The Short Box: A Comic Book Talk Show

The Short Box: A Comic Book Talk Show

The Short Box Podcast is one of the longest-running comic book podcasts out there. Hosted by Badr Milligan and a rotating cast of co-hosts and talented friends. The Short Box is home to HUNDREDS of unforgettable interviews with the best comic creators in the world, and weekly conversations with industry pros and other passionate fans. This show was made to entertain long-time comic collectors, as well as welcome new fans to the hobby. Sound like you? Then subscribe today!

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June 12, 2024 68 mins

Badr & Chris Hacker (The Oblivion Bar) both attended the premiere of the Frank Miller: American Genius movie, and hopped on the mics right after for a free-flowing conversation and retrospective about the film, Frank Miller's career, Dark Knight Returns, and the impact his work has had on their lives.

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Here's a preview of our latest Patreon bonus episode, with Badr and Cesar! The two friends have a free flowing conversation and catch up on life, and talk about Moebius and Miyazaki's 2004 art exhibit, Jodorowsky's unreleased Dune concept art, X-Men '97, and more!
 
Listen to the rest of this episode, and a TON of other bonus episodes, over on our Patreon Channel. Try a FREE seven-day membership: Here!

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This episode was recorded back in March, so there's been a lot of new updates and features from Omnibus since then, including the launch of their iPhone & iPad and Android apps!

Travis Schmeisser, the CEO and Founder of Omnibus, a modern digital comic book store and reader carrying your favorite publishers and creators, joins Badr for Ep. 429, to talk about digital comics, the fall of Comixology, and why an app li...

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Highly acclaimed comic writer, Jason Aaron, joins Badr and Cesar for Ep. 428 to talk about his upcoming and highly anticipated run on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! (which begins in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Alpha #1, on sale June 5). Jason provides an insightful retrospective on his career, and also talks about the new creative freedom he's enjoying after being Marvel-exclusive, the incredible artists he's working wit...

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Sanford Greene joins the show to talk about his new Marvel comic: Doom #1, a passion project and love letter to Marvel's top super villain and monarch. Sanford also talks about the comic scene in the Carolinas, his early career, MF DOOM, co-writing with Jonathan Hickman, and what makes Dr. Doom one of the best characters of all time. He also gives an update on the return of Bitter Root!

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This episode was recorded LIVE from C2E2 2024, where The Short Box and The Oblivion Bar and First Issue Club recorded a LIVE podcast crossover episode celebrating the best comics of the year (so far). We also talked about creators on the rise, and what makes for a good first issue, and the best ways to get new people into comics. 

Watch the video version of this episode on our YouTube Channel (Here)

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Join Badr for ten short interviews recorded at Gotham City Limit on Free Comic Book Day 2024. Meet the fans and the staff who were there, learn about the Jax comic scene, and hear what comics brought everyone out, and what titles everyone recommends as can't miss-reading!

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Ashton Greenwood is the official spokesperson of Free Comic Book Day, as well as a host on the PREVIEWSWORLD YouTube Channel, and a regular contributor to the PREVIEWS magazine. She joins Badr for Ep. 425 to talk about what goes into making FCBD happen every year, the FREE comics for up-for-grabs this year, and how to navigate Free Comic Book Day in style!

Check out this year's Free Comic Book Day titles here

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David Pepose is a former crime reporter turned Ringo Award-winning comic book creator. He’s written on hit titles such as Punisher, Moon Knight, and Darth Vader: Black, White & Red. He's on the show this week to talk about his new Space Ghost comic series from Dynamite Entertainment ( which comes out May 1st, with superstar artist Jonathan Lau), the history of Space Ghost, carrying the torch after Alex Toth,  Space Ghost C...

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Here's a short preview of a bonus episode that was recorded earlier this month, with Badr, Chris, and Ed. The guys discuss the accusations against DC for the use of AI, and the growing and complicated presence of artificial intelligence in comics.

We also discussed Daniel Warren Johnson's recent Extremity campaign, and the value of the Artist Edition, in the full episode. Check it out here
 
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Maria Wolf Lopez (aka Maria the Wolf) is an up-and-coming and highly sought after cover artist for DC, Marvel, Image, BOOM Studios and more. She’s on the podcast for Ep. 423 to talk about the business of comics, how to sell yourself as an artist, working for Marvel, her five-year plan, the convention circuit, her favorite covers of all time, and Native American representation in comics.

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Ed is back! And so are The Comic Gents (Chris Hacker & Greg Licktieg), for Ep. 422, to talk about the best comics from the month of March, Steve Ditko's induction into the 2024 class of Disney Legends, X-Men '97, and the comics coming out in May that you don't want to miss! And, if you'll be at C2E2 this month, join our live podcast show on Friday, April 26th

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We time travel back to March 2018, for this month's Short Box Classic (originally released as Ep. 196). This episode marked the third installment of our Artist Spotlight series, and is all about the creator of the Dragon Ball franchise, Akira Toriyama! Press play and learn a couple of new and interesting tidbits about the manga icon and his legacy.

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This week's podcast was recorded live at Collective Con 2024! Comic pros: Mike Spicer (Wonder Woman: Dead Earth, Extremity, Transformers), Karl Moline (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Route 666), and John Tyler Christopher (Avengers, Star Wars, Spider-Man) joined Badr for an honest conversation about what it's like working in the comic book industry as artists, the sacrifices, and rewards, and share their best advice for aspiri...

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Highly acclaimed comic writer, Tom King, is on the podcast this week for Ep. 420 to talk about his new comic series, Helen of Wyndhorn, a new Gothic sword and sorcery epic from Darkhorse which reunites him with  Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow artist, Bilquis Evely! (Issue #1 is in stores today!) Tom spares no detail talking about the new series, pulp comics and Jack Kirby, advice for new writers, and also takes some rapid fire questi...

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Multi-award winning comic letterer, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, is on the podcast for Ep. 419 to talk about his busy comics career at DC, Dark Horse, Image, and Dynamite, the importance of comics journalism, and gives a comprehensive break down of the comic lettering process and what it takes to be great at the craft

Hassan is also the 2x Eisner-winning editor of the digital comic magazine PanelxPanel, the voice behind th...
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This episode was originally released in March 2022 as Ep. 354

Badr, Drew, and Ed discuss a handful of the latest comic news and headlines from this month, including Metallica investing in Vault Comics, the Riddler prequel comic by Paul Dano, a new Mandalorian comic series, Daredevil reboot rumors, new comics arriving in April, and a spotlight on the things we've been watching and listening to

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Here's a short preview of a bonus episode recorded last week, with Badr and Cesar. The guys catch-up on life, talk about the mad genius that is Grant Morrison, and discussed what comic creators deserve a documentary 

Listen to the full thing (here), along with a ton of other bonus episodes and Patreon exclusives, when you join the Short Box Patreon Community!

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Legendary comic writer Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deathstroke, Superman: Lost) joins Badr and Cesar for Ep. 418 to celebrate the beginning of Vampirella's sixth decade in comics with the character's landmark issue #666 (in shops today), and talks in depth about his career, his iconic runs on Superman, Deathstroke, and Black Panther, interning for Marvel in the 70s, meeting Chadwick Boseman on set, and what fa...
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Chris Hacker (The Oblivion Bar) and Greg Licktieg (First Issue Club) join Badr for Ep. 417 to catch-up on comic-con schedules, recent comic news and headlines, and talk about the new and upcoming comic books worth checking out 

Watch the uncut/ extended video version of this episode on YouTube, and check out this week's exclusive Patreon bonus episode to hear Pt. 2 of this episode

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