Announced about a week before San Diego Comic Con 2023, Rafael Grampa has a Black Label Batman title coming called, Batman: The Gargoyle of Gotham. It's a bucket list item for the talented creator who most fans know only as an artist. Albeit, an artist with a very distinctive style who looks wholly unique. During the Gotham panel and the convention, DC Comics and Rafael gave some sneak peeks about the art and story. We were fortunate enough to sit down with Rafael after the panel and discuss the project in a little more detail.
Jace catches up with writer Dennis Culver at San Diego Comic Con 2023 to take about the unique paring of Zatanna and Robotman in Knight Terrors and the joy of writing Doom Patrol. The guys discuss the pacing of Knight Terrors Zatanna and the common ground Zee and Cliff find only to find the tables completely turned on them in the end. Also, Dennis talks about being intentional with integrating all the eras of the Doom Patrol, from Grant Morrison to Rachel Pollack to Gerard Way.
LIVE from SDCC '23 with Ram V & The Vigil
The Comic Source Podcast
Jace sat down with Ram V at San Diego Comic Con to chat about the BEST comic DC is currently publishing. Ram has a special connection to The Vigil with it's setting in his home country of India and the guys talk about the interesting dichotomies of Ram's homeland and how it makes such a rich backdrop for dramatic story. Also some character development talk and a tease for what's to come.
Eisner-award winning cartoonist Jeffrey Brown had a big hit when he entered the storied halls of DC Comics to work on what is arguably their most important character, Batman. His Batman, Robin and Howard YA graphic novel was well-received and despite having no plans for a sequel originally, DC announced on it's YA Panel that a 3 part sequel is in its way. Jace sat down with Jeffrey at the convention to chat about what led to his decision to return to these characters, the challenge of not taking Batman too seriously and what experiences he pulls from his own life for the story.
There was an equal mix of nostalgia and excitement during the Skybound Energon panel at San Diego Comic Con on Saturday afternoon. Onstage you had the writers of G.I.Joe and Transformers, Joshua Williamson and Daniel Warren Johnson (who is also handling art duties), respectively. Alongside these creators were Skybound's Editor in Chief Sean Mackiewicz and founder Robert Kirkman rounding out a line-up of creative minds who have deep connections to these properties that they loved as children.
Announced at the Worlds of Metropolis panel, which focuses on all things Superman for San Diego Comic Con 2023 attendees, Joe Casey is coming back to DC and back the the Superman family of books. This time, along with artist Dan McDaid, he is taking on the iconic villain, Zod. The history between the House of El and the House of Zod has varied in degrees of antagonism depending on the version of Superman and Kryptonian history at any given time. For a casual fan or someone who only knows of Zod through film, he is the antithesis of Superman and a formidable foe, As Casey put it in the audio interview available below, ALL of Superman's power with none of his morality.
Jace is back from San Diego Comic Con and joined by Rocky from Comic Boom! to chat about this week's DC titles. Knight Terrors is on the rise once again, we get an issue of Batman Brave & the Bold where every story is awesome and the debut of The Last Days of Lex Luthor does not disappoint! Listen in for the details on these titles and more.
Jace and Rocky from Comic Boom! chat about the DC titles for the week of July 18, 2023. The inconsistency of Knight Terrors continues but Punchline and Catwoman are great reads. Meanwhile, Tales of Teen Titans Starfire is emotional and Static Shadows of Dakota is even more emotionally powerful. All that said, the Book of the Week for both guys is The Vigil, simply the best DC comic coming out right now. Listen in to find our why along with thoughts on the other titles.
Veteran creator Jimmy Palmiotti returns to the show to chat about his current Kickstarter Campaign, Triggergirl 6: Justice. Featuring the return of a character who originally debuted in Creator-Owned Heroes from Image Comics back in 2012, the concept was a bit prescient at the time. Set in the near future and exploring ideas of extinction and climate change, these ideas and this character has only become more realistic in the ensuing years. Join the conversation to learn more about this specific story and the creative process behind it.
When it comes to backing the campaign, you can pledge with confidence and Jimmy has successfully funded and fulfilled over twenty Kickstarter campaigns at this point. It's a great way to build a community and connect with fans. Jimmy's passion for these stories, along with his attention to detail for everything from the printing process to each individually shipped package, means you are getting the highest quality comic imaginable. So go check out the campaign, join the community by pledging and if you see Jimmy at San Diego Comic Con 2023, be sure to say hi!
Jace chats with author Rich Johnson about his recently released book, Hulk - Worldbreaker, Hero, Icon. A broad overview of the multifaceted eras of one of Marvel's most famous heroes. Rich talks about how he selected which eras to cover, what other characters are in the book and how you can use the guide to go more in depth with which comics and trades to read.
Jace and Rocky from Comic Boom! tackle the second week of Knight Terrors which is a huge improvement over the first week. Also we get the return of Danger Street, Superman starts to show the effects of being lost for so long and the action in Batman Inc. reaches an all-time high.
Jace and Rocky chat about the DC titles for the week of July 4, 2023. Knight Terrors kicks off and the guys didn't have high expectations, but you might be surprised by their thoughts, Also, there are a few non-event books out this week and the guys really like what they are getting from those titles. Be sure to listen in for all the details.