This week, we talk with a comic legend and look back on some legendary toys.
Don’t miss this Friday’s Episode of Geek Hard where Andrew and Mr. Green will chat with a big name cartoonist who has worked in mainstream and alternative comics for over four decades. Howard Chaykin will join us via phone to talk about the re-release of Batman Thrillkiller, an DC Elseworlds story he created with painter artist Dan Brereton, coming this July. Here’s a quick bio on Howard:
Howard Chaykin started out as a gofer for the legendary artist Gil Kane at 19, which also led him to work for Wally Wood, Gray Morrow, Neal Adams and Byron Preiss, all of whom are greats in the field of comics. This is where he honed his skills as a cartoonist. Before working in film and television he created the graphic novels “Stars Be My Destination” and “Empire”. He was also the artist of the comic adaptation of “Star Wars” as well as the artist of one of the “Luke Skywalker” movie posters. He also created “American Flagg” and “Black Kiss” and did modern updates of “The Shadow” and “Blackhawk”.
For more on Howard Chaykin, be sure to listen to our interview this Friday.
We’ll also take a look at the second season of The Toys That Made Us. This popular docu-series on the history of the world’s biggest toy franchises takes a look at some pretty big brands this season, including Transformers, Star Trek and Lego. But will it live up to the much loved first season? Find out this Friday as Andrew and Mr. Green give their honest opinions.
All this, plus the news and reviews that you’ve come to expect, right here on Geek Hard. Listen LIVE! This Friday at 7PM on the station that loves comics and toys in equal measure, www.realityradio101.com.
If you’re gonna geek out, GEEK HARD!