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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

My Comic Shop History 4.6: Con Season Survival Guide

Host Anthony Desiato recruits two convention veterans and Alternate Realities refugees, Drew Cheskin and Brian O’Dea, to share their tips for surviving comic conventions. For those attending a large show for the first time, the episode covers budgeting time and money, navigating the show floor, deciding what type of show experience you are looking for, and more. Midseason finale. “Con Season” will resume in September. This summer, be sure to keep tuning in for a two-part “My Comic Shop Book Club” event and a four-part “Beyond My Comic Shop” miniseries, all available under the My Comic Shop History feed!

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Hawkman #1

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: Mister Miracle #9 and Titans Special #1

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This week we talk all about Avengers: Infinity War! This episode is spoilerific, as we give all the details on corn flakes, no-name villains, a giant dwarf, and much much more! No Eternals were harmed in the making of this episode.

Radio Free Asgard Presents: The Complete Norse Mythology, Part 8

This week I’m dealing with just too damn much real life, so in the meantime I hope you’ll enjoy the penultimate chapter of the Complete Norse Mythology!

This time we have “Otter’s Ransom” from Ep. 216, “The Lay of Alvis” from Ep. 116, and “Balder’s Dreams/The Death of Balder” from Ep. 36

My Comic Shop History 4.5: Aw Yeah Con Season!

Host Anthony Desiato heads over to beautiful downtown Harrison, NY, to speak with two of the owners of Aw Yeah Comics NY: comic book creator Franco (TINY TITANS, ENCOUNTER, and the upcoming SUPERMAN OF SMALLVILLE) and ReedPOP’s Mike Negin (C2E2 Event Manager). They discuss Aw Yeah’s recent “Legends” signing, Mike and Franco’s comic shop histories, and some hot topics in the world of comic conventions—from the risk of over-saturating the industry with too many shows to striking a balance between the interests of old-school comic fans and the wider pop culture audience.

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This week we’re covering The Mighty Thor #398! The secret of Seth’s power is revealed! The Black Knight is getting stiff! Heimdall and The Enchantress have a bad day! Plus the return of…..

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This week we look at The Mighty Thor #397! The war against Seth continues as Balder wields the strength of Thor, we learn that magic is messed up! Plus Loki joins the fray! Nuff said!