Robots From Tomorrow!

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 17, 2014
Mike- Sugar Skull & Deadly Class #7
Greg- Shutter #6 & Multiversity #1.1

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: 12:00am EDT

It's September in Baltimore and that means one thing: the Baltimore Comic Con! Greg got a chance to hit the show for all three days and made it out of there with almost two hours worth of interviews. He got the chance to talk to: 

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: 5:43am 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 10, 2014
Mike- Wilds End #1 & Edge of Spider-verse #1
Greg- The Winter Soldier by Ed Brubaker Complete Collection & X-Men: Asgardian Wars

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: 2:00pm EDT

We're rolling into Baltimore Comicon weekend with this double-shot of interviews! First up, Greg sits down with SPX video interviewers Rusty Rowley and Joe Mochove at a local Starbucks to get some insight on NEXT week's big comic event: the Small Press Expo.  Joe and Rusty have been involved with the show, from either side of the table, almost since its inception, so they have tons of stories to tell. Find out what comic creator Joe was repeatedly mistaken for, which editor almost took comics off Rusty's body with their teeth, just what the Sam Hill toe-shoes are, and why random bursts of chaos can turn good interviews into fantastic ones. Learn everything you need to know about SPX and more right here!

Following that, Greg got a chance to speak with Jorg Tittel about his graphic novel hitting shelves this week: Ricky Rouse Has A Gun. Described as Die Hard in a Chinese knockoff amusement park, Jorg gets a chance to play up some themes of cultural assimilation in between burst of gunfire and massive explosions. Talk then shifts over to the Ricky Rouse music video, Tittel's other film work, and what's next on the horizon for the writer/filmmaker. Spoiler alert: more comics!

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, September 3, 2014
Mike- Jaybird & Annihilator #1
Greg- Grendel vs The Shadow #1 & Stumptown #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: 1:56pm EDT

Mike leads this week’s subterranean expedition as he takes Greg and you through the twists and turns of NBM’s Dungeon series’ first volume. Created by the cartoonists Joann Sfar and Lewis Trondheim, Dungeon serves up a slice of sword-and-sorcery that is one part humor, one part satire, and all parts awesome. If it's good enough to help inspire Pendleton Ward's approach to Adventure Time, then it may just be worth your time! With its anthropomorphic duck protagonist, his skull-as-cod-piece-wearing dragon companion, and his sarcastic-and-demeaning talking belt Dungeon is a whirlwind of fantasy fantasticness. The conversation takes many twists and turns, including talk of Jonathan Hickman, Larry Marder, and Image Comics. Hidden treasure of a comic book nature is just one mouse click away 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: 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 27, 2014
Mike- Love & Rockets: New Stories #7 & Jaegir
Greg- Genius #4 & Swampmen: Muck Monsters of Comics

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: 12:00pm EDT

The net is taken away as Mike and Greg go stream-of-consciousness for this one. As Baltimore Comicon and SPX approach, talk turns to those conventions and the corners of comics that they represent. This leads into a discussion of Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol work, which mushrooms into a consideration of his post-Final Crisis output, and then rolls right on into meditations on the impending The Multiversity release. Maps are consulted, tunes are whistled, time is hyped, and minds are blown 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, August 20, 2014
Mike- Dark Horse Presents #1 & B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #122
Greg- The Fade Out #1 & Supreme: Blue Rose #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.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time for a glimpse into the tomorrow of October 2014 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s eyes. Punks! Batgirl! World Trigger! Original Quantum & Woody! The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow! A City of Fire and Whiskey! The Complete Eightball! Hero Annual/Liberty Annual/Thought Bubble Anthology! Batgirl (yes, again!)! Batman Adventures! Edge of Spider-Verse! Michael Zulli’s Ninja Turtles! David Mack’s Dream Logic! Harvey Kurtzmann’s Jungle Book! All that, the usual heavy-hitters, and more awaits you on this look into the future!

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 13, 2014
Mike- Dark Ages #1 & Judge Dredd: Anderson, Psi Division #1
Greg- Flesh and Steel: Art of Russ Heath

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: 12:00pm EDT

They say life is stranger than fiction, which is good because when cartoonists turn their attentions to telling stories about real life people and events, they have a lot of competition with all the universes of imaginary characters crowding the shelves. On today’s episode, the boys eschew the usual single-title spotlight to take a look at some OGNs that tell real stories in ways just as entertaining as their fictional counterparts:

     -SHACKLETON: ANTARCTIC ODYSSEY by Nick Bertozzi

     -THE HYPO by Noah Van Sciver

     -FEYNMAN by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick

     -BOXERS & SAINTS by Gene Luen Yang

     -WOMAN REBEL: THE MARGARET SANGER STORY by Peter Bagge

All those works plus some other non-fiction favorites show up in this discussion-slash-rumination on the advantages, disadvantages, and challenges comics creators face when trying to bring real life to the printed page.

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 episode id 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 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, August 6, 2014
Mike- Demon #1 (of 21) & Captain Victory and The Galactic Rangers #1
Greg- Ring of the Nibelung & Fury: My War Gone By

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. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT

We usually follow up a spotlight episode with either a Previews exploration or a free-for-all. But this week is different because Jim Rugg himself stopped by our center-of-the-earth recording studio to drop some truth about Street Angel and his career.Jim is one of the most flat-out creative talents working in comics and design today, and we couldn't be more thrilled to bring you this wide-ranging conversation. His latest book is a re-release of his first published work: Street Angel. It's available from Ad House Books and finer comic shops everywhere.

