Robots From Tomorrow!

Another month, another “Previews” catalog to dissect! As always, Mike & Greg start things off with the diverse Green section, covering the majority of publishers in one fell swoop. What's coming to comic shops in May (or later) that catches the lads’ fancies? The (four-color) Ballad of Halo Jones! Spurrier & Bergara’s Coda! The collected adventures of Young Frances! True Vietnamese tales with a French accent! A BOOMing publisher! Lois Lane (yes, THAT Lois Lane and yes, in the Green section)!

All that, plus the truth behind Hartley Lin, an Enchanted Chest containing a ton of hidden art treasure, 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. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Mike- Dry County #1 & Vampironica #1
Greg- Youngblood #10 & The DC Comics Art of Darwyn Cooke

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. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:33am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Mike- Gideon Falls #1 & Dodge City #1
Greg- Doctor Star and The Lost Kingdoms of Tomorrow #1 (of 5) & The Spider King #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. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

 

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 7:25pm EDT

The comics window-shopping continues! Flipping to the front of the catalog, Mike & Greg’s attention focuses on the Premier Publishers section: Dark Horse! DC! Image! IDW! Marvel! What's coming to comic shops in April from these companies that catches the lads’ fancies? Sonic the Hedgehog gets a running start at IDW! Gabriel Hardman brings the terror back to the Xenomorphs! Honey Clover: The Criterion Edition! An issue of “Action Comics” so massive you better read it wearing an extra pair of undies (preferably red)!

All that, plus an artistic critique of Frank Miller, a Marvel catalog snafu, and more. Definitely something for everyone as the lads close out their trip through the February “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.

Direct download: rft_471_mixdown.mp3
Category:Previews -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Mike- The Beef #1 (of 5) & Arya #3
Greg- The Terrifics #1 & Rick Veitch's The One #1 (of 6)

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. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

 

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Another month, another “Previews” catalog to dissect! As always, Mike & Greg start things off with the diverse Green section, covering the majority of publishers in one fell swoop. What's coming to comic shops in April (or later) that catches the lads’ fancies? Algeria is Beautiful Like America! About Betty's Boob! Another round of COPRA! An Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns! Daygloayhole! Tank Girl in color! Kirby & Kane on The Prisoner!

All that, plus what to do with a blockbuster film license when the film failed to bust the block, more Epic comics make the transition from 1980's artifact to 2010's revamp, reading the tea leaves on a Graphitti Designs <em>Strangers in Paradise</em> Gallery Edition, 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. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

 

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 7:53pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Mike- Multiple Warheads: Ghost Throne & Lazarus Sourcebook: Vassalovka
Greg- The Beatles Story & Mata Hari #1 (of 5)

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. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

 

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT

This episode originally aired March 19, 2015.

Can we ever go home again? It's a question so many creators ask themselves when they revisit work from their earlier days. Mike & Greg take a look at how Toriyama has cracked that particular code with "Jaco", a book that touches on several themes and tones from the manga-ka's early "Dragon Ball" days while still letting him bring his mastery of craft to bear. A funny, adventurous romp, the titular Jaco is a super elite Galactic Patrolman sent to Earth to await the coming of a terrible monster… but he manages to sideswipe the Moon on his way in and crashes next to a small island. Maybe 'super elite' is supposed to be ironic? Find out why "Jaco" is a wonderful standalone manga story with subtle ties to Toriyama's later works, what manga tropes the cartoonist manages to celebrate and subvert simultaneously, how 'adorable' is a perfect descriptive for this book, which Neal Adams work gets compared to "Jaco", and a whole lot more in 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. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
Mike- Battle Angel Alita Mars Chronicle Volume 1 & Kill or Be Killed #16
Greg- Twisted Romance #2 & Lazarus +66 #6

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. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_467_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 7:19pm EDT

Keep the sports-buzz going with this week's episode about the state of sports comics in America! Why don't we have more (given the popularity of sports in this country), and who's doing a good job with the titles we do have? What is it about manga that can make cooking and chess into fan-favorite subjects? Is there a difference between sport and competition? How does the influx of comics in the classrooms influence what arenas publishers should be entering if they want to succeed at the sports comics game? All that, plus Mike gives his thoughts on the mood of Philadelphia at recording time, one day before the Eagles' victory. 

Robots From Tomorrow is a twice-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: 7:48pm EDT