As you listen to the show, you might think that Cory and Joe talk about pie instead of comics. Mmmm…pie. After the pie talk, Joe confesses that he’s been lying to you for months. What was Joe lying about? You’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out. They also discuss:
Selling old Valiant comics
Creating comics bundles to sell
What is happening to trade paperback that people don’t want any more?
Other bundles Joe has been selling
A Hangin’ at the Home story
A mini-Tale from the shop
Freaking and Geeking with a discussion of sales numbers for February
We pick up right where we pick up with Greg Theakston, and we talk about more of his career. He talks about starting publishings back in his apartment in 1974, being there are Martin Goodman shut down his magazine line, rush inking jobs of the 70′s and so much more. He talks about deadlines, fighting them and the artists he helped out on them.
We also discuss Jack Kirby, Super Powers, the end of the New Gods and the creation of The Hunger Dogs, DC in 80′s, why Greg didn’t work in comics as much as you would think, and many o0ther topics.
Greg has had a far ranging career from publishing books about Bettie Page to working with Jack Kirby, and his stories are a look at comic book history.
March comes in like a lion with the return of Solitaire Rose Radio. It all starts with the first part of a Greg Theakston interview. Greg has worked in inking comics, painting paperback covers, publishing comics, and many, many other things. Cory calls him up for a conversation about his life in comics starting with the first comic he remembers reading up to the work he has done preparing classic comic art for reproduction and printing incredible volumes himself of the comic book masters like Kirby, Toth and Ditko among others.
Along the way he talks about the comics he read as a child, his work putting together early comic book conventions, working for Jim Steranko, his friendship and work with Jack Kirby, and much, more more.
It’s daylight saving time and Joe and Cory!! start the episode talking about Nitro Burning Funny Cars! They also talk about FREE COMICS given away at SXSW, a cheap month of Marvel Unlimited and as Marvel’s digital announcements there. They also discuss:
A bundle of 100 digital comics for $10
Ashcans! No, not things to put garbage into, but there were some by Rob Liefeld, so…
Joe’s eBay stuff as well as charity stuff
Joe talks about when comics sold better in the summer and if that is still the case
Cory’s hate for Secret Wars II
Joe brings up a Sarlacc pit toilet and his internet shuts down in response
It’s a scary and amazing day! Joe actually did show prep!! Joe and Cory!! talk about comics that are in trouble of being canceled, their opinions and what comics they would like to see come back. They also discuss:
Who was the winiest character in comics?
Why we won’t get any crossovers between Marvel and DC any time soon
A theory as to why Doctor Strange series doesn’t sell any more
Tales from the Shop
How does a comic shop close down?
What happens to comic fans when their shop closes?
All of this, freaking and geeking and the usual shenanigans!