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    Robots From Tomorrow: Episode 175 – Jaco The Galactic Patrolman by Akira Toriyama [Rebroadcast]

    By and | February 15th, 2018
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    Can we ever go home again? It’s a question so many creators ask themselves when they revisit work from their earlier days. Mike & Greg take a look at how Toriyama has cracked that particular code with “Jaco”, a book that touches on several themes and tones from the manga-ka’s early “Dragon Ball” days while still letting him bring his mastery of craft to bear. A funny, adventurous romp, the titular Jaco is a super elite Galactic Patrolman sent to Earth to await the coming of a terrible monster… but he manages to sideswipe the Moon on his way in and crashes next to a small island. Maybe ‘super elite’ is supposed to be ironic? Find out why “Jaco” is a wonderful standalone manga story with subtle ties to Toriyama’s later works, what manga tropes the cartoonist manages to celebrate and subvert simultaneously, how ‘adorable’ is a perfect descriptive for this book, which Neal Adams work gets compared to “Jaco”, and a whole lot more in this week’s episode!

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    Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. This episode is brought to you by Third Eye Comics. Enjoy your funny books.

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    Greg Matiasevich

    Greg Matiasevich has read enough author bios that he should be better at coming up with one for himself, yet surprisingly isn't. However, the years of comic reading his parents said would never pay off obviously have, so we'll cut him some slack on that. He lives in Baltimore, co-hosts (with Mike Romeo) the Robots From Tomorrow podcast, posts on his Tumblr blog, and can be followed on Twitter at @GregMatiasevich.

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    Mike Romeo

    Mike Romeo started reading comics when splash pages were king and the proper proportions of a human being meant nothing. Part of him will always feel that way. Now he is one of the voices on Robots From Tomorrow. He lives in Philadelphia with one lady and three cats. Follow him on Twitter at @YeahMikeRomeo!

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    Robots From Tomorrow: Episode 502 – Jerry Ordway & Evan Shaner @ HeroesCon 2018

    By | Jun 21, 2018 | Podcasts

    Today we bring you a creator conversation panel from this months’s HeroesCon 2018. Called “Two Super Guys, Two Super Artists”, here’s how the convention schedule described it:The two Super-guys are SUPERMAN and CAPTAIN MARVEL. The two Super-talents are EVAN ‘DOC’ SHANER and JERRY ‘THE ORDSTER’ ORDWAY. The moderator is GREG MATIASEVICH (Multiversity Comics), aka The […]

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