Robots From Tomorrow!

Picks for Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Mike- Judge Dredd: Under Siege #1 (of 4) & Royal City #11
Greg- Superman by Mark Millar TPB & Silver Surfer Epic Collection: Thanos Quest

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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This episode was originally broadcast on March 16, 2016

Mike & Greg focus on a work that took home two 2015 Ignatz Awards (for Outstanding Graphic Novel and Outstanding Comic) AND made Publishers Weekly’s list of the best books of 2015: “The Oven” by Sophie Goldstein! When Syd & Eric leave their sheltered, regulated lives in a domed city to start a family off-the-grid, circumstances quickly become more than they anticipated. Have they escaped one dead-end only to find themselves in another? Is a fresh start possible under these demanding conditions? In only 80 pages, Golstein manages to tell a story both concise & expansive simultaneously, giving the lads a lot of material to consider. And you know they can't discuss an Adhouse Books release without getting into the particulars of the book’s presentation, especially one as striking as “The Oven”. Mike flexes some printing knowledge muscles as he breaks down how Goldstein & Adhouse were able to make this book look like nothing else on the shelf. All that and more on this 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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Picks for Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
Mike- Witchfinder: The Gates of Heaven #1 & Judge Dredd: Under Siege #1
Greg- TMNT: Urban Legends #1 & The Terrifics #4
Paul- Black Panther #1 & The Troublemakers 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. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

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Another freeform discussion this week as the lads talk about Shonen Jump celebrating its 50th anniversary, 2000 AD’s collaboration with Hachette for the Mega-Collection, what the upcoming Keystone Con means to one Philadelphian, and some thoughts on a little indie film called Infinity ... something. East and west collide on today’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.

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Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 11:09am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Mike- Ether: The Copper Golems #1 & Infinity 8 #3
Greg- The Ballad of Halo Jones: Book One & Flavor #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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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 MONTH from these companies that catches the lads’ fancies? XXXXXXXXXXXX

All that, plus XXXXXXXX, and more. Definitely something for everyone as the lads close out their trip through the MONTH “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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Picks for Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
Mike- B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #6 & Barrier #1
Greg- Hellboy Omnibus, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction TPB & The Communist Manifesto

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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Picks for Saturday, May 5th, 2018 (aka FREE COMIC BOOK DAY)
Mike- Street Angel’s Dog (Image Comics) & 2000AD Regened (Rebellion)
Greg- Berlin #1 (Drawn & Quarterly) & Transformers: Unicron #0 (IDW Publishing)

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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Another month, another “Previews” catalog to dissect! As always, Mike & Greg start things off with the diverse Green section (and the new Purple manga section) covering the majority of publishers in one fell swoop. Find out what’s coming to comic shops in July that catches the lads’ fancies in the top half of this two-part “Previews” walkthrough! Definitely something for everyone!

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: 6:08pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Mike- Tank Girl: Full Color Classics 1988-1989 #1 & S.H.I.E.L.D. Rebirth #1
Greg- Milk & Cheese: Dairy Products Gone Bad TPB & Zero Hour: A Crisis in Time HC

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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With Mike on vacation, Greg brings in some of the newer members to the Multiversity family and asks them their thoughts on how 2018 has been going from the comics and comics culture perspective. Carrying over from last week are Kate Kosturski (MC social media manager), Kevin Gregory (host of Make Mine Multiversity) and Matt Lune (co-host of That’s The Issue). This week's installment focuses on the power and responsibility of comics culture, trying to navigate today's social media landscape, and the necessity of an informed opinion. 

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:Open Discussion -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Matt- Deep Roots #1 & The Prisoner #1
Greg- Crossroad Blues OGN & Aliens: Dust to Dust #1 (of 4)

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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With Mike on vacation, Greg brings in some of the newer members to the Multiversity family and asks them their thoughts on how 2018 has been going from the comics and comics culture perspective. Carrying over from the previous episode are Kate Kosturski (MC social media manager), Kevin Gregory (host of Make Mine Multiversity) and Matt Lune (co-host of That’s The Issue). This week's installment of the two-part conversation also touches on the importance of the LCS in the comics ecosystem and checks out how libraries fit in to the grand scheme of things.

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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Picks for Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
Matt- Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1
Kate- Skyward #1
Kevin- Action Comics #1000
Greg- The Originals HC

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!

