Wayne’s Comics Podcast #300: DC/NYCC 2017

Marguerite Bennett, Batwoman, Bombshells, Flintstones, Mark Russell, Tim Seeley, Green Lanterns, Gail Simone, Wonder Woman, Conan, Cecil Castellucci, Shade the Changing Girl, James Tynion IV, Detective Comics, Jim Lee, Neal Adams, Ray Fawkes, Ragman, Steve Orlando, Supergirl, John Romita Jr Frank Miller, Superman, Charlotte Sandler, BH Impact

It’s landmark Episode 300 of the Wayne’s Comics Podcast! To celebrate, I’m sharing the great interviews I recorded at this year’s New York Comic Con with many great DC Comics creators, all of which took place from October 4 through the 7th! You’ll hear my chat with Marguerite Bennett from Batwoman and DC’s Bombshells followed by my interview with Flintstones creator Mark Russell. After that is Tim Seeley discussing Green Lanterns, Gail Simone from Wonder Woman/Conan, and Cecil Castellucci, who scripts Shade the Changing Girl, followed by James Tynion IV, who talks about Detective Comics and his new series working with Jim Lee. Next up is legendary creator Neal Adams and a writer new to the show: Ray Fawkes, who is launching a revisited Ragman, and then there’s a brief chat with Steve Orlando about Supergirl. Things wrap up with John Romita, Jr., talking about his upcoming projects with Frank Miller and Superman, among other things! Please note that I did have some slight technical trouble, so you’ll 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! You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:

  1. Marguerite Bennett, Batwoman                                             2:25
  2. Mark Russell, Flintstones                                                    10:37
  3. Tim Seeley, Green Lanterns                                               15:48
  4. Gail Simone, Wonder Woman/Conan                                27:00
  5. Cecil Castellucci, Shade the Changing Girl                        37:01
  6. James Tynion IV, Detective Comics                                   45:15
  7. Neal Adams, Deadman                                                      58:40
  8. Ray Fawkes, Ragman                                                     1:09:50
  9. Steve Orlando, Supergirl                                                 1:19:34
  10. John Romita, Jr., Silencer                                               1:21:46

 

Deconstructing Comics #555: Steve Pugh takes on “The Flintstones”

The Flintstones

One breakout hit comic of the past year is DC’s The Flintstones, by Mark Russell and Steve Pugh. This week, Tim and John Roberson talk with Pugh about the challenges of adapting the 1960s characters to a slightly more serious art style and discuss writer Russell’s decidedly different take on this classic Hanna-Barbera property.

Patrons can hear a bonus review of Flintstones #12 on Patreon!

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Comics Alternative, Episode 235: Reviews of Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero and the DC Hanna-Barbera Specials

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Reminiscing

This week Andy and Derek discuss five new titles. They start off with Michael DeForge’s latest book, Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero (Drawn and Quarterly). While this is an unusual story, it’s nonetheless one of DeForge’s most conventional stories, at least when compared to many of his previous works. It’s an episodic narrative about its titular character, a multi-talented 49-year-old woman who moves to a Canadian national park to escape a scandal surrounding her rich father’s finances. There she befriends a bunny named Oatmeal, a moose lawyer who goes by the name “Lisa Hanawalt,” a love-struck eel, a “marked” young woman called Girl McNally, dumb geese, proxy ants, a bear chronicler, and the park’s wannabe reporter “Michael DeForge.” Did we mention that this is one of DeForge’s more conventional stories? This title began as a webcomic on Tumblr, and while people can still find the complete comic up and available, the guys strongly recommend that listeners get the new book to fully take in the physical, tactile experience.

Next, the Two Guys with PhDs turn to the four new Hanna-Barbera one-shots from DC Comics: the Adam Strange/Future Quest Special (by Mark Andreyko, Jeff Parker, and Steve Lieber), the Booster Gold/The Flintstones Special (Mark Russell, Rick Leonardi, and Scott Hanna), the Green Lantern/Space Ghost Special (James Tynion IV, Christopher Sebela, and Ariel Olivetti), and the Suicide Squad/The Banana Splits Special (Tony Bedard, Ben Caldwell, and Mark Morales). They both enjoy all four of the titles, although Derek has some reservations about the Suicide Squad/Banana Splits team-up, and Andy feels that the Green Lantern/Space Ghost one is a missed opportunity. But they spend about as much time discussing the short backups in these four specials, with Howard Chaykin’s Ruff ‘n’ Reddy being a standout. Is that any surprise

Deconstructing Comics #525: Comics and Politics

Comics and PoliticsIn the wake of the 2016 presidential election, with a result that many found unexpected and disturbing, Emmet and John discuss various comics that have commented on politics and on government gone bad, including V for Vendetta; X-men: God Loves, Man Kills; Ex Machina; Prez; Transmetropolitan; Nemesis the Warlock; American Flagg; Congressman John Lewis’ March; and more.

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Wayne’s Comics Podcast #202 With Russell Nohelty, Ben Caldwell, Mark Russell, Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen, And Jeff King

Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, DC Comics, Ben Caldwell, Russell Nohelty, Prez, Mark Russell, Dale Halvorsen, Suvivor’s Club, Vertigo, Telos, Jeff King, Convergence, wannabepress, New York Comic Con, NYCC, Katrina Hates the Dead, kickstarter

This week, Russell Nohelty from Katrina Hates the Dead introduces us to his new book and discusses how you can access his great product at wannabepress.com and his upcoming crowdfunding instruction site, so he’s up first in episode #202! Then my coverage of this year’s New York Comic Con concludes with three special interviews. You’ll hear me talk with Ben Caldwell and Mark Russell from Prez, followed by my interview with Vertigo’s Survivors’ Club creators Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen. Then everything concludes with my interview with Convergence and Telos scripter Jeff King, an accomplished TV creator now getting into comics. Again, special thanks to Charlotte Sandler from BH Impact and the folks at DC Comics’ publicity! You’ll find the sequence and times you can hear each interview during the podcast below:

  1. Katrina Hates the Dead: Russell Nohelty 1:25
  2. Prez: Ben Caldwell, Mark Russell                                 33:20
  3. Survivors’ Club: Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen 42:22
  4. Convergence, Telos: Jeff King                                                 50:48