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Tales From The Comic Shop

Tales From The Comic Shop

By Joe Bryan
A podcast dedicated to bringing you the latest news and info about what really is going on in the Comic Industry
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How to Open a Comic Shop 201

Tales From The Comic Shop

The Comicgaters vs Jonathan Kent
We are back and sadly Comicsgate is still a hate group. There is a paper shortage. But the big question is, how has the transition from Diamond to Penguin gone?
October 23, 2021
How to Open a Comic Shop 201
Eddie and Roger tell you more about what you will need to know if you want to open a successful shop!
July 07, 2021
Bad Idea Ending? and "Everyone Is Tulip" Creators Dave Baker and Nicole Goux (NSFW)
Everyone Is Tulip Creators Dave Baker and Nicole Goux tell us about their new project coming out from Darkhorse Comics and Bad Idea announces they are closing up, or are they? We also talk the future of neck fashion and The 8.5 Tec 27 that showed up on the Census this week.
June 08, 2021
Hey Man! It's not my Bird.....
We talk the latest news about Random House and Marvel and what it all means going forward. Plus Violent Pokémon Flippers and we celebrate our 1 year anniversary! 
May 28, 2021
Doomsday The Death of Indy's And Other Plausible Outcomes Feat. Rick Whitelock
We talk about changes in distribution, the market spike and our love of OA with New Force Comics Owner Rick Whitelock
April 30, 2021
Bad Ideas featuring Adam Freeman
Roger and Joe talk Cancel culture and its affect on comics and then Bad Idea Comics Head of Sales Adam Freeman joins us to talk Eniac, Bad Idea's Philosophy and The Recent Spike in the Secondary Market.
March 14, 2021
25th Episode Extravaganza!!!! With Doug Wagner and Hoyt Silva
In this episode we talk about about the new Avatar Studios and the state of the collectibles market. Then Hoyt and Doug tell us about their new project "Yumi: Spy Fatale Baddie Royal" Also please check out this awesome fundraiser for @
February 28, 2021
Top 10 of the 2010's
Roger is back from Hiatus!!!! And we share our top 10 books of the 2010's!!!!
January 25, 2021
A peek behind the counter with Skylar Godwin
We talk recent news and interview the multi talented Skylar Godwin about her journey through nerdom. 
January 12, 2021
We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Behind The Counter with Drew Zucker and Phillip Sevy
For all our naughty and nice listeners out there Drew Zucker and Phillip Sevy drop by to tell us what its really like to work as an Independent Comic Book Artist and Writer. Big thank you to everyone who has joint the Tales From The Comic Shop community this year! Merry Christmas!
December 25, 2020
Go behind the counter with Doug Wagner and Brian Stelfreeze
We talk about the fact that DC finally cracks the glass ceiling and lets a woman write Detective Comics. Followed by a riveting, fascinating and entrancing interview with the suave sophisticated and charming co-creators of "Thomas River" Doug Wagner (Plastic, Legends of The Dark Knight, Ride) and Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther, Rise of The Black Panther, Shadow of the Bat)
December 11, 2020
How to Open a Comic Shop 101
Are you planning on opening a comic shop someday? Then listen to this and get a head start on what you will need to know to get started!
November 17, 2020
Direct vs Newsstand What is the difference? What is the history? Why does it matter?
In this episode there is more DC Distribution Drama, we discuss the merits of stripping and we get a history lesson about Newsstand and Direct Comics. We also discuss putting money into OA and why it is beneficial for you and the artists.
October 21, 2020
With All Due Respect to Mr. Conway
We are back and we have a lot to say this week. Roger has returned and we weigh in on Gerry Conway's comments about the industry. Tell you how to order the Chadwick Bozeman Spawn 311 and talk about The Department of Truth #1!!!
October 02, 2020
Wakanda Forever
This episode is dedicated to the memory of Chadwick Boseman. As long as we remember him he's not really gone. Featuring Kristen Parraz This episode we talk about the death of Chadwick Boseman, DC Fandome, the Tim Burton Batman Movies and Kristen Parraz tells us what it's like being a minority Comic Shop Owner.
September 01, 2020
Why Representation In Media Matters
