Comics Alternative, Episode 237: Reviews of Star Hawks, Vol. 1: 1977-1978, Street Angel: After School Kung Fu Special, and Godshaper #1

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:33 – Introduction 00:02:42 – We’ll be at HeroesCon! 00:05:09 – Star Hawks, Vol. 1: 1977-1978 00:41:32 – Street Angel: After School Kung Fu Special 00:54:09 – Godshaper #1 01:07:23 – Wrap up 01:08:18 – Contact us Nifty Looking Ladies On this week’s episode Andy and Derek check out the old and the […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 236: Reviews of What Parsifal Saw, Love and Rockets #2, and Redneck #1

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:30 – Introduction 00:02:38 – Tell them the Two Guys with PhDs sent you! 00:03:38 – What Parsifal Saw 00:21:34 – Love and Rockets #2 00:48:15 – Redneck #1 00:59:11 – Wrap up 01:00:02 – Contact us Land of Hopey and Glory This week the Two Guys give you a double shot of recent Fantagraphics […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Kristen Radtke

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:24 – Introduction 00:02:20 – Setup of interview 00:04:29 – Interview with Kristen Radtke 00:59:16 – Wrap up 01:01:39 – Contact us All Things Must Pass Andy and Derek are pleased to have as their guest Kirsten Radtke. Her new work Imagine Wanting Only This has just been released from Pantheon Books, and it’s a […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 235: Reviews of Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero and the DC Hanna-Barbera Specials

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:30 – Introduction 00:02:21 – Setup 00:03:03 – Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero 00:28:16 – Adam Strange/Future Quest Special 00:45:10 – Booster Gold/The Flintstones Special 00:53:05 – Green Lantern/Space Ghost Special 01:04:30 – Suicide Squad/The Banana Splits Special 01:20:22 – Wrap up 01:22:14 – Contact us Reminiscing This week Andy and Derek discuss five […]








Comics Alternative, On Location: Talking with Creators at the Sumter Comic Arts Symposium 2017

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:02:11 – Setup of Sumter Comic Arts Symposium 00:05:19 – Sophie Goldstein and Carl Antonowicz 00:54:35 – Jeremy Whitley 01:32:20 – Wrap up 01:34:13 – Contact us Our Man in Sumter As listeners of The Comics Alternative know, Andy oversees the annual Sumter Comic Arts Symposium every spring, and this […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Back with Kyle Starks

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:25 – Introduction 00:02:44 – Setup of interview 00:03:37 – Interview with Kyle Starks 01:01:47 – Wrap up 01:02:54 – Contact us Indiana Beard? The Two Guys with PhDs are happy to have Kyle Starks back on the show. This time, they talk with him about his new Image Comics series Rock […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 233: Reviews of Afar, Underwinter #1, and Helena Crash #1

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:29 – Introduction 00:02:30 – Patreon news! 00:04:13 – Listener mail! 00:09:14 – Afar 00:36:46 – Underwinter #1 00:56:10 – Helena Crash #1 01:06:37 – Wrap up 01:07:25 – Contact us Sailor Mouth This week Andy and Derek check out three recent titles for listeners with divergent, yet discerning, tastes. They begin with Leila Del Duca […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Josh Bayer

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:24 – Introduction 00:02:41 – Setup of interview 00:04:13 – Interview with Josh Bayer 01:24:34 – Wrap up 01:25:58 – Contact us Shoulder Fists and Time Vampires Andy and Derek are glad to have as their guest Josh Bayer. He is one of the creative minds behind Fantagrahic’s new retro-superhero series, All Time Comics. […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Brian Cremins

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:24 – Introduction 00:02:35 – Setup of interview 00:05:05 – Interview with Brian Cremins 01:30:42 – Wrap up 01:31:51 – Contact us Child Is Father to the Man On this episode of the interview series, the Three Guys with PhDs — Andy, Gene, and Derek — talk with Brian Cremins about his new […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 232: Reviews of The Facts of Life, Black and White Diary Comics, and Anno Dracula #1

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:30 – Introduction 00:03:36 – The Facts of Life 00:33:06 – Black and White Diary Comics, December 2016 – February 2017 00:49:20 – Anno Dracula #1 01:11:10 – Wrap up 01:11:59 – Contact us An Edna Garrett-free Episode For this week’s show, Andy and Derek look at two examples of life writing and one Dracula-infused alternate […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 231: Reviews of The Excavation, American Gods #1, and Rat Queens #1

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:31 – Introduction 00:02:42 – News and announcements 00:10:38 – The Excavation 00:39:46 – American Gods #1 00:59:54 – Rat Queens #1 01:15:01 – Wrap up 01:16:00 – Contact us “This is not my first detachable penis rodeo” This week’s episode is an exploration of surrealism and fantasy, and one guaranteed to both fascinate and disturb you. It begins with a discussion of Max […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 230: The March Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! March Madness It’s the first part of March, which means it must be time for the Two Guys with PhDs to look through the latest Previews catalog. Before they do that, though, they alert readers to this month’s #trypod social media campaign and encourage listeners to share their love of The Comics Alternative […]








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

Listen to the podcast! 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 episode Andy and Derek have decided to discuss the many uses of […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 228: Reviews of Scooter Girl and My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1

Listen to the podcast! Mods and Monsters Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:02:28 – The Blubber report 00:10:51 – Scooter Girl 00:44:42 – My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1 01:30:15 – Wrap up 01:31:35 – Contact us On this week’s episode the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics do deep dives into two recent, and very different, […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 227: Reviews of Untitled Ape’s Epic Adventure, Blood Blister #1, and The Belfry

Listen to the podcast! Bark-Free Time Codes: 00:30 – Introduction 02:43 – Patreon and podcast patrons! 07:03 – Untitled Ape’s Epic Adventure 27:40 – Blood Blister #1 44:03 – The Belfry 56:22 – Wrap up 57:09 – Contact us This week the Two Guys with PhDs discuss three very different titles. They begin with Steven Tillotson’s Untitled Ape’s Epic […]