My Comic Shop History: The Homecoming Part II – New Vendor

Host Anthony Desiato reunites with frequent guest Chris Wilcock (Undiscovered Realm co-owner) to recount their experiences becoming fathers, Chris’ reaction to Alternate Realities signing up as a vendor at June 2020’s Undiscovered Realm Comic Con, and MY COMIC SHOP COUNTRY’s 2019 screening highlights.

My Comic Shop History: The Homecoming Minisode

Host Anthony Desiato presents the podcast’s first-ever “minisode,” a special edition in which he: announces that the long-awaited documentary film MY COMIC SHOP COUNTRY is available NOW on VOD; addresses the dire situation currently facing comic shops; shares his vision for the rest of “The Homecoming” in light of real-world events; and includes a short conversation with documentary cast member Shawn Hendricks (owner of Fat Moose Comics in Whippany, NJ). NOTE: The episode specifies a 4.7.20 release for the documentary on Amazon; subsequent to the recording, that release date was moved up, and the film is currently available on both Apple TV as well as Amazon.

My Comic Shop History: The Homecoming Part I – Westy’s Best Customer

Host Anthony Desiato returns to action with Alternate Realities brethren Steve Oto and Rich Roney for the start of the 8-part miniseries “The Homecoming,” a surprising new chapter in the AR Saga.

Grawlix Nights #11: Jarrod Steenblock of One Stop Comics

On this episode of the Grawlix Podcast interview series Jesse sits down with Jarrod Steenblock, owner operator of One Stop Comics in Fremont, Nebraska, for an early morning Grawlix Nights! (Yeah, you read that correctly!) Originally streamed live to our Facebook page they discuss owning a comic book store, comic books, gaming and taking the road less traveled. Enjoy!

You can watch the original Facebook Live video interview here.

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My Comic Shop History Live Special

In this special prelude to Season 3 recorded live at Undiscovered Realm Comic-Con, host Anthony Desiato invites guests Dan Greenfield (editor of and Gregg Schigiel (creator of Pix from Image Comics) to the stage to talk about memorable comic shop experiences.

My Comic Shop History 2.10: Whatever Happened to the Man Behind the Counter?


Host Anthony Desiato reunites with his Season 1 Finale guests, Steve Oto and Bill Maio, to discuss the aftermath of Alternate Realities’ closing and to answer the question, “Whatever happened to the man behind the counter?”

Comic Timing – Episode 179: There’s Always Time For Collecting Comics!


Today is a very special day. On this date, May 1st, in 2006, the very first episode of Comic Timing was released. That’s ten years ago! Holy crap! Time flies, right? To celebrate, Ian and Brent have put together one heck of an episode for you all. The duo are joined by the Comic Geek Speak crew of Chris Eberle, Shane Kelly, and Adam Murdough to discuss what we all love to do: collect comics! The conversation ranges from how we all first got into the medium to how many comics we’ve owned over the years, how collecting has changed since we all started, what the introduction of digital has done to the industry as a whole, where collecting may go in the future, and a whole lot more. Plus, there are even some suggestions for new readers to check out if you’re looking for a way in the door of comic book collecting!

In honor of this very special 10th anniversary episode of the show, the Comic Timing site has gone through a much needed redesign! A lot of the site has been streamlined, and there is now an Amazon box on the right sidebar you can use to purchase items with. This is a great way to support the show, as part of your Amazon Affiliate purchase will get kicked back to Ian, and go towards maintaining the show’s servers and general maintenance! And yes, as has been the norm, the Patreon is still coming, so stay tuned for that as well.

You can e-mail the show at and be sure to Like us on Facebook at You can follow Ian on Twitter @i_am_scifi, or on Tumblr at; Brent is on Twitter too @kossinab. Be sure to head to The Comic Forums to discuss this episode, as it will be syndicated on the CGS feed a few days after its release here. And if you live in New Jersey, go ahead and stop by Wild Pig Comics on Free Comic Book Day, May 7th, for their amazing annual sale! Everything from their wide variety of 50 cent comics to both new and used trades, POP! Vinyls and Toon Tumblers will be 25% off sticker price! That’s Wild Pig Comics at 14 South Michigan Avenue in Kenilworth, NJ.

It was an honor and a privilege to have these guys on the show, and we certainly hope you enjoy listening to this as much as we enjoyed making it happen. Thank you all for listening for TEN YEARS of shows, and we’ll catch you next time!

Teenage Wasteland Episode 64 – Don’t Be a Know-it-All

This week on Teenage Wasteland…

Something funny and odd happened during my last trek to my local comic shop. It’s a tale I wish to recount while hopefully instilling some sense of moral fortitude. Let’s learn the lesson, people, nobody likes a Know-it-All. Also, some comic talk and a word from Mr. Jeff Sandquist.

Books Discussed
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #1-15
Siege #1-2

CGS #786 – Call Me with Alec B.

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