Second Printing: September 1968 EXTENDED (w/Mike Allred) - "Even an Android Can Cry"


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Mike Allred is one of the greatest and most prolific comics creators in the history of the industry. From his creator-owned work like Madman (celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022), Red Rocket 7, The Golden Plates, iZombie, and Bowie, to critically acclaimed runs on Marvel titles, including FF (with Matt Fraction), X-Statix (with Peter Milligan), and the Eisner Award-winning Silver Surfer (with Dan Slott), Mike has repeatedly redefined the medium and himself as an artist.

His latest work, X-Ray Robot, is now available in trade paperback at your local comics shop. The glasses-free 3D cover gallery in the back of the book will blow your mind.

Thank you for supporting us on Patreon! Enjoy this extended edition, with more than an hour of extra content. Our wide-ranging conversation touches on Mike's early career, his spirituality, his lifelong struggle with mental health, and what we promise is the sweetest meet-cute you've ever heard.

Stories Covered In Detail This Episode:

"Enter -- the Exquisite Elemental!" - Fantastic Four #81, by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby w/Joe Sinnott, ©1968 Marvel Comics

"Even an Android Can Cry" - Avengers #58, written by Roy Thomas, art by John Buscema and George Klein, ©1968 Marvel Comics

"To Squash a Spider!" - Amazing Spider-Man #67, written by Stan Lee, art by John Romita and Jim Mooney, ©1968 Marvel Comics

"The Power and the Prize!" - Silver Surfer #3, written by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema and Joe Sinnott, ©1968 Marvel Comics

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