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I Read Comic Books

By Mike Rapin

A weekly panel podcast featuring a rotating list of guests discussing a vast array of topics about comics, the comic book industry, making comic books better and more. Hosted by Mike Rapin.

  1. 1.
    Episode 259 | Goodreads Book of the Month: Something Is Killing The Children Vol. 110/28/2020
    1:11:01
  2. 2.
    Bonus Interview | Phoebe Xavier & 13th Moon Halloween Anthology10/23/2020
    27:04
  3. 3.
    Episode 258 | X of Swords is just Space Jam10/21/2020
    1:17:25
  4. 4.
    Bonus Minisode | Snacks?10/17/2020
    29:38
  5. 5.
    Episode 257 | It’s Halloween and We’re Manifesting Zombies Now10/14/2020
    1:06:52
  6. 6.
    Episode 256 | Three 30 Year Olds Playing 17-Year Olds10/07/2020
    1:05:07
  7. 7.
    Bonus Minisode | Interview with Stephanie Hans10/03/2020
    29:55
  8. 8.
    Episode 255 | Alex and Jayare from Opinions May Vary09/30/2020
    1:27:08
  1. 9.
    Episode 254 | HoXPox B’gosh09/23/2020
    1:20:33
  2. 10.
    Episode 253 | Building Our Little Guys09/16/2020
    54:16
  3. 11.
    Bonus Minisode | Interview with Ted Brandt and Ro Stein09/12/2020
    30:00
  4. 12.
    Minisode 42 | Special Guest Dr. Travis Smith – Superhero Ethics09/09/2020
    59:49
  5. 13.
    Episode 252 | Goodreads Book of the Month: Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy Vol 1.09/02/2020
    1:06:05
  6. 14.
    Episode 251 | “My Name Is Mike Rapin And This Is An X-Men Book”08/26/2020
    1:11:22
  7. 15.
    Bonus Minisode | Interview with Henry Barajas08/21/2020
    33:43
  8. 16.
    Episode 250 | Put It In Your Cart For The Kids08/19/2020
    1:04:57
  9. 17.
    Bonus Minisode | Gabe Cheng – Love At First Bite Kickstarter08/15/2020
    32:04
  10. 18.
    Episode 249 | How DARE you, Brain?08/12/2020
    1:03:47
  11. 19.
    Minisode 41 | Locke & Key – Comics vs. TV Show08/05/2020
    29:07
  12. 20.
    Minisode 40 | Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 0207/29/2020
    1:05:47
  13. 21.
    Minisode 39 | Get You A Superman Who Can Do Both: Superman’s Kryptonian Heritage07/22/2020
    39:38
  14. 22.
    Minisode 38 | Archie Comics vs. Valiant Comics07/15/2020
    1:00:54
  15. 23.
    Minisode 37 | We Just Love Dragon Ball, Okay?07/08/2020
    57:32
  16. 24.
    Episode 248 | Goodreads Book of the Month: On A Sunbeam07/01/2020
    1:04:11
  17. 25.
    Minisode 36 | Ice Cream Man Vol. 4: Tiny Little Lives06/24/2020
    1:13:43
  18. 26.
    Minisode 35 | Special Guest: Chip Mosher!06/17/2020
    42:29
  19. 27.
    Episode 247 | Spoilers, I’m baby06/10/2020
    58:41
  20. 28.
    Minisode 34 | Special Guest: Elsa Charretier!06/03/2020
    54:58
  21. 29.
    Episode 246 | The Biggest Sci-Fi Series Ever Made: Firefly05/27/2020
    1:18:52
  22. 30.
    Episode 245 | Three is the Final Number05/20/2020
    1:16:57
  23. 31.
    Episode 244 | I Can’t Tell What’s Good Anymore05/13/2020
    1:08:23
  24. 32.
    Episode 243 | In This Quarantine House We Read Comics05/06/2020
    1:11:22
  25. 33.
    Episode 242 | Goodreads Book of the Month: Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile04/29/2020
    1:01:52
  26. 34.
    Episode 241 | The Books Your Shop Doesn’t Know What To Do With04/22/2020
    1:11:25
  27. 35.
    Minisode 33 | Special Guests: Cuddles and Rage (Liz & Jimmy Reed)!04/15/2020
    36:29
  28. 36.
    Minisode 32 | Interview with Anthony Desiato04/08/2020
    51:13
  29. 37.
    Episode 240 | Special Guest: Amie Wright04/01/2020
    1:08:11
  30. 38.
    Episode 239 | Brain Superjail03/25/2020
    1:09:58
  31. 39.
    Minisode 31 | Special Guests: Cooper Anderson and A.C. Ironside03/18/2020
    33:56
  32. 40.
    Episode 238 | A Bare Minimum of Slash-Fics03/11/2020
    41:22
  33. 41.
    Episode 237 | Being “First Mate” Is My New Life Goal03/04/2020
    1:16:03
  34. 42.
    Episode 236 | Goodreads Book of the Month: Sex Criminals Vol. 102/26/2020
    58:43
  35. 43.
    Episode 235 | Special Guests: Dominic Archer & Marc Casili02/19/2020
    58:35
  36. 44.
    Episode 234 | Are Comic Books Accessible?02/12/2020
    59:43
  37. 45.
    Episode 233 | Release the JJ Cut02/05/2020
    1:10:56
  38. 46.
    Episode 232 | ANNUAL #5: We’re always whole-assing this show01/29/2020
    1:08:20
  39. 47.
    Episode 231 | The Longest Decade of Comic Book Movies Ever (2009-2019)01/22/2020
    1:42:46
  40. 48.
    Episode 230 | “Aggressively Heterosexual”01/15/2020
    57:49
  41. 49.
    Episode 229 | Finding deeper meaning in comic art01/08/2020
    1:00:51
  42. 50.
    Minisode 30 | My Friend Dahmer01/01/2020
    49:26
  43. 51.
    I Read Star Wars Comic Books Episode IX | The Rise of Skywalker12/31/2019
    1:06:21
  44. 52.
    I Read Star Wars Comic Books Episode VIII | Age of Resistance12/27/2019
    49:33
  45. 53.
    Episode 228 | Goodreads Book of the Month: Comics For A Strange World: A Book of Poorly Drawn Lines12/25/2019
    1:03:55
  46. 54.
    I Read Star Wars Comic Books Episode VII | Spotlight on Doctor Aphra12/20/2019
    30:27
  47. 55.
    Episode 227 | “This is the I have been reading comic books podcast”12/18/2019
    1:16:23
  48. 56.
    I Read Star Wars Comic Books Episode VI | Kanan and Rebels12/13/2019
    35:24
  49. 57.
    Episode 226 | Your 2019 Comic Book Holiday Shopping Guide12/11/2019
    1:06:24
  50. 58.
    I Read Star Wars Comic Books Episode V | Age of Rebellion and other miniseries12/06/2019
    45:22
  51. 59.
    Minisode 29 | Pumpkinheads12/04/2019
    31:34
  52. 60.
    I Read Star Wars Comic Books Episode IV | Film adaptation comics11/29/2019
    56:45
  53. 61.
    Episode 225 | Mike is no longer on energy drinks11/27/2019
    1:03:54
  54. 62.
    I Read Star Wars Comic Books Episode III | The Old Republic11/22/2019
    46:24
  55. 63.
    Episode 224 | Zero Issues and Prologues11/20/2019
    58:10
  56. 64.
    I Read Star Wars Comic Books Episode II | Alphabet Squadron and TIE Fighter11/15/2019
    27:36
  57. 65.
    Episode 223 | The Absorption Problem11/13/2019
    1:18:45
  58. 66.
    I Read Star Wars Comic Books Episode I | Obi-Wan and Anakin11/08/2019
    28:43
  59. 67.
    Episode 222 | We All Have Statues Of Each Other11/06/2019
    1:04:08
  60. 68.
    Episode 221 | Goodreads Book of the Month: They Called Us Enemy10/30/2019
    51:19
  61. 69.
    Episode 220 | I’ve Heard of It (It Must Be Popular) Feat. Paulie10/23/2019
    1:06:55
  62. 70.
    Bonus Interview | Dave Baker & Night Hunters10/17/2019
    45:17
  63. 71.
    Episode 219 | I’m from the 50s. I don’t know who Lizzo is.10/16/2019
    58:58
  64. 72.
    Episode 218 | What even is the fantasy genre?10/09/2019
    1:06:22
  65. 73.
    Episode 217 | Revisiting old comic friends10/02/2019
    53:14
  66. 74.
    Episode 216 | Devastating One-Liners to Poor Boys09/25/2019
    1:16:04
  67. 75.
    Episode 215 | Mike Rapin, The Swellest Guy09/18/2019
    1:10:13
  68. 76.
    Episode 214 | Sticking the Landing09/11/2019
    58:44
  69. 77.
