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169 | So Wholesome (IRCB Q&A #3)
Aug 15 • 67 min
This episode was recorded on August 12th, 2018! This week, Mike, Brian and Nick get into some of the fantastic questions asked by the fans of IRCB. PLUS: Zine #2 is released today! Make sure you check this one out for an interview with Vita Ayalla (The…
168 | When Buffy Jumps The Shark
Aug 8 • 67 min
This episode was recorded on August 5th, 2018! Mike, Kait, and Paul sat down this week to dive into extreme changes in comic book characters and story lines. Does this work? Does it not? And what’s the deal with Season 8 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer…
167 | Depression and Mental Illness in Comics
Aug 1 • 62 min
This episode was recorded on July 29th, 2018! WE ARE BACK! After 4 long weeks off, Mike, Tia, and Brian are back for the regular show to talk about what they’ve been up to for the last month plus the show’s main topic: Depression and Mental Illness in…
Minisode 18 | Grant Morrison
Jul 25 • 64 min
This episode was recorded some time in the past! At one point, Kara had asked Paul, “What the deal was with Grant Morrison?” And so, Paul, he strapped himself into a rocket ship aimed towards the center of the multiverse to search out that information.…
Minisode 17 | Cover Art
Jul 18 • 33 min
This episode was recorded some time in the past! Tia and Kate sat down to have a full blown discussion about cover art, how it draws you in, and being surprised and being burned by books based on their cover art. Relevant Links/Information * Kate –…
Minisode 16 | Grass Kings Arc 1
Jul 11 • 34 min
This episode was recorded some time in the past! Mike and Nick sat down to talk about the first arc of Grass Kings by Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins. Relevant Links/Information * Mike – @mikerapin * Nick – @dethstarplnz Our music is provided by Infinity…
This Is Not An Interview #4: Alex di Campi
Jul 7 • 60 min
This episode was recorded in June 2018. This Is Not An Interview, episode four! Tia talks to Alex de Campi about her upcoming graphic novel Bad Girls, set on the eve of the Cuban Revolution, plus lots of very good advice about being a writer, writing…
Minisode 15 | The Star Wars
Jul 4 • 48 min
This episode was recorded some time in the past! Kara and Rene sat down to talk about THE STAR WARS adapted by Jonathan Rinzler and Mike Mayhew in our first ever Star Wars special! Relevant Links/Information * Kara – @KaraSzam * Rene – @Rodrigur29 Our…
166 | Goodreads Book of the Month: Nimona
Jun 27 • 62 min
This episode was recorded on June 24th, 2018! This week, Nick and Kate join Mike to talk about out Goodreads voted Book of the Month, Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. Find out what we liked, disliked, and loved in this book! Just a reminder: We are off for the…
165 | Stuff to look forward to on your wedding
Jun 20 • 66 min
This episode was recorded on June 17th, 2018! This week, Mike is joined by Nick and Brian to discuss a “different” kind of comic: Webcomics & Webtoons. What works in this medium? What doesn’t? And for this episode, Nick dove in as a non-reader tried a…
164 | Hope Nicholson and Progress in Comics
Jun 13 • 80 min
This episode was recorded on June 10th, 2018! This week, Mike is joined by Nick and Tia to talk comic picks and comic reads. After the break, Mike and Tia have a fantastic chat about the comic industry, the change in comics for women over the years and SO…
163 | Singles vs Collections: What stories do this well (or not)?
Jun 6 • 47 min
This episode was recorded on June 3rd, 2018! Paul, Kate, and Kait tackle a MAJOR question: What stories work better in single issues and what stories work better in collections? Why do we pick the ways to read our books? And what creators work better for…
162 | Ben Saunders and Seattle’s MoPOP Marvel Exhibit
May 30 • 66 min
This episode was recorded on May 27th, 2018! Our show this week features a very special guest: Ben Saunders, professor at University of Oregon and curator of the Seattle Museum of Pop Culture’s HUGE Marvel exhibit (available until January 2019). Tia,…
This Is Not An Interview #3: Christopher Sebela
May 27 • 59 min
This episode was recorded in May 2018. It’s episode three! Tia talks to Christopher Sebela about the dogs of Portland (and also a few cats), making Mom proud, crowdfunding death, using your powers for good, well-written characters, the problems of being…
161 | My Boy Spider-Man, The Precious Angel Baby
May 23 • 77 min
This episode was recorded on May 20th, 2018! While Mike was away in the desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Nick, René and Kara dive into one of the monoliths of comic books: Spider-Man. Why love him? What’s to like? What even IS Spider-Man? Also……
160 | Always use 3M tape. ALWAYS. (IRCB QA #2)
May 16 • 74 min
This episode was recorded on May 13th, 2018! Paul and Nick join Mike for the second Q&A episode where they answer as many questions as possible–time permitting! We also find out this week that Nick is very serious about his tape choices. (And don’t miss…
159 | We had a technical glitch (MCU Villians)
May 9 • 59 min
This episode was recorded on May 6th, 2018 and sometime in the past! Our show this week is an odd one as we had a strange technical glitch half-way through. For the first half, Brian and Kate join Mike to talk about their comic picks and books they’ve…
158 | Goodreads BotM – Pretty Deadly Volume 1: The Shrike
May 2 • 59 min
This episode was recorded on April 29th, 2018. Mike is joined this week by Kara and Kait to discuss the Goodreads Book of the Month, Pretty Deadly Volume 1: The Shrike, as voted on by the wonderful IRCB Goodreads members! And make sure to stick around for…
This Is Not An Interview #2: Magdalene Visaggio
Apr 25 • 39 min
This episode was recorded on April 15, 2018. In the second episode of This Is Not An Interview, Tia talks to Magdalene Visaggio about Eternity Girl, death, being a history nerd, SMASHMOUTH BECAUSE HEY NOW YOU’RE AN ALL-STAR, why we love Shade the Changing…
157 | An evening with Ryan Browne
Apr 25 • 60 min
This episode was recorded on April 22nd, 2018. Mike, Nick, and Tia are joined this week by the incredible Ryan Browne (Curse Words, Manhattan Projects, Bedlam) to chat about comics, the comic creation process, God Hates Astronauts, and Ryan’s latest…
156 | Mike and Rene are Fighting about Skins
Apr 18 • 59 min
This episode was recorded on April 15th, 2018. Kait and Rene join Mike to discuss the always-growing, always weird, world of comics that are used to expand on a TV or Movie universe. What works about these stories? What doesn’t? Do we even need them? And…
Bonus Minisode 5 | Action Comics #1000
Apr 14 • 36 min
This week’s episode was recorded sometime in the past…! Kara and Paul grace us with a stellar episode all about Superman, Action Comics, re-reading Action Comics #1, and more all for the build up for issue #1000 of Action Comics! Relevant…
155 | A Deep Dive on Previews and Comic Subscriptions
Apr 11 • 71 min
This episode was recorded on April 8th, 2018. This week’s episode is a commissioned episode by one of our incredible Kickstarter Backers! Mike, Nick, and Paul go deep into how Previews works, how they manage their subscriptions, pull lists, and more! Ever…
Bonus Interview | Ryan Browne
Apr 4 • 10 min
This bonus episode was recorded at Emerald City Comic Con 2018! At ECCC 2018, Mike had a quick chat with Ryan Browne, creator of God Hates Astronauts, co-creator of Trash Bridge and Curse words, and pretty cool dude. In the background, Charles Soule drops…
154 | There’s nothing wrong with erotic comics
Apr 4 • 61 min
