Episode: 220

What’s Inside 220


Gregg Katzman (https://twitter.com/GreggKatzman), the Marketing Mgr. for Valiant Comics (http://valiantentertainment.com/), talks about the release of the upcoming Shadow Man series and Valiant’s future projects.

Susan Eisenberg & Lacretia Lyon talk about SoapCon Live (https://soapconlive.com/), the 1st convention dedicated to soap operas.

0:00 SEGMENT 1: Gregg Katzman talks about being a fan of Valiant Comics before joining the company, the relaunch of Valiant back in 2012, the “Shadow Man” series coming out on April 28th, the “Shadow Man: Remastered” video game, Julie Murphy returning for the “Faith Taking Flight” sequel called “Faith Greater Heights”, the “Bloodshot” film and plans for future Valiant films, the great variety of characters in the Valiant universe, and Jack Black as Armstrong in the “Archer and Armstrong” movie.

15:00 SEGMENT 2: Gregg Katzman talks about “Ninjak”, “Harbinger”, “X-O Manowar”, missing out on the Valiant universe when he was a little kid, gifting free PDFs of Valiant comics to fans, and using the journalist’s name on future pull quotes.

24:19 SEGMENT 3: Susan Eisenberg and Lacretia Lyon talk about bringing SoapCon Live to life, Lacretia’s BLEAV in Soap Operas podcast, first falling in love with soaps, the stigma of being a man who watches soap operas, huge actors who got their start in soaps, and the huge amount of crossover characters in soaps.

38:00 SEGMENT 4: Susan Eisenberg & Lacretia Lyon talk about how the storytelling in soaps has changed over the past decade, free SoapCon Live panels with the cast, one on one meet and greets, deciding which panels to do 1st, finding sponsors, & planning future events.

47:40 SEGMENT 5: Susan Eisenberg & Lacretia Lyon talk about plans for SoapCon Live becoming an in-person convention, getting Ian Buchanan to sign an Ultra-Humanite action figure, and their top 3 favorite soap operas.

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