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Episode 16 | Positive Subversion

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 contributor), Tommy Valdez. Tommy brought up the topic of positive subversion and how comics, and other mediums, are creating diversity in these mediums by doing this. This week’s music was by Infinity Shred. Produced by Zander Riggs and Mike Rapin. Edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Get a hold of us! – cyborg@destroythecyb.org – @destroythecyb – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com Subscribe on iTunes | Listen on Stitcher | Podcast Feed

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Episode 15 | Netflix is Heroin

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?, advertising in comic books, Daredevil (no spoilers) and the serialization of super hero television vs. feature films, a discussion about TV in general, and OGNs and serialized comics. Music this week by Cold Electric, Explodeyman, Anamanaguchi, and Infinity Shred. Produced by Zander Riggs and Mike Rapin. Edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Get a hold of us! – cyborg@destroythecyb.org – @destroythecyb – destroythecyborg.tumblr.com Subscribe on iTunes | Listen on Stitcher | Podcast Feed

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Episode 14 | Course Correction 102

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 announcements and how one of those two was actually true: Local Comic Shops can turn in 20 unsold copies of Star Wars #1 for exclusive covers for the first issue of Barb Wire (and it turns out it wasn’t a joke!). Mike talks about how you can tell a Image book from a Dark Horse book and the gang discusses anthology comics. Tangents into The Flash and Arrow and the new CW show. Paul and Nick go over Convergence which lead into a discussion about event fatigue and Mike tries to talk about Secret Wars. Music this week by Cold Electric and Infinity Shred. Produced by Zander Riggs and Mike Rapin. Edited by Zander Riggs. Subscribe on iTunes | Listen on Stitcher | Podcast Feed

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Episode 13 | Animal Man v. Batman & Robin

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 titles, Erik Larsen’s Twitter Rant interview over at The Outhousers and the future of comics fans and publishing, Dark Horse’s latest slew of #1s announced at Emerald City Comic-Con 2015, and reading comics (and all-ages comics) in public. Music this week by Infinity Shred. Produced by Zander Riggs and Mike Rapin. Edited by Zander Riggs. Subscribe on iTunes | Listen on Stitcher | Podcast Feed

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Episode 12 | Transformers vs. G.I. Joe

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, IDW’s ownership of licensed properties, the shocking revelations of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44 from last week, and (again) artificial vs. true scarcity in comics. We also mentioned Todd Nauck’s YouTube Channel and his amazing video drawing Batman on a Post It note. Music this week by Infinity Shred. Produced by Zander Riggs and Mike Rapin. Edited by Zander Riggs. Subscribe on iTunes | Listen on Stitcher | Podcast Feed

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Episode 10 | Do Your Dishes for a Gameboy Game

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 of comics, and what buying bundles of comics (LootCrate, ComicBento, HumbleBundle, etc.) means for the every-week comic reader. Have a question or want us to talk about something on the show? Email us at cyborg@destroythecyb.org or find us on Twitter (@destroythecyb) or Tumblr (destroythecyborg.tumblr.com). Produced and Edited by Zander Riggs. Music by: The Cold Electric and Infinity Shred. Subscribe on iTunes | Listen on Stitcher | Podcast Feed

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Episode 9 | The Worst Way To Pitch A Comic Book

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 Something about Fringe The hypothetical powers of Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick and how they’re actually incredibly cool people my name is matt and i’m an alcoholic and a drug addict The monolith that is “editorial” and how we can never really know the true influence Something about comic scripts and the creation process How do you find new comics to try? And what’s a good comic? Moral of the story? Try an indie book. Music by: The Cold Electric and Infinity Shred. Produced and Edited by Zander Riggs. Questions? Comments? 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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Episode 8 | Peanut Butter and Chocolate The Comic Book!

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 DON’T work. Jason Momoa as Aquaman and how Batman vs. Superman is going to have the whole damn Justice League A reminder about the DC Cinematic Universe Paul explains that we need more wrestling comics. Music by: The Cold Electric and Infinity Shred. Produced and Edited by Zander Riggs. Contact us: cyborg@destroythecyb.org | @destroythecyb | destroythecyborg.tumblr.com Subscribe on iTunes | Listen on Stitcher | Podcast Feed

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Episode 7 | No one said anything funny this week

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 happens when your book is delayed? Robert Kirkman’s Outcast was given a series order by Cinemax Scribd, Marvel Unlimited, and binge reading comics. Music by: Cold Electric and Infinity Shred. Produced and Edited by Zander Riggs. Contact us: cyborg@destroythecyb.org | @destroythecyb Subscribe on iTunes | Listen on Stitcher | Podcast Feed

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Episode 6 | Aquaman and the No, No, No, They’re Cool Guys…

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 readers? And do people stick around? G. Willow Wilson & A-Force Brian Wood’s run on X-Men and Marvel being genuine with A-Force And something about Aquaman and The Others Music by: Cold Electric and Infinity Shred. Contact us: cyborg@destroythecyb.org | @destroythecyb Subscribe on iTunes | Listen on Stitcher | Podcast Feed

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