Robots From Tomorrow!

Dark Horse Month continues at Multiversity and here on the show, as the lads welcome writer Samuel Teer to the underground recording studio for some talk about his debut Dark Horse OGN “VEDA: Assembly Required” with Hyeondo Park and Kelly Fitzpatrick. The story of a young orphan girl growing up in an automated factory drew inspiration from sources as varied as Pixar and Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”, but this comic for all ages certainly brings its own virtues to bear. Teer talks about the process of getting the book to Dark Horse and what happened after its own assembly. What's it like for a first-time writer to have their debut OGN released by a major publisher? What went right...or wrong? Gremlins feature prominently in “VEDA” the story, but did Teer and company escape their shenanigans completely? Find out 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:Interview -- posted at: 9:56pm 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 15, 2016
Mike- Godzilla Treasury Edition & Sun Bakery #2
Greg- Dark Night: A True Batman Story & Lazarus #22

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: 10:13pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of August 2016 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s fancy. This month racks up quite the tab, with several big ticket items being offered. Plus, the running order gets switched up a little this month, with Dark Horse getting the pole position in honor of their 30th anniversary, but things jump from there back to the Green section and continue as per usual. Usagi Yojimbo Gallery Edition volume 2! Chris Samnee Daredevil Artist Edition! The debut of the Moebius Library! More DC Rebirths! Fantagraphics telling it like it was! Re*Pro*Duct - again for the first time! All that, plus some Tomm Coker love in time for his new Image series with Jonathan Hickman, a frank talk about Frank Cho, which new Image series feels like a box being checked, who knows what art book lurks on the pull-list of one of the hosts (The Shadow knows!), the fastest Marvel rundown ever(?), 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:Previews -- posted at: 8:28pm 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 8, 2016
Mike- Head Lopper #4 & Aquaman Rebirth #1
Greg- Vision #8 & Midnight of the Soul #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: 6:08pm EDT

The lads celebrate 300 episodes by finally talking about a creator never before mentioned on the show: Mike Mignola! All kidding aside, this episode finds Mike & Greg in immediate post-”Hellboy in Hell” #10 territory, as the final issue hit stands mere hours before the tape started rolling. After 23 years and 66 issues in various iterations, Mignola brings his story of a demon raised as a man to a close, possibly forever. Mike & Greg talk about not only what happens in the last installment, but preface that deep-dive with a healthy back&forth of Mignola's work & career in general. What is it about his work that invites so much discussion? How have the years honed the Mignola/Stewart collaboration? When did Hellboy first zig where every one of his imitators zag, and which direction did that point to Mignola’s creative voice going? All that and more, plus Greg’s final answer on the “curve” Mignola vs “straight” Mignola debate, as Robots From Tomorrow celebrates its 300th 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: 1:33am EDT

For today's episode Mike is joined by cartoonist Rich Tommaso to talk about his recently concluded series "Dark Corridor" as well as the forthcoming "She Wolf," both from the folks at Image Comics. The discussion kicks off with a little bit about Rich's approach to his art and his shift between the two series. And, of course, there's a little bit of dipping into Rich's back catalog as the discussion turns to creative inspiration, self-publishing, finding his way to Image, and a whole lot more. The complete collection of "Dark Corridor" and "She Wolf" #1 will both be available on June 22nd.

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: 8:35pm 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 1, 2016
Mike- The Goddamned #4 & Hellboy In Hell #10
Greg- Al Williamson's The Empire Strikes Back Artist's Edition & Legends 30th 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

Mike and Greg squeeze in another freeform talk before the lead-up to next week’s “Dark Horse Month” over at Multiversity Comics. Having recently returned to the office-dwelling workforce, Greg starts things off with thoughts about how to decorate your workspace and the different levels of letting your geek flag fly. Do you go all-out? Is less really more? Even within SFW limits, what are the parameters to consider when deciding what parts of your fandom to share with the uninitiated? And are you prepared for the questions, comments, and fallout of your choices? You might be with this crowd a while, so getting off on the right foot is important. Find out where he & Mike draw their particular lines!

Then it's off to the iPads for some Marvel Unlimited back-issue bin rummaging! Leading out of a request by fellow MCer Matthew Garcia, the lads come up with some off-the-cuff recommendations and cover art critiques. Plus Jim Lee faces off against John Byrne with Mark Chiarello waiting in the wings, Humberto Ramos spins many a Spider-Man cover, and Greg carpet F-bombs the work of one particular Marvel cover artist. Is it Greg Land? Greg Horn? Greg Capullo? Find out who and much 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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Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 9:01pm 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, May 25, 2016
Mike- DC Universe: Rebirth #1
Greg- DC Universe: Rebirth #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: 8:46pm EDT

