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The Weekly Pop Culture Audio Podcast Featuring In-Depth One On One Interviews and Discussions From The Entertainment Worlds Of Genre Fiction- Comic Books, Novels, Television, Film, Video Games And More. Created In 2005 By Chicago Radio/TV Host John Siuntres

The Weekly Pop Culture Audio Podcast Featuring In-Depth One On One Interviews and Discussions From The Entertainment Worlds Of Genre Fiction- Comic Books, Novels, Television, Film, Video Games And More. Created In 2005 By Chicago Radio/TV Host John Siuntres
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Chicago, IL

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The Weekly Pop Culture Audio Podcast Featuring In-Depth One On One Interviews and Discussions From The Entertainment Worlds Of Genre Fiction- Comic Books, Novels, Television, Film, Video Games And More. Created In 2005 By Chicago Radio/TV Host John Siuntres

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English

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312-841-7025


Episodes

The Rucka Debrief Superman Wonder Woman Lazarus Black Magick & The Culture Wars

2/22/2018
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It's been way too long since our last chat,but Greg catches us up on his creator owned books, thoughts on DC, the current culture wars and more

Duration:02:25:09

Dana Gould On Adapting Rod Serlings Planet Of The Apes Screenplay For Boom!

2/16/2018
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There are Planet Of The Apes Fans and then there's comedian Dana Gould, who's die-hard devotion to the franchise has influenced his imagination and comedy since first seeing the films as a child. Gould's love of the franchise has included his own parodies portraying Dr Zauis in full costume and make-up on Turner Classic Movies on live comedy shows, and last week at USC's screening and Q&A to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the film's release. Gould is adapting Rod Serling's original 1964...

Duration:01:09:49

The Bendis Tapes-Leaving Marvel Joining DC Superman and a near death experience

2/9/2018
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Whew! Brian Michael Bendis has had a rollercoaster ride for the last 3 months... First he's leaving Marvel after 18 internet breaking years wrapping things up on his creations like Miles Morales (Spider-Man) Riri Williams (Ironheart) and Jessica Jones . Then he joined DC to start a game changing run on Superman, creating a new DC imprint, and moving his Jinxworld titles (Scarlett, Taki-O, Powers) to the new company. Then he faced a very serious health issue being infected with a septic...

Duration:02:31:20

Fred Van Lente On Action Presidents The Comic Book History Of Comics and More

2/7/2018
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Fred is back to discuss Action Presidents, the new spin on history entertainment from him and Ryan Dunlavey. They remind us how great some of our leadesr have been , starting with true adventures of the Father Of Our Country. We also discuss The Comic Book History Of Comics now in color with additional material covering the women of comics and the international contributions to the medium.

Duration:01:46:22

Jeff Lemire On Gideon Falls Black Hammer & His Return To DC Comics

2/4/2018
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Jeff Lemire is back to talk about Gideon Falls his new suspense horror comic with Andreas Sorentino. The Black Hammer Universe continues to expand with Sherlock Frankenstien and The upcoming Doctor Starr mini-series and we reflect on the origins of the BHU Plus Jeff talks about his new DC projects The Terrifics featuring Mr Terrific Plastic Man Metamorpho Phantom Girl . This is an all ages book that truly can be enjoyed by old and young readers.Plus an upcoming look at DCU’s 1980s past...

Duration:01:21:06

Dennis O'Neil - Out From Batman's Shadow With His Autobiographic Novel

1/24/2018
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Denny O'Neil is back to talk about his autobrigraphic novel The Perils Of Captain Mighty and The Redemption Of Danny The Kid. The novel tells a lot of Denny's true life story,but he explains why it's also part fiction. In the interview we get a lot of the real life version of Denny's story from his childhood beginnings getting socially active inspirations from radio serials like Superman and encounters with people that inspired many of his comic creations. You'll hear the Origin of Leslie...

Duration:02:28:56

DC in D.C. With Tom King and Julie & Shawna Benson

1/18/2018
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Lots of fun catching up with the Benson sisters (Batgirl and The Birds Of Prey) and Tom King (Batman -Mister Miracle) after the big event DC Comics held last weekend in the nation's capital. You'll hear about their panels and red carpet encounters, plus Tom gives more background about Sanctuary, his concept to explore Heroes suffering from PTSD after their near death experiences . Then we all settle in for some classic movie talk while we play a round of Old Movie Trivia. How well will you...

Duration:02:05:23

The Last Last Jedi Review w Art Baltazar and Franco!

1/12/2018
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The Aw Yeah Comics Creators Art Baltazar and Franco ( DC's Tiny Titans Super Powers Superman Family Adventures) Join me for another blockbuster movie review.

Duration:01:41:00

Star Trek Discovery Act 2 Preview With JK Woodward

1/6/2018
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JK has been doing amazing painted Star Trek comics for IDW including the recent TNG mini series mirror broken. We debate the merits iof the new Star Trek Series.

Duration:01:47:29

Happy New Year Mr President Mike Norton's Lil Donnie Mystic U Battlepug and more

12/31/2017
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We close out the year live at 4 Stars Studio kicking back with Mike Norton who tell us about the initial lark of creating the comic strip Lil Donnie and it taking over a portion of his working life. It's syndicated by Go Comics home of Doonsebury Peanuts Calvin and Hobes strips. We also talk about his new DC monthly Mystic U written by Alisa Kwitney h?is first web comic series Battlepug and more. .

