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With the gift of gab and the might of 1000 comic book retailers the Acme Comics crew waxes poetic on all things comics!
Sep 2, 2022
Rollout! Botcon 2022
A report form Lord Retail at Botcon 2022!
Jul 29, 2022
The LAST Cast!?
The power is back on and the recent readdition of Air conditioning allows the Acme Staff t recollect and fully recount their experiences of 11 days in the store with no electricity! Pardon the effect the heat wave has had on our brains!
1 hr 3 min
Jul 21, 2022
The Ben Roberts Exit(ish) Interview
The end of an era (Sorta). Jermaine and Ben sit down to talk about his time at the store. Ben cries on this one.
1 hr 6 min
Jul 15, 2022
Austin returns to the podcast! We get his side of the Daniel Warren Johnson event, a recap of our night with the Greensboro Grasshoppers, a whole lot of comics talk, and much much more! Stick around to the end to hear a special announcement from Ben!
1 hr 3 min
Jul 1, 2022
We wrap up the past two weeks of Acme Comics madness including the Do A Powerbomb Event and HeroesCon! We also introduce the latest arrival to the Acme Comics team!
Jun 17, 2022
Do A Powerbomb!
We talk breakfast v/ brunch, the huge success of the Rob Liefeld signing, pay our respects to Tim Sale, and hype up BASH IN THE BORO. Bash Passes still available until Midnight 6/17!
1 hr 13 min
Jun 10, 2022
Austin gives us his review on Jurassic World: Dominion, we talk the Rob Liefeld signing, Bash in the Boro, and finally Avatar: Is it good or bad?
1 hr 14 min
Jun 8, 2022
If You Rode The Ride, You've Seen The Movie
We run down the entire Acme summer event calendar! Listener questions galore!
1 hr 22 min
May 20, 2022
Life Model Decoy Stan Lee
We talk it all in this one! Sonic V Mario. Our Signing with ROB LIEFELD on JUNE 11th! Bash in the Boro with DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON and FIRE STAR PRO WRESTLING on JUNE 18th! Listener questions!
1 hr 22 min
May 14, 2022
We talk about the major success that was FCBD 2022, The breakout hit JURASSIC LEAGUE, and answer a backlog of listener questions!
1 hr 15 min
May 5, 2022
Free Comic Book Day Sock Stockin'
A special thursday edition of the podcast to prep you for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
Apr 24, 2022
Everything Everywhere All At Lunch
We take things completely off the rails before we get back on track and talk comics, Free Comic Book Day, and the return of the shop ghost! Ben says a bad word at one point!
1 hr 13 min
Apr 15, 2022
Another Jurassic Classic
Why do we always talk about Jurassic Park?!
1 hr 8 min
Apr 8, 2022
The Doctor is In!
The AcmeCast will now be coming to you weekly every Friday immediately after recording as we now talk about the following week's new releases! So this week, our beloved listner, you get two episodes! We're joined by friend and customer Jack Dougherty (Not a Doctor)
1 hr 18 min
Apr 7, 2022
The Final Box of Jermaine's stuff!
We've reached it! After over a year of digging through Jermaine's boxes of movies in storage we have reached the final box! The real box of Jermaine's junk were the friends we made along the way!
Mar 30, 2022
We talk about the recent picnic table incident, recent going-ons in comics and more! Send us your listener questions to email@example.com!
1 hr 1 min
Mar 16, 2022
Holy Spoiler Filled Review, Batman!
This is it! The end all be all of the Acme Crew's feelings on THE BATMAN! We spend a lot of time talking about the movie, the comics that it pulls from, and our goods and bads!
1 hr 4 min
Mar 9, 2022
Biff! Bam! Batman!
Austin just saw THE BATMAN and he gives his thoughts! Yet to see it yet, Ben and Jermaine express their reluctances! There's a lot of Comics Talk on this one!
1 hr 1 min
Feb 23, 2022
I Want My A-C-ME
We really get into the weeds on this one! We discuss the JLA/Avengers situation that everyone is asking about and spit-ball how we might handle the situation. "What's In The Box?" returns!
