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The Comics Alternative

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.


Jan 9, 2013

This week Andy and Derek sift through the January issue of Previews and highlight new titles that will soon be coming out from a wide variety of publishers. Some of the comics discussed include this year’s Free Comic Book Day offerings; Dark Horse’s B.P.R.D.: Vampire and Mister X: Hard Candy; the new Constantine and Time Warp from DC/Vertigo; IDW’s Doctor Who Classics; several new Image Comics offerings, including East of West, Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray, and Lost Vegas; All Crime from Art of Fiction; Oni Press’ Helheim; new comics adaptations, including Eureka Production’s Native American Classics, as well as H.P. Lovecraft’s The Case of Charles Dexter Ward and The Complete Don Quixote from SelfMadeHero; the upcoming “secret” history of Marvel Comics from Blake Bell and Michael J. Vassallo; and brand new works from such notable creators as Bill Griffith, Kim Deitch, Bob Fingerman, and the team of James Vance and Dan Burr.