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The Radiation!!!

To celebrate the show's five year anniversary on Wednesday, Stephen & Carly take time out of their seaside vacation to record the program's first feature-length commentary track, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope! Enjoy!

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Jermaine and Stephen greet you this Halloween not with tales of terror and woe, but those of conventions from the past and the not-so-distant future, as Valerie joins them to recount the events of TF Con and the Asheville Comic Expo and NC Comicon Director of Media Brockton McKinney drops by to get you ready for this year's show, taking place November 13th through the 15th, including some EXCLUSIVE NEWS for fans of the Walking Dead and Umbrella Academy!

Show Notes:

  • All Levels ($200 VIP, $40 Weekend, $30 Saturday and $20 Sunday) passes are still available via The Carolina Theatre for NC Comicon 2015!
  • If you're a Delorean enthusiast, check out Back in Time on Netflix!
  • Comics at the Table! - Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1, Art Ops #1, Justice League Darkseid War Batman one-shot, Black Magick #1, Back to the Future #1, Secert Wars Agents of Atlas #1 and Cognetic #1!
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Acme's resident rednecks Stephen and Riley tear through reviews of Jughead #1, What If? Infinity Inhumans #1, What If? Infinity Thanos #1, Paper Girls #1, Lando #5, Plutona #2, Detective Comics #45, Saints #1, Amazing Spider-man #1, All-New All-Different Marvel Point One #1, Doctor Strange #1, Invincible Iron Man #1, Contest of Champions #1, Siege #4, Secret Wars #6, Batman & Robin Eternal #1 and Axcend #1!

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Jermaine recounts his trip to the Diamond Retailer Summit and Baltimore Comic Con, including being sold out by Mark Waid for "stealing" the dessert of Archie Comics president Mike Pellerito, and then he's joined by Stephen in attempt to prepare you for the monster week of new releases to come!

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Stephen and Riley try to decide if their eyes are bigger than their bookshelves as they thumb through the October Previews catalog featuring items shipping in December, what with the prospect of signed slipcases for NOS4A2 and Essex County, original art reproductions of Dark Knight Returns and Wally Wood, and first-time-in-print panoramas for Private Eye!

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Join us on our voyage to Lando Calrissian's very own pleasure moon as Jermaine and Stephen knock out the second half of the September Previews catalogue just a week before its due date, dig deeper into what the Secret Wars delays mean for us as a business, and address the dangers of Star Wars addiction in the run-up to the Force Awakens!

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Coming to you a week late due to travel and pressing shipment processing needs, Stephen, Riley and Austin analyze the packaging and pricing of The Dark Knight III: The Master Race, give their thoughts on Secret Wars #9 of 8, and get through the Dark Horse, DC and IDW sections of the September Previews catalogue for items shipping in November before being so rudely interrupted by work!

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The final installment of the Secret Wars first half debriefing concludes with a focus on the Battleworld and War Zone tie-ins to the collossal Marvel event!

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Jermaine, Stephen and Valerie talk with former retailer/ current attorney and director/ producer/ writer of the My Comic Shop DocumentARy and My Comic Shop History podcast Anthony Desiato for a look behind the scenes and "Where Are They Now?" session a month removed from the conclusion of the show's first season and the closing of Alternate Realities. Then it's part two of your Secret Wars Debriefing with Jermaine, John and Michael and they take you up through the events of Secret Wars #2 before diving into Battleworld themselves!

Show Notes:

  • Flat Squirrel Productions.com, the online home of Anthony's media production company.
  • Rent My Comic Shop DocumentARy available for rent at Vimeo.com.
  • Listen to season one of the My Comic Shop History podcast on iTunes.
  • Follow Anthony on Twitter!
  • Like My Comic Shop on Facebook!
  • Keep up with the continuing adventures of Alternate Realities on Facebook!
  • Bid on "SuperOto's" auction on eBay!
  • "Take Me Back," the outro music this week, as with all of the music for My Comic Shop History, is by Ralph Puma!
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Don't let the title confuse you, we're in perfectly fine spirits, but those adjectives are the first salvo in a bevy of 118 critical reviews of Fox's brand-new Fantastic Four film that have lead to a 10% score of Rotten Tomatoes! Jermaine has already scene it, and in an uncharacteristic display of audience candor, he answers all of Stephen's and Jay's spoiler-filled questions before giving the comic-reading, movie-going public a chance to spend their dollars. Then it's the first installment in a new series by Lord Retail, Michael and John, covering the issues of Time Runs Out on the Last Days of the Marvel Universe leading up to Secret Wars!

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