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:Interview -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode 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, July 30, 2014
Mike- Low #1 & Mind Mgmt #24
Greg- Fatale #24 & Lazarus vol. 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. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

The publisher of this week’s book, Adhouse, suggests that book, Street Angel, be filed under these categories: comedy, poverty, hero, and kung fu. Those terms both entirely describe and woefully undersell the breadth of pure comic booking contained in this 10th anniversary hardcover reprinting of Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca's breakout hit. The title character is homeless teenage girl Jesse Sanchez; she sleeps in abandoned buildings and prowls the streets of Wilkesborough on her skateboard, keeping it safe from ninjas, mad scientists, demons, time-displaced Spanish conquerors, more ninjas, and (with the help of an aged but still bad motherSHUT YOUR MOUTH Afrodisiac) racist gun-toting rednecks. This book may be Rugg's first but it still hits like a 100-megaton bomb of experimentation in the name of homage and homage in the name of truth. Listen to Mike and Greg talk about how many ways Street Angel is a little slice of comic book heaven for anyone who picks it up.

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:Book Discussion -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

For this week's episode Mike welcomes Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare to the show! Amy and Brandon have been working together for a few years now, and most recently completed the first volume of their creator-owned series Rocket Girl over at Image Comics (available wherever finer comics are sold). What's an artist's motivation for selling original art? How open should creators be with one another in regards to pay and contracts? How do creators stay motivated and not lose steam? Is Klaus Janson's name pronounced with a "J" or a "Y" sound? We cover all this, 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. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Mike- Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #1 & The Midas Flesh #8
Greg- Batman Beyond Universe #12 & Ragnarok #1

For this episode, the one hundred thirty-fifth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:33pm EDT

The lads jump right into their glimpse into the tomorrow of September 2014 based on this month’s Previews and start firing off things that you should definitely check out.

The Chimera Brigade! The Wrenchies! Miss Don’t Touch Me! The Man Who Laughs! Ricky Rouse Has A Gun! Stumptown! Wild’s End! Sugar Skull! Tales of an Imperfect Future! Grendel/Shadow! Edge of Spider-Verse! The Names!

All that and more is waiting for you on this look into the future!

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:Previews -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

There have been many tribute books recently that have dropped jaws with their list of contributors, but none have come close to amassing a gobsmackingly powerful collection of talent as Locust Moon's Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream anthology. With over 130 creators attached, each contributing a full page of Nemo-inspired comics that will be printed at the size of Windsor McCay's original strips (a staggering 16"x21"), this book will be the new standard by which other such anthologies will be measured against.

Click here to see the list of creators involved.  

With the Kickstarter campaign entering its final week, Greg got a chance to talk to one of the men putting this book together: Locust Moon's Josh O'Neill. They talk about the origins of the project, how the team avoided some of the pitfalls with such a massive book, and why this whole experience has been one of the most emotionally rewarding of his young career. 

Click here to go to the Kickstarter page.

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:Interview -- posted at: 5:22am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Mike- Dredd Illustrated Movie Script & Bryan Lee O Malley's Seconds OGN
Greg- Black Market #1 & League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century HC

For this episode, the one hundred thirty-fourth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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: 8:00pm EDT

The lads throw tradition to the wind by taking an in-depth look at two comics (or one, depending on your point of view) currently hitting shelves every other week: Brian Michael Bendis’ All-New and Uncanny X-Men.

Following his 8-year Avengers run, Bendis took a quick trip to 1964, picked up a few passengers, and showed up for All-New X-Men #1 with the original five Xavier students (Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman, and Angel) in tow. This juxtaposition kicks off his X-Men tenure and is the gift that keeps on giving, both in terms of story momentum and reader guessing.

See what side of the issues raised the hosts fall on in this sprawling free-form discussion of both All-New and Uncanny X-Men up through "Battle of the Atom", where the Marvel Mutantverse finds itself decades after the foundational Claremont issues, and how good a pair of hands it finds itself in with Bendis.

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:Book Discussion -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Mike- Mike Mignola Hellboy Artist Edition HC
Greg- Usagi Yojimbo Color Special & Spider-Man 2099 #1

For this episode, the one hundred thirty-third installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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: 8:00pm EDT

The second half of the Robots From Tomorrow Summer Roadtrip is here!

Greg made his way down to Charlotte for HeroesCon two weeks ago and returned with audio goodness. In addition to co-hosting the The Hour Cosmic panel with Chad "America's Got" Bowers that saw Tom Scioli, Ming Doyle, and Jim Rugg pitted against each other in a comics trivia deathmatch, Greg got a chance to catch up with Jim, Gabriel Hardman, and Justin Jordan. All that and a little more is served up in one two-hour slab of audio goodness that's only a mouse click away!

(Note: My talk with Gabriel took place while I was sitting for my con portrait; hence the beginning talk about my posture and such. You can see all the amazing portraits at his website.)

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:Interview -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Mike- Wonton Soup: Collected Edition TPB & Marvel 100th Anniversary Special #1: Fantastic Four
Greg- Robocop vs The Terminator HC & Cinder & Ashe TPB

For this episode, the one hundred thirty-second installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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: 1:47pm EDT

A couple of weeks ago Mike left behind the comforts of our subterranian recording studio and made his way to Special Edition: NYC. Feeling the need to have a more comics focused event, the folks behind New York Comic Con decided to start the summer off with what was essentially an Artist Alley extravaganza. Top flight creators set up shop alongside retailers and a subdued publisher presence for a show that felt like a convention from yesterday. Greg was preparing for the following weekend's Heroes Con and couldn't make it to the show, but fear not! Mike wrangled fellow Multiversity cohorts (Multiversians?) Brian Salvatore and James Johnston into an impromptu floor conversation! 

