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, On Location: The April Visit to Valhalla Games and Comics

Listen to the podcast! Catching Up As he tries to do every month, Derek visits his local shop, Valhalla Games and Comics in Plano, TX, to talk with customers and employees about what they’re reading, what they’re looking forward to, and what interests them in current comics culture. For April the topic is open, so anything goes…and the resulting […]








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 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: […]








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 […]








EMP Presents: B.Y.O.B. Episode 1

Tune In! RSS Feed, Zune subscribe, itunes, Episode Page Individually they were just like those guys who like to hang around the comic book shop and talk comics but together they form the Earth’s Mightiest Podcast! Bring Your Own Book! Alex, Corwin and Viet are joined by the Chris Partin from Comic Addiction.Net to talk […]








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 […]








Deconstructing Comics #300: Love & Rockets: Jaime Hernandez

The series Love & Rockets, featuring individual works by the Hernandez brothers, started in 1981 as a self-published magazine, but was quickly picked up by Fantagraphics. Over the last 30 years, the brothers’ work has continued to develop & astound. This week Tim and Kumar take a look at the Love & Rockets work of […]








The Next Issue 57: This is what we do…

Join us in Issue 57 We interview cosplayer Iggy Tissera (The Joker) …and then onto the show Is Nintendo starting up the next gen system wars? Early Thor reviews looks promising Batman year One casting info and Batman Dark Knight Returns Rumors And then there is some Bourne casting news that just recently surfaced In […]