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 […]








Comic News Insider Episode 758 – More MoCCA w/ Falynn Koch!

Comic News Insider: Episode 758 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces. Reviews: Doctor Who: Ghost Stories #1, Riverdale #1, Rock Candy Mountain #1, X-Men Gold #1, Archer S8 premiere, iZombie S3 premiere, Legends of Tomorrow S2 finale, Rick and Morty S3 premiere Emmy Potter returns to the […]








Comic News Insider Episode 754 – Iron Deficiency Fist!

Comic News Insider: Episode 754 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces. Reviews: Batwoman Vol 2 #1, Coady And The Creepies #1, Vampirella Vol 7 #1, Iron Fist, Tangled Before Ever After, Beauty and the Beast Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair! They chat about the […]








Comics Alternative for Young Readers: Reviews of Bats: Learning to Fly and NewsPrints

Listen to the podcast! Changes Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:03:08 – Introducing Paul Lai as new YR cohost 00:04:50 – A farewell message from Andy Wolverton 00:07:12 – Bats: Learning to Fly 00:32:29 – NewsPrints 01:01:27 – Wrap up 01:02:01 – Contact us The Comics Alternative extends a warm welcome to Paul Lai, who has taken over from […]








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 […]








Comic News Insider Episode 744 – CNI’s Best of 2016!

Comic News Insider: Episode 744 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces. It’s our Best of 2016! And just like last year, Jimmy sits down with The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald and good pal Jon Hoche to go over their 2016 favorites in comic books, TV and film. They […]








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 for Young Readers: A Publisher Spotlight on First Second Books

Listen to the podcast! Monstrous Mysteries Time Codes: 00:25 – Introduction 02:50 – Context for the First Second spotlight 05:56 – Brief mention of Mighty Jack 06:56 – Varmints 11:46 – Quirk’s Quest: Into the Outlands 27:52 – Bera the One-Headed Troll 39:18 – The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo 55:44 – Wrap up 57:03 – Contact us Gwen and […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Box Brown

Listen to the podcast! Players Time Codes: 00:24 – Introduction 02:14 – Setup of interview 02:57 – Interview with Box Brown 53:28 – Wrap up 54:53 – Contact us On this episode of the interview series Derek talks with Box Brown, whose new book Tetris: The Games People Play has just been released from First Second. As the […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Jason Shiga

Listen to the podcast! “The universe will kick you in the nuts” Time Codes: 00:24 – Introduction 02:12 – Setup of interview 03:50 – Interview with Jason Shiga 58:26 – Wrap up 59:54 – Contact us For this interview episode, Paul and Derek have the pleasure of talking with Jason Shiga. The first volume in his Demon series comes out this […]








Deconstructing Comics #515: Box Brown talks “Tetris”

In his new nonfiction graphic novel Tetris: The Games People Play, Box Brown explores not only the amazing story of the creation of the popular game and the fight over the rights to it, but the larger point of how and why humans began to play games. Deconstructing Comics site SUPPORT this podcast on Patreon! […]








Comics Alternative for Young Readers: Reviews of Compass South, Secret Coders: Paths and Portals, and Level Up

Listen to the podcast! Pairings This month, Andy and Gwen discuss a three graphic novels for young readers that are written by pairs of comics creators. Compass South (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) brings together Hope Larson (Chiggers; A Wrinkle in Time) with Rebecca Mock, a New York-based freelance illustrator, while the other two titles are […]








Comic News Insider Episode 699 – Racing to 700!

Comic News Insider: Episode 699 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces. Reviews:  Cryptocracy #1, Jade Street Protection Services #1, Super Human Resources #1, Zoe Dare vs Disasteroid #1 We are one episode away til the big 700th anniversary recording this Sunday! Jimmy is joined in studio by […]








Comics Alternative for Young Readers: Reviews of Hippopotamister and Camp Midnight

Listen to the podcast! Disguises This month’s show includes a review of two recently released graphic novels, John Patrick Green’s Hippopotamister (First Second) and Steven T. Seagle and Jason Adam Katzenstein’s Camp Midnight (Image Comics), as well as interviews Andy conducted at the first-ever Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Public Library Comic Con, held on May 14. At […]








Comic News Insider Episode 685 – Snowjob!

Comic News Insider: Episode 685 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces. Reviews: The Doorman #1 & #2, Killbox #1, Micronauts #1 Jimmy is joined in studio by good pal Jon Hoche! They talk about the recent Game of Thrones episode, The Killing Joke trailer, and the rumor […]