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.
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.
Host Anthony Desiato continues his journey to comic book stores around the country with a visit to Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia. Amalgam and its owner, Ariell Johnson, have received considerable media coverage from both industry and mainstream outlets since the store opened in late 2015. Anthony asks Ariell about navigating the attention, using her platform to effect change on multiple levels within the industry, and operating two business within one.
This week the guys give you their live performance from Philly Pod Fest 2016! Recorded in front of a live audience at Amalgam Comics in Philly. The guys are joined by the owner of Amalgam Comics Ariel Johnson who tell them all about the inspiration for the shop and what it’s like running a community oriented business. Plus they all play Marvel Trivia! Big Thanks to Philly Pod Fest for having us back this year! So sit back and Enjoy, and when you are done listening if you are in the Philly are go check out Amalgam Comics on Frankford Ave.
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