Radio Free Asgard 286

This week it’s an all-action issue as Malekith’s invasion of Asgard hits a snag… a little snag called Thor, The Warriors Three, and Beta Ray Bill!

We have elves riding dogs, not to mention winter in a box, so what do I comment on? Bad pizza physics!

Radio Free Asgard 285

We’re back! This week we’re covering Thor v2 #30! It’s the return (again??) of Malekith, his pixie friends, Beta Ray Bill (aka Bill-ric of Melnibone), some forced cross-over nonsense, and some great art by Andy Kubert! Nuff said!

My Comic Shop History 3.6: Fat Moose Comics (Garden State Part 2)

Host Anthony Desiato concludes his trip to the Garden State with a stop at Fat Moose Comics (est. 1982) in Whippany. The Flat Squirrel meets the Fat Moose! Anthony enjoys a casual chat with current Fat Moose owner Matt Potucek and employee (aka “heart and soul of the store”) Shawn Hendricks about Diamond Comic Distributors’ secret shoppers, balancing legacy with innovation, and much more.

Radio Free Asgard 284

This week we cover Thor V2 #29! Jurgens, Kubert & Co present Thor vs The Wrecking Crew, with the life of Hogun the Grim in the balance! Plus, Jagrfelm has a bit of elf trouble, as Malekith the Accused takes “raiding the ice box” to a whole new level ūüėČ

New 52 Review Ep 13: Detective Comics Vol 1 – Faces of Death Part 1

This episode is part one of a two parter on Detective Comics Vol 1: Faces of Death

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Dark Nights – Metal #1

Jim and Eric shine the spotlight on Dark Nights: Metal. ¬†It’s the big book of the week, the summer…and maybe more! ¬†If you like what you hear, check out our regular weekly podcast where we review all the DC Comic Books that come out each week.

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My Comic Shop History 3.5: Zapp! Comics (Garden State Part 1)

Host Anthony Desiato continues his journey to comic book stores around the country with a visit to Zapp! Comics in Wayne, NJ. Anthony engages owner Ben Lichtenstein about his business philosophy, and Ben serves up a comics retail masterclass on: the importance of product turnover and diversification, the art of the deal in buying and selling back issue, and common industry pitfalls. This episode is Part 1 of a two-episode visit to the Garden State.

Radio Free Asgard 283

Hey, we’re here this week too!¬†In between episodes of me packing for my upcoming move,¬†we’re looking at Thor v.2 ¬†#28, in which our hero and the Warriors Three do some New York City sight-seeing, Sif does some ruling, the Wrecker and his Wrecking Crew hang around in a cheap motel… in costume… and someone offers to “polish Thor’s helmet”…if you know what I mean… Don’t miss it!

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 136: DC Comics, Fart Sounds and Editor Eric

Jim and Eric are joined by vacationing (and Birthday Boy) Reggie to pump out another week of DC Comic Reviews. ¬†They also talk about check out line issues, how Eric would edit the books and listen to plenty of fart sounds. ¬†Yes…fart sounds. ¬†Enjoy!

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Radio Free Asgard 282

It’s Epsiode 282 Redux, as we recover from the Great HD Crash of ’17! In this episode we cover The Mighty Thor (v.2) #27, as Jurgens, Larsen, and Janson give us the second half of the Absorbing Man story! It’s a slug fest in a crumbling tenement with Jane Foster and Titania’s lives in the balance!

Superman Fan Podcast Episode #368 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated April 1964: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #76!

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 76, April 1964!

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This 500TH individual episode features SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 76, April 1964, published on February 27, 1964 (26 years before my son’s birthday). It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¬Ę.The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.

– ELASTIC LAD AND HIS LEGION ROMANCES (9 pgs.), written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by John Forte. This was Siegel’s 79th silver age Superman Family story, and his 124th overall for the era. The story was reprinted in ADVENTURE COMICS 503, September 1983, published on June 2, 1983. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of $1.25. This issue was also the final issue of the series, which began as NEW COMICS, cover dated December 1935, published around November 2, 1935. It was the second series published by the company that would become DC Comics as we know it today, after NEW FUN COMICS 1, cover date February 1935, published on January 11, 1935.

– THE DEATH MARCH (9 pgs.), written by Leo Dorfman and drawn by Al Plastino. It was reprinted in SUPERMAN FAMILY 164 (which continued the numbering of Jimmy Olsen’s title), the April/May 1974 issue, published on January 24, 1974. It contained 100 pages for the cover price of 60¬Ę.

– THE GOOSE WITH THE GOLDEN EGG (8 pgs.), writer unknown, pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein.

Also highlighted in this episode are the issue’s ads and other features, including the JIMMY OLSEN’S PEN PALS letter column.

Elsewhere in DC Comics,¬†31 titles¬†carried the April or April/May 1964 cover date, according to¬†Mike’s Amazing World Of DC Comics.


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Radio Free Asgard Presents: The Complete Norse Mythology, Part 5

It’s a computer problems special! Part 5 of this compilation includes “The Lay of Vafthrudnir” from Ep. 126, “Thor’s Journey To Utgard” from Ep. 99, and “The Lay of Hymir” from Ep. 207! There are feats of strength! Lame Goats! Dead giants! Odin dickery! Thor going on a fishing trip! Good stuff, y’all!

My Comic Shop History 3.4: Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse

Host Anthony Desiato continues his journey to comic book stores around the country with a visit to Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia. Amalgam and its owner, Ariell Johnson, have received considerable media coverage from both industry and mainstream outlets since the store opened in late 2015. Anthony asks Ariell about navigating the attention, using her platform to effect change on multiple levels within the industry, and operating two business within one.

Radio Free Asgard 281

This week we’re back to the start of the millennium with Thor v2 #26! The Absorbing Man is back! And he needs a doctor! Sif has *really* long fingers, Odin falls alseep again, Keith Kinkaid comes back long enough to be smacked in the face with a ball & chain! RFA! It’s what the doctor ordered!

My Comic Shop History 3.3: Midtown Comics

Host Anthony Desiato continues his journey to comic book stores around the country with a visit to Midtown Comics in New York City. Anthony is joined by Ted Alexander (Store Manager, Downtown location) and Henry Varona (Marketing Assistant & Events Coordinator) to discuss how Midtown operates on such a large scale while still remaining a local comic book store. BONUS: Following his conversation with Ted and Henry, Anthony brings in Dan Greenfield (13th Dimension) to talk about the customer experience at Midtown.