Four issues into a five-issue story, Ted McKeever’s “Pencil Head” sprinkles surrealist happenings on top of a barely disguised look at McKeever’s journey through the mainstream American comics industry from 1990 to 2004(ish). Names are fudged to placate the lawyers, but you don’t need a crystal ball to see the obvious on this one (Crank Filler? Schmal Plevitz?). But even so, picking out ALL the references can be tricky. But luckily, Greg’s area of expertise is just that era of comics, so listen to he & Mike walk you through the ins & outs of this sharp-witted ‘bande desinee a clef’. Afterwards, the focus shifts to over to manga, as Mike digs into a Japanese print copy of “Weekly Shonen Jump.” How different is it from what we get digitally in the US? What cultural similarities and differences do the two comics bring to mind? All that, plus the name of the Silver Age artist banned from Marvel offices for nocturnal activities and much, much 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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Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 9:01pm 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, May 18, 2016
Mike- Tank Girl: 2 Girls 1 Tank #1
Greg- Future Quest #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: 9:31pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of July 2016 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s fancy. Black Hammer! Garden of Flesh! The Art of Stelfreeze! Bone!!! Adventure Time! MLJ! Sabrina! Kamandi! New Mutants! ROM! Dirty Duck! Peter Bagge’s Neat Stuff! Fantasy Sports! All that, plus a look back to the days of flexidiscs and Waldenbooks, why the new Image Plus ‘catalog’ is a particularly bad showing from a publisher crowing a ‘creator-first’ agenda, just how many comics ARE there in the Marvel-official Civil War I reading list, and who has the scariest lawyers (Mickey Mouse or Ronald McDonald), 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:Previews -- posted at: 10:43pm 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, May 11, 2016
Mike- House of Penance #2 & Pencil Head #4
Greg- Kaijumax Season 2 #1 & Hellblazer: Haunted

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: 9:42pm EDT

The most wonderful time of the (comics) year is nigh upon us: Free Comic Book Day! That first Saturday in May where every LCS worth its salt or Diamond account throws up its doors even wider to the public and offers a huge swath of free comics from publishers specifically geared towards engaging with the non-usual, non-traditional reader. Mike & Greg tackle the list of FCBD 2016 releases head on and tell you what they are most excited about! Plus, find out what major FCBD release isn't coming from the main FCBD group and why you HAVE to get your hands on it! (We have a suggestion about where you can make that happen!) All that and more on this special FCBD 2016 spotlight 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: 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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Mike- Hellboy In Hell #9 
Greg- Gotham Central Omnibus

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

With Mike on assignment this week, Greg taps Multiversity Comics editor & frequent RFT guest Brian Salvatore to sit in on this week's episode, taking a look at the recent Eisner Award 2016 nominations. But while most of the internet chatter has been about the nominees, Greg & Brian aim this discussion at a slightly wider angle: do the 2016 Eisner categories really reflect where comics find themselves in 2016? Starting with a peek behind the proverbial curtain for Multiversity's own "Year in Review" criteria & goals, the talk goes wider to the North American comics awards landscape: Eisners, Harveys, and Ignatz. Find out which company had a stranglehold on the "Best Editor" Eisner for its entire run, what awards were given during the 1970s, why we don't give out Kirby Awards, and how to solve a problem like contradictory categories. All that, plus a proposal for the Kim Thompson Award and more on today's episode! 

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Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 1:52am 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, April 27, 2016
Mike- Heavy Metal #280 & The Secret Voice #3
Greg- Dr. Strange: The Way of the Weird & Airboy Deluxe 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: 4:54pm EDT

Another free-form discussion this week, but one kicked off by talk of the recently released Doctor Strange “teaser” trailer. How spot-on is Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme? Does Strange’s tenuous ties to superheroics make him less or more attractive as a property outside comics, given his difficulty in keeping an ongoing series? What about his “Strange Tales” co-stars Cloak & Dagger? With their possible movie from page to screen, what parts of their dynamic still work outside their early 80’s crime sensationalist origins? Lest you think this episode is all Marvel, the lads throw some consideration to DC’s announcement of Gerard Way’s ‘Young Animal’ imprint. And then Mike tells all about the bounty of Jim Rugg mini comics and special variants picked up. That last bit might sound like boring radio to the uninitiated, were it not for the fact that Jim Rugg is physically incapable of putting out ANYTHING that doesn't merit some discussion. All that, plus Greg gets quizzed on DC imprints throughout the ages, the name “Mr. Jyp” is used in context for the first time in who knows HOW many years, and the secret connection between Maya Lopez and Hank Hall is revealed!

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: 10:48pm 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, April 20, 2016
Mike- Dept H #1 & The Flash By Grant Morrison and Mark Millar
Greg- Aliens 30th Anniversary Original Comics HC & Elseworlds: Batman 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: 9:09pm EDT

Even with DC's absence from this month's catalog, the guys still found a way to clock an extra-length Previews conversation! This week it's all about the premire section, as Dark Horse, IDW, Image and Marvel's June releases are fussed over. All that, plus decoding the hidden message in Duncan Fregredo’s Dark Horse-themed PREVIEWS cover, what IDW bullet dodged this month will hit Greg right between the eyes next month, and much more!

If you missed last week's part one, you can find it right 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:Previews -- posted at: 10:10pm 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, April 13, 2016
Mike- House of Penance #1 & Amazing Spider-Man #10
Greg- Captain America: Man Without A Country & Moon Knight #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: 6:02pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of June 2016 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s fancy. Eric Powell’s Hillbilly! Gotham Academy/Lumberjanes! Sun Bakery! Sonic the Hedgehog! Boulet’s Notes! Tumor! Hot Dog Taste Test! Neon Genesis Evangelion! Rocksteady & Bebop! Godzilla Treasury Edition! The Clone Saga! Strange Attractors! Sherlock’s A Study in Pink! She-Wolf! Drinky Crow!

All that, plus why Jeff Purvis is an unsung hero of Peter David’s Hulk run, the absolute worst way Mike can imagine shuffling off this mortal coil, how Rob Williams and Henry Flint built a stone-cold Judge Dredd classic before our very eyes, what IDW bullet dodged this month will hit Greg right between the eyes next month, when the hell Heavy Metal is going to get their act together, and much more! This episode just covers the green section of the catalog, so be sure to come back next week when the guys tackle Dark Horse, IDW, Image and Marvel!

