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Episode 174 | Getting Political with Comics!

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Episode 129 | Goodreads Book of the Month: Fatale Volume 1

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Episode 114 | Shitty Moms with Hearts of Gold

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Episode 113 | I like your songs, Mike

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Episode 112 | Humanoid Traitors

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Episode 111 | That Dude Is For Sure A Serial Killer

April 19th, 2017

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Episode 110 | Dream a Little Dream of Comics

April 12th, 2017

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Episode 109 | “No one cares, Mike…”

April 5th, 2017

1:18:53
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Episode 108 | Quiet, Sexy, and Unapproachable

March 29th, 2017

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Episode 107 | Library Penalty Non Grata

March 22nd, 2017

1:10:35
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Episode 106 | 4 kids walk bank when?

March 15th, 2017

1:18:26
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Episode 105 | Competent Assholes and Spider-Bucks

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Episode 104 | Going Full Kirby

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February 22nd, 2017

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Episode 100 | THE ANNUAL #2

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Episode 99 | Harrow County Volume 1

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September 28th, 2016

1:35:50
This week’s episode was recorded on September 25th, 2016. Our show this week is longer than usual, but it’s definitely incredible. Nick and Paul join …

Episode 84 | The Politics in Comic Books

September 21st, 2016

1:13:48
This week’s episode was recorded on September 18th, 2016. The show this week features guests Nick and Kate to talk about politics in comic books.…

Episode 83 | Please Fave Responsibly

September 14th, 2016

1:18:42
This week’s episode was recorded on September 11th, 2016. After week off due to some technical weirdness and traveling, but we are back! Our show…

Episode 82 | The Dinosaur Tangent

August 31st, 2016

1:07:34
This week’s episode was recorded on August 28th, 2016. Brian and Tia join Mike to talk about… well, the intention this week was to talk…

Episode 81 | Cosplayers can do anything

August 24th, 2016

1:13:04
This week’s episode was recorded on August 21st, 2016. Tia and Kate join Mike for a discussion all about superhero fashion and costumes. It’s a…

Episode 80 | The NCIS of Comics

August 17th, 2016

1:12:55
This week’s episode was recorded on August 14th, 2016. The show this week is all about Batman… no, it’s actually not, but you’d be surprised…

Episode 79 | We fixed all of comics

August 10th, 2016

1:10:31
This week’s episode was recorded on August 7th, 2016. On this week’s show, Paul and Tia join Mike to talk about how we, as fans,…

Episode 78 | Busting out the ‘Um, Actually…’

August 3rd, 2016

1:05:45
This week’s episode was recorded on July 31st, 2016. The show this week focuses on super hero team ups, particularly Marvel heroes, but the …

Episode 77 | We end on a Regan commercial quote

July 27th, 2016

1:06:47
This week’s episode was recorded on July 24th, 2016. Our episode this week is all about how we deal with creators who move back and forth…

Episode 76 | The Great Bard Nickelback

July 20th, 2016

1:05:51
This week’s episode was recorded on June 12th, 2016. We are BACK! After 4 weeks off (with minisodes!) I Read Comic Books is back Comic…

Minisode 4 | The Wicked + The Divine

July 13th, 2016

36:33
This week’s episode is a minisode! Recorded some time in the distant past! Zander and Tia have a nice chat about The Wicked + The…

Minisode 3 | Wytches

July 6th, 2016

28:26
This week’s episode is a minisode! Recorded some time in the distant past! Kate and Tia sat down to talk all about Wytches by Scott…

Minisode 2 | The Passage of Time In Comic Books

June 29th, 2016

22:41
This week’s episode is a minisode! Recorded some time in the distant past! Brian and Jon sat down to talk about how time passes in…

Minisode 1 | The Valiant

June 22nd, 2016

33:19
This week’s episode is a minisode! Recorded some time in the distant past! Our show this week is a special miniature episode all about Valiant’s…

Episode 75 | Super Hero Justice with Ian Boucher

June 15th, 2016

1:12:08
This week’s episode was recorded on June 12th, 2016. Our show this week is a special one with editor of upcoming book Humans and Paragons:…

Episode 74 | Civil War II is just not fair (and Book to Comic adaptations)

June 8th, 2016

1:15:55
This week’s episode was recorded on June 5th, 2016. Guests Nick and Kate join Mike to talk about comic book adaptations of prose books and…

Episode 73 | Find Your Comic Book Comfort Food

June 1st, 2016

1:13:34
This week’s episode was recorded on May 29th, 2016. Paul and Nick join Mike to talk about “Comic Book Guilty Pleasures” and why that’s kind…

Episode 72 | Mike hates Fan Fiction(?)

