Sinopsis

My Comic Shop History is a podcast hosted by filmmaker Anthony Desiato (My Comic Shop DocumentARy, By Spoon!, Wacky Man) exploring the culture, economics, and psychology of the comics retail industry. This season, Alternate Realities may be gone, but there's a whole world of comic shops out there. Be part of the journey as My Comic Shop History visits comic book stores across America to talk to the people behind the counter.

Episodios

  • Episode 4.8: Con Season with the Creators (Len Danovich and Nick Justus)

    Episode 4.8: Con Season with the Creators (Len Danovich and Nick Justus)

    03/10/2018 Duración: 01h42min

    Host Anthony Desiato pulls up a chair next to two New Jersey comic book artists, Len Danovich and Nick Justus, to talk about the convention grind from the perspective of a creator. They discuss cost-benefit analysis (in deciding which shows to attend), fan interactions, and networking at shows.

  • Episode 4.7: Con Season with the Dealer (Metropolis Collectibles)

    Episode 4.7: Con Season with the Dealer (Metropolis Collectibles)

    19/09/2018 Duración: 01h05min

    Host Anthony Desiato kicks off the second half of "Con Season" with industry veteran Vincent Zurzolo, COO of the famed Metropolis Collectibles. Anthony and Vincent view decades' worth of convention history through the lens of Vincent's extensive experience on the con floor.

  • Beyond My Comic Shop: Buying Books with Ben (Part IV of IV)

    Beyond My Comic Shop: Buying Books with Ben (Part IV of IV)

    05/09/2018 Duración: 01h04min

    Host Anthony Desiato concludes his four-episode deep dive into the extensive back issue buying and selling practices of Zapp! Comics founder and co-owner Ben Lichtenstein. In the finale of this "Beyond My Comic Shop" miniseries, Anthony and Ben discuss who Ben looks up to in the dealer world, how collections are a record of someone's fandom and life, and what Ben's road trips are like. Bonus: This episode contains a free preview of the series premiere of MY SUPER FAN HISTORY, available now at the My Comic Shop History Patreon page. Tune in for the midseason premiere of My Comic Shop History (aka Season 4B of "Con Season") in two weeks!

  • Beyond My Comic Shop: Buying Books with Ben (Part III of IV)

    Beyond My Comic Shop: Buying Books with Ben (Part III of IV)

    22/08/2018 Duración: 01h14min

    Host Anthony Desiato continues his four-episode deep dive into the extensive back issue buying and selling practices of Zapp! Comics founder and co-owner Ben Lichtenstein. In Part 3 of this "Beyond My Comic Shop" miniseries, Anthony and Ben talk about the legacy and teachability of the Zapp! buying method, the books that still excite Ben, and some of the biggest collections Ben has dealt.

  • Beyond My Comic Shop: Buying Books with Ben (Part II of IV)

    Beyond My Comic Shop: Buying Books with Ben (Part II of IV)

    08/08/2018 Duración: 53min

    Host Anthony Desiato continues his four-episode deep dive into the extensive back issue buying and selling practices of Zapp! Comics founder and co-owner Ben Lichtenstein. In Part 2 of this "Beyond My Comic Shop" miniseries, Anthony and Ben talk about navigating potential conflicts, the art of negotiation, price guides, and the grading & restoration of books.

  • Beyond My Comic Shop: Buying Books with Ben (Part I of IV)

    Beyond My Comic Shop: Buying Books with Ben (Part I of IV)

    25/07/2018 Duración: 01h10min

    Host Anthony Desiato begins a four-episode deep dive into the extensive back issue buying and selling practices of Zapp! Comics founder and co-owner Ben Lichtenstein. In Part 1 of this "Beyond My Comic Shop" miniseries, Anthony and Ben examine the building blocks that shaped Ben's work ethic and business philosophy. Stops along Ben's "secret origin" include his first exposure to comic books at Bernie's Smoke Shop and Jan's Lollipop, part-time job at Häagen-Dazs, and earliest convention experiences at the Creation and Fred Greenberg shows of the 1980s.

  • My Comic Shop Book Club: Man of Steel by Bendis

    My Comic Shop Book Club: Man of Steel by Bendis

    11/07/2018 Duración: 01h06min

    Host Anthony Desiato takes to the skies once more with 13th Dimension's Dan Greenfield, this time to discuss the 2018 MAN OF STEEL miniseries by Marvel-turned-DC writer Brian Michael Bendis. SPOILER WARNING. Part 2 of a two-part book club event. If you missed the previous installment, in which Anthony and Dan tackled the five major post-Crisis tellings of Superman's origin, download it now!

  • My Comic Shop Book Club: Superman Origins

    My Comic Shop Book Club: Superman Origins

    27/06/2018 Duración: 01h47min

    Host Anthony Desiato journeys to Krypton, Smallville, and Metropolis with guest Dan Greenfield (13th Dimension) as they discuss the five major post-Crisis tellings of Superman's origin story: MAN OF STEEL (1986) by John Byrne, FOR ALL SEASONS by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, BIRTHRIGHT by Mark Waid and Leinil Yu, SECRET ORIGIN by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, and AMERICAN ALIEN by Max Landis. Part 1 of a two-part book club event. Anthony and Dan will be back in two weeks for Part 2, which will tackle MAN OF STEEL (2018) by Brian Michael Bendis.

  • Episode 4.6: Con Season Survival Guide

    Episode 4.6: Con Season Survival Guide

    13/06/2018 Duración: 01h23min

    Host Anthony Desiato recruits two convention veterans and Alternate Realities refugees, Drew Cheskin and Brian O'Dea, to share their tips for surviving comic conventions. For those attending a large show for the first time, the episode covers budgeting time and money, navigating the show floor, deciding what type of show experience you are looking for, and more. Midseason finale. "Con Season" will resume in September. This summer, be sure to keep tuning in for a two-part "My Comic Shop Book Club" event and a four-part "Beyond My Comic Shop" miniseries, all available under the My Comic Shop History feed!

  • Episode 4.5: Aw Yeah Con Season!

    Episode 4.5: Aw Yeah Con Season!

    30/05/2018 Duración: 01h14min

    Host Anthony Desiato heads over to beautiful downtown Harrison, NY, to speak with two of the owners of Aw Yeah Comics NY: comic book creator Franco (TINY TITANS, ENCOUNTER, and the upcoming SUPERMAN OF SMALLVILLE) and ReedPOP's Mike Negin (C2E2 Event Manager). They discuss Aw Yeah's recent "Legends" signing, Mike and Franco's comic shop histories, and some hot topics in the world of comic conventions—from the risk of over-saturating the industry with too many shows to striking a balance between the interests of old-school comic fans and the wider pop culture audience.

  • Episode 4.4: Con Season with the Collector

    Episode 4.4: Con Season with the Collector

    16/05/2018 Duración: 01h38min

    Host Anthony Desiato cracks the action figure packaging open with veteran collector Frank Rucco and delves into the fan's view of comic conventions. The duo discusses collecting habits generally (including the completist mentality and the thrill of the hunt) and at shows specifically (including buying strategies and budgeting resources). Plus, the age-old debate: mint in box or loose?

  • Episode 4.3: Con Season at C2E2

    Episode 4.3: Con Season at C2E2

    01/05/2018 Duración: 01h17min

    Host Anthony Desiato conducts a post-mortem on 2018's C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) with ReedPOP Content Coordinator Chris D'Lando and C2E2 vendor/Undiscovered Realm owner Chris Wilcock. The trio recounts their experiences on the convention floor, from running the show to slinging Pops to hosting a panel. It all begins with a pair of red trunks.

  • Episode 4.2: Con Season with the Reporter (Comics Beat) and the Creator (Brandon Montclare)

    Episode 4.2: Con Season with the Reporter (Comics Beat) and the Creator (Brandon Montclare)

    18/04/2018 Duración: 01h15min

    Host Anthony Desiato examines the convention scene from the perspectives of a reporter (Comics Beat Managing Editor Alex Lu) and a creator (returning guest Brandon Montclare, writer of ROCKET GIRL and MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR).

