Radio Free Krypton
Show 20logo

Radio Free Krypton is a podcast about comics and the people who make them. Hosts Justin Chandler and Jacob Dubé interview comic creators from around the world with a focus on Canadian stories. RFK is broadcast throughout the multiverse and airs first on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Editing help by Mitchell Thompson.
***Voted "Best Podcast of 2018" in the CanComicsWiki Awards***

  1. Thumb 1553133734 artwork

    Toronto ComiCon is the friendships you made along the way

    Justin, Jacob and Mitchell reunite for Toronto ComiCon. After three years of covering this convention, they debate how best to keep cons fresh, catch up with creators they've interviewed before, and meet some new ones to watch out for. Featuring interviews with Danny Zabbal, Casey Parsons, Shawn Daley, Megan Huang, Paris Alleyne, Jason Loo and Te'Shawn Dwyer.

  2. Thumb 1551991284 artwork

    Jason Lutes on "Berlin," fascism and spending 22 years on one book

    In Episode 117, host Jacob Dubé speaks with comic creator Jason Lutes about Berlin, a huge 800-page epic telling the stories of the citizens of the German capital between the two World Wars. They talk about the 22-year creation of the book and the everyday stories of those experiencing the rise of fascism in their neighbourhoods.

  3. Thumb 1550716509 artwork

    Ep 116: All the cartoons I've loved before

    We know your first crush was a cartoon. Don't lie. We've all been there. The shows one watches growing up can have a big effect on them and so can those crushes. Host Justin Chandler is joined by friends of the show Sid Drmay and Maddie Lychek to talk about the drawings they loved and what those early yearnings meant.

  4. Thumb 1549384421 artwork
  5. Thumb 1548356439 artwork
  6. Thumb 1547157810 artwork

    Ep 113: Creator Series - We talk pretty with Sam Miserendino

    Comics writer Sam Miserendino joins the Creator Series book club, where people who make comics talk about the books that inspired them. Sam's pick, "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by humourist David Sedaris, is a series of essays based on the author's life.

  7. Thumb 1545067818 artwork
  8. Thumb 1544234790 artwork
  9. Thumb 1543517072 artwork

    Ep 110: Woman World with Aminder Dhaliwal

    In Aminder Dhaliwal's new book Woman World, all the men have died off (spoiler: it doesn't turn out too bad). In this episode, Jacob speaks to Dhaliwal about her book, transitioning the stories from Instagram, and representing identities without making them the butt of every joke.

  10. Thumb 1540588801 artwork
  11. Thumb 1541106064 artwork

    Ep 108: Overwatch and comics as a lore booster

    This week hosts Justin and Jacob reunite with RFK alum Sid Drmay to talk about their favourite online shooter, Overwatch. The story of the game itself doesn't make much sense, but loads of animated shorts and online comics fill out its confusing (but endearing world). They discuss comics as a way to easily add more lore to a game and TV show, and when to know when you're just being sold to.

  12. Thumb 1539874822 artwork

    Ep 107: Indexing indies with Brendan Montgomery

    Justin talks to Brendan Montgomery about his Canadian Independent Comic Book Wiki, which collects and lists details about independent Canadian comics, the characters in them and the people who make them.

  13. Thumb 1538082796 artwork

    Ep 105-106: Crisis of Toxic Nerds - Gamer Edition

    For this year's CJRU fund drive, we partnered with the station's gaming show, Built to Play, to bring you Crisis of Toxic Nerds, a two-part documentary investigating where the toxicity in geek culture comes from, and what we can do about it.

    In this part, BTP hosts Arman Aghbali and Daniel Rosen focus on toxic masculinity in gaming specifically. They talk to talk to Laine "Superphrenic" Yuhas about Dota 2, sexism and her organisation, Desoladies. Later, researcher Emma Vossen, an expert on gaming and gender, gives them a run down on what it means to be a gamer, and why that sucks for everyone.

  14. Thumb 1538082806 artwork

    Ep 105-106: Crisis of Toxic Nerds - Comics Edition

    For this year's CJRU fund drive, we partnered with the station's gaming show, Built to Play, to bring you Crisis of Toxic Nerds, a two-part documentary investigating where the toxicity in geek culture comes from, and what we can do about it.