May 25th, 2016

1:10:17
This week’s episode was recorded on May 22nd, 2016. Our show this week covers some killer comics we read recently and what we’re excited for…

Episode 71 | I’m not an expert in stickers

May 18th, 2016

1:07:13
This week’s episode was recorded on May 15th, 2016. Our show this week features guests Paul and Nick with our host Mike Rapin. Starting off…

Episode 70 | I’m Still Dumb, Just In Different Ways

May 11th, 2016

1:00:00
This week’s episode was recorded on May 8th, 2016. Nick and Jon join our host, Mike Rapin, in a discussion about Free Comic Book Day…

Episode 69 | I can’t remember what irony is anymore

May 4th, 2016

1:03:27
This week’s episode was recorded on May 1st, 2016. Paul and Tia join Mike, for an episode all about important moments in comics–as well as…

Episode 68 | Just how do you write a comic book?

April 27th, 2016

58:18
This week’s episode was recorded on April 24th, 2016. Our show this week features guests Brian and Kate with host Mike Rapin. This week’s topic…

Episode 67 | Who Adapts The Adaptations?

April 20th, 2016

1:05:15
This week’s episode was recorded on April 17th, 2016. Mike is joined by Nick and Paul this week to talk about comic book adaptations of…

Episode 66 | The Con Experience (ECCC)

April 13th, 2016

1:10:14
This week’s episode was recorded on April 10th, 2016. On this episode, Mike was sick, so Tia and Nick took over the show this week!…

Episode 65 | Where do you get your gifs from?

April 6th, 2016

1:12:37
This week’s episode was recorded on April 3rd, 2016. On this episode, Kate and Nick join Mike to talk about comic book marketing, summer events…

Episode 64 | Just… Edgy

March 30th, 2016

1:33:44
This week’s episode was recorded on March 27th, 2016. The show this week features guests Nick and Tia joining Mike to talk about “edgy” comic…

Episode 63 | Those Darn Comic Book Contracts

March 23rd, 2016

This week’s episode was recorded on March 20th, 2016. Our show this week is brought to you by Nick, George, and Mike. Their comic picks…

Episode 62 | What’s your favorite Daredevil creative team?

March 16th, 2016

This week’s episode was recorded on March 13th, 2016. On this week’s episode, Paul and Kate join Mike to talk comics and the best creative…

Episode 61 | Skin Cape

March 9th, 2016

1:08:15
This week’s episode was recorded on March 6th, 2016. Host Mike Rapin is joined by Tia Vasiliou and Brian Murray to chat comics (their picks…

Episode 60 | Take Your Comic Storage to 11

March 2nd, 2016

This week’s episode was recorded on February 28th, 2016. This week, Tia Vasiliou, Paul Jaissle, and host Mike Rapin talked their comic picks (Black …

Episode 59 | Rebirth is a trick title

February 24th, 2016

This week’s episode was recorded on February 21st, 2016. This week, Nick, Paul, and Mike chat their comic picks (Karnak #2, Cry Havoc #2, Hellboy and…

Episode 58 | What’s the deal with social media?

February 17th, 2016

This week’s episode was recorded on February 13th, 2016. This week, Mike, Nick, and Jeff talk comics, their comic picks (Archie #6, Imperium #13, and…

Episode 57 | The Great Debate

February 10th, 2016

This week’s episode was recorded on February 7th, 2016. This week’s episode was a special one. After comic picks (Constantine: The Hellblazer #9, Darth Vader…

Episode 56 | THE ANNUAL

February 3rd, 2016

This week’s episode was recorded on January 31st, 2016. This episode of I Read Comic Books is a special one as it marks one full…

Episode 55 | Checking In With Dropped Comics

January 27th, 2016

This week’s episode was recorded on January 24th, 2016. This week, Tia Vasiliou, Kate Skocelas, and Mike Rapin chat about comics they read in the…

Episode 54 | Wic+Div’s Younger Sibling

January 20th, 2016

This week’s episode was recorded on January 17th, 2016. Hosts Brian Murray, Paul Jaissle, and Mike Rapin talk what they read this past week and…

Episode 53 | Ban the #0, #0.1, #0.5

January 13th, 2016

1:08:58
This week’s episode was recorded on January 10th, 2016. Hosts Mike, Nick, and Jon chat what they’ve read in the last week followed by what…

