Aug 12, 2019

Episode 34 - Six Months of Criminal, Part 2: Issue #6

After a brief summer hiatus, the crew is back in the Undertow to discuss the first six months of the current Criminal monthly series from Image Comics and dive into Issue #6, the second chapter of the Cruel Summer arc. Following the Criminal discussion are recommendations for two Liam Neeson films, Cold Pursuit and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

Aug 1, 2019

Episode 33 - Six Months of Criminal, Part 1: Issue #5

After a brief summer hiatus, the crew is back in the Undertow to discuss the first six months of the current Criminal monthly series from Image Comics and dive into Issue #5, the first chapter of the Cruel Summer arc. As always, we kick off the episode with a rundown of all of the recent Brubaker & Phillips news.

Jun 3, 2019

Episode 32 - Criminal #4

In this month's episode, Robert talks about Criminal #4, the latest issue in the new monthly series from Image Comics. He also discusses the recent news in the world of Brubaker and Phillips, including the team's new feature interview in the digital comics magazine PanelxPanel.

May 6, 2019

Bonus Undertow Discussion - Robert talks with comic book creator and illustrator Pete Taylor

In this episode of the podcast, Robert has a rare early morning conversation with small press comic creator and artist Pete Taylor on his history with the work of Brubaker and Phillips and the many real world comic industry references in the recently wrapped Criminal arc, Bad Weekend. Pete is a frequent contributor to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast and brings to light some absolutely fascinating details from what Brubaker calls the comic industry's long history of "sad tales and sordid gossip." This episode was recorded a few weeks ago before Criminal #4 was released, but adds a lot of context to the podcast's earlier conversation on Criminal #3.

Apr 20, 2019

Episode 31 - Criminal #3

The team returns to the Undertow to talk about the Bad Weekend arc of Criminal that ended with last month's issue #3. Also covered is the latest news in the world of Brubaker and Phillips, including the upcoming Amazon series Too Old to Die Young. Lastly, the team ends the show with their monthly recommendations.

Mar 15, 2019

Episode 30 - Criminal #2

In this month's episode, Robert talks about Criminal #2, the latest issue in the new monthly series from Image Comics. He also discusses the recent news in the world of Brubaker and Phillips, including an upcoming deluxe edition of Kill Or Be Killed and Ed Brubaker's recent interview on Word Balloon Comics Podcast.

Feb 7, 2019

Episode 29 - Criminal #1

Criminal is back as a new monthly series from Image comics, so the team returns to the Undertow to talk about January's issue #1. We discuss all of the latest news in the world of Brubaker and Phillips, and our monthly recommendations are the comics Gunning for Hits and the Joe Simon/Jack Kirby anthology Crime.

Jan 7, 2019

Episode 28 - A Criminal Family Tree

In this episode, the podcast team is back in the Undertow to discuss the large and expansive Criminal family tree to get our listeners ready for the January 9th release of Criminal #1, which is returning as a monthly book from Image Comics. To round out the episode, Bubba gives a recommendation for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection.

Nov 26, 2018

Episode 27 - My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies

In this episode, the Undertow team discusses the latest work from Brubaker and Phillips, the original graphic novel My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies. They also discuss the recent news that Criminal will be returning as a monthly book from Image comics and feature several songs throughout the podcast episode from Ellie's mixtape.

Oct 1, 2018

Episode 26 - Case File: Gotham Noir

In this episode, Robert discusses Batman: Gotham Noir, a 2001 DC Elseworlds graphic novel that represents one of the early works in the Brubaker and Phillips partnership. The team's interpretation of Gotham City in 1949 is a great read as it is one their few forays into the superhero genre and contains many of the plot devices that would be used again throughout their subsequent comics. A year later, both Brubaker and Phillips worked on a single issue of DC's regular monthly Batman book, Batman #603. This episode also contains a brief discussion on the upcoming graphic novel My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies and some exciting news about a new monthly Criminal book coming in January.  

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