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.
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
It may come as a surprise to some folks, but even I can’t keep current on everything I’m interested in! So, when I actually got some free time recently, I dug into my stack of unread trades and pulled out some stories about women that I hadn’t yet experienced. I thought I’d share my reactions to them with you this week, but be warned – they were released some time ago!
It’s a great comics week, so we’re celebrating the release of The Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under #5 of 5 here at the Wayne’s Comics podcast, now at MajorSpoilers.Com! I’m re-airing my recent fun interview with Todd Dezago, one of the creators of this popular comics franchises , who talks with me about how the characters came to be and what the miniseries is all about. He also discusses other projects he’s been working on, so you’ll enjoy hearing what he has to say! To learn more about these fun comics, go to their website at perhapanauts.com! Then I talk with
In the last couple of years, I’ve attended more comics and sci-fi conventions than I ever have before! This year, I’ll be attending my usual local SF cons (geek-speak shortening for “conventions”), including Farpoint and Shore Leave, both located north of Baltimore in Maryland. I’ve been going to those for years! However, I ventured out into unfamiliar territory by going to cons in San Diego and New York City during 2011. I found they are much bigger events than I’m used to. I knew going into them that they would be learning experiences, and boy, were they!
The movie of the summer for me will be Man of Steel, and I can’t wait until it swoops into theaters on June 11. I think the commercials look awesome! (I did enjoy Iron Man 3, by the way!) Word has it that Henry Cavill will appear in the upcoming Justice League film, so if Man of Steel is a big success, maybe Superman can help launch the long-desired JL movie. Since we have some time to consider how to move forward, what’s the best thing to do? Fortunately, I have a few ideas…
Now that the Before Watchmen event is coming to a close, it’s time to talk about the franchise during the 91st episode of the Wayne’s Comics podcast! Gianluca Glazer, Ian Cullen (from scifipulse.net and the host of SFP-NOW on blogtalkradio.com) and I examine the Watchmen phenomenon, starting with the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons comic before moving on to the 2009 Zack Snyder film, then presenting our opinions prior to the release of Before Watchmen from DC Comics. Then everything wraps up with my look back on the event and what we might expect in the future. Don’t miss our candid discussion of all things Watchmen! Look for the hardcover collections BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN/SILK
With digital very likely to be a major player for comics in the future, many comics companies are getting an early start on the entire “revolution” that may see us downloading issues from an FTP site rather than going to our local comics shops … sooner than we think!
Don’t miss a special interview during the 90th episode of the Wayne’s Comics podcast, now at MajorSpoilers.Com! This week I get to talk with John Layman, from Image’s Chew and DC’s Detective Comics! John talks about how both gigs came to be, and even hints at what fans might expect from both titles in the coming months! It’s always something terrific when I get to chat with a person working on Batman, but it’s extra great to discuss the fascinating Tony Chu! Then everything wraps up with Gianluca Glazer discussing the latest ‘News & Previews’ with me! Wayne’s Comics is