Best of the Rest

Best of the Rest, An Indie Comics Podcast, is a reflective but not pedantic look at Alternative/independent comics both current and past. Hosts Dennis Chandler and Jay Loving delve into works from publishers such as Vault, Scout, Lion Forge, Fantagraphics, Oni Press, Hard Case Crime, Drawn and Quarterly and others. The cast is for everyone, whether you’re a reader of alternative comics, want to get started or just a curious onlooker. Listen in for Dennis and Jay’s lively discussion mixed with humor (they hope) about the wide-ranging world of Independent comics. 

Best of the Rest is hosted by Dennis Chandler and Jay Loving and produced by Jay Loving. Get in touch with us via Twitter, @botrcomics, by sending us an e-mail.

Best of the Rest has released 69 episodes since launching on Jul 07, 2017

Dennis and Jay discuss the May Previews catalog for comics released in July.

In this interview with David Pepose and Jorge Santiago Jr., Dennis and jay discuss with them Spencer & Locke an inventive and thoroughly entertaining work published by Action Lab that has been touted as Calvin and Hobbes meets Sin City."  Huh? Join us as David and Jorge give us insight into the creation of this singular work and tease us about what to expect in volume two!

Dennis and Jay begin with a look at publisher Vault Comics. In typical fashion, however, the conversation goes down a number of avenues.  What indie publishers are making the most impact?  What is the entertainment value of a comic book?  How much are Dennis's 40 long boxes worth?  Is Jay really going soft on Black Mask Studios?  The answers may surprise you.

Michael Moreci joins Dennis and Jay to discuss his new work Wasted Space from Vault Comics.  Touted as "Philip K. Dick thrown into a blender with Preacher", Moreci's latest offering will have you eager to take a sip of this potent concoction.

Dennis and Jay reflect on their first trip to the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo(C2E2).  Find out what they liked best, what they liked least and whether or not they found the ideal copy of Batman 181.  And yes, as always there are a few sidetracks in the discussion.

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