Longtime friend of the show Tom Peyer stops by this week to talk about his new series The Wrong Earth, about superheroes from different eras of comics getting switched, and his work as the editor of the new Ahoy Comics line! We talk about a certain superhero show from the 1960s, tropes, space cats, assembling a lineup of comic greats, creating “comic magazines” and a whole lot more! Plus, two, yes two, listner questions! One serious, one silly!
Comedian, writer and part-time Captain Picard Jon Sung joins us for the show this week to talk about his web series Tales from Ten Forward! We discuss the logistics of drunk Star Trek retellings, synthehol, if Voyager is the “fun” show, space fashion, falling into the role of Picard, and much more!
This week we’re so pleased to be talking with our pal Fred Van Lente about his new novel, The Con Artist, as well as real-life con experiences (his and others’) that inspired the book, peppering the real and the fictional into the story, comics history, pitching the idea for a Comic-Con murder mystery, writing a book with an unusual structure, future comics work, and much more! Plus, we take a casting-based listener question!
What a get this week! Mr. Vertigo Comics himself, Ramon Villalobos, artist of the upcoming series Border Town, joins us this week to talk about designing monsters, his con apparel, corresponding from San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros., the best shoes in comics, the culture at the U.S./Mexico border and a whole lot more! Plus, we take a long time to rank some sidekicks in our Panel President segment.
We didn’t go to Comic-Con this year, but almost everyone else in comics was there, so instead of interviewing a guest, we answered your listener questions about the news coming out of Comic-Con and more!