Category: Romance Comics

Webcomics: Reviews of Isle of Elsi, Late Bloomer, and Carriers

Time Codes: 00:00:28 – Introduction 00:03:03 – Eisner Award nominees announced 00:10:04 – Isle of Elsi 00:47:30 – Late Bloomer 01:09:44 – Carriers 01:31:32 – Wrap up 01:32:31 – Contact us Very Punny Sean and Derek are back with your monthly dose of

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Manga: Reviews of Cigarette Girl and Mysterious Girlfriend X, Vol. 1

Panty Scissors For the month of May, Shea and Derek discuss two books that, at first glance, seem quite different, but whose similarities become more apparent upon closer examination. They begin with Masahiko Matsumoto’s Cigarette Girl (Top Shelf Productions), a collection of eleven

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Manga: Reviews of Princess Jellyfish, Vol. 1 and I Am a Hero Omnibus 1

“Hip and now” This month, Shea and Derek have a fun time discussing two recent manga releases. They begin with the first volume of Akiko Higashimura’s Princess Jellyfish (Kodansha), a series that is new to both of the guys. In fact,

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Manga: Reviews of A Girl on the Shore and Goodnight Punpun, Vol. 1

Eros and Thanatos For the March episode of The Comics Alternative‘s manga series, Shea and Derek discuss two recent releases, both by Inio Asano: A Girl on the Shore (Vertical Comics) and Goodnight Punpun, Vol. 1 (VIZ Media). Before they plunge into

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

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, of technological progress. At least

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Once Again, It’s Time for Craig Yoe

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Happy New Yoe! It’s a brand new year, and for their very first podcast episode of 2016, the guys have as their guest the great Craig Yoe! This may become a tradition on The Comics Alternative,

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Episode 135: Reviews of Exquisite Corpse, Operation Nemesis, and Palookaville 22

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] O Canada This week on the their weekly review show, Derek and Andy W. discuss three new books that are definitely worth checking out. They begin with Pénélope Bagieu’s Exquisite Corpse from First Second. This may

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Back Again with Craig Yoe

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Clown Love Craig Yoe is back for his fourth interview appearance on The Comics Alternative, and this time he has two wacky new books to share with everyone, both from IDW Publishing and Yoe! Books. First,

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Webcomics: Reviews of Star Punch Girl, The Last Mechanical Monster, and Dreamless

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Adventures with Black Hole Boy The Two Guys with PhDs continue their valiant attempt to bring you monthly shows devoted to quality, substantive discussion of webcomics. In this March episode, Derek and Andy W. focus

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Comics Alternative Interviews: More Craig Yoe

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “You can’t go wrong with booty” For this interview show, Andy and Derek go down the rabbit hole in another conversation with the ever-talented, ever-entertaining Craig Yoe. They primarily discuss Craig’s latest projects, Alice in Comicland and the new Weird

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