We wrap up our coverage of San Diego Comic Con with two great chats, if you will! First up is Helge Vogt, co-writer and artist on a fascinating book called Alisik, made available in the U.S. by Titan Comics. We talk about the main character, her situation, her friends, and where the book might go from the first two issues! For more on the series, check out the Titan Comics online store!
Then everything wraps up with a news conference with Rick Remender, creator of Deadly Class from Image Comics! A word of warning: Mr. Remender likes what we call explicit language, so be prepared! He discusses how he’s making the upcoming Syfy show as close to the successful comic as possible, among other things! For more, check out the Syfy website!
It’s Episode 341 of the Wayne’s Comics Podcast, and this week we continue our series of episodes featuring interviews from this year’s San Diego Comic Con, which took place from July 19 through the 22nd! First up, you’ll hear my chat with Tom Taylor from Injustice 2, followed by my interview with Dan Jurgens, who is taking on Green Lanterns. After that is Marc Andreyko discussing his new assignment on Supergirl, followed by Nick Derington, who is doing cover work for Mister Miracle and an upcoming Batman project. Next up is creator Magdalene Visaggio discussing Eternity Girl, then Liam Sharp discussing his upcoming Green Lantern with Grant Morrison. Things wrap up with Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti talking about their upcoming Harley Quinn crossover project as well as Batman stories available in many local Walmarts, among other things! Please note that I did have some slight technical trouble, so you might 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! Next week, even more SDCC interviews! You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:
Tom Taylor, Injustice 2 1:34
Dan Jurgens, Green Lanterns 8:11
Marc Andreyko, Supergirl 15:34
Nick Derington, Mister Miracle 24:25
Magdalene Visaggio, Eternity Girl 33:26
Liam Sharp, Hal Jordan/Green Lantern 38:18
Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti, Harley Quinn 48:23
It’s Episode 340 of the Wayne’s Comics Podcast, and this week we begin a series of episodes featuring interviews from this year’s San Diego Comic Con, which took place from July 19 through the 22nd! First up, you’ll hear my chat with Paul Dini from DC, followed by my interview with Image Comics’ Blackbird co-creator Sam Humphries. After that is Cecil Castellucci and Marly Zarcone discussing DC’s Shade the Changing Girl, followed by IDW’s John Barber, who talks about the recent news about Marvel and IDW teaming up to reach more younger readers. Next up is legendary creator Steve Orlando discussing DC’s The Unexpected. Things wrap up with Sam Humphries (back again), this time with artist John Timms talking about their upcoming run on DC’s Harley Quinn, among other things! Please note that I did have some slight technical trouble, so you might 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 as well as the people from IDW and Image! Next week, even more SDCC interviews! You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:
It’s another great double-header weekend, this time in Episode 339! First up is the return of Richard Rivera, creator of Stabbity Bunny, who has new issues coming soon! We talk about what we might expect in issue #7 and beyond! We also look at the return of several of Richard’s characters from another series, and talk about Shadow Play, coming in January! Busy guy! For more on the series, check out his website and the Scout Comics online store!
Then everything wraps up with Sylvester Edmonds, who brought together his Indie series Realm of Spirits: Birth of a Living Storm. This book explores situations related to the Biblical story of Moses. We discuss the characters and what else we might expect from him in the near future! For more, read this article on the book!
Ted Sikora, of Apama: The Undiscovered Animal fame, is back with a new title spun out of that series – Tap Dance Killer! The second issue of that comic just hit the stands this Wednesday, so we discuss who she is and what the future holds for this fascinating comics character! Ted discusses the history of the character and how you can get her great book! To keep up with Ted, be sure to check out his Facebook here! For more on Apama and Ted’s other projects, go to their website here! Don’t miss this fascinating conversation as well as these excellent titles!
Not every artist can write well, but in Episode 337, I talk with Gene Ha, an accomplished artist who is doing an excellent job with both the writing and art on Mae, now being released by Lion Forge Comics. We talk about issue #7, which has just been released, and the collected edition of the first six issues as well! He discusses that transition from artist to writer/artist as well as the characters in Mae and what the future holds for this wonderful book! To keep up with Gene, be sure to check out his website here! For more on Lion Forge, go to their website here! I highly recommend this superb title!
British horror is some of the best there is, and in Episode 336, I talk with Joseph Oliveira, editor of Afterlight Comics, a British independent horror comic publishing house. He’s got a Kickstarter running now for Wendigo Wood, his latest horror project, which you can support at this link. We also discuss his other works, including Folktales of the Cryptids, which you can soon access on Comixology or at the Afterlight Comics website store. It’s always great to expand our comics horizons, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy what Joseph has to say!
