Action Comics and Code Monkey Save World writer Greg Pak joins us this week! We talk at length about Lana Lang, what makes a good supporting character, how collaborating on comics is like making a movie, Superman’s best trait and favorite video game, Terra Man, and much more! Plus, a Christmas-themed Love Haters!
The creative team behind Monkeybrain’s Edison Rex comes by to talk to us this week about building a superhero universe, character designs, falling into naming characters after comic book publishers, whether supervillains can really find redemption, food freshness, The Goonies, and much more! Plus, the War Rocket Ajax Love Haters go full Kanye!
Strange Nation and G.I. Joe writer Paul Allor joins us this week to talk about the Weekly World News, Shredder, Splinter origin stories, Cobra Commander through the ages, vipers, ninjas, favorite Joes, and much more! Plus, a regionally themed edition of the War Rocket Ajax Love Haters!
Our guest this week is the illustrious author of The Batman Files, The Superman Files and two Tony Hawk books, Matthew K. Manning! We talk about, you guessed it, Batman, and even have a little impromptu trivia challenge. Plus, we discuss writing in Superman’s voice, writing about skateboarding without knowing anything about it, “cartoon” comics, and much more! Plus, a blood-sucking edition of the War Rocket Ajax Love Haters!
J. Gonzo, the creator of the lucha libre comic La Mano del Destino, comes by to talk to us for this week’s show! We chat about being a hipster Mexican wrestling fan, classic El Santo films, Todd McFarlane’s meeting habits, collectible baseballs, tattoos, and much more! Plus, a simple, one-item War Rocket Ajax Love Haters!
Hector Plasm and Tales from the Bully Pulpit writer Benito Cereno joins us this week for our annual Halloween Spooktacular! We jabber about horror movies (of course), the musical stylings of Carman, Godzilla in a Dracula costume, Thanksgiving, haunted houses, and much more! Plus, a monstrous edition of the War Rocket Ajax Love Haters!
The writer of Skullkickers and the brand new Samurai Jack series from IDW, Jim Zubkavich, is our guest this week! We talk about Halloween, what makes a great horror story, the melting pot of genres that is Samurai Jack, hearing established character voices in one’s head while writing, and much more! Plus, a spooooooky wrestling themed-love haters!
While Chris was away at New York Comic-Con, we welcomed two guests this week: Lee Leslie, the artist of Screamland and writer/artist of Rigby the Barbarian, and Daniel Kibblesmith, comedian and co-author of the upcoming book How to Win at Everything! Spooky, monster-related things are discussed, along with classic adventure games, doing characters on podcasts, how one can be a victor at reading, and of course, Cracker Barrel.
Impact wrestler and comics superfan Christopher Daniels is our guest this week! We talk about the link between wrestling and comics, Brian Michael Bendis, Jonathan Hickman, how comics writers and wrestlers can get pigeonholed, getting guys in the locker room to read comics, and much more! Plus, a Stand By Me-themed Love Haters!