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:Open Discussion -- posted at: 8:37pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014
Mike- How I Made the World & The Goon: One For the Road
Greg- Alien Legion: Uncivil War #1 (of 4) & Flash Gordon #3

For this episode, the one hundred thirty-first installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time for a glimpse into the tomorrow of August 2014 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s eyes.

THE Multiversity! Jaegir! Steven Universe! Food Wars! Mega Man! Blacksad! The Strain! The Bus! Tomboy! Henry & Glenn Forever!

All that, plus artistic intentions in modern recoloring of vintage comics, the difference between video game properties in comics versus superhero properties in comics, and Greg’s six-degrees-of-separation between himself and Steven Universe -- if he can get the names right. All that and more awaits you on this look into the future!

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: 8:00pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Mike- Judge Dredd: Day of Chaos - Fallout TPB & Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey OGN
Greg- Star Trek: City on the Edge of Forever #1 & Glory: The Complete Saga HC

For this episode, the one hundred thirtieth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:02pm EDT

They say nobody’s perfect, and that is certainly the case with Jaime Hernandez’s most popular creation Maggie. Over the last 30-plus years, he has shown us how flawed, and yet perfectly realized, a character she is.

Mike and Greg catch up with Maggie in Hernandez’s latest graphic novel The Love Bunglers as she tries to find happiness with her on-again, off-again love interest Ray. The amount of story, craft, and emotion packed into this 110-page work is astounding, and the only thing keeping the guys from still talking about it is the fear of spoiling too much of this (or any other) year’s best comics.

Whether you are a complete newcomer to Hernandez and his work, or have been following Maggie, Ray, Hopey, and the rest of the Love and Rockets cast for decades, this is a must-own book.

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: 8:00pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Mike- That's Because You're A Robot HC & Amazing Spider-Man #1.2
Greg- Infinity Man and the Forever People #1 & Edgar Allen Poe’s Morella and The Murders in the Rue Morgue HC

For this episode, the one hundred twenty-ninth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 1:08pm EDT

Being from the future, we know things you don’t. In our efforts to not completely destroy the space/time continuum, we keep most of those future secrets from you for your own protection. But every once in a while, we like to slip a little truth your way, just to keep things interesting . . .

This week, Mike postulates a future where Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and Comics Universe are in lock-step with one another, complete with quarterly jump-on comics aimed directly at movie-goers. Give this a listen as he lays out how this (might?) go down, and Greg does his best to keep up and act appropriately mind-blown. It’s a huge chunk of the (possible) future beamed right to you today, so give it a listen and (maybe) be ahead of the game!

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: 8:00pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Mike- Lobster Johnson: Get Lobster #5 & Adventure Time Flip Side #6
Greg- PunisherMAX HC & Toshiro OGN

For this episode, the one hundred twenty-eighth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 1:08pm EDT

Every once in a while, a comic comes along that looks to stir things up. Pop the balloons. Kick over the table. Show everyone that the emperor has no clothes. Sometimes this is done for shock value, sometimes for sales, and sometimes because the creators have that contrarian streak inside them that just needs to come out.

Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill are in that last category, and their Marshal Law series is the most visceral, scathing, and on-point satire of superheroes and their tropes that we have ever seen. Mike and Greg take a trip to San Futuro via the recently released oversized DC Deluxe Edition, check in on the masked lawman, and come back with this report on how the hero-hunter is doing 25 years after first walking the beat.

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: 8:00pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Mike- Chew/Revival #1 & Deadly Class #5
Greg- Trees #1 & Miracleman Book 1: A Dream of Flying HC

For this episode, the one hundred twenty-seventh installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

Another Previews catalog showed up on their doorsteps, so it’s time for a glimpse into the tomorrow of July 2014 and see what catches Mike and Greg’s eyes.

The Black Market! DKW: Ditko, Kirby, Wood! Dark Engine! Supreme: Blue Rose! Robin Rises! The Goon! Ragnarok! Street Angel! R. Crumb Sketchbooks!

All that and a whole phonebook-sized helping of more! And if that wasn’t enough, Greg and Mike reminisce about the halcyon days of Quesada/Jemas Marvel circa 2003, when the House of Ideas found itself with a new creative lease!

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.

Direct download: rft_28_mixdown.mp3
Category:Previews -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Mike- Gangsta Vol. 2 & Celeste HC
Greg- Genius Animated: Cartoon Art of Alex Toth HC & Dark Horse Presents #36

For this episode, the one hundred twenty-sixth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: pull_list_126_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:36pm EDT

The term “all ages” tends to be used as a shorthand for kid’s books in comics, but on this episode, Mike and Greg take a look at a book that truly has something for readers of every age: KOMA by Swiss cartoonists Pierre Wazem and Frederik Peeters.

Published by Humanoids in 2012, KOMA follows a young girl named Addidas (but not like the shoe) as she and her chimney-sweep widower father Julius try and stay one step ahead of their competition, all the while suffering mysterious blackouts. While on a job, Addidas follows one of the endless tunnels into an underground place where gigantic creatures operate machines that seem to control everyone on the surface. But that only gives you a hint of the wide range of things Wazem & Peeters touch on, as reality and metaphysics collide with heart-tugging simplicity in this amazing work.