Feb 17, 2022
Boba's Book Assignment
Austin and Jermaine wrap up Book of Boba Fett and the gang talks store going-ons!
Feb 9, 2022
That's So Wizard!
The gang discusses book of Boba Fett and the much anticipated JURASSIC LEAGUE!
Feb 1, 2022
Night Court is not a court... That happens at night! We discuss a number of issues including the Penguin Random House troubles!
Jan 19, 2022
Woke Up This Morning
An update on all of the store's going ons! The All-New, All-Different Acme sale rages on! "Whats in the box?" returns!
Jan 4, 2022
IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY HEARD THE NEWS; A NEW ERA OF ACME COMICS NOW BEGINS! Join us as we lightly discuss what got the crew to this place.
1 hr 5 min
Dec 27, 2021
Radioactive Airing of grievances! Feats of proportionate strength of a spider! Thwip-ing webs around around the pole! Tinsel is distracting!
Dec 18, 2021
Hectic Holiday Happenings!
The AcmeCast crew returns in the midst of the lead up to Christmas and things are crazy!
1 hr 9 min
Nov 26, 2021
25 Years of Jermaine with Ryan Rubio
We continue our introspective into the myth of Jermaine Exum and his 25 years at Acme Comics, this time with guest and Friend of the store Ryan Rubio
1 hr 23 min
Nov 16, 2021
Sam Raimi's Spider-Man watch-along.
While in Charlotte for Heroes' GIANT-SIZED MINI-CON, Ben and Austin took it upon themselves to finally record a watch along of Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man movie in their preparation of No Way Home! Watch along with us or just enjoy our commentary. This was recorded in a hotel room with one microphone so please excuse the audio quality!
2 hr 7 min
Oct 26, 2021
AcmeCast Spooktacular w/ Jack Sabbath
A completely all-spooky, all-creepy episode of the Acme Cast! Lord Retail was at TF-Con so we invited in customer, friend, and listener questioner Jack Dougherty to discuss some creepy comics and real-life scares!
1 hr 8 min
Oct 20, 2021
Ben updates everyone about his New York Comic Con Adventure. We discuss the current issues with Penguin Random House shipping. A new WHATS IN THE BOX?!
1 hr 4 min
Oct 6, 2021
David Dastmalchian (Count Crowley, DUNE, Suicide Squad)
Jermaine and Ben sit down with actor/writer David Dastmalchian. You'll know David from his many roles across both superhero genre and non-superheroic films including The Dark Knight, Ant-Man, Suicide Squad, Blade Runner, and the upcoming DUNE series of films. David also wrote what we consider a modern-classic horror comic, COUNT CROWLEY: RELUCTANT MIDNIGHT MONSTER HUNTER. Sit back and hear one of the best episodes of the podcast, yet!
1 hr 5 min
Sep 28, 2021
We asked you guys a simple question, "When you think of a battle taking place AT the statue of Liberty in a movie, what movie do you think of?" We finally pull back the curtain and settle the score on the recently much debated topic.
1 hr 5 min
Sep 20, 2021
Days of Acme Past with Joe Schram
We're celebrating 25 years of Lord Retail (Jermaine) at Acme Comics! Over the next few months Jermaine will be sitting down and talking with Acme employees and friends from past and present about things he may have forgotten over the years. Learn some things about the man and the store that will surprise you!
2 hr 37 min
Sep 17, 2021
Master of Kung-Fu!
Hear Austin and Jermaine's thoughts on Shang Chi! We argue about Nickelodeon... AGAIN! Whats in the Box returns.
1 hr 13 min
Sep 9, 2021
I Wanna Open All Of Your Doors
We talk A LOT about WHAT'S THE FURTHEST PLACE FROM HERE a new series from creators Matthew Rosenberg and Tyler Boss. We need your pre-orders on this one! The new drop of Marvel Events! Fro some reason we argue about our respective eras of Nickelodeon. Join us, won't you?!
