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The Hyper Room is a podcast series interviewing creatives, innovators and business people in the world of Pop Culture involved in all facets from comic books to action figures to video games and other forms of physical and digital media, The Hyper Room deep dives into the process and the business direct from the creators themselves. We don't discuss if Harry Potter can beat Superman - we discuss how that story could come together and how it would affect the world of Pop Culture.

The Hyper Room is a podcast series interviewing creatives, innovators and business people in the world of Pop Culture involved in all facets from comic books to action figures to video games and other forms of physical and digital media, The Hyper Room deep dives into the process and the business direct from the creators themselves. We don't discuss if Harry Potter can beat Superman - we discuss how that story could come together and how it would affect the world of Pop Culture.

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United States

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The Hyper Room is a podcast series interviewing creatives, innovators and business people in the world of Pop Culture involved in all facets from comic books to action figures to video games and other forms of physical and digital media, The Hyper Room deep dives into the process and the business direct from the creators themselves. We don't discuss if Harry Potter can beat Superman - we discuss how that story could come together and how it would affect the world of Pop Culture.

Language:

English


Episodes

The New Teen Titans 40th Anniversary with Marv Wolfman

8/8/2020
In October 1980 Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash along with Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and a teenage Beast Boy now calling himself The Changeling, joined together to form The New Teen Titans first appearing in DC Comics Presents #26 before launching into their own comic book and setting the world on fire. Today in The Hyper Room in association with Icon Heroes we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the creation of this classic super hero team that started in comic books but has spread to video...

Duration:00:44:57

Robotech 35th Anniversary Roundtable with the Macross Saga Voice Cast

8/1/2020
Today in the Hyper Room we are celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the original airing of the series that has ranked as one of the greatest animated shows of all time — and so it is my extreme honor to welcome the entire original Macross Saga voice cast: - Tony Oliver who played Rick Hunter - Rebecca Forstadt Who played Lynn MinMay - Melanie MacQueen Who played Lisa Hayes - Dan Woren who played Lt Roy Fokker Alongside Harmony Gold’s Robotech Master himself Tommy Yune and Pat Wang from...

Duration:01:15:25

Robotech Toys Roundtable with Toynami, Icon Heroes and Harmony Gold

8/1/2020
Inside the Hyper Room I welcome the president of Toynami George Sohn who has had the Robotech license for over 20 years and Pat Wang the president of Icon Heroes who just started his license with Robotech this year. Also joining us is Harmony Gold’s Robotech Master himself Tommy Yune who has been the Stewart of all things Robotech for the past 20 years and was the director on the Robotech Shadow Chronicles movie. Both Toynami and Icon Heroes have product out this year and will talk about...

Duration:00:48:57

The 30th Anniversary of "The Flash" with John Wesley Shipp

7/25/2020
Warner Bros was developing a Flash TV series in the late 1980s but not until the world went into full on Batmania in June 1989, did CBS pull the trigger on development of The Flash in early 1990, and like the proverbial bolt of lightning the pilot debuted in October 1990. But all this is not possible without an actor who could play the Scarlet Speedster and his secret identity of Barry Allen. Born in Norfolk, Virginia John Wesley Shipp started his career in soap operas like Guiding Light,...

Duration:00:59:54

The Kelley Jones Interview: From Deadman to Sandman to Batman

7/18/2020
The New Master of Sequential Horror Art Talks 40+ Years in Comics. As a teenager, artist Kelly Jones started mailing his comic samples to every publisher he could after getting words of encouragement from legendary Batman artist Marshall Rogers at a comic con. His first gig was inking Butch Guice on Marvel Comics original Micronauts series before being promoted to lead artist on the 1984 relaunch: Micronauts: The New Voyages. He has had an absolutely prolific career ever since creating and...

Duration:01:44:47

The Palisades Toys Interview with Mike Horn

7/4/2020
It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights, I welcome Mike Horn from Palisades Toys in The Hyper Room tonight! Mike is the founder of one the most beloved toy companies of the 1990’s and early 2000’s that while not producing any new products today are still in the hearts and minds of collectors around the world. Mike walks us through his secret origin as a marketing company importing Japanese toys to the US to being one of the very first licensees of South Park to producing...

Duration:01:29:18

Rob Liefeld and The New Mutants

6/27/2020
Rob Liefeld burst on to the comic book scene with the power and intensity of the creators that influenced him. Liefeld visually re-introduces Hawk and Dove to a new generation in 1988 but defines a generation of comic book readers like myself when he starts drawing The New Mutants with writer Louise Simonson and taking it from near-cancellation to become the second biggest selling book at Marvel Comics of all time. This is a look-back specifically at The New Mutants #86 and the subsequent...

Duration:00:30:31

The Pat Lee Interview

6/20/2020
Pat Lee talks about Image Comics, Dreamwave and his time on Cybertron Back in 1986, the Matrix of Leadership lit the Autobots darkest hour in Transformers: The Movie, arguably the greatest animated film of all time. Artist Pat Lee and his Dreamwave Productions did the same by illuminating the return of the Transformers to the world of comics and updating the Hasbro toy line for the 21st century. From his early days in Toronto drawing Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Studios comic book series...

Duration:01:20:40

Moon Knight: Living in the Age of Khonshu

6/6/2020
Marvel’s Moon Knight has been resurrected again this time by Jason Aaron in the pages of The Avengers: The Age of Khonshu which was so good I fell down a Moon Knight rabbit hole and decided to bring you all along with me. Usually I do interviews but I’ll sprinkle some of these “character histories” into the mix as well since I love where the Rabbit Hole leads me. By no means a definitive or exhaustive publishing history of Moon Knight but more like a “course refresher” as we read about The...

Duration:00:28:09

The Rise and Fall of the 1990-1999 Comic Book Market with Keith Dallas and Jason Sacks

5/30/2020
Authors of "American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s" - Keith Dallas and Jason Sacks join me inside The Hyper Room for a huge 2 HOUR talk encompassing 10 years of comic book history as a companion piece alongside their incredible book published by TwoMorrows and available now. The decade that brought you Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Image Comics, Valiant Comics, Age of Apocalypse, Wizard Magazine, Hellboy, Sin City, and so, so much more is represented in this ultimate audio stroll down...

Duration:01:58:18

Mike Baron: Co-creator of Nexus and The Badger, Writer of The Flash and The Punisher

5/4/2020
In 1981 in Madison Wisconsin, one of the greatest independent comic series of all time - NEXUS - was born, 40 years later, I welcome legendary writer and Nexus co-creator Mike Baron to The Hyper Room. We talk about Nexus, The Badger, his Wally West run of The Flash for DC Comics and his crazy Punisher series for Marvel Comics and a magical gift from Dark Horse Comics' Mike Richardson. I was very fortunate to sit down with Mike, to talk about his career in comics and his writing and...

Duration:01:01:47

Creating a Star Trek, Thundercats and...Golden Girls Collectibles Universe with Icon Heroes

4/10/2020
Icon Heroes leads innovation in licensed pop culture office products, environment statues, toys, action figures, and collectibles with licenses as diverse as 80's cartoon powerhouses Thundercats and Masters of the Universe to classic sci-fi genre Star Trek and The Terminator all the way to The Golden Girls - yes The Golden Girls. Co-founder Pat Wang visits The Hyper Room to talk about making collectibles, selling collectibles and the future of retail in this current COVID world.

Duration:00:54:48

Andy Oddie - The Retail Art of Pop Culture from Doctor Who to Star Wars to Funko Pop Vinyl

4/11/2018
This episode of The Hyper Room is with Andy Oddie – if you’ve ever wondered who was behind the Star Wars Lightsaber barbeque tongs or immortalizing the current Doctor Who series in plastic – you’re going to find out here. For this episode, I wanted to showcase the business side of pop culture and invited Andy Oddie of Funko into The Hyper Room. Andy has been licensing, manufacturing and creating pop culture merchandise for his entire career – starting with Forbidden Planet then launching...

Duration:03:41:51

Matt Wagner - The Magician Unveils his Final Trick with Mage: The Hero Denied

4/11/2018
This episode of The Hyper Room is with Matt Wagner creator of Mage and Grendel as well as working on characters like The Demon, Superman/Batman/Wonder Woman, The Shadow, Sandman Mystery Theater and so many more. I’ve been in love with Mage ever since Matt Wagner walked into The Comicshop those many years ago. My first time meeting a real live comic book creator AND he was doing his very own comic book! I talk to Matt about his career, how he first got published by Comico, how he comes up...

Duration:05:13:47

Rian Hughes - The Man Who Designed Your Favorite Comic Book Logos

4/11/2018
This episode of The Hyper Room is with graphic designer: Rian Hughes. Next to the artwork, comics have a very distinct visual design language and the best interpreter of that is graphic designer Rian Hughes. Rian has been in the industry for decades and you will know his work when you flip through his new book LOGO-A-GOGO that showcases all his logos and cover designs for comics, graphic novels and trade dress for every publisher in comics from Marvel to DC Comics to Valiant and beyond. I...

Duration:08:56:50

Erik Larsen - The Origins, the Art and the Image of the Savage Dragon

4/11/2018
This episode of The Hyper Room is with Image Comics co-founder and creator of The Savage Dragon: Erik Larsen. In The Hyper Room, Erik and I talk about the origins of his comic book career and how he started working for Marvel Comics by walking up to legendary editor Jim Shooter, as well as how he works and creates Savage Dragon every month and where he comes up with all those wild ideas. Erik is a fantastic creator great guy to talk to and will always be remembered as the comic creator...

Duration:04:02:18

Introducing: The Hyper Room

9/8/2017
The Hyper Room is a new podcast about pop culture - from Game of Thrones to Star Wars from Rick and Morty to The Walking Dead. Discussion on the hottest stories at Hyperpop.co and interviews with creators and fan leaders across the multiverse. Subscribe now!

Duration:00:01:25