bunny, is back to update us on the Stabbity-verse, including the just-released first issue from Scout Comics, which has sold out nationwide! FULL DISCLOSURE: I serve as editor for this comic, but Richard developed the concept, and that’s what drew me in!
Along with Dwayne Biddix, illustrator, and Liezl Buenaventura, 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!
Welcome to 2018! In Episode 311, high-power comics creator Jeff Kaufman returns, and he’s got new stories to tell! In the next few weeks, his moving book 9-11 will hit the stands, something we focus on quite a bit. Then we discuss Killing Mars as well as Scary Fails before we look forward to the other great stories he’s bringing our way soon! For more information, go to his website at this link! Jeff loves to talk comics, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy what he has to say as we kick off a brand new year!
Happy New Year! It’s time for another special week at the Wayne’s ComicsPodcast! Get ready to support another terrific book from Scout Comics—Shiver Bureau by Walter Ostlie! The first issue of this series is available to order through your local comics shop, so be sure to listen to this episode to learn how! During our interview, we discuss how he creates this great comic (as well as his other books and webcomics), where the ideas behind Shiver Bureau came from, and what we can expect from Walter in the future! Check out his website at this link, his Shiver Bureau page here, and his Facebook page here, among other social media sites! Don’t miss next week’s episode as we kick off 2018 with another terrific conversation with another great comics professional!
Happy Holidays! It’s time for another special week at the Wayne’s ComicsPodcast, with a great interview and my yearly holiday tradition!
First up are Seth Peck and Jeremy Haun, creators of a high-power book from Image Comics called The Realm. We talk about how this creative team makes this successful series happen, who the various characters are, what this title is about, and what we can expect from them in the future. Check out the comic’s website at this link and Jeremy’s Facebook page here! I highly recommend looking at his art while listening to this interview!
Then everything wraps up when I share my annual holiday tradition, playing the audio from ‘Twas the Dark Knight Before Christmas! You can see the video at this link!
Don’t miss this week’s episode, #308, as I talk with Royden Lepp, the creator of Archaia’s Rust as he’s preparing to release the final volume in February! Rust is a series of graphic novels packed with emotion and adventure, and I get to talk with him about a preview copy I received! (By the way, I loved it!) Be sure to let your local comics shop know you want a copy asap so they can order it for you! And I highly recommend you read the first three books to get ready! They’re some of the best reading out on the stands today, and the best holiday present you can give yourself in 2017! And if you’d like to hear more of what Royden and I have talked about previously, check out these episodes of this podcast: #89, #127, and #212!
I met creator Richard Dent at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, where I picked up the first issue of his terrific Dynamite Entertainment comic Myopia! During Episode 307, he takes us exploring this steampunk/futuristic world, full of new characters and engaging storytelling! We discuss what “myopia” actually is and how he chose that name, as well as who the main characters are and what we can expect from Myopia and Richard in the near future! We also discuss the benefits of conventions, among other things! Be sure to order your copy of both issues at your local comics shop before the December 18, 2017, deadline! Don’t miss this excellent interview with an up-and-coming comics creator! To keep up with Richard, be sure to go to his website at this link!
This week is a special one for me as I interview Johnathan Lewis from Penumbra, a comic from Shades of Vengeance! He’s the first fan of the podcast (that I know of) who I’ve interviewed, so I consider it a significant milestone! We discuss his just-concluded and successful Kickstarter as well as exploring Penumbra in depth, including the heroine herself and her supporting cast, how the comic came to be, and what we might expect from the Mistress of Shadows in the future! To access Penumbra, go to this link! Don’t miss this fun interview with a successful comics creator!
Thanksgiving weekend happened here in the U.S. recently, and one of the things I’m thankful for is the chance to catch up with Indie comics creator Bob Salley! During Episode 305, he updates us on many of his projects, including the second miniseries in that successful sci-fi title Salvagers, Jasper’s Starlight Tavern, Shelter Division coming out from Source Point Press, and other great comics and projects he’s working on. We also discuss the benefits of conventions, among other things! Don’t miss this terrific interview with a high-power Indie comics creator!
\This week in Episode 304, I feature a great chat I recently had with comics creator Zach Davis, who is bringing out a new Crimson Rider comic. Zach shared several pages from the premiere issue, and I really liked this excellent “crime western” comic. You’ll hear us discuss the fascinating origin to this concept, which really intrigued me, as well as how he brought the team together to work on this series, what we can expect from Crimson Rider in the near future, and how the concept’s past may influence its future! To learn more about Zach and this comic, be sure to go to his website and click on this link. It’s another fun conversation about comics and creating them, so don’t miss it!
There are some comics creators who are just a joy to talk with, and this week in Episode 303, you’ll hear my fun interview with creator/writer Alexander Banchitta from Fright Comics as he talks about his comics series’ Captives and Champions of Earths. You should always expect the unexpected from Alex since he’s a master at throwing curve balls when it comes to his fast-paced scripts and believable characters! He updates us on both of these comics as well as other projects coming our way in the near future! To buy these books, go to his shop on the Fright Comics website! You’ll be glad you did!
Caleb Thusat is a favorite here at this podcast, and he’s back for Episode #302 to talk about his Alter-Life #4 Indie comic! He’s concluding another successful Kickstarter project, this one in support of this latest issue! Right now, go to this link to find out more and to participate! For more about Alter-Life or his other series ZED, be sure to click on 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!
This week in Episode 301, you’ll hear my great interview with comics editor/scripter Sebastian Girner as he talks about his new Image comic Scales and Scoundrels. You may remember Mr. Girner from his other successful comic, Shirtless Bear Fighter, which we also discuss briefly. However, the focus in on his new title with accomplished artist Galaad, so we get into how the series has come to be, who the characters are, and what we can expect from Sebastian in the future! It’s another great chat, so be sure not to miss it!
It’s landmark Episode 300 of the Wayne’s Comics Podcast! To celebrate, I’m sharing the great interviews I recorded at this year’s New York Comic Con with many great DC Comics creators, all of which took place from October 4 through the 7th! You’ll hear my chat with Marguerite Bennett from Batwoman and DC’s Bombshells followed by my interview with Flintstones creator Mark Russell. After that is Tim Seeley discussing Green Lanterns, Gail Simone from Wonder Woman/Conan, and Cecil Castellucci, who scripts Shade the Changing Girl, followed by James Tynion IV, who talks about Detective Comics and his new series working with Jim Lee. Next up is legendary creator Neal Adams and a writer new to the show: Ray Fawkes, who is launching a revisited Ragman, and then there’s a brief chat with Steve Orlando about Supergirl. Things wrap up with John Romita, Jr., talking about his upcoming projects with Frank Miller and Superman, among other things! Please note that I did have some slight technical trouble, so you’ll hear a crackle or two, but not often! 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: