Quarantined Comics

a comic-book book-club discussing (some of) the medium's great works.

About the show

Comics aren't just about superheroes in capes. Each week we'll discuss, debate, and nerd out on some of the medium's greatest, latest, and strangest works. From Alan Moore to Uzumaki, to everything in-between, we aim to smash, and talk for far too long on the books we love.

Hosted by reporter/podcaster Ryan Joe and recovering marketer Raman Sehgal. We're setting phasers to...fun?

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  • X-MONTH '04: Joss Whedon's ASTONISHING X-MEN …Kitty Pryde & curing mutantkind

    September 11th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  39 mins 16 secs

    Week THREE of X-Month - our introspective take on the “modern era” of everyone’s favorite mutants…the X-Men

    This month' 2004’s Astonishing X-Men - by TV-darling Joss Whedon in first BIG foray into comics...

  • X-MONTH '01: Grant Morrison's NEW X-MEN ...biker jackets & genocide

    September 4th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  39 mins 46 secs
    comics, grant morrison, x-men
  • X-MONTH '91: Jim Lee's X-MEN ...the basketball & tentacles of our youth

    August 28th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  39 mins 36 secs
    comics, jim lee, x-men

    August 23rd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 min 46 secs

    For the entire month of September, we're reading X-MEN comics. Nuff said, true believer!

  • HAWKEYE (Matt Fraction) ...bros, Bed-Stuy, and boomerang arrows?

    August 21st, 2020  |  Season 1  |  41 mins 37 secs

    Matt Fraction's 2015 HAWKEYE run is a fun character-driven romp with Barton, Bishop, and...bros?

  • THE ADVENTURES OF LUTHER ARKWRIGHT ...not just tits and the hobbit

    August 14th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  36 mins 35 secs
    comic books, comics
  • BLACK SCIENCE ...traversing the Onion of demon muppets, fish strippers, and child endangerment?

    August 7th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 36 secs
    black science, block, eververse, grant mckay, matteo scalera, millipedes, monkeys, multiverse, onion, pillar, quantum realities, rick remender

    Black Science - by Rick Remender & Matteo Scalera - weaves the tale GRANT MCKAY, a TERRIBLE father and punk rock scientist - a former member Anarchistic Order of Scientists. Grant's ground-breaking invention the PILLAR allows travel across the infinite of quantum probabilities. But once the pandora’s box of the Pillar is opened, chaos reigns. Grant, his team, and his two young kids are soon lost in an ocean of strange new realities, worlds, and cultures - encountering native American conquest, mind-controlling millipedes, green gods, bargaining witches, and ...rogue monkey spirits. What starts as a fast-paced sci-fi adventure, soon morphs to a a story about family, choices, and growth - a real family-friendly romp through the multi-verse.

  • BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS ...a children's book goes bad

    July 31st, 2020  |  Season 1  |  37 mins 53 secs
  • SAGA ...a sci-fi epic of heart (also, horns & wings V. robots)

    July 24th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  53 mins 44 secs

    The boys talk about the EPIC sci-fi fantasy SAGA - by Brian K. Vaughn & Fionna Staples

  • ALAN MOORE’S MARVELMAN ...growing up is hard

    July 10th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 57 secs
  • RED ROCKET 7 ...hi-fi, sci-fi, spaceships, rock & roll

    July 2nd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  44 mins 49 secs
  • JUNJI ITO'S UZUMAKI ...in which Raman admits he hates horror

    June 26th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  40 mins 51 secs

    The entire populace of a small seaside town becomes obsessed with spirals. If you're into bodily, psychological, and cosmic horror, then step into the fog-shrouded streets of Kurozu-cho and see how long you can hold your mind - and your body - together.

    And if you hate horror, hate its cold fingers raking down your back and coiling around your spine, then step in anyway. Raman needs your company.

  • SCOTT PILGRIM ...a twenty-somethings tales of...trying?

    June 19th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 20 secs

    This week we discuss Scott Pilgrim (by Canadian Bryan Lee O'Malley) - one of Raman's all-time favorite comics...at least when he read it for the first time in my late 20s. A 6-volume indie comic that ran from 2004-2010, Scott Pilgrim tells the tale of the eponymous slacker who lives in Toronto and plays bass guitar in the band Sex Bob-omb. Scott falls in love with American delivery girl Ramona Flowers, but must defeat her seven evil ex's in order to date her. The books were later adapted to a rocking-awesome film directed by Edgar Wright (starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and quite a few other famous people) that Ryan saw first. We discuss how well the book holds up now that we're grown ups, and reflect on our own twenty-somethings.

  • RUSTY BROWN ...a human epic in Omaha

    June 12th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  29 mins 53 secs

    Chris Ware has a way of challenging you mentally, emotionally and spiritually. His latest epic Rusty Brown expands the possibilities of graphical storytelling while also breaking your heart.

  • SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN ...leaping fascism in a single bound

    June 4th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  50 mins 40 secs

    Particularly relevant - we decided to pull forward our review of "Superman SMASHES the Klan" by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru. Based on a 1940s radio drama of Superman's fight for truth, justice, and the American way (alongside a Chinese American Family) - AND against the forces of white supremacists. And what better friend to have along for the pod than real-life do-gooder Karl, a Diversity & Inclusion professional at one of the world's top companies. This book smashes - not just fascism - but also conventions of how a meaningful conversation on the nuances of race can be discussed, while also illustrating the realities of the evils we face everyday.