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: 10:52pm 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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Mike- Black Panther #1 & Lobster Johnson: The Forgotten Man
Greg- Wonder Woman: Earth One & GOLDTIGER: The Poseidon Complex

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: 9:25pm EDT

The day has come! Given the realities of recording schedules, the lads take to the mics mere hours after DC announced their Rebirth creators. A bit of this, a bit of that, a bit of whathaveyou; opinions are shared and decisions are discussed. But before that, there's the small matter of the Multiversity Rebirth Fantasy Draft! Mike & Greg threw in with several other MC staffers to pick creative teams and solicit copy for the announced titles BEFORE the WonderCon livestream. While you can see the full list here, Mike & Greg go in-depth to talk about what went into their picks. Some no-brainers, some surprises, and some no-brainers that ended up surprising! The fantasy & reality of DC Comics 2016 is right here for your listening enjoyment!

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: 10:55pm 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 30, 2016
Mike- Compulsive Comics & Godzilla Oblivion #1
Greg- World’s Funnest & Iron Man: Duel of Iron

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: 4:26pm EDT

After last week's look at Sophie Goldstein's "The Oven", the lads shift focus to the ever-growing stacks of comics coming into the recording studio at the center of the Earth. What titles moved from the "gotta read" pile to the "have read" one? With a list like "Dark Corridor", "Rai", and "The Envelope Manufacturer", you don't have to be a longtime listener (or even short-time one) to know this discussion is going to go in a couple of different and interesting directions. Plenty of talk about comics and what it's like to try and keep up with them week after week is just a click of the mouse, swipe of the finger, or push of a button away!

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: 10:15am 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 23, 2016
Mike- Robin Son of Batman Vol. 1: Year of Blood
Greg- Hyperion #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

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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Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 8:48pm 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 16, 2016
Mike- Legends of Tomorrow #1
Greg- Alex Raymond - An Artistic Journey: Adventure, Intrigue & Romance

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: 9:26pm EDT

It’s been a little over two years since he was last on the show, but Wordballoon’s own John Siuntres returns to the studio at the center of the earth to talk to Greg about a subject near and dear to his heart: boxing. The lads thought since John covered boxing as a journalist for almost 16 years, it would be neat to get his take on last year’s CREED (now out on home video) and talk a little bit about the sport in general. If you only know about John through his comics talk, then you are really in for a treat; he is just as passionate and articulate about the sweet science as he is sequential art. Plus, like almost every episode of either Wordballoon or Robots, there are tangents and digressions galore. Movies, TV shows, Star Trek...oh, and of course, comics. We hope you enjoy listening to this conversation as much as they had having it, and with any luck it isn’t another two years before John comes back on the show. 

 

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 atRobotsFromTomorrow.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: 12:14am 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 9, 2016
Mike- Patience
Greg- Batman Superman Silver Age Omnibus 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: 10:21pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of May 2016 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s fancy. Titan! Alternative Comics (again, just the publisher)! Cinema Purgatorio! Civil War II! Marvel Covers! Valiant in the year 4001! Kaijumax Season 2! Viz art books and recolored editions! Golden Age omnibi! Comic Book Fever!

All that, plus what DC books Greg has discovered he loves (to the chagrin of one of Multiversity’s DC3), Mike’s recommendation for picking up Noah van Sciver’s work, Civil War I v Civil War II, the shambling return of Archie & Sabrina, how The Black Dahlia picked up David Fincher on its way back home from France, 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:Previews -- posted at: 8:20pm 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 2, 2016
Mike- Deadly Class #19 & The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye
Greg- Black Widow #1 & Batman - The Dark Knight Returns: Book & Blu-Ray 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

With DC (via Geoff Johns) finally putting out real information about what those “Rebirth” teasers have been hinting at, Mike & Greg fire up the speculation machine and see what this might actually mean for the company in 2016 and beyond. Along the way, the lads talk about the long & winding road of Bob Harras’ comics career (and how it never seems to stray too far from Jim Lee’s), muse on how much of ‘Rebirth’ is course-correcting the New 52, play Fantasy DC EiC, decipher the silhouette behind the curtain, 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:Open Discussion -- posted at: 1:02am 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, February 24, 2016
Mike- Hellboy & The B.P.R.D. 1953 Beyond the Fences #1 & Last Gang In Town #3
Greg- Kaijumax vol. 1 & Superman: Coming of the Supermen #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: 10:13pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of April 2016 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s eyes. Dark Night! Black Panther! Mike Mignola’s Amazing Screw-On Head! Over The Garden Wall! Heavy Metal! Divinity II (the Second Coming?)! The Making Of! Alternative Comics (again, just the publisher)! Micronauts! Dept. H! Dungeons & Dragons! Irmina! 5000 Km Per Second! Sooner or Later! Unfollow! All that, plus the full breadth of IDW’s Ninja Turtle output, the difficulty of proper cover credits, making sense of Power Fist, finally giving Natasha Romanov her due, who Grant Morrison is really giving the finger to on that “Heavy Metal” cover, the knife in the water, and so 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:Previews -- posted at: 9:54pm 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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Mike- American Vampire Vol. 8 & Doom Patrol Book 1
Greg- Power Man & Iron Fist #1 & Uncanny X-Men Omnibus 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: 7:45am EDT

It's Flash Appreciation Day at Multiversity Comics, and what better way could we celebrate than by throwing together a "Crisis"-style crossover with the DC3cast? Tune is as Mike, Greg, Zach, Vince and Brian discuss their favorite iterations of The Scarlet Speedster, with conversation spanning from The Golden Age to modern television. Did Jay Garrick really kill a librarian? Who dug Bart's short tenure as The Flash? Do Gorillas sell comics? And what role did fast food have in tesching us about comics? We'll answer these questions, plus a whole lot more, during this special edition of Robots From Tomorrow!

