Robots From Tomorrow! (open discussion)

Greg finally got around to picking up something Mike had been recommending for years, so it's time for another free-form discussion! This week's show finds the lads picking apart some of the recent Grant Morrison-helmed Heavy Metal magazines and reflecting on both its legacy and future. Then the pendulum swings from West to East, as Mike fills us in on the particular brand of Euro-sheened Ito-esque body horror manga that is the work of Shintaro Kago. All that, plus heads in flight, beach towels that might get you arrested, Gerhard minus Dave Sim, poster sets discounted to $4000, and Greg can't seem to find his phone. 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. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Marvel's introduction of a randomized issue suggestion tool on their Unlimited library service can mean only one thing for this show: time for another edition of Longbox Roulette! It's mano-a-Marvel as Greg faces off against the House of Ideas' online catalog, while Mike keeps everyone honest and on track. What comics stump the Multiversity "wunderkind"? Which eras make an appearance? How many different ways can Greg phrase the same question? When has the name "Mike Esposito" elicited such a dramatic reaction? All that and more as the lads bring their favorite game back for 2019! 

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: 4:00am EDT

This episode was originally broadcast on December 22, 2016.

As 2016 winds to a merciful close, the lads decide to end things on a happy note by playing their favorite game: Longbox Roulette! Random dives into the RFT issue archives stir up conversation on Elliot R. Brown’s schematic skills, how cartoonist career building can close doors as well as open them, the Deadpool comic Greg regrets not checking out sooner, Paul Dini & Dustin Nguyen teamups, the expiration date of fame for one Marvel Mutant cover, and more.

All that, plus, Mike talks about a THRILLING travel opportunity coming his way in February. It's one last free-form discussion for the year 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:Open Discussion -- posted at: 3:07am EDT

This episode was originally broadcast on February 16, 2017.

The boys are back this week, as Mike returns to the show from his sojourn abroad with thrilling tales of splendor seen and treasures purchased! He goes deep-dive into his experience at last weekend's 2000AD 40th Anniversary Thrill Festival, both from behind the microphone and from wandering the convention floor. What kind of shindig does Tharg throw for his favorite Earthlets? How far does the American dollar go in picking up original Thrill-art? When was the last convention you went to where beer-related art accidents were a hazard to consider? Who was the artist 'get' of the show? All that, plus the differences in original art ideology on either side of the Atlantic, the many medias of Mark Buckingham, Rick Veitch tremor meeting Dave Gibbons sheen, recapturing comic shop wonder, solving distribution woes, and much more on today's episode!

BONUS: Video of Mike's "Building Worlds" panel, with Ian Edginton, INJ Culbard, D'Israeli, and Rob Williams.

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: 5:05am 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

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. 

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT