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How To Read Comics

Episodes

Monday May 14, 2018

In our followup episode to “Intro to Manga”, Nick and Jason talk about the strange, awkward, and beautiful stories of popular Manga titles: “Akira”, “Ode to Kirihito”, “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure”, and “Lone Wolf and Cub”. Join in as they discuss what themes totally hit home and others that surely get lost in translation. You’ll meet doctors that turn into dogs, samurai with maternal instincts, teens who would never pass a driver’s test, and prisoners trapped in tempura batter. Manga really does have something for everyone! Don’t forget you can email us your comic book questions to mailbag@howtoreadcomics.com or find us on Twitter @howtoreadcomics. Thanks again to The Overthink Podcast Network for having us! Go check out more great podcasts at www.overthinkpod.com and to find a comic book shop near you, https://goo.gl/wpzVDN Each episode of How To Read Comics will appear on this Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for more in-depth comic knowledge from Nick and Jason!  And make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New episodes out twice a week! Until then, you can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunes, Stitcher, & Google. You can also email us, and find out even more on our website over at: www.overthinkpod.com Thanks again for joining us!

Sunday Apr 22, 2018

As if Marvel, DC and the plethora of other American comics weren’t enough, Nick and Jason take a journey across the Pacific to see what real comic books are about. Japan has a rich, deep culture of comic books known as Manga and Nick is eager to learn. From its ancient beginnings to its Disney-like explosion into mainstream, Manga is sure to have something for everyone. Grab your reading passport and get ready to flip through some real gems… or be delightfully confused! Don’t forget you can email us your comic book questions to mailbag@howtoreadcomics.com or find us on Twitter @howtoreadcomics. Thanks again to The Overthink Podcast Network for having us! Go check out more great podcasts at www.overthinkpod.com and to find a comic book shop near you, https://goo.gl/wpzVDN Each episode of How To Read Comics will appear on this Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for more in-depth comic knowledge from Nick and Jason!  And make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New episodes out twice a week! Until then, you can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunes, Stitcher, & Google. You can also email us, and find out even more on our website over at: www.overthinkpod.com Thanks again for joining us!

Tuesday Mar 13, 2018

  Today's HTRC picks up where the boys left off with Wolverine - Intro to Snikt. This being Jason's favorite comic series, he helps walk Nick through some of Wolvie's greatest "hits": Wolverine by Chris Claremont (3:20)Weapon X (11:20)Wolverine #90 (19:35)Old Man Logan (28:29) Then Jason and Nick try to bring it all together (34:17) by talking about Wolverine's path through all these comics. The Path of the Berserker. What drives this character? What can stop him? As well as finding the little Wolverine in all of us.   Here's the reading list for an introduction to Wolverine again: “Wolverine”by Chris Claremont and Frank MillerLink: http://a.co/c9DJwUv “Wolverine: Weapon X” by Barry Windsor-Smith Link: http://a.co/hLn9XfK “Wolverine: Old Man Logan” by Mark MillarLink: http://a.co/5x1fUpw “Wolverine #90” (1995)by Larry HamaLink: http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Wolverine-1988/Issue-90?id=10567 Optional:“The Essential Wolverine, Vol. 1” by Chris ClaremontLink: http://a.co/cMPJuUE   Don’t forget you can email us your comic book questions to mailbag@howtoreadcomics.com or find us on Twitter @howtoreadcomics. Thanks again to The Overthink Podcast Network for having us! Go check out more great podcasts at www.overthinkpod.com and to find a comic book shop near you, https://goo.gl/wpzVDN   Each episode of How To Read Comics will appear on this Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for more in-depth comic knowledge from Nick and Jason!  And make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New episodes out twice a week! Until then, you can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunes, Stitcher, & Google. You can also email us, and find out even more on our website over at: www.overthinkpod.com Thanks again for joining us!

