Robots From Tomorrow!

Mike and Greg close out their month of Dark Horse-focused discussions with a free-ranging conversation on the publisher's history. How did an idea in the back of one comic shop owner’s mind turn into one of the mainstays of the American comics publishing market? What kept Dark Horse afloat when so many other companies launching at the same time sank? And how does Game of Thrones figure in to things? All that and more on 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.

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Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 8:47pm 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, June 29, 2016
Mike- Hillbilly #1
Greg- Best of DC War Artist's 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.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 10:37pm EST

Our month-long look at Dark Horse Comics continues, both over at Multiversity Comics and here on this show with today's overview of the publisher’s various anthology offerings. Yes, we’ve all heard of “Dark Horse Presents”...but what about “Mayhem”? Or “Deadline USA”? Or “Cheval Noir”? The lads dig deep on this one to give credit where credit is due for Dark Horse’s commitment to delivering many different kinds of comics in single-issue packages. Why was there no manga anthology? Who was Toren Smith? What made Dark Horse Comics publish “Dark Horse Comics”? Which Alan Moore collaborator did Greg think made an appearance in ‘Sin City’ during its initial serialization in “DHP”? When did Ed Brubaker share shelf space with… Dr. Giggles? How did ‘The Masque’ wind up with a spelling change and a new lease on life? The answers to all those questions and more on today’s 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_306_mixdown.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 8:59pm 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, June 22, 2016
Mike- She Wolf #1 & Rumble #11
Brian- The Flash #1 & I.D.

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_305_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 9:27pm EST

Dark Horse Month continues at Multiversity and here on the show, as the lads welcome writer Samuel Teer to the underground recording studio for some talk about his debut Dark Horse OGN “VEDA: Assembly Required” with Hyeondo Park and Kelly Fitzpatrick. The story of a young orphan girl growing up in an automated factory drew inspiration from sources as varied as Pixar and Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”, but this comic for all ages certainly brings its own virtues to bear. Teer talks about the process of getting the book to Dark Horse and what happened after its own assembly. What's it like for a first-time writer to have their debut OGN released by a major publisher? What went right...or wrong? Gremlins feature prominently in “VEDA” the story, but did Teer and company escape their shenanigans completely? Find out all that and more on this week’s 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_304_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:56pm 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, June 15, 2016
Mike- Godzilla Treasury Edition & Sun Bakery #2
Greg- Dark Night: A True Batman Story & Lazarus #22

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_303_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 10:13pm EST

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of August 2016 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s fancy. This month racks up quite the tab, with several big ticket items being offered. Plus, the running order gets switched up a little this month, with Dark Horse getting the pole position in honor of their 30th anniversary, but things jump from there back to the Green section and continue as per usual. Usagi Yojimbo Gallery Edition volume 2! Chris Samnee Daredevil Artist Edition! The debut of the Moebius Library! More DC Rebirths! Fantagraphics telling it like it was! Re*Pro*Duct - again for the first time! All that, plus some Tomm Coker love in time for his new Image series with Jonathan Hickman, a frank talk about Frank Cho, which new Image series feels like a box being checked, who knows what art book lurks on the pull-list of one of the hosts (The Shadow knows!), the fastest Marvel rundown ever(?), 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. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_302_mixdown.mp3
Category:Previews -- posted at: 8:28pm 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, June 8, 2016
Mike- Head Lopper #4 & Aquaman Rebirth #1
Greg- Vision #8 & Midnight of the Soul #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_301_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:08pm EST

The lads celebrate 300 episodes by finally talking about a creator never before mentioned on the show: Mike Mignola! All kidding aside, this episode finds Mike & Greg in immediate post-”Hellboy in Hell” #10 territory, as the final issue hit stands mere hours before the tape started rolling. After 23 years and 66 issues in various iterations, Mignola brings his story of a demon raised as a man to a close, possibly forever. Mike & Greg talk about not only what happens in the last installment, but preface that deep-dive with a healthy back&forth of Mignola's work & career in general. What is it about his work that invites so much discussion? How have the years honed the Mignola/Stewart collaboration? When did Hellboy first zig where every one of his imitators zag, and which direction did that point to Mignola’s creative voice going? All that and more, plus Greg’s final answer on the “curve” Mignola vs “straight” Mignola debate, as Robots From Tomorrow celebrates its 300th 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_300_mixdown.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 1:33am EST

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