This week, with Mike on holiday, Greg put the guest host call out to the Multiversity family, and lo, the call was answered! Joining him on this week's Pull List is Kate Kosturski (MC social media manager), Kevin Gregory (host of Make Mine Multiversity) and Matt Lune (co-host of That's The Issue). Four hosts, four picks! 

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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The old order changeth as two new publishers are given keys to the executive lounge that is the Premier Publishers section of Previews. But before the lads talk about Boom Studios and Dynamite Entertainment, they have to kick things off with praise for Marvel Comics. Yes, you read that right! All that, plus the usual picks and a few surprises as the lads close out their trip through the April “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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Picks for Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Mike- Robotech Archive Omnibus Vol. 1 & Clover Honey Special Edition
Greg- Algeria Is Beautiful Like America HC & True Believers: Infinity Gauntlet #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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Another month, another “Previews” catalog to dissect! But April brings with it some spring cleaning, as Diamond gives Boom Studios and Dynamite Entertainment seats at the big table, and sets manga publishers with a section of their very own. Behold...the Purple section! But before they tackle the newest addition, Mike & Greg start things off with the diverse Green section, covering the majority of publishers. What's coming to comic shops in June that catches the lads’ fancies? Another season of Kaijumax! Hardboiled crime from Nury and Bruno! Allison and Larsen By Night! Mae! Prison Pit! Pyongyang!

All that, plus correcting creator blind spots 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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Picks for Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Mike- Sonic The Hedgehog #1
Greg- Justice League #42

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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With two trailers now out, the lads weigh in on the upcoming Infinity War film from Marvel Studios. Who’s hyped? Who’s not? Who makes it through alive? Speculation runs rampant! All that, plus the chances of (lady) Death appearing, the merits of pants vs no pants for planet-eating cosmic entities, and how Jack Kirby still can’t catch a break. Opinions assemble!

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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Picks for Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Mike- Love & Rockets Magazine #5 & Please Keep Warm Vol. 1: This Must Be the Place
Greg- Love Songs HC & Doomsday Clock #4

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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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 May from these companies that catches the lads’ fancies? How about what Image is cooking up? Terrible joke, but really, there's a cooking comic on the horizon. Then, of course, there's the transatlantic madness of 2000 AD's D'Israeli wading into the Mignolaverse. 

All that, plus Greg's underwhelming response to IDW's latest Artist's Edition, boundless jubilation for Jim Rugg comics, and even some kind words about Marvel. From both hosts! Definitely something for everyone as the guys close out their trip through the March “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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Picks for Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Mike- From Lone Mountain HC & Judge Dredd Megazine #394
Greg- Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #1 & We Spoke Out: Comics and The Holocaust HC

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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

Picks for Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Mike- Twisted Romance #1 & Batman: Secrets -- Sam Keith Gallery Edition HC
Greg- The Moebius Library: Inside Moebius Volume 1 HC & The Challengers of the Unknown by Loeb & Sale HC

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: 8:16pm EDT

This episode originally aired March 17, 2017.

Dave Chisholm may not have been in the comics industry long enough to achieve the 'rock star' status of someone like Jim Lee or Paul Pope, but in terms of creating both comics AND music, he's a band apart from just about every other creator out there. Because when you write and draw your own graphic novel ("Instrumental" from Z2 Comics in May), compose/perform a companion soundtrack to be released simultaneously WITH that graphic novel, AND have another full-length album of music from the band you front being released around the same time (Talking Under Water self-titled debut album on April 28th, 2017) . . . what other label is there? Decide for yourself after listening to this interview, where Greg talks with Dave about process both musical and sequential, the difficulty of getting the essence of sound across a silent medium, and more. Where else could you hear talk about Frank Quitely, Kevin Nowlan, and Brian Eno in the same discussion?

And if that wasn't enough, you can hear of clips "Celebration" and "Death and the Narrator" (from "Instrumental"'s upcoming score) in the episode itself, PLUS the full "Celebration" track from the Multiversity Comics episode post page!

BONUS: Here are the two other non-"Instrumental" pieces of music mentioned in the episode:

"Tossing and Turning" from the Tossing and Turning EP by Talking Under Water  

"Calligraphy" from Calligraphy by Dave Chisholm 

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:Interview -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
Mike- Blubber #5 & JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1
Greg- Divinity: The Complete Trilogy DLX HC & Astro City #50

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: 7:00pm EDT

This episode originally aired on November 17, 2014.

