Category: Detective

Episode 229: Will Eisner Week 2017 – Uses of The Spirit since 2005

Capturing the Spirit of The Spirit Every year for Will Eisner Week, always the first seven days in March, the Two Guys with PhDs like to do something special and Eisner-related for the podcast. This year is no different, and for the current

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Episode 214: Reviews of Recent Crime Comics, Part 2

Time Codes: 00:00:28 – Introduction 00:02:13 – Listener mail! 00:06:48 – Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me #1 and #2 00:30:55 – Demonic #1, #2, and #3 00:37:02 – Wolfcop #1 00:42:20 – Violent Love #1 00:54:29 – Grand Passion #1 01:04:39 – Goldie Vance, Vol. 1 01:21:07 –

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Episode 213: Reviews of Recent Crime Comics, Part 1

Time Codes: 00:00:26 – Introduction 00:02:19 – Update on new Patreon campaign, and new Podcast Patron 00:05:58 – Setup of recent crime comics episode 00:07:15 – Carver: A Paris Story 00:29:33 – Angel City #1 00:43:22 – Moonshine #1 00:59:45 – Triggerman #1 01:10:55 – Peepland #1

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Episode 198: Reviews of The Black Dahlia, Kill or Be Killed #1, and Sombra #1

Moral Black Holes This week the Two Guys with PhDs turn their attention to three recent noir titles. But before they jump into their reviews, they talk about comics news and recent awards. First, they congratulate Sonny Liew on receiving this

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Episode 197: Reviews of Cousin Joseph, Bounty #1, and The Paybacks #1

Mercenaries This week on The Comics Alternative podcast, those funky PhDs, Andy and Derek, discuss three recent titles revolving around the mercenary side of crime fighting. They begin with Jules Feiffer’s Cousin Joseph (Liveright Publishing), the second in a planned trilogy of noir-tinged graphic

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Episode 192: Reviews of Limbo, Weird Detective #1, and Control #1

Well-Handled Weirdness The Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics are back to give you another ear-full of good quality comics talk. This week, the focus is on noir weirdness. They begin with the collected trade edition of Limbo (Image Comics). Dan

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Arvind Ethan David

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Interconnectedness For this interview episode, Derek talks with Arvind Ethan David about his current work on the IDW miniseries, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: A Spoon Too Short. He writes that title, working with Ilias

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Webcomics: Reviews of Femme Noir, It Will All Hurt, and FreakAngels

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “No shark has been jumped” For the February webcomics show, Sean and Derek explore three very different titles. They begin with Christopher Mills and Joe Staton’s Femme Noir, a unique twist on the crime noir genre.

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Manga: Reviews of The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Omnibus 1 and One-Punch Man, Vol. 1 & 2

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Death Punches For the September episode of the manga series, Shea and Derek discuss two very different titles, although both heavily invested in popular genres. They begin with Eiji Otsuka and Housui Yamazaki’s The Kurosagi Corpse

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Episode 146: Reviews of Will Eisner’s The Spirit: A Celebration of 75 Years and Blazing Quantum

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Action * Mystery * Adventure On this week’s episode, Andy and Derek take a look at two very different titles. They begin with a long, extensive look at Will Eisner’s The Spirit: A Celebration of 75

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Episode 145: Reviews of We Stand on Guard #1, Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1, Archie #1, and Leisure

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Electric Boogaloo This week on the podcast, the Two Guys with PhDs take a close look at a few #1 issues and one minicomic series. However, before they get into the nitty gritty of their reviews, they

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Rick Geary

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Bob-Haired Sleuth The Comics Alternative is excited to have Rick Geary back on the show. The guys had last talked to him two years ago, after the publication of A Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium,

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