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Make Mine Multiversity Episode 54: Imagine What If J. Michael Straczynski Created the Marvel Universe

Make Mine Multiversity

In this episode, the Make Mine Multiversity book club is back, ready to transport you to Earth-70105, where things are the same, things are different, and one shift ripples out into the world. What If Iron Man wasn't Tony Stank? What IF WWII had a different hero? What If Spider-Man was as creepy as the name sounded? Find out, dear readers, if YOU DARE. Or if you like listening to Jake and Elias make absolute fools of themselves.Next month's book club: twenty-five, count 'em, 25(!) issues of the 2004-2008 "Astonishing X-Men" run by Joss Wheadon & John Cassaday. That's a lot of quips, a lot of X-drama and a whole lot of early 2000s to be wary of.

1hr 22mins

16 Oct 2020

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Episode 11: J. Michael Straczynski

AWM Author Talks

In this episode, American Writers Museum Program Director Allison Sansone chats with renowned screenwriter and comics writer J. Michael Straczynski about his recent memoir Becoming Superman. This is the first of four conversations with science fiction and fantasy writers in honor of Ray Bradbury’s Centennial on August 22. Admission to the AWM is also free [...]


10 Aug 2020

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148: Fra Spider-Man til Babylon 5: J. Michael Straczynski!


Der findes næppe nogen anden forfatter, derhar markeret sig så stærkt på så mange forskellige platforme. J. Michael Straczynski er manden bag verdens bedste science fiction serie, Babylon 5, et revitaliserende run på Spider-Man og talrige andre tegneserier, oscarvindende film, bøger med videre. Vi giver manden et helt afsnit - og det er dårligt nok!

1hr 19mins

3 Jun 2020

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Lights, Camera, Author! #15 - J. Michael Straczynski

The Junot Files with Jim Junot

An interview with J. Michael Straczynski, author of "Becoming Superman"--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-junot-files/support


31 Jan 2020

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J. Michael Straczynski & Alexandra Fuller: Live at Politics and Prose

Live at Politics and Prose

Straczynski may be best known as the creator of the Babylon 5 and Sense8 TV shows, but his amazing four-decade career also encompasses screenwriting—Changeling, Thor, and World War Z—writing for several D.C. and Marvel Comics’ series, and creating his own award-winning graphic works. Now in this stunning memoir he tells his own story—perhaps his most fantastic feat yet. Straczynski grew up in the care of adults variously damaged by addiction, mental illness, and poverty. His only refuge from the misery was comic books, and he gradually realized that he, too, could invent alternate worlds. But even as he managed to take power over his future, a terrible secret in his family’s past continued to haunt him.https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780062857842In a series of deft, powerful memoirs beginning with the award-winning Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Fuller has kept readers riveted with stories of her unconventional family’s life in southern Africa. Her moving new book, written with her signature brio and humor, focuses on her father, the adventurous, restless Tim Fuller, who, announcing at age 7 his plans to leave England, moved first to Rhodesia than to Zambia. Writing from the shock of his sudden death in 2015—in Pest, Hungary, of all places—Fuller profiles and pays tribute to a man who devoured life whole.https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781594206740Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 14mins

16 Aug 2019

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Ep. 247: "Babylon 5" Creator J. Michael Straczynski on Adversity, Triumph and His New Autobiography "Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood"

