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, Episode 218: Reviews of Love and Rockets #1, Garden of the Flesh, and The One Hundred Nights of Hero

Listen to the podcast! Testicle Jones Time Codes: 00:01:22 – Introduction 00:03:41 – Support us on Patreon! 00:05:54 – Love and Rockets #1 00:40:27 – Garden of the Flesh 00:59:56 – The One Hundred Nights of Hero 01:20:10 – Wrap up 01:21:28 – Contact us This week the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics check out three recent titles, including the latest […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 207: Reviews of The Lost Work of Will Eisner, Libby’s Dad, and Blubber #3

Listen to the podcast! “It is a liquidy issue” Time Codes: 00:00:29 – Introduction 00:02:50 – Listener mail 00:09:42 – Comics Alternative news 00:21:20 – The Lost Work of Will Eisner 01:05:07 – Libby’s Dad 01:18:31 – Blubber #3 01:37:13 – Wrap up 01:39:14 – Contact us This week on The Comics Alternative, Andy and Derek discuss three new titles that […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 183: Reviews of Love & Rockets: New Stories 8, Girl Crazy, and Blubber #2

Listen to the podcast! “At this point Gilbert is just f**cking with us” This week’s episode is a Hernandez-centric show. On it, the Two Guys with PhDs play a little catch-up with some of Gilbert and Jaime’s comics that have come out over the past few months. They begin with the latest installment of Love & Rockets: […]








Comics Alternative Episode 141: Reviews of Grip: The Strange World of Men, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, and Providence #1

Listen to the podcast! Whacked Out Comics This week, Derek and Andy W. — fresh from their trip to HeroesCon — return with a discussion of three new, fascinating, and…well, whacked out comics. But they’re all whacked out in their own, unique ways. They begin with the release of Gilbert Hernandez’s Grip: The Strange World […]








Deconstructing Comics #440: Love Bunglers

Did you think Love & Rockets was over?! Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez continue to release new work about once a year, and in this episode Kumar and Matt sit down and discuss some of it, with particular attention paid to Jaime’s The Love Bunglers. (Spoiler warning!) Also: the tension between indy creators who want to […]








Deconstructing Comics #405: Teaching comics as literature

It’s been a long time coming, but a fair number of teachers in mainstream American education are finally recognizing that what the comics medium brings to the table can be just as meaty and challenging as the best prose novels. This week we meet Juan Mah y Busch, an Associate Professor at Loyola Marymount University. […]








Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 65: A Review of Love & Rockets: New Stories No. 6, Maria M.: Book One, and Pretty Deadly #1

“There’s more than one severed penis in this comic.” This week the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics review three new titles, and boy, are they geared up! They begin by looking at the Hernandez brothers’ latest issue of Love and Rockets: New Stories (Fantagraphics). Focusing first on Jaime’s contributions, they comment on how his narratives […]








Deconstructing Comics #305: Love & Rockets: Gilbert Hernandez

In episode #300, we took a look at the sometimes wacky and cartoony Love & Rockets work of Jaime Hernandez. This week, Tim and Kumar are again joined by Tom Spurgeon to look at the somewhat darker, more violent and yet rather hard-to-pin-down work of Gilbert Hernandez in his stories of (or, sometimes merely tangentially […]