Ohhhh! Oh-oooohh! It’s Wrestlemania! Just like that! Just like that! Pump it up! Pump it up!
That’s right, folks! We’re back with our annual Wrestlemania special and to talk about this year’s Wrestlemania Dallas Cowboys Star, we’ve got Megan Nielsen and Elle Collins of the Hard Times Podcast to offer up lots of insights. We’ve got predictions for every match, lots of unflattering discussion of Flo Rida, a related booking idea for Randy Orton’s surprise return, high hopes for Titus O’Neil to come back, opinions about Ric Flair’s likely involvement in the Divas title match, thoughts on how the world title match could actually work and much, much more!
We’re delighted to welcome none other than Gerry Conway, co-creator of The Punisher, Firestorm, Jason Todd and many others; writer of Spider-Man, Justice League, numerous TV episodes, Fantastic Four, the list goes on. Currently, he’s working on Carnage for Marvel and the Legends of Tomorrow anthology at DC, so we take the opportunity to talk to him about Firestorm, seeing characters he co-created on TV, trying to get into writing superhero TV shows, a never-made X-Men movie script he co-wrote with Roy Thomas, writing Amazing Spider-Man at the tender age of 19, and so much more! Plus, we add some characters to the Panel President list!
Steve Lieber, artist of Superior Foes of Spider-Man and the new Image Comics series The Fix (among many other great comics), is on the show this week to talk about doing physical comedy in comics, vices, creating scoundrels, the coolest panel tricks, the comic that turned him into a creator, collaborating with writers and much more. Plus, we take two listener questions, one of which Matt initially misreads.
The co-writers of the new Heavy Metal miniseries The Doorman, Eliot Rahal and Daniel Kibblesmith, drop by this week to chat about sci-fi influences, Heavy Metal (the movie), telling stories through action, background jokes, New Jack Swing, doing comedy in comics art and much more! Plus, we take a couple listener questions that ask us to do one of our favorite things: rank stuff!
James D’Amato and Kat Kuhl host the Campaign podcast, an “actual play” podcast in which they and some improviser friends play Star Wars: Edge of the Empire. We talk to them about mixing podcasting and games, the best gaming systems, improv, character creation, Star Wars continuity changes, building a fan base and much more! Plus, we add a new set of characters to the Panel President list!
Chris is out sick, so Matt welcomes guest host Elle Collins of the Into It and Hard Times podcasts to come and and help interview Andrew Wheeler, editor-in-chief of ComicsAlliance and writer of the new Oni Press series Another Castle! We talk with him about video game tropes, cutting out the prince, comics genres, princesses, what makes something a fantasy story, “mature” comics, and much more! Plus, we answer a listener question!
Veronica Fish, the artist of Archie, comes by for this week’s show to talk about reading The Dreamer, Easter eggs in her art, getting her Jack Kirby style just right, Jack Staff, why Reggie is misunderstood, and so much more! Plus, we take a few of your listener questions!