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: 8:00pm EDT

Though it might not be the same in other circles, when someone in comics describes a job as "Workman-like", that is a compliment of the highest order. John Workman has done just about every job in the industry and done so with a consistent excellence for over four decades.

Known primarily for his award-winning lettering for such projects as Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol, Paul Pope's 100%, Tommy Lee Edwards' Marvel 1985, and the majority of Walt Simonson's output, Workman has also been a writer, essayist, cartoonist, and the Art Director for Heavy Metal during the late 70's and early 80's heydey.

He has also been one of the few letterers to really thrive in the digital age, using a hybrid work process to marry electronic efficiency with analog personality. In between his work on the Mega Man/Sonic books for Archie Comics, a new project with Tommy Lee Edwards, and lettering Simonson's new Ragnarok series from IDW, he spared a few hours to talk with Mike and Greg about his career, what he's seen, and where he thinks comics are going from 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: John_Workman_05.09.14.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Mike- Hellboy In Hell #6 & Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two #5
Greg- Red Star Treasury Edition & Starlight #3

For this episode, the one hundred twenty-fifth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT

Once again, the boys go without a net on this one and land straight into a talk about Marvel's Marvel Unlimited app. What's good? What's bad? How much more are they reading from the a la carte service than they would from pay-per-issue Comixology? And how has Barry Windsor-Smith's Weapon X run held up over the years? The art, colors, the volume, the . . .  humor?

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: 8:00pm EDT

Mike sits down with Douglas Wolk and Ulises Farinas!

These guys are about to wrap up their IDW mini-series Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two, a story that sees the Lawman of the Future character dropped into an environment unlike any he'd seen before. The series captures some of the zany magic of the early Dredd stories, while introducing readers to all sorts of new characters with distinctly Californian motivations. In the west coast Mega-City Two we get to see Dredd on a beach, driving a car, and starring in his own reality television show. Wolk and Farinas talk about their collaboration on the project, the influences they drew upon, and the Judge Dredd movie. Not the new one, the other one.

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:Interview -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Mike- Andre the Giant: Life and Legend & Bee and Puppycat #1
Greg- Day Men: Pen & Ink & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #7

For this episode, the one hundred twenty-fourth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: pull_list_124_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:48pm EDT

Picks for Saturday, May 3 (Free Comic Book Day) 2014
Mike- 2000 AD FCBD Special & MOUSE GUARD/LABYRINTH/RUST HC
Greg- Hip-Hop Family Tree & Sonic X

For this episode, the one hundred twenty-third installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: pull_list_123_FCBD_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

The book that launched the black & white boom of the 1980's, spawned a thousand imitators, spun off into every conceivable media, and taught millions of kids the names of four Renaissance artists is the subject of this week's episode.

Mike and Greg look at the "Return to New York" arc of the Mirage-era Turtles, but like everything else Turtles-related, the talk mutates into a green-skinned juggernaut. Find out how the IDW continuity tracks with the original Mirage series, which creator did what on any issue, what prompted the "Guest Creator" era, why some issues IDW can't reprint, and just how much Eastman & Laird were making during their heyday.

Straight from the sewers to your ears via our recording studio deep beneath the Earth's surface, the Turtle goodness is just 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 9:22pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Mike- Judge Dredd Classics Vol. 1: Apocalypse War HC & Vertigo Quarterly #1
Greg- Love Bunglers HC & Atomic Robo Knights of the Golden Circle #1 (of 5)

For this episode, the one hundred twenty-second installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 9:09pm EDT

For those of you who weren't able to make it to AwesomeCon this past weekend, don't worry -- Greg was there to grab almost two hours of audio interviews.

Steve Niles, Justin Jordan, Carla Speed McNeil, Jamal Igle, Chris Pyrate, Jeremy Whitley, and Andrew Carl took time out of their busy con experience to give you updates on their current projects. So if you wanted to know about things like Bartkira, The Spread, Molly Danger, Princeless, Finder, Breath of Bones, Green Lantern, The October Faction, Feral NYC, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, and a whole lot more, this is the episode to listen to.

And if that wasn't enough, Greg also got a chance to sit down with Third Eye Comics' Steve Anderson (co-sponser of AwesomeCon) before the show and pick his brain on one of best Free Comic Book Day events on the East Coast. Plus he talks store variant covers, and why Stray Bullets is one of his favorite series of all time.

And if THAT wasn't enough, Greg still had time to chat with Collectors Corner's Andrea Purcell about the OTHER best Free Comic Book Day on the East Coast, her Girls Only Comics Club initiative, what she's reading to stay up on things, and why she read Arkham Asylum 15 times.

And if THAT'S STILL not enough . . . then you'll just have to hold on until our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode next week. But until then, all the above goodness is just 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: AwesomeCon_and_MD_Retail_04.24.14.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:26am EDT

This week, Greg gets a chance to talk with the creative duo of artist Shawn Martinbrough and editor Joseph Illidge.

Their partnership started in turn-of-the-century Gotham City, with Shawn's run on Detective Comics, and has spanned the last 15 years. Over that time the two have collaborated on Shawn's art book How To Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling, and have an upcoming 200-page graphic novel illustrated by Grey Williamson called The Ren, a love story set against the backdrop of the Harlem Rennaisance, set to be published by First Second in 2015.

