Robots From Tomorrow!

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 RASL. His 2008 series tells the story of Robert Johnson, ex-scientist and current dimension-hopping art thief, and is the subject of this week’s book club episode. We 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 EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the one hundred and twelfth installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

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

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

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

Today we welcome Michael Avon Oeming to the show! 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. Last Saturday it was announced that he'll be launching a new series with long time collaborator Brian Bendis called The United States of Murder INC. This episode has lots of talk 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 EST

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

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

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

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

Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. Today's music is Oh Mandy by The Spinto Band. Enjoy your funny books.

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

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the one hundred and eleventh installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the one hundred and tenth installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the one hundred and ninth installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the one hinder and eighth installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

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

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

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

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 EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the one hundred and seventh installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

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

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

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

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 "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 EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the one hundred and 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!

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

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

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:02pm EST

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 EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the one hundred and fifth installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

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

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 EST

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 Distict 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 EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the one hundred and fourth installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

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

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

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

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the one hundred and third installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

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

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 EST

We 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! But before that happens, we go 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 EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the one hundred and second installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

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

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

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

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 EST

Before continuing the Marvel streak with a look at the original Wolverine limited series from 1982, 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. That said, he and Mike launch into a discussion about the Claremont/Miller 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 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?

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 EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the one hundred and 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!

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

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

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Category:Pull List -- posted at: 9:08pm EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! 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!

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

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 EST

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 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 EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the nintey-ninth installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

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

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 EST

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 show 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 distinguishedly 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 EST

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. Enjoy your funny books.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:56pm EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the ninety-eighth installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior! This week Brian Salvatore pops in to add this picks to the mix!

Picks for Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Brian- Abe Sapien #7 & The Manhattan Projects #16
Mike- The Sabertooth Swordsman & Rocket Girl #2
Greg- Unity #1

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

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

Rounding out our coverage of New York Comic Con 2013 is this trio of interviews with Tony Fleecs, Corrina Bechko, and Gabriel Hardman. Greg managed to squirrel away a few minutes with each of these creators to find out what they have worked on that you should check out, and what they have coming up for you to look out for. It turned out to be quite the Noah's Ark of an episode, as talk ranged from the My Little Pony juggernaut to Planet of the Apes to Kinski (which is named after a dog, not the actor). Throw in some non-porn porn, dastardly doings in San Francisco, and a special guest appearance by Ron Marz for a you-are-there experience like no other podcast brings you!

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

Direct download: rftnycc.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the nintey-seventh installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Mike- Michael Avon Oemings Victories #6
Greg- Bandette Vol. 1: Presto HC & Hawkeye Vol. 1

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

Direct download: pull_list_97.m4a
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:48pm EST

At this year's New York Comic Con Mike had the opportunity to sit and chat with Paul Pope about his latest work Battling Boy. They talk about the story, writing for an all-ages audience, and the influences that went into 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. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: paul_pope.m4a
Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:11pm EST

A podcasting first: this episode debuts on October 31st and yet makes absolutely no mention to the accompanying holiday! Not how we roll. But what we do talk about is Battling Boy, the new OGN from writer/artist Paul Pope with colors by Hilary Sycamore. Greg and Mike rave and rave about this...wait a minute…Greg didn’t like it? Are you serious? Is that even allowed in comics podcasting? Is this the last episode of Robots From Tomorrow? No, but this episode does feature some real-time opinion-evolution. Give it a spin to see if you agree with where the duo start this conversation and where it ends up. Also, a quick shout-out to Steve Niles and how you can give Steve a hand and get some cool comics in the process!

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_4.m4a
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 7:56pm EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the ninety-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!

Picks for Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Mike- East of West #7 & Adventure Time 2013 Spoooktacular
Greg- The Art of Sean Phillips & Sandman Overture #1

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

Direct download: pull_list_96.m4a
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 10:06pm EST

Robots From Tomorrow is back from New York Comic Con and ready to bring you, the listener, the inside scoop on one of the largest comic conventions in the country! And not without personal risk, as Mike battles through a delayed “con crud” reaction that Greg managed to somehow avoid (possibly due to his junk-food-fortified constitution). But that won’t stop you from getting to hear about the Image/Mutliversity party, talking with industry giant Mike Richardson, just where the hell the DC booth was (spoiler: not at NYCC), how to plan your activities effectively, and so many other things. Shouts are outed, and news items from IDW, Archie, Dark Horse, DC, and Marvel are discussed. Couldn’t make it to the show? Spend an hour with us and you’ll feel like you were there all four days (without the “con crud”)!