    In this part, RFK hosts Justin and Jacob try to make sense of an old beast with a new face: Comicsgate. They speak to comics writer and editor Stephanie Cooke, rapper More or Les, professor Benjamin Woo and writer and PhD candidate Safiyya Hosein about how toxicity develops and the importance of diverse representations in comics.

  15. Thumb 1537718194 artwork

    Batman wants you to donate to the CJRU fund drive. Please!

    This past year, our host station CJRU 1280 AM offered free weekly workshops for Syrian refugees, offering people a chance to tell their own stories through radio documentary. Starting Sept. 24, CJRU is holding a Fund Drive to raise $3,300 to fund another round of these Refugee Radio workshops.

  16. Thumb 1536973343 artwork
  17. Thumb 1536528840 artwork
  18. Thumb 1536259099 artwork

    Ep 104: Putting rap first and comics second with More or Les

    How do you musically celebrate geekdom without giving into corporate culture and fanboy craze? Toronto rapper More or Les grappled with that question while producing his new album, "Nerd Love." which features tracks about giant robots, representation and commercialism.

  19. Thumb 1535658680 artwork

    Inside the Orbit of "Prisoners of Gravity" — Part Four

    Welcome to “Inside the Orbit of Prisoners of Gravity,” a Radio Free Krypton documentary bringing you the inside story on “Prisoners of Gravity,” the cult-classic Canadian show which ran from 1989 to 1994 and changed the way science fiction, comics and pop culture are discussed in media. In Part Four, we analyze PoG's legacy and ask if a show like it could air today.

  20. Thumb 1534955138 artwork

    Inside the Orbit of "Prisoners of Gravity" — Part Three

    Welcome to Part Three of “Inside the Orbit of Prisoners of Gravity,” a Radio Free Krypton documentary bringing you the inside story on “Prisoners of Gravity,” the cult-classic Canadian show which ran from 1989 to 1994 and changed the way science fiction, comics and pop culture are discussed in media.

    “Prisoners of Gravity” was the first Canadian TV show to discuss comics and sci-fi seriously. By doing so, it helped change how a generation viewed genre fiction. We talk to fans who say PoG changed their lives.

  21. Thumb 1534084663 artwork

    Inside the Orbit of "Prisoners of Gravity" — Part Two

    Welcome to Part Two of “Inside the Orbit of Prisoners of Gravity,” a Radio Free Krypton documentary bringing you the inside story on “Prisoners of Gravity,” the cult-classic Canadian show which ran from 1989 to 1994 and changed the way science fiction, comics and pop culture are discussed in media.

  22. Thumb 1533669728 artwork

    Inside the Orbit of "Prisoners of Gravity" — Part One

    Welcome to “Inside the Orbit” a four-part Radio Free Krypton documentary bringing you the inside story on “Prisoners of Gravity,” the cult-classic Canadian show which ran from 1989 to 1994 and changed the way science fiction, comics and pop culture are discussed in media.

    In part one, we talk to the PoG’s creators and fans about how it started, what its goals were and what the media landscape was like when the program first aired.

  23. Thumb 1533005311 artwork

    Ep 103: It's a Hawkworld after all with Danny Zabbal

    In the eighth instalment of the Creator Series, Danny Zabbal (who makes "Life, Death & Sorcery" and "Obsolete Heroes") joins Justin and Jacob to discuss "Hawkworld," Timothy Truman's 1989 dystopia featuring Hawkman.

  24. Thumb 1532200784 artwork
  25. Thumb 1532031103 artwork

    Ep 101: Cauldron Magazine with Sam Noir

    Hosts Justin Chandler and Mitchell Thompson speak with comic creator Sam Noir about his new project, Cauldron Magazine with Shane Heron and Ricky Lima. They talk about the surreal style of the magazine and some of Sam's other works.

  26. Thumb 1531276769 artwork

    Ep 100: How Robert Sikoryak turned Trump speeches and iTunes' terms into comics history

    In "The Unquotable Trump," cartoonist Robert Sikoryak matches famous comics covers to choice lines from the President's speeches. In "Terms and Conditions," he takes readers on a journey through the best of American comics and the entire iTunes user agreement. Robert tells Justin what it's like to draw in so many different styles using such unconventional texts.