1 hr 8 min
Aug 31, 2021
Read the title but read it in the Animaniacs' voice when they say "Hello Nurse!" We talk Substack! It's not a sandwich thing! We update everyone on the store! We're still alive and kicking after Free Comic Book Day! Is it really Spooky Season yet? We talk our favorite pop culture skeletons. And yes... we talk about THAT trailer!
1 hr 18 min
Aug 23, 2021
Best In The World
Free Comic Book Day is over and we give the full run down on that event as well as our Batman '89 event!
1 hr 5 min
Aug 9, 2021
We talk about the upcoming Batman 89 release party and Free Comic Book Day! The world of Acme Comics never stops spinning!
1 hr 3 min
Aug 6, 2021
In the Still-Heat of the Night!
A this point Austin and Ben have completely derailed themselves from all of Jermaine's reference points. You think this is slicked back? This Is Pushed Back! Sloppy Steaks, Comics talk, another whats in the box!
1 hr 6 min
Jul 19, 2021
Holding Anger in the Mustache!
Sometimes things happen in the store and it really gets under your skin. We talk beating the house, the dark energy that the store sometimes hold, how to recommend titles, and more! Subscribe to the podcast! Leave a review! Send us you questions!
1 hr 16 min
Jul 5, 2021
In a returning and now reoccurring segment, we're digging through the July 2021 Previews Catalog! Previews is the most important tool in a retailer and comic book consumer's arsenal! It is the single easiest way to know what's coming down the pipeline and what you'll see on shelves soon! If any of the upcoming titles we discuss seem like your thing LET US KNOW!
1 hr 5 min
Jul 2, 2021
Friends (And Coworkers) in Low Places
Jermaine announces some ACME STAFF CHANGES! With the changing guard comes a new era where we bring you ACME CAST WEEKLY! No listener questions this week so we get straight into some discussions about the role of the Comic Book Shopkeeper as middle man between creators and the public. Also, more "What's in the Box?!" Ben and Austin like Superman Returns?!
1 hr 5 min
Jul 2, 2021
Don't Be Mean to Lord Retail
This one is coming late! Apple took our original posting down due to some now resolved issues! Get ready for ACME CAST coming to you now WEEKLY! Does Jermaine sound like George Lucas? Which one of us is Dave Filloni? We lost Austin during our second half. Another episode of "What's in the box?!"
1 hr 12 min
Jun 5, 2021
It's Hip To Be Square?
We're testing out new equipment and building our way to be the highest quality comic book retail podcast! Bare with us! Once again we are cut off by a busy Friday morning. We talk comics, our favorite Draculas, and more!
1 hr 17 min
May 22, 2021
The Five Second Rule is Now Ten Seconds!
This is an interesting one. Split between a morning recording and a post work recording. We discuss the current CDC and NC guidelines and how they'll affect things in the store. Also, Why can't the Acme Bat have a name?
1 hr 11 min
May 14, 2021
BonusCast AcmeCast: What's in the Box?!
We're trying something new! As Jermaine unpacks into his new house we'll be periodically going through one of his many boxes from years of collecting and open them up on the show, discussing what we find. Video games, movies, forgotten gems, human body parts. Who knows what we'll find!?
May 7, 2021
Make Your New Release Wall A Showstopper!
We get into the thick of it again folks! Why are you reading this? Listen to the episode!
1 hr 1 min
Apr 23, 2021
Happy Talk: Listener Questions!
A brief rundown of things happening at the shop before we dive right into a big mailbag of YOUR listener questions!
Apr 2, 2021
Zack Snyder Presents: A House for Penguins
This is a big one folks! All of our thoughts on Zack Snyder's Justice League! Do Ben and Austin hate Superman? The massive Marvel Comics/Penguin Random House distribution deal. Are you reading Daniel Warren Johnson's Beta Ray Bill? You should be! Listen to Power Trip!
1 hr 31 min
Mar 19, 2021
Justice League: Seinfeld Cut
This week we're talking BRZRKR, celebrity comic book writers, more shop nonsense, media that changed our lives and of course answer your listener questions... To the best of our abilities at least.
