The Short Box: A Comic Book Talk Show

The Short Box Podcast: 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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The Future of Digital Comics: An Interview with Omnibus CEO: Travis Schmeisser
May 29 2024
The Future of Digital Comics: An Interview with Omnibus CEO: Travis Schmeisser
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 like Omnibus has been a long time coming.  Watch the video version of this episode on our YouTube Channel (here)Listen to this week's exclusive bonus episode, and get early-access to weekly shows, and over one hundred hours of extra episodes on our Patreon channel!SUPPORT THE SHOW: MERCH SALE! Get 20% off your next purchase from our merch store by using the discount code: “YOO“Take your comic shopping experience to the limit, by shopping online at Gotham City Limit!Join our Patreon Community and get VIP treatment, bonus episodes, and other perks and rewards! Try out a free 7-day trial, here. No pressure We read Fan Mail! Send us some Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🤝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Website: theshortboxentertainment.com The Music Team: DeftStrokeSound, Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, L.E.R.M., & Dialectable Beats
Turtle Power! An Interview with Jason Aaron About TMNT and Creative Freedom
May 22 2024
Turtle Power! An Interview with Jason Aaron About TMNT and Creative Freedom
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 with on the new TMNT run, the comics he's reading, and he answers one of the weirdest TMNT questions he's ever been asked before!Watch the video version of this episode on our YouTube Channel (here)Listen to this week's exclusive bonus episode, and get early-access to weekly shows, and over one hundred hours of extra episodes on our Patreon channel!SUPPORT THE SHOW: MERCH SALE! Get 20% off your next purchase from our merch store by using the discount code: “YOO“Take your comic shopping experience to the limit, by shopping online at Gotham City Limit!Join our Patreon Community and get VIP treatment, bonus episodes, and other perks and rewards! Try out a free 7-day trial, here. No pressure We read Fan Mail! Send us some Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🤝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Website: theshortboxentertainment.com The Music Team: DeftStrokeSound, Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, L.E.R.M., & Dialectable Beats
Meet Your Doom! An Interview with Sanford Greene about Dr. Doom, MF DOOM, and Bitter Root
May 15 2024
Meet Your Doom! An Interview with Sanford Greene about Dr. Doom, MF DOOM, and Bitter Root
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!Watch the video version of this episode on our YouTube Channel (Here)Listen to this week's exclusive bonus episode, and get early-access to weekly shows before anyone else, and over one hundred hours of extra episodes on our Patreon channel!SUPPORT THE SHOW: MERCH SALE! Get 20% off your next purchase from our merch store by using the discount code: “YOO“Take your comic shopping experience to the limit, by shopping online at Gotham City Limit!Join our Patreon Community and get VIP treatment, bonus episodes, and other perks and rewards! Try out a free 7-day trial, here. No pressure We read Fan Mail! Send us some Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🤝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Website: theshortboxentertainment.com The Music Team: DeftStrokeSound, Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, L.E.R.M., & Dialectable Beats
Live from C2E2 2024: A Comic Podcast Crossover Live Show! The Short Box meets First Issue Club meets The Oblivion Bar
May 8 2024
Live from C2E2 2024: A Comic Podcast Crossover Live Show! The Short Box meets First Issue Club meets The Oblivion Bar
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)Listen to this week's exclusive bonus episode, and get early-access to weekly shows before anyone else, and over one hundred hours of extra content on our Patreon channel!SUPPORT THE SHOW: MERCH SALE! Get 20% off your next purchase from our merch store by using the discount code: “YOO“Take your comic shopping experience to the limit, by shopping online at Gotham City Limit!Join our Patreon Community and get VIP treatment, bonus episodes, and other perks and rewards! Try out a free 7-day trial, here. No pressure We read Fan Mail! Send us some Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🤝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Website: theshortboxentertainment.com The Music Team: DeftStrokeSound, Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, L.E.R.M., & Dialectable Beats
FCBD 2024: Live From Gotham City Limit Comic Shop!
May 5 2024
FCBD 2024: Live From Gotham City Limit Comic Shop!
