Author Archives: Robbie Dorman

Episode 215: Astro Boy Vol 1-2 by Osamu Tezuka (Dark Horse Imprint)

215 – Astro Boy Vol 1-2 by Osamu Tezuka

Hey Handsomites! Eric and Robbie are back, talking about Astro Boy this week! We talk about the seminal manga, discussing Tezuka’s artwork, the legacy of the character, and the modern feeling the stories still project! We also review Man of Steel #1 and Justice League #1!

Floppies Fortnightly

  • Cloak and Dagger #1
  • The Immortal Hulk #1
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #800
  • Man of Steel #1
  • Man of Steel #2
  • Justice League #1
  • Blackwood #1

Nerd Boy Book Club

  • Astro Boy Vol 1-2 by Osamu Tezuka

Next time in Nerd Boy Book Club – Black Vol 1-2 by Saladin Ahmed & Christian Ward

Episode 214: Gwenpool, the Unbelievable by Christopher Hastings and Gurihiru

214 – Gwenpool, the Unbelievable by Christopher Hastings and Gurihiru

Hey Handsomites! Eric and Robbie are talking about Gwenpool this week! We talk about the surface level comparisons to Deadpool, the hidden heroism of the character, and Gurihiru’s charming art! They also review Flavor #1 and New Challengers #1!

Floppies Fortnightly

  • Black Panther #1
  • Avengers #2
  • Quicksilver: No Surrender #1
  • New Challengers #1
  • Flavor #1
  • Crude #2

Nerd Boy Book Club

  • Gwenpool, the Unbelievable by Christopher Hastings and Gurihiru

Next time in Nerd Boy Book Club – Astro Boy Vol 1-2 by Osamu Tezuka

Episode 213: Saga of Swamp Thing Books 1-3 by Alan Moore, et al

213 – Saga of the Swamp Thing Books 1-3 by Alan Moore, Steven Bissette, & John Totleben

Hey Handsomites! Eric and Robbie are talking about Swamp Thing this week! And just not any Swamp Thing, but Alan Moore’s defining run. They talk about it as a prototype for Sandman, the transition from old to new Swamp Thing, and its place in comics history. They also review Venom #1 and Avengers #1!

Floppies Fortnightly

  • Avengers #1
  • Venom #1
  • Coda #1
  • Death or Glory #1
  • Justice League: No Justice #1

Nerd Boy Book Club

  • Saga of the Swamp Thing Books 1-3 by Alan Moore, Steven Bissette, & John Totleben

Next time in Nerd Boy Book Club – Gwenpool, the Unbelievable Vol 1-5 by Hastings & Gurihiru

Episode 212: Secret Empire by Spencer, McNiven, Sorrentino, Yu, Acuna, Reis, & Cassara

212 – Secret Empire by Spencer, McNiven, Sorrentino, Yu, Acuna, Reis, & Cassara

 

Hey Handsomites! Eric and Robbie are talking about the controversial Secret Empire this week! They talk about the perfect storm of badness surrounding the book, event fatigue, and the book’s identity! We also review Mad Magazine #1 and Action Comics #1000!

Floppies Fortnightly

  • Action Comics #1000
  • The Hunt for Wolverine #1
  • Exiles #2
  • Skyward #1
  • Mad Magazine #1

Nerd Boy Book Club

  • Secret Empire by Spencer, McNiven, Sorrentino, Yu, Acuna, Reis, & Cassara

In two weeks in Nerd Boy Book Club – Saga of the Swamp Thing Books 1-3 by Alan Moore, Steven Bissette, & John Totleben

Episode 211: My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi

211 – My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata

Hey Handsomites! Eric and Robbie are discussing Kabi Nagata’s My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness this week! They talk about the honesty of the work, the approach to mental health, and how the storytelling is used to communicate that. They also review Isola¬† #1 and The Immortal Men #1!

Floppies Fortnightly

  • Isola #1
  • Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1
  • Crude #1
  • The Immortal Men #1
  • Exiles #1

Nerd Boy Book Club

  • My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata

In two weeks in Nerd Boy Book Club – Secret Empire by Nick Spencer, Steve McNiven, Andrea Sorrentino, Rod Reis, Leinil Francis Yu, Joshua Cassara, David Marquez

Episode 210: Elephantmen Vol 0-6 by Richard Starkings, et al

210 – Elephantmen Vol 0-6 by Starkings, Moritat, Medellin, & Churchland

Hey Handsomites! Eric and Robbie are back, discussing Elephantmen this week! They talk about the rotating cast of artists, the trope of big giant monster men, and the structure of the comic. They also review Dry County #1 and Come Into Me #1!

Floppies Fortnightly

  • The Terrifics #2
  • Death Bed #2
  • VS #2
  • Come Into Me #1
  • Dry County #1

Nerd Boy Book Club

  • Elephantmen Vol 0-6 by Starkings, Moritat, Medellin, & Churchland

In two weeks in Nerd Boy Book Club – My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness by Kabi Nagata

Episode 209: Is This Guy For Real? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman by Box Brown

209 – The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman by Box Brown

Hey Handsomites! Eric and Robbie are talking about Box Brown’s newest this episode! They talk about his skill in storytelling, how he constructs these biographies, and Andy Kaufman’s weird life! They also review Lockjaw #1 and The Terrifics #1!

Black Panther Spoiler Alert from 33:30-39:45

Floppies Fortnightly

  • Lockjaw #1
  • The Terrifics #1
  • The Beef #1
  • Death Bed #1
  • Punks Not Dead #1

Nerd Boy Book Club

  • The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman by Box Brown

In one month in Nerd Boy Book Club – Elephantmen Vol 00-06

Episode 208: Spy Seal by Rich Tommaso

208 – Spy Seal by Rich Tommaso

Hey Handsomites! Eric and Robbie are back, discussing Rich Tommaso’s Spy Seal! They talk about its influences, its place in the market, and just how dang fun it is! They also review X-Men Red #1 and VS #1!

Floppies Fortnightly

  • X-Men Red #1
  • Sideways #1
  • VS #1
  • Cold War #1
  • Death of Love #1

Nerd Boy Book Club

  • Spy Seal by Rich Tommaso

In two weeks in Nerd Boy Book ClubIs This Guy For Real?: The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman by Box Brown