Earl Tubb may not speak particularly softly, but the main character of the new Image series Southern Bastards ends up brandishing one hell of a stick after returning to his Alabama hometown to put family affairs in order. Jasons Latour and Aaron make this book one part Southern Gothic, one part Walking Tall (the Joe Don Baker version), one part Lone Star, and all parts fantastic. Mike & Greg take swings, between talk of fried apple pie and confectionary delights, at trying to do justice to this book and its look at a Southern lifestyle at once mundane and terrifying. Find out what themes and traits this book shares with Aaron's classic series Scalped, as well as how to look at the work fourth-dimensionally, the benefits of uncluttered plot progression, the differences between Europeans and Americans when looking at America, and what US town was nuked back in the 1960's (albeit ineptly).

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:Book Discussion -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Mike- Now #2
Greg- Southern Bastards #19

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

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 March from these companies that catches the lads’ fancies? A new pack of Young Animals! Another Don Rosa's Scrooge McDuck Artist Edition! Black Hammer seeing stars! All that and more, plus Mike tries to remember when he first discovered Hellboy, Greg lays out what it means to be 'Ho-Tepped', Marvel's cover treatments (pros and cons), and the glory that is Jim Rugg's Street Angel. Definitely something for everyone as the lads close out their trip through the January “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: 11:41pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Mike- Shadows on the Grave HCFrankenstein Alive! Alive! #4
Greg- Super Powers by Jack Kirby TPB & Three-Fifths A Man: A Graphic History of the African-American Experience

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: 4:27pm 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 March that catches the lads’ fancies? Infinite 8! Bizarre Relationships! Nuclear Winter - Canadian Style! Vampironica! Rick Geary! Boom's sports comics! All that, plus the ever-expanding Lion Forge publishing empire, the strange case of "The Dragon Slayer", James Cameron's slow burn on Battle Angel Alita, 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: 8:15pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
Mike- Real Deal #8
Greg- Cable: The Nemesis Contract TPB & Thor by Walter Simonson, Vol. 2 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. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 5:56pm EDT

This episode originally aired September 17, 2015.

Desire, thought, and action. In the followup to his acclaimed 1998 graphic novel "Hicksville," cartoonist Dylan Horrocks uses one of that book's supporting characters' encounter with a magic drawing implement to not only tell an engaging story, but also engage with those three components of the human experience. "Magic Pen" may have been 10 years in the making, but it still showcases one of comics' best thinkers trying to reconcile with themes very much at the forefront of today's comics culture: the power of fantasy, the ease comics can express those creators' desires (both positive & negative) to the audience, the effect they have on a growing audience of different-minded or impressionable readers. There's a lot to unpack and some sensitive subject matter, and Mike & Greg try their best to do it without offending anyone. There might be a few more pauses than usual, but that's just because words are being extra-parsed. Find out if they succeed in avoiding any hot-rail catastrophes in this 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:Book Discussion -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
Mike- Cosmo #1
Greg- Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #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: 5:21pm EDT

The comics window-shopping continues! Flipping to the front of the catalog, Mike & Greg’s attention focuses on Diamond’s top-tier publishers: Dark Horse! DC! Image! IDW! Marvel! All that, plus an already-accomplished publisher goes an extra mile for one particular hardcover, the width and breadth of IDW's licensing empire, Alex DeCampi brings her own event month to Image, a lot of February books are advanced soliciting for April, and more as the lads wrap up another trek through the “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: 4:00am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Mike- Assassinistas #1 & B.P.R.D.: Hell On Earth HC, Volume 1
Greg- Nemo HC & It Don’t Come Easy 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. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT

Another month, another “Previews” catalog to dissect! As always, Mike & Greg start things off with the diverse Green section, also known as the largest section of the book. What's coming to comic shops in February that catches the lads’ fancies? Cosmo! Swordquest! Eleanor Davis! Moorcock! Your Black Friend! David Jesus Vignolli! Neko Atsume! All that, plus “Providence” and the career of Jacen Burrows, the answer to the “What’s Michael?” question, a Star Trek surprise, 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: 7:30pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Mike- Ghost in the Shell DLX Comp Boxed Set & Marvel Two-in-One #1
Greg- X-Men: Grand Design #1 (of 2) & Comic Book History of Comics: Comics For All #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: 7:30pm EDT

This episode originally aired December 11, 2014.

