I Read Comic Books

I Read Comic Books

Discussing comic books, the comic book industry, and what it is to be a comic book reader.

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May 5, 2021 74 min
This week, Paul, Kara, and Mike discuss the "take no bullshit" attitude of Spawn creator, Todd McFarlane, action figures, and how Todd's take from 1992 on the problem with the Big 2 is still relevant today.



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* 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics* 00:24:10 – Comic Picks* 00:35:47 – Discussing The Spawn Universe* 01:12:02 – Wrap/Credits



Comics Read / Comic Picks



* The River at Night* Daredevil #11-15* Help Us, Grea...
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This episode was recorded on April 25th, 2021!



Brian, Mike, and Kait sit down to discuss our Goodreads Book of the Month for April 2021: My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi.



Goodreads Discussion Thread



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* 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics* 00:14:32 – Comic Picks* 00:22:06 – Goodreads Book of the Month: My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness* 00:52:04 – Wrap/Credits



Comics Read / Comic Picks



* Way of X #1* Th...
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Mike and Brian are joined by special guest Paloma Deerfield to chat about what gets them the most excited about comics–and there's maybe a dozen or so tangents from there. 



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* 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics* 00:16:19 – Comic Picks* 00:23:55 – What Keeps Us Excited About Comics with Paloma Deerfield* 01:00:03 – Wrap/Credits



Comics Read / Comic Picks



* Spider-Man: Spider’s Shadow #1* Bug Boys Vol 1 & 2* BL Metamo...
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This episode was recorded on April 11th, 2021!



Kate, Nick, and Paul dig into some of the books from our 2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge and discuss why they picked the books they added to the challenge.



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* 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics* 00:17:59 – Comic Picks* 00:26:44 – IRCB Book Challenge! [Potential Spoilers Ahead]* 00:28:21 – "Spinning" by Tillie Walden* 00:33:47 – "BANG!" by Matt Kindt, Nayoung...
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This episode was recorded on April 4th, 2021!



Mike, Brian, and Kait revisit the Comic Book Time Machine to chat about 3 comics that came our the year and month they were all born: Starman (1988-1992) #1, Animal Man (1988) #1, Batman Annual #12.



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* 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics* 00:15:54 – Comic Picks* 00:23:24 – Comic Book Time Machine* 00:56:28 – Wrap/Credits



Comics Read / Comic Picks



* Invisible Kingdom vol.1* Dune: T...
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This episode was recorded on March 28th, 2021!



Mike and Paul are joined by special guest, Dr. Zanne Domoney-Lyttle, researcher and lecturer at the University of Glasgow at the intersection of The Bible and Popular Culture specializing in Gender, Sexuality, Comic Books and Religion. In this episode they discuss how the political climate influences our reading habits and give a few comics they would recommend everyone read that focus ...
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This episode was recorded on March 21st, 2021!



Mike, Paul, and René revisit a topic from episode 131 to discuss the "pride and shame" of their comic collections and in doing so end up down a rabbit hole or two about the pitfalls of being a comic collector.



Learn why NFTs are bad.



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* 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics* 00:17:06 – Comic Picks* 00:27:55 – Pride and Shame of Our Comic Collections* 01:10:58 – Wrap/Credit...
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This week, Mike and Brian are joined by Gabe Cheng, creator of the comics For Molly, Love at First Bite, and the LIVE on Kickstarter, Into The Wilderness, to discuss what comics got them hooked on the medium.



You can back Into The Wilderness on Kickstarter until March 28th!



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* 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics* 00:25:10 – Comic Picks* 00:29:45 – Our Comic Book Origin Stories (ft. Gabe Cheng)* 00:57:08 – Wrap/Credits



Comi...
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This episode was recorded on March 7th, 2021!



This week, Kara, Mike, and Nick do the impossible: Judge comic books by their covers. It's wild for an audio medium. Strap in. And get ready for some BRZRKR talk.



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* 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics* 00:27:35 – Comic Picks* 00:36:04 – Judging Books By Their Covers* 01:12:17 – Wrap/Credits



Comics Read / Comic Picks (in order)



* BRZRKR #1* Star Wars Vol 12: Rebels and Rogues...
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This episode was recorded on February 28th, 2021!



Mike, Nick, and Kait discuss our February 2021 Goodreads Book of the Month: Noir: A Collection of Crime Comics as voted by our Goodreads group members.



Check out the Goodreads thread!



