My Comic Shop History 3.10: Challengers Comics + Conversation (Windy City Part 1)

Host Anthony Desiato shares some momentous Flat Squirrel news before sitting down with Patrick Brower, co-owner of the Eisner Award-winning Challengers Comics + Conversation in Chicago. Living up to the “Conversation” part of the store’s name, Anthony and Patrick discuss how and why Challengers nurtures comic book fans and readers rather than collectors. This episode is Part 1 of a two-episode visit to the Windy City.

X-Men Monday Episode 23: Do You Believe In Magik?


Estimated sales, news, and comic book reviews, you name it. Ryan and Allen are discussing it all on this week’s episode. You’ve probably noticed your local comic shop still has stacks of Marvel Legacy variants, there’s a reason why. Rob comes on and the guys break down Rob’s October sales summary for the X-titles. Rob and Anthony also sit in a couple books this week. Plus some Fastball Tweets from the episode thread. Ryan and Allen have a stacked show for you this week. Thanks for listening!

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Comics Alternative Kickstarter: What Now, Bruno?

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An Artist’s Dilemma

On this week’s Kickstarter episode, Derek talks with Bruno Oliveira about his project What Now, Bruno? This is an autobiographical work exploring what can happen to a comics artist once he’s established himself in the industry. Bruno has broken into the field, illustrating for such publishers as IDW (Drones), Arcana (Space, MN), and, most recently, Marvel Comics (Amazing Spider-Man Annual, Gwenpool Holiday Special, and Mosaic, among other titles). But now that he’s on his way, how does he manage his work and juggle the necessities in life? What Now, Bruno? is a humorous exploration of that dilemma.

This Kickstarter will end on December 7, so be sure to visit Bruno’s page, see what it’s all about, and back his campaign!

As an extra added bonus, if you discover What Now, Bruno? through this Comics Alternative episode, then contact Bruno directly and tell him that you found out about the project through the podcast. If you do, and you back him at a level that includes a physical comic, Bruno will include an exclusive print in your order!

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Radio Free Asgard 293

This week we have a look at the final chapter in our current storyline, as we cover The Mighty Thor #198! Odin is dead! Or is he? Thor fights the Mangog! Volstagg plays water-boy! Hogun finds an interesting way to use his mace, and Sif runs into someone with a very large head! Face front, true believers!

Super Hero Speak – #234: Mister Poopy Pants

This week the guys bring you Justice League Trivia, Marvel News and they tackle sexual harassment in Hollywood.  Yes with Eddie Berganza, Brett Ratner and Andrew Kriesberg in the news they felt they had to talk about. So be warned this episode is a bit more adult than normal and may not be suitable for all listeners.

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Comic News Insider Episode 818 – Masters of CNI Fu!

Comic News Insider: Episode 818 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Master of Kung Fu Vol 2. #126, Port of Earth #1, Slots #1 & #2, Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics 

Jimmy brings back regular co-host Jon Hoche as we revert back to a regular format show after all the massive NYCC coverage. Which we hope you enjoyed! They talk about Jodie Whittaker’s official outfit as The Doctor and what they hope to see at this weekend’s Anime NYC convention. News includes: Jean Grey is returning to Marvel Comics, Amazon is producing/airing a prequel TV series based on Lord of the Rings, Hasbro approaches Mattel about a buyout offer and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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X-Men Monday Episode 22: R V P T V R S

The penultimate issue of Mojo Worldwide Crossover is upon the guys. Ryan believes several pages of Despicable Deadpool got lost in the printing process. Did Magneto, Polaris, and Danger steal the show this week? Ryan and Allen dive into a discussion about last week’s X-Men comics. Have the guys lost steam for both Despicable Deadpool and the Mojo crossover? Tune in and hear for yourself. Thanks for listening!

