Robots From Tomorrow!

This episode was originally broadcast on June 4, 2015.

Godzilla meets OZ. That's the basic premise behind Zander Cannon's new Oni Press series "Kaijumax", and one that has hooked hordes of new readers to the book. But even that high-concept punch doesn't really prepare you for just how good this book is, which is why Greg made a point to sit down with Zander for this conversation about the book, his approach, and the different elements and aspects that went into its development. What brought the series to Oni Press? How does the book represent a new way of working for him? What was it like working as a layout artist on such books as "Top 10" and "JLA"? What kind of reception has "Kaijumax" received since it launched in April? The answers to all those questions and many more are only a mouse click or finger tap away!

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:Interview -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Picks for Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Mike- Lodger #3 & TKO Comics (all of them)
Greg- 2000 AD November 2018 Pack & The Jack Kirby Collector #75: Lee & Kirby - Stuf' Said!

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out what’s hitting shelves they're most excited about! These weekly Pull List episodes are the perfect way to kick off the comics week for anyone from the most curious newcomer to the most dedicated Wednesday Warrior!

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.

Direct download: rft_551_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 4:00am EST

In honor of the new "Criminal" volume launching this week, we re-present this book discussion from April 16, 2015.

It wasn't their first creative partnership, or even their first long-form work together, but when comic fans think of the book they first noticed how good Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips worked together, they almost always think of "Criminal". With the series now at Image Comics and being rereleased in new trade paperback collections, Mike & Greg take this opportunity to look at the duo's opening storyline: 'Coward'. What does it and the series as a whole know about crime fiction that so many imitators seem to miss? How does it stack up against the Eisner-winning sixth volume "The Last of the Innocent"? Where did the Brubaker/Archie connection first pop up? Why did the duo announce their exclusivity to Image? Who's the best colorist in their crew: Val Staples, Dave Stewart, or Elizabeth Breitweiser? All that and much much more about the whole world of Phillips and Brubaker is ready for your ears 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:Book Discussion -- posted at: 10:22pm EST

Picks for Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Mike- Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary Collection TPB & Criminal #1
Greg- Robotech #16 & Young Justice #1

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out what’s hitting shelves they're most excited about! These weekly Pull List episodes are the perfect way to kick off the comics week for anyone from the most curious newcomer to the most dedicated Wednesday Warrior!

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.

Direct download: rft_550_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 4:00am EST

The comics window-shopping continues! Flipping to the companion magazines and then back to the front of the catalog, Mike & Greg’s attention focuses on the Premier Publishers: Dark Horse! DC! Image! IDW! Marvel! Dynamite! BOOM! What's coming to comic shops in February (or later!) from these companies that catches the lads’ fancies? Definitely something for everyone as the lads close out their trip through the December “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. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_549_mixdown.mp3
Category:Previews -- posted at: 7:36pm EST

Picks for Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Mike- Superman: Kryptonite - The Deluxe Edition HC & Witchfinder: The Gates of Heaven TPB
Greg- Conan the Barbarian #1 & The Conan Reader TPB

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out what’s hitting shelves they're most excited about! These weekly Pull List episodes are the perfect way to kick off the comics week for anyone from the most curious newcomer to the most dedicated Wednesday Warrior!

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:Pull List -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Another month, another “Previews” catalog to dissect! As always, Mike & Greg start things off with the diverse Green and Purple sections, covering the majority of comics and manga publishers in one fell swoop. What's coming to comic shops in February (or later) that catches the lads’ fancies? All that, plus Greg's surprise manga pick, the Terry Moore-verse, and more. Definitely something for everyone in the top half of this two-part “Previews” walkthrough!

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.

Direct download: rft_547_mixdown.mp3
Category:Previews -- posted at: 8:32pm EST

Picks for Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Mike- Heavy Metal #293 & A Treasury of 20th Century Murder: The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans HC
Greg- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #89 & Moon Knight Epic Collection, Vol. 3: Final Rest TPB

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out what’s hitting shelves they're most excited about! These weekly Pull List episodes are the perfect way to kick off the comics week for anyone from the most curious newcomer to the most dedicated Wednesday Warrior!

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.

 

Direct download: rft_546_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 7:49pm EST

This episode was originally broadcast on February 15, 2014.

Today we welcome Michael Avon Oeming to the show! Michael is the co-creator and artist on titles like Mice Templar, Powers and Takio, as well as the writer and artist of The Victories. Last Saturday it was announced that he'll be launching a new series with long time collaborator Brian Bendis called The United States of Murder INC. This episode has lots of talk about creating characters, conspiracy theories, juggling work and 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. Music is The Arsonist by The Extraordinaires. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_oemingrebroadcast_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Picks for Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Mike- Giant Days #45
Greg- Giant Days #45

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out what’s hitting shelves they're most excited about! These weekly Pull List episodes are the perfect way to kick off the comics week for anyone from the most curious newcomer to the most dedicated Wednesday Warrior!

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.

Direct download: rft_545_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 5:21am EST