In which, our three heroes discuss their resolutions for the 2017 new year, Dude explains what Tracy’s ultimate coup would look like, and Andrew discusses his deep fear of needles. Also, Dude tells the story of how he was incrementally banned from a radio show,and in a surprising twist, ends our podcast episode on a very positive note.
In which, Andrew celebrates his bachelor party in true geeky fashion at Phoenix Comicon 2016 with the Dude. They discuss the growth of the convention in the past few years, unusual panels, awesome guests that they bumped into (including an unknown relative of Dude’s SO, and some cool board games that the guys got to play. Mitch Gerads, the artist of Sheriff of Babylon, makes a surprise guest appearance introducing the show.
Yes, I actually own this book.
As many of my readers who regularly follow the blog know, I really love Marvel’s blue, furry X-man Beast. I’ve written poems about him, and even my local comic book store regularly puts aside issues in which he appears for me to pick up. Seriously, it doesn’t matter what the book is about, I will buy it if Beast is in it. About a year ago I decided that I wanted to find a Beast statue, so I enlisted Andrew to help me look. I had no idea what I was getting us both into.
The first place I looked for Beast was, naturally, New York Comic Con. Conventions are often a great place to get hard to find collectible items. Lots of times comic book store owners will bring comics and collectibles that have been sitting in their stores for a long time, and they are willing to strike a bargain to avoid taking them home again. So I enthusiastically started at one end of the floor and headed toward the other. I have to be honest; I didn’t scour NYCC for a Beast statue. That was my first convention and I was pretty overwhelmed with the shiny things on both sides of me. Besides, how hard could it possibly be to find a statue of one of Marvel’s more popular characters? That was probably a poor choice of rhetorical questions. Continue reading
On this episode, Andrew and Tracy share their experience from Phoenix Comicon, as well as a cold (fortunately, this is not shared with you). The staff talk comics, creators, their overall views of the convention as well as some highlights.
Syndicate Press (Kyle Stephens)
Ae-Saga of Brge
Locke & Key