Oh, and Shawn draws a little book for some guy named Kirkman called Thief of Thieves, which just locked in Andy Diggle as full-time writer with this week's issue #20.

Find out about all that, plus why Shawn's art both is and is not cinematic, what movie Joseph could watch once a week for the rest of his life, and who created the Batman equivalent of the Fastball Special: the dive bomb! 

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 "Let The Good Times Roll" by Fishbone and "Honeysuckle Rose" by Fats Waller. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: Martinbrough_Illidge_04.23.14.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:55am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Mike- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #33 & Eltingville Club #1
Greg- Thief of Thieves #20 & Someplace Strange HC

For this episode, the one hundred twenty-first installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:24pm EDT

This week the guys look deep into April's Previews to see what'll be hitting shelves in a couple of months. Mike's wish for an Ernest Shackleton bio-comics come true, Greg shocks the internet with some DC excitement, new Bryan Lee O'Malley, 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Mike- Translucid #1 & Superior Spider-Man #31
Greg- CBLDF Presents Liberty Comics HC & Doctor Solar #1

For this episode, the one hundred twentieth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

Counterculture and Madison Avenue collide in the topic of this week's episode: the Denis Kitchen/Stan Lee-conceived Comix Book! Greg and Mike take a look at the recent collection of the best of that magazine's six issues, from 1974 to 1976, put out by the Kitchen Sink Books imprint of Dark Horse.

What was Stan thinking in courting the underground scene? Which artists were thought to be selling out to "The Man" (literally, in this case) and what was the going rate? Why were mainstream artists angry about it as well? Were the comics any good? Is the book worth getting, or is it just a mild curiosity piece?

All that and more is waiting for you in this latest 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Mike- All New Ultimates #1 & TMNT Annual 2014
Greg- Shutter #1 & Flash Gordon #1

For this episode, the one hundred nineteenth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:41pm EDT

Without a net this week, the lads spin the roulette wheel of comics topics and hit a few lucky numbers!

First up is Heavy Metal, that magazine you’ve heard people say was really good a long time ago. Is it having a resurgence? Then comes Archie Comics, and how they are showing everyone else in comics how to give new spins on old characters (and yes, there’s some DC talk spilling out of that).

But like the bouncing ball, we land on another positive topic: Stuart Immonen and the sliding scale of comic art abstraction.

And what comics talk is complete without some apocryphal tales: did a well-known comic artist really dangle a DC editor out a window, Bud White-style? If so, which one? All that and lots 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

This week, Greg gets a chance to talk with Image creator Leila del Duca, whose series Shutter (with writer Joe Keatinge) is not only her first book with that company, but also her first work published by one of the Big Three.

Set in a modern world where mythology and all manner of fantastical elements are as common as subway trains and Starbucks, Shutter is about Kate Kristopher, a young woman who left a life of exploration and adventure behind only to find that world not so eager to let her walk away.

Leila talks all about the book, how she got to this point, and such other topics as why burning bridges is never a good thing, circle Mignola versus straight-line Mignola, just what the hell “dry brush” is for those of us not artistically inclined, reverse-engineering comics, Goodwin & Williamson’s Star Wars daily strip, and the bottle of wine at New York Comicon 2012 that changed her life forever. All that and a whole lot more is just 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. Music is "Easy Eats or Dirty Doctor Galapagos" by Man Man. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: Leila_del_Duca_04.02.14.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:40am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Mike- Judge Dredd Classics Vol. 1: Apocalypse War HC
Greg- Moon Knight #2 & Edgar Allan Poe's Premature Burial HC

For this episode, the one hundred eighteenth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: pull_list_118_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:23pm EDT

After months of threatening and a few near-misses, we finally take a look at the manga/anime juggernaut that is Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira. But not just one version -- all three iterations: The B&W manga, the color Epic run from the late 1980’s, and the anime. 4200+ pages of comics (over both versions) plus over 2 hours of anime have lead up to this discussion.

We guarantee that you’ll come away from this episode having learned something about this work that you never knew. How do the different translations affect Otomo’s overall message? How can the anime be an entirely faithful adaptation and yet leave out vast chunks of story? What are the bosozoku? Who is the main character? Does color help or hurt this manga masterpiece?

All this and so much more is waiting for you in our latest 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Mike- Skullkickers #25 & Batman Silver Age Dailies Vol. 1: 1966-1967 HC
Greg- The Light Brigade TPB & Roger Stern Spider-Man Omnibus HC

For this episode, the one hundred seventeenth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT

Previews gives you a look at what you may or may not be buying at your LCS in the next few months, as well as a chance to do some financial prioritizing to make that possible. This episode might be the one where Greg’s wallet raises the white flag and whimpers “no mas”.

A whole metric TON of good stuff is coming your way in May, and we pick out which ones we’re most excited for. From high-end Humanoids collections to expanded Stan Sakai charity books to the many aspects of BOOM!’s publishing empire (Bee and Puppycat! Midas Flesh! A Garfield book with a George Perez cover!!!) and a WHOLE lot of points in-between, it’s comics window-shopping at its finest. Download this episode and join us on the scenic route to Broke Town!