P. Craig Russell has spent the better part of his career finding ways to make the operas he love truly sing as sequential art. In that regard, his 2002 adaptation of Wagner's Ring cycle is his magnum opus. Fourteen issues, over 400 pages, newly collected in one hardcover by Dark Horse, "The Ring of the Nibelung" shows Russell at his best adapting the four operas to comics' strengths while avoiding its weaknesses. Mike & Greg take a look at not only "The Ring" but Russell's career in general, and particularly the influence of his days inking Mike Mignola. Find out what common ground is shared by diehard opera and anime fans, which Marvel story Russell drew twice, why the days of inkers are most likely numbered, who adapted the Ring cycle to comics before Russell, how he was able to so successfully translate Wagner from the stage to the page, and a lot 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:Book Discussion -- posted at: 9:04am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Mike- Rumble #1 & Spongebob Comics #75
Greg- The Damned #6 & Ed Brubaker: Conversations

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: 9:08pm EDT

This episode originally aired January 28, 2015.

This week's episode swings the pendulum back in a more mainstream direction by taking aim at a Jim Starlin Big Two cosmic event book with an oddball collection of heroes and a Machiavellian manipulator at the center of things. "Infinity Gauntlet"? Nope! "Cosmic Odyssey"! To make things even better, Mike and Greg are joined on this journey into mystery by Multiversity Comics' own DC expert Brian Salvatore! The lads leave few, if any, stones unturned in this look back at the Prestige Format miniseries from 1988. Come for the Starlin talk, stay for the Mignola discussion and tons of other interesting tidbits, like what are each of our #fourcomics picks, which artist showed Brian that superheroes didn't have to fit a certain artistic mold, why Batman plays the whole "don't use guns" and "don't kill" things pretty fast and loose in this series, how his relationship with Superman should be handled, and who turns out to be the character most affected by this series.

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:Book Discussion -- posted at: 10:39pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Mike- Justice League of America: The Detroit Era Omnibus
Greg- Justice League #34

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: 6:47pm EDT

This episode originally aired May 27, 2015.

The Man Without Fear is riding a new wave of popularity thanks to having a hit Netflix show under his belt, so Mike & Greg turn their heightened comic senses on one of, if not THE, seminal story about Matt Murdock: Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli's 'Born Again'. From singles to digital to trade paperback to Artist Edition, this story is a comic booking master class no matter the format you experience it in. Process is dissected, context is given, praise is assigned and heaped, and hearts are broken when one host describes the Artist Edition to the other. But the Hornhead talk doesn't end there! The Netflix show gets its due! Not a complete love fest, but pretty close! Listen on to find out the boys' theories on Madame Gao, what we could look forward to in Seasons 2 & 3, how seeing the show affects reading the comic, which Miller comics make the Holy Trinity of his bibliography (and why), who hears who in their head for which character, why 'Born Again'-type stories rarely work as well with other characters, 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. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Mike- Long Lost #1 & Slasher
Greg- Kaijumax Season 3 #5 & Atomic Robo: The Spectre of Tomorrow #2

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: 8:00pm EDT

With Greg back in the underground recording studio, the lads decide to take a cue from the date and talk turkey; comics turkey, that is! From Mike’s recent foray to the Comics Art Brooklyn show last month to the recent shake-ups over at Marvel Comics, there’s a lot going on in this episode. What could Brian Michael Bendis’ DC future hold? What are the ups and down sides to C.B. Cebulski’s promotion to Editor-in-Chief at Marvel? What does Mike think is a good entry point to the works of Chris Ware? Today’s episode is the perfect way to sneak in a little slice of comics as you slip into that post-Thanksgiving dinner tryptophan coma.

