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Silver Age comics art never looked this good, folks! VIDEO INTERVIEW - Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelman

Today’s Guest: Arlen Schumer, grapher designer, comic book historian and author of The Silver Age of Comic Book Art.

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Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Arlen Schumer by clicking on the video player above! 

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of comic book fans prone to arguing because only they can determine who the best artists truly were… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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Order ‘The Silver Age of Comic Book Art’ by Arlen Schumer, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Wanna give your eyeballs a real treat?

Pick up a copy of Arlen Schumer’s The Silver Age of Comic Book Art – which was recently released in a revised edition – and turn to any page. And I mean any page.

Wherever your eyes go, they will discover a stunningly well curated tour through the DC and Marvel pop art of the 1960s — the word balloons now filled not with superhero dialogue but with fine art narrative and discussion from Schumer and the artists themselves.

ARLEN SCHUMER podcast excerpt: “Why did Gene Colan make the cut over some other artists? Gene Colan, in his short Marvel career in 1966, does pretty definitive versions of three major characters: Sub-Mariner. Iron Man and Daredevil — and you can even add his Doctor Strange — the only Doctor Strange that can be spoken about on the same level as Steve Ditko’s. And that’s high praise.”

You can LISTEN to this interview with ARLEN SCHUMER, author of THE SILVER AGE OF COMIC BOOK ART, by clicking the audio player above!

Here’s Steve Ditko on his ethereal Doctor Strange images: “Style is not what you do, but how you handle it… Whatever I draw doesn’t have to look like anything that ever existed.”

Think The Flash looks pretty cool as depicted on The CW TV series? Check out Carmine Infantino’s take on the Scarlet Speedster in the 1960s and hear about him in the artist’s own words: “Movement – that’s what The Flash was all about, that’s what made the character! He was tough to do because of the constant speed! Every page, I’d have constant motion! Even when it was quiet, you’d need motion!”

ARLEN SCHUMER podcast excerpt: “What the book is about is me paying homage to these great artists, the period, and trying to do the only book of its type. My feeling is that this is the only way to do it because comics are words AND pictures. The fact that all history books before mine were word-heavy with little reproductions — that’s not true to what comics are themselves!”

Arlen Schumer, author, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, Mr. Media Interviews

Arlen Schumer, author, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, Mr. Media Interviews

Arlen Schumer, author, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, Mr. Media Interviews

Arlen Schumer, author, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, Mr. Media Interviews

Arlen Schumer, author, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, Mr. Media Interviews

Speaking of TV, would ABC have ever invested in “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” if Jim Steranko hadn’t made Nick Fury so damn cool?

“When I took S.H.I.E.L.D. on,” Steranko says, “Fury was simply an older version of his wartime persona: rumpled, cigar-chomping, unshaven… I cleaned him up, gave him the kinky, black leather zipsuit rippling with clips, buttons, cartridge belts, and the shoulder holster – so he could compete visually with Marvel’s superheroes. I gave him a personality and a sex life.”

I’m telling you, True Believers, you gotta get this book.

So who is Arlen Schumer? He’s a graphic designer, a comic book historian, and a member of the Society of Illustrators, one who makes his living creating comic book-style illustrations for advertising and editorial usage.

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When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

Order ‘The Mayor of Lexington Avenue’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Order ‘The Law of Second Chances’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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Writer maps path from Tim the Toolman to Cascade Falls! VIDEO INTERVIEW - Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelman

Today’s Guest: Bruce Ferber, TV writer of “Bosom Buddies,” “Coach,” “Home Improvement,” turned novelist (“Cascade Falls,” “Elevating Overman”).

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Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Bruce Ferber by clicking on the video player above! 

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of lyin’, thievin’ real estate developers who are long past the point of believing in anything but their own self-serving philosophies of life… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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Order ‘Cascade Falls: A Novel’ by Bruce Ferber, available in print or e-book from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

I’m going to risk offending my guest right at the top because I can’t help but think of his latest work, Cascade Falls, as a “small” novel.

In my mind, describing his book thusly is a compliment; I just don’t know if he’ll see it this way.

The thing is, Cascade Falls tells a story about a very narrow strip of life and it works in ways that more ambitious and – ultimately – rambling, generations-spanning novels never do.

BRUCE FERBER podcast excerpt: “Writing a novel (versus writing a TV sitcom) and not having to go into casting and argue over who is the best actor for the part — you just write the part! It’s a great thing to be able to do.”