    Episode 213 | Interview with David Pepose09/04/2019
    1:02:37
  70. 78.
    Episode 212 | Goodreads Book of the Month: Heathen Vol. 108/28/2019
    1:04:51
  71. 79.
    Episode 211 | Why does this exist? Can I resist buying this?08/21/2019
    1:16:27
  72. 80.
    Episode 210 | Do you have the HOXPOX?08/14/2019
    58:48
  73. 81.
    Episode 209 | Hidden gems from your library08/07/2019
    59:06
  74. 82.
    Minisode 28 | Ice Cream Man Volume 3: Hopscotch Mélange07/31/2019
    1:06:41
  75. 83.
    Minisode 27 | Mansplaining in Comics07/24/2019
    29:05
  76. 84.
    Minisode 26 | Ice Cream Man Vol. 2: Strange Neapolitan07/17/2019
    57:13
  77. 85.
    Minisode 25 | X-23 – The Complete Collection Vol. 107/10/2019
    49:40
  78. 86.
    Episode 208 | Goodreads Book of the Month: Captain America Vol 1. Winter In America07/03/2019
    1:07:50
  79. 87.
    Episode 207 | C’mon, give comics a chance!06/26/2019
    59:41
  80. 88.
    Episode 206 | Shooting A Comic Book with a LITERAL Bullet06/19/2019
    1:16:46
  81. 89.
    Episode 205 | Poststructuralism is like, “YOU ARE THE FATHER OF THAT BABY”06/12/2019
    57:45
  82. 90.
    Episode 204 | Special Guest: Dave Baker06/05/2019
    1:28:29
  83. 91.
    Episode 203 | Book Adaptations, YA Edition!05/29/2019
    52:46
  84. 92.
    Episode 202 | Special Guest: Chris Sebela!05/22/2019
    1:04:49
  85. 93.
    Episode 201 | ‘Kate-senpai,’ that sounds right05/15/2019
    1:08:57
  86. 94.
    Episode 200 | FCBD + interviews with Lucy Knisley & Box Brown05/08/2019
    1:36:44
  87. 95.
    Episode 199 | Goodreads Book of the Month – Animal Man Volume 105/01/2019
    1:05:31
  88. 96.
    Minisode 24 | Ice Cream Man Volume 1: Rainbow Sprinkles04/24/2019
    57:19
  89. 97.
    Episode 198 | Special Guest: David Pepose04/17/2019
    1:10:56
  90. 98.
    Book vs. Book 1 | Assassinistas vs Heavy Vinyl04/10/2019
    31:56
  91. 99.
    Episode 197 | Two Phasmas ARE better than one!04/03/2019
    1:03:20
  92. 100.
    Episode 196 | We went to c2e203/27/2019
    52:40
  93. 101.
    Episode 195 | Do you eat a space orange for space scurvy?03/20/2019
    1:08:29
  94. 102.
    Episode 194 | Comic Distribution with Scott McGovern03/13/2019
    1:20:24
  95. 103.
    Episode 193 | Reading 100 chapters of a manga in one day03/06/2019
    1:07:37
  96. 104.
    Episode 192 | Goodreads Book of the Month – From Under Mountains02/27/2019
    1:07:09
  97. 105.
    Episode 191 | I don’t know what Hulkverines are and I’m too afraid too look02/20/2019
    1:13:21
  98. 106.
    Episode 190 | Hungry for Manga02/13/2019
    1:06:53
  99. 107.
    Episode 189 | War in Comics02/06/2019
    1:16:44
  100. 108.
    Episode 188 | Annual #4: We did too much???01/30/2019
    1:26:45
  101. 109.
    Episode 187 | Slutty for Comics01/23/2019
    1:12:13
  102. 110.
    Episode 186 | Income and Poverty in Comics01/16/2019
    1:07:06
  103. 111.
    Episode 185 | Comics anywhere but Earth01/09/2019
    51:42
  104. 112.
    Minisode 23 | 2018, Memoriam01/02/2019
    50:33
  105. 113.
    Minisode 22 | Planetary vs Fire & Stone12/26/2018
    55:43
  106. 114.
    Episode 184 | Goodreads Book of the Month – 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank12/19/2018
    1:01:15
  107. 115.
    Episode 183 | A Casey Jones Kind of Violence12/12/2018
    51:32
  108. 116.
    Episode 182 | Religion in Comic Books12/05/2018
    1:06:34
  109. 117.
    Minisode 21 | Adam Ferris + The Good Fight Anthology11/28/2018
    41:33
  110. 118.