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:Open Discussion -- posted at: 11:46pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Mike- Doomsday Clock #1 & Giant Days 2017 Special
Greg- Batman: Creature of the Night #1 & Happy Hour in America #1

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any 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: 3:00am EDT

This part of our monthly Previews two-parters is a little different, for two reasons. One: Mike is still flying solo. Two: the first premire publisher up for discussion this time around is Marvel. Instead of ending on the usual downbeat that is the general apathy our distiguished hosts feel towards The House of Ideas, this month we get that out of the way first. From there? Well, Mignola and Stenbeck kick off "Koshchei the Deathless," "Snagglepuss" enters stage right, and "Frankenstein Alive, Alive" is alive! Plus: questionable "Artists' Editions," delux reprints, all-ages comics and way 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: 7:52pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Mike’s picks for Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon #1, Street Fighter Reloaded #1 & Paul Kirchner’s Awaiting the Collapse

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 Mikeand 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: 9:37am EDT

Emboldened by his solo run of Pull List episodes, Mike takes a crack at tackling this month's Previews catalog all by his lonesome. So what sorts of funny books await us in November's green section? How about a new "Strangers in Paradise" series? Will this 25th anniversary title finally get Mike to read this series? Enough with the questions, let's get declarative! There's a spiffy looking collection of Wally Wood and Jack Kirby's "Skymasters" on the horizon, as is a volume of classic Archie horror comics. Speaking of Archie, looks like their new series "Cosmo" might just fill the Sonic-shaped hole in their line up (and Mike's heart.) Then, of course, there's plenty of Fantagraphics love, particularly for that Shak Kane book they're coming to market with! All that and so much more await you 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.

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 8:05pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Mike's picks for Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Paper Girls Delux Edition Vol. 1 & Bad Machinery Pocket Edition Vol. 3

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: 7:00pm EDT

This episode originally aired March 26, 2014.

After months of threatening and a few near-misses, we finally take a look at the manga/anime juggernaut that is Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira. But not just one version; all three! The B&W manga, the color Epic run from the late 1980’s, and the anime. 4200+ pages of comics (over the two versions) plus over 2 hours of anime have lead up to this discussion. We guarantee that you’ll come away from this episode having learned something about this work that you never knew. How do the different translations affect Otomo’s overall message? How can the anime be an entirely faithful adaptation and yet leave out vast chunks of story? What are the bosozoku? Who is the main character? Does color help or hurt this manga masterpiece? All this and so much more is waiting for you in our latest 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:Book Discussion -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Mike's picks for Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Elenor and the Egret #5, Gravediggers Union #1 & Usagi Yojimbo #163

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

One of the perks of being part of the Multiversity podcasting family is it puts you in touch with group of people who really know their comics. Case in point: today's chat with writer Ram V about his upcoming Image series "Paradiso" came via a recommendation and introduction from Pop Culture Hound's Chris Thompson, and follows in the footsteps of Ram's appearance on Paul Lai's Comics Syllabus show. Paul's customary deep dive with Ram into "Paradiso"'s debut leaves Greg a blank canvas to draw on for his own talk. Hear what he comes up with, as well as what your favorite city might sound like if you bumped into them on the street, and much more on today'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.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:48am EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Mike's picks for Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez & House of Women

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: 9:16pm EDT

Further into the books of tomorrow! Flipping to the front of the catalog, Mike, along with guest host Samuel Teer, focuses on Diamond’s top-tier publishers: Dark Horse! DC! Image! IDW! Marvel! "Giants" from Dark Horse earns some attention, as does The New Age of DC Heroes, "Assaninitas" by Howard and Hernandez, Rubin joining Arcudi on "Rumble," and so much more! Part 2 of another trek through the “Previews” catalog!

Samuel Teer is the writer of "Veda: Assembly Required" from Dark Horse Comics. You can find out more about his work over at crapcatch.com.

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: 7:54pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Mike's picks for Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Mr. Higgins Comes Home & Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1

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: 7:29pm EDT

Another month, another “Previews” catalog to dissect! This month Mike, along with guest host Samuel Teer, start things off with the diverse Green section, also known as the largest section of the book. What’s coming to comic shops in November that catches the lads’ fancies? "Night Business," "Goldfisch," "Shiver," "Spongebob Comics," "Catboy," a whole lotta "Love and Rockets" and more. Plus, is that a  Jodorowsky kid's comics? 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: 11:38pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Mike's picks for Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Hellboy in Hell Library Edition, Royal City #6 & Zero Girl

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: 6:20pm EDT

While the first name in British comics is undoubtedly "2000 AD", Greg recently got a chance to talk with a representative of the other big player in comics across the pond: Chris Thompson, Brand Manager for Titan Comics. For over 35 years, Titan has brought two different areas of books to its British audience: film & TV tie-ins, and graphic novels. Just this month sees the return of Jack Kirby & Joe Simon’s “Fighting American” and iconic science fiction hero Dan Dare, but also the launch of Statix Press, an initiative by the publisher to bring a diverse selection of European comics to English-speaking readers. In his role as Brand Manager, Chris is definitely THE person to talk to when it comes to Titan. But this being Robots, Greg also digs a little in Chris’ backstory and how he went from young comics reader to the Eisner-winning bon vivant you hear today (and on his Multiversity Comics podcast Pop Culture Hound.

