If you thought there was nothing new in superheroes, you haven’t read Kinetic! In Episode 394, I talk with Bill Coulombe, the main creative force behind this great Indie comic, who discusses how Kinetic came to be, how he assembled his team of creators for the comic, and what we might see from them in the near future! To find out more about Kinetic and how to purchase your copies of the first eight issues, go to ycomics.net after listening to this podcast!
Have you already picked up Red Winter #1, which just came out from Scout Comics this week? If not, hurry over to your local comics shop to get your copy! In Episode 393, I talk with writer Michael Gordon about this new miniseries, who the characters are, and just how compelling this comic is! We discuss his other series Transdimensional, which has a Kickstarter going on right now that you can support! Both books are terrific comics stories, so be sure to listen to this episode, then support Michael’s great projects from this up-and-coming comics star!
Bob Salley is back, and he’s talking making comics, working with other creators, Indie books, Kickstarter, and many other facets of the industry! In Episode 392, Bob and I discuss many things about comics, including his projects like Ogre and its follow-up Ogres, Broken Gargoyles, Salvagers, Jasper’s Starlight Tavern, Shelter Division and other things he has coming our way soon, some from Source Point Press and others from Kickstarter! We also talk about the benefits of conventions, among other things! Don’t miss this terrific interview with a high-power comics creator!
It’s time to explore a great Steampunk comic in Episode 391! Matt Knowles, the creator of Heirs of Isildur, and his editor, Steph Cannon, talk about the Indie comics series as well as the music, all of which you can support on their Kickstarter that will conclude on Sunday, August 18, at 9 p.m. ET. We discuss how the book came to be, who the main characters are, and what we might expect from them in the coming months! Don’t miss this fun conversation with two up-and-rising comics creators! You can also learn more about Heirs at their website here!
One of the very best writer/artists in comics today is back for Episode 390! Phillip Sevy, the creator of Paradox as well as the artist on The Freeze and The House, has a new five-part miniseries coming out from Dark Horse in September called Triage. Phillip wears many of the hats in this engaging and thoughtful book, which we talk about, as well as the wonderful creative choices he made when putting Triage together. To keep up with his future projects coming our way, you can follow him here on Facebook, here on Twitter, and here on Instagram! Don’t miss this fun conversation with a high-octane comics creator! Be sure to tell your local comics shop you want Triage added to your pull list!
I hope you’re ready for another double-header and Kickstarter week because Episode 387 focuses on two excellent projects I hope you will support! First up is comics creator Karl Kesel, who has Impossible Jones, a high-quality graphic novel you can now support on Kickstarter by going to impossiblekickstarter.com! This book is about a female thief who gets super powers and is now considered a superhero, so she goes along with it! We talk about how he brought this story to life as well as what we might expect from them in the months ahead, including more Section Zero. This Kickstarter has been doing well, so now is the perfect time to jump on to get great stretch goals!
Then everything wraps up with my discussion about Kayless Issue #1 with writer Brent Larson from Silverline, the comics company that is making this Kickstarter happen! Here’s the series’ quick description: “In 1967, Scott Anders rocketed into space on a secret, CIA-sponsored mission referred to as the Kayless Project… to investigate an astronomical anomaly known only in the darkest corridors of the U.S. Government. Three days later all communication ceased. The project, seen as an embarrassing and costly failure, was erased from history and forgotten. Until today, when Scott mysteriously plummets to earth and emerges, unscathed, and hellbent on one purpose… to return to the anomaly in space.” We talk about how the book came to be, discuss the comic’s fascinating story, and what the future might hold for Kayless. It’s an excellent science-fiction story worthy of your support, so I recommend you go to Kickstarter at this link after you listen to our interview!
It’s time to explore Infinite Dark! In Episode 386, I talk with Ryan Cady from the Top Cow comic, one of the very best science-fiction books out today! We discuss how the comics came to be, delve into its fascinating characters, and talk about what the future holds for Ryan and this series! Issue 8 is coming in July, so don’t miss it!
I hope you’re ready for a great conversation! In Episode 385, I talk with David Pepose, the writer of Spencer and Locke, a wonderful comic currently in its second successful run with a second trade due out on August 7! Here’s a description: “His partner’s imaginary… but the madness is all real! The critically acclaimed, five-time Ringo Award-nominated twist on the funny pages returns in Spencer & Locke 2, arriving in trade paperback this August from writer David Pepose, artist Jorge Santiago, Jr., and publisher Action Lab: Danger Zone. We discuss how the book came to be, how fans of Calvin and Hobbes, Sin City and Criminal have taken to the series, and what we might expect from David and these two in the future! Don’t miss it!
In Episode 384, I talk with Ron Randall from Trekker: Battlefields, which you can support by going to this link: trekkerkickstarter.com. It’s the latest in the terrific series of graphic novels and other stories about Mercy St. Clair, a Trekker (bounty hunter) who’s a strong character as well as a great female lead! Ron and I talk about the origins of these comics as well as Molly, Mercy’s significant other, and what you can get in this latest Kickstarter project so very worthy of your support! For more, go to this link!
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!