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The Word Balloon Podcast

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1 on 1 interview show featuring the creative minds behind Comics TV Film Novels & Animation. Hosted by Chicago Pop Culture expert, John Siuntres

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Great to have Gerry Duggan back to talk about his meteoric rise at Marvel comics. His Deadpool run is coming to a close, but should be noted as Marvel's top selling trade collections behind Star Wars books. Pretty great, along side... more

Mathew Clark joins us to tell his comic book origin story, and highlights from his exceptional career. From Collaborations with Greg Rucka Judd Winick and Keith Giffen to his thoughts on Star Trek

&of Purgatory or Hell? How does the world's greatest escape artist get out of this one? Plus more details on Tom's upcoming Sanctuary stories that will delve into the DC Universe Heroes and Villians psyches dealing with post traumatic... more

TV writer Joe Henderson is kicking ass with Fox's Lucifer. Season 3 is chugging along with the same energy its had since season one, plus the show got a creative shot in the arm casting Smalllville's Tom Welling as a new adversary... more

It's been way too long since our last chat,but Greg catches us up on his creator owned books, thoughts on DC, the current culture wars and more

There are Planet Of The Apes Fans and then there's comedian Dana Gould, who's die-hard devotion to the franchise has influenced his imagination and comedy since first seeing the films as a child. Gould's love of the franchise has... more

Whew! Brian Michael Bendis has had a rollercoaster ride for the last 3 months... First he's leaving Marvel after 18 internet breaking years wrapping things up on his creations like Miles Morales (Spider-Man) Riri Williams (Ironheart)... more

Jeff Lemire is back to talk about Gideon Falls his new suspense horror comic with Andreas Sorentino. The Black Hammer Universe continues to expand with Sherlock Frankenstien and The upcoming Doctor Starr mini-series and we... more

Denny O'Neil is back to talk about his autobrigraphic novel The Perils Of Captain Mighty and The Redemption Of Danny The Kid. The novel tells a lot of Denny's true life story,but he explains why it's also part fiction. In the interview we get... more