(Note: This episode was recorded before the announcement of Titan acquiring the rights to publish comics based on the classic TV series The Prisoner.)

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

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode Mike goes solo, picking a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talking about why he's excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Mike's picks for Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Screwed Up, Hillbilly #8, Rocket Girl #10 & Paper Girls #16

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: 5:31pm EDT

Charting Josh Dysart's career path in comics isn't easy. The writer has worked for a wide swath of publishers, from Dark Horse to Image to DC Comics to Vertigo to Valiant and points in-between, and gone where few other creators dare to tread, regardless of medium. Dysart has been all over the map, figuratively AND literally. So how do you pick just one topic to focus on when you get the chance to sit down with him? The answer to that question brings you today's episode: a chat that Greg had with Josh Dysart at this past weekend's Baltimore Comic Con.

(You can find the free Living Level 3 comics Josh mentions in the episode 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:Interview -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Mike- Annual & Flash - The Silver Age Vol. 2
Sam- Five Fists of Science, Sex Criminals Vol 4 & Shutter Vol 5

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: 6:43pm EDT

They say nobody’s perfect, and that is certainly the case with Jaime Hernandez’s most popular creation Maggie. Over the last 30-plus years, he has shown us how flawed, and yet perfectly realized, a character she is. Mike and Greg catch up with Maggie in Hernandez’s latest graphic novel “The Love Bunglers” as she tries to find happiness with her on-again, off-again love interest Ray. The amount of story, craft, and emotion packed into this 110-page work is astounding, and the only thing keeping the guys from still talking about it is the fear of spoiling too much of this (or any other) year’s best comics. Whether you are a complete newcomer to Hernandez and his work, or have been following Maggie, Ray, Hopey, and the rest of the Love and Rockets cast for decades, this is a must-own book.

 

This episode originally aired June 2014.

 

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.

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Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Mike- Head Lopper #7 & Goodnight Punpun Vol. 7
Sam- Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #1 & America #7

Samuel Teer is the writer of "Veda: Assembly Required" from Dark Horse Comics. You can find out more about his work over at crapcatch.com.

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: 8:38pm EDT

The comics prognostication continues! Flipping to the front of the catalog, Mike & Greg’s attention focuses on Diamond’s top-tier publishers: Dark Horse! DC! Image! IDW! Marvel! All that, plus Mignola & company dodge a few swastika-shaped PR bullets, Doomsday Clock might or might not be the trainwreck derailing the Rebirth express, a Ross Andru appreciation, judging Image books by covers, one host’s real-time first reactions to Marvel’s ‘Legacy’ offerings, and more as the lads wrap up another trek through the “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: 6:14pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Mike- Harrow County #25 & Shadows On the Grave #8
Greg- Hard Boiled & Dark Nights: Metal #2

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: 7:13pm EDT

Another month, another “Previews” catalog to dissect! As always, Mike & Greg start things off with the diverse Green section, also known as the largest section of the book. What's coming to comic shops in November that catches the lads’ fancies? Charles Burns! Battle Angel Alita! Paul Kirchner! Double shots of Forsman with a Fiffe chaser! Scott Morse! Fence! Bond! Tank Girl! All that, plus what the hell is up with Boundless (seriously, we're asking here…), ranking the hierarchy of sins from sex to drugs to violence, which epic-lengthed Adam Hughes series is finally collected, Art Clokey’s masterpiece (that's Gumby, dammit!), the Tao of Tanks, a property crossover so obvious we're stunned to be stunned by it, 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: 6:05pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Mike- Poppies of Iraq & Death Note Slipcase: All In One Edition
Greg- Punisher: Back To War Omnibus & Pope Hats #5

