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The Comics Alternative

Two guys with PhDs talking about comics! The Comics Alternative is a multi-programmed 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 review episodes become available every Wednesday and include discussions of graphic novels and current ongoing series, overviews of upcoming comics, examinations of collected editions, insightful analyses of a variety of critical texts, and spotlights on various creators and publishers. The Comics Alternative also produces a many in-depth interviews with creators. In addition, you'll find a variety of themed monthly programs, such as shows specifically dedicated to webcomics, manga, comics for younger readers, European albums, and on-location events.

info_outline Episode 307: A Publisher Spotlight on Glom Press 01/30/2019
info_outline Episode 306: Reviews of Now #5, Criminal #1, and Scratcher #1-3 01/23/2019
info_outline Episode 305: Reviews of The Unknown Anti-War Comics, Love and Rockets IV #6, and LaGuardia #1 & #2 01/09/2019
info_outline Critical Takes: A Conversation with Keith Dallas and Jason Sacks 01/07/2019
info_outline Episode 304: The January Previews Catalog 01/02/2019
info_outline Comics Alternative Interviews: Happy New Yoe with Craig Yoe! 01/01/2019
info_outline Manga: Reviews of Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection and Dementia 21 12/31/2018
info_outline Euro Comics: Reviews of McCay and Bear's Tooth 12/28/2018
info_outline Episode 303: Our Favorite Comics of 2018 12/26/2018
info_outline Webcomics: Reviews of Snow Daze, Snow by Night, and Overwatch: Reflections 12/23/2018
info_outline On Location: The December Visit to Heroes Aren't Hard to Find 12/21/2018
info_outline Comics Alternative Interviews: Talking Again with Jon Morris 12/20/2018
info_outline Episode 302: A Review of The Best American Comics 2018 12/19/2018
info_outline Comics Alternative Interviews: Back Again with Bill Kartalopoulous 12/17/2018
info_outline Comics Alternative Interviews: Another Conversation with Tom Hart 12/14/2018
info_outline Episode 301: Reviews of Che: A Revolutionary Life, The Lodger #1 & #2, and Die #1 12/12/2018
info_outline Comics Alternative Interviews: Back with Noah Van Sciver 12/11/2018
info_outline Euro Comics: Review of Piero and The First Man 12/10/2018
info_outline Manga: Reviews of Sailor Moon Eternal Edition Vols. 1 & 2 and Mob Psycho 100 Vol. 1 12/07/2018
info_outline Comics Alternative Interviews: Conor Stechschulte 12/06/2018
info_outline Episode 300: The December Previews Catalog 12/05/2018
info_outline Webcomics: Reviews of Grass of Parnassus, Lavender Jack, and Take the A Train 12/03/2018
info_outline Young Readers: Reviews of The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine and Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction 11/30/2018
info_outline Comics Alternative Interviews: Katriona Chapman 11/29/2018
info_outline Episode 299: Reviews of Recent Comics about The Beatles 11/28/2018
info_outline Comics Alternative Interviews: Liz Prince 11/26/2018
info_outline Episode 298: Our Sixth Annual Thanksgiving Show 11/21/2018
info_outline Episode 297: Reviews of DC Comics before Superman, My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies, and Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #1 10/24/2018
info_outline Euro Comics: Review of The Arab of the Future, Books 1-3 10/23/2018
info_outline Webcomics: Reviews of The Zombie Hunters, Kim Reaper, and Nothing Is Forgotten 10/22/2018