This episode was recorded on April 1st, 2018. Mike is joined by Tia and Kara to discuss erotic/adult comics, what makes a good erotic comic, and give a few recommendations of what you should read. Timestamps 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics 00:16:36 –…
153 | Our Feminist Agenda
Mar 28 • 60 min
This episode was recorded on March 25th, 2018. Tia, Kate, and Kara run the show this week and dive into “their feminist agenda” and how feminism is good for everyone, even if you don’t identify as a woman. And don’t miss our interviews with Tess Stone and…
Bonus Interview | Kelly Fitzpatrick
Mar 21 • 26 min
This bonus episode was recorded at Emerald City Comic Con 2018! At ECCC 2018, Tia sat down with Kelly Fitzpatrick (Archie, Bitch Planet, Rockstars, Shade the Changing Girl) to talk about being an incredible colorist and a pretty cool dog mom. Relevant…
152 | Rank The X-Men
Mar 21 • 62 min
This episode was recorded on March 18th, 2018. Mike is joined this week by Rene and Paul to discuss the X-Men. “You fools!” Mike exclaimed as they prepped for the show. Timestamps * 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics * 00:15:04 – Comic Picks * 00:21:16…
Bonus Interview | Caleb Goellner and Buster Moody
Mar 14 • 17 min
This bonus episode was recorded at Emerald City Comic Con 2018! At ECCC 2018, Mike had the pleasure of speaking with two incredible comic creators: Buster Moody and Caleb Goellner. Buster and Caleb are collaborators on an amazing series, Task Force Rad…
151 | Kait read every book at her library
Mar 14 • 71 min
This episode was recorded on March 11th, 2018. Mike, Brian, and Kait sit down to discuss comics translated into English. From France, Belgium, Japan, and more! And in this episode, a two interviews from Emerald City Comic Con 2018 with Michael Garland and…
150 | Free Range Kids
Mar 7 • 68 min
This episode was recorded on March 4th, 2018. Nick, Rene, and Kate get to run the show this week while some of the IRCB crew (Mike included) are out at ECCC! This week’s show is all about comic books that are your comfort food and why they’re nice.…
149 | Goodreads Book of the Month – Paper Girls Vol. 1
Feb 28 • 54 min
This episode was recorded on February 25th, 2018. This week, Paul, Kara, and Brian discuss our Goodreads Pick of the Month: Paper Girls Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughn, Cliff Chiang, and Matt Wilson. A solid discussion on a very solid book! Timestamps *…
This Is Not An Interview #1: Kieron Gillen
Feb 24 • 50 min
This episode was recorded this past week! This is the first in a new regular series hosted by Tia Vasiliou, in which she chats with some of her favorite people in comics about everything and nothing (and maybe also comics). In our first episode, she talks…
148 | Special Guests: Vita Ayala and Emily Pearson
Feb 21 • 55 min
This episode was recorded on February 18th, 2018. This week’s episode features two very special guests: Vita Ayala and Emily Pearson creators of a fantastic new series, The Wilds from Black Mask — releasing on February 28th, 2018. Brian and Kait also join…
147 | IRCB Q&A #1
Feb 14 • 56 min
This episode was recorded on February 11th, 2018. Our show this week is our first ever IRCB Q&A episode! With questions from listeners all over the globe! Tia and Brian join Mike to answer questions and cover the usual: comics and comics and comics.…
146 | TMNT: Tutant Meenage Neetle Teetles
Feb 7 • 87 min
This episode was recorded on February 4th, 2018. This week, our show is extra long. About as long as last week’s. We were a bit happy-go-lucky because our topic this week was so magical. Kara and Nick join Mike to talk about the coolest sewer-dwelling,…
145 | ANNUAL #3 – TOTALLY NOT A CULT
Jan 31 • 86 min
This episode was recorded on January 28th, 2018. This episode is the 3rd ever Annual Episode of the I Read Comic Books podcast! This week, Mike is joined by Kate, Nick, Paul, and Tia to talk about the last year in our show and have a damn good time doing…
Bonus Minisode 4 | OMAC
Jan 27 • 36 min
This week’s episode was recorded sometime in the past…! Nick and Paul dive into the legendary series by Jack Kirby: OMAC. In their discussion, they compare the original series with the New 52 launched OMAC title. Relevant Links/Information * Nick –…
144 | The Bird, The Plane, The Superman
Jan 24 • 76 min
This episode was recorded on January 21st, 2018. Our show this week is all about the hero known as Superman–why he’s important to comics and what he means as an icon and a character. Paul and René join Mike to discuss. Timestamps * 00:00:00 – Start/Last…
143 | We’re all dead this week
Jan 17 • 67 min
This episode was recorded on January 14th, 2018. Kate and Brian join Mike to talk about retcons in comics. Mike goes on and on and on and on about X-Men comics. Timestamps * 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics * 00:20:20 – The Culling * 00:27:09 – Comic…
142 | How can we fix the comics industry?
Jan 10 • 81 min
This episode was recorded on January 7th, 2018. Tia and Kara join Mike for the first full episode of the year! How can we fix comics? How can we make comics better for everyone and, maybe most importantly, how can we make sure folks who make this awesome…
Minisode 14 | Wrestling and Comics
Jan 3 • 34 min
This episode was recorded some time in the past! Paul and Rene deliver our first minisode of 2018! This is all about comic books and wrestling! Relevant Links/Information * Rene – @Rodrigur29 * Paul – @OhHiPaulie – @SpikePilePod Our music is provided by…
Minisode 13 | Miniseries – Pros and Cons
Dec 27, 2017 • 30 min
This episode was recorded some time in the past! Our show this week is a discussion about the pros and cons of miniseries. Why do we like them? Why do we not? This is Kait’s first official episode (despite last week’s episode) and she joins Tia and Mike…
141 | Goodreads Pick of the Month: Snow Blind
Dec 20, 2017 • 55 min
This episode was recorded on December 17th, 2017. This week’s episode is the last FULL episode of the year, and what an episode it is! This week it’s a Goodread’s Pick of the Month from the IRCB crew and we read Snow Blind by Ollie Masters, Tyler Jenkins,…
140 | Insert Clickbait Title Here
Dec 13, 2017 • 84 min
This episode was recorded on December 10th, 2017. Paul and Nick join Mike this week to discuss movie adaptations of non-super hero comics. When do these adaptations work? When do they not work? And post-credits this week, there’s a whole discussion just…
139 | Everyone Needs Socks and Pajama Pants
Dec 6, 2017 • 74 min
This episode was recorded on December 3rd, 2017. This week, Tia and Brian join Mike to discuss holiday gift giving for your comic-inclined and not-so-comic-inclined friends. It’s a hoot and a holler and full of some questionable choices made by a much…
138 | Goodreads Pick of the Month: Hilda and the Troll
Nov 29, 2017 • 63 min
This episode was recorded on November 26th, 2017. Our show this week is a Goodreads Pick of the Month special! Part of our monthly series, Paul, Kate, and Kara read Hilda and the Troll by Luke Pearson. Check out their discussion of the comic as well as…
137 | Dystopia, Research, and Honorary Witches
Nov 22, 2017 • 72 min
This episode was recorded on November 19th, 2017. Paul and Nick join Mike to discuss our obsession with dystopias–but more specifically dystopian comics. There’s some researched info, some philosophical thoughts, and a whole lot of questions about…
136 | We’re getting Nick a library card again
Nov 15, 2017 • 76 min
This episode was recorded on November 12th, 2017. This week, Nick and Kate join Mike to discuss comics of the Star Wars variety–what’s good, what was good in the old Star Wars comics, and how this all factors into the Star Wars movie-verse. Timestamps *…
135 | Special Guest: Deniz Camp!
