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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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Episode 27 | “Mon Ami!”

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 covered Image Expo and where “unknown” creators go to make comics and how the announcements for Marvel’s “All-New, All Different” feel very weird. Music this week by SwuM (“ZON” and “JVC“), Poldoore, 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 26 | Who IS Damian Wayne?!

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 flag, why are licensed books so… good?, and a listener question, “Why can’t the big two create new, diverse characters?” It’s quite a whole shebang. You should check it out. This week’s music was Grammatik (“Hit That Jive” and “Muy Tranquilo“), Apollo Brown and Guilty Simpson, Brock Berrigan, 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 25 | DC vs. The Other “Big Two”

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 topics were spoilers for all of (released) Hawkeye and why Jon dropped this book, Batman: Arkham Knight, DC’s MOBA “Infinite Crisis,” and voting on comic book stories. Music this week was by Gramatik (“No Way Out” and “Afternoon Soul“), Brock Berrigan (“The Plot Thickens” and “Four Walls and an Amplifier“) 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 24 | Think before you speak, Mike.

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 of this episode focuses around reading “classic” comic books, why we buy indie books, and a little on how we “budget” for comic books. Music this week by Vanilla (“Azure” and “Rashida“), Deluxe, 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 23 | All New, All Different, Post-New52

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 Joe (again!), but the longer discussion was put off for another day. The New Gloss Over looked over the All-New, All-Different Marvel announcements, Special Edition: NYCC’s ticket sales for NYCC 2015, Nowhere Men returning this Fall, and Daniel Clowes’ “Wilson” being adapted for film. This week’s main topics were on controversy and piracy on sites like Redbubble and others in regards to selling unauthorized prints of comics/covers/etc., and piracy in the comic and music industry. Nick and Paul discussed the new DCYou, and Mike commented a bit. This week’s music was by Poldoore (“Ain’t No Sunshine” and”In Your Head“), Shin-Ski, and Infinity Shred. 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 22 | #Name3Artists

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 upcoming YA Novel starring Black Widow. Focus topics this week included Hip-Hop Family Tree becoming an ongoing, monthly series, Chris Burnham’s tweets “confirming” DC’s in-page ads, and the Twitter hashtag #Name3Artists where Gail Simone asked users to name three artists that would get them to buy a comic book. What a week. This week’s music was by and Infinity Shred. 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 Subscribe on iTunes | Listen on Stitcher | Podcast Feed  

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