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: 7:47pm EDT

Sam Teer drops by this week to help Greg make heads or tails of Steve Gerber & Jack Kirby's "Destroyer Duck". Published by Eclipse Comics in the early 1980's, "Destroyer Duck" was a 5-issue satirical onslaught hatched to fund Gerber's legal dispute with Marvel Comics over the rights to Howard the Duck. Duke Duck takes up arms against Godcorp when the monolithic megacorporation kills his only-seen-in-shadow-but-obviously-Howard friend The Little Guy. But do these comics exact satisfying satirical revenge in a mighty marvelous manner? Or does too much creator bitterness make this work a lame duck in both creators' careers? And did Greg really just side with Marvel Comics??? All that and more as opinions and observations run amok in this week's episode!

(Supplemental reading for this episode: All Quacked Up: Steve Gerber, Marvel Comics, and Howard the Duck)

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:Book Discussion -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Mike- Arya #1 & Johnny Appleseed HC
Greg- No Plan B: The Art of Michael Avon Oeming HC & The Other Side: Special Edition HC

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: 8:00pm EDT

In advance of Jack Kirby's 100th birthday next week, the lads talk about the King and try to take some stock of the body of work he left behind. How do you sum up the career of a man who combined blazing imagination with innate artistic ability and a determined work ethic for over five decades? Have the decades of Kirby clones and imitators made it harder for new fans to recognize the genius in Jack's work? What makes a successful interpretation of a Kirby property? All that and more 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. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Mike- Fantasy Sports Vol. 3: Green King HC & Action Comics #986
Greg- Manhunter Special #1 & Generations: Unworthy Thor & Mighty Thor #1

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: 8:00pm EDT

The comics prognostication continues! Flipping to the front of the catalog with The DC3cast’s own Vince Ostrowski still in tow, Mike & Greg’s attention focuses on Diamond’s top-tier publishers: Dark Horse! DC! Image! IDW! Marvel! All that, plus some love for hammers both Black and Uru, solving the deluxe hardcover double-dip dilemma, all-ages bloodshed, seeing Dracula at his very best, and more as the trio wrap up their trek through the August "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: 4:00am EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Mike- Spy Seal #1 & Dead Inside Vol. 1
Greg- Back Issue #99 & Mage: The Hero Denied #1

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: 8:44pm EDT

A new “Previews” catalog on the doorstep means another glimpse into the comics future! Joined this month by The DC3cast’s own Vince Ostrowski, Mike & Greg kick things off in the Green section, that catch-all area covering roughly ¾ of comics publishers. What books hitting stores in October caught their fancy? Atari Force! Rugrats! Fighting American! Fantomah! Danzig’s Verotik! Hesse’s Diesel! Futchi Perf! AKIRA hardcovers! Kim & Kim! The Archies (& a hungry Jughead)! JAIME HERNANDEZ STUDIO EDITION! All that, plus Sophie Goldstein’s followup to “The Oven”, some Black Mask talk, publishing identity through license acquisition, and Vince breaks your hosts’ hearts in the most Minnesota Nice-way possible. 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: 8:42pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Mike- Action Comics #985
Greg- Mister Miracle #1 (of 12)

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: 10:53pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Mike- Rocket Girl #8 & Shade the Changing Girl #11
Greg- Color Your Own Marvel Masters & Kirby: King of Comics Anniversary Edition

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: 7:00pm EDT

SDCC 2017 news might all be in the history books by now, but Mike & Greg took time out of the busiest weekend in comics to comment on some of the first wave of stories already making headlines. Calling back to discussions from earlier episodes, the lads banter about Sonic’s Archie/IDW move, Ed Piskor tackling History X, expatriate Waid bringing Samnee with him for his “Captain America” homecoming, “Young Animal” getting busted smoking weed, Berger Books vs Black Crown -- When Imprints Clashed(!), just how many books does IDW publish, 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:Open Discussion -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Mike- B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #1 & Doom Patrol #7
Greg- TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo & Shutter #30

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

The comics prognostication continues! Flipping to the front of the catalog, Mike & Greg’s attention focuses on Diamond’s top-tier publishers: Dark Horse! DC! Image! IDW! Marvel! All that, plus collection contents hint at a possible stealth Marvel/DC detente in the works (?), Paul Chadwick’s return, Tim Drake: Dressed for Success, Greg calls BS on Marvel Legacy numbering, cartoons saving the best animation for their title sequence, solving a problem like “Abe Sapien”, and more as the lads wrap up another trek through the “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: 7:00pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Mike- The Creeps #11 & Lazarus X Plus 66 #1
Greg- Ether Vol. 1: Death of the Last Golden Blaze & Southern Bastards #17

