Shocker Toys founder Geoff Beckett in a playful mood! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Geoff Beckett Jr., founder, acting CEO, Shocker Toys The Spirit has a permanent place of honor on my desk. Mixed in among some family photographs on a table to my right is an oddly transparent, 12-inch Spider-Man action figure and, next to him, a 12-inch talking Silver Surfer—although the batteries are apparently dead.... Continue Reading →

Get Syncopated with King Features comics editor Brendan Burford! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Brendan Burford, comics editor, King Features Syndicate   If you read the comics in your daily newspaper, my guest today has probably touched your life. Spider-Man, Hagar the Horrible and Curtis all report to him at his day job as comics editor for King Features Syndicate. But by night—and weekends, no doubt—Brendan Burford... Continue Reading →

C’mon, Josh Keaton! You’re Spidey AND Hercules? PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Actor Josh Keaton, the cartoon voice of the "Spectacular Spider-Man" and Hercules     I’ve been a fan of cartoons and superheroes for as long as I can remember—all the way back to the original "Space Ghost" cartoon in the ‘60s. Anybody else remember "Frankenstein, Jr." and "The Herculoids"? Anyway, Josh Keaton is... Continue Reading →

Enter the Strange World of Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Blake Bell, author, Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko   Steve Ditko is a mystery. And in view of the cosmic and ethereal manner of his comic book art style, from Spider-Man and Dr. Strange to the lesser-known Mr. A, that may be appropriate. Blake Bell, whose interest as a fan... Continue Reading →

59 Jim Lee is one of comics all-time art heroes! INTERVIEW

Originally Published September 23, 1996 Jim Lee is sitting on a time bomb. The most second-guessed man in comic books today — and perhaps the most popular creator in the industry — just engineered the death of the Fantastic Four, the longest-running characters in the Marvel Comics Universe. Killing a comic book character isn't easy.... Continue Reading →

35 Joltin’ Joe Sinnott on inking Marvel Comics and The Beatles in 1964! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Joe Sinnott, inker, Marvel Comics You have to be pretty damn good at what you do for someone to name you Joltin’. The name stuck to Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio, of course, and is also part of the eternal legend of Joltin’ Joe Sinnott. Unless you’re a comic book fan, you may not know... Continue Reading →

21 Movie scoop? We’ve got THR’s Tatiana Siegel’s expertise! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Tatiana Siegel, reporter, The Hollywood Reporter   How do you measure the summer? Baseball games, picnics, trips to the beach? Around my house, it’s the Monday box office scores – rounded to the nearest million dollars, of course. The first three big movies of Summer 2007 – Spider-Man 3, Pirates of the Caribbean... Continue Reading →

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