Comics Alternative, On Location: The March Visit to Valhalla Games and Comics

Listen to the podcast! Manga and Child Hating After a month’s hiatus (due to unforeseen circumstances), the on-location episode is back! And for the March visit to Valhalla Games and Comics, the topic is completely open. On this recording Derek is joined my several of the shop regulars including Craig, Matt, and Tristan. Among the […]








Comics Alternative, On Location: The January Visit to Valhalla Games and Comics

Listen to the podcast! Touch the Weird Love It’s the beginning of a new year, and on this episode of the on-location series, Derek is back at Valhalla Games and Comics to talk with customers and employees about the comics they’re looking forward to in the coming months. He’s joined by a couple of the […]








Comics Alternative, On Location: The December Visit to Valhalla Games and Comics

Listen to the podcast! Event Fatigue? For the December on-location episode at Valhalla Games and Comics, Derek talks with customers and shop employees about their favorite comics from the past twelve months. This is a look back at the various series, events, collections, and original graphic novels that made the biggest impressions in 2016. Joining […]








Comics Alternative, On Location: The November Visit to Valhalla Games and Comics

Listen to the podcast! “Lucifer is a comic?” Once again, Derek visits his local shop, Valhalla Games and Comics in Plano, TX, to talk with customers and employees about the various titles they’ve been reading. And he has a large number of people joining him for this month’s on-location episode, including the owner of Valhalla, Dave […]








Comics Alternative, On Location: At Valhalla Games and Comics for Halloween ComicFest 2016

Listen to the podcast! Boo! Derek is back at his local comic shop, Valhalla Games and Comics in Plano, TX, for the October on-location episode. But it is also Halloween ComicFest 2016, adding even more flavor into mix. He is joined by customers of the shop, some of them in costume, to discuss horror comics, Halloween […]








Comics Alternative, On Location: Talking with Creators at SPX 2016, Pt. 3

Listen to the podcast!  Let’s Get Small…One Last Time Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:02:10 – Set up of episode 00:03:31 – Interview with Theora Kvitka 00:07:264 – Interview with Sophie Goldstein 00:16:21 – Interview with Melanie Gillman 00:23:14 – Interview with Carolyn Nowak 00:28:28 – Interview with Zack Soto 00:37:11 – Interview with Jarod Roselló 00:42:58 – Interview with Kevin Budnik […]








Comics Alternative, On Location: Talking with Creators at SPX 2016, Pt. 2

Listen to the podcast! Let’s Get Small…Again Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:02:25 – Set up of episode 00:03:36 – Interview with Jessica Campbell 00:18:04 – Interview with Molly Ostertag 00:23:19 – Interview with Pranas T. Naujokaitis 00:33:59 – Interview with Luke Healy 00:41:54 – Interview with Kel McDonald 00:47:51 – Interview with Dakota McFadzean 00:55:23 – Interview with C. Spike […]








Comics Alternative, On Location: The September Visit to Valhalla Games and Comics

Listen to the podcast! Different Name, Same Great Taste! The September on-location episode marks a first for The Comics Alternative. Derek is now talking with customers and employees at Valhalla Games and Comics in Plano, TX…which is at the same exact physical location where he’s been doing the on-location show for the past few years. What had once been […]








Comics Alternative, On Location: The August Visit to Collected Comics and Games

Listen to the podcast! New Voices This month for the on-location recording at Collected Comics and Games in Plano, TX, the discussion table is rather crowded. Derek is joined by many of the regular Collected customers — Craig, Matt, and Nick — but joining the conversation for the first time are Tristan, Chris, and Carrie, […]








Comics Alternative, On Location: The July Visit to Collected Comics and Games

Listen to the podcast! Summertime, and the Readin’ Is Easy Derek is back at his local shop, Collected Comics and Games in Plano, TX, to talk with customers and shop employees about the comics they’re reading. And for the month of July, the topic of conversation is summer reading. Many of the shop regulars are […]








Comics Alternative, On Location: The Comics Canon: Reloaded!!!! Fire!!!! Panel at HeroesCon 2016

Listen to the podcast! Canon Fodder In the last of The Comics Alternative‘s four episodes created while at HeroesCon 2016, the Two Guys present a recording of panel discussion on which they participated, “The Comics Canon: Reloaded!!!! Fire!!!!” This event took place on the afternoon of Sunday, the last day of the convention, and it was […]








Comics Alternative, On Location: Talking with Creators at HeroesCon 2016

Listen to the podcast! Talk Talk In the first of four episodes created at this year’s HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC, Andy and Derek talk with a variety of artists, writers, and editors. Well…Derek talked with everyone. By his own admission, Andy was a little lazy, sitting back and letting Derek do all of the work […]








Comics Alternative On Location: The May Visit to Collected Comics and Games

Listen to the podcast! “This is a show of alliteration” Derek is back at his local comic shop, Collected Comics in Plano, TX, to talk with customers and store employees about a variety of comics-related topics. Joining in the discussion are regulars Craig, Matt, and Chris, along with shop manager Sabrina and her assistant, Stephanie. As […]








Comics Alternative On Location: FCBD 2016 at Collected Comics and Games

Listen to the podcast! Krazy Komics Krowds It’s Free Comic Book Day 2016, and to celebrate the event Derek is back at Collected Comics and Games in Plano, TX, to talk with customers and shop employees about the various offerings for this year. Some of the standout FCBD titles from those gathered around the discussion table […]








Comics Alternative On Location: The April Visit to Collected Comics and Games

Listen to the podcast! A Matter of Time Another month, and another visit to Collected Comics and Games in Plano, TX. For the April on-location episode, the topic is open, so Derek talks with customers and employees about whatever comics-related matters come to mind. Sabrina, the shop’s manager, begins by discussing the preparations she’s making for Free […]