300 episodes

A comic book podcast featuring a weekly panel of rotating guests discussing a vast array of topics about comics, genres, themes, comic book culture, the comics industry, making comic books better and more. Hosted by Mike Rapin, edited by Zander Riggs.



Regular Guests: Tia Vasiliou, Nick White, Kara Szamborski, René Rodriguez, Brian Murray, Kate Skocelas, Paul Jaissle, and Kait Lamphere.

I Read Comic Books Mike Rapin

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    • 5.0, 25 Ratings

A comic book podcast featuring a weekly panel of rotating guests discussing a vast array of topics about comics, genres, themes, comic book culture, the comics industry, making comic books better and more. Hosted by Mike Rapin, edited by Zander Riggs.



Regular Guests: Tia Vasiliou, Nick White, Kara Szamborski, René Rodriguez, Brian Murray, Kate Skocelas, Paul Jaissle, and Kait Lamphere.

    Minisode 37 | We Just Love Dragon Ball, Okay?

    Minisode 37 | We Just Love Dragon Ball, Okay?

    This episode was recorded some time in the recent past!







    Mike and René are joined by special guest, Danny Martinez, host of the Next Issue Podcast, to talk about the wonders of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super, and more!







    Music provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp.Producer: Mike RapinEditor: Zander RiggsSupport us on Patreon: patreon.com/ircbpodcastContact us!Email: ircbpodcast@gmail.comTwitter: @ircbpodcastInstagram: @ircbpodcastDiscord: discordapp.com/invite/E8JUB9sReddit: ireadcomicbooks.reddit.comGoodreads: ircbpodcast.com/goodreadsSpreaker | Player.fm | Pocket Casts | Overcast | RadioPublic | Castbox

    • 57 min
    Episode 248 | Goodreads Book of the Month: On A Sunbeam

    Episode 248 | Goodreads Book of the Month: On A Sunbeam

    This episode was recorded on June 28th, 2020!







    Kate and Kait join Mike to discuss our Goodreads Book of the Month: On A Sunbeam by Tillie Walden as picked by our wonderful Goodreads members. Spoilers: We really loved this monster of a book.







    June 2020’s Goodreads Thread







    Timestamps:







    * 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics* 00:17:35 – Comic Picks* 00:26:11 – Goodreads Book of the Month – On a Sunbeam* 01:02:25 – Wrap/Credits







    What We Read / Comic Picks







    * Hiraku no Go Vol. 1* The Girl from the Other Side Vol. 4* Bog Bodies* Mae* Poorly Drawn Lines* Flora* I Can Sell You A Body #4* Great Chicago Fire* Child Star







    Music provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp.Producer: Mike RapinEditor: Zander RiggsSupport us on Patreon: patreon.com/ircbpodcastContact us!Email: ircbpodcast@gmail.comTwitter: @ircbpodcastInstagram: @ircbpodcastDiscord: discordapp.com/invite/E8JUB9sReddit: ireadcomicbooks.reddit.comGoodreads: ircbpodcast.com/goodreadsSpreaker | Player.fm | Pocket Casts | Overcast | RadioPublic | Castbox

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Minisode 36 | Ice Cream Man Vol. 4: Tiny Little Lives

    Minisode 36 | Ice Cream Man Vol. 4: Tiny Little Lives

    This episode was recorded on June 21st, 2020!







    Nick and Mike continue their delicious journey into the horror show that is Ice Cream Man with Volume 4: Tiny Little Lives by W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo, Chris O’Halloran, and Good Old Neon. How will this volume push the medium? What terrifying new thing will we discover this volume? Spoilers for Ice Cream Man #13-16.







    Timestamps:







    * 00:00:00 – Start * 01:11:30 – Wrap/Credits







    Music provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp.Producer: Mike RapinEditor: Zander RiggsSupport us on Patreon: patreon.com/ircbpodcastContact us!Email: ircbpodcast@gmail.comTwitter: @ircbpodcastInstagram: @ircbpodcastDiscord: discordapp.com/invite/E8JUB9sReddit: ireadcomicbooks.reddit.comGoodreads: ircbpodcast.com/goodreadsSpreaker | Player.fm | Pocket Casts | Overcast | RadioPublic | Castbox

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Minisode 35 | Special Guest: Chip Mosher!

