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Comic Book Central

Written, produced and hosted by Joe Stuber. In his guise as Stuberman, Joe has created the world’s first podcast devoted exclusively to in-depth interviews with the legendary talents (actors, writers, producers, directors and more) who have brought comic book properties to life on TV, Broadway, film, video games, live events and beyond!

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Episode 133: Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the feature film, The Rocketeer! Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo are in the Lair to talk about adapting Dave Stevens’ classic comic book character for the big screen. The dynamic duo also chat about creating the 1990 TV series – The Flash! Images TM & copyright © Walt Disney Publications, DC Comics Follow Danny on Twitter“Like” Pet Fly Productions on FacebookOrder The Rocketeer on Amazon Stuff you heard on the show:  War of the RocketmenThe IndyCastThe Raiders GuysGateway Film Center

1hr 28mins

2 Jul 2016

Rank #1

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Episode 125: Nana Visitor

She sings! She dances! She fought crime alongside Will Eisner’s The Spirit! This week, Deep Space Nine’s Nana Visitor visits the Lair to help me celebrate 50 years of Star Trek! Images TM & copyright © Marvel, IDW Publishing, Warner Bros. Follow Nana on Twitter Stuff you heard on the show: Deep Space Nine Facebook Fan ClubTerrifiConThe IndyCast


14 May 2016

Rank #2

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Episode 151: Allison Mack

Year Four of Comic Book Central begins as I celebrate the 15th anniversary of Smallville with actress Allison Mack! Photo courtesy Allison Mack Images TM & copyright © DC Comics, Warner Bros.


19 Nov 2016

Rank #3

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Episode 173: Marta Kristen

My look back at the landmark sci-fi series Lost In Space continues with actress Marta Kristen! Marta reflects on meeting up with monsters, body-snatching plants, and intergalactic beauty pageant managers as Judy Robinson! PLUS – her experiences working with Hitchcock, and becoming a mermaid! Photo courtesy Marta Kristen Images TM & copyright © American Gothic Press Marta Kristen’s websiteMark Goddard’s websiteAngela Cartwright’s websiteAngela Cartwright StudioOrder Lost (and Found) In SpaceAngela’s Sound of Music TourBill Mumy’s website (and music!)Order Lost In Space: The Complete Adventures on Blu-rayOrder Marc Cushman’s I Spy, Star Trek, and Lost In Space books from Jacobs Brown Media GroupEast Coast Comic Con13th Dimension

1hr 24mins

29 Apr 2017

Rank #4

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#258 Michael Rosenbaum returns to Comic Book Central!

Rosenbaum RETURNS! It’s the return of my Year One guest, Michael Rosenbaum, and we’re talking about everything! Smallville! Welling! Amell! Elseworlds! Crisis! Wizard World! James Gunn! Guardians! Stallone! Suicide Squad! Allison Mack! Indiana Jones! Podcasting! And we even have time to knock back his Nocking Point wine! Join us for the fun! Images TM & copyright © Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros., DC Michael Rosenbaum online Follow Michael on Twitter Stuff you heard on the show: Nocking Point Wines Wizard World Cleveland


26 Jan 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 145: TerrifiCon, Part Four – Sam Jones

FLASH! Ah-ahhhh! The savior of the universe, Sam Jones greets the fans at TerrifiCon for a revealing Q&A in this bonus TerrifiCon Week episode! Images TM & copyright © DreamWorks Classics, Warner Bros. TerrifiConFollow Sam on Twitter“Like” Sam on FacebookLife After Flash online


10 Sep 2016

Rank #6

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#293: Joel Hodgson, creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000, returns to talk MST3K: Live!

We’ve got movie sign! Joel Hodgson, the creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000, returns to Comic Book Central to talk about the MST3K comic book from Dark Horse, and his final go-around as his movie-riffing alter ego Joel Robinson for the national show – Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour!Images TM & copyright © Satellite of Love, LLC, Dark Horse ComicsMST3K LiveMST3K official siteFollow Joel on Twitter“Like” Joel on FacebookOrder MST3K: The Comic from Dark Horse ComicsStuff you heard on the show:Cincinnati Comic Expo


26 Sep 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 142: TerrifiCon, Part One

My EPIC multi-part adventure at TerrifiCon begins with Tony Todd, Rene Auberjonois, AMC’s Comic Book Men, Peter David, Sean Gunn, PLUS – my TerrifiCon Q&A with Gotham’s Camren Bicondova! TerrifiCon online    Follow TerrifiCon guests on Twitter: Camren BicondovaTony ToddRene AuberjonoisSean GunnComic Book MenPeter David

1hr 20mins

3 Sep 2016

Rank #8

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#251: Superstar Artist Alex Ross on Marvel and DC Superheroes

Legendary artist Alex Ross joins me for the premiere of Year Six of Comic Book Central! Flash Gordon, DC & Marvel Comics, pulp heroes, Indiana Jones, Christopher Reeve’s Superman, and much MORE are on the drawing board today! Photo courtesy Ken Penczak Images TM & copyright © Marvel, DC Order Marvelocity from Pantheon Books Alex Ross Art online

1hr 15mins

8 Dec 2018

Rank #9

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#244: Mego Roundtable with Marty Abrams, Paul Clarke, and Brian Heiler

Mego is back and on Comic Book Central! The greatest toy line of all time has returned and I’ve got the Mego meeting of the minds with the man behind Mego, Marty Abrams, Paul Clarke (Dr. Mego), and curator of the Mego Museum, Brian Heiler! It’s the retro roundtable you’ll hear ONLY on Comic Book Central! Images TM & copyright © Mego Corp. Target Mego online Mego Museum Dr. Mego Mego at Target Stuff you heard on the show: Cincinnati Comic Expo Time Shifters Podcast Ed Gosney’s blog

