Comic Book Interviews Archives - Page 5 of 8 -

Without further ado, I present Mr. DeMatteis. A man of many talents within the comic and music industry that has been gifted with a writing talent that leads our imaginations into places of uncharted territory. I had the honor of an interview, by which an in depth discussion was met…..  

A man who has brought Archie into the main stream, and had immersed us with illustrations of innovation. I give you Fernando Ruiz…..  

With so much writing on parallel dimensions, alternate universes, and “what if?” storyline’s, I thought I would take my love for canonized stories and embark on a mission as a continuity buff to explain how comic book characters survive through an elastic sense of time. I had the liberty of meeting with comic book writer J.M. DeMatties, who was signing re-released copies of his 1993 graphic novel “Mercy.” As I arrived at Jim Hanley’s Universe this Wednesday, I thought it would be a good idea to ask the man who wrote such greats as Kraven’s Last Hunt, and the 2004 Eisner Award winning “Formerly Known as the Justice League” his take on the way in which characters are placed within arcs.  

Have we as members of the comic book fandom lost our roots to this genre of camaraderie and cultural heritage? The written values, and artistic panels have seem to lost its meaning in regards to pop cultural imagery and larger than life stories. What I mean by this, is that the convention scene has been overridden by the New York Comic Con’s transformation into a “Hollywood” phenomenon, by which fans purchase countless tickets to re-sell them while celebrities take over with their expensive autograph sessions.  

What is it about graphic novels, or comic books in general that differ from other forms of expression? Is it the symbiotic bond between the thoughts being written down along with the detailed art that brings those literary emotions to life? I ponder this question in regards to Comedian/Actor John Leguizamo. A multifaceted entertainer I had the privilege of meeting during this May’s New York Book Con. Known for his one man shows such as Mambo Mouth, Spic-O-Rama, Freak, Sexaholix, and Ghetto Klown, John Leguizamo proved that by being ones self, and formulating ones life into their art form,success is possible.  

What makes the Golden age of comics fascinating? Was it the more simpler time and old fashioned middle town America that was highlighted within the panels? Perhaps it was the politics of the time ranging from World War 2 and the war effort, or the whole “red scare” and its paranoid ideals seeping into American ideals.  

Superstar writer and artist Jason Latour was front and center at New York’s Midtown Comics for a special signing of Spider-Gwen #1 from Marvel Comics. Check out what Jason had to say about the new Spider-Gwen and where the character might be going in the future.  

Cohhed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez spoke to about his new comic “Kill Audio”. Claudio recently created the successfull Amory Wars and was at the Baltimore Comic Con to promote Kill Audio. He was joined by writer Chondra Echert and Sheldon Vella.  

Moon Knight and Batman artist David Finch talks to from the Big Apple Con in New York City!!!  

As Metal Machine dusts off some of their older video interviews. We came across a video interview with Marvel Zombies cover artist Arthur Suydam. Check out what Mr.Suydam had to say about the first ever NYCC!!! recently caught up with actor Michael Rooker, recently of Merle fame from the AMC hit “The Walking Dead” was at this years XCON Comic Con in South Carolina and Rooker spoke all things Walking Dead, Harrison Ford and his upcoming role in the Marvel mega blockbuster Guardians Of The Galaxy Yondu? Check out the video below…  

Metal Machine recently caught up with mega creator Todd McFarlane in NYC. Todd was at New York’s Midtown Comics signing his recently released The Art Of Todd McFarlane: The Devil’s In The Details. Todd sat down and talked about his career, his beginnings and what’s going on with that most delayed Spawn movie? See below.  

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