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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 10, 2017

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Sean and Derek are back with their monthly foray into the realm of webcomics. They begin with Z....


Jun 16, 2017

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  • 00:00:27 - Introduction
  • 00:02:55 - Webcomics news: The Library of Congress' Web Comics Web Archive
  • 00:11:24 - Trying to make sense of the Eisner Awards' "Best Web Comic" and "Best Digital Comic" categories
  • 00:30:37 - The Middle Age
  • 00:44:30 - On Beauty
  • 00:56:54 - Helm
  • 01:08:27 - On a Sunbeam
  • 01:32:41 - Wrap...


May 8, 2017

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  • 00:00:28 - Introduction
  • 00:03:03 - Eisner Award nominees announced
  • 00:10:04 - Isle of Elsi
  • 00:47:30 - Late Bloomer
  • 01:09:44 - Carriers
  • 01:31:32 - Wrap up
  • 01:32:31 - Contact us

Sean and Derek are back with your monthly dose of webcomics analysis. Before they jump into their reviews, however, they spending...


Apr 10, 2017

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  • 00:00:29 - Introduction
  • 00:03:22 - Catching up and con season
  • 00:05:37 - Update on Poe and the Mysteriads
  • 00:09:10 - Conceptual Heist
  • 00:37:07 - Ménage à 3
  • 01:06:29 - Smash: Monstrous
  • 01:24:09 - Wrap up
  • 01:26:13 - Contact us

This month Sean and Derek offer a genre buffet of webcomics goodness. They...


Mar 13, 2017

For March, Sean and Derek check out three very different webcomics. They begin with Roger Langridge's The Great McGonagall, a biographical treatment of William "Topaz" McGonagall, known historically as the worst poet in the world. This is a very new webcomic, having begun in January 2017, and in it Langridge takes an...