Thu, 27 October 2011
On this edition of Word Balloon, we check in with writer Chris Roberson to talk about his new IDW DC Comics crossover between the Original Crew Of Star Trek, and The Legion Of Superheroes. We also look at his Vertigo Books like I Zombie with Mike Alred and His work in The Fables Universe on the Cinderella mini series From Fabletown With Love drawn by Sean McManus . Her fairy tale spy adventures will continue next year with a new 2012 6 part story, Fables Are Forever.
Chris also gives details about the tough task of taking over the last 7 parts of J Michael Straczynsk's aborted Superman 12 part story Grounded. We discuss the one chapter of his story depicting a muslim super hero inspired by Superman, that was deemed too controversial to be published , and what it's future fate might be.
Then Jeremy Haun is back to promote his new book for Top Cow's Pilot Season called The Beauty, co-written with Jason Hurley. Jeremy is also wrapping up his work on The Top Cow Event Artifacts with Ron Marz, and soon takes over art chores on The Darkness teaming up with new writer David Hine. Haun and Hine worked on Batman in Detective Comics and last year's Arkham Reborn mini series.
Thu, 20 October 2011
On this epsisode of Word Balloon we hit the floor of last week's New York Comic Con and speak with a number of creators.
Frank Quitley, Chirs Burnham, & Matt Wagner 01:46-10:13
Gabriel Hardman 10:14-15:47
Mahmud Asrar 15:48-18:55
Fred Van Lente & Ryan Dunleavy 18:56-29:57
Shane Davis 29:58-46:31
Tom Fowler & Tom King 46:32-57:16
Brent Schoonover 57:17-105:52
Jon & Matt Roschetti 105:53-111:50
Dave Elliot 111:51-136:12
Mon, 10 October 2011
Writer and radio broadcaster Steve Darnall joins us to talk about his past works in comics. Steve worked in the fringe genres as the comics market struggled to survive after the speculation era went bust. You'll hear about his collaboration with Alex Ross on the 2 part UNCLE SAM prestige series , to his parody of classic romance comics for Slave Labor Graphics and his own companmy Funny Valentine.