Word Balloon Podcast
On this episode of Word Balloon, Firebreather's co-creators Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn discuss the upcoming Cartoon Network animated film, which debuts Wednesday November 24 at 7pm EST . We talk about the look of the film, and its star director Peter Chung (MTV's Aeon Flux). To celebrate the film's debut, a new Firebreather four part mini series from Hester and Kuhn also debuts next Wednesday from Image Comics.
Also, Phil Hester gives us details about his new role taking over writing chores on the Wonder Woman monthly comic from J. Michael Stracyznski, starting with Wonder Woman #605.
Hester says "[DC] said they had been deliberating over me for a long time, and then pulled the trigger…I've actually already turned in some material. I was hired on a Friday and had to hand in my treatment on a Monday. JMS has a vision for Wonder Woman and he needs to get her to a certain point in the storyline, but he doesn't have the time to get her there, so they gave me that goal. They said 'You need to get her to this place to face this character over these stakes. How you get there is up to you.' It's been great. I've been working with the editor Brian Cunningham, and Don Kramer…it's a Phil Hester comic…it's still going to take the full 12 issues as originally planned…I actually am down with what JMS was trying to do…trying to give a definitive once and for all Wonder Woman origin. It's been a lot of fun, they're really open to my input and I feel like a full partner in the process."
Hester says he's on for the next six issues, for sure. Beyond that? "It all depends," says Hester.
The Wonder Woman assignment will not effect Phil's continuing run writing Top Cow's The Darkness. The Wonder Woman details begin at 24:10 of this epsiode.
Both Hester and Kuhn also have stories that will appear next year in a Disney Pirates Of The Caribbean trade collection that serves as a bridge to the next Pirates film.
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