Acmecast
With the gift of gab and the might of 1000 comic book retailers the Acme Comics crew waxes poetic on all things comics!

Jermaine, Stephen and Griffin pull out all the stops to bring you the results of the 2nd Annual Acme Awards (the ACMEs) and discuss the most controversial and highest-selling issue of 2012, Amazing Spider-man #700!

Show Notes:

  • Best Continuing Series - Winner: Batman - Runner Up: Locke & Key
  • Best New Image Ongoing Series - Winner: Saga - Runner Up: Manhattan Projects
  • Best New Ongoing Series - Winner: Hawkeye - Runner Up: Mind MGMT
  • Best Writer - Winner: Scott Snyder - Runner Up: Brian Michael Bendis
  • Best Artist - Winner: Greg Capullo - Runner Up: Fiona Staples
  • Best Single Issue - Winner: Saga #1 - Runner Up: Batman #12
  • Best Original Graphic Novel - Winner: Batman Earth One - Runner Up: Underwater Welder
  • Best All-Ages Series - Winner: Adventure Time - Runner Up: Finding Gossamyr
  • Best Mini Series - Winner: Avengers vs. X-Men - Runner Up: Punk Rock Jesus
  • Most Anticipated Series of 2013 - Winner: Superman Man of Steel - Runner Up: Age of Ultron
  • "Peter David Suffers a Stroke On Holiday" at Bleeding Cool.com.
  • Comics at the Table! - Amazing Spider-man #700, Avenging Spider-man #15.1, Justice League #15, Aquaman #15, and Mara #1!
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Jermaine, Stephen, Griffin and Riley use the last new release day on the Mayan calendar to sell a lot of books, eat a lot of sushi, and then review the nominees for the 2nd Annual Acme Awards, follow up on some of the comic news stories they've mulled over on the last few episodes, dive into one of the biggest stacks of Comics at the Table you've ever seen, and congratulate Lord Retail on getting Mark Waid on board for Comic Book City Con!

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Hawkguy writer Matt Fraction makes his third appearance on the show to talk to Jermaine and Stephen about writing a superhero comic about an Avenger that also just happens to be a guy trying to make the world a better place, launching the Fantastic Four and the FF in such a way that it pleases readers new and old alike, and the status of his creator-owned series for Image, Satellite Sam, with artist Howard Chaykin!

Show Notes:

  • Stephen apologizes for all of the lisping and sniffling in the intro and outro. He's apparently sicker than he thought.
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Jermaine, Stephen, Griffin and Jody swap out Comics at the Table in favor of headline news for this Friday's show, taking time to talk over the release of Gail Simone from Batgirl, Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette's decision to leave Swamp Thing and Image's choice to no longer do reprints for established, best-selling series!

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Even though they refrain from using explict language or describing anything in too graphic of detail, Jermaine, Stephen, Riley and Jody take the occassion of Karen Berger's resignation from DC Vertigo after 19 years as executive editor to evaluate News-a-Rama's list of 10 Vertigo titles that changed comics and throw out a few recommendations of their own!

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Jermaine, Stephen, and Michael put down their eggnog milkshakes long enough to get you up to speed on the latest developments in Death of the Family, clue you in to the best Batman story you probably haven't read this week, bring some tough love to an Image #1 and some transitive love to another, dramatically read you a passage from Heckboy in Heck, and tell you all about the rough and tumble dream team of the Marvel Universe! It's Comics at the Table!

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Stephen, Jody, Riley and guest panelist Brian Ewing dish over the leftovers from Friday's Comics at the Table, including Alex Ross' Masks and the phenomenon that is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, get you psyched for Wednesday's Avengers #1 by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena with an advance review, and give you a half-dozen high ticket ideas for your Acme Holiday Wish Lists!

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Jermaine, Michael and Jody do their best to dodge the names of various artists as they cover Image sellouts, DC prefaces and Marvel NOW!

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Now that they've emerged from our turkey-induced haze, Jermaine, Stephen, Griffin and Riley work on Sunday to discuss the true value of a comic, the newest additions to the Comic Book City Con roster and the comics at the table that was too covered in food the other day to get to then!