  27. Thumb 1530820102 artwork
  28. Thumb 1529952764 artwork

    Ep 98: Creator Series - "Louis Riel" with Shawn Daley

    For the RFK Creator Series, Toronto artist and writer Shawn Daley joins hosts Justin and Jacob to discuss Louis Riel, Chester Brown's biographical comic on the Métis leader. They also discuss the wonderful feeling of sorrow and emptiness a good book can leave you with.

  29. Thumb 1529548251 artwork

    Ep 97: Creator Series-More or Les on Hawkeye

    Hosts Justin and Mitchell join Toronto rapper More or Les to talk about Matt Fraction's take on everyone's sixth or seventh favourite Avenger, Hawkeye. Listen in for insight on the private life of the arrow-slinging superhero as well as some info on More or Les' upcoming musical works.

  30. Thumb 1528853927 artwork

    Ep 96: The ever-changing Wonder Woman with Michael D'Alimonte

    She's one of the world's most popular superheroes and she's always changing. Justin and Jacob join journalist and podcaster Michael D'Alimonte to discuss his deep-dive podcast into the history of Wonder Woman, Comics 401.

  31. Thumb 1527820847 artwork

    Ep 95: Creator Series-Shane Heron on "Planetary"

    Warren Ellis and John Cassaday's epic Planetary is a genre-hopping love letter to comics and sci-fi. It's also a masterclass example of serialized storytelling. Writer and artist Shane Heron (Morris and Black Hole Hunters Club) joins Justin, Jacob and Mitchell to discuss the comic.

  32. Thumb 1527792548 artwork
  33. Thumb 1527188977 artwork

    Ep 93: We review "Deadpool 2" and ask if Deadpool's even funny

    It seems that for most people, Deadpool 2 hit the mark, but we're not so sure. Justin and friend of the show Ally Enrile discuss what they liked and what they didn't. Then Justin and Mitchell ask what makes a good Deadpool story. When does parody and camp go too far?

  34. Thumb 1526441244 artwork
  35. Thumb 1525890776 artwork
  36. Thumb 1525236046 artwork

    Ep 90: After "Avengers: Infinity War," we are all Thanos' children

    In terms of scale, Avengers: Infinity War is the biggest comic book movie ever. With 10 years and 18 films to build it up, does it live up to expectation? As your regular hosts lay broken at the feat of Thanos, three heroes—Ally Enrile, Iris Robin and Nathaniel Crouch—step in to save the day and break down the movie.

  37. Thumb 1524681262 artwork

    Ep 89: The Creator Series - Allison O'Toole on Mignola's Hellboy

    Listen to another chapter of our Creator Series with comics editor and treasured recurring guest to the show Allison O'Toole all about Mike Mignola's Hellboy series. Listen as hosts Justin, Jacob and Mitchell talk about Hellboy's antics, demeanor and unique art style, and Jacob experiences a scary flashback of an old Arthur episode.

  38. Thumb 1524168814 artwork

    Ep 88: The Creator Series - Killing and Dying with Jason Loo

    In the latest instalment of our Creator Series—where writers and artists talk to us about the work that inspires them—hosts Justin and Jacob talk to Pitiful Human Lizard creator Jason Loo about Adrian Tomine's Killing and Dying, a book of short comics that features not a single explosion, but a lot of heart.

  39. Thumb 1523546708 artwork
  40. Thumb 1522949602 artwork

    Ep 86: How "Samurai Grandpa" helped Shawn Daley refine his style

    Toronto comic creator Shawn Daley tells Justin and Jacob about Samurai Grandpa, a book he drew and Eastin Deverna wrote. They discuss how Shawn took influence from Dragon Ball, what it's like to work with a writer you've never met in person, and how an artist develops a recognizable style.

  41. Thumb 1522356495 artwork
  42. Thumb 1521752021 artwork

    Ep 84: Pizza tastes better at Toronto ComiCon

    On the rare time where there's a convention in Toronto, we're freed from our shackles in the studio and allowed to go outside. This week, hosts Jacob, Justin and Mitchell hit Toronto ComiCon to catch up with old guests and Swedish Chefs.

