My Comic Shop History 3.4: Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse

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.

Critiquing Comics #072: Lifehacks

LifehacksLifehacks, by Ovi Demetrian Jr and Jen Hickman, is “a modern noir detective story about a hacker turned private investigator.” While the story idea and the art seem solid, Tim and Mulele have to put in some on-mic detective work to understand just where it is our main character works…

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Super Hero Speak – #99: The Great Philadelphia Comic Con

So the guys were invited to the inaugural Great Philadelphia Comic Con to cover the event. Ben and Dave went to check out to see what it was about. They were definitely pleasantly surprised at the attendance and how well the show was put together. And they definitely see this growing into something big. Of course while they were there they took the time to talk to some people and those recordings are in this weeks episode to share with you. If you missed the show, then make sure you check it out next year, but for now here is our coverage of The Great Philadelphia Comic Con, Enjoy!

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#stumpthegeekspeak question of last week: When did the Marvel 616 and Ultimate Universes first cross over, and which characters were involved?

Answer: Spider-Men mini series 2012. Peter Parker, Mile Morales, Mysterio

And the Winner is: Stevo Marvel Smart. Congrats you are the honorary beard of knowledge!

#stumpthegeekspeak question of the week: Where and when was the first comic book convention held?

The Great Philadelphia Comic Con website: http://www.philadelphiacomiccon.com/

Check out An Elegant Weapon here: http://anelegantweapon.ca/

Coat of Arms website: http://www.coatofarmscomics.com/

Here is Luscious’s website: http://www.therealluscious.com/

Scott Hanna’s art: http://www.theartistschoice.com/hanna.htm 

Craig Blake (The Art of Old School) on FB: https://www.facebook.com/highevolution

Hound Comics (Brimestone) website: http://www.houndcomics.com/

Mark McKenna’s website: http://www.markmckennaart.com/

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