Robots From Tomorrow!

Picks for Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Mike- Judge Dredd Classics Vol. 1: Apocalypse War HC & Vertigo Quarterly #1
Greg- Love Bunglers HC & Atomic Robo Knights of the Golden Circle #1 (of 5)

For this episode, the one hundred twenty-second installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: pull_list_122_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 9:09pm EDT

For those of you who weren't able to make it to AwesomeCon this past weekend, don't worry -- Greg was there to grab almost two hours of audio interviews.

Steve Niles, Justin Jordan, Carla Speed McNeil, Jamal Igle, Chris Pyrate, Jeremy Whitley, and Andrew Carl took time out of their busy con experience to give you updates on their current projects. So if you wanted to know about things like Bartkira, The Spread, Molly Danger, Princeless, Finder, Breath of Bones, Green Lantern, The October Faction, Feral NYC, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, and a whole lot more, this is the episode to listen to.

And if that wasn't enough, Greg also got a chance to sit down with Third Eye Comics' Steve Anderson (co-sponser of AwesomeCon) before the show and pick his brain on one of best Free Comic Book Day events on the East Coast. Plus he talks store variant covers, and why Stray Bullets is one of his favorite series of all time.

And if THAT wasn't enough, Greg still had time to chat with Collectors Corner's Andrea Purcell about the OTHER best Free Comic Book Day on the East Coast, her Girls Only Comics Club initiative, what she's reading to stay up on things, and why she read Arkham Asylum 15 times.

And if THAT'S STILL not enough . . . then you'll just have to hold on until our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode next week. But until then, all the above goodness is just a click away!

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: AwesomeCon_and_MD_Retail_04.24.14.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:26am EDT

This week, Greg gets a chance to talk with the creative duo of artist Shawn Martinbrough and editor Joseph Illidge.

Their partnership started in turn-of-the-century Gotham City, with Shawn's run on Detective Comics, and has spanned the last 15 years. Over that time the two have collaborated on Shawn's art book How To Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling, and have an upcoming 200-page graphic novel illustrated by Grey Williamson called The Ren, a love story set against the backdrop of the Harlem Rennaisance, set to be published by First Second in 2015.

Oh, and Shawn draws a little book for some guy named Kirkman called Thief of Thieves, which just locked in Andy Diggle as full-time writer with this week's issue #20.

Find out about all that, plus why Shawn's art both is and is not cinematic, what movie Joseph could watch once a week for the rest of his life, and who created the Batman equivalent of the Fastball Special: the dive bomb! 

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 "Let The Good Times Roll" by Fishbone and "Honeysuckle Rose" by Fats Waller. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: Martinbrough_Illidge_04.23.14.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:55am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Mike- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #33 & Eltingville Club #1
Greg- Thief of Thieves #20 & Someplace Strange HC

For this episode, the one hundred twenty-first installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: pull_list_121_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:24pm EDT

This week the guys look deep into April's Previews to see what'll be hitting shelves in a couple of months. Mike's wish for an Ernest Shackleton bio-comics come true, Greg shocks the internet with some DC excitement, new Bryan Lee O'Malley, and much 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: tni_24_mixdown.mp3
Category:Previews -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Mike- Translucid #1 & Superior Spider-Man #31
Greg- CBLDF Presents Liberty Comics HC & Doctor Solar #1

For this episode, the one hundred twentieth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: pull_list_120_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

Counterculture and Madison Avenue collide in the topic of this week's episode: the Denis Kitchen/Stan Lee-conceived Comix Book! Greg and Mike take a look at the recent collection of the best of that magazine's six issues, from 1974 to 1976, put out by the Kitchen Sink Books imprint of Dark Horse.

What was Stan thinking in courting the underground scene? Which artists were thought to be selling out to "The Man" (literally, in this case) and what was the going rate? Why were mainstream artists angry about it as well? Were the comics any good? Is the book worth getting, or is it just a mild curiosity piece?

All that and more is waiting for you in this latest 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_23_mixdown.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Mike- All New Ultimates #1 & TMNT Annual 2014
Greg- Shutter #1 & Flash Gordon #1

For this episode, the one hundred nineteenth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: pull_list_119_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:41pm EDT

Without a net this week, the lads spin the roulette wheel of comics topics and hit a few lucky numbers!

First up is Heavy Metal, that magazine you’ve heard people say was really good a long time ago. Is it having a resurgence? Then comes Archie Comics, and how they are showing everyone else in comics how to give new spins on old characters (and yes, there’s some DC talk spilling out of that).

But like the bouncing ball, we land on another positive topic: Stuart Immonen and the sliding scale of comic art abstraction.

And what comics talk is complete without some apocryphal tales: did a well-known comic artist really dangle a DC editor out a window, Bud White-style? If so, which one? All that and lots 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_22_mixdown.mp3
Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

This week, Greg gets a chance to talk with Image creator Leila del Duca, whose series Shutter (with writer Joe Keatinge) is not only her first book with that company, but also her first work published by one of the Big Three.

Set in a modern world where mythology and all manner of fantastical elements are as common as subway trains and Starbucks, Shutter is about Kate Kristopher, a young woman who left a life of exploration and adventure behind only to find that world not so eager to let her walk away.

Leila talks all about the book, how she got to this point, and such other topics as why burning bridges is never a good thing, circle Mignola versus straight-line Mignola, just what the hell “dry brush” is for those of us not artistically inclined, reverse-engineering comics, Goodwin & Williamson’s Star Wars daily strip, and the bottle of wine at New York Comicon 2012 that changed her life forever. All that and a whole lot more is just a click away!

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 "Easy Eats or Dirty Doctor Galapagos" by Man Man. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: Leila_del_Duca_04.02.14.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:40am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Mike- Judge Dredd Classics Vol. 1: Apocalypse War HC
Greg- Moon Knight #2 & Edgar Allan Poe's Premature Burial HC

For this episode, the one hundred eighteenth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: pull_list_118_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:23pm EDT

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