Wayne’s Comics Podcast #289: Frank Martin

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This week, Frank Martin from Insane Comics, creator of Modern Testament: Anthology of the Ethereal, is back to talk about his upcoming Volume 4, the last in the series. Here’s this volume’s description: “Biblical beings, although ancient and iconic, struggle to be understood and find their place in today’s society. Humanity has changed since their creation during the days of antiquity, and they along with it. These tales chronicle them on their journey of self-worth and purpose. They’re stories of discovery we’re currently writing every day in our very own Modern Testament. 32 pages in FULL COLOR!” There’s still a Free Comic Book Day version available for free at this link (digitally only). Go to the Insane Comics website store to buy your copy of Volume 4, and the previous ones, all available for your summer reading!

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #282: Michael Heitkemper, Mike Marts

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Another great double-header episode this week! Michael Heitkemper talks about the Insane Comics, LLC series Freedom Fighter! Then we catch up with Mike Marts from AfterShock Comics, who updates us on how they’re doing and what’s coming to local shops from them! It’s all in Episode 282!

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #260: Frank Martin

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This week, Frank Martin from Insane Comics, creator of Modern Testament: Anthology of the Ethereal, is back to talk about his recently released Volume 3. Here’s this volume’s description: “Biblical beings, although ancient and iconic, struggle to be understood and find their place in today’s society. Humanity has changed since their creation during the days of antiquity, and they along with it. These tales chronicle them on their journey of self-worth and purpose. They’re stories of discovery we’re currently writing every day in our very own Modern Testament. 32 pages in FULL COLOR!” There’s still a Free Comic Book Day version available for free at this link (digitally only). Go to the Insane Comics website store to buy your copy of Volume 3, and the previous ones, all available just in time for your holiday giving!

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #236 With Luke Cooper, Cory Levine

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This week, Episode #236 features two great interviews! First up is Luke Cooper from Insane Comics, creator of Hollow Girl. Here’s the first issue’s description: “Six years ago, little Katherine Harlow killed her own parents. Showing no signs of remorse or regret, she was said to be a girl without a soul. Now, dressed in black except for an expressionless white mask, Kat kills for the dead – a willing vessel for the souls of the wrongfully killed that call out for vengeance. But how did an apparently soulless child become a brutal vigilante? And are the voices that she hears really those of the dead or are they merely symptoms of a dangerous, all-consuming psychosis?” The third issue in this series has just been released, so be sure to go to their website store to get your copy as well as catch up on the first two issues in this series!

Then we wrap things up with a powerful chat with Cory Levine from Bowery Boys, a terrific hardcover historical story dealing with New York City in the 1850s! Here’s how this book is described: “When his father is framed for murder, immigrant son Nikolaus McGovern rallies together a motley crew of street youths in a rip-roaring coming-of-age adventure based on the period history of antebellum New York City! Set against the backdrop of rampant political corruption, vicious street gangs, nascent labor reform and ardent xenophobia–can Niko and his friends triumph in a life-and-death battle against their oppressors, or will they succumb to the engines of socio-economic progress?” We talk about how this tale full of shocks and surprises has come together, Cory’s time at Marvel working on the Soleil collections and what he has planned for the future!  Check with your local comics shop to see if they have this book in stock, and if they don’t, you can order it in paper edition at Amazon at this link, or digitally by going to Comixology.com or for your Kindle as this link at Amazon.com!

 

Episode 234 With Frank Martin, Roland Mann and Deonna Herrold

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This week’s episode features two great interviews with projects you can buy or support this week! First up is Frank Martin from Insane Comics, creator of Modern Testament: Anthology of the Ethereal. Here’s the first volume’s description: “An angel, a demon, and a Horseman of the Apocalypse: these beings, although ancient and iconic, struggle to be understood and find their place in today’s society. Humanity has changed since their creation, and they along with it. But together we’ll chronicle them on their journey through tales of self-worth and purpose. They’re stories of discovery we’re currently writing every day in our very own Modern Testament. 32 pages in FULL COLOR!” There’s a Free Comic Book Day version available for free at this link (digitally only), and the second volume comes out on Monday, June 20, so be sure to go to their website store to get your copy!

Then we wrap things up with a fun chat with Roland Mann and Deonna Herrold, creators of Tiny, which is described as “a comic adaptation of Thumbelina.” We talk about how this two-issue series has come together, including how the two creators met through Roland’s daughter. It’s Deonna’s first comic creation experience, so we discuss what this has been like, including meeting fans at the recent MegaCon in Orlando, Florida.  They have a Kickstarter campaign underway, and you can support them by going to this link and helping out!

 

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #231 With Braiden Cox

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If it seems like I’ve recently been enjoying many of the books from Insane Comics, I have! This week, I chat with Braiden Cox from Reclaiming Godhood, and here’s the initial comic’s description:

“Treachery! Deceit! Corruption! Betrayal! After betrayal by his brother, Pluto, Jupiter was cast to earth to live a life of mortality. He has many challenges to overcome during his attempt to adapt to the modern life on earth. Seeking the justice that is due to him, Jupiter embarks on an epic quest towards: RECLAIMING GODHOOD. Writer – Braiden Cox, Art – Samir Simao, Letters – Ray Zepada, Jr.”

Braiden discusses gathering the team together to create this series, why the first book is in black & white and the second is in full color, who the various characters are (including a favorite of his, Jupiter), and what we might see from him in the near future, including the epic third issue! To get your copies of these books, either digital or paper, go to the store at Insane Comics’ website! Be sure to support these excellent comics!

Next episode, I’ll have a great interview with Shannon Lee and Jeff Kline about their terrific Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises comic from Darby Pop. Don’t miss it!

 

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #231 With Braiden Cox

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If it seems like I’ve recently been enjoying many of the books from Insane Comics, I have! This week, I chat with Braiden Cox from Reclaiming Godhood, and here’s the initial comic’s description: “Treachery! Deceit! Corruption! Betrayal! After betrayal by his brother, Pluto, Jupiter was cast to earth to live a life of mortality. He has many challenges to overcome during his attempt to adapt to the modern life on earth. Seeking the justice that is due to him, Jupiter embarks on an epic quest towards: RECLAIMING GODHOOD. Writer – Braiden Cox, Art – Samir Simao, Letters – Ray Zepada, Jr.” Braiden discusses gathering the team together to create this series, why the first book is in black & white and the second is in full color, who the various characters are (including a favorite of his, Jupiter), and what we might see from him in the near future, including the epic third issue! To get your copies of these books, either digital or paper, go to the store at Insane Comics’ website! Be sure to support these excellent comics!

Next week, I’ll have a great interview with Shannon Lee and Jeff Kline about their terrific Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises comic from Darby Pop. Don’t miss it!

 

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #230 With Lou Frontier

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It’s always great to talk with Indie comics creators, and this week I chat with Lou Frontier, creator of Wicker from Insane Comics!

Here’s the book’s description: “Wicker is an episodic historical horror series set throughout out three centuries and follows the generational woes of a cursed family as they deal with being claimed by The Wicker Witch, in Andover, MA. Terror ensues through horrific tales of creation, revenge, atonement, and the legacy of the Wicker Witch. Writer – Lou Frontier, Pencils & Inks – Jason Themm, Colors – DC Alonso, and Letters – Alex Giles.”

Lou talks about how the team came together for this book as well as the intense characters you’ll find in Wicker! He also discusses American Bison, another Insane Comics title he’s been working on, as well as other projects he’s developing.

To get your copies of these books, either digital or paper, go to the store at Insane Comics’ website! Be sure to support these excellent comics!

 

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #229 With Brian Berg, Michael NcNaughton

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This week’s episode features two great interviews with creators at Insane Comics! First up is Brian Berg, co-creator of Ghost #1 with Wade Price. Here’s the book’s description: “Crescent City is a place of two worlds. One is of happiness and beauty, the other is a dark place of blood and pain. Corruption flows through the streets as gang leaders and killers make their mark in the deep south. Only one thing stands against them: an urban legend with a thirst for blood. A legend the city calls ‘Ghost.’” We talk about how this great comic came to be as well as what the series is all about!

Then we wrap things up with a fun chat with Michael McNaughton, who does just about everything on GX #1, the first of a high-octane miniseries. What’s this book about? “A dark evil has emerged from the depths of space, in search of a power that would make them gods. They had captured the Boy Guardian of our universe, using the little remaining power he had the Boy Guardian brings together ten unlikely heroes to save our universe! These Guardians ten have been tasked to protect the ultimate power! But first they must learn to be a team, 10 strangers thrown together, a diverse mix of talents and personalities. This epic story takes you on a wild action packed adventure that will touch all of your emotions as it builds up to the climatic finish!” Michael has a Kickstarter campaign underway, and you can support him by going to this link and helping out!

To get your copies of both books, either digital or paper, go to the store at Insane Comics’ website! Be sure to support these great comics!

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #225 With Alethea

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For this week’s episode, I have a special interview with Alethea, the creator of a fascinating Indie series from Insane Comics called Moonlit Dawn: A Mythical Tale.

I love variety in my reading, and this series is enjoyable and creative, so I loved it, of course! Alethea talks about creating the comic (which started out as a webcomic), including the fact that she pretty much creates the book on her own, including plotting, art, coloring and lettering! Wow! We also talked about her love for wolves (many appear in this book), her experience as a comics creator living in the state of Alaska, and conventions she’ll be attending in the near future.

To get your digital or print copy of the prologue as well as issues 1 and 2 of Moonlit Dawn: A Mythical Tale, you can visit the Insane Comics store at their website at this link. Issue 3 will be out in May, so stay tuned! A special thanks to James C. Munch, founding member at Insane Comics, for his help in making this interview happen! Look for more interviews with creators from this high-octane comics company in the near future! Highly recommended!

 

Wayne’s Comics Podcast #218 With Kelly Bender

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This week’s episode features the return of Indie comics creator extraordinaire Kelly Bender! He’s the scripter of several books we talk about, including Starburn, Sadistic, Aqueous, Death-Rattler and Hang Low Aim High. That includes everything from sci-fi to horror to a combination of several genres. We delve into several of this titles in depth, including what the books are about and which characters we find in each one. Kelly and I discuss the creative process, including what it takes to make a comic and how best to work with your collaborators! Don’t miss all the great information Kelly has to share in episode #218! To access many of his excellent comics, you can go to InsaneComics.com, at comixology at this link or at drivethrucomics.com here. If you want to read something new and different, don’t miss his comics! Highly recommended!