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.
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?
It’s Christmas time again on My Comic Shop History! For the second annual holiday special, host Anthony Desiato proudly presents a supersized double feature. First up: Anthony sits down with returning guest Chris Wilcock of Undiscovered Realm to talk market trends, moving a store, the inside scoop on running a comic book convention, and of course, Funko POPs! Then, in the second half, Anthony introduces listeners to a new shop, It’z Vintage, a mecca of classic toys and collectibles. Anthony chats with the store’s owner, Allen Baus, about his comic shop history, the timeless appeal of the Kenner Super Powers line of action figures, and the ins & outs of running his shop, which consists almost entirely of his personal collection. It’s a holiday podcast extravaganza featuring two in-depth, one-on-one conversations not to be missed!
SEASON FINALE! Host Anthony Desiato seeks the guidance of guests Mike Capolino and Craig Higgins as he tries to reconcile his nostalgia with his current experience reading “DC: Rebirth.” Season 2 of My Comic Shop History concludes with the biggest piece of the collecting puzzle: Can you go home again?
Host Anthony Desiato brings in The Dads (John-Eric Aguilar, Matt Horton, and Joe Morciglio) to talk fatherhood and collecting: finding the time, space, and money to continue the hobby; charting a course for the next generation of collectors; and keeping those prized collectibles out of reach. It’s the penultimate episode of Season 2!
Host Anthony Desiato interviews New York Times writer/editor George Gustines about his path from collector to journalist, the process of pitching stories at The Times, and the nature of comics journalism. Anthony and fellow Bleeding Cool reporter Mike Sangregorio also recount their San Diego Comic Con experiences, including a brief stalking of legendary writer Grant Morrison, a Steve Oto doppelganger, and a surprisingly contentious screening of Batman: The Killing Joke (spoiler alert).
Host Anthony Desiato dives into the highly addictive world of Funko’s Pop Vinyl figures with his collecting partner in crime (and fiancée) Stephanie Chow. Together, they welcome Undiscovered Realm owner Chris Wilcock (AKA the King of Pops) to talk about the appeal of these figures, the tricky task of self-policing one’s buying habits, industry trends, and some must-hear tips for Pop collectors.
The Backroom team discuss musicians in comics, record store day vs free comic book day, and the influence music has over their taste in comics.
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On this week’s very special episode of The Backroom Podcast, Greg spends some time talking with members of the MegoMuseum.com forums. Mego was a popular toy company from the 70’s and 80’s who introduced the 8″ action figure format, most recently made famous by Robot Chicken. They discuss the community, meeting up outside of the forum, their vintage and modern toy collecting habits, and customizing.
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The Backroom team resume their discussion about the challenge of comics collecting and give reviews of some recent #1 issues.
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Assembled by a random course of events Adam, Joel, and Terence of the Dollar Bin palavered over wine and crumpets. They told great tales of astonishing collections. Pretty much Adam was recently considering picking up some Skottie Young art so he Skyped up Joel and Tee to ask them a bunch of questions about buying original art and recorded the whole thing. Since the recording Templesmith’s first cover sold on ebay after 4 bids at $536.89. Also, Skottie Young’s been confirmed for HeroesCon 2010. I’ve created my own Comic Art Fans page and I’m sure Richard has added more to his.