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Jermaine, Stephen, Griffin and Riley pull the curtain WAY back to bring you an insider's look at how they approach their monthly orders from Previews magainze!

Show Notes:

  • PreviewsWorld.com, the official Previews website hosted by Diamond Comic Distributors!
  • Follow along at home with the online catalog of DCBS.com!
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Jermaine puts on his best clip-on tie and used car salesman persona and finds out what it's gonna take to put Griffin, Jody and YOU, the Listener, into a copy of X-Men Legacy #1 during this week's edition of Comics at the Table!

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In anticipation of Wednesday's All New X-men #1, Jermaine sat down with mutant maniacs Ryan Rubio and John Bethel, who long time listeners will recognize from the Avengers Assemble saga and Thanos Quest parts 1 and 2, and Acme Wave Projector rookie Matt Parrell to go over what has brought the students of Xavier to this point, for better or for worse!

Show Notes:

  • Be the first to redeem the code located below at Marvel.com and gain access to Avengers vs. X-Men #1-12, AvX Versus #1-6 and Infinite Comics #1-3 via Comixology for FREE! If you've already read these comics, please save the code for someone that's been holding out! AVXHCMM481G1
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Jermaine, Stephen and Jody have themselves a lightning round as they discuss more than 12 titles in an hour's worth of Comics at the Table, including a break for an advance review of next week's All New X-Men #1!

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What If Greensboro had it's own comic convention, put on by Acme Comics? What If Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo were working on Uncanny X-Men together? What If Jermaine, Stephen and Griffin saw Wreck It Ralph and told you all what they thought of it? What If Disney bought the Star Wars franchise? What If Marvel's What If comics are portents for the future? Find out on Acmecast #104!

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It's the first Acmecast without Jermaine or Stephen, but Griffin, Riley, Michael and Jody proudly carry on the porch, even when they're up to their necks in anthology books!

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Stephen and Carly bring your their own version of Comics at the Table...from inside a yurt! Don't know what a yurt is? Well, listen along and you just might learn something!

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Jermaine, Jody and Michael bring you the first dedicated edition of Comics at the Table here in Acme NOW! Tune in on Monday at 9 AM for your second episode of the week!

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Recorded LIVE at the soon-to-be Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema in the Lawndale Shopping Center, Jermaine and Stephen are joined by an all-star guest list of Acmecasters both old (Frank, Adam, Adrian) and new (Griffin, Riley, Michael, Jody and Cody) to bring you all of the biggest news from New York Comic Con, discuss the opening salvos for Marvel Now and Death of the Family, take part in our own version of Inside the Actor's Studio, and answer your audience/listener questions!

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Stephen drags himself up out of the Northern New Jersey, post NYCC Day One stuppor to bring you a very special interview with Great Pacific writer Joe Harris!

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Jermaine, Stephen, Griffin, Riley and Jody come together to acknowledge Greensboro's place on the Marvel movie Universe map, share their toughest back issues hunts in preparation for this weekend's sale, and only talk about four Comics at the Table, but still manage to touch on rock 'n' roll, quantum physics, self-actualization, corporate head hunting and MORE!

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Jermaine, Griffin, Riley and Jody emerge from their chicken 'n' waffle induced comas to discuss all of the Comics at the Table!

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Ride shotgun with Stephen, Griffin and Riley as they reflect on the great times they had at Baltimore Comic Con 2012 and regale you with all of the highlights of the rural Virginia scenery! Then Jermaine, Griffin, Michael and Jody bring you your regular weekly helping of Comics at the Table!

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Jermaine, Griffin, Michael and Jody get together to discuss the first week of DC New 52 #0 issues, the Mad Titan, and what they feel truly makes a comic GOOD! You also get part two of the ongoing Thanos Quest feature, with Jermaine and Cemetery Blues co-creator Ryan Rubio filling you in on the search for the Infinity Gems and the first great Marvel event of the '90s, Infinity Gauntlet!

