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Step 1: Subscribe to the Storied Arcs Podcast

Welcome to the Storied Arcs Podcast! This podcast exists to explore the world of indie and creator-owned comics. These are some of the best stories out there, they push the boundaries of the medium, and are typically under-represented in the world of media coverage, adaptations, and podcasts.   In each episode, we will discuss one story arc, typically in the form of a trade paperback, for a completed comic series.  In general, we will be avoiding ongoing or continuing series so that we can discuss a work in its entirety. We have nothing against the “Big Two” (Marvel and DC) but there are plenty of great podcasts that cover those stories.  We might even eventually cover a book or two from Marvel or DC. But for now, we’re looking to dive deeper into comics from publishers like Image, Dark Horse, Black Mask, Boom, and even independently published material on platforms like SubStack. Simply put, we love comics and their creators.

As the name of the podcast suggests, we love story arcs. In our podcast, we’ll focus on closed story arcs. This means we’re not going to cover the weekly pull list or long continuous stories.  We want stories that are already published in their final form and generally are closed to future expansion. This will hopefully make it easy for you to read along since you won’t have to track down any potentially rare issues that speculators have consumed, and for the most part you can probably get the material we’re discussing from your local comic shop or public library.

The final piece of this is community interaction. This whole podcast was founded on the love of water cooler talk at a local shop and we want that to extend to the internet. This website has links to our social media pages and our Facebook group so you can interact with stories that we’ve discussed or even lobby for us to discuss your favorite trade paperback.

Step 2: Pick a book and listen to our back catalog

If you’re new to us, then you may enjoy listening to past seasons of the Storied Arcs podcast. Grab a copy of the books and binge or read at your own pace, our episodes will be ready for you once you’ve finished reading. Alex and Mike have covered:

Book cover for Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughn and Cliff ChiangBook cover for Grass Kings by Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins, and Hilary JenkinsBook cover for The Underwater Welder by Jeff LemireBook cover for Kill or Be Killed by Ed Brubaker and Sean PhillipsBook cover for The Flintstones by Mark Russell and Steve PughBook cover for Not All Robots by Mark Russell and Mike Deodato JrBook cover for The Seeds by Ann Nocenti and David AjaBook Cover for The Nightly News by Jonathan HickmanBook cover for The Unwritten by Mike Carey and Peter GrossBook cover for The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel BaBook cover for Eight Billion Genies by Charles Soule and Ryane BrowneBook cover for DIE by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie HansBook cover for Outpost Zero The Complete Collection by Sean Kelley McKeever and Alexandre TefenkgiBook cover for The Good Asian by Pornsak Pichetshote Alexandre TefenkgiBook cover for Gospel by Will Morris from Image Comics.Cover for Plume by K. Lynn Smith

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