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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.


Sep 11, 2013

It’s that time again to flip through the pages of the Previews catalog, and this week Derek is joined by Bob Bretall of ComicSpectrum to discuss the offerings in the September Previews (Andy couldn’t make it for this episode). Among the many titles they highlight are Clown Fatale, S.H.O.O.T. First, EC Archives: The Vault of Horrors Vol. 3 (Dark Horse), The Planetary Omnibus, Creature Commandos, The Sandman: Overture Special Edition, DMZ Deluxe Edition Book One, FBP: Federal Beureau of Physics (DC/Vertigo), The Maxx: Maxximized, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time, Triple Helix (IDW), Black Science, Umbral, Alex + Ada, Strangeways, Five Ghosts (Image), Princeless Encore Edition, Pirate Eye: Iron Bars, Wretched Tales (Action Lab), Lunita (Amigo Comics), The Joyners in 3D (Arachaia), Afterlife with Archie (Archie Comics), Soulfire (Aspen Comics), Absolution: Rubicon (Avatar Press), Shahrazad (Big Dog Ink), Beautiful Darkness (Drawn and Quarterly), Maria M. Book One, Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 (Fantagraphics), Tune: Still Life (First Second), Jewish in America Vol. 1-2 (NBM), and Renée (Top Shelf). There’s a lot of comics talk packed into this episode. Bob and Derek cover a lot of ground, and you’re sure to hear about something that will interest you…and something you may not have known about before. Check out the podcast! Check out the comics!