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!INTERVIEWS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE:Jonathan Sanders aka "Friendly Neighborhood Jonathan"Bryan Cody: Co-Founder of Shattermare Comics - 05:13Ben Kingsbury: Owner of Gotham City Limit - 11:28Ron - 17:46Spencer - 20:33James & Bert - 22:09Santana - 24:51Penn - 27:19Drew - 29:54Thony Auippy: Clusterfux Comix: Tribute to Adult Swim and Duval Comic & Zine Fest 2024 - 33:51Chloe aka Gotham's newest employee! - 39:28Listen to this week's special bonus episode, and enjoy early-access to weekly episodes before anyone else, and over one hundred hours of exclusive content on our Patreon channel!SUPPORT THE SHOW: MERCH SALE! Get 20% off your next purchase from our merch store by using the discount code: “YOO“Take your comic shopping experience to the limit, by shopping online at Gotham City Limit!Join our Patreon Community and get VIP treatment, bonus episodes, and other perks and rewards! Try out a free 7-day trial, here. No pressure We read Fan Mail! Send us some Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🤝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Website: theshortboxentertainment.com The Music Team: DeftStrokeSound, Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, L.E.R.M., & Dialectable Beats
Get Ready For Free Comic Book Day 2024 with Ashton Greenwood, the Duchess Of FCBD
May 1 2024
Get Ready For Free Comic Book Day 2024 with Ashton Greenwood, the Duchess Of FCBD
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 hereWatch the video version of this episode on YouTubeListen to this week's special bonus episode, and enjoy early-access to weekly episodes before anyone else, and over one hundred hours of exclusive content on our Patreon channel!SUPPORT THE SHOW: MERCH SALE! Get 20% off your next purchase from our merch store by using the discount code: “YOO“Take your comic shopping experience to the limit, by shopping online at Gotham City Limit!Join our Patreon Community and get VIP treatment, bonus episodes, and other perks and rewards! Try out a free 7-day trial, here. No pressureWe read Fan Mail! Send us some Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🤝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Website: theshortboxentertainment.com The Music Team: DeftStrokeSound, Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, L.E.R.M., & Dialectable Beats
Coast to Coast: An Interview with David Pepose About Space Ghost, Punisher, and Marvel Infinity Comics
Apr 24 2024
Coast to Coast: An Interview with David Pepose About Space Ghost, Punisher, and Marvel Infinity Comics
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 Coast to Coast 30th Anniversary , life as a crime reporter, creating the new Punisher (Joe Garrison), Marvel Infinity Comics, and his dream casting for a live action Space Ghost movie! Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube Order Space Ghost issue one directly from Dynamite Entertainment Listen to this week's special bonus episode (here), and enjoy early-access to weekly episodes, and over one hundred hours of exclusive content on our Patreon channel!SUPPORT THE SHOW: MERCH SALE! Get 20% off your next purchase from our merch store by using the discount code: “YOO“Take your comic shopping experience to the limit, by shopping online at Gotham City Limit!Join our Patreon Community and get VIP treatment, bonus episodes, and other perks and rewards! Try out a free 7-day trial, here. No pressureWe read Fan Mail! Send us some Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🤝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Website: theshortboxentertainment.com The Music Team: DeftStrokeSound, Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, L.E.R.M., & Dialectable Beats
Patreon Preview: DC vs AI, and Should Artificial Intelligence Be Allowed In Comics?
Apr 17 2024
Patreon Preview: DC vs AI, and Should Artificial Intelligence Be Allowed In Comics?
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 And, if you'll be at C2E2 this month, join our live podcast show on Friday, April 26thEnjoy early-access to weekly episodes before anyone else, and tons of bonus episodes, and exclusive content over on our Patreon channel!SUPPORT THE SHOW: MERCH SALE! Get 20% off your next purchase from our merch store by using the discount code: “YOO“Take your comic shopping experience to the limit, by shopping online at Gotham City Limit!Join our Patreon Community and get VIP treatment, bonus episodes, and other perks and rewards! Try out a free 7-day trial, here. No pressureWe read Fan Mail! Send us some Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🤝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Website: theshortboxentertainment.com The Music Team: DeftStrokeSound, Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, L.E.R.M., & Dialectable Beats
The Big Bad Wolf: An Interview With Maria Wolf Lopez About The Business Of Comics, Marvel Snap, and Bad-Ass Covers
Apr 10 2024
The Big Bad Wolf: An Interview With Maria Wolf Lopez About The Business Of Comics, Marvel Snap, and Bad-Ass Covers
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.Watch the unedited/ extended video version of this podcast on YouTubeEnjoy early-access to weekly episodes before anyone else, and bonus shows over on our Patreon channel (here)!SUPPORT THE SHOW: MERCH SALE! Get 20% off your next purchase from our merch store by using the discount code: “YOO“Take your comic shopping experience to the limit, by shopping online at Gotham City Limit!Join our Patreon Community and get VIP treatment, bonus episodes, and other perks and rewards! Try out a free 7-day trial, here. No pressureWe read Fan Mail! Send us some Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🤝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Website: theshortboxentertainment.com The Music Team: DeftStrokeSound, Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, L.E.R.M., & Dialectable Beats
