Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 86.1: A Roundtable Discussion on Trade Waiting

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

On this special episode of The Comics Alternative, Andy and Derek are joined by the guys at the podcast Comics for Fun and Profit for a lively discussion on trade waiting. They discuss the pros and cons of buying single comic-book issues, the reasons why you may want to wait for a trade instead of getting the monthlies, which current titles work well serialized and which are much better presented in one longer story, and how their personal buying and reading habits affect their preferences for trade editions. This is the first time these two podcasts have experienced a “crossover event,” and given the fun everyone had, it won’t be their last.


And remember, as Tom Petty said: the waiting is the hardest part.

Much thanks to Drew, Kyle, and Bob for participating on this roundtable! And be sure to check out their podcast, Comics for Fun and Profit.

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W.I.P. # 221 – Singles vs. Trades

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F BombCast 95: Bendis and Millar Power Hour

In this fine episode you will learn the most unsexy 9 words that you can ever say to a woman. Also A bottle of Poland Springs and the god damn environment draw the ire of TJ. Kevin Discusses Kick-Ass and that leads to a discussion of Over-rated Writers including Bendis and the Story telling techniques that they like to stomp into the ground, Scarlett and Thought Balloons I am looking in your direction. Then we get into a little Brightest day and Green Arrow discussion. Also spoken about is the Thor Power Pack series and Mystery Society 2. Superman: Last Family of Krypton and Elseworlds is brought up and we learn who like them and who doesn’t and that brings us to the Annual Events of the ’90s. We get deep into an Issue vs. Trade debate that leads to some fantastic Booster Gold and JLI talk.

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #11 – Color Me CMYK

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick