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.


  • Episode 7: Comic Shop Business School

    Episode 7: Comic Shop Business School

    27/05/2015 Duración: 01h22min

    Host Anthony Desiato enlists an all-star panel for a comprehensive discussion about the ins & outs of a running a shop. Featuring Paul Borrero (owner of The Spider's Web), Mike Sangregorio (accountant), & Phil Hussain ("oil baron"). Class is in session!

  • Episode 6: Shelf Life

    Episode 6: Shelf Life

    20/05/2015 Duración: 01h08min

    Host Anthony Desiato waxes nostalgic with former Alternate Realities employee Tom Darby about run-ins with the Chinese, UPS security, and the Scarsdale Fire Department.

  • Episode 5: Worst Offender in Store History

    Episode 5: Worst Offender in Store History

    13/05/2015 Duración: 01h15s

    Host Anthony Desiato has a lively, freewheeling conversation with longtime Alternate Realities customers Doug Doescher, Brian O'Dea, and Caralyn Hylenski Rivera about store beefs, the Ethan Van Sciver signing that never was, and much more!

  • Episode 4: The Gunnysack

    Episode 4: The Gunnysack

    05/05/2015 Duración: 01h06min

    Host Anthony Desiato sits down with longtime friend of the store Rich Roney and former employee Matt Casey to discuss the powerful bonds forged within the walls of Alternate Realities.

  • Episode 3: Rocket Man

    Episode 3: Rocket Man

    29/04/2015 Duración: 57min

    Host Anthony Desiato speaks with former Alternate Realities owner & Rocket Girl writer Brandon Montclare about his varied roles within the comic book industry.

  • Episode 2: The Three-Minute Rule

    Episode 2: The Three-Minute Rule

    22/04/2015 Duración: 01h07min

    Host Anthony Desiato chats with Alternate Realities employee Sean McInerney and customer Mike Capolino about comic shop life on both sides of the counter.

  • Episode 1: The Parable of the Flat Squirrel

    Episode 1: The Parable of the Flat Squirrel

    08/04/2015 Duración: 01h09min

    Host Anthony Desiato welcomes Alternate Realities owner Steve Oto to discuss his unlikely journey and decision to close the store after 23 years.

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