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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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Webcomics: Reviews of The Lost Oracle, Rickety Stitch & Gelatinous Goo, and Turncoat

“There’s a lot of Bone today” On this month’s webcomics show, Sean and Derek discuss three relatively fresh titles. They begin with Lho Brockhoff’s The Lost Oracle, a webcomic that began in July 2015 and is just into its third chapter. This

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Jon Morris

On a Collision Course for Super Wackiness On this interview episode, Derek is pleased to have as his guest Jon Morris, the author behind The League of Regrettable Superheroes (Quirk Books). This is a book devoted to the heroes throughout

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Comics Alternative Interviews: Tim Seeley

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “You’ve got the Dick creds now” On this episode of The Comics Alternative Interviews, Andy and Derek have Tim Seeley back on the podcast to talk about his new series from Dark Horse, Sundowners. He discusses the genesis of the

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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: The Shadow Hero

by Andy Wolverton The Shadow Hero – Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew (First Second) If Gene Luen Yang had simply pointed us to the existence of a short-lived, mostly forgotten superhero from the 1940s, most comics fans would’ve paid attention. Comics readers tend to

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Review: C.O.W.L. #2

by Kyle Ellinger C.O.W.L. #2 – Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, and Rod Reis (Image Comics) The second issue of Kyle Higgins and Alex Siegel’s C.O.W.L. continues to showcase a gritty 1962 Chicago where the streets are being cleaned up by superheroes…not

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 88.1: Our June Visit to Collected Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “I know what baby flesh tastes like.” It’s time for another on-location show at Derek’s comic shop, Collected Comics and Games in Plano, TX. For the June visit, he is joined by a variety of

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Review: C.O.W.L. #1

by Derek Royal C.O.W.L. #1 – Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, and Rod Reis (Image Comics) As a rule, we don’t review superhero titles on The Comics Alternative…at least mainstream superhero titles. As Andy and I indicated in our inaugural episode, we would consider

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Critical Takes: The Myth of the Superhero, by Marco Arnaudo

by Derek Royal The Myth of the Superhero, by Marco Arnaudo. Translated by Jamie Richards (Johns Hopkins University Press) In The Best American Comics 2013, which was just recently published, editor Jeff Smith presents a variety of intriguing expressions from the

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 47: A Publisher Spotlight on Valiant Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] A Valiant Attempt at Capturing Valiant Comics This week the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics are doing something they’ve never done before: devoting an entire episode to a specific publisher. And this first

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 43: A Review of #1 Issues of 100 Bullets: Brother Lono, Astro City, Six-Gun Gorilla, and Lazarus

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Working Our Way to Being #1 in Your Hearts This week on The Comics Alternative, the Two Guys with PhDs review several #1 issues that have come out in the past couple of weeks. First, they

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