Robots From Tomorrow!

It’s another free-form talk that goes all over the map! Both Mike and Greg dig into childhood comic collecting memories to talk about the events they loved, the team-ups they treasured, and the books that they read until they fell apart (the comics, not the hosts). From The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told to Civil War to Armor Wars to what the hell to do with a shortbox full of Wolverine team-up issues, things get very nostalgic but with an eye to the future. What are the costumes of today that future comic fans will look back on with the same affection we bring to the Silver Centurion armor or the black-suited Spider-Man? How long does it take for Wolverine to find his lower torso after its been ripped off? What do Lee/Kirby Fantastic Four have to do with The Dark Knight Returns? What Philly comic shop has the best back issue bins? Find out the answers to these questions and more you didn’t know you had 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_134_mixdown.mp3
Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 6:54pm EST

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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Mike- East of West: The World & Dredd: Uprise #1
Greg- Stray Bullets vol. 1: Innocence of Nihilism & Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade

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_133_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 1:55pm EST

Unofficially labeled ‘The Nitnit Trilogy’, Charles Burns’ latest comics work finished this year with the publication of “Sugar Skull” following the release of “X’ed Out” in 2010 and “The Hive” in 2012. With all three volumes in hand, Mike and Greg take a look at the story both as a whole and as a collection of pieces from other sources. Burns’ inspiration for these books ranges from Herge’s TinTin to Silver Age romance comics with a healthy dosage of Burrough’s cut-up technique thrown in, and these factors plus many, many others come into play in this discussion. Find out who else besides Burns is carved onto Mike’s alt-cartoonist Mount Rushmore, what Greg thought the skeleton of the story was, where David Lynch fits into all this, what the fourth book in the trilogy is and where you can or can’t find it, and so 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. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_132_mixdown.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Mike- Amazing Spider-Man #8 & Arkham Manor #1
Greg- Judge Dredd: Anderson: PSI Division #3 & Ronin Deluxe Edition

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_131_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 11:55am EST

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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Mike- BPRD Hell On Earth #124 & Batman and Robin #35
Greg- The Black Dragon & Usagi Yojimbo Saga vol. 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_129_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:40pm EST

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time for a glimpse into the tomorrow of December 2014. But this month, Mike & Greg have help! Multiversity Comics columnist and brother-in-arms Vince Ostrowski stops by to add a fresh perspective to the prospective purchases, and brings so much Midwest charm and comics expertise that they had to split this episode into two parts! McBain! Shaft! Plissken! Copra! Crossed! Cerebus! The Sculptor! Creeping Death From Neptune! Soppy: A Love Story! Boom Mix Tape 2014! 2000AD 2015! Mr. Fusion! Rumble! Shutter! New Frontier! And more! We talk about just what the hell is up with Stephanie Brown, why Vince’s love of DC’s future is a great thing, where his comprehensive re-read of all 700 issues of Amazing Spider-Man could lead, and what would make Alan Moore write Crossed; all that and tons more is just a click away!

This is part 2 of 2, picking up where we left off yesterday. This installment will bring us through the larger publishers in the front half of the 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_128_mixdown.mp3
Category:Previews -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time for a glimpse into the tomorrow of December 2014. But this month, Mike & Greg have help! Multiversity Comics columnist and brother-in-arms Vince Ostrowski stops by to add a fresh perspective to the prospective purchases, and brings so much Midwest charm and comics expertise that they had to split this episode into two parts! McBain! Shaft! Plissken! Copra! Crossed! Cerebus! The Sculptor! Creeping Death From Neptune! Soppy: A Love Story! Boom Mix Tape 2014! 2000AD 2015! Mr. Fusion! Rumble! Shutter! New Frontier! And more! We talk about just what the hell is up with Stephanie Brown, why Vince’s love of DC’s future is a great thing, where his comprehensive re-read of all 700 issues of Amazing Spider-Man could lead, and what would make Alan Moore write Crossed; all that and tons more is just a click away!

This is part 1 of 2, covering the green section of previews. We'll be back tomorrow to tackle the front half of the 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_127_mixdown.mp3
Category:Previews -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

For today's episode Mike sits down with artist Kody Chambelain to talk about his new series 'Punks'. Co-created with writer Josh Fialkov, 'Punks' is the tale of four friends who may or may not actually like each other and may or may not be in a band. For the look of the comic Kody is working entirely in collage, cutting up photos of guys in suits, bulldogs and Abe Lincoln, and scotch taping the different elements down to create a sequential story. The finished pages serve to enhance the surreal humor that makes up the tone of the comic. There's lots of process talk, which is great because there is nothing on the stands that looks like 'Punks'! Issue one hits stands today from Image Comics.

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_126_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Mike- Wilds End #2 & Sabrina #1
Greg- Batgirl #35 & Blacksad: Amarillo

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_125_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

In an RFT first, Mike & Greg follow up their talk about District 14 Season 1 with a new discussion about its sequel (Season 2) and companion book (The Fantastic Voyage of Lady Rozenbilt), also by the creative team of Pierre Gabus and Rommald Reutimann. But this time, mindful of the dangers of retreading old conversation, the boys add a new voice to the mix: Multiversity Comics Editor-in-Chief Matthew Meylikhov! Spoiler alert: if you liked the first book, you’ll love these new volumes. The trio talk about the necessity of showing unseen plot points, which D14 characters they would love to see in a Lady Rozenbilt-style spinoff, whether color helps or hurts the D14 universe, POV characters versus ensemble pieces, and tons 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_124_mixdown.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

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