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Interview: Gregory Noveck, DC Comics Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs

DC Universe original animated movies are created by a unique collaboration between four diverse units within the Warner Bros. family – Warner Premiere, Warner Home Video, Warner Bros Animation and, the source of the characters and many of the stories, DC Comics. Leading the charge for the latter group is Gregory Noveck, Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs for the iconic comics company, and credited as Executive in Charge of Production for DC Comics on all of the DC Universe films.

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Interview: Greg Rucka Discusses Batman Gotham Knight

Want a nice, frank conversation? Corner Greg Rucka and pick a subject. He is anything but restrained, speaking freely and constantly exuding the kind of creative flashpoint from which arises his fascinating array of benchmark characters. Raised on California’s Central Coast, and schooled at Vassar College and USC, Rucka brings a street sensibility to his work – which has ranged from nearly a dozen novels and several short stories to a daunting list of comics, non-fiction essays and, now, a segment of the highly-anticipated animated film, “Batman Gotham Knight.”

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Interview: Kevin Conroy is Batman

Kevin Conroy had studied for and starred on the stage, advanced his career through soap operas, and was featured in television series like “Dynasty” and “Tour of Duty.” He had no idea that stepping into a sound booth in 1991 to audition for his first cartoon voiceover role would forever cement his place in the annals of animation and help to extend the Batman legacy to untold legions of fans. Conroy quickly became the Batman voice by which all others are judged – and rarely assessed as an equal. He has cast a loud shadow in voicing the Dark Knight…

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INTERVIEW: Brian Azzarello on Batman Gotham Knight

One of the most sought-after writers in comics today, Brian Azzarello is one of the six acclaimed scribes to pen a segment within “Batman Gotham Knight,” the third in the ongoing series of DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies. Unlike many of his past works, Azzarello’s segment – entitled “Working Though Pain” – takes a decidedly non-violent direction. The segment, which falls chronologically as the fifth of the six segments, explores an early chapter of Bruce Wayne’s training as a mysterious and exotic Indian woman named Cassandra introduces Batman to techniques that would help him to conquer the physical and…

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Kevin Hopps Discusses “The Spectacular Spider-Man”

Acclaimed animation writer Kevin Hopps offers his third script of the “The Spectacular Spider-Man” season in “The Uncertainty Principle,” an all-new episode premiering Saturday, May 10 at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT on Kids’ WB!/The CW. Hopps has worked in the animated realm for nearly two decades, amassing a lengthy list of writing credits that ranges from “Darkwing Duck,” “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command” and “Loonatics Unleashed” to the “Justice League,” “Hellboy: Blood & Iron” and “Transformers: Animated.” He has drafted four scripts for the first season of “The Spectacular Spider-Man” – “Interactions” featuring the debut of Electro; “Competition,” which introduced Sandman;…

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Q&A With Randy Jandt

Writer Randy Jandt makes his “The Spectacular Spider-Man” debut with a tight, exciting, frequently funny script that offers Doctor Octopus entrée into the series this Saturday, May 3 in the all-new episode, “Reaction.” The episode, directed by Jennifer Coyle, premieres at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT on Kids’ WB! on The CW. In the episode, the nebbishy Dr. Otto Octavius is painfully transformed – by the meddling hands of the Green Goblin – into the menacing Doctor Octopus. The newest villain to hit town, Doc Ock releases his initial anger on Norman Osborne before turning his attention toward Spider-Man as the pair…

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Interview: Clancy Brown

Clancy Brown has crafted an impressive career within both the mainstream and the fanboy arenas. He has balanced acclaimed performances in the Academy Award nominated “The Shawshank Redemption” and HBO’s “Carnivale” with memorable roles in numerous fanboy classics, including “Highlander,” “Starship Troopers” and “The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension.” Brown’s lengthy list of animated voiceovers is topped by his quintessential evocation of Lex Luthor in “Superman: The Animated Series,” and “Justice League,” as well as Mr. Freeze in “The Batman” and, of course, as Mr. Krabs in “SpongeBob SquarePants.” Now you can add a new credit to…

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Major Spoilers Interview: Sean Wang

Image Comics Meltdown met with a lot of favorable reviews. The two-issue series tells the tale of superhero literally and figuratively having a meltdown. The art by Sean Wang was outstanding, and over the last several months, Wang and I have been sending each other e-mails about his upcoming and past work including the recently reviewed Runners and The Tick comics.

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Six with Tad Stones

Hellboy Animated just one of many projects Major Spoilers had a moment to catch up with the ever busy Tad Stones, producer for the upcoming Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron. In the rush, there was only time for a few quick questions that range from Tad’s past to future projects.

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Adam Beechen on Robin

It’s One Year Later and things have changed in the DC Universe. For Robin it is a chance to return to Gotham and begin the next chapter of his life. Chronicling his adventures is Adam Beechen, who recently made the jump to writing a mainstream DC title. With eight issues under his belt, Major Spoilers’ Stephen Schleicher had a chance to talk with the Robin scribe.

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Reminiscing with Silvestri and Wohl

This December, one of Top Cow’s flagship characters, The Darkness celebrates its 10th anniversary. With a hotly anticipated video game release coming in the spring from 2K Games for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, a series of tie-in “Level” one shots beginning in December, and an upcoming crossover with Dale Keown’s Pitt, the character appears to be embarking on a new wave of content and popularity. With that in mind, we sat down with Darkness co-creators Marc Silvestri and David Wohl to discuss the enduring popularity of their creation.

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Tad Stones Interview

Hellboy: Sword of Storms debuts this weekend on the Cartoon Network (check your local listing for times). Stephen Schleicher had a chance to talk with Producer/Director/Writer Tad Stones to discuss Hellboy’s transition to animated features, styles, and future Hellboy animated projects.

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You’ll Have That
Real life means real fun for cartoonist

– By Stephen Schleicher You’ll Have That made its debut on the Viper Comics webpage in 2004. In that time, Wes Molebash’s semi-autobiographical webcomic has gathered a nice following. Recently I had a chance to talk with Wes about You’ll Have That, how it came about, and where it will go in the future. Yup, spoilers ahead!

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