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"Tim is probably the hardest working podcaster in the community. He's an insightful and articulate comic reviewer and somebody I always enjoy talking to." -- Jason McNamara, writer, "The Rattler"



“Some of the best interviews I’ve ever heard! You guys review the type of comics I love and that’s really hard to find. So thanks for unique and knowledgeable.” -- Jack Wallace, Disposable Fiction Comics



Deconstructing Comics is a podcast about the craft of comics. Tim, Brandon, Kumar, and guest reviewers discuss a variety of comics (both recent work and classics) and present interviews with a variety of comics creators -- mainstream, indy, and even international! And in our occasional "Critiquing Comics" episodes, Tim and Mulele will even critique YOUR comic!



Whether you’ve got a comic going and you’re trying to promote it, or you haven’t even started yet and need some help getting rolling, we hope you’ll come here for inspiration and tips. And there’s plenty of interest for the casual comic book or graphic novel fan, as well!

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    • 4.5 • 27 Ratings

"Tim is probably the hardest working podcaster in the community. He's an insightful and articulate comic reviewer and somebody I always enjoy talking to." -- Jason McNamara, writer, "The Rattler"



“Some of the best interviews I’ve ever heard! You guys review the type of comics I love and that’s really hard to find. So thanks for unique and knowledgeable.” -- Jack Wallace, Disposable Fiction Comics



Deconstructing Comics is a podcast about the craft of comics. Tim, Brandon, Kumar, and guest reviewers discuss a variety of comics (both recent work and classics) and present interviews with a variety of comics creators -- mainstream, indy, and even international! And in our occasional "Critiquing Comics" episodes, Tim and Mulele will even critique YOUR comic!



Whether you’ve got a comic going and you’re trying to promote it, or you haven’t even started yet and need some help getting rolling, we hope you’ll come here for inspiration and tips. And there’s plenty of interest for the casual comic book or graphic novel fan, as well!

    Comics adaptations: "Dune" (1984) and "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992)

    Comics adaptations: "Dune" (1984) and "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992)

    Sometimes comics adaptations of movies can have as much, or more, significance than the films themselves. Marvel‘s 1984 adaptation of David Lynch‘s Dune film, for example, marked Bill Sienkiewicz‘s upgrade from the realistic art he did on Moon Knight, to the mind-blowing, weird work he became known for on New Mutants. It’s also arguable that Ralph Macchio‘s script is better than that of the film.

    Likewise, Topps‘ 1992 adaptation of the Francis Ford Coppola film Bram Stoker’s Dracula, written by Roy Thomas, marks a turn for artist Mike Mignola from Batman to more supernatural work, leading straight into his magnum opus, Hellboy.

    Kumar and Jordan, patiently awaiting the delayed Australian release of the new Dune film, decided to indulge their obsession by doing this week’s episode, discussing both films.

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Debbie Jenkinson

    Debbie Jenkinson

    Ghosting is about a bus driver in a budding relationship with a woman who suddenly disappears from his life. Has he simply been ghosted? Or is there more to it? Emmet was captivated by the book (winner of the 2020 Best Irish Comic award), and this time he chats with its author (and fellow Ireland native), Debbie Jacobson about this book and her forthcoming followup, the Dublin comics scene, how being an outsider affects the art one produces, and more.

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    • 54 min
    Critiquing Comics: "Producing the End of the World"

    Critiquing Comics: "Producing the End of the World"

    Anthologies have traditionally been something of a bear to critique, especially if they’re not very good. Producing the End of the World has solved that problem — both by sending us a media preview with only four of the collection’s stories in it, and by, well, being very good. Tim and Adam discuss a book containing some of the more fun stories about the end times that we’ve seen.

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    • 22 min
    "Second Coming" Comes Back

    "Second Coming" Comes Back

    Mark Russell & Richard Pace’s Second Coming stirred up controversy before it even came out, because it was a comic book pairing Jesus Christ with a superhero. But once it did hit the stands, the reviews were mainly positive, including on this podcast. Now the second six-issue “season” of the comic has wrapped up, and Will Weaver again joins Tim to consider how Second Coming: Only Begotten Son stacks up against the original.

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    • 37 min
    Critiquing Comics: "Amazing Tales" #4

    Critiquing Comics: "Amazing Tales" #4

    David Dye has been one of our favorites here on Critiquing Comics; Tim and Mulele even interviewed him once. He’s back now with Amazing Tales #4, in which he takes a turn toward horror. Jason joins Tim to brave the creepy goings-on.

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    • 31 min
    San Diego Comic-Con Begins

    San Diego Comic-Con Begins

    San Diego Comicon has always been about more than comics! That’s the contention of producer and journalist Mathew Klickstein, who joins Tim this week to tell us all about his audio documentary podcast “Comic-Con Begins!” Mathew talked with dozens of people who were there at the birth of the con and celebrities who have appeared there over the years, and reaches back decades before SDCC’s birth in 1970, to the earliest rumblings of geekdom. He’ll also give us some idea of what’s in the future for this history project.

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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

ProfessorAlan ,

Smart and Interesting

Tim and his rotating band of co-hosts do an excellent job covering comics from across the spectrum and around the world. Definitely not the usual comic book podcast. it is smart, insighful & entertaining.

Joe StPierre ,

great interviewer

I listened to Tim's interview with Dan Jurgens, questions were great, a real nice insight into the comics craft and marketplace. Tim gives attention/respect to the independents as well.

Warwol ,

Somewhat good but meanspirited

I listen to this podcast on occasion. The hosts are fairly smart and well-informed, but have very, very high-opinions of themselves. They do a very good job going in depth into comics matters, bringing a wealth of background knowledge to bear, but on the other hand they seem obsessed with the negative side of everything. I dislike most of the things about comics and fandom that they complain about, but at the same time, they'll sometimes spend upwards of 95% of a podcast ragging on things so much, like they're pathologically fixated on people whose tastes differ from their own. And even though they are pretty well-informed, that only makes it all the worse when they happen to be wrong about a certain factual detail but will build elaborate arguments around it. As you can tell, I'm very much of two minds about the podcast. They're basically pompous jerks... but they are nonetheless more interesting than 90% of the competition. They also needlessly bring in their own petulant political beliefs for absolutely no reason. Again, I agree with them most of the time, but there's only so long I want to listen to people who give me the impression that they think anyone who doesn't agree with them on everything deserves to be controlled by a totalitarian government.

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