Robots From Tomorrow!

Picks for Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Mike- The Beef #1 (of 5) & Arya #3
Greg- The Terrifics #1 & Rick Veitch's The One #1 (of 6)

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out what’s hitting shelves they're most excited about! These weekly Pull List episodes are the perfect way to kick off the comics week for anyone from the most curious newcomer to the most dedicated Wednesday Warrior!

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

 

Direct download: rft_470_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Another month, another “Previews” catalog to dissect! As always, Mike & Greg start things off with the diverse Green section, covering the majority of publishers in one fell swoop. What's coming to comic shops in April (or later) that catches the lads’ fancies? Algeria is Beautiful Like America! About Betty's Boob! Another round of COPRA! An Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns! Daygloayhole! Tank Girl in color! Kirby & Kane on The Prisoner!

All that, plus what to do with a blockbuster film license when the film failed to bust the block, more Epic comics make the transition from 1980's artifact to 2010's revamp, reading the tea leaves on a Graphitti Designs <em>Strangers in Paradise</em> Gallery Edition, and more. Definitely something for everyone in the top half of this two-part “Previews” walkthrough!

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

 

Direct download: rft_469_mixdown.mp3
Category:Previews -- posted at: 7:53pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Mike- Multiple Warheads: Ghost Throne & Lazarus Sourcebook: Vassalovka
Greg- The Beatles Story & Mata Hari #1 (of 5)

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out what’s hitting shelves they're most excited about! These weekly Pull List episodes are the perfect way to kick off the comics week for anyone from the most curious newcomer to the most dedicated Wednesday Warrior!

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

 

Direct download: rft_468_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT

This episode originally aired March 19, 2015.

Can we ever go home again? It's a question so many creators ask themselves when they revisit work from their earlier days. Mike & Greg take a look at how Toriyama has cracked that particular code with "Jaco", a book that touches on several themes and tones from the manga-ka's early "Dragon Ball" days while still letting him bring his mastery of craft to bear. A funny, adventurous romp, the titular Jaco is a super elite Galactic Patrolman sent to Earth to await the coming of a terrible monster… but he manages to sideswipe the Moon on his way in and crashes next to a small island. Maybe 'super elite' is supposed to be ironic? Find out why "Jaco" is a wonderful standalone manga story with subtle ties to Toriyama's later works, what manga tropes the cartoonist manages to celebrate and subvert simultaneously, how 'adorable' is a perfect descriptive for this book, which Neal Adams work gets compared to "Jaco", and a whole lot more in this week's episode!

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

Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
Mike- Battle Angel Alita Mars Chronicle Volume 1 & Kill or Be Killed #16
Greg- Twisted Romance #2 & Lazarus +66 #6

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out what’s hitting shelves they're most excited about! These weekly Pull List episodes are the perfect way to kick off the comics week for anyone from the most curious newcomer to the most dedicated Wednesday Warrior!

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

Direct download: rft_467_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 7:19pm EDT

Keep the sports-buzz going with this week's episode about the state of sports comics in America! Why don't we have more (given the popularity of sports in this country), and who's doing a good job with the titles we do have? What is it about manga that can make cooking and chess into fan-favorite subjects? Is there a difference between sport and competition? How does the influx of comics in the classrooms influence what arenas publishers should be entering if they want to succeed at the sports comics game? All that, plus Mike gives his thoughts on the mood of Philadelphia at recording time, one day before the Eagles' victory. 

Robots From Tomorrow is a twice-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_466_mixdown.mp3
Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Mike- Twisted Romance #1 & Batman: Secrets -- Sam Keith Gallery Edition HC
Greg- The Moebius Library: Inside Moebius Volume 1 HC & The Challengers of the Unknown by Loeb & Sale HC

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out what’s hitting shelves they're most excited about! These weekly Pull List episodes are the perfect way to kick off the comics week for anyone from the most curious newcomer to the most dedicated Wednesday Warrior!

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

Direct download: rft_465_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:16pm EDT

This episode originally aired March 17, 2017.

Dave Chisholm may not have been in the comics industry long enough to achieve the 'rock star' status of someone like Jim Lee or Paul Pope, but in terms of creating both comics AND music, he's a band apart from just about every other creator out there. Because when you write and draw your own graphic novel ("Instrumental" from Z2 Comics in May), compose/perform a companion soundtrack to be released simultaneously WITH that graphic novel, AND have another full-length album of music from the band you front being released around the same time (Talking Under Water self-titled debut album on April 28th, 2017) . . . what other label is there? Decide for yourself after listening to this interview, where Greg talks with Dave about process both musical and sequential, the difficulty of getting the essence of sound across a silent medium, and more. Where else could you hear talk about Frank Quitely, Kevin Nowlan, and Brian Eno in the same discussion?

And if that wasn't enough, you can hear of clips "Celebration" and "Death and the Narrator" (from "Instrumental"'s upcoming score) in the episode itself, PLUS the full "Celebration" track from the Multiversity Comics episode post page!

BONUS: Here are the two other non-"Instrumental" pieces of music mentioned in the episode:

"Tossing and Turning" from the Tossing and Turning EP by Talking Under Water  

"Calligraphy" from Calligraphy by Dave Chisholm 

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_381_rebroadcast_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
Mike- Blubber #5 & JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1
Greg- Divinity: The Complete Trilogy DLX HC & Astro City #50

Need suggestions for your LCS trip this week? Let Mike & Greg point out what’s hitting shelves they're most excited about! These weekly Pull List episodes are the perfect way to kick off the comics week for anyone from the most curious newcomer to the most dedicated Wednesday Warrior!

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

Direct download: rft_464_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

This episode originally aired on November 17, 2014.

Earl Tubb may not speak particularly softly, but the main character of the new Image series Southern Bastards ends up brandishing one hell of a stick after returning to his Alabama hometown to put family affairs in order. Jasons Latour and Aaron make this book one part Southern Gothic, one part Walking Tall (the Joe Don Baker version), one part Lone Star, and all parts fantastic. Mike & Greg take swings, between talk of fried apple pie and confectionary delights, at trying to do justice to this book and its look at a Southern lifestyle at once mundane and terrifying. Find out what themes and traits this book shares with Aaron's classic series Scalped, as well as how to look at the work fourth-dimensionally, the benefits of uncluttered plot progression, the differences between Europeans and Americans when looking at America, and what US town was nuked back in the 1960's (albeit ineptly).

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_140_rebroadcast_mixdown.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT