It’s Dal’s birthday, but he has a gift for YOU. Maybe. Tech apologies for episode #287 and a preface to episode #290. That’s not too confusing, right? 3x3: Three things we’ve done wrong and three things we’ve done right. Well, right-ish… We set up at Pritzker School’s reading night and had fun. Kids sure do love business cards. “Graphic Novel” vs. “Comic Book” Do you really care what they’re called? Spider-Man #9 is not the comic we were expecting, sadly. Turns out we are not your favorite shop in Bucktown. A mobile vintage store van is…?
We review Doctor Strange! By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth! By the Omnipotent Oshtur! By Agamotto's All-Seeing Eye! We saw Doctor Strange on opening night, and we talk all about it! Lots and lots of SPOILERS!
17 hours in the future! Our first-ever Australian interview! An interview with Mitchell Davies from All Star Comics in Melbourne. All-Star is also an Eisner-winning shop and their ideas on retail mirror that of Challengers, from 9,674 miles away. This interview was fraught with technical difficulties, but Mitch is a wonderful guy to talk to and this episode came out great, despite the recording issues. Ever wondered how different comics retail is in other countries? Well then this episode is for you!!
Does the Cubs winning the World Series make people more or less likely to buy comics right now? Patrick is the REAL hero of the World Series. Our Civic Duty Discount is back! Street construction blows. Choosing to turn a negative customer interaction into a positive one. We now have people check their bags, but we hate doing it. A personal message from the Rough Riders for Challengers! Red Sonja #0 is 25¢ and Diamond thinks we need to order 87 copies. A brief talk of original comic art.
Oh, Marvel. Oh, oh, Marvel. We have some serious issues to discuss. Cover price. Page count. Unwanted back-up stories. Seriously, 80% of this episode is problems we have with the current Marvel product. #StandWithChelseaCain Curse Words looks great! And other new books for January 2017.