Today, Life’s Tough Media announces the release of an entertaining new podcast, “Life’s Tough: Superheroes are TOUGHER!”

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Life’s Tough Media announces the release of an entertaining new podcast, “Life’s Tough: Superheroes are TOUGHER!” with host Stephen Shamus - Co-Founder & President of ACE Universe!

Stephen is the longest-tenured show-runner of Comic Cons in the world—having produced over 175 Comic Cons in many different cities. He has booked thousands of celebrities, tens of thousands of artists and writers, and played host to millions of happy fans. Now, he will use that access to bring fans closer than ever to the creators of some of the world’s most popular entertainment. Life’s Tough: Superheroes Are TOUGHER! will feature and highlight themes in the entertainment industry that are grounded in Superheroes, Comic Books, Film and TV, aiming to enlighten and entertain audiences with a cross-section of guests, from actors, illustrators, writers, musicians, athletes, and anyone touched by a “Superhero” in their own life!

The announcement was made today by Dustin Plantholt, Founder & CEO of Life’s Tough Media. “We created Life’s Tough with the idea that while everyone has a story, every story has a purpose. We share messages of inspiration and hope, and together we are sparking a movement and changing the world, one heart at a time. ‘It’s life … life is tough … but YOU can be TOUGHER!’, and Life’s Tough: Superheroes Are TOUGHER! perfectly aligns with our mission,” says Plantholt.

The first episodes feature exclusive conversations with these Superhero Entertainment Industry leaders:

Zach Nadler -(@ZachNad) is the founder and CEO of VaynerSpeakers, a dynamic speakers’ bureau which was created along with a partnership with internet personality and serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk.

Toni Domenech - A veteran agent at ICM Partners, Toni works in Global Branded Entertainment. What to hear some backstories? She’s got them.

Harvey Tolibao - (@harveytolibao) is a comic strip illustrator from the Philippines. Harvey also works for Zenescope Entertainment as a cover designer, IDW Publishing as a comic book artist, DC Comics as a frequent illustrator, and Nautilus Comics as an artist.

Billy Martin - (@TheBillyMartin) Best known as the rhythm guitarist and keyboard playerfor the popular rock band, Good Charlotte, Billy is now one of Marvel’s most prolific artists.

John Romita Jr. - (@TheRealJRJr1) John contributed to his first comic at age 13 and he hasn’t stopped yet. Working with many of the greatest comic titles in history - You KNOW he will have tales to tell!

Daniel Mancini - If you ever attended a Comic Con you would remember Don’s company MTC Toys – it was always packed with fans because they always had the coolest stuff.

Frank Caliendo - (@FrankCaliendo) The gifted impressionist has also infiltrated the Comics world. Surprised? You’ll want to hear this story.

Angélique Roché - (@angeliqueRoche) Is the host of Marvel's Voices, co-host of The Marvel After Show and Women of Marvel. Marvel's Voices features insightful interviews with a stellar roster of guests, focusing on the brilliant minds, bringing diverse characters and viewpoints to the forefront of the Marvel Universe and the entertainment industry. In 2020 Marvel Voices jumped from podcast to page with the comic anthology Marvel's Voices #1.

Larry Hama - Best known to American comic book readers as a writer and editor for Marvel Comics, where he wrote the licensed comic book series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, based on the Hasbro toy line. He has also written for the series Wolverine, Nth Man: The Ultimate Ninja, and Elektra. He co-created the character Bucky O'Hare, which was developed into a comic book, a toy line, and a television cartoon

Produced by Life’s Tough Media, Life’s Tough: Superheroes Are TOUGHER! launches on Friday, May 21st, and will be available on all your favorite podcasting platforms, and at

Subscribe now at: Apple Podcasts; Spotify; Amazon/Audible

About Life’s Tough Media

Life’s Tough Media is an emergent media company and trailblazing film studio focusing on creating and producing innovative and relevant content through podcasts, books, films, and documentaries—tackling timely, provocative themes from inspirational & personal growth to cryptocurrency to leaders and trendsetters that are shaping our world. Partnering with some of the leading experts in coaching, speaking and education, Life’s Tough Media brings its audience and listeners all the resources they need to find inspiration, hope, and peace in a turbulent world. As a fast-growing podcast producer with an ambitious growth strategy, its ever-expanding podcast portfolio brings its listeners incredibly diverse topics with distinguished hosts. Its flagship podcast, Life’s Tough: YOU Can Be TOUGHER! is hosted by founder Dustin Plantholt and explores personal stories of strength, perseverance and humility and is now listened to in over 80 countries around the world! Along with Dustin, guests and listeners share their real and vulnerable life stories of overcoming unique challenges and struggles to inspire and motivate each other towards personal fortitude, healing, growth, and empowerment. For more information on Life’s Tough Media and the Life’s Tough movement, please visit

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