    Episode 181 | Special Guests: Pat Shand & Emily Pearson11/21/2018
    54:48
  111. 119.
    Episode 180 | Full On Western Aesthetic (IRCB Q&A #4)11/14/2018
    1:20:41
  112. 120.
    Episode 179 | I’ll talk to you about animals all day11/07/2018
    1:04:40
  113. 121.
    Episode 178 | Goodreads Book of the Month: Revival Vol. 110/31/2018
    1:01:17
  114. 122.
    Episode 177 | Those are NOT good relationships10/24/2018
    52:11
  115. 123.
    Episode 176 | CRACK Open A Cold One10/17/2018
    1:02:04
  116. 124.
    Episode 175 | Seasonal Reading Habits10/10/2018
    1:05:46
  117. 125.
    This Is Not An Interview #6: Natasha Alterici10/06/2018
    53:02
  118. 126.
    Episode 174 | Getting Political with Comics!10/03/2018
    57:46
  119. 127.
    Episode 173 | Crimey crime crime comics09/26/2018
    1:10:04
  120. 128.
    Episode 172 | What keeps you reading comic books?09/19/2018
    43:59
  121. 129.
    Minisode 20 | What to read after you’ve watched09/12/2018
    36:21
  122. 130.
    Minisode 19 | Kanan: The Last Padawan & Star Wars canon09/05/2018
    45:41
  123. 131.
    Episode 171 | Goodreads Book of the Month – Animosity Volume 108/29/2018
    1:21:53
  124. 132.
    Episode 170 | Comics to take to Summer Camp08/22/2018
    1:01:46
  125. 133.
    Episode 169 | So Wholesome (IRCB Q&A #3)08/15/2018
    1:07:19
  126. 134.
    Episode 168 | When Buffy Jumps The Shark08/08/2018
    1:07:09
  127. 135.
    Episode 167 | Depression and Mental Illness in Comics08/01/2018
    1:02:04
  128. 136.
    Minisode 18 | Grant Morrison07/25/2018
    1:04:44
  129. 137.
    Minisode 17 | Cover Art07/18/2018
    33:04
  130. 138.
    Minisode 16 | Grass Kings Arc 107/11/2018
    34:14
  131. 139.
    This Is Not An Interview #4: Alex di Campi07/07/2018
    1:00:22
  132. 140.
    Minisode 15 | The Star Wars07/04/2018
    48:42
  133. 141.
    Episode 166 | Goodreads Book of the Month: Nimona06/27/2018
    1:02:36
  134. 142.
    Episode 165 | Stuff to look forward to on your wedding06/20/2018
    1:06:23
  135. 143.
    Episode 164 | Hope Nicholson and Progress in Comics06/13/2018
    1:20:28
  136. 144.
    Episode 163 | Singles vs Collections: What stories do this well (or not)?06/06/2018
    47:29
  137. 145.
    Episode 162 | Ben Saunders and Seattle’s MoPOP Marvel Exhibit05/30/2018
    1:06:05
  138. 146.
    This Is Not An Interview #3: Christopher Sebela05/27/2018
    59:05
  139. 147.
    Episode 161 | My Boy Spider-Man, The Precious Angel Baby05/23/2018
    1:17:13
  140. 148.
    Episode 160 | Always use 3M tape. ALWAYS. (IRCB QA #2)05/16/2018
    1:14:18
  141. 149.
    Episode 159 | We had a technical glitch (MCU Villians)05/09/2018
    59:26
  142. 150.
    Episode 158 | Goodreads BotM – Pretty Deadly Volume 1: The Shrike05/02/2018
    59:16
  143. 151.
    This Is Not An Interview #2: Magdalene Visaggio04/25/2018
    39:25
  144. 152.
    Episode 157 | An evening with Ryan Browne04/25/2018
    1:00:17
  145. 153.
    Episode 156 | Mike and Rene are Fighting about Skins04/18/2018
    59:11
  146. 154.
    Bonus Minisode 5 | Action Comics #100004/14/2018
    36:56
  147. 155.
    Episode 155 | A Deep Dive on Previews and Comic Subscriptions04/11/2018
    1:11:12
  148. 156.
    Bonus Interview | Ryan Browne04/04/2018
    10:10
  149. 157.
    Episode 154 | There’s nothing wrong with erotic comics04/04/2018
    1:01:05
  150. 158.
    Episode 153 | Our Feminist Agenda03/28/2018
    1:00:06
  151. 159.
