Robots From Tomorrow! (previews)

Another “Previews” in the pullbox means another look into our comics future! This first half of our expanded “Previews” coverage focuses on the catalog’s Green section, the back half that just so happens to cover about 75% of comics publishers. What impending November 2016 releases catch Mike & Greg’s fancy? Everything Alternative! Sabrina the Teenage Witch! COPRA! Fletcher Hanks! Seth! Legend of Zelda! Scout Comics! Motro! Slam! Jamie Hewlett! SAM! All that, plus the merits of comic script collections, why matter-of-factness can be a virtue, and how to stay in Tharg’s good graces. So a little something for everyone on Part one of our two-part “Previews” 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: 10:47pm EDT

Another “Previews” in the pullbox means another look into our comics future! With focus shifting to the Premier section, what impending October 2016 releases catch Mike & Greg’s fancy from Diamond’s top-tier publishers? More from DC’s Young Animal! Kelly - The Cartoonist America Turns To! Ramos & Waid reunite on Champions! Getting drunk on Moonshine! All that, plus some thoughts on the validity of creator/critic/reader fatigue, the purpose of Powers, Batman: Black & White choices, and more as the lads finish their look at August’s “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: 9:18pm EDT

Another “Previews” in the pullbox means another look into our comics future! This first half of our expanded “Previews” coverage focuses on the catalog’s Green section, the back half that just so happens to cover about 75% of comics publishers. What impending October 2016 releases catch Mike & Greg’s fancy? Charles Burns’ “Last Look!” The entire Alternative Comics’ publishing slate! Cinebook’s “Clear Blue Tomorrows!” “Mega-Man!” Archie jamming with The Ramones! “Betty Boop!” “Chimera Brigade!” “Giant Days!” Kelley Jones & Bob Kane! “Platinum End!” Hester & Ellis! “Kelly - The Cartoonist America Turns To!” “Reich!” King-sized “Prince Valiant!” All that, plus which opinions will get you punched in the f%#*ing mouth if spoken at your LCS. So a little something for everyone on Part one of our two-part “Previews” 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: 9:29pm EDT

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