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist BRUCE FERBER, author of CASCADE FALLS, by clicking the audio player above!

Every character in this book, no matter how big a part he or she plays in moving the story forward, is clearly defined, whether it is kingpin Ted Johnson, his lost little boy son, Danny, or Ted’s secretary, Barbara. Everyone is here for a reason and the reason is never to make the reader ache for a shorter book.

This is a small book because its tale is told in an economical, but elucidating way. Best example of that for me? The few sex scenes are compact but the action is eye-popping in the telling.

Chris Lemmon, Alison LaPlaca, Open House, Duet, Fox TV, Mr. Media Interviews

Chris Lemmon and Alison LaPlaca graduated from supporting players (alongside Ellen Degeneres) on the original Fox TV show “Duet” to headline “Open House.”

BRUCE FERBER podcast excerpt: “‘Home Improvement’ (Tim Allen) was the most important credit of mine because I was the showrunner for the last three years of the series. Before that, I worked on ‘Coach’ (Craig T. Nelson) for one year, which was interesting. Before that, I worked on a Fox show that was ahead of its time called ‘Duet’ (Matthew Laurance and Mary Page Keller). It was odd; it would not be considered odd today because ‘Mad About You’ came after that and was sort of the same concept… It was one of those shows where you grow up the baby by three years (in one season). And then the network wanted to change it completely. They wanted to make the two supporting roles (Alison La Placa and Chris Lemmon) into the main couple. This had never been done before. And they changed the name of the show to ‘Open House.’ It was crazy.”

None of this surprised me because writer Bruce Ferber comes to fiction from the world of TV sitcom writing, where dialogue is everything and narrative is frowned upon. Ferber’s credits include “Bosom Buddies” (starring Tom Hanks), “Growing Pains,” “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch,” “Coach” (Craig T. Nelson), and three years as showrunner for Tim Allen (“Tim the Toolman”) on “Home Improvement.”

His first book, which I’m now going to have to get, is called Elevating Overman.

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Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Stetson University law school students who hope to one day be featured in a James Sheehan legal thriller… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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Order ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer; by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

Order ‘The Mayor of Lexington Avenue’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Order ‘The Law of Second Chances’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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Bob Andelman (Mr. Media) @andelman (Twitter) is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 16 books, including Fans Not Customers with Vernon W. Hill, founder of Commerce Bank and Metro Bank UK, Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman (Mr. Media) @andelman (Twitter)’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).


 

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LIVE! Comics writer Chuck Dixon on craft, Bane, SpongeBob! VIDEO INTERVIEW - Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelman

Today’s Guest: Comic book writer and novelist Chuck Dixon, co-creator of Batman’s greatest enemy, Bane, and currently writer of “Joe Frankenstein,” “Winterworld” and “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

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Comic book writer Chuck Dixon and Mr. Media, Bob Andelman, recorded this episode of the show live at Emerald City Comics, 4902 113th Avenue N. in Clearwater, Florida, on June 13, 2015, Mr. Media Interviews

Comic book writer Chuck Dixon and Mr. Media, Bob Andelman, recorded this episode of the show live at Emerald City Comics, 4902 113th Avenue N. in Clearwater, Florida, on June 13, 2015. Joining them were The Spirit (cosplayed by Nick Mouhteros) and Bane (Kurt Ponting).

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience – HEY! WAIT A MINUTE! THIS IS NOT MY BEAUTIFUL LIVING ROOM! WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE BEHIND ME, ANYWAY??? Holy cow, we’re LIVE at Neil Johnson’s Emerald City Comics, 4902 113th Avenue North in Clearwater, Florida, just minutes north of the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

 

Batman: Knightfall graphic novel co-authored by Chuck Dixon, Mr. Media Interviews

Order ‘Batman: Knightfall’ graphic novel co-authored by Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench and Alan Grant, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

If you were building a fantasy league team of modern comic book writers, Chuck Dixon would have to be on it.

Sure, he’s best-known as the co-creator of Batman’s most fearsome enemy, Bane – sorry, Joker fans! – whose first appearance came during the stunning “Knightfall” series in 1993, but that just scratches the surface of the man’s decades-long career, which started way back in February 1984.

