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Sam Teer drops by this week to help Greg make heads or tails of Steve Gerber & Jack Kirby's "Destroyer Duck". Published by Eclipse Comics in the early 1980's, "Destroyer Duck" was a 5-issue satirical onslaught hatched to fund Gerber's legal dispute with Marvel Comics over the rights to Howard the Duck. Duke Duck takes up arms against Godcorp when the monolithic megacorporation kills his only-seen-in-shadow-but-obviously-Howard friend The Little Guy. But do these comics exact satisfying satirical revenge in a mighty marvelous manner? Or does too much creator bitterness make this work a lame duck in both creators' careers? And did Greg really just side with Marvel Comics??? All that and more as opinions and observations run amok in this week's episode!

(Supplemental reading for this episode: All Quacked Up: Steve Gerber, Marvel Comics, and Howard the Duck)

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:Book Discussion -- posted at: 8:00am 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 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Mike- Arya #1 & Johnny Appleseed HC
Greg- No Plan B: The Art of Michael Avon Oeming HC & The Other Side: Special Edition HC

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_427_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

In advance of Jack Kirby's 100th birthday next week, the lads talk about the King and try to take some stock of the body of work he left behind. How do you sum up the career of a man who combined blazing imagination with innate artistic ability and a determined work ethic for over five decades? Have the decades of Kirby clones and imitators made it harder for new fans to recognize the genius in Jack's work? What makes a successful interpretation of a Kirby property? 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_426_mixdown.mp3
Category:Open 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 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Mike- Fantasy Sports Vol. 3: Green King HC & Action Comics #986
Greg- Manhunter Special #1 & Generations: Unworthy Thor & Mighty Thor #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_425_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

The comics prognostication continues! Flipping to the front of the catalog with The DC3cast’s own Vince Ostrowski still in tow, Mike & Greg’s attention focuses on Diamond’s top-tier publishers: Dark Horse! DC! Image! IDW! Marvel! All that, plus some love for hammers both Black and Uru, solving the deluxe hardcover double-dip dilemma, all-ages bloodshed, seeing Dracula at his very best, and more as the trio wrap up their trek through the August "Previews" 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_424_mixdown.mp3
Category:Previews -- posted at: 4:00am 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 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Mike- Spy Seal #1 & Dead Inside Vol. 1
Greg- Back Issue #99 & Mage: The Hero Denied #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_423_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:44pm EST

A new “Previews” catalog on the doorstep means another glimpse into the comics future! Joined this month by The DC3cast’s own Vince Ostrowski, Mike & Greg kick things off in the Green section, that catch-all area covering roughly ¾ of comics publishers. What books hitting stores in October caught their fancy? Atari Force! Rugrats! Fighting American! Fantomah! Danzig’s Verotik! Hesse’s Diesel! Futchi Perf! AKIRA hardcovers! Kim & Kim! The Archies (& a hungry Jughead)! JAIME HERNANDEZ STUDIO EDITION! All that, plus Sophie Goldstein’s followup to “The Oven”, some Black Mask talk, publishing identity through license acquisition, and Vince breaks your hosts’ hearts in the most Minnesota Nice-way possible. 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_422_mixdown.mp3
Category:Previews -- posted at: 8:42pm 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 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Mike- Action Comics #985
Greg- Mister Miracle #1 (of 12)

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_421_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 10:53pm EST

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