If you’re looking for a great Indie comic to dive into, have I got a terrific suggestion for you! It’s Agent 1.22, and in this week’s episode, I talk with co-creators Tom Dheere and Angelo Panetta about this high-octane comic series! I met them at a recent Baltimore Comic-Con, and fell in love with this sci-fi book that’s full of action and excellent characters! Issue 3 is about to come out (if it hasn’t already), so I highly recommend you get into this comic series that’s described as “Robocop meets the Bionic Woman!” Their website is Agent122.com, or you can get this book at this link at comixology. Be sure not to miss this unparalleled sci-fi comic!
Time for another double-header episode this week! First up is the return of Johnathan Lewis, a prolific comics creator from Shades of Vengeance. He’s got a Kickstarter going on right now for Blue-Shift 2 that will be ending soon, so be sure to support it asap! Johnathan has a special offer for those who go to this link through the podcast: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sovcomics/blue-shift-2-mindgames?fbclid=IwAR1hKyeJoASzBPj2s6gfh0EsaqkzW2iyeGENyTe9SJ5VZo6Hf7021KTQkjg&ref=746015&token=8cf7f942, You’ll get something great if you support Blue-Shift 2 through this link! To access the first issue, you can buy it on Comixology at this link.
Then everything concludes with my fun chat with Benjamin Roman, the artist on Auntie Agatha’s Home for Wayward Rabbits from Image Comics. The fourth issue of this miniseries has just come out, so we discuss how the book came to be, how he enjoys working with the series writer and co-creator Keith Giffen, and what the future may hold for this engaging comic. To learn more about it, go to this link.
This week, in Episode 368, I’m talking with the creators of one of THE very best comics on the stands today, in my opinion—The Freeze from Top Cow! Writer Dan Wickline and artist Phillip Sevy are bringing this gripping sci-fi and character-oriented story to life each month, and I can never tell what they’re going to do next! Here’s the initial issue’s description: “The entire human population is frozen by a mysterious global event… all except Ray, and only he has the power to unfreeze them. Now with the fate of the world in his hands, he must figure out what is going on, how to set things right again, and answer the question: does everyone deserve to be saved?” We discuss how the book came to be and get some hints as to what might happen in the coming months with this excellent series. Issue 3 just hit the stands, so check with your local shop about getting caught up… AFTER you listen to our fun conversation!
If you’re looking for a great comic to support, I have an excellent suggestion – The Crossroads! This week, in Episode 367, I talk with creator Terrance Grace about this engaging book about H.P. Lovecraft, and we discuss the Kickstarter supporting this project, which is now underway. We delve into how this graphic novel came to be and what we might see from him in the future! I highly recommend you go to this link and support this book! He’s getting close to reaching this goal, so don’t miss out on backing this superb comics project! To follow Terrance and keep up with what he’s working on, go to his website!
It’s time for 2019: The Year of Reading Dangerously! In Episode 366, I talk with Steve Rotterdam, the Senior VP for Sales at AfterShock Comics! We discuss how this event is impacting the company, what the future holds for them, and what you might be able to do to help get the word out about this excellent comics company! To find out more about The Year of Reading Dangerously, you can read my recent Comics Portal column at this link! There’s a lot of great product coming from AfterShock, so be sure to check out their titles!
This week, I interview Frank Martin, creator of Modern Testament: Anthology of the Ethereal, and Luke Cooper, creator of Hollow Girl, to talk about Hollow Testament, a new crossover book that brings both creators together as well as their creations! As of this posting, their Kickstarter project backing the book has met its goal, so there are great stretch goals happening! This Kickstarter will conclude on Monday, January 28 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!
There’s no better way to continue celebrating 2019 than the return of Johnathan Lewis this week in Episode 364, and it’s always great to chat with him about the projects he’s working on! We start out discussing Era the Consortium: Bug War trilogy, the third issue being supported by a Kickstarter project at this link, and it concluded on Friday, January 18, at 9 p.m. The second project at Kickstarter can be found here, and it’s a related and extended version of Era: Lyres, a limited edition, extended version of their critically acclaimed RPG. It wraps up on Saturday, January 20, at 4 p.m. We also discuss his future creations and the worlds of comics, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy what he has to say!
Welcome to 2019! In Episode 363, you’ll hear my terrific conversation with David F. Walker, a comics creator who has worked on Shaft, Luke Care, Nighthawk and Occupy Avengers, just to name a few! He’s now taken on The Life of Frederick Douglass from Ten Speed Press, a graphic novel due out on Amazon this Tuesday! We discuss the importance of Douglass’ influence today and during his life as well as how this gripping book came to be! Walker also talks about some of his upcoming projects, all of which are not to be missed! 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 Comics Podcast! Get ready to support another terrific Indie comic—Man in the Mask by Mike W. Belcher! The first trade of this series is available to order through Mike’s website at this link, and he has more great character/action stories to come, as we discuss! You can follow him at his Facebook page here!
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 fun interview with Mike Norton, writer and artist on Battlepug, a webcomic that is about to be collected into a hardcover! It’s coming in late January, so be sure to order it through your local store or preorder it via Amazon.com at this link! Here’s the description: “All five volumes of Mike Norton’s original Fantasy/humor series together for the first time. Join the last Kinmundian and his faithful steed, THE BATTLEPUG, as they travel seeking revenge against every giant ridiculous animal they can find. Featuring extras like sketches and art by some of the most creative artists in the business today!” Highly recommend this wonderfully entertaining book, which may continue in the near future!
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 next week’s episode as we wrap up 2018 with another terrific conversation with another great comics professional!
Comics Creator Sam Johnson is back in Episode 360, and he 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 issues and what we might expect from him in the near future! For more, go to this link!
Ben Rankel is the creator of a fascinating graphic novel from Renegade Arts Entertainment called Frank, and I highly recommend you get it at this link. Ben is both the writer and artist of the book, so we discuss in Episode 359 how he brought Frank to life, who the characters are, what actual historical event this graphic novel is based on, and what we can expect from him in the future! It’s a great interview with a creator I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more from soon, so don’t miss this interview!
It’s great to discover a high-power storyteller when you go to a comic convention, and one of the most recent “finds” for me has been Chris Charlton, scripter of many wonderful tales including Black of Heart, Binary Gray, The Dolls, and Open Tree, just to name a few! I enjoy variety, and his writing sparkles and surprises every time I read it. I met him in person at this year’s Cincinnati Comic Expo, and I picked up the hardcover version of Black of Heart, a book I very highly recommend! We discuss that book and his other works, all of which I enjoyed tremendously! To access his stories, go to his website at this link. Don’t miss this entertaining chat with an excellent comics creator I hope we hear much more from in the days ahead!
I enjoy variety, which is why I’m talking with Lynsey G. from Oneshi Press during Episode 355! She’s one of the driving forces behind that company, and she also writes two of the series’ in their Oneshi Press Quarterly Anthology series. Right now, she has a Kickstarter project going on for Tracy Queen Volume 1, which deserves your support! We discuss how they put the anthology book together as well as how Tracy Queen came into existence, among other things! For more on Oneshi Press, go to their website here. Don’t miss this fun chat with a rising star in Indie comics!
Time for a great crime noir comic, and that’s Dead Rabbit from Image Comics! During Episode 354, I talk with artist John McCrea from this gripping book, including his role in bringing series to life. Working with Gerry Duggan, he breathes life into a criminal who has completed a big heist, then vanished, only to reappear again! Why? That’s part of the mystery, so this series is highly recommended! We talk about how the book comes together and what the future holds for this great comic!