Thursday, April 17, 2014

Word Balloon Podcast Scott Allie Fred Van Lente and Dan Wickline

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Dark Horse Comics Editor/ Writer Scott Allie checks in to talk about 2 new books from the Hellboy Universe, the laytest isues of Abe Sapien (written by Scott)  and Hellboy In Hell written and drawn by Mike Mignola. We also previe what dark Horse is Doing at C2E2 next week.
Fred Van Lente joins us to talk about his new run on Conan The Avenger starting April 23rd. Plus a new 10th anniversary edition of Action Philosophers, his take on Magnus Robot Hunter Archer and armstrong and more!

Finally we present a portion of the next Aw Yeah Podcast with guest dan Wickline, who writes for Zenescope Top Cow and Bleeding cool. Dan has an episode of Metal Hurlant coming up on the Syfy channel this month, starring James Marsters (Spike from Buffy & Angel)  too! 

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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Monday, April 07, 2014

Word Balloon Podcast Archie CEO Jon Goldwater, Tim Seeley, Axel Alonso Tom Brevoort, Seth Kushner

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On this episode of Word Balloon, Archie CEO Jon Goldwater joins us to talk about the recent and future innovations the Riverdale gang has  implemented to revitalize the line of comics and promote in other media. From Lema Dunham's upcoming mini seris, to live and animnated tv and film projects, to the revival of The Archies as a force in the music industry. 
Tim Seeley joins us to talk about the upcoming Revival-Chew crossover, his work in Gotham as a co-writer on DC's Batman Eternal , and his new Dark Horse Comics series The Sundowners 
We listen in on a new Marvel Press Conference as Axel Alonso, and Tom Brevoort give us creative details on Original Sins, the companion anthology series to the Jason Aaron-Mike Deodato event. 

Seth Kushner joins us to talk about his serio-comedy OGN Schmuck, his new comics studio with Dean Haspiel Josh Neufeld and Gregory Benton called Hang Dai and the Kickstarter campaign that is hopefull to fund it all. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Word Balloon Podcast Kaare Andrews Talks Iron Fist and Candian Filmmaking versus Hollywood Filmmaking, Scene Missing With Gabriel Hardman and Hilary Barta

On this episode of Word balloon, Kaare Andrews joins us to discuss the debut of his take on Iron Fist, which debuts April 9th. Kaare tells us his take on Danny Rand which doesn't dismiss previous takes but builds on it, while giving the Immortal Weapon a new singular direction. We also talk about Kaare's film directing career, including his new film Cabin Fever Patient Zero which comes out this June. Kaare explains his experiences and the differences in Hollywood filmmaking and Canadian Filmmaking.

Then it's a new WB Scene Missing segment, as Gabriel Hardman and Hilary Barta join me to talk about a ridiculous amount of old movies in a speedy fashion. We talk about these films...

The Gambler, Gator, Sharky's Machine, Laura, Rough Cut, The Strange Loves Of Martha Ivers, To Catch A Thief, Stick, Dr Goldfoot , The Glass Wall, Mr. Moto , Charlie Chan, Danger Route, Deadlier Than The Male, i-spy, The Manchurian Candidate, Johnny Cool, The Untouchables, Johnny Stacatto, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Tall T, Comanchee Station, the films of Budd Botticher, The films of Anthony Mann, McClintock, The Quiet Man, Kiss The Blood Of My Hands, Sorry Wrong Number, The Prowler, Too Late For Tears, Out Of The Past, Ace In The Hole, The Passion Of Joan Of Arc, The Hildegard Withers series, The Penguin Pool Murders, The Andy Hardy Films, Woman Of The Year, Madame Satan, She, You Can’t Take It With You, Around The World In 80 Days, Bunny Lake Is Missing, The Secret Agent, Advise And Consent, Book: Five Came Back by Mark Harris, The Best Years Of Our Lives, It’s a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night, Lady For A Day, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Last Hurrah, The Searchers, Casablanca, Sergeant Rutledge, Meet John Doe, Rocky, I Walked With A Zombie, Cat People, Moonrise, Night Tessa, Nightmare Alley, South Pacific, The Birds, Flight Of The Phoenix, Criss Cross, Black Angel, Along Came Jones, Chicago Calling, Son Of Dracula, Of Mice And Men, The Wolfman, Spider Baby, Cult film magazines Filmfax, Outre, Video Watchdog, Son Of Frankenstein, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Ghost Of Frankenstein, Freaks, Dracula, The Mummy, Escape Of The Planet Of The Apes

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Word Balloon Podcast Breaking News Spider-Man Spiderverse Press Conference W Dan Slott & Nick Lowe

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On Monday Marvel held a press conference that spelled out some of the details to the November 2014 Spider-Man event, which will feature Peter Parker teaming up with various versions of Spider-man from many alternative universes, from 1602, to What-If stories  to Spider-Ham!
Creator Dan Slott and Editor Nick Lowe faced the press and our questions.