Episode 283 With David Baron – May 28, 2017

Ready to get Stained? In Episode 283, I talk with David Baron, the creator/scripter of the new series that recently debuted from 451 Media Group. I met David at this year’s Comicpalooza convention in Houston, Texas, and I really love the first issue of his new comic! We explore his interesting career working in the comics industry, what Stained is all about, and what we might find in the future for this engaging sci-fi/mystery series in the coming months. Be sure to let your local shop know you want this comic! For more about David, go to his Twitter link.

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Episode 282 With Michael Heitkemper, Mike Marts – May 21, 2017

It’s a double-header episode again this week, as #282 features my interview with writer Michael Heitkemper, one of the creative forces behind Freedom Fighter from Insane Comics! We go behind the scenes to talk about how this book arrived on shelves, how he and artist A.J. Fulcher work together to make comics, and the fact that this title has many surprises in store for readers! For more on this book and to buy it, go to this link.

Then everything concludes with the return of Mike Marts, who updates us on how AfterShock Comics is doing! We discuss how the company’s first year and a half has been, what the Animosity comics has meant to them, and what comics they have being released now! There’s a lot of great product coming from this comics company, so be sure to check out their titles!

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Episode 281 With Ben Kahn – May 14, 2017

You’re in for a real fun experience this week! In Episode 281, I talk with Ben Kahn, the creator/scripter of Heavenly Blues, coming soon from Scout Comics. I met Ben at this year’s C2E2 convention, and I enjoyed the first two issues from his new comic. We discuss the characters the series centers around, and why he’s completing his MBA. Be sure to let your local shop know you want this comic! For more about Ben, go to this link. Also, to keep up with Bruno Hidalgo, the great artist Ben collaborates with on the comic, be sure to check out his artwork here!

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Episode 280 With Zack Kaplan – May 7, 2017

This week, in Episode 280, I talk with Zack Kaplan, the creator/scripter of a gripping series called Eclipse from Top Cow/Image Comics. I met Zack at this year’s C2E2 convention, and I read Volume One of this fascinating mashup of sci-fi and murder mystery storyline. We discuss how he made this book happen, including teaming up with high-octane artist Giovanni Timpano. We discuss the second story arc, which I hadn’t yet picked up, so Zack gives some teasers for what we’ll see in those issues, including #7, which is due in local shops on Wednesday, May 17! I highly recommend this powerful book! For more about Zack, go to this link. Also, to keep up with Giovanni, be sure to check out his website here!

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Episode 279 With Valiant’s Dinesh Shamdasani, Daniel Kibblesmith – April 30, 2017

It’s becoming a yearly tradition during Chicago’s C2E2 convention that I get to talk with Valiant’s excellent creators. This year was no exception, and Episode 279 kicks off with my interview with Dinesh Shamdasani, Valiant’s CEO and Chief Creative Officer. We delve into all the fascinating happenings with X-0 Manowar, Harbingers and the upcoming digital presentation Ninjak Versus the Valiant Universe, among other things!

Then everything wraps up with my talk with Daniel Kibblesmith, who’s scripting the upcoming return of Quantum and Woody. He’s also writing the Valiant Digital Firsts miniseries Valiant High now available on Comixology, so we discuss both projects as well as a certain night job he has writing comedy for a well-known late-night TV show you might recognize! Don’t miss these fun conversations!

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Episode 278 With Phillip Kennedy Johnson – April 23, 2017

Have you picked up Smoketown #1 from Scout Comics yet? If not, I highly recommend you do because it’s one of those books I couldn’t put down until I read the final page! This week, in Episode 278, I talk with Phillip Kennedy Johnson, creator and writer of the series. We get into what this series is about, who the characters are and how you can buy issue #1, with issue #2 coming very soon! We also discuss his love of creating things, including comics and music. For more about Smoketown, go to this link at the Scout Comics website. Also, to keep up with Phillip, be sure to check out his website here! Don’t miss this engaging conversation!

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Episode 277 With James Pruett – April 16, 2017

If you enjoy horror, you should be reading Mindbender from Scout Comics! This week, in Episode 277, I talk with James Pruett, creator and writer of the series, who also plays an important role in that comics company’s management. We discuss what this series is about, who the characters are and how you can buy issue #1 soon, with issue #2 not far behind! We get into Scout Comics and his role there as well, then wrap everything up with the fact that both James and I are identical twins, and what that means as far as our interest in comics as well as the rest of our lives. Don’t miss this fun conversation!

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Episode 276 With Gilbert Deltrez – April 9, 2017

In Episode 276, I talk with comics creator Gilbert Deltrez about his new Indie comics LAIR – A Para-Dimensional Demon Horror, which you can now support via Kickstarter at this link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/478659431/lair-a-para-dimensional-demon-horror. Don’t miss this fun chat, and be sure to support this great project today!

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Episode 275 With Ben Penrod From Awesome Con – April 2, 2017

It’s a special episode of my Wayne’s Comics Podcast, so I thought for #275 we’d go where this show has never gone before – to talk with the leader of a successful comics convention! I talk with Ben Penrod from Awesome Con about that high-octane event, including how it came to be, what goes on there, and what we might expect from them in the future. He even discusses how it got that name, and why he thinks it’s perfect for the years ahead! Comics conventions are a big part of the comics experience these days, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy what he has to say! For more about Awesome Con, including details about this year’s event, go to their website here, and for more about the other conventions Ben is part of, head to this link.

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Episode 274 With Frank J. Barbiere – March 26, 2017

Do you enjoy great storytelling in as many genres as I do? Then you’ll want to listen to my interview with Frank J. Barbiere, one of the most versatile and prolific writers in comics today! During Episode 274, Frank and I talk about several of his comics, but spend most of our time on Violent Love from Image Comics, his latest! We discuss how the story came to be, what we might expect from the series, as well as some of his other completed works, including Dejah Thoris, Solar Man of the Atom, Black Market, and the return of Five Ghosts! To keep up with Frank and what he’s working on, follow him on Twitter or go to his website!

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