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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.


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 

Jul 20, 2017

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:25 - Introduction
  • 00:02:24 - Setup of interview
  • 00:03:34 - Interview with Ger Apeldoorn
  • 01:06:35 - Wrap up
  • 01:08:17 - Contact us

Just in time for the San Diego Comic-Con -- where he and Craig Yoe will be meeting with fans and signing books -- Ger Apeldoorn is on the show to talk with Derek about his...

Jul 19, 2017

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This week the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics look at three very different titles. They begin with...

Jul 18, 2017

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:24 - Introduction
  • 00:02:26 - Setup of interview
  • 00:04:21 - Interview with Gabrielle Bell
  • 01:00:03 - Wrap up
  • 01:01:21 - Contact us

On this interview episode Andy and Derek are pleased to have as their guest Gabrielle Bell. Her latest book, Everything Is Flammable, came out recently from Uncivilized...

Jul 17, 2017

Time Codes:

  • 00:00:26 - Introduction
  • 00:02:22 - Setup of the recording
  • 00:04:30 - The Hernandez brothers panel at HeroesCon
  • 01:08:05 - Wrap up
  • 01:09:46 - Contact us

At this year's HeroesCon, Andy and Derek moderated a couple of panels, one of which was entirely devoted to the Hernandez brothers, Gilbert and Jaime. In...