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.

For more adventures with Brian, Vince and Zach, check out the weekly DC3cast on iTunes!

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Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 12:21am 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, February 10, 2016
Mike- Crickets #5 & Love and Rockets New Stories Vol. 8
Greg- Will Eisner's Spirit: The New Adventures & The Eltingville Club

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: 7:31pm EDT

When you get the chance to interview Greg Rucka, even if he just finished his most recent hours-long talk with Wordballoon's John Siuntres a few weeks prior, you just take that opportunity and hope you can bring a little something extra to the conversation. Taking that chance is just what (our) Greg did this past week, sitting down with the writer to fire off a few "addendum" questions he had thought of after listening to the latest 'Rucka Debrief'. But since (author) Greg is not only thoughtful in his responses but also extremely generous with his time, that one chat became two, with the planning of a third a few weeks from now. Today's episode contains those first two conversations, hitting topics ranging from in-depth process talk about Rucka's many career collaborations, spoiler-filled deep diving into the "Lazarus" Season One finale, the blacks and whites of "Black Magick", where the DCU lost its morale compass (and Greg's complicity in that), and just how he manages to write such positive, optimistic material without wanting to, in his own words, 'eat a gun'.

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: 11:28pm 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, February 3, 2016
Mike- Future Shock Zero The Goon Library Vol. 2 
Greg- Shutter #18 & Movie Posters Re-Imagined: Alternative Designs for the World's Favorite Cult Films

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: 9:24pm EDT

With Mike on assignment this week for some big Multiversity Comics happenings, Greg brings in not one, but TWO guests to help fill the void. ROBOTS and Multiversity Comics contributor Paul Lai is joined by his comic-reading younger brother Sonny as the three lads discuss one of the more interesting miniseries of 2015: "Oh, Killstrike". This BOOM! Studios book tells a tale steeped in comics history meta-text and gargantuan-sized vengeance, as the fanboy-and-new-father protagonist is teamed up with a living, breathing version of the main character from "The Worst Comic Book Ever Created": Killstrike! Written by Max Bemis and drawn by Logan Faerber, "Oh, Killstrike" is chock-a-block with the type of in-jokes, commentary, and story that we love to dissect here at ROBOTS...no matter who's behind the mic! So all that and tons more is just a single mouse click away!

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: 11:13pm 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 27, 2016
Mike- Hellboy Winter Special 2016 & Nod Away
Greg- Comic Book Apocalypse: Graphic World of Jack Kirby & Superman: Secret Identity

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: 7:18am EDT

Mike’s preparation for an impending move starts this week’s free-range conversation with talk about how we store all these comics that we buy & hang on to. Long boxes or shelves? Alphabetical or categorical? Sifting through a years-spanning collection always unearths forgotten treasure, which then begged the question of what to DO with that treasure. The loaded ‘slabbing’ debate is talked about, leading to discussion about what actually goes into making an issue ‘key’. First appearance? Death? Wild card? And while we can all think of Big Two special issue tentpoles, what about the independents? What “L&R” issue would YOU slab, given the chance? All that, plus emotional organizing versus objective organizing, the best comics-related gift Greg has ever received, what Diamond boxes are and aren’t good for, which IKEA furniture makes the best library fodder, home library as physical manifestations of our brains, the Pieta, Jim Starlin, Batman/Starman/Hellboy, 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: 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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Mike- Usagi Yojimbo #151 & Robin: Son of Batman #8
Greg- Astro City #31 & Showcase Presents - Batman Vol. 6

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: 7:31pm EDT

As if co-writing a weekly column about the Thrill-verse wasn't enough, Greg sits down with PR droid Mike Molcher to chat about all things 2000 AD! While the initial brief for this talk was to talk about the 2015 that was, the conversation quickly shifted over to all the exciting projects Tharg and his minions will be unleashing on us humes in this new year of our Progs 2016. GOLDTIGER! Misty! Scarlet Traces! THE UNCENSORED CURSED EARTH! All that, plus thoughts on the new 2000 AD documentary "Future Shock!" as well as this year's Free Comic Book Day issue (including art by Eric Powell and the Allreds) and so 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:Interview -- posted at: 10:37pm 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 13, 2016
Mike- Sam Kieth’s The Maxx Artist’s Edition & Empire of Blood #4
Greg- Daredevil Epic Collection: A Touch of Typhoid & Gutter Magic #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: 8:27pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of March 2016 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s eyes. Bartkira! Goodbye PunPun! Patience! Saints! IDW Deviations! Robin! Patrick Gleason! More Sachin Teng! Sam Glanzman’s U.S.S. Stevens! Trump (not that one, the Kurtzman/Hefner one)! Turncoat! Baker Street Peculiars! Brobots! GOLDTIGER! Draw Magazine! The Shadow Over Innsmouth! Milligan and Fernandez! All that, plus why The Flash works and why he doesn't when he doesn't, an extended shout-out to Tom Katers and his myriad podcasts, tales of Robins present and future, Dan McDaid vs Dave McCaig, another clean sweep for Alternative Comics (publisher, not genre), just what Elseworlds or DC/DH books would YOU collect if you were given the chance, and so 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:Previews -- posted at: 12:31am 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 6, 2016
Mike- Four Eyes - Hearts of Fire #1 & Dark Corridor #6
Greg- Comic Book Lettering The Comicraft Way & Girl Crazy

