Robots From Tomorrow!

The 'Blood is back, and Chad Bowers is the man planning the return of Image's first superteam in May! Greg got a chance to sit down with one of comicdom's foremost experts on 1992 to find out just what kind of Youngblood fans could expect with this incarnation. Could it be the ahead-of-its-time Liefeld original? The Teen Titans-influenced Moore revamp? The super-media-savvy Casey run? Or D, something completely different? Chad talks about working on a book with such an interesting pedigree, what type of boss Liefeld is when it comes to his own creations, his give&take with artist Jim Towe, plus a peek at another book coming up on the horizon for him and some old collaborators. Everything old is new again 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: 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. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Mike- Action Comics #975 & Hellboy and B.P.R.D. 1954 Ghost Moon #1
Greg- Justice League of America #2 & Terms and Conditions

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 “Previews” in the pullbox means another look into our comics future! With focus shifting to the Premier section, what impending April 2017 releases catch Mike & Greg’s fancy (Or Brian and Samuel, since Mike was still on sabbatical at the time of recording)? The seemingly infinite gauntlet of comics talk starts with Marvel Comics again this month, as Samuel has some thoughts about the House of Ideas that just can't wait til episode end. Feel like you need a roadmap to follow the all-new rEvolutions going on now in the 616? Is it even called the 616 anymore? You're in luck, because that roadmap is solicited this month, and gets discussed here as well. So come for the Marvel talk, the DC chat, the Dark Horse dish, the IDW gabfest, and stay for the Jim Rugg at Image discussion! Definitively something for everyone in part two of this encompassing look at February’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.

 

 

 

Direct download: rft_377_mixdown.mp3
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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Mike- Lazarus #26 & Royal City #1
Greg- Superman #18 & Savage Things #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.

Direct download: rft_376_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:07pm 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 April 2017 releases catch Mike & Greg’s fancy? (Or Samuel and Greg, since this episode was recorded prior to Mike's return) Slasher! The Last American! The Coldest City! Black Mask! Street Tiger! Sacred Heart! SelfMadeHero! All that, plus the irony of Spongeboob (nope, not a typo), how giving credit where its due can be different depending on what side of the ocean you're on, which famous African American turned down an offer from Coretta Scott King during the Civil Rights era, and 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_375_mixdown.mp3
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 (not quite) bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Samuel- The Autumnlands Vol. 2 TPB & Snotgirl Vol. 1 TPB
Greg- The Ghost in the Shell 1.0 Deluxe HC & Icon: A Hero's Welcome TPB

Bonus: Samuel's notes for 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:Pull List -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

The boys are back this week, as Mike returns to the show from his sojourn abroad with thrilling tales of splendor seen and treasures purchased! He goes deep-dive into his experience at last weekend's 2000AD 40th Anniversary Thrill Festival, both from behind the microphone and from wandering the convention floor. What kind of shindig does Tharg throw for his favorite Earthlets? How far does the American dollar go in picking up original Thrill-art? When was the last convention you went to where beer-related art accidents were a hazard to consider? Who was the artist 'get' of the show? All that, plus the differences in original art ideology on either side of the Atlantic, the many medias of Mark Buckingham, Rick Veitch tremor meeting Dave Gibbons sheen, recapturing comic shop wonder, solving distribution woes, and much more on today's episode!

BONUS: Video of Mike's "Building Worlds" panel, with Ian Edginton, INJ Culbard, D'Israeli, and Rob Williams.

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_373_mixdown.mp3
Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 10:00pm 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. This (not quite) bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Samuel- Sex Criminals #16
Greg- The Wild Storm #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

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.

 

Direct download: rft_371_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, 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.

Direct download: rft_370_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 2:00am EDT