Word Balloon Comics Podcast
Flashback 2012 A Neal Adams Look At Comic Book History
Monday, 7 June
On this episode of Word Balloon, legendary artist Neal Adams returned to discuss many issues of the 2012 comic book scene. From finding a neutral way to help Gary Friedrich's financial situation, without taking sides in the Disney-Friedrich-Ghost Rider ownership lawsuit, to DC and Marvel's new place in their corporate parents structures.
Neal talks about that era's Comic Book films based on DC Marvel and Dark Horse properties, and asks why wasn't John Stewart in the Green Lantern movie, given his prominent place on TV's Justice League series, which had a built in audience of millions? (Adams was the co-creator of John Stewart)
You'll also hear a good dose of comic book history. From Neal's point of view of the Pinoy artist invasion of the 1970's with guys like Tony De Zuniga and Alfredo Alcala, plus other Adams peers like John Buscema, and Gene Colan.
We discuss Batman Odyssey and Neal's Dark Horse Presents serial Blood. Plus some current and future projects including hints at a new Marvel project. We wrap up with an interesting look at how the idea of the motion comic has evolved into Neal's work in animatics for the motion picture industry.