Intro/News (0:00), The Despicable Deadpool #289 (16:41), Generation X #8 (29:08), X-Men Gold #15 (1:02:55), Fastball Tweets (1:29:00)

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Radio Free Asgard 292

While you all are enjoying Thor’s throwdown with the Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok, we look this week at The Mighty Thor #196 from back in 1972, where the Thunder God faces not one, but TWO big bads, including Kartag the Caretaker and …the Mangog! Guest starring invisible walls, polka-dotted mist, and Captain Birdseye!

Comic News Insider Episode 816 – Harakiri Kane w/ Dean Haspiel/Stoya!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 816 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Power Pack Vol 3 #63, Ragman Vol 3 #1, Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #1 & 2, Batman White Knight #1 & 2, The Archies #1 & 2, Thor: Ragnarok

We are back! Well, Jimmy is back. Busy time of year so co-hosts are hard to find. He records solo but recruits some of the CNI correspondents to send in audio reviews for all of the above. Mad thanks to Erica, Emmy, Emily, Marta, and Heidi! Last week, Jimmy attended the new play Harakiri Kane written by cartoonist Dean Haspiel and starring Stoya. He sat down with them both after the show to discuss the play and you get to hear all about it! News includes: Brian Michael Bendis signs exclusive deal with DC Comics, Millarworld announces first Netflix comic, Tim Sale is developing new Batman projects, a Lord of the Rings TV series is in the works, Gotham is recasting Poison Ivy yet again and more! Also, come back later this week for the final  NYCC special episode starring Hulu’s Runaways cast and producers! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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X-Men Monday Episode 21: An Astonishing Inception

Rob joins the guys to review Despicable Deadpool and Jean Grey. Jean Grey swims around Emma Frost’s mind and revisits Grant Morrison’s X-Men world. All-New Wolverine continues to ramp things up in an odd exciting way. Plus some Fastball Tweets from the episode thread. Thanks for listening!

It was very close to being a perfect week for X-Men comics. Rob joins Ryan and Allen to review Iceman. Code Red: Maestro’s loose in the 616 universe and Astonishing continues it’s entangled web tale. Plus some Fastball Tweets from the episode thread. Thanks for listening!

Intro (2:12), Iceman #7 (2:12), Old Man Logan #30 (23:49), Astonishing X-Men #5 (42:30), Fastball Tweets/Outro (1:13:11)

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Ongface – “Sax Me Your Resume”

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Radio Free Asgard 291

In this episode, we look at The Might Thor #196, in which we get the continuation of the war against Mangog, Sif and Hildegarde’s search for a motel, and a very special party! We also meet Mephisto’s sister, Fandral wants to kiss Thor’s “hammer” and Odin does his best Captain Kirk impression! Don’t miss it!

Comic News Insider Episode 814 – NYCC: Agents of SHIELD w/ Henry Simmons/Natalia Cordova-Buckley/Chloe Bennett/Clark Gregg/Elizabeth Henstridge/Iain De Caestecker/Ming Na Wen/ Producer Jeph Loeb!

Comic News Insider: Episode 814 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy sat in on the roundtables for AGENTS OF SHIELD. He chatted with stars Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Chloe Bennett, Clark Gregg, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Ming Na Wen, and producer Jeph Loeb. What’s gonna happen in space? Will they run into any other Marvel comics characters while up there? Is a crossover with the new Inhumans show coming? Listen in to find out! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Super Hero Speak – #232: Paul Allor

This week the guys are joined by Paul Allor (TMNT, G.I. Joe). Paul tells the guys how he got started, and how he is the break out artist of 2019. Plus he tells them all about his latest book Monstro Mechanica. So sit back and enjoy!

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Radio Free Asgard 290

This week we go back in time and cover The Mighty Thor #290!  Man-Gog is back! Thor murders a tree! Sif gets sent to the Blackworld! There are trolls and dinosaur/bird things! Odin assembles an old fogey army! Excitement abounds!

Super Hero Speak – #231: Just Say Yeah!

This week the guys debate the future of Marvel comics, can they last with their current business practices and content? Also the CW announces their next show, Project 13, and Snagglepuss is gay!?! Plus we bring you an interview the creative team behind I am Alfonso Jones. All this and much more, so sit back, relax and enjoy!

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