  43. Thumb 1521148741 artwork

    Ep 83: Inside a Prison Library's Comics Collection

    Hosts Jacob, Justin and Mitchell speak to Jameson Rohrer, a California prison librarian who's been doing popular Twitter call outs for donations about his comic collection, censorship and the comic community's reaction to his asks.

  44. Thumb 1520543523 artwork
  45. Thumb 1519936734 artwork

    Ep 81: Diamond Comic Distributors and the future of comic shops

    Buying monthly comics and comic shops can be hella confusing largely thanks to how comic distribution works. Last week, monopolistic supplier Diamond Comics Distributors announced a big change to how consumers will buy books. Justin and Jacob discuss their experience buying comics different ways.

  46. Thumb 1519312050 artwork
  47. Thumb 1518647580 artwork
  48. Thumb 1518124833 artwork
  49. Thumb 1517516390 artwork

    Ep 78: Getting Lively with Songs For The Dead

    Hosts Justin and Jacob talk with writers Andrea Fort, Michael Christopher Heron and artist Sam Beck about the relaunch of their comic series Songs For The Dead, all about a misunderstood necromancer. We talk the book, switching to a publisher, and their favourite RPG's.

  50. Thumb 1516915993 artwork
  51. Thumb 1515941793 artwork

    Ep 76: Doomsday Clock: I'm Just a Recton Who Can See the Strings.

    "Doomsday Clock" is a DC comic series that brings characters from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' classic, "Watchmen," to the universe of Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman. Justin, Jacob and Mitchell question the premise and examine the book's goal of righting DC's reboot wrongs.

  52. Thumb 1515683196 artwork

    Ep 75: Lopping heads with Andrew MacLean

    Hosts Mitchell and Jacob talk to Andrew MacLean, the creator of Head Lopper and Apocalyptigirl, some of the most vivid sci-fi and fantasy comics out in a while. We talk about character creation, Moebius, and where Head Lopper is going in the future.

  53. Thumb 1515007012 artwork
  54. Thumb 1514480081 artwork

    Ep 73: Best Comics of 2017

    Join Justin, Jacob (and eventually Mitchell, thanks to a rocket-launcher-based incident) as we discuss our favourite comics of the year— and mention that we stayed away from superhero comics, then immediately started talking about our favourite superhero comics. Honourable mentions include Emmanuelle Chateauneuf's Queen Street, Guy Delisle's hostage, and Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire's After Death.

  55. Thumb 1513869717 artwork

    Ep 72: Taking on "The Last Jedi" with Allison O'Toole and Jason Loo

    The newest Star Wars film, "The Last Jedi," is nothing if not noteworthy. To do it justice, RFK reunites the Star Wars panel, featuring comics editor Allison O'Toole (of Chapterhouse and Toronto Comics Press) and "Pitiful Human-Lizard" creator, Jason Loo. Why did this movie upset so many fans? Where do we go from here? And what does Luke's milk drinking mean for the Wookiepedia page on breasts?

  56. Thumb 1512875471 artwork
  57. Thumb 1512658259 artwork

    Ep 70: Revisiting Toronto's Christie Pits Riot with Jamie Michaels

    In 1933, hundreds in Toronto's Jewish community brawled with Nazi sympathizers in the Christie Pits park after a Nazi flag was unveiled following a baseball game. Eighty-four years later, Jamie Michaels of Dirty Water Comics is working to fund a comic about it. He tells Justin, Jacob and Mitchell about the in-depth research it took to put the story together and the relevance of the riots today.

  58. Thumb 1512054673 artwork

    Ep 69: Grant Morrison's Arkham Asylum with Iris Robin

    Our hosts (and wonderful guest Iris Robin) attempt to dissect Grant Morrison's Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, an intriguing and mysterious book where Batman is sent into Arkham to stop another one of the Joker's plots, or is it?

