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Episode 45 | Where do you get your comic news?

This episode was recorded on November 15th, 2015. Mike, Brian, and Nick get sort of distracted on Star Wars discussion this week, but manage to chat about what they read this week and their comic picks for this week (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1, Rat Queens #13, and Extraordinary X-Men #2). Distractions aside, the focus of this week’s episode was around comic news–particularly where they get it from and why. Lucky for you, our hosts have varying backgrounds and drop a ton of links (see below). Relevant Links: The Jar Jar Binks theory D&D Art – 2nd Edition – 5th Edition Bleeding Cool was founded in 2009 Less Than Live with Kate or Die (Kate Leth) The Vault of Midnight Podcast – SuperSkull Adventures in Poor Taste (News and Reviews) Creators to follow on Twitter: Gail Simone Annie Wu Jon Hickman Scott Snyder Kieron Gillen Warren Ellis Kurtis Weibe Matt Kindt David Aja Kate Leth Ales Kot Mike – @mikerapin Nick – @dethstarplnz Brian – @brianhead Timestamps Intro/Start: 00:00:00 Comic Picks: 00:19:44 “Where Do You Get Your Comic News?”: 00:32:51 “Comic News” Part 2: 00:49:43 Credits: 01:08:42 Discussing Star Wars Speculations: 01:09:40 This week’s music was by Flamingosis, .phase, 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 Stitcher | TuneIn

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Episode 44 | That’s a Bingo!!

This week’s episode was recorded on November 8th, 2015. Hosts Mike, Nick, and Paul chat forever about what they’ve been reading, then finally get to their comic picks for the week: Southern Bastards #12, Descender #7, and The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #7. But this week’s focal topic is about comic book colorists. What makes a good colorist? And who are some good colorists? Relevant Links: Mike – @mikerapin Nick – @dethstarplnz Paul – @OhHiPaulie Jeff Lemire’s Twitter Southern Bastards #12 cover Timestamps: Intro/Start – 00:00:00 Comic Picks – 00:29:59 Comic Book Colorists – 00:47:04 Comic Book Colorists Part 2 – 01:02:42 Credits – 01:25:08 This week’s music was by Freshtone, Skylar Spence, Brock Berrigan, 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 43 | The Dissection of “Issue vs. Trade”

This week’s episode was recorded on November 1st, 2015. Mike is out this week and in his stead, Nick, James, and Paul manage to create a pretty stellar episode of the podcast. The chat what they read since the last episode, and move into their comic picks: Ninjak #9, Monstress #1, and Justice League: Darkseid War: The Flash. The main topic of this week’s episode circles around how you distinguish between buying comics in single issue or buying comics in collected editions. This leads into a discussion about variant covers where Paul doesn’t care, James loves the covers for himself sometimes, and Nick goes insane for a small moment. Relevant Links: Nick – @dethstarplnz Paul – @OhHiPaulie DestroyTheCyborg!’s Extra Life Team Staff participating in Extra Life 2015 Jon – Team Leader – ExtraLife – Twitch Zander – Editor – ExtraLife – Twitch Mike – Editor-In-Chief – ExtraLife – Twitch Timestamps Intro/Start – 00:00:00 Comic Picks – 00:20:56 Singles vs TPB – 00:33:29 Trades, Singles, and Variant Covers – 01:02:51 Credits – 01:18:07 James Bond – 01:19:40 This week’s music was by Yung Bae (“Love Has Me High”, “Kado” & “Honey”), Skylar Spence,  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 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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