1 hr 16 min
Mar 5, 2021
Twitter? I Barely Even Know-her!
You might be able to hear the exhaustion in our voices. It's been a rigorous few weeks at ol' camp Acme. Late shipments, comics controversy on Twitter, and the constant pandemic retail grind. But don't worry, we talk about it all and take some more listener questions!
1 hr 5 min
Feb 19, 2021
Yesterday's Coffee Today
The Acme Comics Crew is back! We're talking WandaVision(Spoiler Alert!), classic sitcoms, DC Comics, new titles, Lawnmower Man, and we're answering your listener questions. Someone get Jermaine a coffee maker, please.
1 hr 20 min
Feb 5, 2021
Fear Does Not Exist in This Dojo!
Some AcmeCast AUDIO KARATE for your listening pleasure! We talk comics, we talk WandaVision and Cobra Kai. More listener questions. Does the Karate Kid work for Marvel? Some think so!
1 hr 12 min
Jan 15, 2021
The Comic Book Store about Nothing
We return to our regularly scheduled programming to see what's what's happening in the store this week! Recorded in the wee hours of the AM before the store opened we talk coffee mishaps, the staff review of Wonder Woman: 1984, and the sitcom nature of some days at the shop. Email your podcast questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 8, 2021
It's The End of a Year as we Know It!
The entire Acme crew together at last! Join us as we do a year in review and answer YOUR questions on air! Email any questions you have for the AcmeCast to email@example.com
1 hr 35 min
Jul 27, 2020
An Interview with the creators of GRIT!
Ben talks the creative team behind the upcoming GRIT from Scout Comics. We love being able to shed light on indie comics and smaller press works whenever we get a chance, especial when its a book THIS GOOD! Writer Brian Wickman and artist Kevin Castaniero talk about how they got their start in comics, taking the highway to the diner zone, and of course lots about GRIT. GRIT will be on the shelves 7/29!
Jul 1, 2020
The Boys Are Back!
The Store is open, comics are back on the shelves and well... The staff is a little crazy. We catch you up on the past few months the only way we know how. We talk about the struggles of the past few months, the good times, and fill you in on a lot of the conversations we had while you were away including the return of Wrestling to Acme comics and movies that we can't stand! Pardon our madness!
1 hr 18 min
May 6, 2020
Collecting Comics with Aaron Meyers
Jermaine digs deep with one of the most accomplished collectors we know of and friend of the store, Aaron Meyers! Some of you may know about Aaron Meyers, either from his collections he posts on his instagram, AMC Comic Sales, or the legend that looms large.
1 hr 7 min
Mar 27, 2020
My Comic Shop Country with Anthony Desiato!
Jermaine sits down for an awesome an inspiring conversation with Anthony Desiato; director of the recently released My Comic Shop Country, My Comic Shop DocumentARy, and host of the My Comic Shop History podcast! The My Comic Shop Country documentary is available to rent or buy on iTunes, Prime, and more. It even features our own Lord Retail and the Acme Comics crew!
Mar 4, 2020
ComicsPro with some ComicBros
Austin and Ben are back from ComicsPro in Portland. We break down everything they learned, saw, ate and experienced. The good, the bad, and the ugly of the gathering of comic's retail organization (almost all good). We also talk the negative energy of Leap Day and our March Madness sale!
1 hr 27 min
Feb 19, 2020
Talkin' Toys with Scott Neitlich
A lot of incredible people walk through the doors of Acme Comics. One of our coolest customers is Scott Neitlich, former marketing manager for Mattel (Yes, THAT Mattel) and the impetus behind the Matty Collector brand that focused its content towards the Adult Collectible consumer.
1 hr 19 min
Jan 17, 2020
Acme Cast: The Rise of Getzelman
You asked for it, we deliver. Austin is back on the podcast and we're talking all things Star Wars! From our history with the franchise to Rise of Skywalker and Mandalorian. Nothing ever really dies... or does it?
