Archive for the ‘DC Comics’ Category

Neal Adams and Scott Kurtz bring some Christmas cheer

January 11, 2010

I’m a big fan of Scott Kurtz and his webcomic “PvP.” For Christmas this year he has a major storyline and helping him out is comics legend Neal Adams!

For people who don’t know, Adams is one of the biggest comics artists of his generation. He’s one of the definitive Batman artists. He illustrated a run on “Green Lantern/Green Arrow” written by Denny O’Neill. There’s his runs on “X-Men” and “The Avengers” (The Kree-Skrull war storyarc) with Roy Thomas, his work on the Spectre, Deadman. He worked on Creepy and Eerie.

Adams is also known as one of the people who has fought for creator rights for decades. He helped get Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster credit from DC. He fought to get Jack Kirby his artwork back from Marvel.

Anyway, an interview with two great creators. We talk about the comic, their other projects they’re in the midst of – Kurtz is writing an “Agents of Atlas” story for Marvel and Adams continues to work on “Batman Odyssey” for DC.

Greg Rucka Interview on Suicide girls

September 10, 2009

Greg Rucka will always be one of my favorite people. I first interviewed him in 2000 when I was still in college. It was my first “real” interview where it was me and him and a tape recorder. For a variety of reasons, the piece ended up not running (and to this day, every now and again I curse my then-editors for that). I’ve interviewed Greg a few times since for different outlets. We run into each other every couple years and say hi. He’s also married to Jen Van Meter, the very underrated comics scribe, who also happens to be one of the nicest people.

In this interview we talk about the movie adaptation of “Whiteout,” I avoid asking about Batwoman’s sexuality but we end up talking about it anyway and he spills on his next novel and what’s happening with Tara Chace.