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May 23, 2014 @ 3:52 pm

Episode 43 - Since The World’s Been Turning

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Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis.

Two comics from Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Plus your Nerd Confessions (about your favorite historical comics).

Show Notes:

This week we’re looking at historical fiction, with a twist. From biographies like Box Brown’s Andre the Giant graphic novel to adaptations and re-interpretations like Steve Niles and Damien Worm’s Monster & Madmen to contemporary investigations of decades-old mysteries like Andre Sirangelo and Gabriel Lumazark’s Last Broadcast, comics creators - and readers - love their history. It doesn’t have to be true - and in the case of the two comics we’re analyzing, neither are.  We talked about the manipulation of time last week, but we’re talking today about honoring time. Telling the stories of the past to help us better understand today.


A nineteenth century mashup of fictional (and monstrous) horror with a series of true unsolved murders in London.


Magic and mystery in 21st century San Francisco meets magic and mystery in 20th century San Francisco.


The Couch - Box Brown 42:25

Box Brown's graphic novel biography Andre the Giant: Life and Legend was published this month by First Second. He also wrote and drew Everything Dies, a series about religions around the world and the webcomic Bellen!, the story of Ben and Ellen. Several years ago, he successfully kickstarted Retrofit Comics, dedicated to publishing mini comics from some of the best alternative comics creators working today. Last year, Retrofit announced a partnership with Big Planet Comics to help with distribution as well as a monthly subscription deal for 2014. You can also find some of Retrofit’s comics, including Box Brown’s Beach Girls via Comixology Submit and other digital comics providers.

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