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WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics

Author: Adam and Michael on The Retro Network

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Adam & Michael re-examine the 90's comic book boom through the pages of Wizard magazine.
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We're diving into issue 88 of Wizard to explore the Spider-Man relaunch, take a tour of Joe Madureira's home studio, explore the psyches of supervillains, review the early work of Devin Grayson, enjoy a Q&A with Paul Dini and so much more. Get a full scan of the issue, plus listen to this episode UNCUT with extra content and more perks by joining WIZARDS The Patreon Guide To Comics at Patreon.com/WIZARDSCOMICS today! Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
BONUS | Dark Book '98

BONUS | Dark Book '98

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We're getting down with our BAD selves and bad guys, as we celebrate the villains of comic books through our examination of the Dark Book '98 Wizard special publication. We explore the Top 10 Coolest Villains, determine which superhero has the best Rogues Gallery, laugh at the 10 Lamest Villains in comic book history and so much more.Get a full scan of this issue, plus listen to this episode UNCUT with extra content, a video presentation and more perks by joining WIZARDS The Patreon Guide To Comics at Patreon.com/WIZARDSCOMICS today! Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
We welcome founding Image Comics partner, Erik Larsen to the podcast to talk about his childhood comic book creations, his experience in forming Image, the legacy of The Savage Dragon, how he came to publish the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the 90's and so much more.Get more from your WIZARDS experience by visiting Patreon.com/WIZARDSCOMICS today to enjoy UNCUT, early release episodes, scans of issues, bonus podcasts and more perks! Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
The creepy comics fun continues as we review Marvel's Dracula: Lord of the Undead and Vertigo's The Girl Who Would Be Death, plus duke it out in this issue's Last Man Standing battle, count down the Top 10 Goriest Deaths in comics and so much more.Get a full scan of the issue, plus listen to this episode UNCUT with extra content and more perks by joining WIZARDS The Patreon Guide To Comics at Patreon.com/WIZARDSCOMICS today! Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
We're joined by Jay from The Purple Stuff podcast as we explore the Halloween themed fun of Wizard 87 featuring an interview with Gene Simmons of KISS & Todd McFarlane, the works of horror illustrator Bernie Wrightson, the Top 10 Most Dangerous Comic Book Villains and more. We talk KISS, Pro Wrestling, KISS, Halloween candy KISS and of course, 90's comics. Listen now!Get a full scan of the issue, plus listen to this episode UNCUT with extra content and more perks by joining WIZARDS The Patreon Guide To Comics at Patreon.com/WIZARDSCOMICS today! Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
We address the recent kerfuffle with Rob Liefeld on social media, calling out Gareb Shamus for spreading nonsense in his recent interview with us. Plus we review Superman For All Seasons, call shenanigans on this issue's Last Man Standing battle, check out Wizard's reviews of Thunderbolts, Captain America, Hitman and The Invisibles and so much more! Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Mike Schwartz debuts as the new co-host of WIZARDS to join Adam for a discussion of the Marvel Knights launch titles through an interview with Kevin Smith, Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti. Plus, an exploration of the Spider-Man spin-off, Slingers, Wizard throws kryptonite at Superman comics and we introduce a new segment.Get a full scan of the issue, plus listen to this episode UNCUT with extra content and more perks by joining WIZARDS The Patreon Guide To Comics at Patreon.com/WIZARDSCOMICS today! Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
In Part 2 of our conversation with Wizard founder, Gareb Shamus we explore the creation of the Wizard World Comic Con, how Wizard spin-off publications like ToyFare and InQuest created thriving industries for action figures and collectible card games, his memories of the late Pat McCallum, Gareb's transition to the world of fine art and more!Get a full scans of Wizard magazine, plus listen to this interview UNCUT with extra content and more perks by joining WIZARDS The Patreon Guide To Comics at Patreon.com/WIZARDSCOMICS today! Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
An interview 4 years in the making, the time has finally come to talk to Wizard magazine founder and Publisher, Gareb Shamus! "The Big Cheese" takes Adam and Michael through the origins of Wizard magazine, explains how he scored original art from Todd McFarlane in the 90's, his front row seat for the early days of Image Comics, behind the scenes stories of the Marvel Comics bankruptcy and so much more! This conversation was a dream come true and it was so big in scope that we had to break it up into two parts. Stay tuned for part 2 coming soon!Get a full scans of Wizard magazine, plus listen to this interview UNCUT with extra content and more perks by joining WIZARDS The Patreon Guide To Comics at Patreon.com/WIZARDSCOMICS today! Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Our third interview in a collaboration with Popgeeks.com is a very fun conversation with co-founder of Zenescope Entertainment, Ralph Tedesco. Ralph reveals the origins of this unique publishing entity and how they found their niche audience by creating exciting new takes on fairy tales with a twist. Plus learn why professional TV writers want to work with Zenescope, why Seth Green was hanging around their comic con booth and whether the stigma of being  the "sexy covers" company is a blessing or a curse.Watch an expanded video version of the interview on our YouTube channel here https://youtu.be/PK9oSS5n9MgFind over 250 episodes of WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics, reexamining the 90's comic book boom, through the pages of Wizard magazine at WIZARDSCOMICS.comAlso, don't forget to check out the genre pop culture content at popgeeks.com for daily updates on the world of movies, TV, gaming and more! Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
