Monday, February 27, 2006

later this week ....

Back from the NY con, and had a great time thanking past guests and booking future ones. So this week will be catch up week, but we have 3 guests coming up that are sure to entertain... Writer Jeff Marriotte talks about his current IDW mini series ANGEL Old Friends... Rick Remainder , who does it all art, writes animation etc. talks about his books Sea of Red, Fear Agent and others. and an in depth discussion with Chuck Austen about War Machine, his animation years with King Of The Hill and Tripping The Rift, , and his new Tokyo Pop baseball manga "Boys Of Summer". Keep watch for the updates from your pals here at wordballoon.

Uh, this isn't a porn site

for some unexplained reason this site is being tagged as a sex site, and being filtered out by some corporate computers. FOR THE RECORD: Wordballoon is NOT A SEX SITE. We believe in non FCC regulated discussion, but never show or promote any sexual content. I hope to rectify this as soon as possible. John Siuntres

Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Dark Side Of Moonstone Publisher Joe Gentile

THE FOLKS HERE AT WORDBALLOON PAY TRIBUTE TO ACTOR DARREN MCGAVIN, WHO ENTRTAINED US IN A CHRISTMAS STORY, AND AS REPORTER CARL KOLCHAK, WITH THIS JOE GENTILE INTERVIEW THAT FEATURES A LOT OF STORIES ABOUT HIS 1970'S TV SERIES "KOLCHAK THE NIGHT STALKER". MOONSTONE CONTINUES THE ADVENTURES IN GRAPHIC NOVELS AND THE NEW SHORT STORY COLLECTION, THE KOLCHAK CHRONICLES. JOE ALSO BRINGS US UP TO DATE ON THE RETURN OF BUCKAROO BANZAI,THE PHANTOM, REVISIONARY, TRACER, AND PAT NOVAK FOR HIRE

A Busted Knuckle Sandwich from Beau Smith

THE MODERN MASTER OF TWO FISTED ACTION DISCUSSES HIS NEW IDW SERIES COBB: OFF THE LEASH , FEATURING DYNAMIC ART BY EDUARDO BARETTO. PLUS HIS RUNS ON GUY GARDNER WARRIOR, CATWOMAN, THE BLACK TERROR, AND THE WILDCAT MINI SERIES . WE ALSO TALK ABOUT BEAU'S DAYS IN TOUGHMAN COMPETITIONS, SOME GREAT B-MOVIE DVD RECCOMENDATIONS, AND A SHELVED PROJECT THAT BEAU WANTS DC TO RECONSIDER

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Clap For The Wolfman , Marv wolfman

THE MAN BEHIND CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS , AND THE REVITALIZATION OF LEX LUTHOR, DICK GRAYSON, WALLY WEST AND THE REST OF THE NEW TITANS . MARV TALKS ABOUT RETURNING TO THE DCU WITH TWO NEW BOOKS IN MARCH TEEN TITANS ANNUAL, CO WRITTEN WITH GEOFF JOHNS , AND A NEW 45 PG STORY IN THE SECRET FILES EDITION OF INFINITE CRISIS. YOU'LL HEAR MARV'S TAKES ON DECOMPRESSION, PUBLISHER WIDE EVENT BOOKS , AND THE ANIMATED ADAPTATION OF HIS TAKE ON THE TEEN TITANS .

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Re-Post- Keith Giffen , Behind The Bwa-Ha-ha's

The Giffen Interview seemed to disappear from some podcasting sites, including my own feed (hmmm...) So If you missed it, here's Keith Giffen, a damn funny writer /artist who's made us laugh with team books like The Justice League and the new Planetary Brigade from Boom Studios. Keith's more than just a bwa -ha -ha Giffen shares some behind the scenes insight on "52" the DC year long epic, that premires in May, and praises the jam session of creators producing the weekly chapters. Plus, we talk about Keith's early days at DC, working with the legends like Carmie Infantino and Wally Wood.

Friday, February 17, 2006

THE BENDIS TAPES, THE FINAL CHAPTER

Listen with amazement as one of these Marvel characters will die.... ok nobody dies, but Brian and I felt like killing ourselves afterwards, does that count ? The final hour of my 3 part q&A with Bendis.

THE BENDIS TAPES part 2

Hour two of the conversation that never ends between Brian Bendis and Myself.

NEW 3 PART SPECIAL : THE BENDIS TAPES

WARNING: There's a moment of explicit language in Part 1, that's meant to inform, not to offend. After our January interview, Brian asked if I would help him answer the 300 plus questions that had been piling up at his website since October. "Piece of cake", I thought , just like Custer before Little Big Horn. It took 3 hours to get through the 300 plus answers. They ranged from great insight on his craft, news of current and upcoming projects , to "Brian, did you buy the new Family Guy DVD?" Our mood went from slick interview to slap happy, free form rawness. We hope you enjoy it. They may never let me back in radio again.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Jimmy Palmiotti puts The Hex On Us...

Jonah Hex, that is. Jimmy gives us the lowdown on his successful revival of the DC western hero, with co-writer Justin Grey and artist Luke Ross. We also talk about Hawkman, Daughters Of The Dragon, upcoming works like the Punisher valentine's day special, The DC post crisi mini series "The Battle For Bludhaven", The Painkiller Jane film, and have a frank discussion about sexuality in American comics.