Monday Feb 05, 2018

Nick and Jason begin their dive into Wolverine! This is Part One (or “Homework” episode) of a two-part series focusing on our short-tempered hero. Everything you need to know before jumping into the world of Wolverine. This week, Jason helps Nick navigate through Logan’s ever-changing timeline and makes reading recommendations based on other Wolverine pop-culture appearances. On the next episode of HTRC, Jason and Nick will unpack the themes of some of the most iconic Wolverine comics. See below for links to the books we’ll be discussing next time. Reading list for an introduction to Wolverine: “Wolverine”by Chris Claremont and Frank MillerLink: http://a.co/c9DJwUv “Wolverine: Weapon X” by Barry Windsor-Smith Link: http://a.co/hLn9XfK “Wolverine: Old Man Logan” by Mark MillarLink: http://a.co/5x1fUpw “Wolverine #90” (1995)by Larry HamaLink: http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Wolverine-1988/Issue-90?id=10567 Optional:“The Essential Wolverine, Vol. 1” by Chris ClaremontLink: http://a.co/cMPJuUE Don’t forget you can email us your comic book questions to mailbag@howtoreadcomics.com or find us on Twitter @howtoreadcomics. Thanks again to The Overthink Podcast Network for having us! Go check out more great podcasts at www.overthinkpod.com and to find a comic book shop near you, https://goo.gl/wpzVDN   Each episode of How To Read Comics will appear on this Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for more in-depth comic knowledge from Nick and Jason!  And make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New episodes out twice a week! Until then, you can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunes, Stitcher, & Google. You can also email us, and find out even more on our website over at: www.overthinkpod.com Thanks again for joining us!

Tuesday Jan 02, 2018

Nick has his best buddy Richard join him in a time machine back to 1988, and talk about the comic series "Paper Girls". Written by Brian K. Vaughan, with art by Cliff Chiang, this comic follows the harrowing, time-traveling adventures of four paper girls in 1988. It is a great read and the perfect comic book for first time readers to jump into. Spoilers, Spoilers, SPOILERS! So go read the first five issues then come join our discussion of this beautiful series! Explore more great podcasts at www.overthinkpod.com and to find a comic book shop near you, https://goo.gl/wpzVDN Don’t forget you can email us your comic book questions to mailbag@howtoreadcomics.com or find us on Twitter @howtoreadcomics. Thanks again to The Overthink Podcast Network for having us, and don’t forget to check out all the other great shows at www.overthinkpod.com Each episode of How To Read Comics will appear on this Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for more in-depth comic knowledge from Nick and Jason!  And make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New episodes out twice a week! Until then, you can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunes, Stitcher, & Google. You can also email us, and find out even more on our website over at: www.overthinkpod.com Thanks again for joining us!

Saturday Dec 02, 2017

Coffee or Tea, Boxers or Briefs, Paper or PDF? Today Nick and Jason dive into the subject of Paper Comics vs. Digital Comics. Is there a better way to read comics? Are there comics out there you can only find in print, or online? Nick and Jason talk about Failing Sky, .CBZs and Jason brings a little show and tell surprise. Don’t forget you can email us your comic book questions to mailbag@howtoreadcomics.com or find us on Twitter @howtoreadcomics. Thanks again to The Overthink Podcast Network for having us, and don’t forget to check out all the other great shows at www.overthinkpod.com Each episode of How To Read Comics will appear on this Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for more in-depth comic knowledge from Nick and Jason!  And make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New episodes out twice a week! Until then, you can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunes, Stitcher, & Google. You can also email us, and find out even more on our website over at: www.overthinkpod.com Thanks again for joining us!

Saturday Oct 28, 2017

Jason and Nick dive into Gotham, both past and present. Will the Bat come out to play, or will they stumble onto something even darker? Listen as our intrepid heroes scrape up the comic book cheese while showing you, 'How to Read BATMAN'! Each episode of How To Read Comics will appear on this Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for more in-depth comic knowledge from Nick and Jason!  And make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New episodes out twice a week! Until then, you can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunes, Stitcher, & Google. You can also email us, and find out even more on our website over at: www.overthinkpod.com Thanks again for joining us!

Sunday Sep 24, 2017

  Nick has questions about where comics came from. Jason explains the birds-and-the-bees of comics plus much more on this episode of How to Read Comics. Each episode of How To Read Comics will appear on this Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for more in-depth comic knowledge from Nick and Jason!  And make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New shows out every Monday and Friday! Until then, you can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunes, Stitcher, & Google. You can also email us, and find out even more on our NEW WEBSITE over at: www.overthinkpod.com Thanks again for joining us!

Sunday Aug 27, 2017

Today's episode is the very first episode of How To Read Comics, hosted by Nick Gates and Jason Helms. Listen as they take the listener by the hand on a journey through the mystical world of comic books. Whether you're a comic vet or graphic noob, you'll get a kick out of the funny, honest, and often quite insightful knowledge these two bring from their experience in the world of comic books. Enjoy! Be sure to check out the show notes for links to the comics they talk about.  Each episode of How To Read Comics will appear on this Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for more in-depth comic knowledge from Nick and Jason!  And make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New shows out every Monday!  Until then, you can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunes, Stitcher, & Google. You can also email us, and find out even more on our NEW WEBSITE over at: www.overthinkpod.com Thanks again for joining us!

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