Monday, November 23, 2009

we moved the site

Hey everyone, I've been teasing positive changes fpr wordballoon these past few weeks,and part of that requires better functionality than I've been getting here,so join me at our new site by going to http://www.wordballoon.com/ no more updates here, and the new content is already debuiting over there...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Taking Marvel's Pulse With Tom Brevoort

download the mp3 from here The conversation with Marvel Group Editor Tom Brevoort starts with a look at the new mini series STRANGE written by Mark Waid, which puts the good Doctor on a new hero's journey. Then we take advantage of Tom's perspective to look at today's Marvel. How has comic storytelling changed in the last 10 years? We look at the evolution of the relationship between Marvel & it's fans, from letter pages to today's blogs (including Brevoort's own) .

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Twlight Fangirls, & The Secret Origin Of Vanetta Rogers

download the mp3 from here The Film Twlight New Moon opens next weekend, so it seemed like a good time to take a look at the Fangirl Invasion. Vanetta Rogers joins me as a Twlight Fan and Comics Fan , to discuss the similarities and differences of enjoying the hobby from the opposite sex's perspective.Here's a link to her Newsarama articles on the subject. http://www.newsarama.com/film/090917-fangirl-3-gender-war.html We also talk about Vanetta's transition from new comics fan to comics reporter.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Josh Blaylock, The Devil's Due Digital Future

download the mp3 from here Devils Due Publisher Josh Blaylock spells out the present and future of the company, as he talks about the new projects coming up for DDP. We discuss the Jericho Season 3 comic, Spartacus, and more.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Matt Fraction's Firside Chat

On this edition of the word balloon podcast, Marvel writer Matt Fraction comments on the startling events in The Invincible Iron Man #19. We also talk about the new monthly cover design from Ryan Hughes, incorporating Savador Larocca's art, beginning this month in Iron Man #20, and the story Stark Disassembled. We talk about his run on Uncanny X-Men and the focus on Magneto and Cyclop's relationship in the newly formed Nation X "Who these two men are now, and how these situtations force how they relate to each other is a big part of Nation X ."