Robots From Tomorrow! (open discussion)

It's been twenty years since Marvel launched its "Marvel Knights" imprint -- an event so big the lads are taking two episodes to cover it! This week focuses on the imprint itself, and the who/what/when/where/why of how it came to be and what it set in motion for Marvel as a company and comics as a whole. Plus, how did it measure up to other publisher imprints, including the recent Young Animal over at DC. All that and more as Mike and Greg connect the dots on how Joe Quesada & Jimmy Palmiotti changed comics as we know it. 

Next week: the comics themselves!

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: 6:32pm EST

Greg was recently invited to participate in Comics Alternative's roundtable episode celebrating International Podcast Day 2018. Here's how host Derek Royal describes the episode: 

In celebration of International Podcast Day 2018, Derek invites a variety of other comics podcasters to discuss their experiences in the medium. Joining him are Gina Gagliano, from Graphic Novel TK; Greg Matiasevich, from Robots from Tomorrow; Jay Loving, from The Best of the Rest; and Gwen Tarbox, from The Comics Alternative for Young Readers.

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: 3:20am EST

Another freeform discussion this week as the lads talk about Shonen Jump celebrating its 50th anniversary, 2000 AD’s collaboration with Hachette for the Mega-Collection, what the upcoming Keystone Con means to one Philadelphian, and some thoughts on a little indie film called Infinity ... something. East and west collide 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.

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Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 11:09am EST

With Mike on vacation, Greg brings in some of the newer members to the Multiversity family and asks them their thoughts on how 2018 has been going from the comics and comics culture perspective. Carrying over from last week are Kate Kosturski (MC social media manager), Kevin Gregory (host of Make Mine Multiversity) and Matt Lune (co-host of That’s The Issue). This week's installment focuses on the power and responsibility of comics culture, trying to navigate today's social media landscape, and the necessity of an informed opinion. 

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: 4:00am EST

With Mike on vacation, Greg brings in some of the newer members to the Multiversity family and asks them their thoughts on how 2018 has been going from the comics and comics culture perspective. Carrying over from the previous episode are Kate Kosturski (MC social media manager), Kevin Gregory (host of Make Mine Multiversity) and Matt Lune (co-host of That’s The Issue). This week's installment of the two-part conversation also touches on the importance of the LCS in the comics ecosystem and checks out how libraries fit in to the grand scheme of things.

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: 11:29am EST

With two trailers now out, the lads weigh in on the upcoming Infinity War film from Marvel Studios. Who’s hyped? Who’s not? Who makes it through alive? Speculation runs rampant! All that, plus the chances of (lady) Death appearing, the merits of pants vs no pants for planet-eating cosmic entities, and how Jack Kirby still can’t catch a break. Opinions assemble!

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: 8:00pm EST

Keep the sports-buzz going with this week's episode about the state of sports comics in America! Why don't we have more (given the popularity of sports in this country), and who's doing a good job with the titles we do have? What is it about manga that can make cooking and chess into fan-favorite subjects? Is there a difference between sport and competition? How does the influx of comics in the classrooms influence what arenas publishers should be entering if they want to succeed at the sports comics game? All that, plus Mike gives his thoughts on the mood of Philadelphia at recording time, one day before the Eagles' victory. 

Robots From Tomorrow is a twice-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: 7:48pm EST

With Greg back in the underground recording studio, the lads decide to take a cue from the date and talk turkey; comics turkey, that is! From Mike’s recent foray to the Comics Art Brooklyn show last month to the recent shake-ups over at Marvel Comics, there’s a lot going on in this episode. What could Brian Michael Bendis’ DC future hold? What are the ups and down sides to C.B. Cebulski’s promotion to Editor-in-Chief at Marvel? What does Mike think is a good entry point to the works of Chris Ware? Today’s episode is the perfect way to sneak in a little slice of comics as you slip into that post-Thanksgiving dinner tryptophan coma.

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: 11:46pm 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.

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Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

SDCC 2017 news might all be in the history books by now, but Mike & Greg took time out of the busiest weekend in comics to comment on some of the first wave of stories already making headlines. Calling back to discussions from earlier episodes, the lads banter about Sonic’s Archie/IDW move, Ed Piskor tackling History X, expatriate Waid bringing Samnee with him for his “Captain America” homecoming, “Young Animal” getting busted smoking weed, Berger Books vs Black Crown -- When Imprints Clashed(!), just how many books does IDW publish, 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.

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Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 7:00pm EST