Pre-order ‘The Comic Book Podcast Companion’!

In late 2008, iFanboy had the pleasure of being interviewed by the fine people at TwoMorrows Publishing for their book on comic book podcasting, The Comic Book Podcast Companion. It hits the stands May 20, 2009 — and now it is finally available for pre-order in Previews!

Here is how the book is described on TwoMorrow’s website:

Comic book podcasts have taken the Internet by storm, and now TwoMorrows offers you the chance to go behind the scenes of ten of today’s top comic book podcasts via all-new interviews with the casts of AROUND COMICS, WORD BALLOON, QUIET! PANELOLOGISTS AT WORK, COMIC BOOK QUEERS, IFANBOY, THE CRANKCAST, THE COLLECTED COMICS LIBRARY, THE PIPELINE PODCAST, COMIC GEEK SPEAK, and TwoMorrows’ own TUNE-IN PODCAST! Also featured are new interviews about podcasting and comics on the Internet with creators MATT FRACTION, TIM SEELEY, and GENE COLAN. You’ll also find a handy guide of what you’ll need to start your own podcast, an index of more than thirty great comic book podcasts, numerous photos of your favorite podcasters, and original art from COLAN, SEELEY, DC’s MIKE NORTON, and many more! With a spectacular new cover by Mike Manley.

If you’ve ever wondered about the stories behind the podcasts that you listen to this book will prove invaluable. We had a lot of fun doing our interview, and I’m sure the other guys did as well. TwoMorrows does excellent books focusing on a lot of different aspects of the comic book industry, and if you haven’t already you should check out some of their stuff.

You can pre-order The Comic Book Podcast Companion via Previews using order code MAR094433.

It is also available through Amazon and at 15% off through TwoMorrows’ website.

Preorders can really help a book like this, so if you’re at all interested in picking this one up, I encourage you to do so now to let the publisher know that there is a demand for The Comic Book Podcast Companion.


  1. Great to know. I’ll be picking it up.

  2. Just added it to my dcbs order.

  3. This is probably the nerdiest thing I will ever own. A book about podcasts about comic books. Maybe I should buy two.

  4. THAT’S AWESOME GUYS! I can’t wait to read this! Have you guys had a chance to see the book yet?

  5. yeah, looks awesome!!!

  6. I think NealAppeal nailed it.  Is there anything dorkier than this book?  Awesome.  I will display it proudly in my bathroom for all to see.

  7. Talk about a niche product for a target audience. ..and the bullseye is on my chest.  In for one.

  8. I heard of the book on several of the podcast I listen too.  I’ll probably pre-order in the coming weeks.

    Side Note: Does anyone listen to QUIET! PANELOLOGIST AT WORK, THE CRANKCAST and TUNE-IN PODCAST? Those are the only ones I don’t listen to and am curious what people’s thoughts are on them.

  9. Sounds great! Although I would love to see an unoffical biography of ifanboy be you guys in general…drugs, sex, murder!

    Sorry to bring this out (it’s the kid in me) but….why are you guys after ‘Comic Book Queers’? lol

  10. Caught the solicitation in Alter Ego. I was wondering when someone was going to put something like this together.

  11. Done.

  12. @drakedangerz – yes. I listen to Q!PAW and it’s very funny. I suggest going to the older episodes archive and downloading the two best of episodes. They have talks and sometimes gameshows etc divided using great music and it’s on the comedic side. I guess those two epusodes will tell you if it’s worth listening to.

  13. @drakedangerz I listen to the Crankcast and Quiet! Panelologists At Work. They are both not your standard comic book podcasts. In fact Crankcast is hardly at all about comic books. Q!PAW is a couple of very funny, comic book reading brits making fun of comics, comic book fans, and other comic book podcasts. It’s really great, but it doesn’t do in depth comic book reveiws or anything like that. It’s more of a comedy podcast for people who read comics.

