Doughnuts and Top Cow - Official
Focusing on everything Top Cow -- TCU comics, Minotaur Press, Pilot Season, anime, video games, & more -- the all-new Doughnuts & Top Cow podcast is updated fortnightly. Hosted by John Grigas & Josh Crawley, Doughnuts & Top Cow is the official Top Cow Productions podcast; by the fans, for the fans!

Our microphones are frozen!

So, while we try to thaw out, we are revisiting our Holiday Gift Guide from 2010.  Everything on this list is still good stuff . . . you can find things in the Top Cow Store, on, or perhaps even on Ebay for those out-of-print items!

Have a wonderful holiday season!  We'll return next year with some great interviews and reviews!


Direct download: DTCEpisode035.mp3
Category:Official Top Cow Podcast -- posted at: 7:15am PDT

John and Josh discuss the new doughnut shop in town - Hurts Donut Co. We only discuss it becuase the lines are too long to buy any! John noted that they are open 24 hours a day, though, so we'll be reviewing them real soon.

For Top Cow, we look at Mechanism #1 by Raffaele Ienco. Raffaele created, wrote, drew, and lettered the book as well. We talk about its merits, its challenges, and whether its worth reading in the floppies or in trade!

Doughnuts were on hand, however. They were from the "fresh" case at the local Target.

Direct download: Episode_120_-_Mechanism.mp3
Category:Official Top Cow Podcast -- posted at: 2:14pm PDT

Episode 119 - Matt Hawkins plus Romulus

Matt Hawkins calls in to give us updates on what's coming up from Top Cow Productions! He discusses some of the books in the works for the Top Cow Universe, and we discuss prospects for the titles in the Edenverse as well. Matt shares insider information about what's on the table and what is likely to happen over the next year.

Josh and John also take a look at Romulus #1, which just came out. They analyze the art and story ideas - and John got to share some of his typically crazy theories!

Doughnuts this week are from Speedway.

Direct download: Episode_119_-_Matt_Hawkins_plus_Romulus.mp3
Category:Official Top Cow Podcast -- posted at: 2:36pm PDT

Episode 118 - Eclipse and Eden's Fall

John and Josh check out two newly launched books: Eclipse #1 and Eden's Fall #1!

Eclipse is a unique post-apocalyptic tale with unlimited potential for back stories and unlocked mysteries. And the damaged world was created by a natural disaster. We think.

Eden's Fall is a mega-event featuring three of Top Cow's best books: Think Tank, Postal, and The Tithe.

Doughnuts this week are from Hy Vee!

Direct download: 118_-_Eclipse_and_Edens_Fall.mp3
Category:Official Top Cow Podcast -- posted at: 2:00pm PDT

Episode 117 - Cyberforce - Artifacts

Granted superhuman abilities via cybernetic implants, they were created to be the pawns of a corrupt and evil corporation. Free and united against their creators, they are known as Cyberforce.

Today Josh and John dive into Line Webtoons to check out the All New and All Free chapters of Cyberforce - Artifacts! Join them as they talk about the format, art, and story.

Doughnuts are long johns from Woodmans.


Direct download: Episode_117_-_Cyberforce_on_Webtoons.mp3
Category:Official Top Cow Podcast -- posted at: 3:10pm PDT

Episode 116 - Switch and Top Cow News

Wild and Crazy Times Continue! Today we run through some third party info from the Top Cow Panel at San Diego (thanks, Gene and Royce)! Then we take a few minutes to discuss Switch by Stjepan Sejic. We highly recommend this book, even though it has been cancelled for publication. The trade is solicited and WILL come out!

Then we put a call out for our Fantasy Football League this season. Would you like a team and a chance to win signed Top Cow books? Catch us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at

No doughnuts this week, only delicious Top Cow!

Direct download: Episode_116_-_Switch_plus_Top_Cow_News.mp3
Category:Official Top Cow Podcast -- posted at: 8:35am PDT

Episode 115 - September Mourning Arrives

Josh and John reconvene following the arrival of the Kickstarter package containing September Mourning #1 and #2!  The results are remarkably good, with some interesting story elements and enjoyable art.

Did you get the package?  Dial in to compare notes.  Did you skip the campaign?  Dial in to see if you should put the book on your radar once its released to the public.

Doughnuts this time are from Dunkin' Donuts, where John was lured by the sight of several police officers on top of the building waving madly to passers by.  

Direct download: Episode_115_-_September_Mourning_Arrives.mp3
Category:Official Top Cow Podcast -- posted at: 6:23am PDT