Episode 52 | Don’t say “Cerebro” around Mike

January 6th, 2016

1:22:32
This week’s episode was recorded on January 3rd, 2015. This week’s hosts, Mike Rapin, Kate Skocelas, and Nick White chat about what they read this…

Episode 51 | A Curse on the show & Soapboxes

December 30th, 2015

57:59
This week’s episode was recorded (twice) on December 27th, 2015. This week’s episode was cursed. The episode was recorded twice (once with Mike, once without…),…

Episode 50 | So much James Tynion IV

December 23rd, 2015

57:04
This week’s episode was recorded on December 20th, 2015. Hosts Mike, James, and Paul do what we always do on this show: Talk about what…

Episode 49 | What’s a Judge to judge?

December 16th, 2015

1:18:20
This week’s episode was recorded on December 13th, 2015. This week, Mike, Nick, and Paul chat about what they read last week (which was purposefully …

Episode 48 | Sexy Bad Babies

December 9th, 2015

1:12:12
This week’s episode was recorded on December 6th, 2015. Hosts Mike, Zander, and Tia talk their comic picks (Ms. Marvel #2, Monstress #2, and Secret…

Episode 47 | Chla-mutie-a

December 2nd, 2015

1:09:48
This week’s episode was recorded on November 29th, 2015. On this week’s episode, Nick, Paul, and Mike started the episode talking about their comic …

Episode 46 | A hard sell for Secret Infinity

November 25th, 2015

1:10:08
This episode was recorded November 22nd, 2015. Hosts Nick, Jon, and Paul chat comics for the week (as per usual), what they read (as per…

Episode 45 | Where do you get your comic news?

November 18th, 2015

1:15:28
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…

Episode 44 | That’s a Bingo!!

November 11th, 2015

1:26:05
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…

Episode 43 | The Dissection of “Issue vs. Trade”

November 5th, 2015

1:27:08
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…

Episode 42 | We Support Gluten-Free Comics

October 28th, 2015

1:19:46
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…

Episode 41 | Nick has a problem with online sales

October 15th, 2015

1:24:12
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 …

Episode 40 | Paul’s Twitter

October 7th, 2015

1:28:03
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…

Episode 39 | Is $9.99 a problem?

October 1st, 2015

1:14:27
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 …

Episode 38 | The Problem With Pants

September 24th, 2015

1:05:38
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…

Episode 37 | Superhero movies make Mike tired

September 17th, 2015

1:10:31
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. …

Episode 36 | Comics aren’t for kids anymore!

September 10th, 2015

1:20:43
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 …

Episode 35 | Horror Comics and Reading in Public

September 3rd, 2015

1:15:24
This week’s episode was recorded on August 30th, 2015. Hosts Mike and Nick are joined by a friend of the podcast, James Hahn to talk…

Episode 34 | The Mythic Transformers vs. GI Joe Discussion

August 27th, 2015

1:13:02
This week’s episode was recorded on August 23rd, 2015, and July 7th, 2015. At one point, Nick, Paul, and Mike decided to talk about Transformers…

I Read Comic Books | Episode 33 | Language and Comics

August 20th, 2015

1:05:33
This week’s episode was recorded on August 16th, 2015. Hosts Mike, Paul, and Nick talk comics and their comic picks (Invincible #122, Book of Death…

Episode 32 | Getting into comics for the money

August 13th, 2015

54:46
This week’s episode was recorded August 9th, 2015. Hosts Mike and Nick chat comics and their comic picks (Constantine: The Hellblazer #3 and Batman #43)…

Episode 31 | Experiences in buying comics

August 6th, 2015

1:28:19
This week’s episode was recorded on August 2nd, 2015. In a magical, last-minute chance, Mike and Nick were joined by Jeff Perry, host of the…

Episode 30 | What is it with genre books?

July 29th, 2015

1:12:44
This week’s episode was recorded July 26th, 2015. Our hosts this week–Mike, Zander, and Paul–have a nice chat about their week and their comic picks…

Episode 29 | Comic Awards and Trying DCYou

July 24th, 2015

1:11:19
This week’s episode was recorded July 19th, 2015. Hosts Paul and Nick somehow manage to get a podcast episode recorded without Mike (he’s not bitter…

Episode 28 | You Ask Questions, We Have… Words That May Be Answers

July 16th, 2015

54:40
This week’s episode was recorded on July 12th, 2015. This week’s episode had some comic picks (Silver Surfer #13, Hawkeye #22, and Book of Death…

Episode 27 | “Mon Ami!”

