He’s probably best known for his terrific work on Iron Man as well as his involvement with the creation of the Valiant characters, so it’s great to have an interview with Bob Layton for this landmark 150th episode of the Wayne’s Comics Podcast!

We discuss the state of the comics industry as well as what it’s like working out in Hollywood and attending conventions these days! We also talk about how he continues to enjoy taking chances professionally and what he thinks of digital comics versus the print versions! You won’t want to miss what he has to say on these and other related topics!

Next week, Michael Alan Nelson returns to discuss the new series of Hexed from BOOM! Studios! Don’t miss it!


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Wayne Hall creates the Wayne's Comics Podcast. He’s interviewed Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, John Layman, Kyle Higgins, Phil Hester, Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray, David Petersen, Christos Gage, Mike Grell, and Matt Kindt. On this site each week, he writes his "Comics Portal" column (general comics comments and previews) and reviews comics.


  1. Whether that guy is right or wrong I hope he doesn’t get another job in the industry again. I apologize to you Wayne for this man bringing down your 150th podcast. I really enjoy listening to your interviews and despite what this guy says I hope the industry is strong enough to do at least 150 more.

  2. I have to stand up here for Mr. Layton. I have had discussions with him at several conventions, and he discussed many of the things we talked about, all of which I think are important as far as the industry goes. He’s continued to grow in his professional life, so I also liked his discussions about that as well. I sought him out for this episode, and I will happily talk with him again in the future! I’ve heard a lot of positive comments about this interview privately, and I appreciate that there’s often a different of opinion regarding someone of stature in the comics industry. Some folks despise Stan Lee while others adore him. I think the same is true of Mr. Layton, who is always taking chances when it comes to being creative. If you get no other message from him than that, it will have been more than worth it! Thanks for listening regardless of what you thought!

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