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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.


Oct 31, 2016


Derek is back at his local comic shop, Valhalla Games and Comics in Plano, TX, for the October on-location episode. But it is also Halloween ComicFest 2016, adding even more flavor into mix. He is joined by customers of the shop, some of them in costume, to discuss horror comics, Halloween specials, as well as scary...

Oct 28, 2016


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In celebration of the...

Oct 26, 2016


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Oct 24, 2016


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  • 00:24 - Introduction
  • 02:28 - Setup of interview
  • 04:50 - Interview with Mike Howlett
  • 56:56 - Wrap up
  • 57:52 - Contact us


Halloween is just around the corner, and what could be scarier than a nest of snakes? Although to hear Mike Howlett tell it, there's nothing at all frightening about the legless...

Oct 19, 2016


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On this week's review episode, Paul joins Derek to discuss three titles that are certainly out of the ordinary. They begin with Black...