Show Notes:

  • Ryan Rubio on Facebook!
  • Get caught up with Thanos Quest Pt. 1 and listen to Acmecast #82!
  • Come see Stephen moderate the Artist Alley Comics panel this Saturday at 3:00 PM during Baltimore Comic Con!
  • Check out Far Arden in our Diamond Digital Store! - even though Stephen wasn't on the show this week to share with everyone, it's his favorite thing that he's read in the last seven days, and he thinks you'll all enjoy it too, especially since it's only $4.99 for over 400 pages of story!
  • Comics at the Table! - Swamp Thing #0, Stormwatch #0, Phantom Stranger #0, Hawkeye #2, the Lookouts #1, New Crusaders #1 and the Thanos Quest reprint!
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Jermaine, Stephen, Griffin, Michael and Jody get on the line with Hack/ Slash creator Tim Seeley to discuss the success of Revival from Image and his upcoming project Ex Sanguine from Dark Horse! Before that they reminisce about Ed Brubaker's time at Marvel and Afterwards they run the gamut from the Green Lantern Annual to the Locke & Key Grindhouse one-shot to Avenging Spider-man!

Show Notes:

  • "Now Official - Ed Brubaker No Longer Working for Marvel" at Comics Beat.com.
  • Try your hand at picking up a copy of Brubaker's long out-of-print Top Shelf offering, A Complete Lowlife.
  • Not By the Direct Method, the Tumblr page of Jess Nevins, author of the back-matter in Criminal, Incognito and Fatale.
  • Tim Seeley on Twitter.
  • Tim Selley Art at Blogspot.com.
  • Comics at the Table - Justice League #12, Green Lantern Annual #1, Flash Annual #1, Phantom Lady #1, Locke & Key Grindhouse one-shot, Wolverine & the X-Men #15, Avenging Spider-man #11 and Avengers vs. X-Men Versus #5!
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Jermaine, Griffin, Michael and Jody reconvene with Scott Snyder to discuss all things New 52 and Image Comics' Severed!

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Jermaine, Griffin, Riley and Michael are joined by the Fourth Man, Jody, to mourn the loss of Joe Kubert, speak to writer Scott Snyder about his first career writing short stories, the genesis of American Vampire and his start at DC, and show you the way it's done via Mike Allred on Daredevil!

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Stephen, Griffin and Michael kick things off promptly to discuss this past week's Marvel NOW! creative team announcements, take questions from YOU, the listener, and dig into a full stack of first issues! Lord Retail joins promptly 15 minutes in. =)

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Jermaine, Stephen, Griffin, Riley and Michael keep you up to speed on what's going on around the shop (including the new digital store and the next creator signing), discuss the new line-ups announced for Marvel NOW! in November and debate just how mature, mature readers can go without going blue!

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Jermaine, Griffin, Michael and Riley do without Stephen while he hangs out at home celebrating his birthday! But in his absence, they dig into the spoilers of the Dark Knight Rises, the delay of Batman Incorporated #3, Grant Morrison leaving behind superhero comics and a pile of unusual books at the table!

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Stephen, Griffin, Riley and Michael get back on deadline as they discuss the news out of San Diego (Minimum Carnage, Marvel movies, Locke & Key and new Image #1's), what they thought of the Dark Knight Rises and all of the Comics at the Table!

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Jermaine, Stephen, Riley and Amanda report live poolside from San Diego Comic Con International 2012!

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  • Chris Daughtry "Rescue Me" - Benefiting We Can Be Heroes Campaign.
  • Comics at the Table - Revival #1, Punk Rock Jesus #1, Bloodshot #1, Avenging Spider-man #9, Batman #11, Ultimate Comics X-Men #14!
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Jermaine, Stephen and Griffin bring you all of the comic news that's fit to talk about, including the latest on Marvel's Now Initiative, a frank discussion with the Family Fraction about their upcoming work on Captain Marvel and Hawkeye, a spoiler-free review of the Amazing Spider-man and all of the Comics at the Table!

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Stephen puts all of his faith and trust in Jermaine, Griffin, Mike, Cody and Riley as he takes his first week off EVER from the show while the rest of the guys discuss George Perez's remarks regarding Superman in the New 52, their experiences at HeroesCon 2012, what you can do to grow your own comics community and all of the comics at the table!