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: 11:46pm 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, December 30, 2015
Mike- Lobster Johnson: The Glass Mantis & Black Magick #3
Greg- Batman TAS Batmobile Bank & Garth Ennis War Stories, 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: 7:26pm 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, December 23, 2015
Mike- Last Gang In Town #1 & Rocketeer At War #1
Greg- Absolute Green Lantern/Green Arrow & X-Men Epic Collection: The Gift

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: 9:00pm EDT

We now return you to the discussion of February 2016’s comics bounty, already in progress. Mike & Greg kick off this episode with Dark Horse and go through the rest of the ‘premier’ publishers. But since that half of the catalog is getting its own episode-sized slot, you KNOW there's going to be some good talk. Aliens - oversized and unredacted! Al Williamson’s Empire Strikes Back! Before DKR? The Coming of the Supermen! Wonder Woman: Earth One! Mirror! Michael Cho vs Neal Adams: Variant Cover Showdown! All that, plus a surprisingly full discussion of the cover work of Sachin Teng, what the ocean ever did for Luke Cage to punch it, Greg apologizes about Chris Bachalo, what ‘paper on board’ actually means, and more!

Miss part one of this conversation? No sweat, that one's right 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:Previews -- 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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Mike- Island #5 & B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #138
Greg- Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham & Judge Dredd #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: 9:09pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of February 2016 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s eyes. Alternative Comics (yet again, the publisher)! A Sammy Harkham double-shot of Kramers Ergot & Crickets! The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye! Kennel Block Blues! Jonesy! Wet Moon! Bakuman! School Judgment! From Now On! Shaft! As You Were! Powr Mastrs! All that, plus effective logo design and when words become images themselves, the nostalgia for living in shitty group houses with live bands playing all the time, how awesome “Titan” by François Vigneault turned out to be, and more! But wait, where's all the Marvel/DC talk? Well, friends, we got so into the spirit of talking comics that we had to split this episode in twain to fit it into the schedule. So look for the ensuing discussion about the front-half of the catalog next week!

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: 8:00pm 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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Mike- Head Lopper #2 & New Romancer #1
Greg- Scarlet Witch #1 & Squadron Sinister

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: 9:25pm EDT

In the future, humanity has spread throughout the solar system...but carried all its faults and flaws with it. Bajram’s “Universal War One” (recently collected in hardcover by Titan Comics) follows a civil war between the United Earth Forces and the Colonisation Industrial Companies spiraling out of control, racking up an incredible (human and celestial) body count. What is ‘The Wall’? How does time travel fit into everything, and does Bajram play that side of things fast & loose? Which version offers the better translation: the Titan hardcover or the Marvel/Soleil comics from 2008? Who’s leading this fight: Bajram the artist or Bajram the writer? When does localization come into play? All that and more as Mike & Greg wade into this conflict to see who’s still standing when the space-dust settles!

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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Mike- Dark Corridor #5 & The Humans #10
Greg- Vision #2 & Image Firsts

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: 9:49pm 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, November 25, 2015
Mike- Seconds Helping - A Drawing Assistant's Memoir & Rumble #9
Greg- Ringside #1 & Dark Knight III: The Master Race #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: 9:00pm EDT

The advice flows freely in this episode, as Mike & Greg spitball ideas on how to fix parts of the comics industry that aren't working the way they should. From DC’s packaging of DCYou titles to mainstream outreach to looking out for the comics little guys (and gals), a kind of ‘fantasy comics’ plays out as the lads put together their ideal distribution consortium. Plus, Artist & Gallery Edition talk covers the recent P. Craig Russell volume from Dark Horse and looks ahead (still) to The Maxx from IDW (eventually). 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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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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Mike- Lumberjanes To The Max Edition vol. 1 & Dark Horse Presents #16
Greg- Puma Blues: The Complete Saga & Sidebar Podcast

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

With Mike on assignment, the lads are more than happy to have Multiversity Comics colleague and comics-wielding educator Paul Lai filling in on the mic in his stead. And like any good substitute, Paul brought his own lesson plans and discussion topic: getting into and staying in comics. But this isn't a 'breaking in' discussion; he and Greg talk about how they got into READING comics and managed to wind up where they are today, lo those many years later. Secret origins are revealed, knowledge is dropped, mutual admiration espoused, and a pretty free-wheeling discussion spins out of Paul's visit to the subterranean recording studio. 

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: 2:44am 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, November 11, 2015
Mike- Thought Bubble Anthology 2015 & The Goon Library Edition vol. 1
Greg- The Goddamned #1 & Superman Adventures 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: 8:00pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of January 2016 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s eyes. COPRA! Nod Away! Envelope Manufacturer! Man Plus! Four Eyes! Graveyard Quest! Mezolith! Deadpool, Deadpool, DEADPOOL! Paleo! The Tipping Point! Joe Golem! Jack Kirby! Dark Knight III! All that, plus why getting One-Punch Man anime is such a wonderful treat, who tricked a neophyte Joe Quesada into divulging Bat-secrets, when Tim Sale peaked in the “Color” era, what fruit works best for target practice according to Frank Castle, how much letting Neal Adams into your heart will cost you, 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:Previews -- posted at: 10:37pm 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, November 4, 2015
Mike- Joe Golem: Occult Detective #1 & Paper Girls #2
Greg- Usagi Yojimbo Gallery Edition & Johnny Red #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: 9:22pm EDT

They're mentioned in every show, but this week the lads are taking a moment to shine the spotlight a little more directly on their sponsor Third Eye Comics, and more specifically, the man BEHIND Third Eye Comics: Steve Anderson. In addition to recording some up-to-the-minute audio with Steve on location at the Annapolis, MD location, a previous interview he and Greg had done in 2013 was unearthed and is included on the second half of this episode. While one half goes more into the state of comics-slinging in 2015, the 2013 segment goes much deeper into Steve's retail tips and philosophy of getting his customers the comics they know they want and the books they don't yet know they need. A fun and informative hour of conversation is just a mouse click/finger swipe/button press away!

