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From The Falcon and the Winter Solider, actor Desmond Chiam is my guest this week! Desmond smashes his way into the Comic Book Central Lair to chat about his role as the super powered member of the Flag Smashers, Dovich, on the hit Disney / Marvel series!Photo TM & copyright © David HiggsFalcon & Winter […]
Heeey! Actor Scott Valentine is my guest this week! Scott drops by to talk about working on Family Ties with Michael J. Fox, throwing down with Dean Cain’s Superman as Metallo on Lois & Clark, acting and directing on Black Scorpion, and voicing the animated superhero, Phantom 2040!Photo courtesy Scott ValentineImages TM & copyright © […]
Things are about to get animated because Emmy-winning voiceover legend Frank Welker is here! Frank tells tales of Hollywood like his encounters with Elvis and Ann Margret, and recording a “deleted scene” from Raiders of the Lost Ark. PLUS – he talks about giving voice to hundreds of iconic animated characters from Scooby-Doo, Spider-Man and […]
Incredibly talented actress Stacy Haiduk visits the Lair this week! Stacy talks about bringing the iconic DC Comics character Lana Lang to life on the TV series Superboy. She also chats about voicing the Mandalorian warrior Akaavi Spar in Star Wars: The Old Republic, and she tells the tale of how her visit to Jurassic […]
Swamp Thing Week concludes on Comic Book Central with the director of 1989’s The Return of Swamp Thing, Jim Wynorski! Jim recounts his memories of making a movie in the muck, his battles with star Louis Jourdan, working with the lovely and talented Heather Locklear, and his original sci-fi TV experience with Swampy himself, Dick […]
Swamp Thing Week continues on Comic Book Central with actor Reggie Batts from the 1982 cult classic feature film, Swamp Thing! Reggie chats about the dangers of filming in a South Carolina swamp, helping his hero Adrienne Barbeau, and even inviting Swampy and company to dinner with his family!Photo courtesy Reggie BattsImages TM & copyright […]
Swamp Thing Week begins on Comic Book Central with the producer and host of Monster Kid Radio, Derek M. Koch! Derek joins me in the Lair as we take a look back at the mucky monsters, mad swampy scientists, and super slimy fun of 1982’s Swamp Thing and 1989’s Return of Swamp Thing!Photo and MKR […]
Actor James Hampton has appeared in so many of our favorite films and TV shows including F-Troop, Dukes of Hazzard, Teen Wolf, and the Disney flick celebrating a 40th anniversary – Condorman! He’s just written his autobiography and on this week’s show, his wife and co-author Mary Deese Hampton joins me to talk about James’ […]
Hollywood icon Barbara Carrera drops by the Lair for a RARE and EXCLUSIVE interview! Barbara talks about her time acting alongside Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again as Bond villain Fatima Blush. PLUS – we’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of her funny (and feathered) Disney superhero spy spoof, Condorman! It’s the conversation you’ll hear […]
Celebrating 40 years of The Greatest American Hero with the lovely and talented Faye Grant! Faye joins me to talk about her time on the 80s superhero series. PLUS, she reminisces about doing hard time with Lou Ferrigno and Bill Bixby on the Hulk for the final episode of that show, and battling villainous lizards […]
The 40th anniversary celebration of The Greatest American Hero continues on Comic Book Central with The Greatest American Heroine – Mary Ellen Stuart! Mary Ellen joins me to talk about her time in the red jammies and cape working alongside William Katt and Connie Sellecca…and crashing into Robert Culp!Photo courtesy Mary Ellen StuartImages TM & […]
I’m talkin’ superheroes in sitcoms with Jac Schaeffer – the creator of the Disney Plus smash hit series, WandaVision! We’ll also talk about her two other amazing superhero projects for Marvel – Captain Marvel and Black Widow!Photo courtesy Peter YangImages TM & copyright © Disney, Marvel Subscribe to Comic Book Central’s YouTube channel
Superheroes run in the Ferrigno family! Lou Ferrigno, Jr. is my guest this week and he’s talking about growing up with the Hulk as a dad, embracing his artistic side by bringing superheroes to life on canvas, and suiting up as JSA legend Hourman on the CW hit series, Stargirl!Photo courtesy Lou Ferrigno, Jr.Images TM […]
