Comics Alternative, Episode 221: The January Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! A Keillor-Free Zone Happy New Year from the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics! On this, their first regular episode of 2017, Andy and Derek take their monthly gander at the current Previews catalog. Before they do that, though, they welcome and thank a couple of new Patreon supporters to the Comics Alternative […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 217: The December Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! Hobo Code The Two Guys with PhDs are back for their final Previews show of 2016. In this episode, Andy and Derek do what they usually do, going through the current catalog from not quite beginning to end, highlighting the offerings from the premiere publishers as well as from small presses. Among the […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 212: The November Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! Spanish Invasion? Where did October go?! You mean the month is over, and it’s already time to look at the November Previews catalog? YES! And as usual the Two Guys with PhDs rise to the occasion, looking through the most interesting solicitations and making the kind of astute observations as only they can do. For […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 208: The October Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! He-Man Adjacent It’s the first week of October, the beginning of the month, so that must mean that it’s time once again for Andy and Derek to look through the latest Previews catalog. However, before they delve into the current solicits they take a few moments to thank two new Patreon supporters […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 204: The September Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! Roller Derby and Crime Love It’s the beginning of September, the first of the month, so that must mean it’s time for the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics to look at the latest Previews catalog. As they do every month, Andy and Derek carefully go through the the Diamond publication, […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 199: The August Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! You Say It’s Your Birthday This week on the podcast, Andy and Derek discuss the August Previews catalog. Even more importantly, the Two Guys celebrate the four-year anniversary of the podcast! That’s right, The Comics Alternative is now four years old, having its first episode published on August 1, 2012. So this episode begins […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 195: The July Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! YEE-ro or GEE-ro? It’s the first of the month, and that must mean that it’s time for the Two Guys with PhDs to take a deep dive into the latest Previews catalog. For the month of July, there’s a lot for Andy and Derek to discuss. And in between speculations on solicitation-writing strategies, Andy’s post-apocalyptic burnout, […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 190: The June Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! Wallet-Busting Goodness It’s the first of the month, and that must mean that it’s time, once again, for the Two Guys with PhDs to take a conversational stroll through the latest Previews catalog. For the month of June, there is an inordinately large number of notable titles for Derek and Andy W. to discuss, […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 186: The May Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! Big Heads Hold on to your butts! It’s another substantive, jam-packed episode where the Two Guys look through the latest Previews catalog. And for May, Andy W. and Derek see a lot of good stuff, enough to make this a longer-than-average episode. (Yes, the guys are going into 2+ hours territory again, but […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 182: The April Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! “Magic balls” It’s the first week of April, so that must mean that it’s time for the Two Guys with PhDs to look through the latest Previews catalog. This month, Andy Kunka is back for his first Previews show of 2016 — where has the time gone? — so Derek helps him to shake […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 177: The March Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! “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 since late last year, this is the first time that Paul […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 169: The January Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! “I’m all about the old-timey” Welcome to January! As the guys do at the beginning of every month, they use this time to discuss the solicits in the latest Previews catalog. And there’s a lot packed into the January issue, starting with a rundown of the 50 titles that will be featured this coming Free Comic […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 164: The December Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! Coming Soon As Andy and Derek do at the beginning of every month, they use this first week of December to flip through the latest Previews catalog, highlighting upcoming series and notable new releases that capture their attention. Among the many soon-to-be-released titles they discuss on this week’s show are comics from Dark Horse Comics – King’s […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 160: The November Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! International Sensations It’s the first week of November, and that means it must be time for Andy and Derek to go through the month’s Previews catalog. As you may expect, there’s a lot packed into the issue, and after a few words on Halloween and listener mail, they get right to the solicitations. […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 156: The October Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! Peanut Butter and Dog Sh*t Welcome to October! And to celebrate the occasion, Andy and Derek do what they do at the beginning of every month: look through the current Previews catalog! And for October, the selections are plentiful and exciting. The guys find a number of upcoming titles from the premier publishers, but […]