Robots From Tomorrow!

Another “Previews” in the pullbox means another look into our comics future! This first half of our expanded “Previews” coverage focuses on the catalog’s Green section, the back half that just so happens to cover about 75% of comics publishers. What impending April 2017 releases catch Mike & Greg’s fancy? (Or Samuel and Greg, since this episode was recorded prior to Mike's return) Slasher! The Last American! The Coldest City! Black Mask! Street Tiger! Sacred Heart! SelfMadeHero! All that, plus the irony of Spongeboob (nope, not a typo), how giving credit where its due can be different depending on what side of the ocean you're on, which famous African American turned down an offer from Coretta Scott King during the Civil Rights era, and more. Definitively something for everyone in this top half of our two-part “Previews” walkthrough!

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

 

 

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. This (not quite) bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

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

Bonus: Samuel's notes for this episode!

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

 

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

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

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

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

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Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. This (not quite) bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Samuel- Sex Criminals #16
Greg- The Wild Storm #1

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

 

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Two different comics conversations on today's episode! First up, the creative team of the upcoming Image OGN "Afar": artist Kit Seaton and writer Leila del Duca. If one of those names sounds familiar, it's because del Duca is also the artist on "Shutter" with writer Joe Keatinge and is making her writing debut with this book. Seaton is the lower-profile of the two right now, but once fans get a look at "Afar", the SCAD professor will be a name one everyone's mind. Greg talked to the duo about their science-fiction story, the difficulties in maintaining the balance between strange and relate-able, influences, work processes, and just what to do when someone jimmies the lock on your bedroom door with a steak knife in the middle of the night.

Following that is a chat with comics-multihyphenate Christina Blanch. Between her work as a retailer (Aw Yeah Muncie), writer ("The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood"), educator (Super MOOC), and panel moderator, Blanch has spent a life firmly and unapologetically rooted in pop culture. Like her interests, the conversation covers a lot of ground, including what it's like being a retailer in today's comics market, the differences between stocking an LCS and setting a syllabus, the connection between Dr. Indiana Jones and Dr. Christina Blanch, surviving 2016, and what we can already do to make 2017 better.

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

 

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. This bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Samuel- Black History In Its Own Words & Death Be Damned #1
Greg- Thrill-Power Overload! 2000AD - The First 40 Years HC & Moby Dick HC

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

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Another “Previews” in the pullbox means another look into our comics future! With focus shifting to the Premier section, what impending February 2017 releases catch Mike & Greg’s fancy? (Or Brian and Greg, since Mike is still on sabbatical?) Having finished the Green section, Brian's presence causes a crisis in Premier publisher discussion order; Marvel Comics takes the lead slot and DC Comics anchors the episode. But when you have one of the DC3 trio on your show, you can't pass up that opportunity to deep-dive on the Distinguished Competition, can you? (No, you can't.) So come for the Man-Thing/Swamp Thing discussion and stay for the book-by-book Rebirth breakdown! Definitively something for everyone in part two of this encompassing look at January’s “Previews” catalog!

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

 

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. This bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Samuel- Paper Girls #11 & Kaijumax #1 (Dollar Edition)
Greg- America's Best Comics Artist Edition HC

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

 

 

 

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

This week Mike welcomes cartoonist Josh Bayer to the show to discuss "All Time Comics," the new, shared universe superhero line from Fantagraphics. To bring these books to life, Josh and his brother Samuel looked to an amalgamation of classic and modern comics talent. Folks like Herb Trimpe, Al Milgrom, Ben Marra, Noah Van Sciver, and Rick Buckler came together for this, collaborating in unexpected ways to make some unexpected comics. Josh talks about his thoughts on blending artists from different generations, explains why it's not as new of an idea as one might think, and shares his vast knowledge of comics in general. "All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer #1" is available for pre-order now, and will be hitting the shelves of all respectable comic shops in March.

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_367_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. This bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Brian- Kamandi Challenge #1 & Black Monday Murders Vol. 1 TPB
Greg- Batman: Death and the Maidens DLX HC & Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Newspaper Strips, 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: 2:00am EDT