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Wayne Hall

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. Each episode also includes reviews, news and previews. On this site each week, he writes his "Comics Portal" column (general comics comments and previews) and reviews comics.

DC, Vertigo, Joshua Williamson, Ghosted, Frostbite, Nailbiter, Captain Midnight, Masks & Mobsters, frozen, Henry Bonham, Keaton,
DCFeaturedReviewVertigo

Major Spoilers reviews Frostbite #1 from Vertigo.

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Batman, Monster Men, Batwoman, Nightwing, Tom King, DC Comics, Steve Orlando, Hugo Strange, Marvel, event, Gotham City, monster
BatmanDCFeaturedReview

Crossovers sell! When we get to see various characters interact with each other that we’re not used to seeing, that’s worth plunking down one’s hard-earned cash to read. Then, too, Batman’s been doing very well! I saw long lines at Mr. King’s booth at the recent Baltimore Comic Con as well as good numbers for the book in recent months. So why not bring various members of the Bat-family together for a special event?

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Comics PortalDiamond Comic DistributorsFeaturedFree Comic Book DayHalloweenOpinion

It was only a couple of weekends ago that Batman Day was held for 2016. That seems to be turning into a successful yearly event at local comics shops! Coming at the end of October will be Halloween ComicFest, the fall’s version of Free Comic Book Day. It will be held on the last Saturday of the month, the 29th. There will be free comics and other treats galore at participating locations!

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Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Travis Horseman, Amiculus, Secret History, history, historical, graphic novel, Kickstarter, Romulus, Rome, Procopius, Orestes, Odoacer, Valerius, Atilla, barbarians
FeaturedIndie ComicsPodcastWayne's Comics Podcast

This week, I talk with Travis Horseman, who’s brought together a terrific series of graphic novels called Amiculus: A Secret History.

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Captain Canuck, Kebec, Northguard, Philip Wise, Chapterhouse Comics, Canada, Quebec, Tom Evans, Yvette Arsenault, Aurora Dawn
Captain CanuckFeaturedReview

Sometimes it takes a little while for good comics from other countries to work their ways into the United States. Such is the case with Northguard, a comic featuring a Canadian hero with ties to Captain Canuck.

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Comics PortalDCFeaturedMarvelOpinionRebirth

When things go on as they usually do, nobody cares. However, turn stuff on its head, and people pay attention!

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Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Hockey Karma, Howard Shapiro, Hockey Saint, Stereotypical freaks, Jake, hockey, Tom Leonard, Jeremiah Jacobson, Animal Media Group
FeaturedPodcastWayne's Comics Podcast

It’s Episode 247, and that signals the return of Howard Shapiro, who has written a series of graphic novels on the subject of friendship, and they even include hockey!

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Batman, Bruce Wayne, Two-Face, All Star, Harvey Dent, Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, John Romita Jr. ,
BatmanDCFeaturedReview

Take Batman out of Gotham City, and what do you get? A chance for Scott Snyder, John Romita Jr. and company to strut their stuff in a variety of settings. And it’s great!

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Comics PortalFeaturedOpinion

What is the biggest drawback to attending a summer’s worth of comic conventions? Not having time to read comics!

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Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Israel Idonije, Athlitacomics, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, Protectors, Galek, Isaac Chike, sports, Chicago Bears,
FeaturedPodcastRon MarzWayne's Comics Podcast

Wayne Hall interviews Israel Idonije, creator of The Protectors.

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Wayne Hall attended the Baltimore Comic Con this past weekend, and shares his experiences at the convention.

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Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Caleb Thusat, Alter-Life, ZED, Jake, Katrina Kuntsmann, Kickstarter, Wizard World Chicago, Indie, comic, self-publish
FeaturedIndie ComicsPodcastWayne's Comics Podcast

Wayne interviews Caleb Thusat, creator of Alter-Life #1.

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Alter-Life, Jake, Caleb Thusat, Katrina Kuntsmann, Kickstarter, Wizard World Chicago, Zed, Indie, comic, self-publish
FeaturedIndie ComicsReview

Suppose you discovered that every time you died, you actually transported into another you in another, albeit somewhat similar, universe? What would that do to you? The answer begins to take shape in Alter-Life #1, which I had the pleasure of picking up at the recent Wizard World Chicago convention!

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comic conventionComics PortalDCDiamond Comic DistributorsFeaturedIDW PublishingImage ComicsMarvelOpinion

I’ve really been fuming lately over the stranglehold Diamond has over comics distribution in the United States. For instance, if you want to put a great superhero book out, if you’re not part of the “bigger” companies, they’ll flat-out reject your series, no matter how good it is. “Too many superhero books,” they say, as I’ve heard from several Indie comics creators. Well, maybe someone’s finally doing something about it!

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