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: 7:00pm EDT

A new “Previews” catalog on the doorstep means another glimpse into our comics future! This week Mike & Greg focus on the Green section, covering roughly ¾ of comics publishers. And what September releases catch their fancy? Death Note (all-in-one)! Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (again?)! Pope Hats! Mondo designs! Oh Joy Sex Toy! Chris Ware! Brink! Survival Geeks! All that, plus thoughts on indie comics anthologies (MOME vs Now vs Kramer’s Ergot), swimsuits in time for summer, the perils of trying to parse comics ordering logic, the Ringo Awards at this year’s Baltimore Comic Con, and another important bit of Robots history revealed. Definitively something for everyone in this 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: 7:00pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Mike- Kaijumax Season 3 #1
Greg- Planetary TP Book 1

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: 7:00pm EDT

The comics prognostication continues! Flipping to the front of the catalog, Mike & Greg’s attention focuses on Diamond’s top-tier publishers: Dark Horse! DC! Image! IDW! Marvel! All that, plus some questionable manga labeling from a publisher who should know better, pendulum swinging, more Cullen Bunn sightings, Abnett on “Legion of Super-Heroes”, umlauts & Flexi-discs, disproportionate Kirby 100 celebrations, and more as the lads wrap up another trek through the “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: 7:00pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Mike- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #7 & Giant Days Not On the Test Edition Vol. 1
Greg- Spawn - The Vault Edition & Sacred Creatures #1

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: 7:00pm EDT

A new “Previews” catalog on the doorstep means another glimpse into our comics future! This week Mike & Greg focus on the Green section, covering roughly ¾ of comics publishers. And what August releases catch their fancy? Sheena, Queen of the Jungle! Border Worlds! Swordquest! Trina Robbins! Sabrina! Robotech! The Tick! Love & Rockets & Swords (oh my!)! Mech Cadet Yu! All that, plus tasteful blood splatter, the benefits of Patreon-izing, the start of the Cullen Bunn drinking game, and how Moritat played a substantial role in Multiversity history. Definitively something for everyone in this 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: 7:00pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 30 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Mike- Black Magick #6 & Lawless: Welcome To Badrock
Greg- Walter Simonson Return of Beta Ray Bill Artist Edition & Batman / The Shadow #3

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: 7:00pm EDT

Today we bring you one of the "Color Commentary" panels from this past weekend's HeroesCon 2017. Here's how the convention schedule described it:

With this year’s guest list boasting so many of comics’ best colorists, the biggest concern was fitting them all into one panel. Our solution? Have TWO! (The other is on SUNDAY!!!) Looking to demystify the coloring process and answer your questions in the first of two Color Commentary panels this weekend, moderator Greg Matiasevich (Multiversity Comics) is joined by colorists LAURA MARTIN, MATT WEBB, KELLY FITZPATRICK, MATT WILSON, and MARISSA LOUISE!

Colorists are among the unsung heroes of the comics industry, and you'll learn why after listening to this 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:Interview -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Mike- Head Lopper #6 & The Old Guard #5
Greg- The Wild Storm #5 & The Rocketeer: High Flying Adventures

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: 7:00pm EDT

Almost a year and a half after their first conversation, Greg Rucka is back to talk with our Greg about his current workload. What was originally going to be a quick follow-up to the earlier discussion turned into a full-on debrief about the current state of "Lazarus" (and "Lazarus X+66"), "The Old Guard", "Stumptown", "Black Magick", and (of course) the Amazon of the hour: "Wonder Woman". Rucka talks about the perils of working on a bi-weekly book, the importance of pauses in his work, the deep geekdom that forged him, collaboration as the key to success, what missteps he sought to avoid from his prior "Wonder Woman" run, whether DC Rebirth was as much of a course correction for his relationship with the company as it was for the character he was writing, and more 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. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

 

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Mike- Pop Gun War Vol. 2: Chain Letter & She Wolf Vol 2
Greg- Brian Michael Bendis Crime Noir Omnibus & Wonder Woman #24

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: 7:00pm EDT