    Crankcast is a couple of low key mid westerners who work in the comics industry (Mike Norton and Chris Crank) chatting about various stuff. It’s an aquired taste. Chances are, on your first listen you will find it extremely boring. I love it, personaly. It’s often very funny and informative, but it doesn’t really try to be. It doesn’t try to be entertaining. It doesn’t try to get you to listen or keep listening. But It really grows on you. Or at least it really grew on me.

  14. I will have to check it out.

  15. @Chlop and NealAppeal-Thanks playas!!  I listened to Q!PAW on the way home and it was quite entertaining.  I’ll check out Crankcast sometime tonight or tomorrow.

  16. Congrats, guys.  Y’all are the only comic related podcast that’s ever really appealed to me, but I’ll scan the book when it comes out, and see what else is out there.

  17. Granddaddy of all comic book podcasts is missing:

    FANBOY RADIO.  What the heck?!  The one that started it all?  The one with the most BIG NAME interviews.  Every heavy hitter in the last 5 years has an hour long interview on their podcast.  Wonder why they’re not in this book, hm?

  18. @KickAss: They are not a podcast, they are a radio show.

  19. You know I freaking love a few comic book Podcasts… Ifanboy, Golden age of Comic Books, QPAW!, and most of all, Around Comics. Yet I just don’t know what to make of this book.  I love Twomorrows, and I love many of the podcasts mentioned… I’m just, ummm, unsure when it comes to a book specifically about them.   Maybe because I spent years as a broadcaster the mystique of these types of behind the scenes is gone… I really don’t know.   Actually thinking about it I’m intrigued as to what they would write about and I’m excited that the guys here are going to be featured in a book… congrats! =)


    Oh yeah can someone tell me what Gene Colan’s comnnection to podcasting is?  The man is one of my all time faves!!!!!

  20. @conor – seems nitpicky. they’ve got a libsyn feed just as hefty as yours.

  21. @nickmaynard: It’s not nitpicky and has nothing to do with audience size. They are a radio show that happens to release their radio show in podcast form in addition to their broadcast.  Nothing wrong with that, except that they’re not a podcast, they’re a radio show.  NPR… Comedy Central… HBO… CNN… they all utilize the podcast medium but they aren’t podcasters.

  22. Agreed.  Its a radio show.  I enjoy listening to it though, except that the host loves to scream into the microphone and raise his voice at random times.  Hurts my poor sensitive ears.

    I just noticed that the book includes a guide to starting your own podcast.  Thats cool.  Not that I plan to start one, or would even do a good job, but it would be sweet info to have.

  23. Scott Hinze self-identifies himself as a radio host.  Podcasting is secondary to him, as we discovered in my discussion with him on the podcaster panel in San Diego a couple of years ago.

    I believe it’s in here:

    Also, it should be noted, we had nothing to do with putting this book together.  I don’t know why they didn’t talk to Scott Hinze, and it’s not my place to speculate on it.

  24. I always forget that Fanboy Radio puts out a podcast because I live in here in DFW where the broadcast and I just listen to it on the radio on KTCU every wednesday on my way to and from my LCS.

  25. Ordered.

  26. The Raging Bullets chaps are in there two, I understand.

    And another vote here for QPAW, it’s faboo.

  27. I’ll be getting this, (as well as Hitman Vol. one…this was a good previews month)

  28. meta

  29. i think im in this thing too

  30. That’s what she said.

    (I’m sorry.)

  31. haha.  oh you should be josh.  you should be

  32. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    I’m almost certain I’ve heard Josh say "That’s what she said" more times than Michael Scott has ever said it. Knowing Josh as I do, this continues to shock me.  

    I hope it goes on forever and never ends.  

  33. Ordered.

  34. Looks like some good summer reading.

  35. Done.

  36. I just got a couple TwoMorrows books (Modern Masters: George Perez and The Dark Age) super cheep at my University Bookstore and they are awesome. In other words I’m in.

  37. I just entered this as a purchase request for the Seattle Public Library. I might purchase it myself, but making sure our library gets a copy is important to me as well.

    Thanks for letting us know about this, Conor!