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* 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics* 00:16:24 – Comic Picks* 00:33:00 – Goodreads Book of the Month: Noir: A Collection of Crime Comics* 01:00:25 – [Warning] The Original Edition* 01:02:16 – ...
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February 26, 2021 1 min
I Read Comic Books is the best comic book podcast you can listen to. Join Mike Rapin and two of our rotating panelists every week as they discuss comics they've read, comics they're excited for, and a comics specific topic.



Music provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp.Producer: Mike RapinEditor: Zander RiggsSupport us on Patreon: patreon.com/ircbpodcastContact us!Email: ircbpodcast@gmail.comTwitter: @ircb...
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This episode was recorded on February 21st, 2021!



Mike and René are joined by special guest Simon Domoney-Lyttle to talk about comics that helped them understand comics better.



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* 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics* 00:24:35 – Comic Picks* 00:32:55 – What Shaped Our Understanding of Comics?* 01:08:13 – Wrap/Credits



Comics Read / Comic Picks



* Immortal Hulk: Flatline* Hollow Heart #1* Magus of the Library Vol. 1* Horimiya Vol...
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This episode was recorded on February 14th, 2021!



This week, Paul, Nick, and Mike each pick a newish #1 issue and give it a hearty review: Of Thieves and Elves Vol. 1 and Fear Case #1. Of course, someone broke the rules.



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* 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics* 00:24:48 – Comic Picks* 00:32:21 – Reviewing New #1s/Fear Case* 00:45:29 – Of Thieves and Elves Vol 1* 01:03:27 – Wrap/Credits



Comics Read / Comic Picks



* Harley Quinn...
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This episode was recorded on February 7th, 2021!



Paul and Kara join Mike to discuss how music is portrayed in comics and how you get into the FEEL of music in comics.



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* 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics* 00:29:13 – Comic Picks* 00:37:21 – Static Interpretations of a Fluid Medium (Music Comics)* 00:51:21 – Three Tangents* 00:55:47 – Music in Manga* 01:07:17 – Josie and the Pussycats* 01:16:31 – Can't forget Phonogram...
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This episode was recorded on January 30th, 2021!



Kate and Kara join Mike to discuss their, well, "unique" habits while reading comics but spin out into discussing how we handle comics, how IRCB came together, the comic book market and… well, a lot about comics.



New Merch is available at shop.ircbpodcast.com!



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* 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics* 00:29:04 – Comic Picks* 00:38:43 – Comic Habits* 00:49:21 – Re-framing...
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This episode was first aired on Patreon! Remember: You can find all of the odd month Goodreads Book of the Month episodes on our Patreon.



As chosen by the folks who completed our 2020 Goodreads Reading Challenge, Mike and Brian discuss Eleanor Davis' Why Art?



Goodreads Thread



Music provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp.Producer: Mike RapinEditor: Zander RiggsSupport us on Patreon: patreon.com/ircbpodcastContact us!Emai...
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This episode was recorded on January 24th, 2021!



We did it. Year Six begins here. Mike, Kait, Brian, and Paul sat down to reflect on the last year of the show, hanging out with our fantastic community on Discord, our massive Goodreads group, and we drop some info on our BRAND NEW Patreon series: Giant Days of Our Lives. Plus, Brian decided to test Mike, Paul, and Kait with the hardest trivia game imaginable.



Grab some of the new merc...
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January 20, 2021 64 min
This episode was recorded on January 17th, 2021!



Brian, Kara, and Mike sat down, asked, then answered, the question: Is Gambit just a broke ass Batman? The answer is a resounding yes and they explain why.



Don't forget to fill out the IRCB Annual Survey for a chance to win a $20 gift card to comiXology or Midtown Comics (your choice)!



AND from now until January 24th, we want YOU to send in a voicemail to help us celebrate our SIXTH...
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This episode was recorded on January 10th, 2020!



This week, Mike and Nick are joined by friend of the show and fellow podcaster, Danny Martinez, to discuss our comic collecting habits, how they've changed, and where we draw the line on digital vs physical vs subscription when choosing how to read comics



Don't forget to fill out the IRCB Annual Survey for a chance to win a $20 gift card to comiXology or Midtown Comics (your ch...
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January 9, 2021 35 min
This special episode of IRCB is brought to you by Vishal who was kind enough to donate in support of the protests calling for racial justice.



Mike and Nick discuss some video games: Kingdom Hearts, Bloodborne, Dark Souls, and Metal Gear Solid.



Please consider donating to one of the many causes still in need right now.



Music provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp.Producer: Mike RapinEditor: Zander RiggsSupport us on Patreon:...
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