  59. Thumb 1511400126 artwork

    Ep 68: A League of Our Own with Iris Robin and Michael D'Alimonte

    Radio Free Krypton spent over a year mentally preparing for "Justice League," but it was still too big threat for them to face alone. Special guests Iris Robin and Michael D'Alimonte answer the call to take on the plot holes, lazy writing and poor characterization.

  60. Thumb 1510810959 artwork

    Ep 67: Twisted Dark with Neil Gibson

    Jacob goes solo and speaks with Neil Gibson, the author of Twisted Dark, a huge, thrilling, and incredibly organized series of connected stories. We talk about the books, comic TV shows, and some tips on good comic storytelling.

  61. Thumb 1510196679 artwork

    Ep 66: Thor Ragnaroks Our Socks Off feat. Christine Chua

    Former Nerd Goddess Christine Chua joins Justin and Jacob to review "Thor: Ragnarok." With self-aware comedy and a Sailor-Moon style villain, "Ragnarok" gets it right. Remember: the real Asgard was the friends you made along the way.

  62. Thumb 1509414813 artwork
  63. Thumb 1508996646 artwork
  64. Thumb 1508117204 artwork

    Ep 63: Better on Film—Kingsman, Kickass and the Comics of Mark Millar

    Why are "Kingsman: The Secret Service" and "Kickass" better as movies than comic books? Mitchell, Justin and Jacob analyze the works of prolific writer Mark Millar. He's known for popular books like "Civil War," "The Ultimates" and "Old Man Logan," but does his work hold up?

  65. Thumb 1507693595 artwork

    Ep 62: Waiting for a Gritty Underdog Reboot

    Which adorable puppers are the comic world's best? Hosts Justin and Jacob are joined by special guest/pup master Serena Sbrizzi to find out. They riff on Krypto, Hotdog, Marmaduke and Jacob's personal favourite, Underdog. Also listen as Mitchell, Jacob and Justin break down the new Justice League and Star Wars trailers, and question why Marvel is associating with arms dealers who aren't Tony Stark.

  66. Thumb 1507217287 artwork

    Ep 61: Zombie Jesus and Jello Biafra with Sam Miserendino

    Comics writer Sam Miserendino takes the old adage of "What Would Jesus Do?" to the next level in his book Prince of Pieces, where Jesus does finally come back to look over his work, and he's not happy. Hosts Jacob and Justin speak with Sam about his book and his unlikely friendship with Punk icon Jello Biafra.

  67. Thumb 1506264469 artwork

    Ep 60: This Comic Just Got Real!

    The stories in comics often feature people in colourful tights, but the medium works really well for telling non-fiction stories. From "Pyongyang" to "From Hell," we discuss what happens when comics get real.

  68. Thumb 1505093892 artwork

    Ep 59: Shane Heron on Space Fams and Comic Jams

    Shane Heron tells Justin and Jacob how Toronto's amateur comic creators hang out. He also tells them about his upcoming book "Morris," and "Black Hole Hunters Club," the swear-filled sci-fi book he draws.

  69. Thumb 1505398729 artwork

    Ep 58: French Canada's Weird Little Comics Universe

    The English market is dominating the comics industry, and Europe has a strong hold on the French side. Where does that leave Canada? Do we try and mimic the bigger industries or just do our own thing? We spoke to store owners and comic creators in Toronto and Montreal to find out the weird, unique state of French Canadian comics.

  70. Thumb 1504710758 artwork

    Ep 57: Radio Free Rewind: Life, Death and Existential Crises with Danny Zabbal

    It's a Radio Free Rewind! Listen back in time as Jacob and Justin talk with the writer and artist of "Life, Death & Sorcery" and "Obsolete Heroes," the very funny Danny Zabbal. They discuss comics, existential crises and how geeks are safer now. The first volume of "Life Death & Sorcery" should be out at the end of September.

  71. Thumb 1504060335 artwork

    Ep 56: The Ice Storm Cometh with Jon Berg

    Remember the Toronto Ice Storm? Artist and writer Jon Berg made a comic called "Blackout" about that frigid, frosty week. Justin and Jacob talk to him about the benefits of doing comics by hand and printing on nice paper.

