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.

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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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Aug 12, 2018

Episode 25 - Kill Or Be Killed #20

On this episode, the Undertow team dives in to the Kill Or Be Killed finale in Issue #20. We also give our thoughts on the series as a whole and where it ranks in the catalog of Brubaker and Phillips. The episode also features a brief discussion on the upcoming original graphic novel from the team set to be released this October, My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies. Our monthly recommendations this month are Jack & Lucy, by Rachael Smith and Jacob Phillips, and 361, a Donald Westlake novel from Hard Case Crime.

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Jun 25, 2018

Episode 24 - Kill Or Be Killed #19

We are back in the Undertow this month to talk about the action-packed and very dramatic events of Kill or Be Killed #19 and the impending series conclusion. As always, we cover all of the latest news in the world of Brubaker and Phillips and recommend a brand new graphic novel adaptation of Lawrence Block's Eight Million Ways to Die by artist John K. Snyder III. 

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May 24, 2018

Episode 23 - Kill Or Be Killed #18

In this month's episode, Robert discusses Kill Or Be Killed #18 and the quickly approaching series conclusion coming later this summer. His recommendation for the month is In the Pines, a graphic novel adaptation of 5 murder ballads by the Dutch cartoonist Erik Kriek. The book was released by Fantagraphics in July 2017.

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Apr 19, 2018

Episode 22 - Kill Or Be Killed #17

We return to the Undertow this month to talk about Kill Or Be Killed #17 and the countdown to the conclusion of the series. As always, we kick things off with a Brubaker/Phillips news update, and close out the episode with our monthly recommendations, including the podcast Cocaine & Rhinestones and some creative YouTube mash-up trickery.

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Mar 10, 2018

Episode 21 - Kill Or Be Killed #16

In this month's episode, the Undertow crew discusses Kill or Be Killed #16 and the interesting developments happening in the life of Dylan Cross. We start the episode off with the latest Brubaker and Phillips news and finish with music recommendations for The Breeders's classic Last Splash and Bruce Springsteen's noir-tinged 1982 album Nebraska.

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Feb 12, 2018

Episode 20 - Kill Or Be Killed #15

We are back in The Undertow this month with Guinness in hand to discuss Kill Or Be Killed #15, the first issue of the book's fourth arc. We also dive in to a recent video interview of Sean Phillips from a French comic convention that included a wealth of interesting news from the world of Brubaker/Phillips. Recommendations for this episode are two works from 2013, the Tom Hardy film Locke and the Brian K. Vaughan/Marcos Martin comic The Private Eye.

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Jan 15, 2018

Episode 19 - Kill Or Be Killed #14

In this month's abridged episode, Robert discusses Kill Or Be Killed #14, the final issue of the comic's third arc, and briefly touches on the exciting news of a KOBK movie in development. His recommendations for the month are The Art of Sean Phillips, a 2013 career-spanning retrospective and Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey.

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Nov 27, 2017

Episode 18 - Kill Or Be Killed #13

We return to the Undertow for this month's discussion on Kill Or Be Killed #13, the latest issue in the ongoing Image Comics series from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. Our monthly recommendations are the new crime comic Slots by Dan Panosian and Whiteout, the late 90s mini-series from Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber.

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