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: 7:00pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, March 16, 2014
Mike- Hellboy: The First 20 Years HC & Sovereign #1
Greg- Daredevil #1 & Noah HC

For this episode, the one hundred sixteenth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

This week, Greg and Mike team up to take on the hardcover collection DC’s cartoonist spotlight anthology Solo

Two-on-one doesn’t sound like a fair fight, but when that one draws on the talents of Darwyn Cooke, Teddy Kristiansen, Scott Hampton, Sergio Aragones, Tim Sale, Howard Chaykin, Paul Pope, Brendan McCarthy, Jordi Bernet, Mike Allred, Damion Scott, and Richard Corben? Not to worry.

The lads talk about their favorite moments, who would be in a 2014 run of Solo, the keen eye of Mark Chiarello, a publisher’s responsibility to their audience, good Chaykin and bad Chaykin (you know what we mean), and . . . Sergio Aragones with a ukelele? That’s right.

All that and more is waiting for you 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 7:25pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Mike- Stray Bullets: Uber Alles Edition TPB & Ranma 1/2 2-in-1 Vol. 1 TPB
Greg- Stray Bullets: Killers #1 & Magnus: Robot Fighter #1

For this episode, the one hundred fifteenth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: pull_list_115_mixdown.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

The lads keep things bite-sized this episode just to mix things up. But that doesn’t mean they don’t give you something to think about the rest of the week. Like how lucky Mike is to be living in Philly, what the correlations between record shops and comic shops are and how one can learn from the other, and just how important having that oversized hardcover in pristine, lay-flat condition really is. Would you sacrifice your grandkids for it? We put that little ethical dilemma to the test, and explain why just that very scenario is happening as you read this.

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: 9:47pm EDT

James Sime runs The Isotope Lounge, voted Best Comic Shop in San Francisco by the SF Bay Guardian for the last 11 years. He has a suit for every occasion (including under-the-hood auto maintenance) and, when combined with his distinctive electroshock pompadour, cuts the figure of a man engaged in the serious business of being the coolest dude in the room. Little Green Bag by the George Baker Selection has been known to start playing out of nowhere as James walks down a hallway. He once enrolled in and dropped out of a college simply to get the ID card so he could apply for a checking account. His early support and patronage helped give a boost to some of today's most successful comic creators, such as Robert Kirkman, Ed Brubaker, and Brian Wood, but he also packs just as much enthusiam into racking mini-comics on his shelves from creators as young as 7 years old. No one gets carded at the Isotope Lounge, because what they have on tap is comics for all ages, genders, and tastes.

Greg went on location to talk to James, the Comic Pimp, in his element. The conversation covered the nature of 'cool', James' holistic approach to marrying brick & mortar retailing with digital sales, taking MorrisonCon from idea to once-in-a-lifetime event, reading his customers minds, and what surprises a guy who's been selling comics for over 13 years.

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 Little Green Bag by the George Baker Selection. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 4:40am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Mike- Moon Knight #1 & Dragon Ball 3-in-1 Vol. 4 TPB
Greg- Veil #1 & Starlight #1

For this episode, the one hundred fourteenth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:54pm EDT

Published by Vertigo Comics in late 2002, 100% marked the end of one phase of Paul Pope’s career and the beginning of the next.

What brought about that transition, and how well does Pope’s future-tinged sci-fi hold up after almost 12 years? Just how bad-ass is John Workman, and why does his collaboration with Pope here show why he is a letterer of the first order? What part of the creation stage does Pope consider the most joyful?

Find out all that and more as we try and wring 100% of the awesomeness from a work that has fighters, strippers, busboys, artists, first dates on orbiting satellites, and much 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 8:09am EDT

In his almost nine years behind the mic, John Siuntres has built Word Balloon into THE go-to podcast for long-form creator interviews. While almost all comic podcasters (us included) are coming into this medium from other fields, John brings nearly 30 years of broadcast journalism experience to his show. Everyone here at the subterranean lair have been big fans of John’s for a while now, and are thrilled and honored to bring you this chat with him.

Find out what made John go from talking sports during the day to comics at night, who he thinks are the people to look out for to get the good interviews, and what creators he has on his “must get” list. We started John talking and held on for the ride; have a listen and find out where he took 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Mike- Sheltered #7 & Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever #4
Greg- Fantastic Four #1 & Three #5

For this episode, the one hundred thirteenth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 2:01pm EDT

When you’ve collected tons of awards and loads of critical acclaim for an all-ages adventure series like Bone, where do you go for a followup? If you’re Jeff Smith, you pop over to the next parallel world and come back with a hard-boiled sci-noir story like RASLHis 2008 series tells the story of Robert Johnson, ex-scientist and current dimension-hopping art thief, and is the latest book discussion topic.

Mike and Greg take an in-depth look at Smith’s career coming out of Bone, how the different iterations of RASL (original B&W or restored one-volume color HC) affect one’s possible enjoyment of the work, and what it means to be a cartoonist, something we have surprisingly different takes on. Oh, and we talk about the book itself, too.

So slap on your t-suits and dial over to our specific parallel dimension for over an hour of talk on Jeff Smith’s RASL!

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: 8:39pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Mike- Comix Brew Kickstarter & 47 Ronin HC
Greg- Martian Manhunter v1 & Rogue Trooper #1

For this episode, the one hundred twelfth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:33pm EDT

Mike welcomes a new guest into the subterranean recording studio today: Michael Avon Oeming!

