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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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Stephen, Riley and Pete go rogue as they participate the first episode in nearly four years to be recorded on an active sales floor, a la Tell 'Em Steve-Dave, and they do a bang-up job of rambling through an entire Previews catalogue in less than an hour!

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Jermaine and Stephen get back in the driver's seat to catch up on the news our of San Diego Comic Con 2015, a month's worth of new releases, and the Ant-Man movie!

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On the eve of Indpendence Day, the one night game a year, Stephen and Riley do their best to keep up with all of the news coming out of San Francisco & the Image Expo and Bleeding Cool & Marvel Comics and Jermaine and Jay sit down with Manifest Destiny co-creator and artist Matthew Roberts!

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In a return to form, Jermaine, Stephen, Austin and Valerie recap their adventures before, during and after HeroesCon 2015 in Charlotte, NC, bring you up to speed on the latest announcements for the All-New, All-Different Marvel Comics post-Secret Wars, give a broad overview of DC's Divergence soft relaunch, and implore you to pick up next week's We Stand on Guard when they tell you!

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Stephen does his best homage to our sister-show, Stuff Said with Gregg Schigiel, and who better to put in the hotseat than the cartoonist/ publisher/ host himself?!

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Jermaine, Stephen, Riley and Austin help you end your week right (or start it off, depending on how you look on the calendar) with a flip through of the June Previews catalogue for items shipping in August, Lord Retail putting a bow on Comics at the Table, and the whole crew updating you on all of the events added to the docket!

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Jermaine, Stephen, Jay and Riley convene on a rambling Thursday to gush over the new Supergirl trailer from CBS (and CW's Legends of Tomorrow while they're at it), the happenings of Secret Wars #2, all of the returnability opportunities in the May Previews catalogue, and the fact that Jodorowsky & Moebius's the Incal will be back in print in July!

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Jermaine, Stephen and special correspondant John Bethel declare the statute of limitations on Avengers Age of Ultron and Marvel's Secret Wars #1 officially passed and drop the kid gloves for a no-holds-barred critique of both the movie and the comic!

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Jermaine and Stephen sit down with Eisner Award nominee and North Carolina native Jeff Parker to discuss the intricaces of writing for a company-wide event, balancing work-for-hire and creator-owned projects and live in Portlandia. Then, your hosts are joined by Austin to bring you some preliminary, spoiler-free thoughts on Avengers Age of Ultron!

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Jermaine, Stephen and Austin give you all the tips and tricks you need to make the most of your Free Comic Book Day experience on Saturday, May 2nd, Gregg Schigiel & Chris Giarrusso get you prepped for the first-ever live recording of Cruisin' together, and Lord Retail convenes the Cabal to bring you a spoiler-filled review of Netflix's Daredevil!

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Cartoonists and co-hosts Gregg Schigiel (Pix: One Weirdest Weekend) and Chris Giarrusso (G-Man Super Journal) join us to announce the first ever Cruisin' Together Live Show covering Mission Impossible II, taking place on Saturday, May 2nd at 7 PM at Acme Comics Presents as part of the Free Comic Book Day 2015 festivities!

If you haven't listened to Cruisin' Together yet, it's the podcast that is real, fun and inspiring and also chronologically makes its way through the filmography of Mr. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, better known to you as Tom Cruise! Catch up and listen at Hatter Entertainment.com or subscrine on iTunes! Admission to the live show is FREE!

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Join Lord Retail and friends as they take you through the comprehensive history of Matt Murdock, the Devil of Hell's Kitchen, ol' Hornhead, Daredevil, to prepare you for the launch of the Netflix original series today!

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Jermaine sits down with special correspondants Ryan and John to illuminate the importance of the Secert Wars storyline and title to the Marvel Universe before Battleworld assembles this May!

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As the guys sit down with the latest installment of Previews magazine, featuring items shipping in June 2015, Stephen outlines the high points of DC's Divergence initiative, Jay bemoans the launch of series and characters in anthology series, and Riley searches high and low for new Humanoids titles to try out!

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Stephen, Jay and Austin explore the controversies surrounding Erik Larsen and J. Scott Campbell's comments on Wonder Woman's new costume, June's proposed Batgirl #40 Joker variant by Rafael Albuquerque and accusations against X-Men '92 writer Chris Sims from fellow blogger Valerie D'Orazio before getting caught up on two weeks of Comics at the Table! As if that wasn't enough, Jermaine and Val also bring you a road report on Wizard World Raleigh!

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Jermaine, Stephen and Jay welcome new Acme employee and podcast editor Austin to the show as they attempt to make sense of the structure of Secret Wars, illuminate on the distinction that there are Artist Editions and then there is everything else, and call their shots on the best comics and graphic novels in the March Previews catalogue for items shipping in May!

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Jermaine, Stephen and Jay announce the arrival of writer, artist, painter, Vertigo cornerstone and Eisner-award winner Jill Thompson to the sketch pavilion for Free Comic Book Day 2015, run through three big weeks of Comics at the Table, and check in on the happenings at the 2015 ComicsPRO Annual Meeting in Portland with special correspondent and Pittsburgh Comics owner Colin McMahon, all before mourning the passing of Leonard Nimoy as the news breaks.

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...to bring you these very special announcements from DC and Marvel Comics! The revelations of Divergence and Secret Wars that came to light Friday morning were too big to ignore for eight days, so Jermaine, Stephen, Jay and John bring you this special report on the plans publishers' plans post-Convergence and on Battleworld!

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After recovering from an excellent Charlotte Mini Con 2015, Jermaine and Stephen crack open the February Previews catalogue for items shipping in April to shed new insights on Convergence and Secret Wars, Inhumans and Star Wars, Brian Wood and Mark Millar! Plus, their thoughts on the Fantastic Four reboot trailer!

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Jermaine and Stephen collect and analyze all the available data about the Big Two spring/ summer events, DC's Convergence and Marvel's Secret Wars, in an attempt to assuage fears, educate prospective readers and have some fun! They also gush over Spider-Verse and Guardians of the Galaxy and beg for more advance reader copies to books like Black Mask's We Can Never Go Home!

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Recorded live at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema on Saturday, January 10th as part of the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Release Party festivities, join Jermaine, Stephen and first-timer Colleen as they sit down with artist Erica Henderson and colorist Rico Renzi and get the lowdown on their creative process and their preference of Star Wars vs. Star Trek!

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Even on the day before our Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Release Party with Erica Henderson & Rico Renzi, there's just too much comic news to be ignored, so join Stephen and Jay as they give their take on the 2014 Diamond Gem Awards, critique the 2-hour premiere of Agent Carter and the Ant-Man teaser trailer, and express their excitement for all of the announcements from Thursday's Image Expo in San Francisco!

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