The Word Balloon podcast is one of the most important thing to happen to comics in the last eight years. It was announced on that John Siuntres’ comic book podcast “Word Balloon” podcast has hit it’s 4 millionth download August 5.

Siuntres has been producing 2-3 hours weekly for eight years and all for free of charge. We have heard this guy produced some of the most professional, inspiring and profound conversations with the most important people in the comic book industry and beyond. There is just too many names to list but I remember being in high school and getting so stoked to hear my questions answered in the “Bendis tapes” episodes.


I hope those episodes are being stored somewhere so we can look back on the carefully collected chronicle of the history of comics. If you haven’t already subscribes to the show and kick in a few sheckles and become a member of the Word Balloon League of Listeners. I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say thank you John for all the hard work you do. Here’s to another four million.


  1. Thanks for the kind words Henry. For the record, Word Balloon passed 4 million last Monday, the 5th, and has added another 40 thousand at this moment.

    Many thanks to my many awesome guests and listeners , who truly make the show what it is.

  2. Hey John,
    Congrats on this excellent milestone. In a field where longetivity is rare, your presence in our field is due to the care and quality in your work. Glad to see you hit it, and don’t be a stranger!


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