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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.

BatmanComics PortalDCSuperman

Can it be that San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is over already? Yes, it is, but expect for news to continue to dribble out from the event on the Web over the next few weeks. It takes that long for some people to get around to releasing info they picked up there! (I had that problem when I was there, anyway!)

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DC Comics, New 52, Jeff Lemire, Animal Man, Buddy Baker, Steve Pugh, Francis Portela
Animal ManDCFeaturedNew 52Review

I’ve become quite the fan of Jeff Lemire’s work since he wrote Animal Man #1 back at the dawn of the New 52, and his work on this title continues to grip me!

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Comics PortalDCFeaturedMarvelOpinionsan diego

Current estimates place the number of people attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con to reach over 130,000. That’s a HUGE turnout, but it still can’t possibly include EVERY fan.  So, what do you do if you aren’t attending this year? For instance, I won’t be there, as I’ve mentioned previously.

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DC Comics, New 52, Batman, Bruce Wayne, Zero Year, Scott Snyder, Red Hood, Greg Capullo, James Tynion IV
BatmanDCFeaturedReview

The second chapter of “Zero Year” delves into Bruce Wayne’s past with the Red Hood Gang and his run-ins with aspiring District Attorney Harvey Dent! And in the backup story, a secret moment from Bruce’s training abroad is revealed for the first time!

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comic conventionComics PortalFeaturedOpinionsan diego

I’m not feeling my best — “under the weather,” as the phrase goes — and that’s given me time to wonder, what if there was a town that was like downtown San Diego during Comic-Con all year long? Would you want to live there?

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Geoff JohnsJustice LeagueJustice League DarkJustice League of AmericaReview

What happens when three super groups bump into each other? As Bugs Bunny would say, “Of course you realize, this means war!” This series focuses on the woman who may be behind the Trinity War!

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Comics PortalFeatured

You may have noticed that there’s been a reduced amount of comics news happening recently (the BOOM!/Archaia merger notwithstanding), but the flow of information from many comics companies seems to have slowed down significantly. Why is that? There’s this “little” event called the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) happening from July 18 to 21, and it’s to blame!

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FeaturedPodcastWayne's Comics Podcast

Celebrate the release of Mouse Guard Legends of the Guard Vol. 2, #1, with a special 96th episode of the Wayne’s Comics podcast! First up is a fun interview with Mouse Guard creator David Petersen, who talks about this latest miniseries. He discusses what fans can expect from the first issue, then looks to what’s going on during the rest of 2013, including various conventions he’s planning to attend. Check out my review of this excellent book here! Then Steve Davis joins me to discuss the latest “News & Previews” in the comics industry and beyond! [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/wcomics96.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe

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ArchaiaMouse GuardReview

Mouse Guard is a terrific comic that excels at unique storytelling. Every so often, it’s creator, David Petersen, let’s others play in his sandbox. That’s the premise behind this special four-issue miniseries from Archaia. The first Legends of the Guard was the 2011 Eisner Award winner for best anthology. I expected great things from this first issue as well!

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ArchaiaBoom StudiosComics PortalFeaturedOpinion

I was surprised at the recent news that BOOM! Studios had acquired Archaia Entertainment. I enjoy the product both have created and look forward to seeing that continue since the latter will now be an imprint of BOOM!

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Image Comics, Ted McKeever, Vertigo, Miniature Jesus, demons, hellcat
ReviewUncategorized

Someone recently asked me to post a review that wasn’t as positive as I usually prefer, so here goes! If you’re a kid reading this, you need to go to a very different page NOW!

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Comics PortalDCFeaturedMarvelOpinion

For years, comic books have suffered from what has been called “trade paperback-itis.” Many stories have been told in the exact number of issues made to fit inside a “graphic novel” or “trade” format. Well, it seems like times, they might be a-changing.

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FeaturedPodcastWayne's Comics Podcast

It’s been a terrific week for fans of Superman and Batman, and we get to celebrate that here at the Wayne’s Comics Podcast with a special 94th episode! First up is a great interview with Nightwing and upcoming Batman Beyond scribe Kyle Higgins, who talks about both gigs and how he got into writing for the Batman family of comics. He discusses the current storyline with Dick Grayson in Chicago and gives a couple of hints about what we might expect in the coming months. Then I talk with Dave Romeo from Comics on the Green in Scranton, Pennsylvania, about

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DC Comics, New 52, Batman, Bruce Wayne, Zero Year, Scott Snyder, Red Hood, Greg Capullo
DCReview

Witness The New 52 origin of The Dark Knight in “Batman: Zero Year!” Twists and turns are around every corner as Bruce Wayne takes the final steps toward his destiny! And in the backup story, learn more about how different Gotham City was at this dangerous point in time.

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