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Jermaine, Stephen and Jay avoid disaster multiple times on the production end of things to bring you the latest on Acme in-store signings, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's mission, last minute tips for HeroesCon 2012 and reviews of all of the Comics at the Table!

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The next great Acmecast saga begins with part one of Jermaine and Ryan Rubio's Thanos Quest! Then Michael reminds the world that the comics industry is just that, an industry, Stephen shares his honest-to-goodness greatest fear and DJ Griffin Kale goes one step beyond sound engineering to get hands on and edit his first segment!

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Acmecast #81 - Feature Length

It's Amazon Economics 101 to kick things off! Then Jermaine, Griffin and Michael speak with Tonya of Desert Wind Comics to clarify the procedures for procuring an autograph from Stan Lee during HeroesCon 2012! Stephen joins the fray as the gang catches up with Mind MGMT creator Matt Kindt! Michael uses Hammett Time to make sure you're really enjoying what you're reading! And finally, it's another jam-packed, controversy-ridden edition of Comics at the Table!

Show Notes:

  • Go to Desert Wind Comics.com for any further questions you have about Stan Lee's appearance at HeroesCon 2012.
  • Get your advance 3-day passes for HeroesCon 2012.
  • @MattKindt on Twitter.com.
  • Matt Kindt.com, Matt's official home online.
  • Pre-order a HeroesCon 2012 watercolor sketch from Matt Kindt and Brian Hurtt.
  • Mind MGMT preludes available from Dark Horse Digital.
  • The Damon Lindelof/ Jeff Lemire Batman story Griffin mentions is the new Legends of the Dark Knight, available from Comixology.
  • Comics at the Table - Before Watchmen Minutemen #1, Earth 2 #2, Harbinger #1, Secret #2, Creator Owned Comics #1, Avengers vs. X-Men #5.
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Jermaine, Stephen, Frank, Griffin and Mike are joined in the studio by MonstHer creator and Artist Alley Comics co-founder Kelly Yates to discuss the ins-and-outs of the new digital comics distribution site, debuting on June 22nd, just in time for HeroesCon! Then Hammett Time takes a turn that not even Mike's fellow podcasters are prepared for! Finally, it's a fifth week edition of Comics at the Table!

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Jermaine, Stephen, Frank and Griffin are joined by AWP new-comer Michael Hammett for a little segment we like to call "Hammett Time!". But first everyone needs to work out their differences over the latest Kickstarter controversy, and then it's a Marvel-free installment of Comics at the Table for the first time in the show's 20 month history!

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Stephen hands over the reins of recording the show to DJ Griffin Kale, making for a much more relaxed, yet long-winded episode, as they're joined by Jermaine and Frank to have a final word on Free Comic Book Day 2012, go behind the curtain to the subscription room, and hit up all the creator-owned and crossover hits of the weeks!

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As Jermaine, Stephen and the rest of the gang continue to recover from the rigors of Free Comic Book Day, they remind you that the Acme Wave Projector podcast network is populated by more shows than just Acmecast, namely Stuff Said with Gregg Schigiel!

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Jermaine and Stephen are joined on the Shadow Council by returning guest Riley to discuss their spoiler-free first impressions of Marvel's the Avengers, out this week!

Then it's a jam-packed week of Comics at the Table featuring the DC New 52 Second Wave, the return of Valiant Comics, Image's newest sold-out creator-owned series, a few more Free Comic Book Day previews and the ongoing saga of the Avengers vs. the X-Men!

All of that on Free Comic Book Day weekend! What are we going?!

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  • Comics at the Table - Dial H #1, Earth 2 #1, World's Finest #1, G.I. Combat #1, Batwing #9, Detective Comics #9, X-O Manowar #1, Mind the Gap #1, FCBD Adventure Time, FCBD Incredible Rockhead & Zinc Alloy, FCBD Buffy/ the Guild Flipbook, Avengers vs. X-Men #3 and Avengers Academy #29.
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Jermaine, Stephen and DJ Griffin Kale check in with artists Amanda Rachels and Gregg Schigiel as they prepare for their first and second visits to Acme Comics for Free Comic Book Day, respectively! Then it's a pile of controversy at the table as fan is pitted against creator from Marvel, DC and independent publishers!

