Comics Alternative, Euro Comics: Reviews of Notes 1: Born to Be a Larve and California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot before The Mamas & the Papas

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:30 – Introduction 00:03:21 – Listener mail! 00:05:50 – Translation news from Edward 00:11:49 – Notes 1: Born to Be a Larve 00:59:33 – California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot before The Mamas and the Papas  01:32:13 – Wrap up 01:33:15 – Contact us Life Stories On this month’s Euro Comics episode, Edward and Derek check […]








Comics Alternative, Euro Comics: Reviews of Pretending Is Lying and The Lighthouse

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:02:56 – Listener mail! 00:07:21 – Pretending Is Lying 00:56:22 – The Lighthouse 01:16:11 – Wrap up 01:17:05 – Contact us Edward’s Nitpicks For the month of March, Edward and Derek look at two very different European titles. They begin with Dominique Goblet’s Pretending Is Lying, released last month […]








Comics Alternative, Euro Comics: Reviews of Little Tulip, Billy Budd, KGB, The Magician’s Wife, and The Boys of Sheriff Street

Listen to the podcast! A Deep Charyn Dive Time Codes: 00:00:30 – Introduction 00:03:17 – Checking in 00:08:31 – Charyn and Boucq’s Little Tulip, Billy Budd, KGB, and The Magician’s Wife 00:57:42 – Charyn and Loustal’s The Boys of Sheriff Street 01:15:40 – Wrap up 01:17:02 – Contact us This month on the Euro Comics series Edward and Derek look at […]








Comics Alternative, Euro Comics: Reviews of Equinoxes and Clear Blue Tomorrows

Listen to the podcast! Time and Tide Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:03:17 – Setting up Pedrosa and Vehlmann 00:08:08 – Equinoxes and other Pedrosa titles 00:51:14 – Clear Blue Tomorrows and other Vehlmann titles 01:26:01 – Wrap up 01:29:12 – Contact us It’s the first Euro Comics episode of the new year, and Edward and Derek use the occasion […]








Comics Alternative, Euro Comics: Reviews of Bouncer, Western, and Lucky Luke: The Ballad of the Daltons and Other Stories

Listen to the podcast! Yippee Ki-Yay Time Codes: 00:01:27 – Introduction 00:04:39 – Happy holidays! 00:07:00 – Bouncer 00:56:07 – Western 01:14:57 – Lucky Luke: The Ballad of the Daltons and Other Stories 01:35:55 – Wrap up 01:36:41 – Contact us This month’s Euro Comics episode is later than usual, due to scheduling conflicts and accessibility issues. But Edward […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 215: Our Fourth Annual Thanksgiving Show

Listen to the podcast! Giving Thanks in a Dark Time; Or, Steve Ditko’s Impending Death For this year’s Thanksgiving show, there are seven seats at the table, making this the most populated episode in the podcast’s history. Andy K. and Derek are joined by their fellow cohosts Gwen, Andy W., Gene, Sean, and Edward to discuss […]








Comics Alternative, Euro Comics: Reviews of Soft City and The World of Edena

Listen to the podcast! Soft and Lush Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:03:03 – Listener mail! 00:07:29 – Soft City 00:39:12 – The World of Edena 01:18:12 – Wrap up 01:19:09 – Contact us For the November episode in the Euro Comics series, Edward and Derek take a look at two new releases of older titles. They begin […]








Comics Alternative, Euro Comics: Reviews of I Am Legion and Tyler Cross: Black Rock

Listen to the podcast! Blood Noir Time Codes: 00:27 – Introduction 02:41 – Checking in and updates 04:06 – I Am Legion 31:38 – Tyler Cross: Black Rock 53:56 – Wrap up 55:04 – Contact us For the October Euro Comics episode, Edward and Derek look at two works written by Fabien Nury. They begin with I Am Legion, […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Erica Mena

Listen to the podcast! In Other Words Time Codes: 00:00:24 – Introduction 00:02:28 – Setup of interview 00:05:05 – Interview with Erica Mena 00:53:01 – Wrap up 00:54:14 – Contact us On this episode of the interview series, Edward and Derek have as their guest Erica Mena. She is the translator of two recent Spanish-language works from Fantagraphics, Paco […]








Comics AlternativeEuro Comics: Reviews of Spanish Fever, The Longest Day of the Future, and Growing Up in Public

Listen to the podcast! Spanish Voices Time Codes: 00:00:28 – Introduction 00:02:45 – Setup of reviews 00:04:37 – Spanish Fever 00:46:27 – The Longest Day of the Future 01:00:45 – Growing Up in Public 01:28:04 – Wrap up 01:29:12 – Contact us This month on the Euro Comics series, Edward and Derek discuss three works translated from Spanish, and all published by Fantagraphics. They […]








Comics Alternative, Euro Comics: Reviews of The Adventures of Dieter Lumpen and Come Prima

Listen to the podcast! Journeys On this, the second episode of the new Euro Comics series, Edward and Derek discuss two recent publications that involve journeys, but in vastly different ways. They begin with the latest translation from IDW’s EuroComics imprint, The Adventures of Dieter Lumpen. Written by Jorge Zentner and with art by Rubén Pellejero (and […]








Comics Alternative, Euro Comics: Reviews of Irmina and Adam Sarlech: A Trilogy

Listen to the podcast! European Getaway How do the Two Guys with PhDs celebrate America’s Independence Day? Why, by using the July 4th holiday to launch their brand new monthly series devoted to European comics. That’s right, similar to what the podcast already does with its monthly manga, webcomics, and young readers programs, The Comics Alternative […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Jamie Richards and Edward Gauvin

Listen to the podcast! Invisible No More Over the past several years, the Two Guys with PhDs have reviewed a lot of books in translation. But what they’ve tended to overlook, more times than not, is the translator of the work, the individual who is responsible for taking the imagetext and re-presenting it in a […]