It's a Patreon UNLOCKED! bonus episode where we give you access to an episode of the exclusive 90's Super Cinema podcast. This time we're talking about The Phantom from 1996 starring Billy Zane in all his purple punching glory. Are you ready to SLAM EVIL with Adam, Michael and Pete? Listen now to this freewheelin' and wild conversation.Want to get more comic book movie discussion like this, plus tons of other perks? Become a Patron today at patreon.com/WIZARDSCOMICS, where for just $5 a month you'll be given access to all the geeky fun. Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
This holiday season we're joined by Dalibor aka #indiehypeman from Catalyst Magazine and Gerry D from the Totally Rad Christmas podcast to explore the 35th anniversary celebration of Marvel Comics merry mutants in the Wizard X-Men Special from 1998. We debate who would win a Celebrity Deathmatch style battle in the X-Mansion, review the Children of the Atom/The Hunt For Xavier storylines, determine who is the best X-Men villain and more!Get a full scan of the issue, plus listen to this episode UNCUT with extra content and more perks by joining WIZARDS The Patreon Guide To Comics at Patreon.com/WIZARDSCOMICS today! Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Wizard reviews Kurt Busiek's Iron Man, Gen13 and Nightwing, rates the Top 10 Funniest Moments In Comics and gets more quotes from Chris Claremont. Plus a reader roasts Wizard staffer, Greg Orlando and we get his response to this written attack 25 years later. Want more from the WIZARDS experience? Join WIZARDS The Patreon Guide To Comics today at Patreon.com/WIZARDSCOMICS for uncut episodes, bonus podcasts, Wizard issue scans and many more perks. Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
A monumental episode of WIZARDS is upon us as Michael Cannetti makes his departure from the main episodes of the podcast and we reveal the identity of our new co-host. But before the passing of the mic, we explore a fantastic issue of Wizard featuring interviews with Chris Claremont and Joe Casey, the 25 Most Memorable Moments In Comics list, a Danger Girl Casting Call, Last Man Standing: Spawn vs. Superman and so much more!Get a full scan of the issue, plus listen to this episode UNCUT with extra content and more perks by joining WIZARDS The Patreon Guide To Comics at Patreon.com/WIZARDSCOMICS today! Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
We're joined by comic book veteran, Hank Kanalz to explore an amazing career that has taken him from launch of Image Comics to the Malibu Ultraverse, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Wildstorm, Vertigo and riding superhero themed rollercoasters for living. Plus, hilarious and heartfelt stories about his time working with former Wizard Editor In Chief, the late Pat McCallum. We also explore his latest projects as Publisher of Clover Press, including Armored by Michael Schwartz. Get more from your WIZARDS experience by visiting Patreon.com/WIZARDSCOMICS today to enjoy UNCUT, early release episodes, scans of issues, bonus podcasts and more perks! Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
We review Marvel's Mutant X series of alternate reality X-Men stories, plus examine the Top 10 Heroes and Villains rankings, the Top 10 hottest comics, explore Wizard's reviews of Uncanny X-Men, Mage and The Flash and so much more.Want more from the WIZARDS experience? Join WIZARDS The Patreon Guide To Comics today at Patreon.com/WIZARDSCOMICS for uncut episodes, issue scans and many more perks. Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Screenwriter and creator of the new comic book, Armored, Michael Schwartz returns to the podcast to discuss issue 84 of Wizard featuring the 25 Most Powerful People In Comics rankings, an confrontational interview with Spider-Man Writer Howard Mackie, details on the never produced Joe Madureira cartoon for Nickelodeon and so much more!Get a full scan of the issue, plus listen to this episode UNCUT with extra content and more perks by joining WIZARDS The Patreon Guide To Comics at Patreon.com/WIZARDSCOMICS today! Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
We're joined by Witchblade co-creator, David Wohl to discuss the origins of the Top Cow superheroine, the rise of superstar artist, Michael Turner and more stories from a 40 year career in the comic book industry, as we explore the Wizard Witchblade Special from 1998.Get a full scan of the issue, plus listen to this episode UNCUT with extra content and more perks by joining WIZARDS The Patreon Guide To Comics at Patreon.com/WIZARDSCOMICS today! Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
In the aftermath of our WIZARDS WILD CARD episode, there's so much more to explore. William Bruce West returns to help fill in the geeky gaps from issue 83 and be sure to stay to the end for Michael's report from New York ComicCon 2023 about all the 90's comic book pros who he talked to about being on the podcast including Erik Larsen, Jim Lee and more!Want more from the WIZARDS experience? Join WIZARDS The Patreon Guide To Comics today at Patreon.com/WIZARDSCOMICS for uncut episodes, issue scans and many more perks.This episode is sponsored by HalloweenCostumes.com where you will automatically get 15% off your entire order by using this exclusive discount link https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023 between now and October 31, 2023. Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
We toss our usual format out the window in this WIZARDS WILD CARD episode with our returning guests, Steven T. and William Bruce West, where the topic jumps at random from the Sexiest Women In Comics to Nicolas Cage as Superman to Wizard pitting comic heroes against each other to determine who is the best superhero and so much more. You've never heard an episode like this before, listen now!Get a full scan of the issue, plus listen to this episode UNCUT with extra content and more perks by joining WIZARDS The Patreon Guide To Comics at Patreon.com/WIZARDSCOMICS today!This episode is sponsored by HalloweenCostumes.com where you will automatically get 15% off your entire order by using this exclusive discount link https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023 between now and October 31, 2023. Thanks to our monthly supporters David Ellis acovio Alex Giannini Jeremy Cathey Nate Clark Jason Kelley William Bruce West Mark Florio David Fink Brent Cranfill MarWe Bruno Cavalcante David M Dalibor Žujović Jay S. Evin Bryant Gary Hutcherson Fernando Pinto Jeremy Dawe Brian Acosta DenimJedi Miitchell Hall Lee Markowitz Stephen Forshaw Mark McDonald ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
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