Comics Alternative


Two guys with PhDs talking about comics! The Comics Alternative is weekly podcast focusing on the world of alternative, independent, and primarily non-superhero comics. (There's nothing wrong with superhero comics. We just want to do something different.) New podcast episodes become available every Wednesday and include reviews of graphic novels and current ongoing series, discussions of upcoming comics, examinations of collected editions, in-depth analyses of a variety of comics texts, and spotlights on various creators and publishers. The Comics Alternative also produces "special feature" programs, such as shows specifically dedicated to creator interviews, webcomics, on-location events, and special non-weekly themes and topics.


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Title: Episode 258: Our Fifth Annual Thanksgiving Show

Interviews - Mike Howlett

November 24th, 2014

For this episode of The Comics Alternative Interviews, Derek and Andy are pleased have on the show Mike Howlett, the editor of the newly released The… Go to Episode

On Location - Our November Discussion at Collected Comics in Plano

November 21st, 2014

Derek is back at his local comic shop, Collected in Plano, TX, and this month he's talking with customers and employees about comics that are obscure,… Go to Episode

Episode 110 - A Publisher Spotlight on Nobrow Press

November 19th, 2014

On this week's episode, Derek and Andy W. are back with a Publisher Spotlight, and this time the focus is on Nobrow Press and their fall 2014 releases.… Go to Episode

Episode 109 - Reviews of Baby Bjornstrand, The Kitchen #1, Masterplasty, and The Humans #1

November 12th, 2014

This week on the podcast, Andy W. joins Derek to discuss four recent titles…and boy, are you in for a treat. First, they look at Renée French’s new… Go to Episode