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Dec 24, 2020

Trying to decide the first graphic novel ever is nigh impossible, but thankfully, trying to figure out the first comic book made on a computer is much easier: Mike Saenz’s Shatter! Well, sort of . . .

Mike & Greg take a trip to the primordial past of digital comics to check out three early examples of comics created on the keyboard rather than artboard:

  • 1985’s Shatter
  • 1988’s Iron Man: Crash (Saenz’s followup comic)
  • 1990’s Batman: Digital Justice by Pepe Moreno & Doug Murray

What went right? What went wrong? What the hell is a “mouse”? And what was the REAL first digital comic? All that and more on today’s episode!

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