  72. Thumb 1503165637 artwork

    Ep 55: Batman and Harley Quinn (and Sex and Fart Jokes)

    Superhero sex? Musical numbers? Farting in the Batmobile? The new "Batman and Harley Quinn" animated movie has it all. Special guest Evan Hoffman joins hosts Justin and Mitchell to discuss the film, Harley Quinn as a character, and where DC animation is at.

  73. Thumb 1502997253 artwork
  74. Thumb 1502313359 artwork

    Ep 53: How to Sell Your Comic with Steven Andrews

    So you've made a comic and now you want to sell it. But how? Steven Andrews, production editor for the Toronto Comics Anthology, takes Justin through the process. From pitching your comic to stores, to selling it on consignment, to getting an ISBN number, it's all here.

  75. Thumb 1501723485 artwork

    Ep 52: Great Scott (Snyder's Batman)!

    Your cartoon-crazy co-hosts dive deep into Scott Snyder's six-year-long Batman run. With Court of Owls, Death of the Family, Endgame and more, how has Snyder changed the Caped Crusader?

  76. Thumb 1501107190 artwork

    Ep 51: Magneto May Have Had a Point

    In this episode, hosts Mitchell and Justin talk about X-Men, the favourite comic team for misfits and Saturday morning cartoon watchers alike.

  77. Thumb 1500515451 artwork

    Radio Play: Igs Magnum's Last Stand

    With the radical Robot King closing in, the heroic Igs Magnum initiates his last Radio Free Rewind and travels back in time to July 21, 2016—the day RFK began. He meets the Ghost of Kryptons' Past, who shows Igs highlights from the first year of RFK to teach him the true meaning of comics. Will it be enough to defeat that murderous machine? You won't see the end coming.

  78. Thumb 1500517139 artwork

    Ep 50: The One Where We Talk Shop

    Isn't is nifty, RFK's 50! Justin, Jacob and Mitchell discuss the show's past, present and future. What did they learn over the past year and what can they do better?

  79. Thumb 1499916510 artwork
  80. Thumb 1499391203 artwork

    Ep 48: Who Watches Dave Baker's Sh***y Watchmen?

    Justin and Jacob interview American comic-creator and enamel-pin-maker Dave Baker of "Shitty Watchmen," "Fuck Off Squad" and "Action Hospital." They discuss the "Watchmen," creators' rights, Tintin and the beauty of complicated comics.

  81. Thumb 1498758836 artwork

    Ep 47: Radio Free Rewind-Get me throwbacks of Spider-Man!

    Spider-Man is everywhere these days! A new comic series by Chip Zdarsky and a new movie with promising early reviews are being released, so we decided to take a step back to our previous conversations with Chip and a long-time Spidey fan, Carl Solis. This episode is webtastic and I'm not very good at puns!

  82. Thumb 1498165673 artwork

    Ep 46: Highs and lows of DC Television

    Justin and his brother (and creator of our logo) Nathan talk about Arrow, The Flash, and the rest of the shows that make up DC's TV universe, what works and what doesn't.

  83. Thumb 1496716531 artwork

    Ep 45: Writing Life and Loving Manga with Emmanuelle Chateauneuf

    Writer and artist Emmanuelle Chateauneuf talks to Justin and Jacob about her book "Queen Street," which portrays 12 hours in the lives of a mother and her daughter. The book is based on the author's childhood and is influenced by manga she read growing up.

  84. Thumb 1496949459 artwork

    Ep 44: Wonder Woman V Sadboys

    DC has released their saving grace in the form of a great female-led-and-directed movie, Wonder Woman. But was there enough slow motion and moustaches? Tune in to find out.

  85. Thumb 1496348662 artwork

    Ep 43: D&D, Marvel and Freelance with Jim Zub

    Tune in as Justin and Jacob speak to local comic sensation Jim Zub about writing comics for Dungeons and Dragons, reviving one of Canada's oldest comic book heroes, and getting Marvel homework.

  86. Thumb 1495730513 artwork
  87. Thumb 1495073270 artwork
  88. Thumb 1494536145 artwork

    Ep 40: Just Put Jonathan Rotsztain in the Metro Already.

