Robots From Tomorrow!

With the release of his Oni graphic novel this week, writer Chad Bowers stops by the subterranean recording lair to give us the pitch, answer some questions, and help us make heads and/or tails of comics hitting your comic shop this April. That’s right -- it’s another look into comics’ future a la Previews. But Chad not only ups the chances of you, the listener, hearing about something new and worth your time/money for April’s comics by about 1,000% (or so; I was told there’d be no math), but he also tells us who the template for Down Set Fight’s main character was, why Scott Kowalchuk is the perfect artist to bring this football-coated action crime goodie to life, and what he and co-writer Chris Sims have planned for another book of theirs hitting the digital stands this week: Subatomic Party Girls #3. We put Chad through the RFT gauntlet; does he make it out alive? Have a listen and find out! 

Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 8:56pm EST

Today we are joined form across the Black Atlantic by writer Rob Williams! Rob's knee deep in all sorts of new comics work, so there's a lot to cover. He's currently writing the weekly Judge Dredd stip for 2000 AD, getting ready to launch new creator owned mini series at Titan and Vertigo, and helping reintroduce Marvel UK characters to the world. Rob is an incredibly inventive writer who's worked with some of the best artists out there, and we are glad he was able to carve out a little time to talk with us.

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. Today's music is Oh Mandy by The Spinto Band. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:15pm EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the one hundred and eleventh installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics 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 11, 2014
Mike- Down Set Fight & Insect Bath #1
Greg- Bunker #1 & She-Hulk #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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:03pm EST

The boys go without a net or a plan on this one, and the topics range pretty far and wide as a result. From Mike Allred’s criminally underrated Red Rocket 7, to James Harren’s return to BPRD, and whether or not certain creators should just be retired from certain awards categories (Todd Klein and Dave Stewart -- we’re looking at you!). All that, plus what exactly a graphic novel is and isn’t, thoughts on Darwyn Cooke’s newest Parker adaptation, and what combination of creators did Dynamite put on a book to finally get Mike to consider picking it up. The answer may surprise you! (Not if you’ve been checking the news on Multiversity Comics like we tell you, because they covered it there, but you should still listen to hear Mike talk about it!)

Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

As their acclaimed digital creator-owned series The Bunker makes its transition to print from Oni Press on February 12th, Greg sits down with writer Josh Fialkov and artist Joe Infurnari for an in-depth discussion about the book and the process of taking it from idea to reality. Josh and Joe show that they are a true collaborative team in every respect, as they tag-team for the funny and the heartfelt in this interview. And after that, Greg goes one-on-one with Joe to talk about his graphic novel Marathon (written by Boaz Yakin), which gives an account of the story behind the Greek victory at Marathon that is much more interesting and gripping than one man simply running 26 miles and collapsing. It is a book that was overlooked when it first came out, but deserves a second (or in most cases, first) look. Listen to Joe go in depth about bringing that work from Yakin's brain to the page. It's over two hours of talk from a pair of comics' rising stars that you won't want to miss!

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

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:43am EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the one hundred and tenth installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics 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 5, 2014
Mike- Dragon Ball Full Color Vol. 1: Saiyan Arc
Greg- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Color Classics #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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:27pm EST

For today's episode the guys dive headfirst into Brandon Graham's King City. Set in a world of Cat Masters, alien races and mythic demons, King City is Graham's first long form comics work. It's a title that nearly fell victim to the Tokyo Pop implosion, but after a time in limbo, was revived and completed at Image Comics. The collected edition is as thick as a phonebook, with plenty of back-ups and back matter to sweeten the pot. Mike and Greg agree that this is a must read, and woth a place on any comic reader's shelf.

Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 11:40am EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the one hundred and ninth installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics 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 29, 2014
Mike- Furious #1 & Superman Golden Age Sundays HC 1943-1946
Greg- Warlock By Jim Starlin: Complete Collection & Siegfried Vol. 2: Valkyrie

Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:18pm EST

Greg chats it up with Joe Keatinge, fresh off of this month's Image Expo, and you'd better have a comfy chair to listen to this one in, because it is a behemoth! Over two and a half hours of comics talk straight from the man who brought you Hell Yeah!, Glory, and your soon-to-be-favorite title Shutter (announced at the Expo with artist Leila Del Duca), Joe is candid as always, and speaks his mind about Image, Marvel, DC, and a whole bunch of comics on either side of the Atlantic. Find out at what age he read Maus (it's a single digit), what he thought the biggest news out of the Expo was, what his original plans for Morbius were, and what event nearly collapsed the entire comic book industry. All this and more, plus updates on as many of the 10 books he has coming out in April 2014 as legally allowed: Shutter, What If: Age of Ultron, MK: Hulk, Glory HC, and more. AND there's a special segment after the outro with Joe just after he interviewed Jim Steranko at last year's Collector's Con!

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:57am EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the one hinder and eighth installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics 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 22, 2014
Mike- Deadly Class #1 & Midas Flesh #2
Greg- Judge Dredd Mega City Two #1 & Serenity Leaves On the Wind #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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 9:25pm EST