The Chauncey DeVega Show

J. Michael Straczynski is the creator of landmark TV shows such as Babylon 5 and Sense8. He also wrote comic books such as The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor (both the movie and the comic book), and Superman: Earth One. J. Michael Straczynski was also one of the primary writers for beloved 1980s children's cartoons such as He-Man, She-Ra and The Real Ghostbusters. His new autobiography is Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood. J. Michael Straczynski reflects on an almost unbelievable childhood full of hardship, struggle, and abuse -- and how he overcame it all to become one of the most influential voices in all of American and global popular culture. He shares life lessons about triumphing over adversity and how pain can be fuel. Straczynski also reflects on the craft of writing and offers advice and insight about how fiction writers should best take on political and social issues in a dire moment such as the Age of Trump. He also shares his thoughts on if his TV series Babylon 5 was copied by Star Trek Deep Space Nine, and what really happened with his script for the World War Z movie.  On this week's show Chauncey DeVega shares his thoughts on special counsel Mueller's testimony before Congress and why he was apparently afraid to tell the whole truth about the Trump's traitorous relationship with Russia. Chauncey also shares his thoughts on Quentin Tarantino's new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. And at the end of this week's show, Chauncey admires a wonderful man who is a real life superhero, that like Spider-Man, climbed 15 stories up the side of a burning building in Philadelphia to save his mother. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW   Mueller acted like a man terrified to state the obvious. The question remains: Why? Mitch McConnell Received Donations from Voting Machine Lobbyists ... Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh: The world is "run by ignoramuses, wackos and psychotics" Russia targeted election systems in all 50 states, Senate concludes Ep. 15: Investigative Journalist Seymour Hersh Reflects on a Life of Speaking Truth to Power Mueller Reminds the Public: Trump Betrayed the United States I used to work in US intelligence advising presidents on risk. The biggest threat to our country today is the Republican Party Philadelphia man speaks out after climbing 19-story building during fire looking for his mother WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thechaunceydevegashow Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report http://thetruthreportwithchaunceydevega.libsyn.com/ Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.  

1hr 18mins

1 Aug 2019

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Episode 222: J. Michael Straczynski

The Great Big Beautiful Podcast

This week, we welcome the legendary J. Michael Straczynski to the show. For many fans, Straczynski is the author of several seminal runs in both the DC and Marvel universes. For other fans, he's the genius behind Babylon 5. For still others, he's known for co-creating Sense8 with the Wachowskis. And for nerds like me, he was one of the original writers on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. And, oh yeah, he co-created She-Ra: Princess of Power. But Straczynski has a new memoir out now - Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood - that chronicles his horrifically difficult childhood and how he SOMEHOW made it out alive. His father was, as he says himself, "the sampler platter of evil" - which somehow still manages to underestimate the depths of his awfulness.

1hr 1min

30 Jul 2019

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#282: Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski on sci-fi, superheroes, and his stunning life story!

Comic Book Central

Legendary writer/producer J. Michael Straczynski is here! Joe talks about the origins of Babylon 5, commendations and controversy over his classic Spider-Man tales, how He-Man opened the door to Hollywood, his return to comics with AWA Studios, and how a strange visitor from another planet helped him survive unimaginable horrors as a child…and inspired him to become one of the greatest storytellers of our generation.Photos courtesy Harper VoyagerImages TM & copyright © Warner Bros., Marvel, DCFollow JMS on Twitter“Like” JMS on FacebookPurchase JMS’ memoir Becoming SupermanStuff you heard on the show:TerrifiConAWA Studios

1hr 19mins

27 Jul 2019

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J. Michael Straczynski, Becoming Superman author


J. Michael Straczynski is well known in science fiction fandom for creating the seminal TV series BABYLON 5, and recently SENSE8 with the Wachowskis for Netflix. His body of work includes the films Changeling and Marvel’s Thor, and acclaimed comic book runs on the Amazing Spider-Man, Rising Stars, and Midnight Nation. His latest work is a memoir called BECOMING SUPERMAN. For writers, it is a prime illustration of how the craft is more than a hobby or career pursuit – it is an opportunity to conquer reality and make of it what you desire. BECOMING SUPERMAN arrives on July 23rd from Harper Voyager.


22 Jul 2019

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219 – Spider-Man: One More Day by J. Michael Straczynski & Joe Quesada

Handsome Boys Comics Hour

Hey Handsomites! Eric and Robbie are talking about the retcon of retcons this week, Spider-Man: One More Day! They discuss editorial mandates, Peter Parker’s character, and the dangers of turning off fans forever. They also review Action Comics #1001 and The New World #1! Floppies Fortnightly Action Comics #1001 Justice League Dark #1 Jessica Jones #1 Tony Stark: Iron Man #2 The New World #1 Nerd Boy Book Club Spider-Man: One More Day by J. Michael Straczynski & Joe Quesada Next time in Nerd Boy Book Club – How to Read Nancy by Paul Karasik & Mark Newgarden The post 219 – Spider-Man: One More Day by J. Michael Straczynski & Joe Quesada appeared first on Handsome Boys Comics Hour.

1hr 27mins

30 Jul 2018