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Jermaine, Stephen and Frank spend a while with writer Jim McCann discussing the ins and outs of his new creator-owned series from Image Comics, Mind the Gap, out on Wednesday, May 2nd! The gang also reveals a Mind the Gap related contest that you, too, can participate in!

Then it's a stacked week of Comics at the Table in which AvX gets bumped for an indie and Stephen makes his penance for not talking about any DC books on last week's show!

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Stephen, Frank, Adam and Adrian come to you LIVE from Chicago! That's right, no editing here! Too much to do and too much food to eat! However, the 15 hour car ride up here gave them plenty of time to catch up on all of the latest comic news and plenty of this week's comics!

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Jermaine, Stephen, Frank and DJ Griffin Kale get Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes head writer Christopher Yost on the phone to discuss the season 2 premiere and what's to come in the next two or three or ten years for the best cartoon on TV. Don't worry! They don't forget to touch on the Earth's Mightiest Heroes comic, Scarlet Spider, or New X-Men (Academy X)!

Then they bring in Customer of the Year, Clark, a DC loyalist, and Riley, a Marvel convert, to discuss the ins and outs of the biggest book of the year thus far, Avengers vs. X-Men #1!

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Jermaine, Stephen, Cody and DJ Griffin Kale are joined by old friend and Mark Waid expert Ryan Rubio...to talk to Mark Waid! Writer of Flash, Captain America, Daredevil, Irredeemable, Incorruptible, Kingdom Come, Fantastic Four, and Marvel's first Infinite Comic, Nova, set to release next Wednesday alongside Avengers vs. X-Men #1!

Then, during Comics at the Table, find out why Jermaine can't have anything nice.

Show Notes:

  • Mark Waid.com, home of the progress blog that Mark mentioned would be coming in April.
  • Mark Waid on Twitter.
  • 15 Minutes with Mark Waidpodcast archive.
  • Luther, the FREE, proof-of-concept digital comic that Mark mentioned during the show.
  • Comics at the Table = Avengers #24.1, Avengers vs. X-Men #0, Bloodstrike #26, All-Star Western #7, FF #16 and Avenging Spider-man #5.
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No frills! No fat! Just the realest comic talk you'll hear all weekend between Jermaine, Stephen and Captain Marvel (a.k.a. Carol Danvers) writer Kelly Sue DeConnick!

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Jermaine, Stephen, Frank, Adam and DJ Griffin Kale are joined in the studio by J. Brian Ewing to announce the next big initiative in Acme's plans for Free Comic Book Day 2012! The gang gets Hoax Hunters writers Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley on the line to discuss the huge success of issue #0. They tease the world with an advance review of Avengers vs. X-Men #1 and a very special interview with Captain Marvel writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, coming to Acme Wave Projector.com on Sunday! Finally, DC Comics sees a return to Comics at the Table! Whew!

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Jermaine, Stephen, Frank, Adam and DJ Griffin Kale remember the life and work of Moebius. Then Stephen talks with Marvel Executive Editor and Senior Vice President of Publishing Tom Brevoort about Avengers Assemble, Avengers vs. X-Men and Infinite Comics on the eve of WonderCon. Finally, this week's Comics at the Table is all about first and last issues...and not being able to stop talking about Saga!

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Jermaine, Stephen and Frank are joined by Cody to share their excitement over John Carter of Mars and the return of Brian K. Vaughan to the world of comics!

Then they dive into a whole pile of Comics at the Table, including three creator-driven #1's, two graphic novels, and many MORE!

Show Notes:

  • Get the first five John Carter of Mars novels for .99 cents here!
  • Brian K. Vaughan's first credited work was on Cable #43 from May 1997.
  • Comics at the Table - Manhattan Projects #1, Hell Yeah #1, Fairest #1, Avengers Children's Crusade #9, Action Comics #7, OMAC #7, Defenders #4, Ultimate Comics Spider-man #8, and King City TP.
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DJ Griffin Kale mans the board while Jermaine, Stephen, Frank and Adam recap the Image Expo, gush over the new Avengers trailer, and get you caught up on everything you need to know for Avengers vs. X-Men, starting up in just a few weeks!