  • Live Book Club Special Ft. Batman: White Knight

    Live Book Club Special Ft. Batman: White Knight

    06/04/2018 Duración: 38min

    Season 4 Premiere Week concludes with a book club special recorded live at Zapp Comic Con in Wayne, NJ. Host Anthony Desiato and guest Shawn Hendricks (clerk, Fat Moose Comics) discuss issues #1-6 of the DC Comics miniseries BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT by writer/artist Sean Murphy. Season 4 of My Comic Shop History continues with new episodes every other Wednesday.

  • Live Creator Special Ft. Cliff Chiang and Michael Kingston

    Live Creator Special Ft. Cliff Chiang and Michael Kingston

    05/04/2018 Duración: 01h34min

    Season 4 Premiere Week continues with a creator special recorded live at Aw Yeah Comics in Harrison, NY. Host Anthony Desiato moderates a pair of conversations with comic book creators Cliff Chiang (WONDER WOMAN, PAPER GIRLS) and Michael Kingston (HEADLOCKED) about their careers and creative processes.

  • Episode 4.1: Con Season with the Organizer (Garden State Comic Fest)

    Episode 4.1: Con Season with the Organizer (Garden State Comic Fest)

    04/04/2018 Duración: 01h47min

    Host Anthony Desiato launches a season-long exploration into the world of comic conventions, with episodes spotlighting the various players who bring cons to life. First up is a behind-the-scenes look at the running of a show with Garden State Comic Fest co-organizer Dave O'Hare. Also along for the ride is GSCF attendee and Fat Moose Comics clerk Shawn Hendricks. BONUS: A mini-pod featuring comic book creator Tom Raney (OUTSIDERS, STORMWATCH).

  • Beyond My Comic Shop: The Road to Con Season

    Beyond My Comic Shop: The Road to Con Season

    05/02/2018 Duración: 01h36min

    Host Anthony Desiato sets the stage for Season 4 of My Comic Shop History with a con-themed double feature. First, Anthony speaks with Dan Greenfield (13th Dimension) and Chris D'Lando (ReedPOP) about their experiences on the convention floor. Then, Anthony trades road trip tales with comic book creator Gregg Schigiel (Pix) and retailer Chris Wilcock (Undiscovered Realm). (Encore presentation. Originally aired as two episodes of Flat Squirrel Tales on 6/28/17 and 7/26/17).

  • Beyond My Comic Shop: Creator Chat with Brandon Montclare

    Beyond My Comic Shop: Creator Chat with Brandon Montclare

    01/02/2018 Duración: 01h14min

    Host Anthony Desiato pays a visit to comic book creator and former retailer Brandon Montclare (ROCKET GIRL, MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR) to talk crowdfunding, the business of creator-owned comics, the creative process, and the state of the industry. (Encore presentation. Originally aired as an episode of Flat Squirrel Tales on 9/20/17.)

  • Beyond My Comic Shop: Breaking In

    Beyond My Comic Shop: Breaking In

    29/01/2018 Duración: 01h04min

    Host Anthony Desiato compares notes with a pair of up-and-coming comic book creators: writer Frank Martin (MODERN TESTAMENT) and artist Damien Torres (The Kubert School '14). The trio discusses aspirations, dealing with rejection, hustling to get work, networking techniques, and balancing creativity with daily life. (Encore presentation. Originally aired as an episode of Flat Squirrel Tales on 9/6/17.)

  • Beyond My Comic Shop: Power Rangers Movie Club

    Beyond My Comic Shop: Power Rangers Movie Club

    22/01/2018 Duración: 02h07min

    Host Anthony Desiato morphs into action for a two-part movie club discussion with guests Chris Wilcock (Undiscovered Realm owner) and Chris D'Lando (ReedPOP content coordinator). First, the lifelong Power Rangers fans discuss the 2017 movie and their childhood memories of the original series. Then, they look back at the franchise's previous film installment: 1995's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The trio talks continuity, Zordon's turtlenecks, the endless whooshes, and so much more with a mixture of nostalgia and humor. (Encore presentation. Originally aired as two episodes of Flat Squirrel Tales on 7/12/17 and 11/15/17).

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