Comic Books Are Burning In Hell

Chris and Joe went to second annual CXC festival in Columbus, Ohio, and decided to record a podcast about their trip on the car ride home. That’s a great idea, right? In between they talk about Winsor McCay, Charles Burns, Garry Trudeau and just how cool that Billy Ireland museum is (it’s pretty cool).

Direct download: highwaycast.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

There’s a new comics publisher in town (any town, just pick one), New York Review of Comics. In this episode, Joe McCulloch and Chris Mautner examine two of their latest offerings, Peplum by Blutch and a new edition of Pushwagner’s Soft City. Merriment is had Fun fact: I hate writing blurbs.

Direct download: peplum.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

On this episode, Chris, Tucker and Joe talk about what might be the worst Garth Ennis comic ever made, one that is fine, and the history of Queen Emeraldas. Get in where you fit in, young demon!

Direct download: comic_books.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am EDT

Matt Seneca and Joe McCulloch couldn't find any comics, so they went to the movies! What movie, you ask? Why THE NEON DEMON of course!

Direct download: neon2.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

On this episode of Comic Books Are Burning In Hell, Joe McCulloch and Matt Seneca get together to talk about Tim Hensley's 2016 comic Sir Alfred, the final publication of Alvin Buenaventura's Pigeon Press. NOTE: difficulties with recording make this episode hard to hear at times, and for that we apologize. 

Direct download: princely.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 10:51am EDT

COMMUNITY. That's our message this week. MATT SENECA visits TCAF and reports on the scene.  JOE MCCULLOCH buys a stack of 1997 Avatar Press comics and gazes across the tides of history. CHRIS MAUTNER reads a Junji Ito's Fragments of Horror and ponders the nature of art and authorship. COMMUNITY. I don't need to explain this metaphor. TOGETHER WE CANNOT BE BROKEN.  Please consult the comments for factual corrections. 

Direct download: avatars.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

On this episode, Joe, Tucker, Matt and Chris debate the latest graphic novel from Daniel Clowes, Patience. Recently published by Fantagraphics, it's a pretty big deal.

Direct download: patinece.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

  • On this episode, Tucker, Sean, Matt and Joe take on the Seneca Challenge: Barry Windsor Smith, Roy Thomas and Conan! Subjects include:
  • Conan: Red Nails
  • Egon Schiele
  • Miracleman: The Golden Age
  • Mercury Rising, Kiefer Sutherland's career and Mark Hamill's choices


Direct download: conanz.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 10:16am EDT

On this episode of the podcast, Matt, Joe and Tucker sit down to talk about the following topics!

  • Drive by shitting on Garth Ennis collaborators
  • Unearthing by Alan Moore
  • Hercules, starring the Rock
  • Axel Pressbutton from Eclipse Comics and Steve Moore
  • Puke Force, If N Oof, Ninja, Battlestack Galacticrap, Maggots by Brian Chippendale
  • Tim O’Neil’s review of Puke Force
  • The Incredible Hulk: What's the deal?
  • Super Hero Movies and the collapse of culture
  • Mark Millar, the last traditionalist
Direct download: comic_book_showz.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT

New Comics? You know who cares about new comics? Losers, that’s who. Which is why this week Matt, Joe and Chris pulled some old comics out of their longboxes to talk about — old, obscure comics you probably haven’t heard of before. ‘Cause you’re so uncool.

I wish i was dead all the time

Direct download: comixace.mp3
Category:Comics -- posted at: 10:53am EDT