The Comics Alternative - Smart Discussions on Comic Books and Graphic Novels
About This Show
Two guys with PhDs talking about comics! The Comics Alternative is weekly podcast focusing on the world of alternative, independent, and primarily non-superhero comics. (There's nothing wrong with superhero comics. We just want to do something different.) New podcast episodes become available every Wednesday and include reviews of graphic novels and current ongoing series, discussions of upcoming comics, examinations of collected editions, in-depth analyses of a variety of comics texts, and spotlights on various creators and publishers. The Comics Alternative also produces "special feature" programs, such as shows specifically dedicated to creator interviews, webcomics, on-location events, and special non-weekly themes and topics.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 217: The December Previews Catalog
1 day ago
The Two Guys with PhDs are back for their final Previews show of 2016. In this episode, Andy and Derek do what they usually do, going through the current catalog from not quite beginning to end, highlighting the offerings from the premiere publishers as well as from small presses. Among the solicitations they note are offerings from: Dark Horse Comics - The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed #1, The EC Archives: The Haunt of Fear, Vol. 4, and Soupy Leaves Home DC/Vertigo - The Wild Storm #1 and Jack of Fables: The Deluxe Edition, Vol. 1 IDW Publishing/Top Shelf - Cosmic Scoundrels #1, Animal Noir #1, Chester 5000: Isabelle & George, and Fiction House: From Pulps to Panels Image Comics - The Old Guard #1, Black History in Its Own Words, Sun Bakery #1, The Belfry, and Revival #47 Alternative Comics - Fancy Froglin: Uncensored and Foggy Notions Big Planet/Retrofit Comics - Lovers in the Garden BOOM! Studios - Death Be Damned #1 and The Realist: Plug and Play Campfire - The Beatles: All Our Yesterdays Drawn and Quarterly - Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story and Spaniel Rage Fantagraphics Books - My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, The Interview, Excavation, The Draw of Sport, To Have and to Hold, and Love & Rockets #2 First Second - Decelerate Blue and Demon, Vol. 2 Hermes Press - Walt Kelly's The Adventures of Peter Wheat: The Complete Series,
Rated 5 out of
The best out there!
If you're looking for a great podcast on non-mainstream comics, you won't find a better one out there. These guys rock the smarts!!
Date published: 2014-09-27
Rated 5 out of
Splendiferous! My favorite podcast!
I never miss an episode, always interesting and fun!
Date published: 2015-09-27