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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.

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Comics PortalFeaturedMegaConOpinion

Although the 2015 MegaCon was conducted in mid-April, this year’s event just concluded since it was held at the Orange County Convention Center in the Orlando, Florida, area from Thursday, May 26, through Sunday, May 29. This year was also a four-day con, unlike the three-day one held last year. It was also the first year under new ownership.

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Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Braiden Cox, Reclaiming Godhood, Insane Comics, Samir Simao, Ray Zepada, Jupiter, Pluto,
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This week, I chat with Braiden Cox from Reclaiming Godhood

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DCU, DC Comics, Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, Gary Frank, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Flash, Kid Flash, Wally West, New 52, midnight, Rebirth, Ethan Van Sciver, Phil Jimenez, Barry Allen, Flashpoint, Hawkman, Johnny Thunderbolt,
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When I was growing up, I loved 80-page Giants! In those days, these books cost like a quarter and were reprints from 5-10 years earlier. But I hadn’t read them, so I pored over each and every story! It was an adventure into tales I hadn’t read before, but still grew to love. DC Universe: Rebirth #1 is a lot like those wonderful comics. There’s a LOT going on, some of it touching on recent comics stories, others going back into previous DC storylines I enjoy remembering.

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This Wednesday will be the beginning of the newest DC Comics event – Rebirth! DC Universe: Rebirth #1 will be available in two days! Eighty pages for just $2.99! Of course, DC hopes they’ll get a response closer to The New 52 than DCYou, but we’ll see. Rebirth is getting quite a lot of attention already, and some stores are doing special things to highlight this DC event.

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Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Lou Frontier, Wicker, Insane Comics, American Bison,
FeaturedIndie ComicsMajor SpoilersPodcastWayne's Comics Podcast

It’s always great to talk with Indie comics creators, and this week I chat with Lou Frontier, creator of Wicker from Insane Comics!

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Guerillas, Brahm Revel, Goliath, Goblin, J.B., Worzle, Faben, Pepe, Leakey, John Francis Clayton, cigarettes, Adolf, Kurt Heisler, Klaus Heisler, Oni Press,
FeaturedOni PressReview

There’s nothing better than a book that challenges my thinking while engaging me visually. Great plot, great art … it’s a combination that sends me to the comics shop every week! A perfect example of this is the ongoing series of graphic novels called Guerillas from Oni Press. This week, the third of the four books in the series hit the stands, and was it great!

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Now the same animosity between Marvel and DC not only continues in the comics, but has moved to the movie theater and TV as well.

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Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Ghost, Brian Berg, Wade Price, GX, Guardians, Michael McNaughton, Insane Comics,
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This week’s episode features two great interviews with creators at Insane Comics! First up is Brian Berg, co-creator of Ghost #1 with Wade Price. Here’s the book’s description: “Crescent City is a place of two worlds. One is of happiness and beauty, the other is a dark place of blood and pain. Corruption flows through the streets as gang leaders and killers make their mark in the deep south. Only one thing stands against them: an urban legend with a thirst for blood. A legend the city calls ‘Ghost.’” We talk about how this great comic came to be as

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Batman, Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Commissioner Gordon, Bruce Wayne, Dark Knight, DC Comics, New 52, Alfred, James Tynion IV, Detective Comics,
BatmanDCFeaturedReview

Last month, I reviewed the final issue of Batman coming to us from the dynamic duo of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. Just to wrap things up, I thought I would review the 52nd issue of Batman, the last one as part of The New 52 from DC. So here goes!

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4001 A.D., Matt Kindt, Rai, New Japan, Earth, Valiant Entertainment, Ninjak, Unity, Clifton Crain, Spylocke,
FeaturedReviewValiant Comics

Matt Kindt can pitch curve balls like few others can, and I also admire his ability to make characters “real” to me. And he does all this while weaving tremendous sci-fi stories, too! For the last couple of years, he’s been doing more and more for Valiant, a company I really like, so I’ve been enjoying his work on Unity, Ninjak and Rai. The story of Rai is now continuing in 4001 A.D., and the debut issue has just hit the stands. To use the technical term, it’s a doozy!

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Last week, I talked about Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) being held this past Saturday, May 7. I managed to get to three different stores on that day, and I noticed a few things I wanted to talk about. Also, friends attended other locations, and they also gave me things to talk about as well!

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Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, hero, Jaded, Bejaded, Jon Santana, Civil War, Sovereign, Kid Prodigy, Devlin, Everhounds, Wordsmith, Jimbo Salgado, Iron Age Productions, magic, superhero,
FeaturedIndie ComicsPodcastWayne's Comics Podcast

What makes a hero? That’s just one of the topics I discuss with Indie comics creator Jon Santana during episode 228! Jon’s writing shines in his creations Jaded, Wordsmith, Everhounds and Bejaded, a webcomic based loosely on Jaded.

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There’s nothing bigger this week than the yearly return of Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) on the first Saturday of May, this time on May 7!

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Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Almighties, Amass, Ms. F, Mike Gagnon, Sam Johnson, Avengers, parody, R-rating, President Barack Obama, Maxi-Tron, Mason, Nite Fang, Stefanos, Deadpool, Joe Cyborg, White House, Agent Coleslaw, Wayne Winston, Joey-Anne the Hooker,
FeaturedPodcastWayne's Comics Podcast

Almighties Amass! This week’s episode features the return of indie comics creators Sam Johnson and Mike Gagnon as they update us on their Almighties series, including a new R-rated version of one of their books now available!

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