Comic News Recap: The Best Comics of March, Disney Legend Steve Ditko, X-Men '97, and Comic Picks for May
Apr 3 2024
Comic News Recap: The Best Comics of March, Disney Legend Steve Ditko, X-Men '97, and Comic Picks for May
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 Watch the unedited video version of this week's show on YouTube Listen to this week's special bonus episode, and enjoy exclusive early-access to weekly episodes before anyone else, over on our Patreon channel (here)!PREVIEW THE COMICS MENTIONED THIS EPISODE: Ed - Somna, Hack/ Slash: Back to SchoolGreg - I Heart Skull-Crushers, Napalm LullabyChris - Man's BestBadr - Batman/ Dylan Dog, Beneath The TreesBen's Top 3 Comic Picks for May: Masters Of The Universe: Revolution #1, Bear Pirate Viking Queen #1, The Whisper Queen: A Blacksand Tale #1 Read SKTCHD's article: An Exploration of the Connection Between Comics and PodcastsSUPPORT THE SHWe read Fan Mail! Send us some Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🤝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Website: theshortboxentertainment.com The Music Team: DeftStrokeSound, Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, L.E.R.M., & Dialectable Beats
Breaking Into The Comic Book Industry: A 101 Crash Course with Mike Spicer, Karl Moline, and John Tyler Christopher (Collective Con 2024 Panel)
Mar 20 2024
Breaking Into The Comic Book Industry: A 101 Crash Course with Mike Spicer, Karl Moline, and John Tyler Christopher (Collective Con 2024 Panel)
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 aspiring comic creators.Photo courtesy of KTorjussen PhotographyWatch the video version of this episode on YouTubeListen to this a special bonus episode over on Patreon (here)SUPPORT THE SHOW: Get 20% off your next purchase from our merch store by using the discount code: “YOO“Join our Patreon Community and get VIP treatment, bonus episodes, and other perks and rewards! Try out a free 7-day trial, here. No pressureTake your comic shopping experience to the limit, by shopping online at Gotham City Limit!We read Fan Mail! Send us some Proudly sponsored by Collective Con!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🤝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Website: theshortboxentertainment.com The Music Team: DeftStrokeSound, Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, L.E.R.M., & Dialectable Beats
All Hail The King: An Interview with Tom King about Jack Kirby, Writing, and Helen of Wyndhorn
Mar 12 2024
All Hail The King: An Interview with Tom King about Jack Kirby, Writing, and Helen of Wyndhorn
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 questions from our Patrons about his writing process, Top 5 favorite writers and artists, and tells one of the best Jim Lee stories we've ever heard! Watch the uncut & extended video version of this episode on YouTube Listen to this week's special bonus episode over on Patreon (here)LINKS: Get 20% off your next purchase from our merch store by using the discount code: “YOO“Join our Patreon Community and get VIP treatment, bonus episodes, and other perks and rewards! Try out a free 7-day trial, here. No pressureTake your comic shopping experience to the limit, by shopping online at Gotham City Limit!We read Fan Mail! Send us some Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🤝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Website: theshortboxentertainment.com The Music Team: DeftStrokeSound, Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, L.E.R.M., & Dialectable Beats
Letter To The Editor: An Interview With Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou About The Art of Comic Lettering and Comics Journalism
Mar 6 2024
Letter To The Editor: An Interview With Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou About The Art of Comic Lettering and Comics Journalism
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 the seminal YouTube channel: Strip Panel Naked, and as of last year, a published comic writer with the release of The Unlikely Story of Felix and Macabber. All worth checking out! Watch the uncut & extended video version of this episode on YouTubeLINKS: Join our Patreon Community and get VIP treatment, bonus episodes, and other perks and rewards! Try out a free 7-day trial, here. No pressureGet 20% off your next purchase from our merch store by using the discount code: “YOO“Take your comic shopping experience to the limit, by shopping online at Gotham City Limit!We read Fan Mail! Send us some Proudly sponsored by Collective Con!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🤝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Website: theshortboxentertainment.com The Music Team: DeftStrokeSound, Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, L.E.R.M., & Dialectable Beats
#666 - An Interview with Christopher Priest about Vampirella, Superman, and Conviction
Feb 14 2024
#666 - An Interview with Christopher Priest about Vampirella, Superman, and Conviction
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 fans can expect from his future offeringsWatch the uncut/ extended video version of this episode on YouTube, and check out this week's exclusive Patreon bonus episode to hear Badr & Cesar's pre-show episodeLINKS: Join our Patreon Community and get VIP treatment, bonus episodes, and other perks and rewards! Try out a free 7-day trial, here. No pressureGet 20% off your next purchase from our merch store by using the discount code: “YOO“Take your comic shopping experience to the limit, by shopping online at Gotham City Limit! We read Fan Mail! Send us some Proudly sponsored by Collective Con!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🤝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Website: theshortboxentertainment.com The Music Team: DeftStrokeSound, Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, L.E.R.M., & Dialectable Beats