Word Balloon Podcast

Word Balloon Podcast – Jeph Loeb and Nick Spencer

Show Notes

On this episode of Word Balloon, we present another edition of The Loeb Report. Marvel TV Vice president Jeph Loeb is here to talk about the five live action TV shows Marvel has in development: AKA Jessica Jones, The Punisher, The Hulk, Mockingbird, and Cloak And Dagger. We also get updates about all of the animated shows in production, including Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, The anime G4 shows X-Men, and the upcoming Blade, and Ultimate Spider-Man. Plus we talk about Jeph’s new comic mini-series X-Sanction, drawn by Ed McGuiness and featuring Cable talking on The Avengers.

Next, Nick Spencer joins us to explain why his teen Victor Von Doom series was taken off of Marvel’s schedule. We also discuss the return of the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS. Nick’s critically acclaimed revival of the Tower heroes is getting a second mini-series that started this week. Plus we’ll look back at Nick’s run on Secret Avengers, his Cloak And Dagger mini-series, and Jim Rhodes’ adventures in Iron Man 2.0. Then we talk about his ongoing Image titles Morning Glories and Infinite Vacation, and a preview of his new collaboration with Robert Kirkman, a caper comic called Thief Of Thieves .


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  1. I’m sorry but I really don’t get Nick Spencer. I went into Morning Glories expecting great things but that first tpb basically was all the negative aspects of Lost without any of the positive. His Secret Avengers run was ok but was ridiculously heavy handed and preachy, breaking the fourth wall in the most poorly of ways. Am I the only one? Is it just that these two series are his poorer work?

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