Acmecast
The Radiation!!!

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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