Chuck Dixon, Bane, Batman, Emerald City Comics, Clearwater, Florida, Mr. Media Interviews

Chuck Dixon beats his own creation, Bane — Batman’s arch-enemy — into submission at Emerald City Comics, Clearwater, Florida

You can find Dixon’s byline everywhere from The Punisher to The Simpsons, and from Superman to The Savage Sword of Conan. He has produced long runs on the Batman Family of titles, including Detective Comics, Robin, The Huntress, and Birds of Prey, as well as Green Arrow, G.I. Joe, The ‘Nam, and Airboy.

CHUCK DIXON podcast excerpt: “My secret to success? Staying way ahead of schedule. My reliability has been my strongest point. I got a call from an editor once who said, ‘I need a script in three days.’ I said, ‘Okay, fine, let me come up with an idea. I like this character; I can do it.’ I had never written him before. I said, ‘What happened to the regular writer? Did they get sick, have an accident?’ ‘No, no,’ the editor said. ‘We hired a new writer for this character but he doesn’t have any ideas!'”

You can LISTEN to this interview with writer CHUCK DIXON, co-creator of BANE and author of SEAL TEAM 6, BAD TIMES and LEVON CADE novels, by clicking the audio player above!

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Order “Joe Frankenstein” by Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the comic book cover above!

But, wait there’s more: Scooby-Doo, Transformers, C.S.I., SpongeBob SquarePants and yes, A Nightmare on Elm Street. He also adapted J.R.R.’s Tolkien’s The Hobbitt for a best-selling graphic novel.

Dixon also holds a special place in the history of the Mr. Media podcast – he was my very first video guest, back in 2007. That interview – in which we talked about his work for Bongo Comics on The Simpsons – has been viewed more than 100,000 times.

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Order “Levon’s Night (Levon Cade Book 2)” by Chuck Dixon, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Currently, Dixon is writing two new series for IDW, Joe Frankenstein and Winterworld.

He’s also the author of three ongoing fiction series including Bad Times, Levon Cade, and Seal Team 6.

CHUCK DIXON podcast excerpt: “It was sad that half of actor Tom Hardy’s face was covered as Bane in ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ so he couldn’t fully emote. It was a worthy effort. They certainly presented him as a badass, which I’m grateful for, because, in the end, he became a household name. That’s wonderful for me. He keeps appearing as action figures and in videogames. And was a pasta shape in SpaghettiOs.”

Chuck Dixon BlogFacebookTwitterDixonverse Discussion Group on Facebook • WikipediaComicVineComicBookDB.comBatman WikiIMDB • Wall Street Journal: “How Liberalism Became Kryptonite for Superman” by Chuck Dixon and Paul Rivoche

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Emerald City Comics, Clearwater, Florida, Mr. Media Interviews

We recorded this show at the new Emerald City Comics at 4902 113th Avenue North in Clearwater, Florida. If you love comic books and collectibles, this may be the biggest and best store of its kind in the entire Southeastern United States. It is a warehouse store in the way that The Home Deport or The Sports Authority is – it is enormous, stocked with everything you could ever want or need, and staffed by men and women who know what they’re talking about!

Drop in and shop it today and mention you saw it on Mr. Media! For more information, visit the Enerald City Comics website, EmeraldCityComics.com – or call 727-398-2665!

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Watch Chuck Dixon’s first appearance on Mr. Media Interviews (2007)!

 

 
 

 
 

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Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Stetson University law school students who hope to one day be featured in a James Sheehan legal thriller… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

Mr. Media® Radio Network • Email • Twitter • Facebook • LinkedIn • YouTube • More Stories by Bob Andelman (Mr. Media) @andelman (Twitter) • Free Mr. Media iPhone/Android App • Subscribe to iTunes Audio Feed • Subscribe to iTunes Video Feed • Subscribe on Stitcher

Order ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer; by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

Order ‘The Mayor of Lexington Avenue’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Order ‘The Law of Second Chances’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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Bob Andelman (Mr. Media) @andelman (Twitter) is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 16 books, including Fans Not Customers with Vernon W. Hill, founder of Commerce Bank and Metro Bank UK, Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman (Mr. Media) @andelman (Twitter)’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).


 

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2 Guns writer Steven Grant is also Mockingbird’s daddy! VIDEO INTERVIEW - Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelman

Today’s Guest: Comic book writer Steven Grant, creator of 2 Guns, co-creator of Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ character Mockingbird, writer of Spider-Man, The Punisher, Green Lantern, Cops for Criminals, Enemy and more.