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 atRobotsFromTomorrow.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: 5:04am 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, October 28, 2015
Mike- Titan #2 & Island #4
Greg- Black Magick #1 & Love vol. 2: The Fox

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: 9:51pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of December 2015 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s eyes. LOVE & ROCKETS! Butter & Blood! Bill & Ted! Eltingville Club! Aftershock (Jenkins, Palmiotti/Conner, Ennis...oh my!)! Wally Wood! Dark Planet's Silver! Violenzia & Other Deadly Amusements! Kaijumax! Hot Jazz! Prometheus Eternal! The Rocketeer! Tons of new Vertigo books! All that, plus an Andy/Adam Kubert consideration, where things go from here for the Goon, Secret Wars delays, why Blu-Ray covers of older movies are generally horrible, Jim Lee's artistic DNA, the chances of Humanoids approaching a more-than-affordable cover price, the days of saddle-stitched compendiums & Marvel Must-Haves, and a whole 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:Previews -- 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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Mike- He-Man & The Masters of Universe: Minicomic Collection & Back To the Future #1
Greg- Wild's End vol. 1: First Light & Martian Manhunter #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: 7:10pm EDT

Today we have Greg's interviews from last week's New York Comic Con.

Things kick off with writer/editor/Valkyrie Katy Rex. Katy is working on Strange Wit, a graphic novel about the life & works of writer Jane Bowles. They talk about that, her multitude of other works, and just what it means to be a Valkyrie in today’s comics climate.

Next comes artist Nilah Magruder. Winner of the inaugural Dwayne McDuffie Diversity Award earlier this year, Nilah is the cartoonist behind the webcomic M.F.K.. They chat a little bit about her approach to the comic as well as the new picture book she’s working on for 2016. Keep checking back at Multiversity Comics for an more in-depth interview with Nilah in the coming days.

Following that Greg checks in with Leila del Duca and Joe Keatinge of “Shutter”, delving into some process talk with Leila and getting some lowdown on Joe’s upcoming Image book Ringside with Nick Barber. Plus, Greg takes the opportunity to pick his brain on the just-announced Moebius Library and what we might be seeing from that Dark Horse project.

And finally, things wrap up with a talk with writer Alex Simmons and Joseph Illidge. Simmons’ work on the comic “Blackjack” has been brought back into print by Dover Graphic Novels, and we get a chance to hear from the writer himself about why writing the adventures of a 1930’s African-American soldier of fortune with a conscience is still relevant in 2015.

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: 11:27pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Mike- Batman: Year 100 - The Deluxe Edition HC & Battling Boy: The Fall of House of West
Greg- Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Darwyn Cooke HC & Twilight Children #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 in this two hundredth installment of their weekly "Pull List" series! These 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. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT

Today we have the second of two episodes with Greg's interviews from the recent Baltimore Comic-Con. Lots of comics talk with creators representing both coasts in this one, but there's no East Coast/West Coast beefing here; just good comic booking.

Things kick off with cartoonist Jeff Parker. We talk a little Flash Gordon, some editorial hijinx on his recent Shazam mini, why everyone thought Doc Shaner owed him an apology, how Sandy Jarrell draws such believable teenagers, and just what Parker's role at Periscope Studios really is. Apparently a lot of TV watching and goofing off is involved.

Next comes the Portland-based artistic team of Dan Schkade and Brennan Wagner. Dan's name popped up in my last talk with Brennan, but now we get to hear from them both in stereo. We cover Dan's recent work on The Spirit, some of his influences and philosophies, and which 90's X-Man would be their choice for a career & character-defining run.

Finally we jet on over to Brooklyn (aka the other side of the convention floor) and check in with Christa Cassano, Gregory Benton, Dean Haspiel, and Chris Miskiewicz of Hang Dai Studios. We talk new books, old work, Danish hospitality, the benefits of mixing influences, Seth Kushner, watercolors versus gouache, 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:Interview -- posted at: 10:01pm 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, October 7, 2015
Mike- Amazing Spider-Man #1 & Oyster War
Greg- Mracleman #3, The Humans #8 & Doctor Strange #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

Today we have the first of two episodes of Greg's interviews from the recent Baltimore Comic-Con. First up, he talked to writer Ed Krayewski about his comics work with an unlikely collaborator: his 82-year old father, Polish fine artist Andre Krayewski. Ed explains how creators from two different generations and disciplines have come together to make comics like none other on the market.

Then he managed to carve out some time to catch up with writer/letterer/editor Rachel Autumn Deering. The brain behind the Eisner- and Harvey-nominated horror anthology "In The Dark", Rachel is a perfect example of how hard work and diversifying your skill set can help make you successful in today's comics industry. This talk has a few surprise guests in it; their appearances were left them in the recording because it will help give you, the listener, a little glimpse into how freewheeling and unexpected these convention talks can be.

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: 1:36am 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, September 30, 2015
Mike- Mads Original Idiots Complete Collection & Banned Books Humble Bundle
Greg- Universal War One & Southern Bastards 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: 7:39am EDT

Another September, another SPX. This year, the Small Press Expo actually kicks off the latter-half of the convention-going year for Mike & Greg, as one or the other will be going to SPX, Baltimore Comicon, NYCC, and the Locust Moon Comics Festival. And of course, that means interviews and check-ins galore!

