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The Comics Alternative - The World's Smartest Comics and Graphic Novels Podcast

The Comics Alternative is weekly podcast focusing on the world of alternative, independent, and primarily non-superhero comics. (There's nothing wrong with superhero comics. We just want to do something different.) New podcast episodes become available every Wednesday and include reviews of graphic novels and current ongoing series, discussions of upcoming comics, examinations of collected editions, in-depth analyses of a variety of comics texts, and spotlights on various creators and publishers. The Comics Alternative also produces "special feature" programs, such as shows specifically dedicated to creator interviews, webcomics, on-location events, and special non-weekly themes and topics.


May 26, 2018

On the current Kickstarter episode, Derek talks with comics legend Denis Kitchen about Madness in Crowds: The Teeming Mind of Harrison Cady, the latest campaign from Beehive Books, in association with Denis.

Madness in Crowdswill be a large-format hardcover art book -- a towering 10" x 14" and with...

May 25, 2018

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For the May Euro Comics episode, Pascal and Derek discuss three very different works...

May 24, 2018

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  • 00:24 - Introduction
  • 02:19 - Setup of interview
  • 04:13 - Interview with Peter Normanton
  • 55:17 - Wrap up
  • 55:53 - Contact us


On past episodes of The Comics Alternative, the Two Guys have discussed comics fandom and zine culture quite often, although usually the context surrounds American fan activity....

May 23, 2018

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This week Paul and Derek review two recent releases, and they also...

May 19, 2018

For this week's Kickstarter show, Derek talks Rickman about his current campaign Sock: The Comic Book. It's the (largely) wordless story of an unlikely hero displaced from his companion in the laundromat, and going at it on his own as a crimefighter.

Sockwill be a 32-page black-and-white comic book, one that will be...