Robots From Tomorrow!

This episode originally aired August 16th, 2016.

With the August 24th release of Twomorrows' newest comics book "Comic Book Fever", Greg got a chance to chat with writer George Khoury about this love letter to the comics and comics culture of his youth. From his survey of British art talent in “True Brit”, to his benchmark work untangling the Miracleman legacy and legal history in “Kimota! The Miracleman Companion”, to his extensive interview and contextualization of one of comics’ greatest creators in “The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore”, Khoury has proven himself as one of the pillars of the Twomorrows publishing line and a must-read when it comes to understanding and celebrating the medium we all enjoy. Nowhere is that combination more evident than in "Fever”.

Celebrating the last decade of the Bronze Age, “Fever” touches on so many aspects of comics and comics culture from 1976 to 1986, that if you were a comics fan from that era and DIDN’T see something you recognized and remembered fondly...maybe you weren’t actually a fan.

He and Greg talk about not only his books, but also which DC artist was a spitting image of Mean Streets-era Martin Scorsese, how likely we are to see an updated volume of "Kimota!", why people shouldn't be surprised when poking the bear doesn't put the bear in the best mood, and more on this laidback, free-wheeling 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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Mike's picks for Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Fantastic Four #1 & Black Badge #1

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike point out what’s hitting shelves he’s 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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On today's show is Zach Wilkerson, co-host of not one, but two Multiversity podcasts: the DC3cast and the Multiversity Manga Club. Greg and Zach trade stories about surviving unforgiving review schedules, discuss the regenerative power of manga on one's reading soul, ponder their podcasting footprints, and dive deep into comic binding. All that and more on this week's long-overdue chat!

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, August 1, 2018
Zach- The Seeds #1 & Shade, The Changing Woman #6
Greg- X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga Omnibus HC & Batman #52

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Greg & this week's special guest Zach (DC3cast / Multiversity Manga Club) 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 February 19th, 2015.

Although 1993 was not far into the decade, the year "Marvels" was published in some ways saw the peak of its legendary excess: gimmick covers, spinoff glut, character assassinating revamps, and enough grit & grime to block out the sun. But in the middle of all that came a small 4-issue period piece miniseries, from a writer no one cared about and an artist no one knew, with a clarity that rang through the clamor. Mike & Greg take a long look at that Busiek/Ross work, as well as the 2007 followup "Eye of the Camera", to see if it still holds up over 20 years later. What makes that miniseries so unique, even among other stories like "Kingdom Come" or "Earth X"? What does Alex Ross not get enough credit for? What happened to the originally planned "Marvels II"? If someone ripped a gash in the Rocky Mountains the size of the Grand Canyon, and then fixed it on live TV, would anybody care? What simple suggestion did Tom DeFalco make to Busiek that crystallized the whole story for him? All that and 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, July 25, 2018
Mike- Dead Dead Demon’s DedeDede Destruction v2 & The Creeps #15
Greg- A Walk Through Hell #3 & Multiple Man #2

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 companion magazines and then back to the front of the catalog, Mike & Greg’s attention focuses on the Premier Publishers: Dark Horse! DC! Image! IDW! Marvel! Dynamite! BOOM! What's coming to comic shops in September from these companies that catches the lads’ fancies? Definitely something for everyone as the lads close out their trip through the July “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, July 18, 2018
Mike- Gideon Falls #5 & Infinity 8 #4
Greg- The Immortal Hulk #3 & Infidel #5 (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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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 September (or later) that catches the lads’ fancies? P. Craig Russell's "The Jungle Book"! Archie 1941! D&D Art & Arcana! Tillie Walden! Plus, a 5-week publishing event you have to check out, the fine line between presenting & co-opting, RPG magazines as a comics gateway, 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, July 11, 2018
MikeLook Back & Laugh & It Came Out On A Wednesday #1
Greg- Orion by Walter Simonson, Volume One TPB & Ruinworld #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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