THE UNDERTOW PODCAST
Episode 38 - Comics From a Cruel Summer: Friday, Catwoman anthology, Brutal Dark, and That Texas Blood

Episode 38 - Comics From a Cruel Summer: Friday, Catwoman anthology, Brutal Dark, and That Texas Blood

July 28, 2020

We return to the Undertow to discuss Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martin's new online comic Friday, Brubaker's 12-page contribution to the recent Catwoman anthology, and That Texas Blood and Brutal Dark from the up-and-coming comics team of Chris Condon and Jacob Phillips. We also discuss the latest news in preparation of the release of Pulp this week and round out the episode with a couple 90s film recommendations.

Episode 37 - Criminal #12

Episode 37 - Criminal #12

April 2, 2020

We return to the Undertow to talk about Criminal #12, the final issue of the Cruel Summer arc and the death of our old friend Teeg Lawless. In addition to an update on all of the latest news around projects from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, the Undertow team rounds out the episode with recommendations for Marvel's new Conan The Barbarian comic series and Bob Dylan's best songs about crime.

 

Episode 36 - Cruel Summer and Winter Break

Episode 36 - Cruel Summer and Winter Break

January 28, 2020

After a long winter break, the team is back in the Undertow to update our listeners on all of the latest news from the world of Brubaker and Phillips and discuss the last several issues of Criminal leading to the finale of the Cruel Summer arc.

Episode 35 - Criminal #7

Episode 35 - Criminal #7

September 24, 2019

With the new issue of Criminal set to come out tomorrow, Robert drops into the Undertow for a quick discussion of last month's Issue #7 focusing on Ricky Lawless.

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

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

August 12, 2019

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.

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

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

August 1, 2019

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.

Episode 32 - Criminal #4

Episode 32 - Criminal #4

June 3, 2019

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.

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

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

May 6, 2019

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.

Episode 31 - Criminal #3

Episode 31 - Criminal #3

April 20, 2019

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.

Episode 30 - Criminal #2

Episode 30 - Criminal #2

March 15, 2019

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.

Episode 29 - Criminal #1

Episode 29 - Criminal #1

February 7, 2019

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.

Episode 28 - A Criminal Family Tree

Episode 28 - A Criminal Family Tree

January 7, 2019

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.

Episode 27 - My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies

Episode 27 - My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies

November 26, 2018

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.

Episode 26 - Case File: Gotham Noir

Episode 26 - Case File: Gotham Noir

October 1, 2018

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.  

Episode 25 - Kill Or Be Killed #20

Episode 25 - Kill Or Be Killed #20

August 12, 2018

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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