1 hr 53 min
Dec 26, 2019
Ben sat down with writer Matthew Rosenberg (Uncanny X-Men, 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank, Punisher, Annihilation Scourge) to discuss how he got into comics, running a record label, the whirlwind of the year that was 2019, and his much anticipated book Hawkeye: Freefall that releases January 1st 2020!
Dec 11, 2019
Tales from the Acme Crypt: Joe Hill (Locke and Key, The Cape, and More!)
A blast from the past! In honor of an official Netflix release date of Locke and Key we dig up and dust off an incredible discussion with Joe Hill from January 27, 2012. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Dec 3, 2019
Thanksgiving Blood Feast
Ben and Jermaine made a deal. Ben would watch at least one season of Transformers: Beast Wars in exchange for Jermaine to watch one of Ben's favorite movies of all time, Lost Boys. We bring in video rental expert and resident horror-hound Pete Bowne to discuss! Happy Holidays!
1 hr 2 min
Nov 19, 2019
Since we last got together tons of things have happened! Jermaine gives a road report of TFCon and Ben updates Lord Retail on everything Halloween Comics Festival! Long Live Steak-Out!
Oct 10, 2019
Let's talk about X, baby! The Dawn of X is near
Spoilers abound as Jermaine and Ben wrap up their Uncanny deep dive with the long-awaited conclusion to the House of X/Powers of X series from Jonathan Hickman! Theories, feelings, heartbreaks, and future speculation all laid on the table for you to enjoy. This is a great listen if you need a refresher before X-Men number one! We did the work for you!
1 hr 18 min
Oct 10, 2019
Lord Retail Celebrates a Birthday & Transformers Artist Casey Coller
We "Roll Out" all the birthday details from our big 2 day back issue sale that included an inshore appearance by IDW Transformers artist Casey Coller. Included are some customers sharing their favorite Lord Retail stories and an excellent conversation with Casey Coller about working for a franchise such as Transformers and how he got his start!
Aug 20, 2019
The Curious Case of Moira MacTaggart
Our deep dive into Hickman's definitive decade spanning change of Marvel's Mutants continues! Come see us for your copies of House and Powers, or talk to us to find out where to start!
Aug 20, 2019
House of X!
In the first episode of an all new all different Acme Cast, Jermaine and Ben sit down with resident "x-pert" Jon Bethel to deep dive into the first issue of Jonathan Hickman's House of X!
1 hr 2 min
Oct 28, 2016
Acmecast #271 - There WILL Be Blood!
The Book Club is BACK, lead by Pete & Austin, and they've reconvened during this, the creepiest month of the year, to discuss the first volume truly disturbing Image Comics series, Nailbiter by Joshua Williamson & Mike Henderson! "Where do serial killers come from?" and why has Buckaroo, Oregon given birth to sixteen of the most vile serial killers in the world? NSA Agent Nicholas Finch needs to solve that mystery in order to save his friend, and he'll have to team up with the infamous Edward "Nailbiter" Warren to do it. JOSHUA WILLIAMSON & MIKE HENDERSON deliver a mystery that mixes Twin Peaks with the horror of Se7en! Show Notes: * Follow Mike & Josh on Twitter! * Follow Mike Henderson on Twitter to check out all of the daily sketches that Austin & Griff were gushing over!
Oct 14, 2016
Acmecast #270 - Austin Odinson!
Stephen, Pete & Austin sit down with two weeks worth of Comics at the Table, get a recap of the goings-on at New York Comic Con 2016, and get to know Acme's newest employee a little bit better before getting way too sentimental with each other! Show Notes: * "Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 Variants by Larroca, Reis" at Comic Book Resources.com. * "Snyder & Capullo Re-Teaming for Batman-centric DC Summer Event at Comic Book Resources.com." * "The shot of Stephen & Robert Kirkman from this week's email. * "Support for Hillary & Hawkeye at the Gotham West Market. * "Adam West on tour at the American Museum of Natural History.
1 hr 3 min
Sep 30, 2016
Acmecast #269 - Kingdom Come!
Now's your chance to sit in on the inaugural Acme Comics Book Club, as Pete & Austin lead a group discussion of one of the most important works in the 76 year history of DC Comics, Kingdom Come, and end take a surprise call-in from the book's writer, Mark Waid!
Sep 9, 2016
Acmecast #268 - Backstagers!
Stephen, Pete & Austin give Jay his moment in the spotlight as they discover how he championed comics as literature while shaping young minds as a high school drama teacher for over a decade, used his job as a radio DJ to develop his collecting habits, and brought it all back around to Star Trek, as always!
Aug 26, 2016
Acmecast #267 - Did I Ever Tell You Guys...
Stephen is joined by Jay & Austin as they probe the secret origins of one of Acme's most enigmatic employees, Pete Bowne! Then the gang breaks done Marvel's Civil War II summer (now into fall) event thus far! Show Notes: * Rewind This! - While no longer available for Instant Streaming on Netflix, you can still get it from them on DVD or buy the documentary directly from the site. * "ICv2 Interview: Marvel's David Gabriel - Part 1" at ICv2.com.
Aug 19, 2016
Acmecast #266 - A Fungeon Affair!
Stephen and Adam are joined by their officemates to go through the hits and misses of DC Rebirth with Jay, bring you an Acmecast exclusive announcement with Tree Mail creator Brian Smith, and provide alternative methods to break into comics with Thomas Boatwright! Show Notes: * "DC Comics Sales Top Marvel In July Thanks to Rebirth's Strong Performance" at Comic Book Resources.com. * "Lion Forge Comics Announces 'The Castoffs' From Smith, Reed & Ostertag" at Comics Alliance.com. * "Raicht & Smith Are Delivering Dreams and Changing Lives in 'Tree Mail'" at Dark Horse.com. * "Thomas Boatwright is creating macabre creepy cute art and daily theme drawings" at Patreon.com. * "Back to the Future #1 Sketch Cover by Thomas Boarwright, Lorraine, Lea Thompson" at eBay.com. * "Danger Girl Renegade #1 Blank Variant Cover, Sketch by Thomas Boatwright" at eBay.com. * "Danger Girl Renegade #1 Blank Variant, Watercolor Sketch by Thomas Boatwright" at eBay.com. * "GI Joe/ Street Fighte…
Aug 12, 2016
Acmecast #265 - It's Been A Summer!
WE'RE BACK! Sorry for the late posting, but we figured that since you already had to wait on us for ten weeks, what's a few more hours, right? Show Notes: * Luke Cage Official Trailer at YouTube.com. * Wonder Woman Comic-Con Trailer at YouTube.com. * Justice League Official Comic-Con Trailer at YouTube.com.
May 27, 2016
Acmecast #264 - Rebirf!
Stephen, Adam & Rob grab their copies of the Feminine Mystique to critique the second part of Brian Bendis & Alex Maleev's Daredevil run, and then they burn the midnight oil with incoming Batman writer Tom King as they discuss his plans for the Caped Crusader, his time in the CIA and how it influenced his creator-owned series Sheriff of Babylon, and the origins of his run on Vision in his debut novel A Once Crowded Sky!
May 20, 2016
Acmecast #263 - For Dar! Best, Adam & Stephen.
Stephen and Adam pay tribute with a final word on their favorite creator that brought them closer together as friends through comics, travel and attitude, Darwyn Cooke. Show Notes: * Inside cover doodles of Batman in Batman Ego & Other Stories, The Spirit in volume 1, and Doop in X-Force - Famous, Mutant & Mortal. * MegaCon 2008 Green Lantern sketch with detail of the playing card from the New Frontier Casino, reprinted in Retroactive by Brandstudio Press. * Issue #6 Page 8 from The Spirit, inked by J.Bone, acquired at San Diego Comic Con International 2010, as well as the HeroesCon 2008 print that was turned into the cover of the DC: New Frontier deluxe edition hardcover. * Kitty Pryde full commission from MegaCon 2008. * New Frontier finished promo image with the original art. * Adam's Green Lantern and Stephen's Batman & Supergirl from the Absolute New Frontier frontispiece. * Signature plates from the exclusive editions of Parker - The Hunter, The Outfit and the Sco…
May 13, 2016
Acmecast #262 - Right This Way, Mrs. May(o/e)r!
