Robots From Tomorrow!

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Mike's picks for Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez & House of Women

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_442_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm EDT

Further into the books of tomorrow! Flipping to the front of the catalog, Mike, along with guest host Samuel Teer, focuses on Diamond’s top-tier publishers: Dark Horse! DC! Image! IDW! Marvel! "Giants" from Dark Horse earns some attention, as does The New Age of DC Heroes, "Assaninitas" by Howard and Hernandez, Rubin joining Arcudi on "Rumble," and so much more! Part 2 of another trek through the “Previews” catalog!

Samuel Teer is the writer of "Veda: Assembly Required" from Dark Horse Comics. You can find out more about his work over at crapcatch.com.

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_441_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Mike's picks for Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Mr. Higgins Comes Home & Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1

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_440_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 7:29pm EDT

Another month, another “Previews” catalog to dissect! This month Mike, along with guest host Samuel Teer, start things off with the diverse Green section, also known as the largest section of the book. What’s coming to comic shops in November that catches the lads’ fancies? "Night Business," "Goldfisch," "Shiver," "Spongebob Comics," "Catboy," a whole lotta "Love and Rockets" and more. Plus, is that a  Jodorowsky kid's comics? 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_439_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Mike's picks for Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Hellboy in Hell Library Edition, Royal City #6 & Zero Girl

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_438_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

While the first name in British comics is undoubtedly "2000 AD", Greg recently got a chance to talk with a representative of the other big player in comics across the pond: Chris Thompson, Brand Manager for Titan Comics. For over 35 years, Titan has brought two different areas of books to its British audience: film & TV tie-ins, and graphic novels. Just this month sees the return of Jack Kirby & Joe Simon’s “Fighting American” and iconic science fiction hero Dan Dare, but also the launch of Statix Press, an initiative by the publisher to bring a diverse selection of European comics to English-speaking readers. In his role as Brand Manager, Chris is definitely THE person to talk to when it comes to Titan. But this being Robots, Greg also digs a little in Chris’ backstory and how he went from young comics reader to the Eisner-winning bon vivant you hear today (and on his Multiversity Comics podcast Pop Culture Hound.

(Note: This episode was recorded before the announcement of Titan acquiring the rights to publish comics based on the classic TV series The Prisoner.)

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_437_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode Mike goes solo, picking a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talking about why he's excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Mike's picks for Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Screwed Up, Hillbilly #8, Rocket Girl #10 & Paper Girls #16

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_436_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

Charting Josh Dysart's career path in comics isn't easy. The writer has worked for a wide swath of publishers, from Dark Horse to Image to DC Comics to Vertigo to Valiant and points in-between, and gone where few other creators dare to tread, regardless of medium. Dysart has been all over the map, figuratively AND literally. So how do you pick just one topic to focus on when you get the chance to sit down with him? The answer to that question brings you today's episode: a chat that Greg had with Josh Dysart at this past weekend's Baltimore Comic Con.

(You can find the free Living Level 3 comics Josh mentions in the episode here)

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_435_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Mike- Annual & Flash - The Silver Age Vol. 2
Sam- Five Fists of Science, Sex Criminals Vol 4 & Shutter Vol 5

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_434_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT

They say nobody’s perfect, and that is certainly the case with Jaime Hernandez’s most popular creation Maggie. Over the last 30-plus years, he has shown us how flawed, and yet perfectly realized, a character she is. Mike and Greg catch up with Maggie in Hernandez’s latest graphic novel “The Love Bunglers” as she tries to find happiness with her on-again, off-again love interest Ray. The amount of story, craft, and emotion packed into this 110-page work is astounding, and the only thing keeping the guys from still talking about it is the fear of spoiling too much of this (or any other) year’s best comics. Whether you are a complete newcomer to Hernandez and his work, or have been following Maggie, Ray, Hopey, and the rest of the Love and Rockets cast for decades, this is a must-own book.

 

This episode originally aired June 2014.

 

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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT