25 episodes

Best of the Rest, An Indie Comics Podcast, is a reflective but not pedantic look at Alternative/independent comics both current and past. Hosts Dennis Chandler and Jay Loving delve into works from publishers such as Vault, Scout, Lion Forge, Fantagraphics, Oni Press, Hard Case Crime, Drawn and Quarterly and others. The cast is for everyone, whether you’re a reader of alternative comics, want to get started or just a curious onlooker. Listen in for Dennis and Jay’s lively discussion mixed with humor (they hope) about the wide-ranging world of Independent comics. 

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Best of the Rest, An Indie Comics Podcast, is a reflective but not pedantic look at Alternative/independent comics both current and past. Hosts Dennis Chandler and Jay Loving delve into works from publishers such as Vault, Scout, Lion Forge, Fantagraphics, Oni Press, Hard Case Crime, Drawn and Quarterly and others. The cast is for everyone, whether you’re a reader of alternative comics, want to get started or just a curious onlooker. Listen in for Dennis and Jay’s lively discussion mixed with humor (they hope) about the wide-ranging world of Independent comics. 

    Lost Episode

    Lost Episode

    This is a lost episode from November 2020.  Enjoy

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Been A While

    Been A While

    It's been TOO long since we recorded an episode, so this one goes in several directions.  Dennis and Jay discuss current comic book reads, what we've been collecting, gin, bourbon and whether or not twenty year old 5.25 inch floppy disks are still readable.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Kowabunga Dudes

    Kowabunga Dudes

    Dennis and Jay are joined by Eric Helwig of Kowabunga Comics in Wisconsin.  The discussion ranges from how Kowabunga weathered the shutdown of the store during the early days of Covid-19, the shutdown of Diamond Distribution,  DC comics decision to use other distribution channels than Diamond, and the workings of Kowabunga's mail order and FOC services.  Eric also announces the soon to be available new website for doing business with his store.   Eric can be reached at eric@kowabungacomics.com

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Afternoon Dreaming

    Afternoon Dreaming

    Tbe guys discuss comics, coon dogs and collecting among other topics.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Cornucopia

    Cornucopia

    Dennis and Jay discuss the at last return of baseball, current comic readings, Dennis and his pulp mag collecting and his Battlestar Galactica collectibles along with a variety of other quick hit topics.

    • 55 min
    Streaming BOtR !

    Streaming BOtR !

    Best Of the Rest  expands to video streaming on Youtube with this episode.  We talk about comics we're reading share some original comic art and variant covers and talk about the gradual ramping back up of comics publishing and distribution.  If you want to watch the video, click HERE -->   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4G84JwFBn8

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Michael.Sparkman ,

Seriously this is the best

Quite simply this might be my favorite comic podcast. The hosts are funny and smart, extremely knowledgeable about everything in the world, and might be on the verge of achieving enlightenment. I love these guys.

Not Happy 1906 ,

Not the Mainstream

If you want raw and intelligent discussion on everything related to indie comics then your in the right place! Great job Dennis and Jay!!!!!

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