The Uncanny Ryab from the Nerd Dome Podcast joins Eddie and Joe to discuss the importance of representation in media. Also we discuss the most recent news from DC. 
August 17, 2020
Comics Gate is a Hate Group(nsfw)
In this episode we talk about Comic Gate and SDCC. We are joined by Bleeding Cool's Chelsea Bloomfield. Unlike our usual content we decided to leave in adult language due to the emotional nature of the content. 
July 28, 2020
Episode 14 Comic Collecting Group Admin Interview
This week Eddie and Joe were lucky enough to be joined by Lew Beitz, Duane Hower and Ryan Tait. Unfortunately Duane's audio didn't save but we were still able to put together a good show for you guys and we look forward to hearing from Duane in the future. 
July 19, 2020
New Force Comics Owner Rick Whitelock Interview
Rick Whitelock is the owner of New Force Comics. He has owned every Golden and Silver Age key you can name during his 30+ year career. Today he tells us all about what it is like to spend 6 figures on a comic, what it was like living through Hurricane Michael, moving your shop to a new state and stories from the road and the hundreds of cons he has worked over the years. 
July 03, 2020
Dummies For Comic Collecting Part 3 (James Lamb Interview)
Roger sits down with professional speculator James Lamb to discuss how he was able to quit his day job and speculate on comics professionally.
June 30, 2020
My Missing Co-host
Eddie and I have a conversation about the current events in comicdom. Everything from Death Metal #1 to 80 years of Joker and everything in between. We also have a discussion about how we can be better allies to victims of sexual harassment and talk about the creators Warren Ellis, Scott Allie, Eddie Berganza and Jason Latour who have been accused of this repugnant behavior. 
June 27, 2020
Dummies For Comic Collecting part 2 How to Invest
The latest news and our advice on how to invest in comics
June 20, 2020
Chase Those Ratio Variants
Eddie, Roger and Joe sit down and discuss the latest new, whats the deal with Comics Pro and the answer to every question you've ever had about Chase Variants
June 10, 2020
Riots, Looting and....Aragorn?
This is a very special episode. We want to dedicate it to everyone who has contributed to the Hi De Ho Go Fund Me whether that was by sharing the go fund me or donating money. Special thanks to the celebs and community insiders for lending your visibility as well. Mark Cirillo,Terry Dodson, Gail Simone, Jock, J. Scott Campbell, Rick Remender, Mark Waid, John Romita Jr., Christo Gage, Umberto Ramos and Todd Nauck. We apologize for anyone we missed there are over 700 contributors and hundreds of shares and likes, but thank you all!!!!
June 10, 2020
The Executive Menace
Turmoil has engulfed your local comic shops. The distribution of DC Comics to outlying distributors is in dispute. Hoping to resolve the matter with a blockade of deadly battleships, the greedy Comic Federation has stopped all shipping to the small planet of Naboo. While the Congress of the Republic endlessly debates this alarming chain of events, the Supreme Chancellor has secretly dispatched three Podcasters, the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, to talk about the conflict...
June 06, 2020
Dummies For Comic Collecting Part 1 Getting Started
In this episode learn how to become a better collector. We will help you learn from some of our past mistakes.
May 30, 2020
Origin And Juice
This is a story all about how Tales From The Comic Shop came to exist! Also the latest industry news and our Quarantine Reads and Cool Picks!!!
May 24, 2020
Batman is Not A Professional Speed Skater
Issues with new distributors the first time out. Listen to Eddie and Roger tell you what happened that is causing stores to lose money on last weeks DC comics. Also Quarantine Reads and Cool Stuff!
May 15, 2020
They Harley Ever Get My Order Right
Ever wonder why you can't get that hot book off the wall? Why don't comic shops order 20 copies of every title? Find out the answer to this and more right here!!!
May 09, 2020
What Do You Mean This Hulk 181 Isn't Free?!?!
Eddie and Roger tell us the truth about running a Free Comic Book Day from a retailers perspective.
May 03, 2020
Midtown Monopoly?
Are Midtown and DCBS making a move to become the Amazon of comics? Find out here. Eddie, Roger and Joe discus the implications of the new DC Distribution Deal and more!!!
April 21, 2020