Word Balloon Podcast

Word Balloon Podcast – DC VPs, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Art Baltazar & Franco

Show Notes

The plight of creating an ongoing series featuring 2nd and 3rd tier heroes is discussed on this episode of Word Balloon.

First, DC Vice presidents Bob Wayne and John Cunningham join us to discuss the monthly numbers, but also talk about the re-tooling of some of DC’s New 52 titles that are seeing creative changes. Will they be enough to boost sales?

Then writer Kelly Sue DeConnick talks about her new series, Captain Marvel. Carol Danvers is getting a promotion and a new monthly series, but the life expectancy for Marvel books that don’t feature Spider-Man or Wolverine isn’t promising. DeConnick discusses the challenge of starting this type of book, plus we talk about her new Dark Horse series with Phil Noto, Ghost, and a new Castle OGN from Marvel coming this fall.

We wrap up with solo talks featuring Art Baltazar and Franco. The duo has just ended the Tiny Titans series with issue 50, and begun their new kids comic, Superman Family Adventures with a preview that was featured in that last Tiny Titans issue. The guys are notorious for clowning when they’re together, but I forced them to talk separately to get a more serious look at the wrap up of their New York Times best selling series, and the challenge of doing a new all ages title featuring Superman.

Time Code

00:00 – 13:59  DC Veeps Bob Wayne and John Cunningham

14:00 – 2:15:48  Kelly Sue DeConnick

2:15:49 – 2:41:38  Franco

2:41:39 – End       Art Baltazar




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  1. for some reason its not working in wordballon website and here

  2. Yes! I can’t wait till Captain Marvel comes out! I loved Mrs. DeConnicks Osborn series so I already know this is going to be a complete winner! (Also I haven’t laughed as hard as I did this epsiode in a very long time, Mrs.DeConnick If you ever read this I just want to say thank you for writing comic books and thank you for being absolutely historical! I’m hoping your Captain Marvel series make it to the triple digits and beyond!
    Sincerely, T.Garrett

  3. thank you john siuntres you are the greatest

  4. This was a really fun show. The Kelly Sue DeConnick segment was really entertaining with all that aviation stuff. Your show is really one of the best podcasts out there. Always interesting….keep it up!

  5. thanks guys!

  6. Great interviews, and you’re right about Art and Franco, good idea to have them seperate

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