The wonderfully talented Frances Fisher drops by this week! We’re chatting about her roles in blockbuster films like James Cameron’s Titanic and Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven, close calls with Rick Springfield on Human Target and Tom Hanks on Big, acting motherly with Nathan Fillion on The Rookie, and her time in the world of HBO’s Watchmen!Photo […]
I’m celebrating the 30th anniversary of the classic adventure film The Rocketeer with the Rocketeer himself, Billy Campbell! Billy flies into the Lair to chat about bringing Dave Stevens’ comic character to life. PLUS, find out how Lord of the Rings changed his life, why he gave Johnny Depp a lift, and get the scoop […]
Actor Michael Paré joins me this week for my celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Greatest American Hero! Michael talks about working with GAH stars William Katt, Robert Culp, and Connie Sellecca, how a detour in filming led to his standout performance in Eddie and the Cruisers, clashing with Rick Moranis on Streets of […]
William Katt – star of The Greatest American Hero – returns to the Comic Book Central Lair! I’m catching up with William about his roles on Supergirl and The Thundermans, AND we’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of GAH with my EXCLUSIVE Comic Book Central commentary on the classic season one episode, “My Heroes Have Always […]
Believe it or not, I’m celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Greatest American Hero with GAH stunt coordinator, Dennis “Danger” Madalone! Dennis crashes into the Comic Book Central Lair to talk about the crazy crashes in the classic superhero series, working with Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, a dangerous drop by the Hulk, and bringing action […]
Talented actor Sherman Howard joins me in the Lair this week to talk about capturing Alf, taking a surgical Junior Mint from Seinfeld, squaring off against Batman Beyond, and menacing Superboy as Lex Luthor!Photo courtesy Sherman HowardImages TM & copyright © Warner Bros., DC ComicsBuy Superboy from Warner ArchiveStuff you heard on the show:Superboy Legacy
My celebration of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century continues with the author of the definitive companion books for Buck, The Incredible Hulk, and Jaws – Pat Jankiewicz!Photo courtesy Pat & Steve JankiewiczBook images courtesy Bear Manor MediaOrder Pat’s companion books from Bear Manor MediaFacebook pages for Pat’s books:JawsHulkBuck Rogers
My guest today is a true pop culture icon. The lovely and talented BarBara Luna drops by the Lair to talk about her classic episodes of Star Trek, Zorro, Spider-Man, Tarzan, and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century!Photo courtesy Stephen Jacobs/BarBara LunaImages TM & copyright © NBC Universal, Paramount SAG/AFTRA Health Plan InfoOrder Patrick Jankiewicz’ […]
I’m blasting off to the 25th century for a look back at the swingin’ 70s sci-fi series, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century! First up, it’s my chat with the Emmy-winning actor who brought the half-man, half-bird warrior Hawk to life on the series, Thom Christopher!Photo courtesy Thom ChristopherImages TM & copyright © NBC Universal […]
My 40th anniversary of the Popeye feature film continues with the brilliant production designer who brought the town of Sweethaven to life – Wolf Kroeger! We’re talking about his time working with director Robert Altman to bring the world of Popeye from the comic strip to live action, and his recent work on the epic […]
Year 8 of Comic Book Central begins with talented star of stage and screen, Damon Gupton! Damon is here to talk about his time fighting supervillains alongside Black Lightning as legacy DC character Inspector Henderson, his exit from the superhero show, and why we need this series now more than ever. PLUS – we’re in […]
Time to celebrate with the EPIC Comic Book Central 7th anniversary special! Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Popeye, The Electric Company, Star Trek, Justice League – I’m taking a look back at the memorable guests and moments from the past year, including some of your favorites!
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Podcast Details

Created by
Joe Stuber
Podcast Status
Nov 8th, 2013
Latest Episode
Apr 30th, 2021
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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