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Robots From Tomorrow is a comics podcast that can be heard weekly at MultiversityComics.com.

Robots From Tomorrow‪!‬ Greg Matiasevich

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    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

Robots From Tomorrow is a comics podcast that can be heard weekly at MultiversityComics.com.

    810: The Road to BROWNSTONE With Samuel Teer

    810: The Road to BROWNSTONE With Samuel Teer

    Returning to the show today after a nearly eight-year absence is comics writer Samuel Teer. His new book, Brownstone, about a teenage girl connecting with her Latin heritage and her estranged father without speaking a word of each other’s language as they renovate the title structure, hits shelves on June 11th. The road from his last OGN, 2015’s Veda: Assembly Required and this one is the topic for today’s conversation.
    Samuel & Greg talk about collaboration, the differences between the two different markets for this thing we call comix, the importance of context, breakout panels, ominous texts, and a detailed look into the relationship between a comics creative and the agent (or agents) they pair up with to help bring their ideas to market.  

    • 1 hr 41 min
    809: The Greatest Bronze Age Batman Stories, Part 1

    809: The Greatest Bronze Age Batman Stories, Part 1

    Having finished with the Man of Steel, today’s episode is the first of three looking at the best Caped Crusader stories of the Seventies to the mid-Eighties with the DC3Cast’s very own Vince Ostrowski! Come for the Neal Adams, stay to find out more about double-threat Frank Robbins, the mad genius of Bob Haney, Ra’s Al Ghul, Bruce Wayne and Sgt. Rock teaming up to fight Nazis, Batman’s Congressional career, and much more. All that, and just what the hell a hellgrammite is!
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    The specific comics referred to in this episode are:
    The Brave and the Bold #79-86, 93, 94 Batman #217, 232, 234, 237, 242-244, 250, 251 Detective Comics #400, 402, 404, 407, 420, 421, 429 Swamp Thing #7 All these are available as individual issues on the DC Universe Infinite service, except for Batman #242 and 250.
    Batman #242 is reprinted in the Batman: Tales of the Demon collection, and Batman #250 is reprinted in the first volume of The Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told collection series.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    808: A Few Words About Team-Ups

    808: A Few Words About Team-Ups

    Today’s show is not a joke, not a hoax, not an imaginary story!
    Greg gives his take on the upcoming Marvel & DC crossover omnibi coming later this year, and then dives into the larger waters of comic book team-ups that absolutely totally happened . . . and with the help of Ross Pearsall’s website, he has the covers to prove it! Find out all kinds of things about the crossovers you know about and the crossovers you had no idea actually existed!

    • 11 min
    807: Pow Pow Press Roundtable

    807: Pow Pow Press Roundtable

    Today’s show has not one, not two, but THREE Canadian cartoonists on the mics ready to chat with Greg.
    Luc Bossé, cartoonist of Gary, King of the Pick-Up Artists and publisher of Pow Pow Press,

    Thom, cartoonist of such Pow Pow works as VII, Casa Rodeo, and the upcoming Botanica Drama, and

    returning guest François Vigneault, a cartoonist whose Pow Pow work includes the French language edition of his sci-fi classic Titan, but is here today in his capacity as Pow Pow’s Marketing Manager. As you can probably guess, the connection here is Pow Pow. More specifically, Editions Pow Pow, a Montreal-based publisher with the goal of spreading the work of Quebec cartoonists to bookshelves of French- or English-speaking readers across the globe.

    Pow Pow came to our attention thru François, but it KEPT out attention with books like the ones previously mentioned, but also Cathon’s The Pineapples of Wrath, Sophie Bedard’s Lonely Boys, and Éloïse Marseille’s Naked: The Confessions of a Normal Woman.
    The goal of today’s chat is to be nothing less than the best English-language primer on Pow Pow – how it came to be, what it is, and where it’s going.

    • 48 min
    806: The Greatest Bronze-Age Superman Stories, Part 3

    806: The Greatest Bronze-Age Superman Stories, Part 3

    Today’s episode is the third of three looking at the best Superman stories of the Seventies to the mid-Eighties with the DC3Cast’s very own Vince Ostrowski! Vince & Greg dive into what makes the Superman of this era different than his more modern incarnation and give you gem after gem of Super-Tales of the post-Silver Age / pre-Crisis Man of Steel. Crises! Birthday presents! Planets exploding! Planets not exploding! Team-ups great and small! All that plus one last imaginary tale on today’s episode! 
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    SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL 
    Comics referred to in this episode are:
    Action Comics #544-546, 554, 583 Superman #385-386, 400, 412-414, 423 Superman Annual #11 DC Comics Presents #61, 82, 85, 87 Crisis on Infinite Earths #7, 11-12 (of 12) All comics are available as individual issues on DC Universe Infinite except for Superman #385-386 and 400, and Action Comics #544-546.
    Action Comics #544-546 and 400 are collected, either in full or excerpts, in the Adventures of Superman: Gil Kane or Superman: A Celebration of 75 Years collections.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    805: Alex de Campi on FULL TILT BOOGIE

    805: Alex de Campi on FULL TILT BOOGIE

    Having just talked about the early days of 2000AD, we thought it would be fun to chat with someone with a strip running in the Progs right now. Starting with Prog 2367 was Book Two of the strip “Full Tilt Boogie”, the continuing adventures of teen bounty hunter Tee, her grandmother, and their cat as they criss-cross the galaxy. Drawn by Eduardo Ocana, colored by Eva de la Cruz, lettered by Annie Parkhouse, and written by today’s guest.
    She is a multi-hyphenate creator whose CV would take the entire show to lay out in detail, so with her indulgence I will paraphrase. A writer of prose, comics, poetry, film and television, she is also a director and collaborator and obviously a multi-tasker of the highest order. She has mashed up the Archie gang with the Predator, worked with Duncan Jones, and edited an anthology of soldiers autobiographical stories about their deployments. While not afraid to roll up her sleeves and do all manner of creative jobs herself, her eye for collaboration has led her to working with such talents as Carla Speed McNeil (on No Mercy) and Erica Henderson (on the pulp horror Dracula Motherf**ker and the more recent Parasocial), as well as the aforementioned Ocana even prior to “Full Tilt Boogie”.
    Greg tried to keep this episode’s conversation coherent but because today’s guest is Alex de Campi, with so many avenues for questions and straight-shooting answers, it was no mean feat. Find out how he did and more on today’s chat!

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Longbourder ,

Great banter

Very enjoyable banter about comics coming out with more of an indie spin

pviles ,

Most Excellent

I have been listening for the last 4 or 5 months and very much enjoy their weekly pull list and monthly Previews podcasts. Very knowledgeable and have a passion for the genre. Highly recommended to anyone who buys new comics regularly or who wants to follow along with a Previews catalog and learn some great stuff.

paulflai ,

A must-listen for serious comic fans

Come here to find rangy and informed discussion of comics. There are so many comics podcasts. The ones that cover mainstream comics can sometimes be trite. On the other hand, the more indie oriented podcasts are sometimes esoteric or pretentious. Others can get myopic about creators, the industry, the craft. These guys kind of do it all, but do it with substance, depth, and sophistication, while just being two accessibly low key guys. They'll expound on a deep back catalogue of big-2 knowledge, but also often go at length about weird books I may never read, but am glad to learn of. Highly recommend.

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