Beyond My Comic Shop: Buying Books with Ben (Part IV of IV)

Host Anthony Desiato concludes his four-episode deep dive into the extensive back issue buying and selling practices of Zapp! Comics founder and co-owner Ben Lichtenstein. In the finale of this “Beyond My Comic Shop” miniseries, Anthony and Ben discuss who Ben looks up to in the dealer world, how collections are a record of someone’s fandom and life, and what Ben’s road trips are like. Bonus: This episode contains a free preview of the series premiere of MY SUPER FAN HISTORY, available now at the My Comic Shop History Patreon page. Tune in for the midseason premiere of My Comic Shop History (aka Season 4B of “Con Season”) on 9/19/18!

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 192: DC Comics, Justice League, Personal Issues and Limits

We are back for the attack and bringing you a bunch of books as well as nonsense and such.  Find out what Dan Didio thinks of us and what we think of him as well as what Steve Orlando thinks of the New Age of Heroes books.  Enjoy!  Check out our Patreon (www.patreon.com/weirdscience) and for as little as $1 a month, you can help support the podcast and get a bunch of shows! This Week’s Patreon Spotlight: Batman #54, Cover #1 and United States vs. Murder Inc. #1

  • Intro (0:00), Justice League #7 (11:56), Deathstroke #35 (34:36), Adventures of Super Sons #2 (58:11), Mail #1(1:14:55), Green Lanterns #54 (1:43:55), Green Arrow #44 (2:01:30), Nightwing #48 (2:20:22), Mail #2 (2:37:21), Harley Quinn #49 (3:08:31), The Dreaming #1 (3:40:11), Rant and Raves (3:55:53), Wrong Turn Game (4:27:04), The Unexpected #4 (4:37:26), Mail #3 (5:33:57), The Curse of Brimstone #6 (6:18:08)
  • Keywords: Comics, Comic Books, Comic Book Podcast, Comics Podcast, Batman, Superman, DC Comics, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Podcast, Comic Book, superhero, superhero podcast, DCU, DC YOU, dc rebirth, dc comics rebirth, batman rebirth, superman rebirth, green arrow rebirth, green lantern rebirth, New 52, Supergirl, Superboy
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Radio Free Asgard 327

This fortnight, we look at The Mighty Thor #9, from 2016! Oubliette Midas and the Silver Samurai have captured Dario Agger, and it’s up to Thor and Roz Solomon to save him to keep Manhattan from being destroyed! This is, as they say, an all-action ish! Don’t miss it!

Beyond My Comic Shop: Buying Books with Ben (Part III of IV)

Host Anthony Desiato continues his four-episode deep dive into the extensive back issue buying and selling practices of Zapp! Comics founder and co-owner Ben Lichtenstein. In Part 3 of this “Beyond My Comic Shop” miniseries, Anthony and Ben talk about the legacy and teachability of the Zapp! buying method, the books that still excite Ben, and some of the biggest collections Ben has dealt.

Radio Free Asgard 326

This week we have a look at a very unusual business meeting, Dario Agger gets picked on, Jane Foster gets abducted by Shield, and Roz Solomon returns! All in The Mighty Thor #8!

Radio Free Asgard 325

This week we’re looking at The Mighty Thor #7! It’s Grey Hulk…er…Bodolf the Black…against the world, as he takes on not only Thor, but Loki, as well! Meanwhile, Dario Agger goes hunting dwagon!

Beyond My Comic Shop: Buying Books with Ben (Part II of IV)

Host Anthony Desiato continues his four-episode deep dive into the extensive back issue buying and selling practices of Zapp! Comics founder and co-owner Ben Lichtenstein. In Part 2 of this “Beyond My Comic Shop” miniseries, Anthony and Ben talk about navigating potential conflicts, the art of negotiation, price guides, and the grading & restoration of books.

Beyond My Comic Shop: Buying Books with Ben (Part I of IV)

Host Anthony Desiato begins a four-episode deep dive into the extensive back issue buying and selling practices of Zapp! Comics founder and co-owner Ben Lichtenstein. In Part 1 of this “Beyond My Comic Shop” miniseries, Anthony and Ben examine the building blocks that shaped Ben’s work ethic and business philosophy. Stops along Ben’s “secret origin” include his first exposure to comic books at Bernie’s Smoke Shop and Jan’s Lollipop, part-time job at Häagen-Dazs, and earliest convention experiences at the Creation and Fred Greenberg shows of the 1980s.

Radio Free Asgard 323

This week, it’s back to 2016 as we cover The Mighty Thor #6! It’s a fill-in issue as Dario Agger covers Alfheim with oil. Meanwhile, in the 9th century, Thor and Loki teach a Viking named Bodolf all about the power of prayer!

My Comic Shop Book Club: Man of Steel by Bendis

Host Anthony Desiato takes to the skies once more with 13th Dimension’s Dan Greenfield, this time to discuss the 2018 MAN OF STEEL miniseries by Marvel-turned-DC writer Brian Michael Bendis. SPOILER WARNING. Part 2 of a two-part book club event. If you missed the previous installment, in which Anthony and Dan tackled the five major post-Crisis tellings of Superman’s origin, download it now!

Radio Free Asgard 322

This week we finish our look at The Mighty Thor #400! In this epsiode, we have the ‘origin’ of Fandral the Dashing! Thor and Hercules hold hands! Loki tempts a fire demon with…souls? plus a few bonus features!

Radio Free Asgard 321

It’s a real landmark this week, as we cover the super giant-sized Thor #400! (Well, the first half of it, anyway!)

In this conclusion to the War of the Gods, we have Thor vs. Surtur! Odin vs. Seth! The Black Knight used as a projectile! Plus Joe Sinnott on inks! Nuff said!

Radio Free Asgard 320

This week we’re covering Thor #399! Odin is back! Does this mean the tide will be turning in the war against Seth and his minions? Or is he just one of far too many characters to fit properly in the story… plus the Black Knight is still getting stiff! That Cialis he’s on must be good stuff… Plus, some listen feedback!

My Comic Shop Book Club: Superman Origins

Host Anthony Desiato journeys to Krypton, Smallville, and Metropolis with guest Dan Greenfield (13th Dimension) as they discuss the five major post-Crisis tellings of Superman’s origin story: MAN OF STEEL (1986) by John Byrne, FOR ALL SEASONS by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, BIRTHRIGHT by Mark Waid and Leinil Yu, SECRET ORIGIN by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, and AMERICAN ALIEN by Max Landis. Part 1 of a two-part book club event. Anthony and Dan will be back in two weeks for Part 2, which will tackle MAN OF STEEL (2018) by Brian Michael Bendis.

Radio Free Asgard Presents: The Complete Norse Mythology, Part 9

In this final installment of our coverage of Norse Mythology by Kevin Crossley-Holland, we re-present “Loki’s Flyting” from Episode 162, The Binding of Loki” from Episode 252, and finally….. “Ragnarok” from Episode 261.

Music from “Eddan: The Invincible Sword of the Elfsmith” is copyright Mats Wendt, and is used with permission.