Stephen, Rob and Adam shake off the post-Free Comic Book Day haze to give the final word on this year's festivities (and a hit towards 2017), provide their spoiler-filled review of Captain America: Civil War, and express their amazement at the poignancy of the first volume of Brian Bendis & Alex Maleev's Daredevil, even 14 years later!
Apr 22, 2016
Acmecast #261 - Championship Body!
Stephen, Rob and Adam surprise even themselves with their enthusiasm as they dig into the first six issues of Stan Lee & Jack Kirby's original Fantastic Four, featuring the first appearance of the FF (obvs.), the Mole Man, the Skrulls, Miracle Man (?) and Doctor Doom and the return of Namor the Sub-Mariner as well as gag ads, in-House of Ideas promotions, the very first Marvel No Prize, socio-political impacts and MORE!
Apr 8, 2016
Acmecast #260 - Hatchback!
Preacher pt. 6 (of 6) Stephen, Rob and Adam round out their first book club by bringing Preacher to a close, run through the laundry list of "Black"/ sci-fi/ post-apocalyptic/ paranormal/ crime noir announcements from Emerald City Comic Con's Image Expo, and gush over the prolonged Star Wars excited provided by the first Rogue One teaser trailer! Show Notes: * "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Official Teaser Trailer" at You Tube.com. * "Harrison Ford Wasn't The Only Person Injured On The Set Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Cinema Blend.com. * "Image Expo 2016 Announcements Revealed" at Previews World.com. * The Abomibable Charles Christopher by Karl Kerschl. * Babs Tarr's Sailor Moon Biker Gang. * First look at AMC's Preacher's Arseface.
Apr 1, 2016
Acmecast #259 - Just a Feeling!
SPOILERS!!! To borrow a Jermaine-ism, because you demanded it, seriously, like even when we weren't at work people were asking us, it's a no-holds-barred, SPOILER-filled review of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice with Stephen, the film most vocal opponent RIley, and it's most hopeful supporter Pete, plus a rundown of the creative teams, release dates and formats of DC Rebirth titles shipping in June! Show Notes: * Batman v. Superman still ranked at 29% on Rotten Tomatoes.com, compared to 99% for Zootopia, 83% for Deadpool and 92% for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. * A wrap-up of BvS box office statistics at Box Office Mojo.com. * Download your own copy of the DC Comics Previews April Solicits PDF as well as a full list of the line! * Sean Gordon Murphy updates his All-Star Batman schedule via Twitter. * Stephen's Top 5 DC Rebirth Titles at Acme Comics.com.
Mar 18, 2016
Acmecast #258 - From the People that Brought You Cleans!
Preacher pt. 5 (of 6) Stephen, Rob and Adam get you up to speed on the latest comic-related mature readers/ viewers release dates out of SXSW, including Preacher, Outcast, Daredevil and Batman v. Superman, and take a break from their pursuit of the almighty to seek justice, and a brass ring podcast guest, in their own neck of the woods! Show Notes: * "Preacher Premiere Date, Trailer, Images, And More" at Den of Geek.us. * "Outcast Season 2 Greenlit Ahead of Show's June debut" at Coming Soon.net. The exact release date is June 3rd, which means it will air on Fridays and not compete with Preacher, but as Rob mentioned, what gets watched during the original airring nowadays anyway...except Walking Dead and Doctor Who... * "Garth Ennis Signing at Ssalefish: Yes, THAT Garth Ennis & Yes, That Ssalefish Comics" at Facebook.com.
Mar 4, 2016
Acmecast #257 - Mustard!
