Robots From Tomorrow!

Another month, another “Previews” catalog to dissect! As always, Mike & Greg start things off with the diverse Green & Purple sections, covering the majority of publishers in one fell swoop. What's coming to comic shops in March (or later) that catches the lads’ fancies? 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. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 12:16am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Mike- Lois Lowry: The Giver HC & Unit #44 #1
Greg- Cicada HC & Star Trek 20/20 #1

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out the books hitting shelves on Wednesday they're most excited about in this three hundred seventy-first installment of their ongoing "Pull List" series! These episodes are the perfect way for anyone to kick off their comics: 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. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_553__mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT

This episode was originally broadcast on April 2, 2014.

Without a net this week, Mike and Greg 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. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Mike- Blossoms 666 #1
Greg- Strangers in Paradise XXV #9

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out the books hitting shelves on Wednesday they're most excited about in this three hundred seventieth installment of their ongoing "Pull List" series! These episodes are the perfect way for anyone to kick off their comics: 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. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_552_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:04pm EDT

This episode was originally broadcast on June 4, 2015.

Godzilla meets OZ. That's the basic premise behind Zander Cannon's new Oni Press series Kaijumax, and one that has hooked hordes of new readers to the book. But even that high-concept punch doesn't really prepare you for just how good this book is, which is why Greg made a point to sit down with Zander for this conversation about the book, his approach, and the different elements and aspects that went into its development.

What brought the series to Oni Press? How does the book represent a new way of working for him? What was it like working as a layout artist on such books as Top 10 and JLA? What kind of reception has Kaijumax received since it launched in April?

The answers to all those questions and many more are only a mouse click or finger tap 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. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Mike- Lodger #3 & TKO Comics (all of them)
Greg- 2000 AD November 2018 Pack & The Jack Kirby Collector #75: Lee & Kirby - Stuf' Said!

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out the books hitting shelves on Wednesday they're most excited about in this three hundred sixty-ninth installment of their ongoing "Pull List" series! These episodes are the perfect way for anyone to kick off their comics: 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. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_551_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

In honor of the new "Criminal" volume launching this week, we re-present this book discussion from April 16, 2015.

It wasn't their first creative partnership, or even their first long-form work together, but when comic fans think of the book they first noticed how good Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips worked together, they almost always think of Criminal. With the series now at Image Comics and being rereleased in new trade paperback collections, Mike & Greg take this opportunity to look at the duo's opening storyline: "Coward".

What does it and the series as a whole know about crime fiction that so many imitators seem to miss? How does it stack up against the Eisner-winning sixth volume "The Last of the Innocent"? Where did the Brubaker/Archie Comics connection first pop up? Why did the duo announce their exclusivity to Image? Who's the best colorist in their crew: Val Staples, Dave Stewart, or Elizabeth Breitweiser?

All that and much much more about the whole world of Phillips and Brubaker is ready for your ears 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. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Mike- Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary Collection TPB & Criminal #1
Greg- Robotech #16 & Young Justice #1

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out the books hitting shelves on Wednesday they're most excited about in this three hundred sixty-eighth installment of their ongoing "Pull List" series! These episodes are the perfect way for anyone to kick off their comics: 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. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_550_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

The comics window-shopping continues! Flipping to the companion magazines and then back to the front of the catalog, Mike & Greg’s attention focuses on the Premier Publishers: Dark Horse! DC! Image! IDW! Marvel! Dynamite! BOOM! What's coming to comic shops in February (or later!) from these companies that catches the lads’ fancies? Definitely something for everyone as the lads close out their trip through the December “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. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_549_mixdown.mp3
Category:Previews -- posted at: 7:36pm EDT

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