Episode 54: DL with Frank Barbiere



Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is writer of "Five Ghosts" for Image Comics, Frank Barbiere!

On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

- The hardships of working at the Apple Store!
- Why trolling the internet for artists is a gamble!
- How recording a mere hour later can destroy our brains!

Let's meet our guest, shall we?



Frank Barbiere is, like all good folks, originally from New Jersey. Now a Brooklynite, he is the writer of the ongoing "Five Ghosts" for Image Comics (with artist Chris Mooneyham), as well as the soon to be launched "Solar: Man of the Atom" from Dynamite Comics (with artist Joe Bennett). If that weren't enough, he also has two miniseries coming from Dark Horse in the next month or so, "White Suits" (with artist Toby Cypress) and "Blackout" (with artist Colin Lorimer). And, just for kicks, he also has a Robocop one-shot, "Robocop: Momento Mori" for BOOM! (with artist João Vieira) coming out next month. You can find him on Twitter (@atlasincognita), on Tumblr, or at his website.

As always, your hosts are:



Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls" “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Mike Romeo – Philadelphian, Sam Kieth enthusiast, co-host of the Robots From Tomorrow podcast and one-half of Multiver-City One. He does a great Stan Lee impression, and is just a sweetheart of a guy.

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