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The Comics Alternative - Smart Discussions on Comic Books and Graphic Novels

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.


Jul 21, 2017

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:25 - Introduction
  • 00:03:23 - Setup, and a big thanks to Jerome Saincantin!
  • 00:05:01 - Valerian and Laureline
  • 01:13:46 - Wrap up
  • 01:15:10 - Contact us

This month on The Comics Alternative's Euro Comics series, Edward and Derek devote the entire episode to Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières's 

Jun 15, 2017

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:26 - Introduction
  • 00:02:36 - Catching up
  • 00:05:04 - Moby Dick
  • 00:48:50 - The Interview
  • 01:18:18 - Wrap up
  • 01:18:58 - Contact us

This month on the Euro Comics series, Edward and Derek discuss two black-and-white narratives, one an adaptation of a classic text and another an offbeat tale of aliens and...

May 15, 2017

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:26 - Introduction
  • 00:03:08 - Comments on the Eisner Award nominations
  • 00:08:31 - Flight of the Raven
  • 00:42:47 - The Reprieve
  • 01:06:13 - Wrap up
  • 01:07:15 - Contact us

Edward and Derek are back with the latest Euro Comics episode. This month, they focus on recent translations of the work of...

Apr 17, 2017

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On this month's Euro Comics episode, Edward and Derek...

Mar 16, 2017

For the month of March, Edward and Derek look at two very different European titles. They begin with Dominique Goblet's Pretending Is Lying, released last month from New York Review Comics. This is a creator whom Edward has read in the original French, and so some of their conversation centers on matters of...