Tag: Jason Padua

That Girls With The Curls – Episode 2

Word of the Nerd Podcast logoWelcome Nerd Fans! On another special episode of WOTN Presents Sam Speaks, Sam is joined by JP and together they interview John “Roc” Upchurch and Tyler Jenkins. Both artists discuss working with writer Kurtis Wiebe, including Roc discussing how Rat Queens came to be and Tyler describing the challenges of putting Peter Pan in World War II in Peter Panzerfaust. The Image artists also discuss how they got started and the flattery of cosplay.

So sit back, take a listen and enjoy the show! Don’t forget to follow us on twitter and to tell us what you think!

DC Confidential – Episode 50

DC Confidential new logoDon’t look now but welcome to the 50TH EPISODE of DC Confidential!! We are super excited to have made it this far and we thank all of you for joining us as we have navigated this journey. On this episode JP and Sam take on a host of topics, including DC’s animated shorts and the overall impact of the DCAU and the most recent episode of Arrow. What does the end of the season have in store for Ollie, and more importantly what will the impact of Roy’s rage be.

Lastly, Sam and JP take on the controversy over the new Teen Titans cover and the attack on the Janelle Asselin. What responsibility do creators have when portraying female characters in comics? Find out now on a new episode of DC Confidential!

DC Confidential – Episode 49

DC Confidential new logoOn tonight’s episode JP and Sam are joined by Daniel to breakdown DC’s television, film and of course comic properties. A string of great episodes has the cast excited about Arrow, while a new Marvel film has them lamenting Man of Steel. Meanwhile DC prepares for its new weekly Batman Eternal, and of course the cast discusses the implications and whether they will be shelling out. Lastly Daniel and Sam discuss the books they are really enjoying and get you pumped for you LCS!

So relax, take a moment and enjoy the show! Oh and make sure to follow us on twitter too!

DC Confidential – Episode 48

DC Confidential new logoHey DC Confidential Fans! On tonight’s episode JP and Sam are joined by Hilton. After not doing a show for a while, Hilton helps to carry the show as JP is forced to bow out late in the episode. Either way the crew manages to touch on all the television show news, including the Flash’s new costume.

In addition Sam and Hilton get into the implications of the announcement that Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang will be leaving Wonder Woman, and the mysterious wife of David Finch that will be joining him in taking over the book. Where does this lead our favorite leading DC lady?

Lastly they farewell to Kyle Higgins’ run on Nightwing and the future of the book and character. So take a listen to the show and make sure to follow us on Twitter!

DC Confidential – Episode 47

DC Confidential new logoSo better late than never right? I know DC Confidential fans, we are more than a little late for this episode, but finally some wonderful ranting for your ears to partake. On tonight’s episode JP and Sam discuss the preview of Batman Eternal, and the true implications for the rest of the Bat-family. They also ponder the future of Arrow and how the new Suicide Squad will go over with fans.

Lastly the dynamic duo review the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, yes the Marvel one, and what it means for DC. Marvel’s trailer about a rag team of space pirates looks to be a clear winner, while DC can’t get Wonder Woman on screen. Is it time we just Kickstarter this film or what?

Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook and as always enjoy the show!!

Word of the Nerd Podcast – Episode 33

Word of the Nerd Podcast logoHey Word of the Nerd fans!! On tonight’s episode JP interviews Marisa Stotter (Director/Producer) and Patrick Meaney (Producer) of She Makes Comics. They discuss the film chronicling the role of women as leaders, creators and fans of comics, as well as the Kickstarter campaign to get the film made.

They also discuss what it is like to interview and gain industry insight from your heroes, including Patrick’s three day interview fest with Grant Morrison. They also get into a little comparison of the big two, and talk about how creator own work is advancing the industry.

Make sure to check out their Kickstarter and twitter!!

DC Confidential – Episode 46

DC Confidential new logoHey DCC Fans! On tonight’s episode JP, Sam and Daniel discuss the recent episode of Arrow, including the kiss between Sarah and Nyssa. Does Arrow pull of a great moment, or does it again prove to be its own worse enemy?

They all discuss the claims of Bryan Singer that Superman Returns was not manly enough and missed its audience. Does he really blame women for his colossal failure? This also leads to a discussion about how we view and treat creative teams, both in comics and film. And lastly JP foretells of imminent doom at DC. What does this foreboding mean to our favorite comic company? Find out all this and more on DC CONFIDENTIAL!

Don’t forget to check us out on iTunes and to follow us on twitter!

DC Confidential – Episode 45

DC Confidential new logoHello DC Confidential fans!! Welcome to another fantastic episode presented by WordofTheNerdOnline.com! On tonight’s episode JP, Sam and Daniel discuss the casting announcements for Batman/Superman. Is Jeremy Irons too villainous to play Alfred? Should they have gone Heisenberg instead of Eisenberg or will Jesse prove to be as good as Heath?

The crew also turns back to their conversation from last episode about the best NON-Bruce Wayne Batman and where Damian fits in, and even discuss the relationship between Superman and the Joker. So sit back, take a listen and enjoy the show!!

DC Confidential – Episode 44

DC Confidential new logoHey there DC Confidential fans! Welcome to this week’s extra long episode. On tonight’s show JP, Sam and Daniel get into a heated debate about Harley Quinn’s true nature and how that impacts her relationship with fans. Do you feel sympathy for Harley or has she burned that bridge in her own fantastic fashion?

Sam and Daniel also debate the newest entry to the DCAU, Justice League: War. Did it appeal or was it just a rehashing of the first New 52 story? And pay attention through all the DC film and television for mention of our Crisis Contest. That is right, we all know a DC crisis event will happen eventually, do you think you know when it will arrive? Let us know when you think it will hit and maybe you will win!! Now check us out and make sure to follow us on twitter!

Enjoy the show!

Word of the Nerd Podcast – Episode 31

Word of the Nerd Podcast logoHey Nerdites! Welcome to the Word of the Nerd Podcast and the return of JP and Sam to the show! In this special TWO HOUR episode the duo interview Image’s The End Times of Bram and Ben co-writers, James Asmus and Jim Festante. The two discuss the book, the release of the upcoming trade, and how their shared love of comedy and improvisation impacted the creative process.

Learn how James and Jim balanced a conversation on religion and the rapture, with occasional sophomoric humor, and how Rem Broo’s art help to set the tone. James also notes the parallels between Bram and Ben and his current book Quantum and Woody, and discusses his previous work for Marvel. Lastly the cast debates comic book film adaptations and some of the franchises they would like to finally see on the big screen.

So take a listen and make sure to have your shop pre-order The End Times of Bram and Ben trade, or pre-order from Amazon here!













Jim Festante                                                                           James Asmus

@festante                                                                               @JamesAsmus


DC Confidential – Episode 43

DC Confidential new logoWelcome to DC Confidential! On tonight’s episode JP, Sam and Daniel discuss the delay of Batman/Superman or Justice League, or whatever they are calling it these days, to 2016. They also discuss how this may be a reflection of the internal struggle at DC and Warner Bros. and whether or not they can get back on track.

What is the secret to keeping talent at DC? Is the cancellation of Teen Titans a foreshadowing of the end, or an opportunity for a fresh start? Find out here and of course we also talk the return of ARROW!

Enjoy the show!

Word of the Nerd – Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

The Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on September 23, 2012.

Word of the Nerd presents a special devoted to the Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Join Natasha Collier, Rachel Proffitt, Rebecca Narkewitz, and Jason Padua as they discuss each of the categories and the televisions shows and players that they wish had made it on the nominations list. We share who we think got snubbed and who deserved the praise.

For a complete list of nominees check out this post.


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