Direct download: rft_3.mp3
Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 6:51pm EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the ninety-fifth installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Mike- Hellboy Midnight Circus & Samurai Jack #1
Greg- Pretty Deadly #1 & Velvet #1

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

Direct download: pull_list_95.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 9:19pm EST

2000AD crossed the pond to attend New York Comic Con last week, and Robots From Tomorrow was there to greet them! Mike got a chance to talk with Simon Fraser and Andy Diggle, while Greg chatted up with Ian Edginton and PR droid Michael Molcher. Names were dropped, secrets were revealed, and insights into 2000AD stories past and present were given. From their lips to your ears, we are pleased to bring you over an hour of audio goodness from Tharg's favorite earthlets (and for those of you who don't know who that is, all will be explained within...)!

Simon Fraser- 1:51

Ian Edginton- 8:02

Andy Diggle- 22:17

Michael Molcher- 39:46

Direct download: 2000adNYCC.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:06pm EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the nintey-fourth installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they're excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, October 16, 2013
MikeIron Bound & Letter 44 #1
GregMysterious Strangers #5 & Thor Epic Collection: War of the Pantheons TPB

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_94.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 8:11pm EST

It's just been announced that IDW Publishing has brought in Tom Scioli to create a brand-new Transformers/G.I. Joe comic. We talk about what it's like to be handed the reigns to such iconic licences, as well as what he plans to bring to the title in terms of art and narrative. With the long-running G0dland coming to a close, and Transformers/G.I. Joe on the horizon, we also take the time to talk about Tom's career as a whole. He's an artist who seems to always push his art in new directions, experimenting with line and color to deliver different types of stories in different ways. We're excited for what he's got in store for the Joes and the Autobots, and after this talk, you will be too!

Direct download: tom_scioli.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 5:30pm EST

Today's episode takes Mike and Greg across all manner of comics! The discussion starts of with Francesco Francavilla's Black Beetle. This story is a true artistic accomplishment, but does story take a backseat to visuals? From there the talk shifts toward the newly solicited Battle of the Atom hardcover. It carries a heavy pricetag, and the guys ponder whether or not the second-act storytelling is worth the cost of admission. To wind things down, the conversation turns towards Francis Manapaul and Brian Buccellato's departure from The Flash. After such an impressive run, will DC hand the title off to? And what really keeps us reading a title: the characters or the creators?

Direct download: rft_2.mp3
Category:Open Discussion -- posted at: 10:57pm EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the ninety-third installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Mike- Rocket Girl #1 & Battling Boy HC
Greg- Afterlife With Archie #1 & Best American Comics 2013

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_93.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 6:44pm EST

In a time when so much attention is paid to 'heroes' who seem less and less deserving of the phrase, Mike and Greg take a look at a graphic novel telling the beginnings of a real-life crusader for truth and justice. March, the first in a planned trilogy from Top Shelf Productions, tells the story of civil rights activist and current U.S. Congressman John Lewis in his own words, aided by writer Andrew Aydin and adapted into sequential storytelling by Nate Powell. Easily one of the best graphic novels of 2013, March pulls the reader right into one man's journey from bystander to activist, and shows with uncanny skill an America we are long past and yet still frightening close to.

Direct download: rft_1.mp3
Category:Book Discussion -- posted at: 8:06pm EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the ninety-second installment of the weekly Pull List series, the guys pick a couple of comics hitting shelves this week and talk about why they’re excited to read them. Clocking in at around 15 minutes, this bite-sized audio nugget is the perfect companion for any Wednesday Warrior!

Picks for Wednesday, October 2, 2013
MikeJLA Earth 2 Deluxe Edition HC & Trillium #3
GregMarvel Comics: The Untold Story TPB & The Star Wars #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. Music is John Hughes by Anamanaguchi. Enjoy your funny books.

Direct download: pull_list_92.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 9:50pm EST

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode, the ninety-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!

Picks for Wednesday, September 25, 2013
MikeLazarus #4 & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #26
GregSex Criminals #1 & Sin Titulo HC

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

Direct download: pull_list_91_first_RFT.mp3
Category:Pull List -- posted at: 9:47pm EST