We start the episode with talking about 70′s Saturday morning shows, since Joe done bought himself the Hudson Brother Razzle Dazzle Show on DVD. BE AFRAID! We also find out WHY Joe was GOING to hate Cory, but instead, he gets to laugh at Cory trying to see a sneak preview of Guardians of the Galaxy. They also discuss:
Sneak preview tickets given to comic shops
Record breaking concession sales when comic book fans show up at the movies
Joe goes through an old invoice from his days in the shop where they discuss how they ordered, what they remember about the book and other stories about the comic shop
This episode covers Kirby’s work and life from 1962 – 1970, the most famous and creatively fertile period of Jack Kirby’s career. I go into the amount of work Kirby did, the creativity involved, and the reasons why he left Marvel in 1970 and much much more. It’s another hour discussing the life of the King of Comics, Jack Kirby!
Kassie Brown, writer of Rethinking Democracy isn’t someone involved in comic books, but instead, she is someone who is putting her life where her beliefs are. She works in making the world better a little bit at a time, traveling with Americorps and doing little things that help people lives, one step at a time. This is her story so far.
Cory was out of town last weekend, so no podcast last week…so they make up for it this week! Cory discusses what happened when he went home to Central Illinois and Joe talks about what he did while Cory was gone. Joe visits a new bookstore while Cory gets his hands on Kitchen Cooked Potato Chips… Oh, and they DO talk about funny books, as well as:
Joe’s wife has won an award, despite being married to Joe!
Cory asks Joe about direct sales reps with Marvel and DC, and tales of sales conferences
More tales of Shinder’s
The questions and issues Joe had with DC and Marvel when they talked sales
Dealing with trying to get Marvel and DC to help with TV ads for comic shops
What small press publisher do to try to boost their sales in comic shops
Having the Diamond Comics Distribution rep drop by the shop and watch TV with us