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We're very pleased to bring you the Acme Comics Womanthology Summit with Ming Doyle, Chrissie Zullo and Janet Lee in (almost) its entirety! This was one of the most thought-provoking and progressive discussions we've heard in the world of comics, and we need to thank Jennifer Fernandez from the News & Record and Dr. Johnson at Bennett College for helping us make the whole thing possible! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Then Jermaine, Stephen and Frank are joined by new sound engineer Griffin to do a tanget-ridden, winding edition of Comics at the Table!

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  • Comics Beat, the comics blog of Heidi MacDonald, as mentioned by Ming Doyle during the panel.
  • "Womanthology Artists Participate in Acme Comics Panel" at Yes Weekly.com.
  • Comics at the Table - Avenging Spider-man #4, Secret Avengers #23, Flash #6, Prophet #22, All Star Western #6, the Ray #3, Invincible Ultimate Collection #7, and Wally West EC Artist's Edition.
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Jermaine, Stephen, Frank and Adam chat with Glory and Hell Yeah writer Joe Keatinge on the day of Gloriana's debut about his time behind the scenes at Image Comics, learning under the tutelage of Eric Stephenson, and the concept that's been brewing in his head since he was 10 years old!

Then the guys dust off their non-existent legal degrees to discuss the lawsuits surrounding Ghost Rider and the Walking Dead!

Finally, they have watched Comic Book Men. And, yes, they let you know what they thought.

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Surprisingly, this week's episode title is not a reference to a Japanese Transformer! Jermaine and Stephen check in from the road on their way to the ComicsPro Annual Meeting in Dallas to give a report from the post-apocalyptic wasteland of rural Arkansas and host a very special session of Comics at the Dashboard!

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The store news introduction has a SHOCKER!

Then Jermaine, Stephen, Frank and Adam attack the issues surrounding the Before Watchmen controversy from every angle they can manage after devouring the best pizza in Greensboro. But in all seriousness, they try to be understanding to the creative, economic, and emotionally vested interests of all parties involved!

Finally, they wrap up Comics at the Table as a house divided over Action Comics #6 and a house united over the John Romita Sr. Artist Edition, among many other reviews!

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Jermaine, Stephen, Frank and guest Brian Ewing spend an entire hour with Locke & Key writer Joe Hill discussing his history with comics, the genesis of the series, and the future of the TV series pilot. Then they all geek out over Doctor Who!

This episode of the show also reveals the starting line-up for Acme's Free Comic Book Day 2012 convention, tells severyone why Fantastic Four is the event book that not enough people are reading, and celebrates the release of new material for Avatar the Last Airbender!

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Jermaine, Stephen, Frank and Adam play catch-up with Last Week's news, going over the New 52 cancellations and announcements, kick things into high gear over Kickstarter, and speak with Reed Gunther creators Shane and Chris Houghton!

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Jermaine, Stephen and Frank play fashion police on Hawkeye's new costume, drool over Walt Simonson coming to the Avengers, weigh the pros and cons of superstar artists choosing to take on creator-owned work, and crunch the numbers on the top 500 comics and collections of 2011!

Then during Comics at the Table they pit Kid Loki against Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, become a room divided over Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, strike fear into the hearts of readers everywhere with Lobster Johnson, and give you a big heads up for next week's books!

Show Notes:

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Carolina Game Summit is on Saturday, February 4th, NOT February 2nd like Stephen said during the show.

Also, Adam was out sick this week, and the sign-off was all in good fun.

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Jermaine, Stephen, Frank and Adam sit down with Clark, Acme Comics Customer of the Year for 2011, to discuss his secret origins, the events that he enjoyed most in the past year, and his plans to continue contributing to the community in the future!

Then they pull back the cloak on DC's new Phantom Stranger, get into the dollars and cents of comic advertising and ask you to choose sides amongst the Avengers and the X-Men!

Show Notes:

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