July 9th, 2015

1:19:47
This week’s episode was recorded July 4th, 2015. While ignoring America’s birthday, Mike, Nick, and Paul talked comics and their picks for the week …

Episode 26 | Who IS Damian Wayne?!

July 1st, 2015

1:16:36
This episode was recorded June 28th, 2015. This week’s hosts, Mike, Paul, and Nick, talk comic picks (Imperium #6, Nailbiter #14, and An Entity …

Episode 25 | DC vs. The Other “Big Two”

June 25th, 2015

1:05:27
This episode was recorded June 20th, 2015. Hosts Zander and Jon discuss their comic picks (Mythic #2 and Legacy of Luther Strode #2), some quick…

Episode 24 | Think before you speak, Mike.

June 18th, 2015

1:04:16
This week’s episode was recorded on June 14th, 2015. Hosts Mike, Paul, and Jon, discuss their comic picks this week (Lazarus #17, Trees #10, and…

Episode 23 | All New, All Different, Post-New52

June 12th, 2015

1:02:52
This week’s episode was recorded June 7th, 2015. After a bit of technical difficulty, we have a new episode! This week’s hosts, Mike, Nick, and…

Episode 22 | #Name3Artists

June 4th, 2015

1:10:44
This episode was recorded on May 31st, 2015. This week, hosts Mike and Paul discuss their comic picks (Transformers vs. GI Joe #7 and Zero…

Episode 21 | Why Do You Read Comics?

May 28th, 2015

16:15
This episode was recorded April 12th, 2015. This week’s episode is a special one-off featuring Jon and Andrea and hosted by Mike all about why…

Episode 20 | Bazinga, indeed.

May 20th, 2015

1:14:07
This episode was recorded May 17th, 2015. This week, Mike and Nick discuss their comic picks for the week, Trees #9 and Ninjak #3. In…

Episode 19 | Daredevil, All Of It.

May 14th, 2015

1:18:35
This week’s episode was recorded on May 10th, 2015. This week’s hosts, Mike, Nick, and Paul, talk about their comic picks–Bandette #10, Rebels #2, …

Episode 18 | FCBD and Age of Ultron

May 8th, 2015

1:36:48
This episode was recorded on May 3rd, 2015. Hosts Mike, Paul, and Nick get back into the swing of things. Comic picks this week: Descender…

Episode 17 | C2E2

April 30th, 2015

36:03
This week’s episode was recorded April 26th, 2015. We recorded at C2E2! We apologize for the echo-y sound quality this week, but hosts Mike, Anna,…

Episode 16 | Positive Subversion

April 23rd, 2015

21:27
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…

Episode 15 | Netflix is Heroin

April 15th, 2015

1:00:40
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…

Episode 14 | Course Correction 102

April 9th, 2015

1:14:12
This episode was recorded April 5th, 2015. This week, hosts Mike, Nick, and Paul discuss their comic picks – Transformers vs. GI Joe #6, Southern…

Episode 13 | Animal Man v. Batman & Robin

April 1st, 2015

1:19:55
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…

Episode 12 | Transformers vs. G.I. Joe

March 26th, 2015

1:13:33
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:…

Episode 10 | Do Your Dishes for a Gameboy Game

March 11th, 2015

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…

Episode 9 | The Worst Way To Pitch A Comic Book

March 5th, 2015

1:07:27
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…

Episode 8 | Peanut Butter and Chocolate The Comic Book!

February 25th, 2015

1:24:32
Hosts: Mike, Nick, and Paul. This episode was recorded on February 22nd, 2015 Topics: Comics: Gotham Academy #5, Star Spangled War Stories #7, …

Episode 7 | No one said anything funny this week

February 19th, 2015

47:51
Hosts: Mike, Nick, and George. This episode was recorded on February 15th, 2015 Topics: Comics (Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #9, The Valiant …

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

February 11th, 2015

1:18:42
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 ……

Episode 5 | Jack and Coke

February 5th, 2015

51:33
Hosts: Mike and Nick Topics: Comics (EGOS #5, Imperium #1) Hawkeye and book delays Hot Topic revealed something about Age of Ultron? Gotham will be teasing…

Episode 4 | Sally Q DreCronik

January 30th, 2015

1:14:58
After a long hiatus, the I Read Comic Books podcast is back! And now with double the hosts! This week, Mike and Nick talk: Comic…
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