Robots From Tomorrow! (open discussion)

The boys go without a net or a plan on this one, and the topics range pretty far and wide as a result. From Mike Allred’s criminally underrated Red Rocket 7, to James Harren’s return to BPRD, and whether or not certain creators should just be retired from certain awards categories (Todd Klein and Dave Stewart -- we’re looking at you!). All that, plus what exactly a graphic novel is and isn’t, thoughts on Darwyn Cooke’s newest Parker adaptation, and what combination of creators did Dynamite put on a book to finally get Mike to consider picking it up. The answer may surprise you! (Not if you’ve been checking the news on Multiversity Comics like we tell you, because they covered it there, but you should still listen to hear Mike talk about 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_14_mixdown.mp3
Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

Robots From Tomorrow is back from New York Comic Con and ready to bring you, the listener, the inside scoop on one of the largest comic conventions in the country! And not without personal risk, as Mike battles through a delayed “con crud” reaction that Greg managed to somehow avoid (possibly due to his junk-food-fortified constitution). But that won’t stop you from getting to hear about the Image/Mutliversity party, talking with industry giant Mike Richardson, just where the hell the DC booth was (spoiler: not at NYCC), how to plan your activities effectively, and so many other things. Shouts are outed, and news items from IDW, Archie, Dark Horse, DC, and Marvel are discussed. Couldn’t make it to the show? Spend an hour with us and you’ll feel like you were there all four days (without the “con crud”)!

Direct download: rft_3.mp3
Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 6:51pm EST

Today's episode takes Mike and Greg across all manner of comics! The discussion starts of with Francesco Francavilla's Black Beetle. This story is a true artistic accomplishment, but does story take a backseat to visuals? From there the talk shifts toward the newly solicited Battle of the Atom hardcover. It carries a heavy pricetag, and the guys ponder whether or not the second-act storytelling is worth the cost of admission. To wind things down, the conversation turns towards Francis Manapaul and Brian Buccellato's departure from The Flash. After such an impressive run, will DC hand the title off to? And what really keeps us reading a title: the characters or the creators?

Direct download: rft_2.mp3
Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 10:57pm EST