It’s time to explore another great Indie comic, this one called The Six Swords! In Episode 335, I interview one of its creators, scripter Chris Massari, who discusses how the book came to be, who the characters are, and what we can expect from the series after its initial terrific issue! Here are the folks making this excellent comic happen: The Six Swords, created by Melchor Sapiandante, Matt Perez and Chris Massari. Art: Ryan Cody, Plaid Klaus. Colors: Elaina Unger. Letters: Renato Quiroga. For more on this book, you can go to Facebook at this link!
It’s another great double-header weekend, this time in Episode 333! First up is the return of Tyler Chin-Tanner from A Wave Blue World, who has a Kickstarter going on for the anthology book All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World! We discuss this project, including his role in it and who else is making this positive book happen! The project concludes on Wednesday, July 4, at 12:04 p.m., so be sure to get your support in now!
Then everything wraps up with Jay Gillespie, who does just about everything except print his Indie series Severed Souls: The Order of the Revenant. This book explores the supernatural and its possible impact on people and the world since ancient times. We discuss the upcoming release of the sixth issue and what else we might expect from him in the near future! You can buy and download his first five issues on Comixology at this link, order paper copies at this link, or join his Patreon here!
Episode #334 features one of my all-time favorite comics writers, Doug Moench! We have a candid, fun and enlightening conversation about everything from how he started writing to Batman to Bane to Master of Kung Fu to the current Kickstarter project for Aztec Ace: The Complete Collection, 500+ pages of comics greatness! Thanks so much to Drew Ford and IDW’s It’s Alive imprint for making this interview possible! Be sure to support this great Kickstarter even though they’ve already passed their initial goal – here come high-power stretch goals! The project concludes on Friday, June 29, at 1:41 p.m. ET, so be sure to pledge your support now!
Two favorites are back in Episode 332! First up is Jon Santana, creator of such excellent comics as Jaded, Everhounds and Wordsmith! He’s got an important Kickstarter coming this week that will collect the first six issues of Jaded! We discuss this upcoming event as well as where his other projects are! For more, go to this link.
Then everything wraps up with the return of Sam Johnson, who has important news about Geek-Girl, his high-octane comic about a young girl who gains access to powers through, of all things, a pair of glasses! We discuss the release of the latest issue and what we might expect from him in the near future! For more, go to this link!
Episode 331 is a very special one as I interview two teams of high-power comics creators! Things kick off with writer Landry Q. Walker and artist Justin Greenwood from Image Comics’ new ongoing series The Last Siege. It’s described as an action-packed, genre-twisting epic, so be sure to pick it up when the first issue arrived in local comics shops on Wednesday, May 30! For more, go to this link.
Then everything wraps up with my interview with the great team of creators on Cat & Mouse, a comics miniseries that has already met its goal on Kickstarter but still needs your support! I talk with writer Roland Mann, artist Dean Zachary, inker Barb Kaalberg, and colorist Kevin Gallegly. Even though they have reached their goal, there were many great Stretch Goals to be had! Don’t miss this fun adventure comic!
Are you ready for another double-header this week? In Episode 330, everything kicks off with Sean Wang, maker of Runners, a high-power, fun adventure series that tells a great sci-fi/fantasy story! We talk about the book and the news Sean has to share with us about the series, so be sure to get to his website store for more details. Also, he has a Kickstarter underway, so keep an eye out for that as well!
Then the episode concludes with my interview with creator Mark Darden, who discusses his Guano Guy comics. We discuss how he developed this fun book and what the future may hold for it. For more information, go to this link! He also was at this weekend’s Megacon Convention in Orlando!
It’s time for another double-header this week in Episode 329! First up is Michael Bracco, maker of The Creators, a fascinating story about adolescents with temporary special abilities and how they cope with them. He also gets us up to date with his other projects as well! I’m happy to report that his current Kickstarter has already reached its goal, but he’s offering terrific Stretch Goals you won’t want to miss!
Then everything wraps up with my interview with Kevin Roditeli, who discusses his upcoming series Glaxial. Kevin talks about this frigid setting for the book as well as the unique characters we find there! His Kickstarter is underway now and has met its goal as well, and you can find out more by heading there! There are plenty of excellent Stretch Goals to be had!
You need some Star Power in your comics reading! During Episode 328, I talk with comics creators Michael Terracciano and Garth Graham about their excellent sci-fi/adventure series Star Power! I get Garth at the recent Awesome Con in Washington, DC, and when I read the first three graphic novels, I was happily hooked! We talk about where the series originated, who the characters are, and what’s coming soon for fans of this wonderful comic franchise! For more on the book, you can check out their website at this link! You can contribute to the future of Star Power and get cool extras by signing up for their Patreon at this location! It’s fun and adventure just the way I like it, so be sure to listen to this fun interview!