Michael is the co-creator and artist on titles like Mice Templar, Powers, and Takio, as well as the writer and artist of The Victories. It was also just announced that he and long-time collaborator Brian Michael Bendis will be launching a new title called The United States of Murder Inc. This episode has lots of talk from the Mikes about creating characters, conspiracy theories, juggling work 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. Music is The Arsonist by The Extraordinaires. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:03pm EDT

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 Mike & Greg 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 the lads 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.

Chad gets run 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 EDT

From across the Black Atlantic comes an interview with writer Rob Williams! Rob's knee-deep in all sorts of new comics work, so a lot of ground is covered in this chat with Mike.

How much ground, you ask? Williams is currently writing the weekly "Judge Dredd" strip for 2000 AD, getting ready to launch new creator-owned minis 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 everyone here in the underground studio is 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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

Picks for Wednesday,February 11, 2014
Mike- Down Set Fight OGN & Insect Bath #1
Greg- The Bunker #1 & She-Hulk #1

For this episode, the one hundred eleventh installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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

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 B.P.R.D., 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 EDT

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.

Afterwards, 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 EDT

Picks for Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Mike- Dragon Ball Full Color Vol. 1: Saiyan Arc TPB
Greg- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Color Classics #4

For this episode, the one hundred tenth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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

This week finds the lads diving headfirst into a world of Cat Masters, alien races and mythic demons: Brandon Graham's King City.

King City is Graham's first long-form comics work and one that nearly fell victim to the Tokyo Pop implosion. But after a time in limbo, the project was revived and completed at Image Comics. The collected edition is as thick as a phonebook, with plenty of back-ups and backmatter to sweeten the pot. Find out if Mike and Greg think King City deserves a place on your 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 EDT

Picks for Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Mike- Furious #1 & Superman Golden Age Sundays 1943-1946 HC
Greg- Warlock By Jim Starlin: Complete Collection & Siegfried Vol. 2: Valkyrie

For this episode, the one hundred ninth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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

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, 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, Marvel Knights: Hulk, the Glory hardcover, and more. AND after that, there's a special segment after the outro with Joe just after he interviewed Jim Steranko at last year's Collector's Con!

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:Interview -- posted at: 6:57am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Mike- Deadly Class #1 & Midas Flesh #2
Greg- Judge Dredd Mega City Two #1 (of 5) & Serenity: Leaves On the Wind #1

For this episode, the one hundred eighth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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

It's previews time! This week Mike and Greg comb through the January previews to talk about some of the gems that'll be hitting shelves in March. Lots of good picks, conversation and page rustling ahead!

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: 6:09pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Mike- Skyman #1 & Department of Monsterology #4
Greg- Miracleman #1 & Must Read Valiant Greatest Hits #1

For this episode, the one hundred seventh installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 9:17pm EDT

Everything old is new again! Mike and Greg decide to tackle Bob Fingerman's 90's alt-comic fave from Fantagraphics, recently re-released in oversized hardcover form from Image Comics. Greg went new school and read the HC, while Mike went old school and busted out the FB trades. But it's all the same stories, right?

Ummmm.... yes and no. For the new release, Fingerman (by his own admission) pulled a "George Lucas" and re-worked the old material to bring it all up to his current standards.

Did that help? Hurt? How does this series stand against the test of time, and what about Fingerman's new Minimum Wage series debuting this month? And what's it like for two people to talk about a book they've both read and not read at the same time? Give 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:Book Discussion -- posted at: 8:34pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Mike- Elephantmen #53 & Minimum Wage #1
Greg- Atomic Robo: Savage Sword of Dr Dinosaur #5 (of 5) & All New X-Factor #1

For this episode, the one hundred sixth 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!

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: 8:02pm EDT

Another month has passed, so it’s time for us to take a look back to where we came from and see what’s coming for the rest of you to your comic shelves in February 2014. That’s right - It’s another Previews episode!

Find out which Artist Edition finally makes Mike throw in the towel and pre-order one! Hear Greg talk about one of his favorite Iron Man runs, now making its complete collection debut! Find out about comics so new they have never been printed before...in any form (just in case you thought we only talk about reprints)! February can be pretty tough on the purse/wallet with having to save money for spending on that certain someone for Valentine’s Day. Get a head-start on planning your comic purchases that month with 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Previews -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT

Picks for Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Mike- Baltimore: Chapel of Bones #1 & Where Bold Stars Go To Die
Greg- Bad Blood #1 & Siegfried Vol. 2: Valkarie HC

For this episode, the one hundred fifth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 7:30pm EDT

This week the guys dive into a work that, courtesy of the good folks at Humanoids, was translated and released in English earlier this year. From the incredibly inventive minds of Pierre Gabus and Romuald Reutimann, District 14 is a comic that pushes convention and genre into all sorts of new places.

Part noir, part sci-fi epic, and with a cast of both humans and funny animals, District 14 is the tale of an elephant named Michael who has recently immigrated to District 14 and is confronted with all the drama and absurdity contained within its walls. Nothing is ever as simple as it seems, especially when it comes to Michael and his newly minted friend Hector McKeagh, a beaver who is also the most notorious reporter in town. District 14 is a comic that can work on a purely fantasy level, while also smartly commenting on some of today's social issues. Wealth, corruption, fame, and the press are just a few examples of the topics reflected on in this work.

This volume, the first in a series, is well worth every comics fan's time. The concept and writing is exceptional, and the art is gorgeous. It's available digitally as well as in hardcover, and it comes with the RFT gold seal of approval.