Nov 8, 2017 • 81 min
This episode was recorded on November 5th, 2017. This week we have another amazing interview. Deniz Camp, comic writer, chicken-raiser, and fantastic person joins Mike, Paul, and Brian to talk about the life of a comic creator and what it means to try to…
134 | Goodreads Pick of the Month: Batman: The Long Halloween
Nov 1, 2017 • 86 min
This episode was recorded on October 29th, 2017. This week’s episode a Goodreads Pick of the Month, and this week our show is all about Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale, and Gregory Wright. Mike is joined by Rene and Nick to discuss…
Bonus Minisode 3 | Mass Effect + Extra Life 2017
Oct 28, 2017 • 30 min
This week’s episode was recorded sometime in the past…! Mike and special guest Jon sit down to talk about Mass Effect: Redemption from Dark Horse. Jon is participating in Extra Life 2017 to help raise funds to help children in need via Children’s Miracle…
133 | Special Guest: Megan Rae!
Oct 25, 2017 • 73 min
This episode was recorded on October 22nd, 2017. This week’s episode is a very special one! Mike is joined by two of our regular folks, Tia and Paul, and special guest: Megan Rae! In this week’s episode, we discuss how to write (and discuss) comic books,…
132 | Mike sleeps with the lights on
Oct 18, 2017 • 82 min
* This episode was recorded on October 15th, 2017. This week, Mike is joined by Tia and Nick to talk about horror comics. What makes these books work? What makes these books actually scary? (We did a previous episode sort of about this topic) Don’t miss…
131 | Pride and Joy, Shame and Scandal
Oct 11, 2017 • 76 min
This episode was recorded on October 8th, 2017. Mike was off at NYCC this week (with Tia and Kara!), so Kate is at the helm with Brian and Nick in tow. The show this week is all about the pride and shame of everyone’s collection… and, boy, is there Shame.…
Bonus Minisode 2 | More… Archie-Universe? (Archie part 2)
Oct 7, 2017 • 34 min
This week’s episode was recorded sometime in the past…! Mike and Kara focus on Archie Comics again… but there’s so much more than just Archie and the gang! Resident Archie-expert Kara gives Mike a lot (maybe too much?) food for thought on what ELSE exists…
130 | Everyone needs underwear
Oct 4, 2017 • 75 min
This episode was recorded on October 1st, 2017. This week, Kara and Rene join Mike to discuss comics and underwear, but really: What it means to be that comic book friend among your group of peers. How do you recommend comics to folks who you know won’t…
129 | Goodreads Book of the Month: Fatale Volume 1
Sep 27, 2017 • 68 min
This episode was recorded on September 24th, 2017. Mike is joined by Paul and Brian to discuss our Goodreads Book of the Month: Fatale Volume 1 by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Dave Stewart. We discover Paul may have worked at a record shop with a fight…
128 | As Someone Who Went To The Louvre…
Sep 20, 2017 • 80 min
This episode was recorded on September 17th, 2017. Mike is back from Paris and boy is he cultured (not really… never. Ever.)! Luckily, Nick and Tia are great and know a lot and make up for the lack of culture as the trio dive in to discussing the unsung…
127 | The Comic Book Family That Knows Everything
Sep 13, 2017 • 75 min
This episode was recorded on September 10th, 2017. This week we’re (Paul, Nick, Rene) talking about how our childhoods shaped our comic book tastes and how we got our hands on comics as a kid. Shout out to all you small city kids that bravely cut your…
126 | I’m Very Caps Lock About This
Sep 6, 2017 • 70 min
This episode was recorded on September 3rd, 2017. This week, the kids play while dad is away. While Mike is in London, Tia, Paul, and Kara get to some good rants and discuss their favorites in comic book back-matter as well as how many IRCB stickers…
Bonus Minisode 1 | Archie Part 1
Sep 2, 2017 • 37 min
This week’s episode was recorded sometime in the past…! This is the first of many bonus episodes we will be releasing on a monthly basis (as requested by so many of you!). Mike and Kara focus on Archie Comics–who’s who, what’s what, why, where, and how!?…
125 | Goodreads Book of the Month: Old Man Logan
Aug 30, 2017 • 72 min
This episode was recorded on August 27th, 2017. This week, Brian and Kara join Mike to discuss our Goodreads Book of the Month: Wolverine – Old Man Logan. Full spoilers for the run, and make sure you check out our Goodreads discussion on the book!…
124 | Hooked on Comics
Aug 23, 2017 • 85 min
This episode was recorded on August 20th, 2017. Nick and Kate join Mike to talk about our recommendations for first time readers–or, as they put it, getting people “hooked on comics,” not to be confused with “hooked on phonics.” Timestamps * 00:00:00 –…
123 | Brain Holes
Aug 16, 2017 • 63 min
This episode was recorded on August 13th, 2017. Tia and Rene join Mike this week to talk about a fun concept: Comic Book “Mixtapes,” and Mike and Tia discover Rene processes things in his head in a very strange way. Timestamps * 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week…
122 | DC Rebirth Status Update
Aug 9, 2017 • 78 min
This episode was recorded on August 6th, 2017. This week, Paul and Nick join Mike to talk give an update on DC Rebirth (as a follow up to episode 59 and episode 65)–where the industry stands, what’s working, what isn’t, and how DC hasn’t cancelled any…
121 | Goodreads Book of the Month: Superman: Red Son
Aug 2, 2017 • 89 min
This episode was recorded on July 30th, 2017. We are back! After our 4 week “summer break,” Nick and Brian join Mike to talk about our Goodreads Book of the Month, Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar, Dave Johnson, and Killian Plunkett. We’ve been off for a…
Minisode 12 | The Vision
Jul 26, 2017 • 36 min
This week’s episode was recorded sometime in the past…! Mike and Kate cry a lot this week talking about The Vision by Tom King and Gabriel Walta. This book is full of feelings and neither Mike nor Kate know how to deal with it. Relevant Links/Information…
Minisode 11 | X-Men (part 1?)
Jul 19, 2017 • 40 min
This week’s episode was recorded sometime in the past…! Kate and Mike dive into X-Men. Not really sure what else to say. It’s… well, it’s something. Relevant Links/Information * Mike – @mikerapin * Kate – @KateSkocelas This week’s music was by Infinity…
Minisode 10 | Doctor Aphra
Jul 12, 2017 • 33 min
This week’s episode was recorded sometime in the past…! Tia and Kate take this week’s minisode to discuss the wonderful character Doctor Aphra. Full spoilers for the end of Darth Vader and the beginnings of the latest Doctor Aphra series. Relevant…
Minisode 9 | A Romantic Evening with Oliver Queen
Jul 5, 2017 • 39 min
This week’s episode was recorded sometime in the past…! Kate and Nick dive into the revamped Green Arrow volume 4 written by Jeff Lemire with art by Andrea Sorrentino. It’s a doozy and a half and there’s some… mad love for Oliver Queen in this minisode.…
120 | Wonder Woman: The True Amazon
Jun 28, 2017 • 72 min
This episode was recorded on June 25th, 2017. Kate and Paul join Mike for a Goodreads Book of the Month Discussion on Wonder Woman: The True Amazon by Jill Thompson. Timestamps * 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics * 00:20:17 – Comic Picks * 00:32:10 –…
119 | I’m Here For One Thing And One Thing Only
Jun 21, 2017 • 71 min
This episode was recorded on June 18th, 2017. Kara and Tia join Mike this week to talk about the “male gaze” in comics (and all mediums). What is the Male Gaze and why is it such a big problem? How does it affect comics? What can we do to address this…
118 | We’re All Trash Here
Jun 14, 2017 • 60 min
This episode was recorded on June 11th, 2017. This week, Rene and Kate join Mike to talk about… manga? Oh yes, this week, we’ve decided to discuss why we like and dislike manga, the core differences between manga and western comics, the tropes that irk…
117 | Special Guest: Matt Horak
Jun 7, 2017 • 64 min
This episode was recorded on June 4th, 2017. Our show this week has a special guest! Matt Horak, creator of OctoSkull at Earthquaker Comics and current artist on The Punisher at Marvel. Paul and Brian join Mike to chat comics and being a comic creator…
116 | Hyper Violence in Hyper-drive
May 31, 2017 • 85 min
This episode was recorded on May 28th, 2017. Kate and Nick join Mike to talk about our Goodreads Pick of the Month: Wytches by Scott Snyder and Jock. Mike tries to not go on a rampage about the X-Men, Nick goes deep into the story of the series Little…
115 | Kids And Their Turtles, Amiright?