    Minisode 35 | Special Guest: Chip Mosher!

    This episode was recorded on June 14th, 2020!







    Mike and Tia are joined by special guest: Chip Mosher (writer of the OGN: BLACKING OUT on Kickstarter right now! ) to talk comics, kickstarters, and working in the comic industry!







    Timestamps:







    * 00:00:00 – Start/Interview with Chip Mosher* 00:40:09 – Wrap/Credits







    Links:







    * Chip on Twitter @chipmosher * BLACKING OUT on Kickstarter * Chip’s Blacking Out Spotify Playlist * Chip’s Sisters of Mercy Playlist * Left on Mission by Chip Mosher and Francesco Francavilla







    Music provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp.Producer: Mike RapinEditor: Zander RiggsSupport us on Patreon: patreon.com/ircbpodcastContact us!Email: ircbpodcast@gmail.comTwitter: @ircbpodcastInstagram: @ircbpodcastDiscord: discordapp.com/invite/E8JUB9sReddit: ireadcomicbooks.reddit.comGoodreads: ircbpodcast.com/goodreadsSpreaker | Player.fm | Pocket Casts | Overcast | RadioPublic | Castbox

    • 42 min
    Episode 247 | Spoilers, I’m baby

    Episode 247 | Spoilers, I’m baby

    This episode was recorded on June 7th, 2020!







    Paul, Kate, and Mike take a dive into the “comic book time machine” to discuss three comics that came out the year and month they were born: The Saga of Swamp Thing #3, Psi-Force #1, and Green Arrow (1988) #10.







    Donate in support of the protests calling for racial justice and we will record a minisode with a topic of your choice.







    Timecodes:







    * 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics* 00:14:48 – Comic Picks* 00:21:28 – The Comic Book Time Machine* 00:56:25 – Wrap/Credits







    Comics We Read / Comic Picks







    * Nailbiter Returns #1* Contact High* Locke & Key v1-3* Book Love * Detective Comics #469-470* Excellence #7* Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed* Batman #92







    Music provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp.Producer: Mike RapinEditor: Zander RiggsSupport us on Patreon: patreon.com/ircbpodcastContact us!Email: ircbpodcast@gmail.comTwitter: @ircbpodcastInstagram: @ircbpodcastDiscord: discordapp.com/invite/E8JUB9sReddit: ireadcomicbooks.reddit.comGoodreads: ircbpodcast.com/goodreadsSpreaker | Player.fm | Pocket Casts | Overcast | RadioPublic | Castbox

    • 58 min
    Minisode 34 | Special Guest: Elsa Charretier!

    Minisode 34 | Special Guest: Elsa Charretier!

    Mike, Tia, and Paul sit down with special guest, Elsa Charretier. The gang discusses Elsa's latest art book, her work on November, and how she broke into the industry.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

therealcinco ,

Great Community

My favorite part about being a part of the IRCB discord is how much they talk about dental hygiene. Mike is legally obligated to read this on the show.

Eckospider ,

A comics Podcast Unlike anything out there

I have been listening for quite a while now. Do you know what the best thing about this Podcast is? That no matter what combination of Hosts is on the episode, the quality is top notch
For the past year I discovered and listened to the podcast until I got current, and it has been an amazing experience. The passion for comics that the hosts have is contagious (and I love comics already) I recommend this to anyone trying to learn about all aspects of comics, from creations, to collecting, reviewing, reading, relating to other media, specific books and works, manga (I know), working in the industry. They cover all the bases. This is a podcast for people who LIVE comicbooks and I can relate to that. I listen to this every Wednesday as I drive to my LCS to pick up my pulls and I love this ritual.

FragrantLime ,

Good resource for comics you haven't heard about

The gang at I Read Comic Books does a fantastic job of taking a well rounded look at comic books. The topic is different every week but the podcast manages to cover whatever the hosts are excited about whether that be something from the big 2 or a new writer / artist from a little publishing company you may never have heard of. The only place they slip is if a comic came out more than 10 years ago or so. Their comic history is usually faulty and makes me wish I could issue a correction for them when I hear it. Other than that it's all good. I even find myself going back to listen to older shows when I'm all caught up.

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