Word Balloon Podcast

Word Balloon Podcast – Jeff Lemire, JM DeMatteis, Jason Aaron, and Tony Moore

Show Notes

On this episode of Word Balloon we start things off with Jeff Lemire, who made news this week as DC announced him taking over Green Arrow. We also cover Jeff’s work on Justice League Dark, Animal Man, and his Top Shelf OGN The Underwater Welder.

Next writer JM DeMatteis returns to discuss his new book from IDW Adventures Of Augusta Wind , an inventive new fantasy series drawn by Vasillis Gogtzilas . DeMatteis has a 16 page story coming up in Amazing Spider-Man #700 from Marvel, and previews some new animation projects coming up in 2013.

Jason Aaron is back in another Marvel Next Big Thing Press conference to explain the new direction for Thor: God Of Thunder. He’s joined by artist Esad Ribic and editor Lauren Sankovich.

Finally Tony Moore talks about his involvement in a new convention he’s setting up for Cinncinatti. He and local retailer Kendall Swafford explain their plans for the September 2013 show and their current Kickstarter campaign. Then, Tony gives us details  about his current work on Deadpool for Marvel, the upcoming Fear Agent Omnibus, and his thoughts on today’s creator owned comics market.


Time Code   00:00  –  55:19     Jeff Lemire

55:20   – 149:23   JM DeMatties

149:24  – 236:43  Jason Aaron Esad Ribic & Laruen Sankovich

236:44 – End        Tony Moore


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  1. Great stuff as always.

  2. Wow, awesome big episode. I particularly enjoyed the JM Dematties interview — he seems like a guy with a great attitude and perspective on things. I’m not sure I’ve read any of his work (from the sound of things, I probably have and just didn’t know it), but I’ll be on the lookout!

  3. thanks guys!

  4. I was listening to an old Around Comics episode with John where he talks about having Elliot S! Maggin on Word Balloon, I’m dying to hear that episode but can’t find it. Does anyone happen to know what number it its? John interviewing Maggin sounds like a great podcast.

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