30 episodes

Tough Love for Comics: a weekly podcast exploring the magical world of comic books, the comic book industry, comic book fandom and other topics that might be described as part of a \"freewheeling discussion\".

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    • 4.7, 27 Ratings

Tough Love for Comics: a weekly podcast exploring the magical world of comic books, the comic book industry, comic book fandom and other topics that might be described as part of a \"freewheeling discussion\".

    FBBP #139 – Origin Stories with David Brothers

    FBBP #139 – Origin Stories with David Brothers

    Chris and David Brothers chat about how they got into comics, how they drifted away, how they came back, and lots of other digressions about their formative years. Check out this gallery of some of the comics we end up discussing! Plus: Bronze Age DC, the Death of Superman novelization, Marvel’s Star Wars comics, the […]

    FBBP #138 – Daredevil Discourse with David Brothers

    FBBP #138 – Daredevil Discourse with David Brothers

    We’re joined this episode by David Brothers, and he brought with him a classic Marvel run: Ann Nocenti and John Romita Jr. on Daredevil! This isn’t the gritty noir Daredevil modern readers have grown to expect: It contains a critique of factory farming! Philosophical (and physical) fights about feminism! (And DD joking!) The Inhumans! (And […]

    FBBP #137 – New Year, Same Old New 52

    FBBP #137 – New Year, Same Old New 52

    Welcome to 2012! Back in the dying days of 2011, we sat down and looked at some of DC’s “New 52” titles a few issues in. Titles discussed include: Action Comics by Grant Morrison, Rags Morales and others Batman & Robin by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason Batman by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo Batwoman […]

    FBBP #136 – Jeff Lemire Revisited

    FBBP #136 – Jeff Lemire Revisited

    As the seasons change, Funnybook Babylon returns to look back on the work of Jeff Lemire! We reviewed Sweet Tooth back in Episode #125 and were divided on its relative quality, but after two additional volumes we are united: it’s pretty great. But don’t take our word for it! The first eleven issues are available […]

    FBBP #135 – Eisnerwatch: Best Single Issues

    FBBP #135 – Eisnerwatch: Best Single Issues

    Hey gang! How’s your summer been? We’ve obviously been busy, but we found time to record a podcast awhile back, and now it’s up! We reviewed the five books up for the Best Single Issue Eisner. Obviously the Eisners have passed, and you all know who won, but that doesn’t stop us from having strong […]

    FBBP #134: EisnerWatch: Nick Spencer

    FBBP #134: EisnerWatch: Nick Spencer

    Welcome to the New Look, New Technology Funnybook Babylon Podcast, powered by Skype and an overenthusiastic Chris editing the show so we all sound like we’re hopped up on amphetamines! We’re taking a look at the Eisner nominees, starting with Nick Spencer. We read Morning Glories and Jimmy Olsen and… we apologize to his fans […]

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Jesse Mutter ,

World's Greatest Comic Magazine Podcast!

I'm writing my first ever iTunes review in the desperate attempt to wring more podcasts from New York's Funnybook Babylon crew. I've listened to FBB since college and it's easily the cream of the crop for me. When it comes to comics-based podcasts nobody else holds a candle. What magic powers create this sway? Well...

[x] Smart, fun, well-spoken hosts
[x] Continual, steady and marked quality in both audio and hosting
[x] A variety of coverage on both mainstream and indie work
[x] Interesting non-industry topics (i.e. comics in academia; reader origin stories)

But seriously, check out episode #138, in which the gang explores Ann Nocenti's and John Romita Jr.'s run on Daredevil and tell me you're not ready to devour the back catalog.

Johnny 5A ,

Pow!

I was clued in to this podcast via the Funnybook Babylon blog and the contributors' commentary elsewhere, so I was predisposed to like it - and like it I do! Thoughtful, witty, and just the right balance between love for the medium and hate for the worst of the medium.

galactus-action-chop ,

Tough Love Indeed

The FBB guys have very lively conversations and lots of intelligent insights into the world of comics. When they say "tough love for comics," they really mean it; you could get the impression they don't much like comics in some episodes. However, their criticisms are substantial and when they like something, you know it must be worth your time.

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