    In our 40th episode, our hosts speak with artist and cartoonist Jonathan Rotsztain about his Dreary Diary comic series, as well as his campaign to get his comic series about handing out Toronto's Metro published in the newspaper.

  89. Thumb 1493752517 artwork

    Ep 39: Star Wars Day Debate feat. Allison O'Toole, Danny Zabbal and Jason Loo

    In honour of Star Wars Day, Justin, Jacob and Mitchell host a Star Wars debate. Fighters include canvas doublet wearer and "Life, Death & Sorcery" creator Danny Zabbal, "The Pitiful Human-Lizard" creator and Wedge-head Jason Loo, and Allison O'Toole, Bail Organa fan and editor for the Toronto Comics Anthology and Chapterhouse.

  90. Thumb 1493567693 artwork

    Ep 38: Death in Comics/Cap is Still a Bad Guy

    Justin and Jacob discuss death in comics with Sid Drmay, then chat about the evil Captain America (who may not be what you think) and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2." Turns out Jacob hates Baby Groot.

  91. Thumb 1492694192 artwork
  92. Thumb 1492116940 artwork

    Ep 36: Telling our Stories: Immigrant Women's Resilience

    This week, Jacob speaks with editor Krittika Ghosh about Telling Our Stories: Immigrant Women's Resilience, a comic anthology about the experiences of immigrant women. Krittika tells us about the book, as well as the scoop on the state of Archie Comics in India.

  93. Thumb 1491705678 artwork

    Ep 35:The economics of webcomics with Built to Play

    Daniel Rosen and Arman Aghbali, hosts of video game podcast Built to Play, take over RFK this week to talk about the economics of creating webcomics with author Matt D. Wilson.

  94. Thumb 1491705157 artwork
  95. Thumb 1491704305 artwork

    Ep 33: Taking on Toronto ComiCon

    Justin, Jacob and Mitchell go to Toronto ComiCon! They catch up with Jason Loo, Shawn Daley and Danny Zabbal. They also meet some new people, like Captain Canuck creator Richard Comely and the funny folks at The Daily Cringe Podcast.

  96. Thumb 1491703833 artwork
  97. Thumb 1491703386 artwork
  98. Thumb 1491702930 artwork

    Ep 30: Lego Batman and the Clone Conspiracy

    Justin and Jacob talk about "The Lego Batman Movie" and the Spider-Man series "Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy." Much clicking and thwipping.

  99. Thumb 1491678720 artwork

    Ep 29: Allison O'Toole on Editing Comics

    Justin interviews Allison O'Toole, editor for Chapterhouse Publishing and the Toronto Comics Anthology. She talks about making indie comics and loving weird characters.

  100. Thumb 1491660790 artwork
  101. Thumb 1491660632 artwork
  102. Thumb 1491660282 artwork
  103. Thumb 1491622665 artwork

    Ep 25: Non-Cape Comics with Devin Jones

    The hosts talk to the beautifully-bearded Devin Jones about sci-fi series "Saga" and comics for people who don't like superheroes.

  104. Thumb 1491622408 artwork

    Ep 24: Campy Comics

    Justin and Mitchell talk about camp and its role on the 1966 Batman show and in modern shows like "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" and "Teen Titans Go."

  105. Thumb 1491622076 artwork

    Ep 23: The Comic Book Films of 2017

    Justin, Jacob and Mitchell talk about the movies they're most looking forward to in 2017. I swear we don't interrupt other people as much as we do each other.

  106. Thumb 1491621576 artwork

    Ep 22: The Best and the Rest of 2016

    For RFK's end of year show, Jacob and Justin discuss 2016's hits and misses. Stay safe and warm this holiday season!

  107. Thumb 1491621103 artwork

    Ep 21: Doctor Who with More or Les

    Justin, Jacob and Mitchell talked to rapper More or Les about Doctor Who and Toronto hip-hop. I hope you brought your sonic screwdriver, because we went deep.

  108. Thumb 1491617453 artwork

    Ep 20: Journalists in Comics with Sid Drmay

    RFK discusses the best and worst journalists that comics have to offer. Sidney Drmay guest hosts. Featuring Lois Lane, Peter Parker and Spider Jerusalem.

