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Episode 42 | We Support Gluten-Free Comics

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 Death #4, The Spire #4). The focus for this week was all about pull list management. How do you manage your pulls? How do you start and end a subscription? What makes a book “worthy” of being read long term? Relevant Links: Mike’s Pull List Reddit Post – “What is your least favorite book you are pulling and why are you pulling it?” Mike – @mikerapin Nick – @dethstarplnz Timestamps Start: 00:00:00 Comic Picks: 00:23:12 Pull List Management: 00:32:58 Curating Your Pull List: 00:53:21 Credits: 01:12:31 After-Credits: 01:13:27 This week’s music was by Big Gigantic, Gramatik, Vanilla, 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 41 | Nick has a problem with online sales

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 comics on comiXology… But this week focuses on how comic books are marketed and the pessimism attached to that and the question: Can you actually judge a book by its cover? Relevant Links: Mike – @mikerapin Paul – @ohhipaulie Nick – @dethstarplnz Timestamps Announcement – 00:00:00 Podcast Start – 00:00:41 This Week’s Comic Picks – 00:20:24 Dark Knight 3 and Marketing – 00:33:27 Judging a Book By The Cover – 00:59:30 Special Segment – Nick and Binge-buying – 01:20:21 This week’s music was by Cities Aviv, Capital Cities, Big Gigantic 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 40 | Paul’s Twitter

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 books are hard to read for new readers, followed by a discussion on Comic Reading Rituals and why collecting comics is important to us. It was a good week. Relevant Links: Comics and the Value of Language by Paul Duffield Twitter! Mike – @mikerapin Paul – @ohhipaulie Nick – @dethstarplnz Timestamps! Start: 00:00:00 – 00:19:46 This Week’s Comic Picks: 00:19:46 – 00:31:17 Dark Knight 3 Discussion: 00:31:17 – 00:54:30 Comic Book Reading Rituals: 00:54:30 – 01:17:50 Special Segment – Paul’s Twitter and Batman Returns”: 01:17:50 – End This week’s music was by Bonobo, Manic Focus, Jon Bellion, 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 39 | Is $9.99 a problem?

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 discusses price points in comics–Justin Jordan talked about how $9.99 volume 1’s at Image sometimes don’t work. Following, BOOM! announced a 15% reduction in comics being produced and a new LCS program to keep #1s in their shop. Links this week: Justin Jordan – “Sausage Making: The 9.99 Trade” Jim Zub – “The Reality of Mainstream Creator-Owned Comics” (2012) “Okay, What About Digital Comics?” (2012) “Creator Owned Sales Over The Long Haul” (2013) “Creator-Owned Economics: The Changing Market” (2015) Bleeding Cool – “Boom! Studios To Shrink Their Line By 15% In 2016” This week’s music was by Supertramp, Sun of Dork, Elvis Costello, 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 38 | The Problem With Pants

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 Robin #4, Mythic #4, Book of Death #3)–even though Jon didn’t really have a pick. Stretching into the discussion territory, the gang chats about how we, as readers, deal with comic creators who are jerks? They move on to discussing DC’s “un-cancelling” of Omega Men then wrap up with a discussion about books coming back from the dead (ie. Bedlam, maybe). Links for this week: DC UN-cancels Omega Men Bedlam to return? This week’s music was by Neo Indian, What So Not, The Pharcyde, Panama, and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin, Nick White, 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 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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