Word Balloon Comics Podcast

1 on 1 interview show featuring the creative minds behind Comics TV Film Novels & Animation. Hosted by Chicago Pop Culture expert, John Siuntres



Jeff Parker pt 2 X-Men First Class 4Chan Underground and More !

We continue our 2 part conversation with Marvel writer Jeff Parker. Jeff discusses his 2010 Oni book with Steve Lieber UNDERGROUND, and how a leaked pdf of the book at 4chan ended up being a positive publicity happening resulting in new readers and sales for the overlooked project.

We also discuss the X-Men First Class Film, and Jeff's minor advisory involvement, more Thunderbolts talk including future guest stars and more on Man-Thing's unique role on the team.

We discuss the old guard of comic creators like Alex Toth, Al Williamson and Burne Hogarth . The Will Eisner documentary . Adventure comic strips like Steve Canyon, Rip Kirby, Prince Valiant, and Flash Gordon from old and current creators Milton Cannif, Hal Foster, Alex Raymond, Mark Schultz and Gary Gianni .

We talk about fantasy books, from The Harry Potter and Percy Jackson books,  to The Hobbitt and disgraced author James Frey's I Am Number Four . Plus loads of old movie talk. From the implausability of Dean Martin making good westerns, (Rio Bravo & Bandollero) to the best John Ford films like The Searchers, The Last Hurrah, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance .


 2011-01-28  1h13m