May 24, 2017 • 75 min
This episode was recorded on May 21st, 2017. Tia, Nick, and Kate join forces while Mike is away to have a fantastic discussion about comics as a subversive art form. It’s a heavy discussion, but a thoughtful one to say the least. Timestamps * 00:00:00 –…
114 | Shitty Moms with Hearts of Gold
May 17, 2017 • 80 min
This episode was recorded on May 14th, 2017. Kara and Tia join Mike to talk about Family in Comic Books. What are their favorite comics with themes of family? Why do we love them so much? Why is Mike such an X-Trash person? Kara dives way into Archie and…
Minisode 8 | Bone Volume 1 by Jeff Smith
May 10, 2017 • 38 min
This week’s episode was recorded sometime in the past…! Kate and Nick tackle the first volume of one of the most infamous independent books out there: Bone by Jeff Smith. There’s talk of weird spellings, the comic climate at the time, and Jeff Smith’s…
113 | I like your songs, Mike
May 3, 2017 • 58 min
This episode was recorded on April 30th, 2017. Our show is this week features a new guest: Rene Rodriguez! Rene and Brian join Mike to talk about our Goodreads pick of the month: The Spire by Simon Spurrier, Jeff Stokely, Andre May, and Steve Wands. Also:…
112 | Humanoid Traitors
Apr 26, 2017 • 74 min
This episode was recorded on April 23rd, 2017. This week, Paul, Nick, and Kate discuss miniseries in comics. What is a miniseries? What is the origin? What are some of their favorites? It’s a whole ordeal and Mike wasn’t there to corral it. Good luck.…
111 | That Dude Is For Sure A Serial Killer
Apr 19, 2017 • 62 min
This episode was recorded on April 16th, 2017. This week, Tia and Paul join Mike to talk about nonfiction comics and how well comic books as a medium does telling “objective” stories. They also discuss Woden (from The Wicked + The Divine) being a total…
110 | Dream a Little Dream of Comics
Apr 12, 2017 • 64 min
This episode was recorded on April 9th, 2017. Kate and Brian join Mike to talk about the everything and anything that they wish they could see in the Comic world–creator diversity, endless miniseries, team mashups, characters back from the dead, and more!…
109 | “No one cares, Mike…”
Apr 5, 2017 • 78 min
This episode was recorded on April 2nd, 2017. Nick and Paul join Mike to talk about how comic book art is created (from what we could find on the internet). And also Wrestlemania was this weekend, so we go off a bit about wrestling near the end.…
108 | Quiet, Sexy, and Unapproachable
Mar 29, 2017 • 78 min
This episode was recorded on March 26th, 2017. Kara and Nick join Mike to talk about our Goodread Pick of the Month: Rat Queens Volume 1. In the show, they discuss what makes this book great, what may hold it back, and the controversy outside of the pages…
107 | Library Penalty Non Grata
Mar 22, 2017 • 70 min
This episode was recorded on March 19th, 2017. Nick and Brian join Mike to talk about why we drop comic books, why we stop buying them, and how we go about drawing the line on when to stop reading something. There’s some hate involved, but it comes from a…
106 | 4 kids walk bank when?
Mar 15, 2017 • 78 min
This episode was recorded on March 12th, 2017. Tia and Nick join Mike this week to talk about the jargon and weird words we use in comic books, what they mean, and why some are just plain dumb. And then the end bits have a thing about X-Men. Timestamps *…
105 | Competent Assholes and Spider-Bucks
Mar 8, 2017 • 59 min
This episode was recorded on March 5th, 2017. Our show this week is about relationships in comics and “shipping.” Brian and Kara (new regular guest, woo!) join Mike to discuss the terminology of “shipping” and their favorite “ships” in comic books.…
104 | Going Full Kirby
Mar 1, 2017 • 76 min
This episode was recorded on February 26th, 2017. Paul and Kate join Mike this week to discuss our Goodreads pick of the month: March Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. Timestamps * 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics * 00:23:56 –…
103 | That’s Baudrillard, Bitches!
Feb 22, 2017 • 71 min
This episode was recorded on February 19th, 2017. Paul, Nick, and Tia join forces this week to talk about what their comic book obsessions have lead them to over the years. From The Wicked + The Divine, to dusty dollar bins, to the fleeting variants and…
102 | Tia’s Fury Road-Trip
Feb 15, 2017 • 61 min
This episode was recorded on February 12th, 2017. Tia and Brian join Mike to talk about listening to music while reading comics. The discussion is short-lived, though, and things fall off the rails at talking about making playlists for characters in comic…
101 | Something About a Book and It’s Cover
Feb 8, 2017 • 78 min
This episode was recorded on February 5th, 2017. Welcome back to business at usual. Paul and Nick join Mike to talk about comics that surprised us (good and bad). And then some business about why that is. Timestamps * 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics…
100 | THE ANNUAL #2
Feb 1, 2017 • 81 min
This episode was recorded on January 29th, 2017. It’s EPISODE 100 OF I READ COMIC BOOKS! WOO!!! Our show this week features four of our most-regular guests, Tia, Nick, Paul, and Kate. While the gang does join Mike to talk about what comics they’re reading…
99 | Harrow County Volume 1
Jan 25, 2017 • 74 min
This episode was recorded on January 22nd, 2017. Tia and Kate join Mike for our Goodread Pick of the Month discussion all about Harrow County Volume 1 by Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook. Mike goes on a rant about why he prefers X-Men over the Inhumans, but…
98 | Roller Derby is a Gateway Drug
Jan 18, 2017 • 83 min
This episode was recorded on January 14th, 2017. Nick and Paul join Mike this week to discuss what they’re looking forward to in comics for 2017–but they only know so much. The end of Invincible?Grass Kings by Matt Kindt? Secret Empire? Batwoman by…
97 | My emotions!
