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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.

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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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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Rom, IDW, Ryall, Gage, Medina
FeaturedIDW PublishingReviewROM

Major Spoilers reviews ROM #2 from IDW Publishing, and written by Chris Ryall, Christos Gage with art by David Messina.

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Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Cy Dethan, Brett Uren, Torsobear, Detective Ruxby Bear, The Corner, Toyburg, Kickstarter, All Stitched Up
FeaturedPodcastWayne's Comics Podcast

Brett Uren has returned in Episode 244, and we have another great chance to support his Torsobear series of books!

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AfterShock, Comics, dogs, cats, bears, Animosity, Marguerite Bennett, Rafael De Latorre, Rob Schwager, Sandor, Jesse, animals
AfterShock ComicsFeaturedReview

Once again, the great sci-fi question gets asked and answered – That is, “What if?” We all feel quite an attachment to our pets and other animals! But what if that wasn’t necessarily the case coming from them? This series explores their relationships to us and to each other, and it’s quite gripping!

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I noticed there’s a battle taking place between artists and comics creators, especially when it comes to Artist Alley, where many of these people have booths for fans to visit.

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Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Kickstarter, Eric Palicki, Orphans, Red Angel Dragnet, Fake Empire, Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel, Gamora, Kitty Pride, X-Men, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, tooth fairy, Darby Pop
FeaturedPodcastWayne's Comics Podcast

This week in Episode 243, I had a great time talking with comics scribe Eric Palicki, who created Orphans Volume One, Red Angel Dragnet Volume One and Fake Empire, all with various artists and now available in graphic novel format.

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Comics PortalDCFeaturedMarvelOpinion

I read with interest that CW Seed is going to have the first TV show, albeit an animated one, that features  a gay lead hero, The Ray. They’ve had quite a bit of success with Vixen, an African-American female hero, so I’m happy to see them moving in this direction as well.

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Gotham, Gotham Girl, Alfred, Duke Thomas, partner, superhero, superpower
BatmanDCFeaturedReview

Now this is what I like to see! Batman taking on opponents much stronger than he is, and at least giving them pause! What is Batman’s super-power? His intelligence, of course! He’s going to need all of that in this story moving forward!

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Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Jeff Kaufman, Big City Comics, Bayou Bound, Gabriel Tempest, Angel Falling, Whore, Scary Fails, Tainted, vampires, Terminal Alice, Chip & Gorro,
FeaturedPodcastWayne's Comics Podcast

Talk about comics creators! In Episode 242, it’s the return of Jeff Kaufman, who is bringing back Big City Comics to help fans get two of his books every month.

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This past weekend at the Tampa Bay Comic Con, the biggest guest they had was Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon in The Walking Dead. He had long autograph lines, he had fans wearing “Team Daryl” t-shirts all over the place, and he got me thinking about characters associated with the comics but who may not have started as an active part of them.

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Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Kickstarter, crowdfunding, Comixtribe, Comixlaunch, podcast, James Haick, Solar Flare,
FeaturedPodcastWayne's Comics Podcast

So often on this podcast, Kickstarter.com comes up, so I thought we’d delve into this subject more in depth with Tyler James, the publisher of ComixTribe and host of the ComixLaunch podcast, which has been recently celebrating their 50th episode!

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BatmanComics PortalFeaturedOpinion

During this past weekend’s Wizard World Columbus, I ended up part of a conversation that got me thinking about fans and why we don’t always support the characters we love.

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Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Dark Beach, Gordo, Michael Ruiz-Unger, Tucker Tota, Matthew Mongelia, Earth, sun, Sebastian Piriz, Ray Jones, Brian Butler, New Reykjavik Corps of Engineers, NRCE, VR, Ghost Choker, Old Sun, sunlight, Florida SuperCon
FeaturedPodcastWayne's Comics Podcast

This week’s interview is with two of the creators of the fascinating Dark Beach #1, Michael J. Ruiz-Unger and Tucker Tota.

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