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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.

 

Dec 28, 2017

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It's the end of the year, and for their December episode of the Young Readers series, Gwen and...


Oct 2, 2017

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On this episode of the Comics Alternative Young Readers podcast, Gwen and Paul discuss three comics that run the gamut from early readers up to...


Aug 10, 2017

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  • 00:00:27 - Introduction
  • 00:03:06 - Roundtable discussion with Charles Hatfield and Krystal Howard
  • 01:25:00 - Wrap up
  • 01:27:49 - Contact us

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For this Young Readers show, Paul and Gwen change things up a bit by hosting a roundtable on the state of children’s and YA comics with two amazing scholars: Dr....


May 26, 2017

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  • 01:22 - Introduction
  • 03:19 - Setup of the episode
  • 04:00 - Volcano Trash
  • 23:10 - Real Friends
  • 48:57 – Wrap up
  • 50:00 – Contact us

For the May Young Readers show, Paul and Gwen discuss two highly anticipated graphic novels: Ben Sears’s Volcano Trash (Koyama Press) and Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham’s


May 11, 2017

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In this episode of The...