Jan 11, 2017 • 66 min
This episode was recorded on January 8th, 2016. Our episode this week is all about comic books that give you strong emotions, or have made you cry! Paul and Tia join Mike to chat about this and the power of comic books and their emotional value.…
Minisode 7 | Variant Covers
Jan 4, 2017 • 35 min
This week’s episode was recorded sometime in the past…! Nick and Tia spent the final moments of 2016 discussing Variant Covers in comic books. What is a variant cover? Why should I care? What’s the big deal? What’s the history? How do I get a variant…
Minisode 6 | Jeff Parker
Dec 28, 2016 • 36 min
This week’s episode was recorded sometime in the past…! Nick and Paul sat down to record a special minisode a short while ago to talk about comics writer Jeff Parker–author of books such as Batman ’66, Aquaman, Flash Gordon, Justice League United, and…
96 | My Slice of Life is Pizza
Dec 21, 2016 • 76 min
This episode was recorded on December 18th. 2016. Brian and Nick join Mike for the last FULL episode of the year! This week’s show is all about what comics you regret not sticking with or completely looked over that ended up being really great. So many…
95 | Remember, this is a team effort
Dec 14, 2016 • 73 min
This episode was recorded on December 11th. 2016. Tia and Nick join Mike to chat about their favorite creator’s definitive work and what that really means. And never forget the artist or colorist or inker or letter! Timestamps * 00:00:00 – Start/ Last…
94 | Every Party Needs A Pooper
Dec 7, 2016 • 66 min
This episode was recorded on December 4th. 2016. Kate and Brian join Mike to discuss our Goodreads Book of the Month for November: Trees Volume 1 by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard. Timestamps: * 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics * 00:15:41 – Comic Picks…
Minisode 5 | Intersect by Ray Fawkes
Nov 30, 2016 • 39 min
This week’s episode was recorded sometime in the past… Given the US holiday over the weekend (Thanksgiving), we did not record a new episode, but instead (as a well planned podcast) we have a minisode ready for you! Tia and Kate sat down and talked about…
93 | Own Your Trash
Nov 23, 2016 • 70 min
This episode was recorded on November 20th, 2016. The show this week features Nick and Kate talking all about those pesky cultural references and “memes” in comic books. However, at the end of the day, there are some books that do this well and others…
92 | 360 No-Trope
Nov 16, 2016 • 77 min
This episode was recorded on November 13th, 2016. To start, Mike feels bad about this episode’s title, but he wasn’t around to host the show so he wanted to contribute. On the show this week, Nick is joined by Tia and Kate to talk about their least…
91 | Classic Predictions
Nov 9, 2016 • 81 min
This episode was recorded on November 6th, 2016. Nick and Paul join Mike to ramble on about what makes a “classic” comic (slightly similar to Episode 40). The episode winds down with a prediction of what books they’re reading that could one day be…
90 | The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Nov 2, 2016 • 78 min
This week’s episode was recorded on October 30th, 2016. This week, Nick and Paul join Mike to talk about a spooky book: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Volume 1. This was the pick for book of the month on our Goodreads group! If you haven’t already,…
89 | Mike bows to peer pressure
Oct 26, 2016 • 64 min
This week’s episode was recorded on October 22nd, 2016. Jeff Perry and Kate join Mike this week to discuss what makes a good comic book shop (good lighting, welcoming atmosphere, well organized and taken care of comics, etc.), and try not to focus on the…
88 | And Then Mary Magdalene Couldn’t Even
Oct 19, 2016 • 68 min
This week’s episode was recorded on October 9th, 2016. Tia and Brian join Mike this week to talk comics, and then ramble on a bit about how they pick their comic books reading formats (digital, floppies, collected editions, etc.). And if you have a…
87 | On Wednesdays We Wear Pink
Oct 12, 2016 • 71 min
This week’s episode was recorded on October 9th, 2016. While Mike (and Tia) were off at NYCC, Nick hosted the show this week with Brian and Kate. The show this week focused on retconning in comics and when it’s good or bad (specifically in Big 2 books).…
86 | The Warm Cookie of Comics
Oct 5, 2016 • 65 min
This week’s episode was recorded on October 2nd, 2016. Tia and Kate join Mike this week to talk all about comics–as usual. However, this week, the episode was focused on how both Tia and Kate got into comics and what it’s been like since they started…
85 | Jack “King” Kirby
Sep 28, 2016 • 95 min
This week’s episode was recorded on September 25th, 2016. Our show this week is longer than usual, but it’s definitely incredible. Nick and Paul join Mike to talk a whole bunch about comics and what they read recently. However, the main, and very long,…
84 | The Politics in Comic Books
Sep 21, 2016 • 73 min
This week’s episode was recorded on September 18th, 2016. The show this week features guests Nick and Kate to talk about politics in comic books. The topic meanders a bit, but the ultimate discussion of how politics are handled, presented, inserted, and…
83 | Please Fave Responsibly
Sep 14, 2016 • 78 min
This week’s episode was recorded on September 11th, 2016. After week off due to some technical weirdness and traveling, but we are back! Our show this week is a great one. We had a new guest joining Mike and Tia: Kara Szamborski from the comiXologist…
82 | The Dinosaur Tangent
Aug 31, 2016 • 67 min
This week’s episode was recorded on August 28th, 2016. Brian and Tia join Mike to talk about… well, the intention this week was to talk about re-reading comics, but there were about twenty different tangents–dinosaurs being primarily one of them.…
81 | Cosplayers can do anything
Aug 24, 2016 • 73 min
This week’s episode was recorded on August 21st, 2016. Tia and Kate join Mike for a discussion all about superhero fashion and costumes. It’s a long winding path that leads to some discussion about the male-gaze, cosplayers, and Mike being a completely…
80 | The NCIS of Comics
Aug 17, 2016 • 72 min
This week’s episode was recorded on August 14th, 2016. The show this week is all about Batman… no, it’s actually not, but you’d be surprised how much we talked about Batman. In actuality, this episode is about being torn about reading some comics, being…
79 | We fixed all of comics
Aug 10, 2016 • 70 min
This week’s episode was recorded on August 7th, 2016. On this week’s show, Paul and Tia join Mike to talk about how we, as fans, deal with controversy in the comics community/news. There’s a bunch of weird problems the comics industry needs to fix and,…
78 | Busting out the ‘Um, Actually…’
Aug 3, 2016 • 65 min
This week’s episode was recorded on July 31st, 2016. The show this week focuses on super hero team ups, particularly Marvel heroes, but the conversation twists and turns to talk about crossovers, what a team-up actually is, and where we see these types of…
77 | We end on a Regan commercial quote
Jul 27, 2016 • 66 min
This week’s episode was recorded on July 24th, 2016. Our episode this week is all about how we deal with creators who move back and forth between the Big 2 and independent books and how their work is affected. It’s a strange issue, to say the least, but…
76 | The Great Bard Nickelback
Jul 20, 2016 • 65 min
This week’s episode was recorded on June 12th, 2016. We are BACK! After 4 weeks off (with minisodes!) I Read Comic Books is back Comic Reads/Picks for this week * Dr. Fate 10-13 * Outcast Vol 3 * Star Trek Vol 1 (2012-) * Martian Manhunter Vol 1 * Batman…
Minisode 4 | The Wicked + The Divine
Jul 13, 2016 • 36 min
This week’s episode is a minisode! Recorded some time in the distant past! Zander and Tia have a nice chat about The Wicked + The Divine. Full spoilers for this series up through issue #20. Relevant Links * Tia – @PortraitOfmMeX * Zander – @xanderwithaz…
Minisode 3 | Wytches
Jul 6, 2016 • 28 min
This week’s episode is a minisode! Recorded some time in the distant past! Kate and Tia sat down to talk all about Wytches by Scott Snyder, Jock, and Matt Hollingsworth from Image Comics. They try their best to talk about the comic with little to no…
Minisode 2 | The Passage of Time In Comic Books
Jun 29, 2016 • 22 min
This week’s episode is a minisode! Recorded some time in the distant past! Brian and Jon sat down to talk about how time passes in comics, how we manage this as readers, how culture affects time, and how creators can avoid these pitfalls. Relevant Links *…
Minisode 1 | The Valiant
Jun 22, 2016 • 33 min
This week’s episode is a minisode! Recorded some time in the distant past! Our show this week is a special miniature episode all about Valiant’s mini-series team-up book, The Valiant (2014) by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera. Nick and Kate spend…
75 | Super Hero Justice with Ian Boucher
Jun 15, 2016 • 72 min
This week’s episode was recorded on June 12th, 2016. Our show this week is a special one with editor of upcoming book Humans and Paragons: Essays on Super Hero Justice, Ian Boucher! This weeks episode focuses on discussing the upcoming book about super…
74 | Civil War II is just not fair (and Book to Comic adaptations)
Jun 8, 2016 • 75 min
This week’s episode was recorded on June 5th, 2016. Guests Nick and Kate join Mike to talk about comic book adaptations of prose books and whether or not we really think they’re good or not. How do you deal with narration? Where does prose description…
73 | Find Your Comic Book Comfort Food
Jun 1, 2016 • 73 min
This week’s episode was recorded on May 29th, 2016. Paul and Nick join Mike to talk about “Comic Book Guilty Pleasures” and why that’s kind of hard to classify (for them, at least). But before the main topic, the guys chat about DC Universe Rebirth #1 at…
72 | Mike hates Fan Fiction(?)
