Robots From Tomorrow!

Two different comics conversations on today's episode! First up, the creative team of the upcoming Image OGN "Afar": artist Kit Seaton and writer Leila del Duca. If one of those names sounds familiar, it's because del Duca is also the artist on "Shutter" with writer Joe Keatinge and is making her writing debut with this book. Seaton is the lower-profile of the two right now, but once fans get a look at "Afar", the SCAD professor will be a name one everyone's mind. Greg talked to the duo about their science-fiction story, the difficulties in maintaining the balance between strange and relate-able, influences, work processes, and just what to do when someone jimmies the lock on your bedroom door with a steak knife in the middle of the night.

Following that is a chat with comics-multihyphenate Christina Blanch. Between her work as a retailer (Aw Yeah Muncie), writer ("The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood"), educator (Super MOOC), and panel moderator, Blanch has spent a life firmly and unapologetically rooted in pop culture. Like her interests, the conversation covers a lot of ground, including what it's like being a retailer in today's comics market, the differences between stocking an LCS and setting a syllabus, the connection between Dr. Indiana Jones and Dr. Christina Blanch, surviving 2016, and what we can already do to make 2017 better.

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: 2:00am 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. This bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Samuel- Black History In Its Own Words & Death Be Damned #1
Greg- Thrill-Power Overload! 2000AD - The First 40 Years HC & Moby Dick 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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Another “Previews” in the pullbox means another look into our comics future! With focus shifting to the Premier section, what impending February 2017 releases catch Mike & Greg’s fancy? (Or Brian and Greg, since Mike is still on sabbatical?) Having finished the Green section, Brian's presence causes a crisis in Premier publisher discussion order; Marvel Comics takes the lead slot and DC Comics anchors the episode. But when you have one of the DC3 trio on your show, you can't pass up that opportunity to deep-dive on the Distinguished Competition, can you? (No, you can't.) So come for the Man-Thing/Swamp Thing discussion and stay for the book-by-book Rebirth breakdown! Definitively something for everyone in part two of this encompassing look at January’s “Previews” catalog!

Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth's surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

 

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 2:00am 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. This bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Samuel- Paper Girls #11 & Kaijumax #1 (Dollar Edition)
Greg- America's Best Comics Artist 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: 2:00am EDT

This week Mike welcomes cartoonist Josh Bayer to the show to discuss "All Time Comics," the new, shared universe superhero line from Fantagraphics. To bring these books to life, Josh and his brother Samuel looked to an amalgamation of classic and modern comics talent. Folks like Herb Trimpe, Al Milgrom, Ben Marra, Noah Van Sciver, and Rick Buckler came together for this, collaborating in unexpected ways to make some unexpected comics. Josh talks about his thoughts on blending artists from different generations, explains why it's not as new of an idea as one might think, and shares his vast knowledge of comics in general. "All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer #1" is available for pre-order now, and will be hitting the shelves of all respectable comic shops in March.

Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: rft_367_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:00am 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. This bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Brian- Kamandi Challenge #1 & Black Monday Murders Vol. 1 TPB
Greg- Batman: Death and the Maidens DLX HC & Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Newspaper Strips, Vol. 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: 2:00am EDT

Another “Previews” in the pullbox means another look into our comics future! This first half of our expanded “Previews” coverage focuses on the catalog’s Green section, the back half that just so happens to cover about 75% of comics publishers. What impending February 2017 releases catch Mike & Greg’s fancy? (Or Brian and Greg, since Mike is still on sabbatical?) The Archies! Trimpe & Marra overdrive! X-O Manowar! An all-star Otomo tribute! Twomorrows compendiums! All that, plus the hierarchy of mainstream comics publishers, handling kid icons without kid gloves, the genius of hiring Rian Hughes, Mike Marts: comics editor or offensive coordinator, and much more! Definitively something for everyone in this top half of our 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.

Direct download: rft_365_mixdown.mp3
Category:Previews -- 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, January 18, 2017
Brian- Curse Words #1 & Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #4
Greg- The Complete Scarlet Traces, Volume One & Green Lantern: Hal Jordan TPB

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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Greg kicks off the Brian Salvatore run of guest-hosted episodes by chatting with the Multiversity Comics Senior Editor himself. Brian reflects back on 2016, including how that picture with Didio and Lee came about. He also talks about what it’s like keeping the site running, how he manages to balance comics, work, and a busy home life, and what went into last year’s Supergirl Art Month charity event. Get a little peek behind the Multiversity curtain 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.

 

Direct download: rft_363_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:33am 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, January 11, 2017
PaulInvisible Republic #14 & The Unbeatable Squirrel-Girl #15
GregBeowulf HC & The Million Year Picnic and Other Stories 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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