Category: Comics History

Comics Alternative Interviews: Michael Eury

Time Codes: 00:00:25 – Introduction 00:02:19 – Setup of interview 00:04:09 – Interview with Michael Eury 01:27:46 – Wrap up 01:28:38 – Contact us “Wonderful, warm blanket of camp” On this interview episode Derek talks with the Eisner Award-nominated editor-in-chief of Back Issue magazine Michael

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Josh Bayer

Time Codes: 00:00:24 – Introduction 00:02:41 – Setup of interview 00:04:13 – Interview with Josh Bayer 01:24:34 – Wrap up 01:25:58 – Contact us Shoulder Fists and Time Vampires Andy and Derek are glad to have as their guest Josh Bayer. He is

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Brian Cremins

Time Codes: 00:00:24 – Introduction 00:02:35 – Setup of interview 00:05:05 – Interview with Brian Cremins 01:30:42 – Wrap up 01:31:51 – Contact us Child Is Father to the Man On this episode of the interview series, the Three Guys with PhDs — Andy,

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Episode 201: Reviews of Tarzan: The Complete Joe Kubert Years, Faith #1, and Black Hammer #1 and #2

“Superhero-y kind of stuff” This week the Two Guys with PhDs visit grounds they rarely tread: superhero comics. Don’t worry, they don’t completely forsake their mission statement, but they definitely approach the line. While each of the titles they discuss reflect the

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Manga: Reviews of Red Red Rock and The Osamu Tezuka Story

“Oozy, goopy liquid” On the July manga episode, Shea and Derek discuss two recent publications that highlight, in different ways, the history of the Japanese medium. They begin with Seiichi Hayashi’s Red Red Rock and Other Stories 1967-1970 (Breakdown Press). All

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Bill Schelly

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Holy Moley! Andy and Derek are pleased to have as a guest on their show Bill Schelly. A new edition of his book, Otto Binder: The Life and Work of a Comic Book and Science Fiction

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On Location: The Comics Canon: Reloaded!!!! Fire!!!! Panel at HeroesCon 2016

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Canon Fodder In the last of The Comics Alternative‘s four episodes created while at HeroesCon 2016, the Two Guys present a recording of panel discussion on which they participated, “The Comics Canon: Reloaded!!!! Fire!!!!” This event

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Review: Amadeo & Maladeo

By Pedro Moura  Amadeo & Maladeo: A Musical Duet— R. O. Blechman (Fantagraphics) In the 1950s, the Emmy-winning animator and New Yorker cartoonist R.O. Blechman created a proto graphic novel that was based on a medieval legend: The Juggler of Our Lady.

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On Location: Talking with Sonny Liew at UT Dallas

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Singapore History, Robots, and Fate On this special on-location episode, Derek poses a series of questions to Sonny Liew during his recent visit to the University of Texas at Dallas. Sonny was a guest speaker for the School

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Episode 181: Reviews of Paracuellos, The Baker Street Peculiars #1, and Power Lines #1

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Fascism, Sleuths, and Race This week on the podcast, Gwen and Derek look at three very different recent titles. They begin with Carlos Giménez’s Paracuellos. The original first two volumes of this comic, published in Spain in

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Episode 178: Reviews of Nod Away, Gulag Casual, and Haunted Love #1

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Intrusions This week the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics discuss three very different titles. They begin with Joshua W. Cotter’s Nod Away (Fantagraphics), an ambitious sci-fi narrative that explores the impact, and the costs,

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Comics Alternative Special: Talking with Bob Andelman for Will Eisner Week

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] A Spirited Discussion For Will Eisner Week 2016, Derek talks with Eisner’s authorized biographer, Bob Andelman. The second edition of his book, Will Eisner: A Spirited Life, was released last summer by TwoMorrows Publishing, expanding significantly

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