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.
Host Anthony Desiato embarks upon a season-long, cross-country journey to explore comic book stores and meet the people behind the counter. In the season premiere, Anthony visits Aw Yeah Comics (locations in Harrison, NY; Skokie, IL; and Muncie, IN) to speak with owner/manager Marc Hammond about launching and maintaining a family of stores, navigating different markets, and cultivating a sense of community for customers and fans.
This week on the Let’s Talk Comics podcast we welcome TNA wrestler, comics fan & EXCLUSIVE NEWS BREAK – writer! – Christopher Daniels to the show. Christopher Daniels is far from a “Bad Influence” when it comes to being a die hard comic fan. From comics inspired ring gear, to a self proclaimed “John Byrne” guy, Daniel’s comic roots grow deep making him the perfect tag team partner for comic trivia night. Standing at 6′ tall and weighing in at 224 pounds, the west coast native and I talk about his love for the industry, storytelling and how comics helped him create his Impact Wrestling persona! And thats not all! Chris was gracious enough to share some news about a new project he has coming up with superstar artist Art Baltazar of Aw Yeah Comics! (more info on that below).
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EXCLUSIVE! This April, Christopher Daniels teams up with Aw Yeah Comics! artist Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans, Itty Bitty Hellboy, Green Team) to bring fans a wrestling tale like no other in “Christopher Daniels And Kazarian Wrestling Aw Yeah Comics!” What would happen if the two members of Bad Influence, Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian, fell into the world of Aw Yeah Comics? Well a wrestling match, of course! That’s right, the former Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions take on Action Cat and Adventure Bug for a no holds barred brawl for the ages (for all ages)! Debuting in April on Comixology, this one shot tale not only features a main story by Daniels & Baltazar but also includes pinups by Kazarian, Devner Brubaker & Scott McMahon as well as a backup story by Franco!
The duo will also have copies available at this years C2E2 in Chicago on April 25th for fans to enjoy. Not only that, but the comic will also be available on www.thrillbent.com and www.awyeahcomics.com.
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In this episode we have award winning Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani to talk about the new things going on with Aw Yeah Comics like joining Mark Waid”s thrillbent , DC comics Green Team: Teen Trillionaires, “Itty Bitty Hellboy” by Dark Horse and much more. You can follow them on twitter: @artbaltazar @awyeahcomics Their website http://www.awyeahcomics.com/ We are now on Stitcher Radio This podcast is sponsored by Friendly Neighborhood Comics http://friendlyneighborhoodcomics.com/ Discount Comic Book Services http://www.dcbservice.com/index.aspx Instock Trades http://www.instocktrades.com/ Join us on the forums at http://www.forumforgeeks.com http://thetaylornetwork.wordpress.com/