Robots From Tomorrow!

A podcasting first: this episode debuts on October 31st and yet makes absolutely no mention to the accompanying holiday! Not how we roll. But what we do talk about is Battling Boy, the new OGN from writer/artist Paul Pope with colors by Hilary Sycamore. Greg and Mike rave and rave about this...wait a minute…Greg didn’t like it? Are you serious? Is that even allowed in comics podcasting? Is this the last episode of Robots From Tomorrow? No, but this episode does feature some real-time opinion-evolution. Give it a spin to see if you agree with where the duo start this conversation and where it ends up. Also, a quick shout-out to Steve Niles and how you can give Steve a hand and get some cool comics in the process!

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.

Direct download: rft_4.m4a
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 7:56pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the ninety-sixth installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Mike- East of West #7 & Adventure Time 2013 Spoooktacular
Greg- The Art of Sean Phillips & Sandman Overture #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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: pull_list_96.m4a
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 10:06pm EDT

Robots From Tomorrow is back from New York Comic Con and ready to bring you, the listener, the inside scoop on one of the largest comic conventions in the country! And not without personal risk, as Mike battles through a delayed “con crud” reaction that Greg managed to somehow avoid (possibly due to his junk-food-fortified constitution). But that won’t stop you from getting to hear about the Image/Mutliversity party, talking with industry giant Mike Richardson, just where the hell the DC booth was (spoiler: not at NYCC), how to plan your activities effectively, and so many other things. Shouts are outed, and news items from IDW, Archie, Dark Horse, DC, and Marvel are discussed. Couldn’t make it to the show? Spend an hour with us and you’ll feel like you were there all four days (without the “con crud”)!

Direct download: rft_3.mp3
Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the ninety-fifth installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Mike- Hellboy Midnight Circus & Samurai Jack #1
Greg- Pretty Deadly #1 & Velvet #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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: pull_list_95.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 9:19pm EDT

2000AD crossed the pond to attend New York Comic Con last week, and Robots From Tomorrow was there to greet them! Mike got a chance to talk with Simon Fraser and Andy Diggle, while Greg chatted up with Ian Edginton and PR droid Michael Molcher. Names were dropped, secrets were revealed, and insights into 2000AD stories past and present were given. From their lips to your ears, we are pleased to bring you over an hour of audio goodness from Tharg's favorite earthlets (and for those of you who don't know who that is, all will be explained within...)!

Simon Fraser- 1:51

Ian Edginton- 8:02

Andy Diggle- 22:17

Michael Molcher- 39:46

Direct download: 2000adNYCC.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:06pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the nintey-fourth installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, October 16, 2013
MikeIron Bound & Letter 44 #1
GregMysterious Strangers #5 & Thor Epic Collection: War of the Pantheons TPB

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.

Direct download: pull_list_94.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:11pm EDT

It's just been announced that IDW Publishing has brought in Tom Scioli to create a brand-new Transformers/G.I. Joe comic. We talk about what it's like to be handed the reigns to such iconic licences, as well as what he plans to bring to the title in terms of art and narrative. With the long-running G0dland coming to a close, and Transformers/G.I. Joe on the horizon, we also take the time to talk about Tom's career as a whole. He's an artist who seems to always push his art in new directions, experimenting with line and color to deliver different types of stories in different ways. We're excited for what he's got in store for the Joes and the Autobots, and after this talk, you will be too!

Direct download: tom_scioli.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

Today's episode takes Mike and Greg across all manner of comics! The discussion starts of with Francesco Francavilla's Black Beetle. This story is a true artistic accomplishment, but does story take a backseat to visuals? From there the talk shifts toward the newly solicited Battle of the Atom hardcover. It carries a heavy pricetag, and the guys ponder whether or not the second-act storytelling is worth the cost of admission. To wind things down, the conversation turns towards Francis Manapaul and Brian Buccellato's departure from The Flash. After such an impressive run, will DC hand the title off to? And what really keeps us reading a title: the characters or the creators?

Direct download: rft_2.mp3
Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 10:57pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the ninety-third installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Mike- Rocket Girl #1 & Battling Boy HC
Greg- Afterlife With Archie #1 & Best American Comics 2013

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.

Direct download: pull_list_93.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT

In a time when so much attention is paid to 'heroes' who seem less and less deserving of the phrase, Mike and Greg take a look at a graphic novel telling the beginnings of a real-life crusader for truth and justice. March, the first in a planned trilogy from Top Shelf Productions, tells the story of civil rights activist and current U.S. Congressman John Lewis in his own words, aided by writer Andrew Aydin and adapted into sequential storytelling by Nate Powell. Easily one of the best graphic novels of 2013, March pulls the reader right into one man's journey from bystander to activist, and shows with uncanny skill an America we are long past and yet still frightening close to.

Direct download: rft_1.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 8:06pm EDT