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Episode 37 | Superhero movies make Mike tired

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, The Fade Out #9, and Ivar, Timewalker #9). The primary topic this week revolved around “hype marketing” and popular characters getting their own solo titles. It’s a doozy. Links for this week: Bleeding Cool – As Marvel Confirms Terrigen Mist Kills Mutants, Could Ms Marvel Foreshadow What’s To Come? Demon webcomic by Jason Shiga This week’s music was by SWuM, The Four Owls, C2C, and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: cyborg@destroythecyb.org – @destroythecyb – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com Listen on Stitcher

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Episode 36 | Comics aren’t for kids anymore!

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 second half of the episode, the guys chat about how you recommend comics to people, with a slide into how they research and “catch up” without reading a zillion comics. As our episodes get longer, do you enjoy it? This isn’t part of the episode, we’re really curious! This week’s music was by Miike Snow, CHVRCHES, LIGHTS, and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: cyborg@destroythecyb.org – @destroythecyb – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com Listen on Stitcher

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Episode 35 | Horror Comics and Reading in Public

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 Imperium #8). The question on our minds this week is: What makes a horror comic actually scary? This week’s music was by Kanye West, Cities Aviv, 20 Syl, and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: cyborg@destroythecyb.org – @destroythecyb – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com Listen on Stitcher

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Episode 34 | The Mythic Transformers vs. GI Joe Discussion

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, Superman #43, and Fall of Ninjak), they had nothing to talk about (except some lingering thoughts from last week). So, as a fix for this situation, they have pulled from the “vault” their talk on Transformers vs. GI Joe–if you’re not sick of them talking about it yet, you will be after this week. This week’s music was by The New Law and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was edited and produced by Mike Rapin. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: cyborg@destroythecyb.org – @destroythecyb – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com Listen on Stitcher

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Episode 33 | Language and Comics

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 and the Value of Language” (part 1 and part 2). This week’s music was by Metaform (“Letters to the Void” and “Candy“) and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was edited and produced by Mike Rapin. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: cyborg@destroythecyb.org – @destroythecyb – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com Listen on Stitcher

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Episode 32 | Getting into comics for the money

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 round off the episode, things turn to the discussion of buying comics to make a buck, inspired by this USA Today article. It was a wild ride–there’s a longer rant, post-credits (Do you listen to the after credits part of the podcast? You really should.). This week’s music was by Neroche, Spag Heddy, and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and Zander Riggs, and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: cyborg@destroythecyb.org – @destroythecyb – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com Listen on Stitcher  

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Episode 31 | Experiences in buying comics

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 Bloodshot: Reborn #5), the gang dives into Jeff’s podcast and his love for Image comics, then they try to (and only sort of do) answer the question, “How do you drop comics from your regular pull list?” While they never truly answer the question, a discussion about their experiences in buying comics, how to pre-order comics (via Kieron Gillen), and the advantages and disadvantages of buying digital and print comics. Many thanks to Jeff for joining us this week! Check out the After Image podcast and Jeff on Twitter. This week’s music was by Panda Eyes, Mariana and the Diamonds, and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and Zander Riggs, and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: cyborg@destroythecyb.org – @destroythecyb – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com Listen on Stitcher  

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Episode 30 | What is it with genre books?

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 Superheroes, Ourselves titled “Superhero comics as moral pornography.” And in a different direction, Paul brought the topic of genre comics within the Big 2 (Marvel and DC)–where have they gone and why? This week’s music was by Just Blaze, Zion I & The Grouch, and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and Zander Riggs, and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: cyborg@destroythecyb.org – @destroythecyb – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com Listen on Stitcher

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Episode 29 | Comic Awards and Trying DCYou

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 followed by some discussion of the Harvey Awards and what they mean for the comic industry, and their experiences with DCYou so far. This week’s music was by Gramatik (“Hit That Jive” and “Stairway to Hip Hop Heaven“), Tina Fabrique, and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and Zander Riggs, and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: cyborg@destroythecyb.org – @destroythecyb – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com Listen on Stitcher

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Episode 28 | You Ask Questions, We Have… Words That May Be Answers

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 unjust praise for books and Jon asked us about book lending and piracy. Check it out! This week’s music was by Megadrive, Dynatron, and Infinity Shred.This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and Zander Riggs, and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: cyborg@destroythecyb.org – @destroythecyb – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com Listen on Stitcher

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