May 25, 2016 • 70 min
This week’s episode was recorded on May 22nd, 2016. Our show this week covers some killer comics we read recently and what we’re excited for this week, and moves into a long discussion about Fan Fiction. And less of a discussion about Fan Fiction and more…
71 | I’m not an expert in stickers
May 18, 2016 • 67 min
This week’s episode was recorded on May 15th, 2016. Our show this week features guests Paul and Nick with our host Mike Rapin. Starting off with a discussion about the death of Darwyn Cooke, the discussion turns to All Ages comics and what makes a comic…
70 | I’m Still Dumb, Just In Different Ways
May 11, 2016 • 60 min
This week’s episode was recorded on May 8th, 2016. Nick and Jon join our host, Mike Rapin, in a discussion about Free Comic Book Day and following creators we love no matter what they’re on. Something about “working out” with comics causes Mike to…
69 | I can’t remember what irony is anymore
May 4, 2016 • 63 min
This week’s episode was recorded on May 1st, 2016. Paul and Tia join Mike, for an episode all about important moments in comics–as well as the usual batch of comic picks and what they read recently. The important moments in comics range all over the…
68 | Just how do you write a comic book?
Apr 27, 2016 • 58 min
This week’s episode was recorded on April 24th, 2016. Our show this week features guests Brian and Kate with host Mike Rapin. This week’s topic is focused around the gang’s attempts at creating a comic and eventually turns into how doing just that is a…
67 | Who Adapts The Adaptations?
Apr 20, 2016 • 65 min
This week’s episode was recorded on April 17th, 2016. Mike is joined by Nick and Paul this week to talk about comic book adaptations of movies (and subsequently, prose adaptations as well). The opening half of this episode is a bit longer than the main…
66 | The Con Experience (ECCC)
Apr 13, 2016 • 70 min
This week’s episode was recorded on April 10th, 2016. On this episode, Mike was sick, so Tia and Nick took over the show this week! There’s full blown spoilers for The Wicked + The Divine this episode (see the timecodes below), but the real focus this…
65 | Where do you get your gifs from?
Apr 6, 2016 • 72 min
This week’s episode was recorded on April 3rd, 2016. On this episode, Kate and Nick join Mike to talk about comic book marketing, summer events in comics, and some basics around marketing. And yes… we talked about DC Rebirth, again (Mike is sorry).…
64 | Just… Edgy
Mar 30, 2016 • 93 min
This week’s episode was recorded on March 27th, 2016. The show this week features guests Nick and Tia joining Mike to talk about “edgy” comic books and what that really means. Their comic picks for the week were Darth Vader #18, Fight Cub 2 #10, and Omega…
63 | Those Darn Comic Book Contracts
Mar 23, 2016
This week’s episode was recorded on March 20th, 2016. Our show this week is brought to you by Nick, George, and Mike. Their comic picks for this week were The Spire #7, Batman #50, Bloodshot Annual #1, and Obi-Wan and Obi-Wan and Anakin #3. This week’s…
62 | What’s your favorite Daredevil creative team?
Mar 16, 2016
This week’s episode was recorded on March 13th, 2016. On this week’s episode, Paul and Kate join Mike to talk comics and the best creative teams/runs of Daredevil, why they’re the best, and how they differed. Things spin outward into Daredevil TV show and…
61 | Skin Cape
Mar 9, 2016 • 68 min
This week’s episode was recorded on March 6th, 2016. Host Mike Rapin is joined by Tia Vasiliou and Brian Murray to chat comics (their picks for the week: All-New Wolverine #6, Insexts #4, and Spider-Gwen #6) and super hero costumes–who has the best, the…
60 | Take Your Comic Storage to 11
Mar 2, 2016
This week’s episode was recorded on February 28th, 2016. This week, Tia Vasiliou, Paul Jaissle, and host Mike Rapin talked their comic picks (Black Widow #1 and Mockingbird #1) and moved on to having a nice long chat about comic book storage. Actually, it…
59 | Rebirth is a trick title
Feb 24, 2016
This week’s episode was recorded on February 21st, 2016. This week, Nick, Paul, and Mike chat their comic picks (Karnak #2, Cry Havoc #2, Hellboy and the BPRD: 1953 Beyond the Fences #1), then move on to talking about DC’s Rebirth–guessing at why it’s…
58 | What’s the deal with social media?
Feb 17, 2016
This week’s episode was recorded on February 13th, 2016. This week, Mike, Nick, and Jeff talk comics, their comic picks (Archie #6, Imperium #13, and Snowfall #1). After tangenting for a bit, the focus of the show (barely) manages to stick to the topic of…
57 | The Great Debate
Feb 10, 2016
This week’s episode was recorded on February 7th, 2016. This week’s episode was a special one. After comic picks (Constantine: The Hellblazer #9, Darth Vader #16, Snow Blind #3, Batman #49, Love and Rockets: New Stories Vol 8), Tia Vasiliou, Kate…
56 | THE ANNUAL
Feb 3, 2016
This week’s episode was recorded on January 31st, 2016. This episode of I Read Comic Books is a special one as it marks one full year of recording our show. Host Mike Rapin is joined by long-time guests Nick White and Paul Jaissle and the show’s editor,…
55 | Checking In With Dropped Comics
Jan 27, 2016
This week’s episode was recorded on January 24th, 2016. This week, Tia Vasiliou, Kate Skocelas, and Mike Rapin chat about comics they read in the past week or so and books they’re excited for this upcoming week (Angela: Queen of Hel #4, Black Magick #4,…
54 | Wic+Div’s Younger Sibling
Jan 20, 2016
This week’s episode was recorded on January 17th, 2016. Hosts Brian Murray, Paul Jaissle, and Mike Rapin talk what they read this past week and what books they’re excited for this week (Wolf #5, Batman #48, and Arkham Knight Genesis #6). It was an…
53 | Ban the #0, #0.1, #0.5
Jan 13, 2016 • 68 min
This week’s episode was recorded on January 10th, 2016. Hosts Mike, Nick, and Jon chat what they’ve read in the last week followed by what books they’re excited for (Descender #9, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers #0, and Secret Wars #9). This week’s focus…
52 | Don’t say “Cerebro” around Mike
Jan 6, 2016 • 82 min
This week’s episode was recorded on January 3rd, 2015. This week’s hosts, Mike Rapin, Kate Skocelas, and Nick White chat about what they read this week and their picks for the week (Bitch Planet #6, Vision #3, The Fade Out #12). They moved on to discuss…
51 | A Curse on the show & Soapboxes
Dec 30, 2015 • 57 min
This week’s episode was recorded (twice) on December 27th, 2015. This week’s episode was cursed. The episode was recorded twice (once with Mike, once without…), so bear with us this week as things get weird. The final version features Zander Riggs, Tia…
50 | So much James Tynion IV
Dec 23, 2015 • 57 min
This week’s episode was recorded on December 20th, 2015. Hosts Mike, James, and Paul do what we always do on this show: Talk about what we read last week and what we’re excited for this week (Transformers vs G.I. Joe #10, Island #5, and Paybacks #4).…
49 | What’s a Judge to judge?