  109. Thumb 1491617038 artwork
  110. Thumb 1491616631 artwork

    Ep 18: Rap and Comics with Wordburglar

    Justin, Jacob and Mitchell interview rapper and writer Wordburglar about the Toronto rap scene and his comic "The Last Paper Route."

  111. Thumb 1491616224 artwork

    Ep 17: Queer Comics with Sid Drmay

    Justin, Jacob and Mitchell bring in special guest Sid Drmay to discuss how different sexualities are interpreted in comics.

  112. Thumb 1491615643 artwork

    Ep 16: Chip Zdarsky: The Sexy Mr. Svenson

    Jacob and Justin interview Chip Zdarsky about his work on "Sex Criminals," "Jughead," and "Howard the Duck," as well as his double life. It's sure to make you chuckle.

  113. Thumb 1491615141 artwork

    Ep 15: Spooky Scary Comics

    Your co-hosts get spooky and scary in honour of Halloween. It's horror comics galore featuring "Preacher," "Walking Dead" and "From Hell."

  114. Thumb 1491595229 artwork

    Ep 14: Comics Fight Live!

    For RFK's first ever live show, we challenged ourselves to a good old-fashioned comics fight. Tune in as hosts Jacob and Justin square off with Sid Drmay in a battle of wits. A hulking good time!

  115. Thumb 1491594681 artwork

    Ep 13: Luke Cage and Marvel's Netflix lineup

    Hosts Justin and Jacob talk about Luke Cage, Netflix's newest Marvel series, as well as the history of the character. Tune in if you love John Denver.

  116. Thumb 1491593977 artwork
  117. Thumb 1491593224 artwork

    Ep 11: Lost at Sea with Annie plus Three

    Your ever-loving hosts discuss Bryan Lee O'Malley's "Lost at Sea" and why the Riddler needs your respect. Featuring guest host Annie Arnone.

  118. Thumb 1491592785 artwork

    Ep 10: Welcome to the Multiverse

    Wondering what 2016 was like on the Earth where Jacob is taller and better-looking than Justin? Learn about the use of alternate timelines in comics here.

  119. Thumb 1491591540 artwork

    Ep 9: Moonshot The Indigenous Comics Collection

    Hosts Jacob and Justin speak with Elizabeth LaPensée, a writer and contributor to Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection Vol 1 and 2, about her work and the state of Indigenous representation in comics and the media.

  120. Thumb 1491590703 artwork
  121. Thumb 1491541648 artwork

    Ep 7: Nathan Boone and The New Frontier

    Listen in as Justin speaks with Nathan Boone about his new short film "Arty" and Darwin Cooke's iconic adaptation of the Justice League in The New Frontier.

  122. Thumb 1491540945 artwork

    Ep 6: Toronto Batman Under the Black Hood

    Justin and Jacob speak with Alexander Brovedani, the Toronto Batman, just before his final appearance in the cowl about what he plans to do in retirement.

  123. Thumb 1491540351 artwork

    Ep 5: The Killing Joke and Bat Booty

    In our fifth show, we talk about the film "Batman: The Killing Joke." We also discuss the book it's based on. Warning: episode contains Bat-Booty.

  124. Thumb 1491538439 artwork
  125. Thumb 1491537254 artwork

    Ep 3: Batman V. Superman The Ultimately Disappointing

    Our hosts Jacob, Justin and Mitchell (unfortunately) watched Batman V. Superman: The Ultimate Edition. Is it better than the original? Just longer? Are we just waiting for the novelization? Find out.

  126. Thumb 1491520904 artwork

    Ep 2: Captain Canuck and Peameal Bacon

    Captain Canuck is more Canadian than bagged milk. In our sophomore episode, our hosts speak to Kalman Andrasovky and Fadi Hakim from the Canadian comic publishing company Chapterhouse about rebooting the iconic hero.

  127. Thumb 1491517673 artwork

    Ep 1: Retcons, Reboots and Bouncy Boy

    In the inaugural episode of Radio Free Krypton, hosts Justin Chandler, Jacob Dubé and Mitchell Thompson talk about the new DC comics reboot, Marvel's Secret Wars and the return of Bouncy Boy.

Back Home