It’s a tight, just under 8 hour affair this week and it has it’s ups and downs and twist and turn for sure! The end of Jokes and Riddles and the Gotham Resistance and the beginning of Eric Shea having no idea what creative teams are on what book! Enjoy…
Host Anthony Desiato finally reaches the famed Acme Comics in Greensboro, NC, which will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2018. Anthony settles in for an epic conversation with the store’s manager, the one and only Jermaine Exum (aka Lord Retail), about Jermaine’s dual identity, his role at Acme, and inter-shop dynamics. This episode is Part 1 of a two-episode podcast crossover with Flat Squirrel Tales: Beyond My Comic Shop. To hear Part 2, be sure to tune in to Flat Squirrel Tales on 10.4.17!
In this special bonus episode of My Comic Shop History, host Anthony Desiato announces the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for his next documentary film: MY COMIC SHOP COUNTRY! The episode features conversations with Pat Callanan of Cave Comics (Newtown, CT) and Menachem Luchins of Escape Pod Comics (Long Island, NY) PLUS a special cameo appearance by Jermaine Exum, AKA Lord Retail, of Acme Comics (Greensboro, NC). The My Comic Shop Country Kickstarter runs from 9/20 through 10/20. Don’t be a flat squirrel!
Host Anthony Desiato ventures farther than ever before with a visit to a pair of very young California comic book stores: Comic Asylum in Palm Desert (ft. owner Chicks Halay-Ay) and Interstellar Comic Books and Collectibles in Palm Springs (ft. owner Adrian Cuevas). Anthony speaks with each about first-year growing pains, tourism, retailing in the desert, and more.
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!
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.
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 😉
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!