We start things off with this trio of talks Greg conducted from the recent SPX 2015. The first was checking in with frequent RFT guest Josh O'Neill of Locust Moon Press. Josh, along with partners Andrew Carl and Chris Stevens, has had quite the busy year since we last checked in with them. Their "Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream" anthology hit the Eisner Awards like a juggernaut, and spawned a budget-sized companion volume overseen by the great Francoise Mouly. And while that was going on, they managed to put together a comic so good the Philadelphia Museum of Art decided (no joke) to place it in their collection.

Next came Greg's chance to finally talk with "Wuvable Oaf" creator Ed Luce about his new Fantagraphics collection of that comic's output to date.

And finally, Greg let Matt Silady teach him all about the Comics MFA program at the California College of Art, a 3-year low-residency program that lets you take your education in comics to the next level.

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: 1:55am 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, September 23, 2015
Mike- Hellboy In Hell #8 & Elephantmen #66
Greg- The New Deal & Astro City: Confessions

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: 7:26pm EDT

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: 9:26pm 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, September 16, 2015
Mike- Frank Frazetta's Adventures of Snow Man & Astro Boy Omnibus vol. 1
Greg- Judge Dredd: Day of Chaos - The Fourth Faction & Heart in a Box

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: 8:58pm EDT

Black Ops Sports Team. That was the pitch for "X-Force" as part of the spring 2001 relaunch of the X-Men line, stuck somewhere between Claremont's "X-Treme" and Casey's "Uncanny." A Vertigo mainstay and an indie cartoonist doing an X-Book? How crazy was that? But "X-Force" turned out to be the little book that could, grabbing critical praise and the attention of comic fans old and new with its bold combination of satire, commentary, and characterization. Mike & Greg look back at the first 14 issues of the Allred/Milligan collaboration and see how it holds up almost 15 years later. How reader-friendly was the title BEFORE the revamp? What part did that first issue play in getting Marvel to finally drop the Comics Code for good? Which recurring Allred archetypes show up in "X-Force" and why? When does the series go off the rail (and why)? Who comes in to pinch-hit for Allred on art, and do they strike out or hit a home run? All that, plus a head-to-head matchup between X-Force and Morrison's New X-Men over the hosts' affections. Which book will reign supreme? Find out the answer to that question 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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Category:Book 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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, August 9, 2015
Mike- Abe Sapien #26 & Letter 44 #20
Greg- Head Lopper #1 & EC Archives: Two-Fisted Tales 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: 6:00pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of November 2015 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s eyes. Alternative Comics (again...still the publisher and not the category)! Night and the Enemy! Dover Publications! Mega Man Tribute HC! Peanuts Peanuts Peanuts (is there a movie coming out or something?) Our Expanding Universe! Heavy Metal past and present! Seconds Helping! Lumberjanes deluxe hardcover! Brian Chippendale's Puke Force! Sky Doll! All-New All-Different Marvel! Jeffrey Jones' Idyll! Grimjack is back! All that, plus Gerard Way versus Max Landis, some Dredd talk, Francesco Francavilla channeling his inner Bryan Lee O'Malley, how likely Mark Waid is to write a Marvel event, and so 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:Previews -- 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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Mike- Aliens: Salvation & The Z Word
Greg- Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham #1 & Suicide Squad: Trial by Fire

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

How do you follow up a juggernaut like "Scott Pilgrim?" Six volumes, a major motion picture, tons of awards… the task of coming up with the next thing after that has to be a daunting one. But after 4 years, O’Malley answered that question with “Seconds,” an OGN about a young restaurateur given the chance to fix the mistakes of the past with the help of some magic mushrooms. Sounds like just the thing you’d expect from O’Malley, right? It is...and it isn’t. Mike & Greg take a look at the latest work from this cartoonist and his assembled team to find out if this book, like any great meal, is worth coming back to for 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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Mike- Hellboy In Hell #7 & Rumble #6
Greg- Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. Complete Collection & Valhalla Mad #4

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

After 37 issues, to call Matt Kindt's "Mind MGMT" an 'accomplishment' almost feels like an understatement. Kindt not only wrote, penciled, inked, colored and lettered the entire series, he also provided covers, back-up strips, supplemental material, a litany of secrets, and fake back page ads for every issue. With "New MGMT" #1, the final issue of the series, hitting shelves next week, we wanted to take a bit of time to talk with Kindt about coming to the end of such a monumental project. There's also a bit of chatter about his new series "Department H," revisiting old works, and thinking about Spider-Man while falling asleep.

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: 7:00pm 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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Mike- TMNT Amazing Adventures #1 & Ultraman Vol. 1
Greg- Secret Wars: Secret Love #1 & Nanjing: The Burning City 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: 6:00pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of October 2015 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s eyes. One-Punch Man! Claymore! Titan (not "Attack on...")! Iscariot! Robin: Son of Batman! Prez only getting a single term? Weirdworld! Kelley Jones on Spingebob! Lumberjanes! Magnetic Press's Love! The Maxx: Artist Edition! The Comic Book Story of Beer! Junji Ito's Cats! Alternative Comics (again...the publisher, not the category)! All that, plus some thoughts on the Morrison-led Heavy Metal's future, just what a Duncan Fregredo comic from 1990 would look like, whether or not there's a tipping point for Image Comics' line output, why Tim Drake had such a great set-up as Robin, the varying styles of small-a 'artist editions', and so 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:Previews -- 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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Mike- Harrow County #4 & Batman #43
Greg- Black Panther vol. 1 & Action Comics #43

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 week we're bringing you the second of our two HeroesCon 2015 episodes: a conversation between Michel Fiffe & Klaus Janson. They may be from two different generations of the industry, but make no mistake: these guys are of one mind when it comes to making great comics. And they aren't afraid to speak that mind about it, either. 

