Robots From Tomorrow!

Picks for Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Mike- Shadows on the Grave HCFrankenstein Alive! Alive! #4
Greg- Super Powers by Jack Kirby TPB & Three-Fifths A Man: A Graphic History of the African-American Experience

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out what’s hitting shelves they're most excited about! These weekly Pull List episodes are the perfect way to kick off the comics week for anyone from the most curious newcomer to the most dedicated Wednesday Warrior!

Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_461_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 4:27pm EST

Another month, another “Previews” catalog to dissect! As always, Mike & Greg start things off with the diverse Green section, covering the majority of publishers in one fell swoop. What's coming to comic shops in March that catches the lads’ fancies? Infinite 8! Bizarre Relationships! Nuclear Winter - Canadian Style! Vampironica! Rick Geary! Boom's sports comics! All that, plus the ever-expanding Lion Forge publishing empire, the strange case of "The Dragon Slayer", James Cameron's slow burn on Battle Angel Alita, and more. Definitely something for everyone in the top half of this two-part “Previews” walkthrough!

Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

 

Direct download: rft_460_mixdown.mp3
Category:Previews -- posted at: 8:15pm EST

Picks for Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
Mike- Real Deal #8
Greg- Cable: The Nemesis Contract TPB & Thor by Walter Simonson, Vol. 2 TPB

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out what’s hitting shelves they're most excited about! These weekly Pull List episodes are the perfect way to kick off the comics week for anyone from the most curious newcomer to the most dedicated Wednesday Warrior!

Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_459_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 5:56pm EST

This episode originally aired September 17, 2015.

Desire, thought, and action. In the followup to his acclaimed 1998 graphic novel "Hicksville," cartoonist Dylan Horrocks uses one of that book's supporting characters' encounter with a magic drawing implement to not only tell an engaging story, but also engage with those three components of the human experience. "Magic Pen" may have been 10 years in the making, but it still showcases one of comics' best thinkers trying to reconcile with themes very much at the forefront of today's comics culture: the power of fantasy, the ease comics can express those creators' desires (both positive & negative) to the audience, the effect they have on a growing audience of different-minded or impressionable readers. There's a lot to unpack and some sensitive subject matter, and Mike & Greg try their best to do it without offending anyone. There might be a few more pauses than usual, but that's just because words are being extra-parsed. Find out if they succeed in avoiding any hot-rail catastrophes in this episode!

Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_228_rebroadcast_mixdown.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Picks for Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
Mike- Cosmo #1
Greg- Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #1 (of 6)

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out what’s hitting shelves they're most excited about! These weekly Pull List episodes are the perfect way to kick off the comics week for anyone from the most curious newcomer to the most dedicated Wednesday Warrior!

Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_458_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 5:21pm EST

The comics window-shopping continues! Flipping to the front of the catalog, Mike & Greg’s attention focuses on Diamond’s top-tier publishers: Dark Horse! DC! Image! IDW! Marvel! All that, plus an already-accomplished publisher goes an extra mile for one particular hardcover, the width and breadth of IDW's licensing empire, Alex DeCampi brings her own event month to Image, a lot of February books are advanced soliciting for April, and more as the lads wrap up another trek through the “Previews” catalog!

Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_457_mixdown.mp3
Category:Previews -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Picks for Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Mike- Assassinistas #1 & B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth HC, Volume 1
Greg- Nemo HC & It Don’t Come Easy TPB

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out what’s hitting shelves they're most excited about! These weekly Pull List episodes are the perfect way to kick off the comics week for anyone from the most curious newcomer to the most dedicated Wednesday Warrior!

Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_456_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

Another month, another “Previews” catalog to dissect! As always, Mike & Greg start things off with the diverse Green section, also known as the largest section of the book. What's coming to comic shops in February that catches the lads’ fancies? Cosmo! Swordquest! Eleanor Davis! Moorcock! Your Black Friend! David Jesus Vignolli! Neko Atsume! All that, plus “Providence” and the career of Jacen Burrows, the answer to the “What’s Michael?” question, a Star Trek surprise, and more. Definitely something for everyone in the top half of this two-part “Previews” walkthrough!

Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

 

Direct download: rft_455_mixdown.mp3
Category:Previews -- posted at: 7:30pm EST

Picks for Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Mike- Ghost in the Shell DLX Comp Boxed Set & Marvel Two-in-One #1
Greg- X-Men: Grand Design #1 (of 2) & Comic Book History of Comics: Comics For All #1

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out what’s hitting shelves they're most excited about! These weekly Pull List episodes are the perfect way to kick off the comics week for anyone from the most curious newcomer to the most dedicated Wednesday Warrior!

Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_454_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 7:30pm EST

This episode originally aired December 11, 2014.

P. Craig Russell has spent the better part of his career finding ways to make the operas he love truly sing as sequential art. In that regard, his 2002 adaptation of Wagner's Ring cycle is his magnum opus. Fourteen issues, over 400 pages, newly collected in one hardcover by Dark Horse, "The Ring of the Nibelung" shows Russell at his best adapting the four operas to comics' strengths while avoiding its weaknesses. Mike & Greg take a look at not only "The Ring" but Russell's career in general, and particularly the influence of his days inking Mike Mignola. Find out what common ground is shared by diehard opera and anime fans, which Marvel story Russell drew twice, why the days of inkers are most likely numbered, who adapted the Ring cycle to comics before Russell, how he was able to so successfully translate Wagner from the stage to the page, and a lot more. 

Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_149_rebroadcast_mixdown.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 9:04am EST