    Bonus Interview | Kelly Fitzpatrick03/21/2018
    26:55
  152. 160.
    Episode 152 | Rank The X-Men03/21/2018
    1:02:47
  153. 161.
    Bonus Interview | Caleb Goellner and Buster Moody03/14/2018
    17:19
  154. 162.
    Episode 151 | Kait read every book at her library03/14/2018
    1:11:20
  155. 163.
    Episode 150 | Free Range Kids03/07/2018
    1:08:40
  156. 164.
    Episode 149 | Goodreads Book of the Month – Paper Girls Vol. 102/28/2018
    54:29
  157. 165.
    This Is Not An Interview #1: Kieron Gillen02/24/2018
    50:19
  158. 166.
    Episode 148 | Special Guests: Vita Ayala and Emily Pearson02/21/2018
    55:03
  159. 167.
    Episode 147 | IRCB Q&A #102/14/2018
    57:00
  160. 168.
    Episode 146 | TMNT: Tutant Meenage Neetle Teetles02/07/2018
    1:27:55
  161. 169.
    Episode 145 | ANNUAL #3 – TOTALLY NOT A CULT01/31/2018
    1:26:26
  162. 170.
    Bonus Minisode 4 | OMAC01/27/2018
    36:59
  163. 171.
    Episode 144 | The Bird, The Plane, The Superman01/24/2018
    1:17:05
  164. 172.
    Episode 143 | We’re all dead this week01/17/2018
    1:07:41
  165. 173.
    Episode 142 | How can we fix the comics industry?01/10/2018
    1:21:43
  166. 174.
    Minisode 14 | Wrestling and Comics01/03/2018
    34:56
  167. 175.
    Minisode 13 | Miniseries – Pros and Cons12/27/2017
    30:33
  168. 176.
    Episode 141 | Goodreads Pick of the Month: Snow Blind12/20/2017
    56:03
  169. 177.
    Episode 140 | Insert Clickbait Title Here12/13/2017
    1:24:40
  170. 178.
    Episode 139 | Everyone Needs Socks and Pajama Pants12/06/2017
    1:14:49
  171. 179.
    Episode 138 | Goodreads Pick of the Month: Hilda and the Troll11/29/2017
    1:03:39
  172. 180.
    Episode 137 | Dystopia, Research, and Honorary Witches11/22/2017
    1:12:40
  173. 181.
    Episode 136 | We’re getting Nick a library card again11/15/2017
    1:16:45
  174. 182.
    Episode 135 | Special Guest: Deniz Camp!11/08/2017
    1:21:58
  175. 183.
    Episode 134 | Goodreads Pick of the Month: Batman: The Long Halloween11/01/2017
    1:26:12
  176. 184.
    Bonus Minisode 3 | Mass Effect + Extra Life 201710/28/2017
    31:00
  177. 185.
    Episode 133 | Special Guest: Megan Rae!10/25/2017
    1:13:44
  178. 186.
    Episode 132 | Mike sleeps with the lights on10/18/2017
    1:22:32
  179. 187.
    Episode 131 | Pride and Joy, Shame and Scandal10/11/2017
    1:16:38
  180. 188.
    Bonus Minisode 2 | More… Archie-Universe? (Archie part 2)10/07/2017
    34:52
  181. 189.
    Episode 130 | Everyone needs underwear10/04/2017
    1:15:33
  182. 190.
    Episode 129 | Goodreads Book of the Month: Fatale Volume 109/27/2017
    1:08:10
  183. 191.
    Episode 128 | As Someone Who Went To The Louvre…09/20/2017
    1:21:07
  184. 192.
    Episode 127 | The Comic Book Family That Knows Everything09/13/2017
    1:15:42
  185. 193.
    Episode 126 | I’m Very Caps Lock About This09/06/2017
    1:10:32
  186. 194.
    Bonus Minisode 1 | Archie Part 109/02/2017
    37:05
  187. 195.
    Episode 125 | Goodreads Book of the Month: Old Man Logan08/30/2017
    1:12:44
  188. 196.
    Episode 124 | Hooked on Comics08/23/2017
    1:26:04
  189. 197.
    Episode 123 | Brain Holes08/16/2017
    1:04:04
  190. 198.
    Episode 122 | DC Rebirth Status Update08/09/2017
    1:18:48
  191. 199.
    Episode 121 | Goodreads Book of the Month: Superman: Red Son08/02/2017
    1:29:21
  192. 200.
    Minisode 12 | The Vision07/26/2017
    36:08

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