Although jokingly referred to by many at the show before the panel as an excuse to sit around and talk about how awesome Klaus Janson is for an hour, the conversation quickly settles into a mutual exploration of each creator's work process and outlook on comics. Topics range from Copra intentions, where storytelling stands in today's comics, the secret to career longevity, what problem Janson was told he had as a creator (and whether or not he agreed), Charlton's printing quality (or lack thereof), the pros & cons of the monthly grind on creators, the possibility of a real Janson/Fiffe collaboration, 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:Interview -- 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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Mike- String Divers #1 & Eltingville Club #2
Greg- Dark Corridor #1 & Ultimate Marvel Omnibus 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: 5:57pm EDT

In 1970, DC proclaimed, “The Great One Is Coming!” And they were right! Jack “The King” Kirby went across the street from Marvel to the Distinguished Competition and hit their publishing line like an atomic bomb. The New Gods! Mister Miracle! The Forever People! The Demon! Omac! But few of them had the specific impact & influence as today’s subject: Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth! Mike & Greg focus on the earlier issues of The King’s 37-issue full-creator run, but as with all things Kirby, there’s so much other stuff to consider. Is this the best work of his career? What drove him to DC in the first place, and then back to Marvel? How much microfilm did Kamandi read? Why is Kirby Sheen more signature than Kirby Krackle? When did you first GET Kirby? All that, plus looks at the 70’s DC “Bullpen Bulletins”, Kirby inkers compared and rated, and exactly what speed were these comics were intended to be read at?

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: 7:50pm 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, July 29, 2015
Mike- Resident Alien: Sam Hain Mystery #3 & Study Group Magazine 3D
Greg- Daredevil #17 & Mother Box Replica

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: 9:11pm EDT

While sorting through the digital bric-a-brac that litters the subterranian RFT recording studio, we came across something very special buried deep on a harddrive. Back in December 2011, the one and only Jack Davis was the guest of honor at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics festival. Fantagraphics had just released "Drawing American Pop Culture," a collection of Davis' art spanning his long and varied career, and the artist himself made the trip from Georgia to Brooklyn so he could sign copies and shake as many hands as possible. He took a little time away from the hustle of the festivle to have a seat on stage and discuss his carreer and art. Moderated by Gary Groth and Drew Friedman, the conversation you're about to hear touches on all aspect's of Davis' work, including his time at Mad and EC, as well as his commercial work producing magazine covers and movie posters. We're very excited to have found this, and even more excited to share it with all of you.

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: 6:56pm 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, July 22, 2015
Mike- Mind Mgmt #35 & Frankenstein Underground #5
Greg- Batman: Gothic Deluxe Edition & Legends of the Dark Knight - Norm Breyfogle

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: 8:34am EDT

We've got a pair of pairs on the show today, as Greg managed to not only snag some time with two of DC Comics' finest in Greg Capullo & Scott Snyder, but also unearthed an unreleased talk with Atomic Robo co-creators Scott Wegener & Brian Clevinger from back in 2013. While the date on that second conversation might be a little scary, the chat itself has aged quite well and is timely again with Atomic Robo's new start at IDW coming up. It's always fun to talk to more than one member of a creative time in one sitting because you get a much better sense of why these two people work so well together, and these talks are certainly no different. Finding out about how these creators tick and much more is only a click away!

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: 11:25pm 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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Mike- Godzilla In Hell #1 & B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #133
Greg- Batman Black & White Statue By Mike Mignola & Island #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: 5:29pm EDT

As part of their early SDCC announcements, Dark Horse Comics revealed that John Arcudi will be leaving "BPRD" after over a decade as the writer of the series. His tenure will wrap up with issue #147 as he closes out the "Hell on Earth" cycle that began back in 2010. John talks about coming to the decision, breaking the news to his collaborators, and how he's basically already turned in all of the scripts for the rest of the series.

From there the conversation looks ahead at John's work with artist James Harren on their Image series "Rumble." This August "Rumble" will kick off its second arc with a standalone story that can be read entirely on its own, but will also have an impact in issues to come. John talks about his fondness for the one-shot comics of yesterday, and how he hopes to capture some of their magic for himself. Plus: rumblings of a European translation (bad pun, couldn't help it!), the pitfalls of preciousness, learning from your collaborators, and more in 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_208_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- 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 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Mike- Four Eyes vol. 1: Forged In Flames & Batman #42 - Teen Titans Go! Variant
Greg- Creepy Presents: Alex Toth & Squadron Sinister #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.

Direct download: rft_207_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time to gaze into the tomorrow of September 2015 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s eyes. Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham! Jaegir! Alternative Comics (again...the publisher, not the category)! Gigant! Wilds End! Diesel! Pitiful Human Lizard! Turtles 50! Sacred Heart! Elk's Run! The Z Word! Puma Blues! Plus, everything you need to know to get started reading Benjamin Marra, what Dynamite book Mike is excited about, what Farel Dalrymple kid's comic Greg is talking about (seriously...which one is it?), where Atomic Robo has landed, why no comic will have a Steve Gerber cover, and so 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.

Direct download: rft_206_mixdown.mp3
Category:Previews -- posted at: 7:34pm 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, July 1, 2015
Mike- Diary Comics & 18 Days #1
Greg- Criminal: Last of the Innocent & The Spirit #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_205_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT