Robots From Tomorrow! (previews)

This part of our monthly Previews two-parters is a little different, for two reasons. One: Mike is still flying solo. Two: the first premire publisher up for discussion this time around is Marvel. Instead of ending on the usual downbeat that is the general apathy our distiguished hosts feel towards The House of Ideas, this month we get that out of the way first. From there? Well, Mignola and Stenbeck kick off "Koshchei the Deathless," "Snagglepuss" enters stage right, and "Frankenstein Alive, Alive" is alive! Plus: questionable "Artists' Editions," delux reprints, all-ages comics and way 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.

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 7:52pm EST

Emboldened by his solo run of Pull List episodes, Mike takes a crack at tackling this month's Previews catalog all by his lonesome. So what sorts of funny books await us in November's green section? How about a new "Strangers in Paradise" series? Will this 25th anniversary title finally get Mike to read this series? Enough with the questions, let's get declarative! There's a spiffy looking collection of Wally Wood and Jack Kirby's "Skymasters" on the horizon, as is a volume of classic Archie horror comics. Speaking of Archie, looks like their new series "Cosmo" might just fill the Sonic-shaped hole in their line up (and Mike's heart.) Then, of course, there's plenty of Fantagraphics love, particularly for that Shak Kane book they're coming to market with! All that and so much more await you in 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.

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 8:05pm EST

Further into the books of tomorrow! Flipping to the front of the catalog, Mike, along with guest host Samuel Teer, focuses on Diamond’s top-tier publishers: Dark Horse! DC! Image! IDW! Marvel! "Giants" from Dark Horse earns some attention, as does The New Age of DC Heroes, "Assaninitas" by Howard and Hernandez, Rubin joining Arcudi on "Rumble," and so much more! Part 2 of another trek through the “Previews” catalog!

Samuel Teer is the writer of "Veda: Assembly Required" from Dark Horse Comics. You can find out more about his work over at crapcatch.com.

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:Previews -- posted at: 7:54pm EST

Another month, another “Previews” catalog to dissect! This month Mike, along with guest host Samuel Teer, start things off with the diverse Green section, also known as the largest section of the book. What’s coming to comic shops in November that catches the lads’ fancies? "Night Business," "Goldfisch," "Shiver," "Spongebob Comics," "Catboy," a whole lotta "Love and Rockets" and more. Plus, is that a  Jodorowsky kid's comics? 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.

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 11:38pm EST

The comics prognostication continues! Flipping to the front of the catalog, Mike & Greg’s attention focuses on Diamond’s top-tier publishers: Dark Horse! DC! Image! IDW! Marvel! All that, plus Mignola & company dodge a few swastika-shaped PR bullets, Doomsday Clock might or might not be the trainwreck derailing the Rebirth express, a Ross Andru appreciation, judging Image books by covers, one host’s real-time first reactions to Marvel’s ‘Legacy’ offerings, and more as the lads wrap up another trek through the “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.

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 6:14pm EST

Another month, another “Previews” catalog to dissect! As always, Mike & Greg start things off with the diverse Green section, also known as the largest section of the book. What's coming to comic shops in November that catches the lads’ fancies? Charles Burns! Battle Angel Alita! Paul Kirchner! Double shots of Forsman with a Fiffe chaser! Scott Morse! Fence! Bond! Tank Girl! All that, plus what the hell is up with Boundless (seriously, we're asking here…), ranking the hierarchy of sins from sex to drugs to violence, which epic-lengthed Adam Hughes series is finally collected, Art Clokey’s masterpiece (that's Gumby, dammit!), the Tao of Tanks, a property crossover so obvious we're stunned to be stunned by it, and more. 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.

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 6:05pm 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.

 

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 4:00am 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.

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

The comics prognostication continues! Flipping to the front of the catalog, Mike & Greg’s attention focuses on Diamond’s top-tier publishers: Dark Horse! DC! Image! IDW! Marvel! All that, plus collection contents hint at a possible stealth Marvel/DC detente in the works (?), Paul Chadwick’s return, Tim Drake: Dressed for Success, Greg calls BS on Marvel Legacy numbering, cartoons saving the best animation for their title sequence, solving a problem like “Abe Sapien”, and more as the lads wrap up another trek through the “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.

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

A new “Previews” catalog on the doorstep means another glimpse into our comics future! This week Mike & Greg focus on the Green section, covering roughly ¾ of comics publishers. And what September releases catch their fancy? Death Note (all-in-one)! Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (again?)! Pope Hats! Mondo designs! Oh Joy Sex Toy! Chris Ware! Brink! Survival Geeks! All that, plus thoughts on indie comics anthologies (MOME vs Now vs Kramer’s Ergot), swimsuits in time for summer, the perils of trying to parse comics ordering logic, the Ringo Awards at this year’s Baltimore Comic Con, and another important bit of Robots history revealed. Definitively something for everyone in this 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.

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

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