Category: Comics News

Young Readers: Reviews of The Backstagers #1 and Snow White

Time Codes: 00:27 – Introduction 03:22 – Context for listeners 06:02 – The controversy surrounding Ghosts 30:26 – The Backstagers #1 39:29 – Show White 58:21 – Wrap up 58:45 – Contact us Discussions, Old and New This episode of the Young Readers show begins with a special

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Commentaries on the 2016 Eisner Award Nominations

For the third year in a row, the Two Guys with PhDs featured a special Eisner Award Nominations episode of the Comics Alternative podcast. This time they were joined by eminent comics scholar, Eisner nomination committee member, and friend of

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On Location: The April Visit to Collected Comics and Games

A Matter of Time Another month, and another visit to Collected Comics and Games in Plano, TX. For the April on-location episode, the topic is open, so Derek talks with customers and employees about whatever comics-related matters come to mind. Sabrina,

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Happy Birthday to Al Jaffee!

We at The Comics Alternative are all choked up in wishing Al Jaffee a happy 95th birthday this weekend! The legendary Jaffee turns 95 years young on Sunday, March 13th. He has been with MAD Magazine for 61 years, is the scalpel-like wit who served

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Episode 177: The March Previews Catalog

“I’ll own up to the curmudgeonliness” It’s time, once again, to take a look at the current month’s Previews catalog. This time around, Derek is joined by Paul Lai, the editor of The Comics Alternative‘s blog. Although he’s been working with the Two Guys

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Shigeru Mizuki

The Comics Alternative mourns the passing of Shigeru Mizuki, the manga legend who died from heart failure on Monday morning, November 30th, in a Tokyo hospital. He was 93. Mizuki is the author behind such works as Onward Toward Our Noble Deaths, NonNonBa, the multi-volumed Showa

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Commentary: Reactions to the 2015 Eisner Award Nominations

Last month the Two Guys with PhDs recorded a special episode of The Comics Alternative, one devoted to the 2015 Eisner Award nominations. The Comics Reporter himself, Tom Spurgeon, joined the guys on that show, and the three of them discussed the various

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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 129: The April Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “The Schrödinger’s cat of comics” It’s the first of the month, so that means that Andy and Derek flip through the latest Previews catalog and share some of the upcoming releases they are most excited about. And

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Peter Bagge Interview Collection

The University Press of Mississippi just published the latest in their Conversations with Comic Artists series, Peter Bagge: Conversations. This collection is edited by Kent Worcester, and it includes a variety of interviews with Bagge published between 1988 and 2014.

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Derek on KERA’s Think for Will Eisner Week

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Derek was one of the guests on Thursday’s Think, a daily, topic-driven interview and call-in program produced by KERA, the Dallas/Fort Worth public radio station. The show is hosted by Krys Boyd, and joining Derek on the

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Episode 125: The March Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Shenanigans It’s the beginning of the month, and that means that the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics take a metaphorical stroll through the latest Previews catalog. And this month, their peregrinations are more than

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