My Comic Shop History 4.4: Con Season with the Collector

Host Anthony Desiato cracks the action figure packaging open with veteran collector Frank Rucco and delves into the fan’s view of comic conventions. The duo discusses collecting habits generally (including the completist mentality and the thrill of the hunt) and at shows specifically (including buying strategies and budgeting resources). Plus, the age-old debate: mint in box or loose?

Radio Free Asgard 316

This week we’re looking at Thor #396! Seth invades Asgard in force! In the absense of Asgard’s champion, will Balder’s desperation be Thor’s doom?? Also, we have a “worthy” villain, and the Earth Force is back. yay.

Weird Science Marvel Comics Podcast Ep 1: Marvel Fresh Start – Avengers #1

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Red Hood and the Outlaws #22

Check out our Patreon 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 White Knight #8 & Sideways #4 Continue reading

Radio Free Asgard 315

This week we cover Neil Gaiman’s retelling of the “Mead of the Poets” – It’s a long story (our longest reading yet, I believe) featuring murder, Odin dickery (sometimes literally), wet farts, and a man made of spit! Don’t miss it!

Radio Free Asgard 314

This week we’re looking at The Mighty Thor #395, introducng 1988’s hottest new creation, The Earth Force! In this issue, Hogun meets Seth, Thor goes streaking, and the Earth Force…well… they’re there too! Plus, the first appearance of the go’aould!

My Comic Shop History 4.3: Con Season at C2E2

Host Anthony Desiato conducts a post-mortem on 2018’s C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) with ReedPOP Content Coordinator Chris D’Lando and C2E2 vendor/Undiscovered Realm owner Chris Wilcock. The trio recounts their experiences on the convention floor, from running the show to slinging Pops to hosting a panel. It all begins with a pair of red trunks

Radio Free Asgard 313

This week we cover The Mighty Thor #394, which unfortunately is a fill-in issue! Roger Stern and Bob Hall take us through the story behind that blockbuster movie you’ve never heard of, “Thor the Avenger” – plus… Hogun is dead! (At least for a few panels, anyway…)

My Comic Shop History 4.2: Con Season with the Reporter (Comics Beat) and the Creator (Brandon Montclare)

Host Anthony Desiato examines the convention scene from the perspectives of a reporter (Comics Beat Managing Editor Alex Lu) and a creator (returning guest Brandon Montclare, writer of ROCKET GIRL and MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR)

Radio Free Asgard 312

This week we check out The Mighty Thor #393! Quicksand feeds herself to Thor, and Two horn-headed galoots tear up Central Park, while New York prepares for an implausible nuclear holocaust! Nuff said!

Radio Free Asgard 311

It’s a return to past glories as we time travel back to 1988 to cover The Mighty Thor #392!  DeFalco and Frenz bring us the epic battle Thor and the Sandm…er…Sandwom…er Quicksand! Also, a discombobulated Hogun the Grim rampages across New York! Plus a cameo from the Man Without Fear!

My Comic Shop History Live Book Club Special Ft. Batman: White Knight

Season 4 Premiere Week concludes with a book club special recorded live at Zapp Comic Con in Wayne, NJ. Host Anthony Desiato and guest Shawn Hendricks (clerk, Fat Moose Comics) discuss issues #1-6 of the DC Comics miniseries BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT by writer/artist Sean Murphy. Season 4 of My Comic Shop History continues with new episodes every other Wednesday.

My Comic Shop History Live Creator Special Ft. Cliff Chiang and Michael Kingston

Season 4 Premiere Week continues with a creator special recorded live at Aw Yeah Comics in Harrison, NY. Host Anthony Desiato moderates a pair of conversations with comic book creators Cliff Chiang (WONDER WOMAN, PAPER GIRLS) and Michael Kingston (HEADLOCKED) about their careers and creative processes.

My Comic Shop History 4.1: Con Season with the Organizer (Garden State Comic Fest)

Host Anthony Desiato launches a season-long exploration into the world of comic conventions, with episodes spotlighting the various players who bring cons to life. First up is a behind-the-scenes look at the running of a show with Garden State Comic Fest co-organizer Dave O’Hare. Also along for the ride is GSCF attendee and Fat Moose Comics clerk Shawn Hendricks. BONUS: A mini-pod featuring comic book creator Tom Raney (OUTSIDERS, STORMWATCH).

Radio Free Asgard 310

This week we wrap up Book 2 of Walt Simonson’s excellent “Ragnarok” with issue 12! This issue we see the return of a furry friend, big explosions, a giant lizard thingy with weird hands, and some elf drama! Don’t miss it!