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: 11:49am EDT

Picks for Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Mike- Private Eye #5
Greg- Saviors #1

For this Yuletide episode, the one hundred fourth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Mike- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #29 & Dark Horse Presents #31
Greg- The Wake: Part One & Superman vs. Mongul TPB

For this episode, the one hundred third installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

The lads end up talking about street gangs from both sides of the Atlantic in this episode. An off-air chat about Katsuhiro Otomo’s masterpiece spills onto the show as a prelude to our upcoming Akira talk. The 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray with DVDs included and all possible language combinations available is out, and you should buy it! Start reading and watching now, because our Akira talk is coming!

Talk then shifts from Neo-Toyko to New York/Jersey with Brendan Leach’s Pterodactyl Hunters in the Gilded City and Iron Bound. Both stories were given high marks by each host, but does Greg think Iron Bound is a step forward for Leach, or backwards? Does Mike convince him that a creator of Leach’s caliber does nothing without consideration, and therefore everything is intentional? That passion making squiggles of straight lines should be embraced? That Leach is a creator to keep an eye on right now and moving forward? (Spoiler for the last question: yes). 

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: 2:19pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Mike- Dead Body Road #1 & 2000 AD Prog 2014
Greg- Parker’s SLAYGROUND & Lazarus #5

For this episode, the one hundred second installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 2:10pm EDT

Guy Adams is a writer who will be reintroducing a little know character to readers in this week's 2000 AD Prog 2014. Back in 1987 maniac-for-hire Ulysses Sweet appeared in the pages of the weekly British comics anthology 2000 AD. He made three appearances, all written by a young Grant Morrison, and then promptly disappeared (we ran said strips here, here and here). We talk to Guy about what it's like to dust off a character like that, as well as his transition from prose writing to comics.

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:Interview -- posted at: 2:03pm EDT

Continuing the Marvel streak, Mike and Greg launch into a discussion about the Claremont/Miller Wolverine mini-series, having just revisited the work for the first time in years. Does it still hold up? What works? What doesn’t? Is Logan dancing a jig in a bar while holding a man five times his size over his head?

It goes without saying that these four issues cemented in the eyes of an entire generation of readers what was cool about Wolverine, Marvel, and comics in general. But what unholy terror of shortcuts did this work unleash upon the superstar artists of the “future”?

Plus, we compare/contrast Miller’s issues with the Paul Smith Uncanny X-Men issues that immediately follow them. Why did Storm go punk so quickly? What did Claremont and Miller do completely backwards that worked out so well? And why did a series literally built on evolution stop evolving so long ago, and who’s to blame?

Also, Greg takes a minute to ask the listeners to consider helping out Stan (Usagi Yojimbo) Sakai and his wife Sharon in their time of need by contributing to the CAPS campaign/art auction set up for their benefit.

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: 9:31pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Mike- Hellboy In Hell #5 & Prophet #41
Greg- COPRA #12 & Numbercruncher HC

For this episode, the one hundred first 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!

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: 9:08pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Mike- Black Science #1 & Judge Dredd #13
Greg- Judge Dredd Classics #6 & G0dland Finale

For this episode, the one hundredth 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!

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: 8:49pm EDT

Having not yet reached his breaking point, The Hour Cosmic’s Brian Salvatore returns to the show and, like any good guest, brings with him a gift. Lo, there shall come a topic! Jonathan Hickman’s run on The Fantastic Four: great comic magazine or The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine? Is it too soon to call for this series? What works and what doesn’t? And did Marvel drop the ball in continuing the title’s greatest (if you agree it’s there) with the run that followed Hickman’s? Brian throws down the (Infinity) gauntlet he got from the Council of Reeds for Mike and Greg. Are they up to the challenge?

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: 8:02pm EDT

Picks for Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Brian- The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story HC & Green Lantern: New Guardians #25
Mike- Maxx Maxximized #1 & Adventure Time #22
Greg- Dark Horse Presents #30

For this episode, the ninety-ninth installment of our weekly "Pull List" series, the lads (and The Hour Cosmic's Brian Salvatore) pick a couple of books hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. These bite-sized audio nuggets 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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 7:58pm EDT

This week we flip (and click) through the latest issue of Previews to see what’s coming up in January that you should keep an eye out for. Considering the magnitude of such a task, we asked The Hour Cosmic’s Brian Salvatore to stay a while and give us a hand.

But before that, we run Brian through a gauntlet of questions about his own podcast and Multiversity Comics in general, as this is the first time we’ve actually had, on the show, a representative of the website we recommend week in and week out. Hear his answers and see if we are able to make it through the comic industry’s catalog of wonders without stopping to pick the low-hanging fruit of controversy from a distinguished competitive publisher.

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: 8:40pm EDT

With the release of Action Presidents #1 this week, we take this opportunity to bring you a chat with the creative team behind that book, as well as Action Philosophers, Comic Book Comics, and a whole host of other titles from publishers as diverse as Valiant, Marvel, IDW, and Clarkson Potter: Fred van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey!

Greg managed to carve out some time from their busy schedules to talk past, present, and future with the duo. And since technical difficulties have presented this talk from being broadcast since its March 2013 recording, their future is our present! None of that pesky waiting around for stuff to happen....it already has!

All manner of van Lente/Dunlavey work is discussed, including the aforementioned edu-tainment titles, as well as Ryan's cook book with vegetarian chef Amanda Cohen (Dirt Candy) and, of course, Action Presidents! Bon appetit!

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:Interview -- posted at: 11:56pm EDT