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
A couple of weeks ago the first issue of Eternity Girl, the latest title in DC’s Young Animal line, was released. Written by Magdalene Visaggio and with art by Sonny Liew, this is a title that combines parts of Element Girl with a dash of Kid Eternity, and mixes things up in an offbeat way that fits perfectly in the Young Animal world. On this interview episode, Derek talks with both Mags and Sonny about this new series, and both kindly agreed to be on the podcast.
Listeners of The Comics Alternative will know that both creators have been on the show before. Derek spoke with Mags briefly at HeroesCon a couple of years ago, and then he along with Gwen interviewed Sonny around the publication of his landmark book, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, a work that went on to win three Eisner Awards last year: Best Writer/Artist, Best U.S. Edition of International Material – Asia, and Best Publication Design.
Since Sonny lives halfway around the world, in Singapore, there was a challenge in trying to find a common occasion when everyone could be online and all talk together. So they decided to break up the interview where Derek would talk with both creators separately, asking both similar questions, while at the same time focusing on each one’s unique contribution to the series. This show begins with Mags Visaggio, with Derek asking her about the genesis of Eternity Girl as well as the differences between creating for Black Mask Comics and now working at DC. After that, you’ll hear a conversation with Sonny Liew. He talks about his visual approach to this unstable, composite character and how his art style is particularly suited to the title. Derek also asks Sonny what it’s like to be a multiple Eisner Award-winning artist and how his professional life has changed since last year’s accolades.
Reviews: Encounter #1, Eternity Girl #1, New Mutants: Dead Souls #1, Vampironica #1
By popular demand, Emmy Potter comes back 2 weeks in a row to co-host! She and Jimmy chat about that little Avengers: Infinity War trailer & the facial hair that lies within. News includes: Ava DuVernay is directing a New Gods film, Dark Horse Comics is publishing 2 Incredibles 2 comics. DC Comics will publish a bi-weekly Justice League comic starting in June and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!