Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 52: The September Previews Catalog

“We need more colons.”

SeptPreviewsIt’s that time again to flip through the pages of the Previews catalog, and this week Derek is joined by Bob Bretall of ComicSpectrum to discuss the offerings in the September Previews (Andy couldn’t make it for this episode). Among the many titles they highlight are Clown Fatale #1, S.H.O.O.T. First #2, EC Archives: The Vault of Horrors Vol. 3 (Dark Horse), The Planetary OmnibusCreature CommandosThe Sandman: Overture Special Edition #1, DMZ Deluxe Edition Book One, FBP: Federal Beureau of Physics #5 (DC/Vertigo), The Maxx: Maxximized #1, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #11, Triple Helix #2 (IDW), Black Science #1, Umbral #1, Alex + Ada #1, Strangeways #1, Five Ghosts #7 (Image), Princeless Encore Edition #1, Pirate Eye: Iron Bars, Wretched Tales (Action Lab), Lunita #1 (Amigo Comics), The Joyners in 3D (Arachaia), Afterlife with Archie #3 (Archie Comics), Soulfire #1 (Aspen Comics), Absolution: Rubicon #5 (Avatar Press), Shahrazad #1 (Big Dog Ink), Beautiful Darkness (Drawn and Quarterly), Maria M. Book OnePretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 (Fantagraphics), Tune: Still Life (First Second), Jewish in America Vol. 1-2 (NBM), and Renée (Top Shelf). There’s a lot of comics talk packed into this episode. Bob and Derek cover a lot of ground, and you’re sure to hear about something that will interest you…and something you may not have known about before. Check out the podcast! Check out the comics!

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About Derek Royal

The Comics Alternative is a weekly podcast focused on the world of alternative, independent, and primarily non-superhero comics. (There’s nothing wrong with the superhero genre…we just want to do something different.) New shows become available every Wednesday…much like the comic books you get. Episodes feature reviews of graphic novels and current ongoing series, discussions of upcoming comics, examinations of collected editions, in-depth analyses of a variety of comics texts, spotlights on various creators and their oeuvre, roundtable discussions with prominent critics and scholars in the field, and interviews with the artists and writers who make all of this possible. Along the way, Andy and Derek will talk about the various books that they are reading; the many pop cultural references that, for better or worse, inform their lives; and the unpredictable (and inexplicable) weirdness that seems to creep into each episode. In essence,The Comics Alternative podcast is brilliantly simple: Two guys with PhDs talking about comics.

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