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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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On Location: The September Visit to Valhalla Games and Comics

Different Name, Same Great Taste! The September on-location episode marks a first for The Comics Alternative. Derek is now talking with customers and employees at Valhalla Games and Comics in Plano, TX…which is at the same exact physical location where he’s been doing the

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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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Comics Alternative Interviews: Rich Tommaso

Dark Stuff On this episode of the interview series, Andy and Derek talk with Rich Tommaso about his recent publications from Image Comics, She Wolf #1 and the trade collection of Dark Corridor. Both were released last week. The guys begin by trying

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

“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. This is series of tales

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Ed Brisson

“I’ve got  no problem with hipsters” In yet another of the Two Guys’ interview series, Derek is back to talk with one of the hardest working people in comics today, Ed Brisson. The first issue of his and Adam Gorham’s new

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Review: Criminal, Vol. 1: Coward

by Andy Wolverton Criminal, Vol. 1: Coward – Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Val Staples (Image Comics) You’ll find more depth in the first four pages of Criminal, Vol. 1: Coward than in most other 32-page comics, and once the hook

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 94: Reviews of Murder Me Dead, Black Market #1, and Low #1

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Hot Reading Fun in the Summer This week on The Comics Alternative, Derek and Andy W. discuss three new titles. First they look at the reissue of David Lapham’s Murder Me Dead (Image). Originally a nine-issue miniseries that was

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Review: Family Ties: An Alaskan Crime Drama

by Derek Royal Family Ties: An Alaskan Crime Drama – Eric Hobbs and Noel Tuazon (NBM/ComicsLit) Crime drama is more than just a niche genre, found in the publications from Soho Press or rebroadcast (ad infinitum) in the syndication of the Law and Order

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 70: Reviews of Slayground, The Saviors #1, and The Midas Flesh #1

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “It’s like Invasion of the Body Snatchers…but with more weed.” This week on The Comics Alternative, Andy and Derek review three recent works. They begin with Darwyn Cooke’s Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground, from IDW Publishing. This is the

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Review: Lazarus, Book One: Family

by Andy Wolverton Lazarus, Book One: Family, by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark (Image) An interviewer once asked movie director Sam Peckinpah why he loved violence so much in his films. Peckinpah responded that he loathed violence; he just wanted the

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