Robots From Tomorrow! (previews)

After tackling the Green section last week, Mike and Greg turn their full attention to the front half of the Previews catalog for September 2016. Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, IDW… they may be deemed Premier publishers by Diamond, but are they bringing the goods this month? Will DC’s Gerard Way-headed “Doom Patrol” title be the breakout hit Young Animal needs? Where are the gotta-have-them-NOW books that used the set Image apart from the pack? Standing behind the astronauts, maybe? And is Civil War II the next event giving Marvel momentum at the cost of a burnt-out readership? It's not all gloom and (Doctor) Doom, but talk gets real about what it means to be following Big Two books in 2016 on the second half of the July 2016 Previews double-header!

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: 11:22pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of September 2016 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s fancy. Carthago! Mooncop! Light! American Blood! Elvis! 2000 AD Prog 2000! Attack on Titan! Magazine-sized Love & Rockets! Cerebus! ATARI! ATARI?!?!? Yes, ATARI! In fact, this episode not only covers the catalog Green section (as in, the greener grass you keep seeing from the Big Two side of the fence), but delves into a decades-spanning video console discussion. So whether you dig Thrill Power, Nintendo Power, both, or neither, there's a little something for everyone in this first episode in the lads' Previews double-header!

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 EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of August 2016 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s fancy. This month racks up quite the tab, with several big ticket items being offered. Plus, the running order gets switched up a little this month, with Dark Horse getting the pole position in honor of their 30th anniversary, but things jump from there back to the Green section and continue as per usual. Usagi Yojimbo Gallery Edition volume 2! Chris Samnee Daredevil Artist Edition! The debut of the Moebius Library! More DC Rebirths! Fantagraphics telling it like it was! Re*Pro*Duct - again for the first time! All that, plus some Tomm Coker love in time for his new Image series with Jonathan Hickman, a frank talk about Frank Cho, which new Image series feels like a box being checked, who knows what art book lurks on the pull-list of one of the hosts (The Shadow knows!), the fastest Marvel rundown ever(?), 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:Previews -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of July 2016 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s fancy. Black Hammer! Garden of Flesh! The Art of Stelfreeze! Bone!!! Adventure Time! MLJ! Sabrina! Kamandi! New Mutants! ROM! Dirty Duck! Peter Bagge’s Neat Stuff! Fantasy Sports! All that, plus a look back to the days of flexidiscs and Waldenbooks, why the new Image Plus ‘catalog’ is a particularly bad showing from a publisher crowing a ‘creator-first’ agenda, just how many comics ARE there in the Marvel-official Civil War I reading list, and who has the scariest lawyers (Mickey Mouse or Ronald McDonald), 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:Previews -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT

Even with DC's absence from this month's catalog, the guys still found a way to clock an extra-length Previews conversation! This week it's all about the premire section, as Dark Horse, IDW, Image and Marvel's June releases are fussed over. All that, plus decoding the hidden message in Duncan Fregredo’s Dark Horse-themed PREVIEWS cover, what IDW bullet dodged this month will hit Greg right between the eyes next month, and much more!

If you missed last week's part one, you can find it right here!

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: 10:10pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of June 2016 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s fancy. Eric Powell’s Hillbilly! Gotham Academy/Lumberjanes! Sun Bakery! Sonic the Hedgehog! Boulet’s Notes! Tumor! Hot Dog Taste Test! Neon Genesis Evangelion! Rocksteady & Bebop! Godzilla Treasury Edition! The Clone Saga! Strange Attractors! Sherlock’s A Study in Pink! She-Wolf! Drinky Crow!

All that, plus why Jeff Purvis is an unsung hero of Peter David’s Hulk run, the absolute worst way Mike can imagine shuffling off this mortal coil, how Rob Williams and Henry Flint built a stone-cold Judge Dredd classic before our very eyes, what IDW bullet dodged this month will hit Greg right between the eyes next month, when the hell Heavy Metal is going to get their act together, and much more! This episode just covers the green section of the catalog, so be sure to come back next week when the guys tackle Dark Horse, IDW, Image and Marvel!

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: 10:52pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of May 2016 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s fancy. Titan! Alternative Comics (again, just the publisher)! Cinema Purgatorio! Civil War II! Marvel Covers! Valiant in the year 4001! Kaijumax Season 2! Viz art books and recolored editions! Golden Age omnibi! Comic Book Fever!

All that, plus what DC books Greg has discovered he loves (to the chagrin of one of Multiversity’s DC3), Mike’s recommendation for picking up Noah van Sciver’s work, Civil War I v Civil War II, the shambling return of Archie & Sabrina, how The Black Dahlia picked up David Fincher on its way back home from France, 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:Previews -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of April 2016 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s eyes. Dark Night! Black Panther! Mike Mignola’s Amazing Screw-On Head! Over The Garden Wall! Heavy Metal! Divinity II (the Second Coming?)! The Making Of! Alternative Comics (again, just the publisher)! Micronauts! Dept. H! Dungeons & Dragons! Irmina! 5000 Km Per Second! Sooner or Later! Unfollow! All that, plus the full breadth of IDW’s Ninja Turtle output, the difficulty of proper cover credits, making sense of Power Fist, finally giving Natasha Romanov her due, who Grant Morrison is really giving the finger to on that “Heavy Metal” cover, the knife in the water, and so 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:Previews -- posted at: 9:54pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of March 2016 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s eyes. Bartkira! Goodbye PunPun! Patience! Saints! IDW Deviations! Robin! Patrick Gleason! More Sachin Teng! Sam Glanzman’s U.S.S. Stevens! Trump (not that one, the Kurtzman/Hefner one)! Turncoat! Baker Street Peculiars! Brobots! GOLDTIGER! Draw Magazine! The Shadow Over Innsmouth! Milligan and Fernandez! All that, plus why The Flash works and why he doesn't when he doesn't, an extended shout-out to Tom Katers and his myriad podcasts, tales of Robins present and future, Dan McDaid vs Dave McCaig, another clean sweep for Alternative Comics (publisher, not genre), just what Elseworlds or DC/DH books would YOU collect if you were given the chance, and so 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:Previews -- posted at: 12:31am EDT

We now return you to the discussion of February 2016’s comics bounty, already in progress. Mike & Greg kick off this episode with Dark Horse and go through the rest of the ‘premier’ publishers. But since that half of the catalog is getting its own episode-sized slot, you KNOW there's going to be some good talk. Aliens - oversized and unredacted! Al Williamson’s Empire Strikes Back! Before DKR? The Coming of the Supermen! Wonder Woman: Earth One! Mirror! Michael Cho vs Neal Adams: Variant Cover Showdown! All that, plus a surprisingly full discussion of the cover work of Sachin Teng, what the ocean ever did for Luke Cage to punch it, Greg apologizes about Chris Bachalo, what ‘paper on board’ actually means, and more!

Miss part one of this conversation? No sweat, that one's right here!

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: 8:00pm EDT