Duration:01:40:56

Tim Seeley On Nightwing Green Lanterns and Steve Bryant's Athena Voltaitre

12/23/2017
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A double feature for today's Word Balloon Christmas edition . First Steve is back to tout the new Athena Voltaire arc starting in February from Action Lab Comics. Then Time Seeley and I talk about his adventures working at DC guiding Dick Grayson and the new young Green Lanterns destinies, while making his creator owned books like Hack Slash and Revival . We also discuss his new Vertigo book Imaginary Fiends as Vertigo re-positions itself for the current comics era.

Duration:02:02:44

The Ron Marz Experiment

12/14/2017
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Ron is back to talk about Beasts Of The Black Hand his new creator owned comic co-created by Paul harding and Mathew Dow Smith. A Diesel Punk WW1 horror spy adventure. The book is available for pre-order here

Duration:01:12:08

Justice League Film Review

12/5/2017
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Joining me to talk about the film are the co-hosts of The Aw Yeah Podcast featuring Art Baltazar Franco! (Tiny Titans Superman Family Adventures and Super Powers) and Scoot McMahon ( Wrapped Up, Sami The Squirel)

Duration:01:29:24

Ed Piskor's Grand Designs For The History Of The X-Men

11/30/2017
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Ed Piskor the creator of Hip Hop Family Tree brings his unique style of design and comic book narrative to re-tell the history of Marvel's Mutant Race in X-Men Grand Design. Ed tells us about his excitement for the challenge of presenting a long story arc for Marvel in his indie style. This project was green lit by Axel Alonso before his removal as editor in chief at Marvel . We talk about the significance of that and Marvel's transition to CB Cebulski as EIC

Duration:01:20:32

Jim Zub On Avengers No Surrender and The Business Of Creator Owned Comics

11/22/2017
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Jim Zub is back to preview Avengers No Surrender the weekly Avengers Event co-written by Mark Waid and Al Ewing. Jim takes us thrugh the process of writing this event. We also discuss his creator owned books Wayward and Glitterbomb. Jim is always willing to share his insight on creating books for Image Comics and how they're doing in the modern comics market which is a bigger world than just the direct market stores. We talk about Jim's creator owned tutorials and his Tumblr account where...

Duration:01:54:45

Star Trek Discovery Mid Season Review With Trekspert Robert Meyer Burnett

11/18/2017
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It had to happen. Rob Burnett, who made the 1999 cult comedy Free Enterprise and is one of the most knowledgeable Trek experts online, going back to his 90's episode reviews of Star Trek Voyager . These days Rob is reviewing Discovery eps for Colider Video's You Tube Channel , and has his problems with the basic storytelling and characterizations of the crew and the Klingons, based on the "rules" of Trek Univehrse stories all the spin-offs comics and novels have followed. Are we being too...

Duration:02:27:03

Sarah Gaydos on IDW's Star Trek Comics and More Star Trek Discovery Debate

11/10/2017
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Great to have Sarah back. Lots of terrific IDW trek comics are happening now. The Star Trek Boldy Go series set in the JJ Abrahms film universe started a new multi universe story called IDIC. She also previews the Discovery prequel series focusing on T'Kuvma and The Kingon Deathship crew cominng later this month, and more. Plus we cant help talking about the new streaming series, with the fall hiatus starting next week. Good thing there's plenty of quality IDW trek comics to get us to the...

Duration:01:09:48

Frank Frazetta The Legacy With Frank Frazetta Jr

11/10/2017
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Frank Frazetta died in 2010. he fantasy artist left a body of work in comics bookcovers film posters and paintings that modern fantasy artists continue to emulate and get inspirations. The Frazetta Museum has reopened and is in the midst of a kickstarter campaign to raise funds, in addition to great products at their website Fisrt Moises Chiullan joins us to explain the amazing new limited edition silk screen t-shirts they're selling based on 4 classic Frazetta paintings, and the...

Duration:01:11:09

Bendis To DC News With Novelist William Schweigart

11/8/2017
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The news is out Brian Bendis leaves Marvel after 17 years, and has signed a new deal with DC comics. What will he write? There may be clues in past Bendis Tapes Discussions here in the Word Balloon archives . You'll hear my take as well as initial reactions from The League Of Word Balloon Listeners . Then Novelist Bill Schweigart joins us to discuss his trilogy of Fantasy Action Novels The Beast Of Barcroft , Northwoods and The Devil's Colony. Publishers Weekly says "Readers who appreciate...

Duration:01:18:44

Jupiter Jet and Star Trek Discovery Talk With Ashley Robinson and Jason Inman

11/8/2017
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Back by popular demand Jason Inman from DC Access videos and so much more geek content is joined by his co host of the Geek History Podcast and Colider's Star Trek Discovery review show Ashley Robinson. We get together for a massive Star Trek discussion, but also to celebrate their brand new adventure comic from Action Lab, Jupiter Jet. She's a 1930's teen with a jet pack tangling with Gangsters and othe rneighborhood threats. In the vein of The Rocketeer, this is agreat bouncy bbook...

Duration:01:47:34

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