Meet the hosts

Nick Gates

Your comic book newbie!
Equal parts husband, dad, river bum, movie-lover, dungeon master, gamer, and nerd. Based in Oregon, USA.

Jason Helms

A professor of rhetoric at TCU in Ft. Worth, Texas, Jason is a big nerd. He loves comics, video games, and all sorts of other media, but what he enjoys most is analyzing them one by one, until they have been completely deconstructed.

you read comics, be proud!

At HTRC we answer all those questions your nerd-pride is too embarrassed to ask. The world of comics is prolific, deep and diverse, so it can be overwhelming finding titles you’ll enjoy. Join us as we dive in the deep end and show you the water is just fine.

We are here to help! Tweet us your comic book questions @howtoreadcomics or email us a Voice Memo to

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