New Shop, New Conversations
For years The Comics Alternative has held a monthly on-location episode where one or two cohosts go into — physically or virtually — one of their local comics shops and talk with customers and employees about the comics that their reading, what they’re excited about and looking forward to, and what grumblings they may have in terms of comics culture. The last such episode was published last August, right before Derek moved to Charlotte, NC…and as things would turn out, in the final days of Valhalla Games and Comics.
But now that Derek has settled in his new environs, he heads over to Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, his new local shop in Charlotte (at 417 Pecan Avenue), to begin once again the monthly series. So January’s show kicks things off, with Derek introducing customers and shop employees to the podcast and beginning what, we hope, will be a fun and informative monthly visit. Snowy weather hit Charlotte this week, so the ice and cold cut down on traffic in the shop over the past couple of days. But several did come in and take the time to talk on show, sharing what titles they’re currently reading and what they’re finding exciting, and frustrating, in comics and comics-related media. For example, Isaiah, coming in for his weekly comics, shares his thoughts on recent DC Rebirth storylines and the shenanigans he sees going on at Marvel. Shop employees, Karla and Eli, talk about the some of the comics that are currently or soon-to-be adapted for television — and Eli is particularly interested in the upcoming series based on Rick Remender’s Deadly Class. And shop owner Shelton Drum comes on to discuss their recent move to a new location, next week’s Charlotte Mini-Con (taking place on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Gary Cole Center), and when we can expect to hear announcements about this summer’s HeroesCon.
A big THANK YOU to Karla and Shelton for helping to make this on-location show happen. And if you’re in the Charlotte area, be sure to come by the shop on Wednesday, February 21, for next month’s on-location recording!
Reviews: Arrow S6, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency S2, Fear the Walking Dead S3 finale, The Flash S4, Inhumans S1, Legends of Tomorrow S3, Lucifer S3, Once Upon A Time S7, The Orville S1, Riverdale S2, The Shannara Chronicles S2, Star Wars Rebels S4, Stranger Things S2, Supergirl S3, The Walking Dead S7, Carmilla: The Movie
Now that almost all of the massive NYCC coverage is done, Jimmy thought he’d give you some of his quick thoughts on a bunch of fall TV! And he threw in a movie as well. Nothing too rambling and long but some rapid reviews on current seasons of the above mentioned shows. Some are a couple of episodes in and some are even more so. And of course, he binged one in particular. Check out what he’s got to say and let him know what you think! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
Thanks for listening!