Episode 350 is a special one, and it features my recent interview with high-power comics creator Robert Venditti, who discusses his current run on Hawkman from DC. He’s one of my favorite writers, and he’s working on one of my all-time favorite characters, so it’s a fun discussion! We talk about the various new elements he’s added to this classic character as well as what we can expect from him in the near future! You can keep up with Robert at his website at this link!
Next week, we begin the next 350 episodes, and more!
It’s the return of creator/writer Alexander Banchitta from Fright Comics in Episode 349! This week, you’ll hear my fun interview with him as he talks about his comics series’ Captives and Champions of Earths, then discusses new projects, including the one-shot Hard Tales: 3 Pigs in a Blanket and a new take on the Headless Horseman that I’m sure you’ll enjoy! You should always expect the unexpected from Alex and his artists since they’re masters at throwing curve balls when it comes to fast-paced scripts and believable characters! To buy many of these books, go to his shop on the Fright Comics website! You’ll be glad you did!
This week, I welcome back to the podcast comics creator Gilbert Deltrez from the great Indie comic Under the Flesh. In this episode, #348, we talk about his latest Kickstarter project, which brings the series back from the dead, as it were! We talk about Gil’s interest in the undead, how he brought the creative team together for this revived comic, and what he has in store for us in the near future! Be sure to go to Kickstarter.com and support this worthy project! To keep up with Gil and what he’s working on, follow him on Facebook or go to his comic’s website!
In Episode 346, we get ready for the upcoming Halloween season as I talk with Alethea Van Holland and Jaxson Joubert, the creators of a wonderful Indie comic called Bad Luck! This fun supernatural tale is perfect for the holiday with witches, incubuses and demons, among other things! We follow the adventures of Ava, a witch who has summoned a familiar who isn’t necessarily happy to serve in that role for her! We discuss how the book has come to be, how they create each issue, and just who these fascinating characters are! To access Bad Luck online, you can go to this link! Don’t miss what these up-and-coming comics creators have to say!
Time for another double-header episode this week! First up is Mark London, a high-power comics creator from Mad Cave Studios. He’s one of the driving forces behind three of that company’s comics, including Battlecats, the upcoming Knights of the Golden Sun, and Midnight Task Force, a sci-fi cyberpunk book that’s a particular favorite of mine! We talk about these passion projects, what Midnight Task Force is about as well as what the future might hold for that series, and what the company is doing to attract quality new comics creators!
Then everything concludes with the return of Frank Martin from Modern Testament. When we recorded this interview, he was fully involved in a Kickstarter campaign for the collected edition. Since this chat took place, the campaign very recently concluded successfully, so what he has to say is still relevant and important for fans of the industry. Since the campaign has ended, you will soon be able to order this volume at this link: https://www.frankthewriter.com/modern-testament.
For the first time ever, in Episode 344 it’s a mystery double-header! First up is Bernie Gonzalez, the creator of Alterna’s new series Midnight Mystery, which you can still order at your local comics shop and is scheduled to arrive on October 31, Halloween! We discuss how Bernie brought the ground-level supernatural book into being, Bernie’s interest in mysteries, and how you can get this book! For more on the series, order it at your local shop (Tell them you want AUG181488 and every following issue added to your subscription!) or check the book’s website here!
Then everything concludes with Cameron Petti, co-creator of the self-published Indie comic Skeleton Bay Detective Agency! Cameron talks about how the series came to be, his successful Kickstarter projects, who the various characters are in this series, the supernatural happenings the Agency will explore, and how you can get this book! For more, check out the comic’s website here! Both of these excellent mystery comics deserve your support, so get into the mysteries today!
It’s another great double-header this week in Episode 343! First up, we talk with several of the creators behind Image’s new series Crowded, which just debuted in your local comics shop this past Wednesday! We discuss how the book came to be, how the various creators work with each other to make this series happen, and how this book couldn’t be more timely! For more on the series, check with your local shop or the Image Comics website here! Check out Robert Mammone’s review of the first issue here at MajorSpoilers.com!
Then everything concludes with the return of Bob Salley, creator of Salvagers and a new fantasy series called Ogre! Bob talks about his movement from sci-fi to fantasy as well as giving us some inside information on the book, including how the concept changed at the very beginning and something you should know about the people in the book! You can order this comic through your local shop, but you need to hurry since the deadline only recently passed. Tell them you want AUG182199 and every following issue added to your subscription! For more, check out this link on Facebook! To read my advance review of Ogre #1, go here on MajorSpoilers.com!
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 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!
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!