1hr 19mins

23 Sep 2018

Rank #10

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#262: Tony-winning actor John Glover on his villainous Smallville and Batman roles

Legendary actor John Glover ridiculed Batman as The Riddler, got a killer kiss from Poison Ivy, and took evil to a new level as Lionel Luthor on Smallville. Today, he drops by to talk about those classic roles, working with Rosenbaum and Reeve, AND….we’ll address those Shazam rumors! Images TM & copyright © Warner Bros. Follow John on Twitter Stuff you heard on the show: Wizard World Cleveland


24 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 129: Violett Beane

QUICK! Check out the latest episode where I chat with actress Violett Beane – Jesse Wells aka Jesse Quick from The Flash! Photo courtesy Ryan West Images TM & copyright © The CW, DC Comics Violett’s websiteFollow Violett on TwitterFollow Violett on Instagram“Like” Violett on FacebookLearn more about Tower


4 Jun 2016

Rank #12

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#241: Comic Book Central at TerrifiCon Part Four: Animation Voiceover Q&A

Over half a century of voiceover talent on one stage! It’s the EXCLUSIVE TerrifiCon Voiceover Q&A with Greg Cipes (Beast Boy), Khary Payton (Cyborg), Larry Kenney (Lion-O), Rafael Ferrer (Darth Malak), Charlie Schlatter (The Flash), and Paul Soles (Spider-Man)! Wallopin’ websnappers & waffles! TerrifiCon Follow the panel guests on social media: Greg Cipes Khary Payton Larry Kenney Charlie Schlatter Rafael Ferrer online Paul Soles’ Wallopin Websnappers website The Angry Geeks Show


1 Sep 2018

Rank #13

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Episode 155: Neal Adams

Concluding my Power Records retrospective with legendary comic book artist/writer, Neal Adams! We’re chatting about Star Trek, Batman, Superman, and more. Plus – Neal weighs in on current comic book movies and TV shows! Images TM & copyright © Inspired Studios, DC Comics, Paramount Neal Adams onlineFollow Neal on Twitter“Like” Neal on FacebookFollow Neal on Instagram

1hr 15mins

17 Dec 2016

Rank #14

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Episode 178: Steven de Souza

ACTION! This week, I’m hangin’ out in the Lair with writer/producer/director Steven de Souza, the man behind the stories of some of our favorite characters including the Six Million Dollar Man, the Bionic Woman, the Spirit, Sheena, and many more! Photo courtesy Steven E. de Souza Images TM & copyright © Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Moonstone Books Follow Steven on Twitter Stuff you heard on the show:  Order The Spirit from the WB ShopOrder Sheena from Dynamite EntertainmentTerrifiCon

1hr 27mins

11 Jun 2017

Rank #15

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Episode 184: Burt Ward

Holy Bat-chat! From the Batcave to the Comic Book Central Lair, I’m joined this week by TV’s original Boy Wonder, Burt Ward! Burt talks about the legacy of Adam West, squaring off against Bruce Lee, getting animated with Shatner, and MUCH more! PLUS – TerrifiCon’s Mitch Hallock stops by with a preview of the convention featuring Ward as a special Bat-guest! Photo courtesy Burt Ward & Stage Sixteen Promotions Images TM & copyright © Warner Bros. Gentle Giants Rescue and AdoptionsFollow Burt on Twitter“Like” Burt on Facebook Stuff you heard on the show:  TerrifiConFathom EventsOrder Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders

1hr 37mins

11 Aug 2017

Rank #16

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#283: Derek Mears on bringing the DC Comics superhero Swamp Thing to life!

Actor Derek Mears – Swamp Thing himself – takes root in the Comic Book Central Lair to talk about becoming Swampy for the DC Universe series. We’ll also chat about his time as a supervillain on The Flash, meeting Harrison Ford on the set of Indiana Jones, and how improv comedy helped him bring the mighty muck monster to life!Images TM & copyright © DC Comics, Warner Bros., The CWFollow Derek on TwitterFollow Derek on Instagram“Like” Derek on FacebookStuff you heard on the show:TerrifiCon

1hr 17mins

3 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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#281: Comic book creator Jerry Ordway celebrates 30th anniversary of Batman movie comic adaptation!

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Batman feature film with the amazing talent behind the comic book adaptation, Jerry Ordway! We’ll also talk about his epic graphic novel, The Power of Shazam! PLUS – a TerrifiCon preview with the man behind the terrific comic convention – Mitch Hallock!Images TM & copyright © DC ComicsFollow Jerry on TwitterStuff you heard on the show:TerrifiConPower Cosmic Podcast

1hr 20mins

25 Jul 2019

Rank #18

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#300: Comic Book Central 6th anniversary special

It’s the EPIC Comic Book Central 6th anniversary special! I’m revisiting some of the most memorable moments from the past year of the show, including some of your favorite guests and moments!

1hr 26mins

10 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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#303: Crisis Hotline Special with Marc Guggenheim, Johnathon Schaech, and John Wesley Shipp!

It’s part one of my Crisis Hotline special! Past Comic Book Central guests Marc Guggenheim (executive producer/writer), Johnathon Schaech (Jonah Hex), and John Wesley Shipp (The Flash) return to the Lair to talk about their time in the epic CW crossover, Crisis On Infinite Earths!Image TM & copyright © DC ComicsFollow Marc on TwitterFollow Johnathon on TwitterFollow John on Twitter

1hr 17mins

11 Jan 2020

Rank #20