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!
Ready to read something really different? This week in Episode 419, it’s the return of creator Andrew Birkett from Atheris Entertainment, and he’s talking about his first full comic Sam’s Scams. Sam is a member of the alien race called the Logards, and they have a very different perspective when it comes to the environment than you might expect!Andrew does a terrific job when it comes to writing humor mixed with sci-fi, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy this upcoming book! Be sure to look for the upcoming Kickstarter campaign so you can support and access this great title!
This week in Episode 418, it’s the return of creator Frank Gogol from Grief and Dead End Kids, both from Source Point Press. Frank has a new comic coming soon called No Heroine, which is described as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but if she was a recovering heroin addict.” We’re talking somewhat ahead of when this title hits Diamond Previews, so let your local comics shop know you want to order it when it becomes available. Frank continues to be one of those terrific up-and-coming writers that I expect even more wonderful comics from in the years ahead. He has some great news for us Dead End Kids fans about the future of this book! We also explore what we can expect from him in the future, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy what he has to say! Be sure to check out his website as well as his social media entries, including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!
If you haven’t ordered Finger Guns from Vault Comics yet, be sure to call your local comics shop and do so today! In Episode 417 this week, I talk with creator Justin Richards from this unique and compelling comic due out in late February! Here’s how it’s described: “In Finger Guns, two troubled teenagers discover they can manipulate emotions by firing finger guns. There will be laughs. There will be tears. There will be uncomfortable teen feelings and angst. Oh yeah… and chaos. So much chaos.” We talk about how this book came to be, who the various characters are, and what we might see from Justin and his team in the coming months. You can also keep up with Justin on his Facebook page here.
In Episode 416 this week, I welcome comics creator Chad Strohl from Infinity: A Tale of the Inferno, an excellent book that puts a new spin on a popular classic tale! We talk about how this book came to be, who the characters are, how fascinating the storytelling is, and what we might expect from Chad in the coming months. To get your copy of this high-power book, go to Caliber Comics’ site here or to Amazon at this link. For digital versions, go to comiXology here. You can also keep up with Chad on his Facebook page here.
In Episode 415, we’re kicking off 2020 with a fun conversation with Richard Rivera, the creator of Stabbity Bunny, and artist Chris Hamer! A special one-shot called Emmet’s Story has just been released, so we discuss what that book is about as well as how Chris came to provide a great variant cover, which you can see in the banner above. We talk about their various projects as well as what we can expect from them in the coming months, including more issues of Stabbity Bunny from Richard and The Adventures of Byron from Chris, so don’t miss it! For more on Stabbity Bunny, check out the comic’s website at Stabbitybunny.com! For Chris’s art, go to his website here!
Happy New Year! It’s time for another special week at the Wayne’s Comics Podcast! We wrap up 2019 with a fun interview with creator Travis Gibb from the great Indie comic Broke Down & 4 Dead Bodies. The first two issues of this series have been produced, and the third will be coming soon! During our interview, we discuss how he creates this great comic, where the idea for Broke Down came from, and what we can expect from Travis and the other creators in the future! Check out his Broke Down & 4 Dead Bodies page here and his Facebook page here, among other social media sites! Don’t miss next week’s episode as we kick off 2020 with another terrific conversation with another great comics professional!
Happy Holidays! It’s time for another special week at the Wayne’s Comics Podcast, with a great interview and my yearly holiday tradition!
First up is my excellent interview with Brett Murphy, writer and one of the driving forces behind Legacy Comics. They have an anthology comic coming called Legacy Presents Tales of Horror, and to make this happen, they have a Kickstarter beginning on January 24, 2020, to support this great book! We discuss the four stories in the book, who the creators are, and what we can expect from Legacy in the months ahead.
Then everything wraps up with 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 next week’s episode as we wrap up 2019 with another terrific conversation with another great comics professional!
This week in Episode 412, it’s the return of writer Michael Heitkemper, one of the creative forces behind the excellent Indie comic Freedom Fighter! We go behind the scenes to talk about issue #10 from Michael and artist A.J. Fulcher! We also delve into his other series, Acts of Contrition, something very different from his other comic! Both books have now been released, so be sure to purchase these terrific offerings! To get them on comiXology, go here or go to Amazon at this location! He also has a website here, so be sure to check out his various creations!
This week in Episode 411, I have a great conversation with creator Frank Gogol from Grief and Dead End Kids, both from Source Point Press. Frank is one of those terrific up-and-coming writers that I expect even more wonderful comics from in the years ahead, so we discuss his beginnings at Comics Experience to making Grief happen, an anthology described by Ryan K. Lindsay as “one of the most impressive entries into comics I’ve seen a creator make.” Then we move to Dead End Kids, called “Stand by Me meets Hardy Boys.” He has some great news for us fans about the future of this book! We also explore what we can expect from him in the future, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy what he has to say! Be sure to check out his website as well as his social media entries, including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!
Descendant is described as “Dark Phoenix meets 24,” and there’s a Kickstarter underway to bring the first volume of this comic to fans as soon as possible! This week in Episode 410, I talk with creator Michael Dolce about the series, including its history and what we might see in the future. We also discuss his other comics, including The Undone, Mainstream, and Secrets of the Sire, all of which you can obtain by going to this link! Michael and his group create a podcast also called Secrets of the Sire, which you can listen to here. As of this writing, the Kickstarter has already met its goal, but stay tuned for possible stretch goals coming soon! Don’t miss it!
This week in Episode 409, I talk with creators Jeremiah Stemple and Joseph A. Michael from Pathway, which they describe this way: Our goal with Pathway was to create a comic book that made a real difference in the lives of others and brought hope to cystic fibrosis patients everywhere. They’re seeking support through Kickstarter, and you can help make this comic happen by going to this link! We discuss how the series came to be, who the characters are, and what else Team Pathway may have in store for fans in the future! Don’t miss it!
Indie creators are some of the most inventive storytellers in comics today, and this week I talk with one of the best up-and-coming talents around: Todd Black! Todd has a Kickstarter project underway for his book Tokyo Blade Detectives #1, and you can support him by going to this link! It’s described this way: Tokyo, 200+ years in the future, nothing is what it was. In a land where guns are outlawed, only the blade can rule! We talk about the series and how it came to be, who the characters are, and what the future might hold for this fascinating comic and for Todd himself! Don’t miss it!
I hope you’re ready for another great double-header week! In Episode 407, everything starts with Trey Walker from Last Stop, a book that is making the jump from webcomic to Nonstop at Scout Comics! The first issue is coming later this month, with the collected edition following in February of 2020! It’s a superhero story that is unlike anything else I’ve read before, so I highly recommend you let your local comics shop know you want a copy!
Then this episode wraps up with my conversation with Martin Pierro from Cosmic Times, a great Florida-based comics company that is supporting a fascinating book called From Blood, which you can support here on Kickstarter. It’s packed full of action and adventure, a fast-moving tale with engaging characters, so I highly recommend you support this project today! After all, you only have until late on November 19 to make sure this book becomes available for readers like you and me! This project also might impact on how Cosmic Times moves forward, so be sure to support this excellent comics company! Martin always has terrific insights into the comics industry, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy what he has to say!