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Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of angry anti-heroes whose only available weapons are their fists, their wits and barrels of ink … in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

2 Guns comic book created by Steven Grant, Mr. Media Interviews

Order ‘2 Guns: Second Shot Deluxe Edition’ comic book created by Steven Grant, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the cover above!

What I knew about comic book writer Steven Grant before inviting him to be a guest could be summed up pretty simply:

He wrote a run of X for Dark Horse Comics when the publisher briefly flirted with creating a superhero universe of its own that included Ghost and Barb Wire under the “Comics’ Greatest World” imprint. It was always the first comic I read the week it was published. In a sea of spandex and X-dubbed characters, his stood above the rest.

Adrianne Palicki as 'Mockingbird' on ABS-TV's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' The character was co-created by writer Steven Grant

Adrianne Palicki as ‘Mockingbird’ on ABS-TV’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ The character was co-created by writer Steven Grant

That, and he wrote always provocative online columns about comic books called “Permanent Damage” and “Master of the Obvious.”

STEVEN GRANT podcast excerpt: “I co-created Mockingbird. She’s always been a favorite of mine; I’ve never thought they handled her properly, although I did ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and what I’ve seen they’ve done with her on TV, I’ve liked. Adrianne Palicki is wonderful in the part. I saw her ‘Wonder Woman’ pilot and she’s much, much better as Mockingbird.”

You can LISTEN to this interview with comic book writer STEVEN GRANT, creator of 2 GUNS, by clicking the audio player above!

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Digging a little deeper, I discovered he was a member of the Madison, Wisconsin, comics mafia, which is sort of like the Indiana University journalism mafia at many American newspapers.

Anyway, Grant’s byline has appeared in a stunning number of venues, from Trouser Press and Jim Steranko’s Mediascene to a comics biography of Pope John Paul II. He has written for most every comic book publisher you can name, including Marvel and DC, of course, but also First, Eclipse, Wildstorm, Chaos and even Tekno, whose books I always enjoyed.

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These days, following the success of the 2013 feature film adaptation of his 2 Guns series – the movie starred Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg – he’s been following his heart on new projects. This includes: a Rook mini-series for Dark Horse, drawn by Paul Gulacy; a crime mini-series called Cops for Criminals for Legendary; a revival of Enemy at Dark Horse; and he’s looking for a publisher to sign up a completed horror graphic novel that he and Phil Winslade created.

STEVEN GRANT podcast excerpt: “The characters I liked as a kid were Spider-Man and Green Lantern. I wrote quite a bit of Spider-Man stuff over the years; Green Lantern, I’ve written less, but part of me would still like to write Green Lantern if I could do whatever I wanted with it and not have to follow whatever rules they’ve set up. I still have mild emotional bonds from my childhood to those characters.”

(And no, he is not secretly Moon Knight.)

The timing of this interview couldn’t be better; the day before we recorded this show, actor Jon Bernthal was announced to be the actor stepping into the shoes of The Punisher in the upcoming second season of “Daredevil” on Netflix, followed by a 13-episode “Punisher” series.

How does that connect to Grant? As the writer of an early 1990s Punisher mini-series for Marvel, he is widely credited with giving the character new and enduring life.

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When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

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And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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Today’s Guest: The Amazing Kreskin!

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(ORIGINALLY RECORDED MARCH 12, 2009) If you’re old enough to remember “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” and “The Mike Douglas Show,” then you’re old enough to have seen a lot of The Amazing Kreskin.

When Kreskin is a TV talk show guest, you see well, AMAZING things happen. Wherever his skills and talent come from doesn’t really matter to me; he’s always entertaining.

You can LISTEN to this interview with mentalist THE AMAZING KRESKIN, who inspired the film THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD, by clicking the audio player above!

But don’t just take my word for it—take the word of Tom Hanks. He’s the producer of a new feature film adapted from Kreskin’s life. Titled The Great Buck Howard, it opens on March 20 and stars John Malkovich as Kreskin—I mean Howard—and Colin Hanks as his assistant. Tom Hanks is also in the film.

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When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

Order ‘The Mayor of Lexington Avenue’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Order ‘The Law of Second Chances’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

Order ‘The Mayor of Lexington Avenue’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Order ‘The Law of Second Chances’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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