Dec 16, 2015 • 78 min
This week’s episode was recorded on December 13th, 2015. This week, Mike, Nick, and Paul chat about what they read last week (which was purposefully limited this time!) as well as their comic picks for the week (Ivar, Timewalker #12, Judge Dredd #1, and…
48 | Sexy Bad Babies
Dec 9, 2015 • 72 min
This week’s episode was recorded on December 6th, 2015. Hosts Mike, Zander, and Tia talk their comic picks (Ms. Marvel #2, Monstress #2, and Secret Wars #8) followed by a few of the books they read in the past week or so. There’s something about cats at…
47 | Chla-mutie-a
Dec 1, 2015 • 69 min
This week’s episode was recorded on November 29th, 2015. On this week’s episode, Nick, Paul, and Mike started the episode talking about their comic picks for the week then ended up talking about what they read in the last week–which was a lot. There’s…
46 | A hard sell for Secret Infinity
Nov 25, 2015 • 70 min
This episode was recorded November 22nd, 2015. Hosts Nick, Jon, and Paul chat comics for the week (as per usual), what they read (as per usual), and (gasp!) something new: What keeps you reading ongoing comics. There’s a distinct difference in indie…
45 | Where do you get your comic news?
Nov 18, 2015 • 75 min
This episode was recorded on November 15th, 2015. Mike, Brian, and Nick get sort of distracted on Star Wars discussion this week, but manage to chat about what they read this week and their comic picks for this week (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1, Rat…
44 | That’s a Bingo!!
Nov 11, 2015 • 86 min
This week’s episode was recorded on November 8th, 2015. Hosts Mike, Nick, and Paul chat forever about what they’ve been reading, then finally get to their comic picks for the week: Southern Bastards #12, Descender #7, and The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #7.…
43 | The Dissection of “Issue vs. Trade”
Nov 4, 2015 • 87 min
This week’s episode was recorded on November 1st, 2015. Mike is out this week and in his stead, Nick, James, and Paul manage to create a pretty stellar episode of the podcast. The chat what they read since the last episode, and move into their comic…
42 | We Support Gluten-Free Comics
Oct 28, 2015 • 79 min
This week’s episode was recorded on October 25th, 2015. Hosts Mike, Nick, and James chat about their last two week’s worth of comics (and it’s a lot)… for a while. Like, a long while. But it’s all good. Their comic picks were quick (Island #4, Book of…
41 | Nick has a problem with online sales
Oct 15, 2015 • 84 min
This week’s episode was recorded on October 12th, 2015. Hosts Mike, Nick, and Paul chat comics, NYCC, and their comic picks for the week (Constantine: The Hellblazer #5, Justice League United #14, Twilight Children #1). Nick has a problem with buying…
40 | Paul’s Twitter
Oct 7, 2015 • 88 min
This episode was recorded October 4th, 2015. Hosts Mike, Nick, and Paul talk their lives… and also comics to start the show, then their comic picks (Paper Girls #1, Aliens/Vampirella #2). This week’s primary topics covered Dark Knight III and why classic…
39 | Is $9.99 a problem?
Sep 30, 2015 • 74 min
This episode was recorded September 26th, 2015. This week, Mike, Nick, and special guest Jeff (who’s audio is static-y, and we apologize!) talk comics and their comic picks for the week (Archie #3, They’re Not Like Us #8, and Material Volume 1). The gang…
38 | The Problem With Pants
Sep 24, 2015 • 65 min
This week’s episode was recorded on September 20, 2015. Hosts Nick, Brian, and Jon disregard their holy overlord Mike to record a secret podcast (not really). They chat their current comic reads and their comic picks for this week (Runaways #4, We Are…
37 | Superhero movies make Mike tired
Sep 17, 2015 • 70 min
This week’s episode was recorded on September 13th, 2015. Mike, Nick, and Paul chat comics for a bit–namely a whole bunch of their current reads. Then, after much screaming on Mike’s part, they chat about their comic picks for the week (Sex Criminals #12,…
36 | Comics aren’t for kids anymore!
Sep 9, 2015 • 80 min
This week’s episode was recorded on September 6th, 2015. Hosts Mike, Nick, and Paul discuss what they’ve been reading lately and their comic picks (Bitch Planet #5 and Batman #44) in the first half of the episode–WARNING! Batman #43 spoilers! In the…
35 | Horror Comics and Reading in Public
Sep 2, 2015 • 75 min
This week’s episode was recorded on August 30th, 2015. Hosts Mike and Nick are joined by a friend of the podcast, James Hahn to talk about horror comics and reading comics in public on top of their comic picks for the week (Plutona #1, Lazarus #19, and…
34 | The Mythic Transformers vs. GI Joe Discussion
Aug 26, 2015 • 73 min
This week’s episode was recorded on August 23rd, 2015, and July 7th, 2015. At one point, Nick, Paul, and Mike decided to talk about Transformers vs. GI Joe at length and store it away. It was this week that, despite having comic picks (Dead Drop #4,…
I Read Comic Books | Episode 33 | Language and Comics
Aug 19, 2015 • 65 min
This week’s episode was recorded on August 16th, 2015. Hosts Mike, Paul, and Nick talk comics and their comic picks (Invincible #122, Book of Death #2, and Justice League #43) then move onto this week’s primary topic: an article by Paul Duffield, “Comics…
32 | Getting into comics for the money
Aug 13, 2015 • 54 min
This week’s episode was recorded August 9th, 2015. Hosts Mike and Nick chat comics and their comic picks (Constantine: The Hellblazer #3 and Batman #43) as per usual. Following, there’s a big “COME ON” to Marvel about the whole Black Widow debacle. To…
31 | Experiences in buying comics
Aug 6, 2015 • 88 min
This week’s episode was recorded on August 2nd, 2015. In a magical, last-minute chance, Mike and Nick were joined by Jeff Perry, host of the After Image podcast. After their comic picks for the week (The Wicked + The Divine #13, Nailbiter #15, and…
30 | What is it with genre books?
Jul 29, 2015 • 72 min
This week’s episode was recorded July 26th, 2015. Our hosts this week–Mike, Zander, and Paul–have a nice chat about their week and their comic picks (Lazarus #18, Rasputin #7, and Daredevil #17) followed by a conversation about a chapter from the book Our…
29 | Comic Awards and Trying DCYou
Jul 23, 2015 • 71 min
This week’s episode was recorded July 19th, 2015. Hosts Paul and Nick somehow manage to get a podcast episode recorded without Mike (he’s not bitter about it). In familiar fashion, comic picks (Book of Death: The Fall of Bloodshot #1 and Wolf #1) are…
28 | You Ask Questions, We Have… Words That May Be Answers
Jul 15, 2015 • 54 min
This week’s episode was recorded on July 12th, 2015. This week’s episode had some comic picks (Silver Surfer #13, Hawkeye #22, and Book of Death #1), but the focus was on TWO listener questions (which we were super excited to have). Zack asked us about…
27 | “Mon Ami!”
