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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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Some very popular trends just pass me by at times. I see others diving headlong into what’s all the rage, but I look at the same things and wonder why. I don’t think I’m the only one, but I realize I’m in the minority here. I thought this week I’d talk about what I see as incredibly big trends that others really love, but I just don’t get! Please understand that I’m not saying these things are BAD – I’m saying I don’t understand why others are attracted to them.

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Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, TikiGod Comics, Joseph Bradford, Angeli Arbitrium, Elle Moonbeard, Seekers of Shine, Star Trek, Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott, Manifest Destiny, Klingons, Enterprise, crossover, Kickstarter, IDW Publishing, Captain Kirk, Spock,
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It’s another double-header episode this week! First up is Joseph Bradford from TikiGod Comics, creator of Angeli Arbitrium and Elle Moonbeard and the Seekers of Shine. He’s got a Kickstarter campaign happening now for that first title coming out in trade paperback, and you can support it by going to this link today! Here’s the book’s description: “An angel with her chosen, a man with a tarnished soul, a young woman with loss in her heart, and a boy with the capacity to change the world, find each other on the dusty road. They are dragged into a fight older

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Bart Sears, Justice League, Ron Marz, Andy Smith, Sean HusVar, Giantkillers, Demi-God, Prometheus, Seven Worlds, Ominous Press, AfterShock Comics, Dread Lord Omin, Zeus, Hercules, Arkon, Jason McAndros,
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I have loved Bart Sears’ art ever since I first saw his work in Justice League: Europe. He always adds a layer of creativity that makes what I’m reading not only pop off the page, but explode off it. I hadn’t seen much from him recently, but that’s now changed as of the recent Heroes Con. I discovered that he had formed Ominous Press back in the 1990s, which highlighted his own creations. Well, he’s bringing those characters back, and he’s enlisted other strong creators to join him in making their adventures sparkle for today’s readers! OMINOUS PRESS WORLD PREMIERE

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Recently I’ve been noticing a lot of discussion online about Superman. He’s been getting a lot of attention with the Rebirth event, with DC even putting out more comics featuring the Man of Steel and many of his supporting cast. But one topic really has grabbed my attention, and that is people saying that the current version of the hero is “not my Superman.”

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Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Insane Comics, Frank Martin, Modern Testament, Anthology of the Ethereal, Roland Mann, Deonna Herrold, Tiny, Thumbelina, MegaCon, Orlando, Kickstarter,
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This week’s episode features two great interviews with projects you can buy or support this week! First up is Frank Martin from Insane Comics, creator of Modern Testament: Anthology of the Ethereal.

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DCU, DC Comics, Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn, Paul Dini, Scarecrow, Two-Face, Clown Prince of Crime, Dark Knight, Vertigo, Bruce Timm, Eduardo Risso, Animated Series,
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Batman is a character that works regardless what kind of story you’re telling. Sci-fi? Sure! Horror? Of course! Mystery? You bet! Now a hardcover original graphic novel arrived this week that shows he even works in a “real” tale of struggle and redemption. Batman is a character that works regardless what kind of story you’re telling. Sci-fi? Sure! Horror? Of course! Mystery? You bet! Now a hardcover original graphic novel arrived this week that shows he even works in a “real” tale of struggle and redemption. DARK NIGHT: A TRUE BATMAN STORY HC Writer: Paul Dini Artist: Eduardo Risso Published by: DC Comics/Vertigo Cover

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DCU, DC Comics, Batman, Alfred, Gotham, Gotham Girl, Gotham City, Bruce Wayne, Alfred, Batplane, Batjet, Batmobile, Tom King, Greg Capullo, David Finch, Matt Batt Banning, Rebirth, Frank Miller
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As I was reading this comic, it dawned on me that if it had come from Marvel, it would have been called the “All-New, All-Different Batman #1!” However, since it was from DC, it was more succinctly called Batman #1. The new team launches the monthly title. They have huge shoes to fill, so how did they do?

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DCU, DC Comics, Geoff Johns, Aquaman, Dan Abnett, Arthur Curry, Mera, Atlantis, Bradley Walker, Corum Rath, Sam’s
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Poor Aquaman! Since he’s a water-based hero, he’s limited in what stories he can be involved in.  His lower-tier status has long been the subject of jokes and derision, and though Geoff Johns did a great job with him, he’s still struggling to gain some respect. One way to try and enhance his image is to get involved in the politics of both worlds, Atlantis and the part of the world above the oceans. That’s the angle the new series is going to explore. Poor Aquaman! Since he’s a water-based hero, he’s limited in what stories he can be involved

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Comics PortalFeaturedOpinionTed McKeever

This column focuses on the comics industry, so even though a lot of awful things took place this past weekend, including a mass killing not far from where I live in Central Florida, it’s important to talk about a trend I’ve been noticing recently when it comes to the genre.

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Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Jordan Hart, OSSM Comics, Terminarch, Servius, Martin Allerton, one-shot,
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I love a comic that makes me think! That’s why I enjoyed talking with Jordan Hart, creator of Terminarch, an upcoming OSSM Comics one-shot that explores a world in which machines revere humans who have the ability to create art. We discuss how the book came together, who the main characters in the comic will be and, most importantly, what information you’ll need to order it through your local comics shop! Don’t miss it! http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/WComics233.mp3 Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes Subscribe to the Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed! Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed RSS Feed Show your thanks

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Comics PortalFeaturedOpinionWizard WorldWizard World Philly

Every once in a while, dreams do come true! This past weekend, at the 2016 Wizard World Philadelphia, one of mine finally happened! More about that below! And it wasn’t getting to go to two cons on two weekends in a row, either!

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Wayne Hall, Wayne’s Comics, Bruce Lee, Dragon Rises, Jeff Kline, Darby Pop, Shannon Lee,
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This week, I talk with Shannon Lee, daughter of Bruce Lee and a powerful creator in her own right, and Jeff Kline, founder of Darby Pop Publishing, who are two of the driving forces behind Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises,

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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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