Category: Best Of

Young Readers: A Review of The Stone Heart and a Discussion of the Essay, “Required Reading: 50 of the Best Kids Comics”

Time Codes: 00:00:32 – Introduction 00:03:30 – Setup of the episode 00:05:44 – The Stone Heart 00:32:12 – “Required Reading: 50 of the Best Kids Comics” 00:49:44 – Introducing Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults 01:03:39 – Wrap up 01:03:58 – Contact us Required Reading…and Required Reading? In

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Episode 220: Our Favorite Comics of 2016

Time Codes: 00:01:50 – Introduction 00:03:37 – Setting up our favorites 00:07:16 – Year-end statistics 00:15:54 – Our favorites of 2016 01:43:22 – Wrapping up our favorites, and honorable mentions 01:48:55 – Contact us The Results Are In This is the last regular

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Episode 219: Review of Best American Comics 2016

Time Codes: 00:01:30 – Introduction 00:03:21 – News and updates 00:12:05 – Best American Comics 2016 01:07:29 – Wrap up 01:08:37 – Contact us Thanks, Roz! Every year the Two Guys with PhDs use the final two episodes of the year

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Bill Kartalopoulos

Time Codes: 00:01:20 – Introduction 00:03:07 – Setup of interview 00:04:13 – Interview with Bill Kartalopoulos 01:17:31 – Wrap up 01:18:53 – Contact us More Best Andy and Derek are pleased to have back on their podcast Bill Kartalopoulos, the general editor of Houghton

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On Location: The December Visit to Valhalla Games and Comics

Event Fatigue? For the December on-location episode at Valhalla Games and Comics, Derek talks with customers and shop employees about their favorite comics from the past twelve months. This is a look back at the various series, events, collections, and

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Young Readers: The Best of 2016

Great Minds… Gwen and Andy both are astounded that the end of the year is almost upon them, and with that in mind, they’ve picked their favorite books of 2016 for young readers. The Two People with PhDs each picked

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On Location – Bringing in the New Year at Collected Comics and Games

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Backwards and Forwards It’s been six months since he last did so, but Derek is back at his local shop, Collected Comics and Games, for another on-location episode. As usual, he talks with several of

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Episode 168: Our Favorite Comics of 2015

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Best! It’s the last regular review episode of the year, so that means that the Two Guys with PhDs are here to share what they consider to be the best comics of 2015! In this extra-long

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Episode 167: A Review of The Best American Comics 2015

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Bested? As has become an annual event, Andy and Derek use their penultimate show of the year to discuss the current volume of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s The Best American Comics. The series is overseen by

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Young Readers: The Best of 2015

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Perfect Gifts for Hanukkah! As the end of 2015 draws near and the holiday shopping season is in full swing, Andy and Gwen have drawn up their lists of their favorite comics for young readers released

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Mental Floss Lists The Comics Alternative as One of the Top Comics Podcasts!

In her most recent “Pod City” piece for Mental Floss magazine, Whitney Matheson ranks The Comics Alternative among the best comics-related podcasts out there. Her article from May 15th, “Super Podcasts about Comics,” lists her 19 top picks and breaks

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Episode 116: Our Favorite Comics of 2014

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] The Really Good Stuff It’s the end of the year, and you know what that means? No, it’s doesn’t involve a fat guy with toys, any spinning wooden things, or even annoying events involving Anderson

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