Jul 8, 2015 • 79 min
This week’s episode was recorded July 4th, 2015. While ignoring America’s birthday, Mike, Nick, and Paul talked comics and their picks for the week (Saga #30, Archie #1, Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga vol. 2, Batman #42, Rebels #4). The topics this week…
26 | Who IS Damian Wayne?!
Jul 1, 2015 • 76 min
This episode was recorded June 28th, 2015. This week’s hosts, Mike, Paul, and Nick, talk comic picks (Imperium #6, Nailbiter #14, and An Entity Observes All Things), Gotham season 2 rumors, the end of Witchblade, Southern Bastards and the confederate…
25 | DC vs. The Other “Big Two”
Jun 24, 2015 • 65 min
This episode was recorded June 20th, 2015. Hosts Zander and Jon discuss their comic picks (Mythic #2 and Legacy of Luther Strode #2), some quick topics around small conventions in the midwest and Marvel dropping 12,000+ comics on Kindle. This week’s main…
24 | Think before you speak, Mike.
Jun 17, 2015 • 64 min
This week’s episode was recorded on June 14th, 2015. Hosts Mike, Paul, and Jon, discuss their comic picks this week (Lazarus #17, Trees #10, and Martian Manhunter #1) and gloss over two bits of Marvel News (delays and adult coloring books?). But the meat…
23 | All New, All Different, Post-New52
Jun 11, 2015 • 62 min
This week’s episode was recorded June 7th, 2015. After a bit of technical difficulty, we have a new episode! This week’s hosts, Mike, Nick, and Paul talk their comic picks–Batman #41 and Injection #2. There’s was some discussion about Transformers vs. GI…
22 | #Name3Artists
Jun 3, 2015 • 70 min
This episode was recorded on May 31st, 2015. This week, hosts Mike and Paul discuss their comic picks (Transformers vs. GI Joe #7 and Zero #17), other comics they’re reading, and some news about The Wicked + The Divine and Lumberjanes as well as Marvel’s…
21 | Why Do You Read Comics?
May 28, 2015 • 16 min
This episode was recorded April 12th, 2015. This week’s episode is a special one-off featuring Jon and Andrea and hosted by Mike all about why Jon and Andrea read comics given their casual approach to the medium. Enjoy!
20 | Bazinga, indeed.
May 20, 2015 • 74 min
This episode was recorded May 17th, 2015. This week, Mike and Nick discuss their comic picks for the week, Trees #9 and Ninjak #3. In the news gloss over, topics included: DC’s new digital-first book, Asa Butterfield as Spider-Man rumors, April 2015 top…
19 | Daredevil, All Of It.
May 14, 2015 • 78 min
This week’s episode was recorded on May 10th, 2015. This week’s hosts, Mike, Nick, and Paul, talk about their comic picks–Bandette #10, Rebels #2, and Injection #1–and a whole bunch of news. They discuss the craziness of print-only items (ie. a Steven…
18 | FCBD and Age of Ultron
May 7, 2015 • 96 min
This episode was recorded on May 3rd, 2015. Hosts Mike, Paul, and Nick get back into the swing of things. Comic picks this week: Descender #3 and Afterlife with Archie. The gang discusses a whole multitude of news from the past few weeks, full spoilers…
17 | C2E2
Apr 29, 2015 • 36 min
This week’s episode was recorded April 26th, 2015. We recorded at C2E2! We apologize for the echo-y sound quality this week, but hosts Mike, Anna, and Zander talk about why C2E2 2015 was great and why we go to conventions in general. Unfortunately, we…
16 | Positive Subversion
Apr 23, 2015 • 21 min
This week’s episode was recorded April 12th, 2015. This week, Mike and the gang were busier than usual so we’ve edited together one of our few pre-recorded special episodes of the I Read Comic Books podcast featuring a friend of the podcast (and sometimes…
15 | Netflix is Heroin
Apr 15, 2015 • 60 min
This episode was recorded April 12th, 2015. This week, Mike, Nick, and Paul met up, IN PERSON, to record the podcast. Comic picks: The Fade Out #1 and Bloodshot Reborn #1. Topics this week include: Did Star Wars #1 help sell more Marvel books?,…
14 | Course Correction 102
Apr 9, 2015 • 74 min
This episode was recorded April 5th, 2015. This week, hosts Mike, Nick, and Paul discuss their comic picks – Transformers vs. GI Joe #6, Southern Cross #2, Descender #2, and The Surface #2. Discussion topics include Dark Horse’s April Fool’s Day…
13 | Animal Man v. Batman & Robin
Apr 1, 2015 • 79 min
This episode was recorded on March 29th, 2015. This week’s episode of the podcast was hosted by Mike, Nick, and Zander. Our comic picks were: Uncanny Season 2 #1, Batman and Robin Annual #3, and Hinterkind #17. This week we discussed Dynamite’s range of…
12 | Transformers vs. G.I. Joe
Mar 26, 2015 • 73 min
This episode was recorded on March 22nd, 2015. This week’s episode was hosted by Mike, Nick, and Paul. Our Comic Picks for the week were: D4VE #2, The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1, and Nightcrawler #12. This week we discussed Thought Bubbles in comics,…
10 | Do Your Dishes for a Gameboy Game
Mar 11, 2015
Hosts: Mike, Nick This episode was recorded on March 9th, 2015. This week, Mike and Nick discussed their comic picks for the week (Spider-Gwen #2 and Ninjak #1), the ramifications of Spider-verse, diversity in your pull list and what that means, the value…
9 | The Worst Way To Pitch A Comic Book
Mar 5, 2015 • 67 min
Hosts: Mike, Nick, Zander This episode was recorded on March 1st, 2015. Topics: Comics: Descender #1, Supreme: Blue Rose #7, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #9 Warren Ellis is watching you Mike thinks Kieron Gillen may have black-balled him from comics…
8 | Peanut Butter and Chocolate The Comic Book!
Feb 25, 2015 • 84 min
Hosts: Mike, Nick, and Paul. This episode was recorded on February 22nd, 2015 Topics: Comics: Gotham Academy #5, Star Spangled War Stories #7, Spider-Gwen #1 What makes a good comic review? Subscription services, how they work, why they work, and why they…
7 | No one said anything funny this week
Feb 18, 2015 • 47 min
Hosts: Mike, Nick, and George. This episode was recorded on February 15th, 2015 Topics: Comics (Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #9, The Valiant #3, Multiversity Mastermen #1/Batman Eternal #46) IDW Comics Impacted by West Coast Dock Labor Disputes What…
6 | Aquaman and the No, No, No, They’re Cool Guys…
Feb 11, 2015 • 78 min
Hosts: Mike, Nick, and Zander. This episode was recorded on February 8th, 2015. Topics: Comics (All-New Ghost Rider #11, Prometheus Fire and Stone Omega #1 (one-shot), and … nothing?) Convergence = 24 new #1s?! Do #1s mean more sales? For new or old…
5 | Jack and Coke
Feb 4, 2015 • 51 min
Hosts: Mike and Nick Topics: Hawkeye and book delays Hot Topic revealed something about Age of Ultron? Gotham will be teasing the Joker this season?
4 | Sally Q DreCronik
Jan 29, 2015 • 74 min
After a long hiatus, the I Read Comic Books podcast is back! And now with double the hosts! This week, Mike and Nick talk: Comic picks! Brian Michael Bendis on Late Night with Seth Meyers Convergence v. Secret Wars! And Gotham being renewed! It’s a load…