My Comic Shop History 4.7: Con Season with the Dealer (Metropolis Collectibles)

Host Anthony Desiato kicks off the second half of “Con Season” with industry veteran Vincent Zurzolo, COO of the famed Metropolis Collectibles. Anthony and Vincent view decades’ worth of convention history through the lens of Vincent’s extensive experience on the con floor.

Beyond My Comic Shop: Buying Books with Ben (Part IV of IV)

Host Anthony Desiato concludes his four-episode deep dive into the extensive back issue buying and selling practices of Zapp! Comics founder and co-owner Ben Lichtenstein. In the finale of this “Beyond My Comic Shop” miniseries, Anthony and Ben discuss who Ben looks up to in the dealer world, how collections are a record of someone’s fandom and life, and what Ben’s road trips are like. Bonus: This episode contains a free preview of the series premiere of MY SUPER FAN HISTORY, available now at the My Comic Shop History Patreon page. Tune in for the midseason premiere of My Comic Shop History (aka Season 4B of “Con Season”) on 9/19/18!

Beyond My Comic Shop: Buying Books with Ben (Part III of IV)

Host Anthony Desiato continues his four-episode deep dive into the extensive back issue buying and selling practices of Zapp! Comics founder and co-owner Ben Lichtenstein. In Part 3 of this “Beyond My Comic Shop” miniseries, Anthony and Ben talk about the legacy and teachability of the Zapp! buying method, the books that still excite Ben, and some of the biggest collections Ben has dealt.

Beyond My Comic Shop: Buying Books with Ben (Part II of IV)

Host Anthony Desiato continues his four-episode deep dive into the extensive back issue buying and selling practices of Zapp! Comics founder and co-owner Ben Lichtenstein. In Part 2 of this “Beyond My Comic Shop” miniseries, Anthony and Ben talk about navigating potential conflicts, the art of negotiation, price guides, and the grading & restoration of books.

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.

Longbox Review Episode 101: HeroesCon 2016

I traveled East to attend my very first HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC. I talk about my experiences there and the stuff I bought.

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Comic Book Pitt #111 – No Consequences!

On this unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon, Dan and Duke are in the Pitt talking comics, both new and old. Aside from Duke’s awesome haul of back issues recently procured from Pittsburgh Comics, they talk about All New X-Men #5, New Avengers #1, Star Wars #1, Deathmatch #1, Superior Spider-Man #1 (SPOILERS AT 1:00:30), and I, Vampire #15.

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Comic Book Pitt #108 – Comic Buddha

Tonight the entire CBP team visited Coffee Buddha, a coffee house in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, to take part in the comic book swap that is periodically hosted there. After Dan and Jared were done digging through comic boxes, they recorded a live episode and talked comics, both new and old. 

Comic Book Pitt theme music is by Nik Furious. You can find more of Nik’s music at NikFurious.com.

 

Comic Book Pitt t-shirts are now available! Get one for yourself or that special nerd in your life.

Comic Book Pitt can be found on iTunes, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

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