Word Balloon Podcast

Word Balloon – DC VPs John Rood & Bob Wayne, Hardman & Bechko on Apes, and Tom Katers

Show Notes

A timely news triple feature. First up DC Comics vice presidents John Rood and Bob Wayne discuss the success of DC Comics’ New 52. The first 3 weeks of releases have sold out at the retailer level, and Rood and Wayne talk about what’s next. (00:03:08)

Then, Gabriel Hardman and Corrina Bechko discuss their new mini series for Boom Studios, Betrayal Of The Planet Of The Apes. The creators talk about this prequel to the original film series, which features a young Dr. Zaius freshly elected to the governing council. The duo has also a story in Four Star Studio’s Digital Comic Double Feature, a tight spy thriller called The Liar, plus Gabe talks about his wrap-up on Hulk with Jeff Parker. (00:20:25)

Finally podcaster and long time DC reader Tom Katers (Tom Vs Aquaman) discusses the recent transition from Flashpoint to the New 52. (01:25:00)


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  1. Great show, as always! I really like Tom’s take on his nephew’s love for Superman and Batman.

  2. You made my day with the mention of Casino Royale and What’s new Pussycat. I love those crazy 60’s comedies

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