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The Hyper Room is a podcast series interviewing creatives, innovators and business people in the world of Pop Culture involved in all facets from comic books to action figures to video games and other forms of physical and digital media, The Hyper Room deep dives into the process and the business direct from the creators themselves. We don't discuss if Harry Potter can beat Superman - we discuss how that story could come together and how it would affect the world of Pop Culture.

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The Hyper Room is a podcast series interviewing creatives, innovators and business people in the world of Pop Culture involved in all facets from comic books to action figures to video games and other forms of physical and digital media, The Hyper Room deep dives into the process and the business direct from the creators themselves. We don't discuss if Harry Potter can beat Superman - we discuss how that story could come together and how it would affect the world of Pop Culture.

    The Rise and Fall of the 1990-1999 Comic Book Market with Keith Dallas and Jason Sacks

    The Rise and Fall of the 1990-1999 Comic Book Market with Keith Dallas and Jason Sacks

    Authors of "American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s" - Keith Dallas and Jason Sacks join me inside The Hyper Room for a huge 2 HOUR talk encompassing 10 years of comic book history as a companion piece alongside their incredible book published by TwoMorrows and available now.

    The decade that brought you Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Image Comics, Valiant Comics, Age of Apocalypse, Wizard Magazine, Hellboy, Sin City, and so, so much more is represented in this ultimate audio stroll down memory lane.

    I hope I was able to convey the awesomeness of their book "American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1990s" in this interview - I enjoyed talking to them and the insight they have, especially as when this was recorded (Diamond Comics had stopped distributing comics due to COVID-19 and DC decided to not re-sign exclusivity with Diamond) is a great chance to look back at the historic time of the 1990s.

    Get the book now:
    https://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=95_94&products_id=1373

    Follow the authors on Twitter:
    Keith Dallas: https://twitter.com/Keith_Dallas
    Jason Sacks: https://twitter.com/jasonsacks

    I've been reading BACK ISSUE since the first issue so check that and many other great publications at TwoMorrows: https://twomorrows.com

    Other books by Keith and Jason:

    American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1980s: https://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=95_94&products_id=1063&zenid=bee33bc75e324b709aa4be2f107f9c84

    Jim Shooter: Conversations: https://www.amazon.com/Jim-Shooter-Conversations-Comic-Artists-ebook/dp/B072M7ZW46/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Jim+Shooter%3A+Conversations&qid=1590880777&sr=8-1

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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Mike Baron: Co-creator of Nexus and The Badger, Writer of The Flash and The Punisher

    Mike Baron: Co-creator of Nexus and The Badger, Writer of The Flash and The Punisher

    In 1981 in Madison Wisconsin, one of the greatest independent comic series of all time - NEXUS - was born, 40 years later, I welcome legendary writer and Nexus co-creator Mike Baron to The Hyper Room.

    We talk about Nexus, The Badger, his Wally West run of The Flash for DC Comics and his crazy Punisher series for Marvel Comics and a magical gift from Dark Horse Comics' Mike Richardson.

    I was very fortunate to sit down with Mike, to talk about his career in comics and his writing and creative process on the eve of the beginning to his Kickstarter campaign for his first Nexus novel, news on an animated Nexus project and new Nexus material in 2021.

    Follow Mike Baron on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bloodyredbaron
    And visit his site: http://www.bloodyredbaron.com

    Follow The Hyper Room on http://www.twitter.com/TheHyperRoom
    and on Instagram http://www.instagram.com/TheHyperRoom

    • 1 hr
    Creating a Star Trek, Thundercats and...Golden Girls Collectibles Universe with Icon Heroes

    Creating a Star Trek, Thundercats and...Golden Girls Collectibles Universe with Icon Heroes

    Icon Heroes leads innovation in licensed pop culture office products, environment statues, toys, action figures, and collectibles with licenses as diverse as 80's cartoon powerhouses Thundercats and Masters of the Universe to classic sci-fi genre Star Trek and The Terminator all the way to The Golden Girls - yes The Golden Girls. Co-founder Pat Wang visits The Hyper Room to talk about making collectibles, selling collectibles and the future of retail in this current COVID world.

    • 53 min
    Andy Oddie - The Retail Art of Pop Culture from Doctor Who to Star Wars to Funko Pop Vinyl

    Andy Oddie - The Retail Art of Pop Culture from Doctor Who to Star Wars to Funko Pop Vinyl

    This episode of The Hyper Room is with Andy Oddie – if you’ve ever wondered who was behind the Star Wars Lightsaber barbeque tongs or immortalizing the current Doctor Who series in plastic – you’re going to find out here.

    For this episode, I wanted to showcase the business side of pop culture and invited Andy Oddie of Funko into The Hyper Room.

    Andy has been licensing, manufacturing and creating pop culture merchandise for his entire career – starting with Forbidden Planet then launching Underground Toys and now being absorbed into the Funko worldwide domination machine.

    Andy and I talk about the pop culture market, the trends, making Doctor Who toys, where the retail market is going and what is coming next for Funko. We recorded this inside his showroom at Toy Fair so I got a chance to see some of the new products, which are amazing and also the crazy feeling seeing how big the pop culture merchandise world has become.

    Please subscribe to The Hyper Room on Apple Podcasts — tell your friends about it and leave a review as that would help other Funko and Underground Toys fans find it easier.

    • 30 min
    Matt Wagner - The Magician Unveils his Final Trick with Mage: The Hero Denied

    Matt Wagner - The Magician Unveils his Final Trick with Mage: The Hero Denied

    This episode of The Hyper Room is with Matt Wagner creator of Mage and Grendel as well as working on characters like The Demon, Superman/Batman/Wonder Woman, The Shadow, Sandman Mystery Theater and so many more.

    I’ve been in love with Mage ever since Matt Wagner walked into The Comicshop those many years ago. My first time meeting a real live comic book creator AND he was doing his very own comic book!

    I talk to Matt about his career, how he first got published by Comico, how he comes up with his ideas, how he works and where the Mage series is headed, now halfway through the final part of its trilogy in Mage: the Hero Denied published by Image Comics.

    This interview focuses on Mage and hopefully, Matt will come back to do a full episode on Grendel and also I’d love to sit down again with him when Mage is completed and go into a deep talk about the entire trilogy. In the meantime, start here with Mage: The Hero Discovered and discover why magic is green.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Rian Hughes - The Man Who Designed Your Favorite Comic Book Logos

    Rian Hughes - The Man Who Designed Your Favorite Comic Book Logos

    This episode of The Hyper Room is with graphic designer: Rian Hughes.

    Next to the artwork, comics have a very distinct visual design language and the best interpreter of that is graphic designer Rian Hughes.

    Rian has been in the industry for decades and you will know his work when you flip through his new book LOGO-A-GOGO that showcases all his logos and cover designs for comics, graphic novels and trade dress for every publisher in comics from Marvel to DC Comics to Valiant and beyond.

    I talk to Rian about his career and his creative process, like all The Hyper Room podcasts I try to learn more about the creative process, tools of the trade and what inspires the subject the most with as much geeking out as possible.

    • 1 hr 56 min

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