Stephen, Rob and Adam share their local cues, reach their Preacher threshold and tell you which midwestern and deep south states to avoid in the last episode! Show Notes: * "Looming End" by Torchrunner on YouTube.com. * Torchrunner's March Midwest Tour! * The full original Goosebumps bibliography at Wikipedia.org. * The superhero story that Stephen mentioned was, super generically, #25 Attack of the Mutant. * The book with the executioner cover that Rob mentions was #27 A Night in Terror Tower. * St. Louis's City Museum, as referenced by Rob.
Feb 26, 2016
Acmecast #256 - PDX Debriefing!
Stephen and Pete catch you up on the last three days of announcements from the ComicsPRO Annual Membership Meeting, including new titles from Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez and Marvel Star Wars, Image publisher Eric Stephenson's remarks, and MORE!
Feb 19, 2016
Acmecast #255 - I Love This World...
Stephen and Pete come to you LIVE from the ComicsPRO Annual Membership Meetings with their reactions to the Day One announcements from Dark Horse, DC Collectibles, DC Sales & Marketing and, most importantly, DC Rebirth!
Feb 12, 2016
Acmecast #254 - That Speed Force, Gets You Every Time!
Preacher pt. 3 (of 6) Stephen, Rob and Adam put their reservations about the Deadpool feature film out on front street, bat about their best guesses as to what DC's Rebirth Initiative could be prior to the hopeful reveal at next week's ComicsPRO Annual Membership Meeting, and plot the chronology of Preacher's Ancient History throughout Book Three! Show Notes: * "Rebirth - What Is It? Our Three Best Guesses" at News-a-rama.com. * "Tuba Ruba" at YouTube.com. - I'm not crazy!
Jan 22, 2016
Acmecast #253 - Humperdido!
Preacher pt. 2 (of 6) Stephen, Rob and Adam break the seal on Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens spoilers a month after the release and dig into the unerlying themes of the second book of Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon's Vertigo opus!
Jan 15, 2016
Acmecast #252 - "It was the time of the Preacher..."
Preacher Pt. 1 (of 6) Stephen, Rob and Adam recount their days in short pants, running around the yard arguing over who would be the Red, Black or Blue Power Rangers and those feeling that issue #0 from Boom Studios brought back before going in the complete opposite direction and recalling the way Preacher #1 knocked them straight on their butts! SHOW NOTES: * "'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers': Where are they now?" at Entertianment Weekly.com. * "Jason David Frank still calling for UFC's CM Punk: I'm more legit than him, it's a logical fight" at Bloody Elbow.com. * iZombie's Rose McIver & Jessica Jones' Eka Darville were both on Power Rangers R.P.M. at the same time! * "Buying every Powerball ticket at Business Insider.com. * Visual evidence of Adam's Paper Girls #4 No Prize from the blooper.
Jan 8, 2016
Acmecast #251 - All-New All-Different Acmecast!
Stephen is joined by new co-hosts Rob and Adam as they go through the best that 2015 had to offer the industries and lay out plans for upcoming, ongoing segments! Show Notes: * "Star Wars, Paper Girls, Lumberjanes And Funko Are The Big Winners Of the Diamond Gem Awards 2015" at Bleeding Cool.com. * "Diamond Announces Top Selling Comic Books & Graphic Novels of 2015" at Diamond Comics.com. * "How Matt Pizzolo And Matthew Rosenberg Self-Distributed 'We Can Never Go Home' For Local Comic Shop Day" at Bleeding Cool.com. * "'Hellboy In Hell' Comes To An End In 2016'" at Comics Alliance.com.
Nov 6, 2015
Acmecast #250 - A New Hope!
To celebrate the show's five year anniversary on Wednesday, Stephen & Carly take time out of their seaside vacation to record the program's first feature-length commentary track, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope! Enjoy!
2 hr 5 min
Oct 30, 2015
Acmecast #249 - Creepy Eerie!
Jermaine and Stephen greet you this Halloween not with tales of terror and woe, but those of conventions from the past and the not-so-distant future, as Valerie joins them to recount the events of TF Con and the Asheville Comic Expo and NC Comicon Director of Media Brockton McKinney drops by to get you ready for this year's show, taking place November 13th through the 15th, including some EXCLUSIVE NEWS for fans of the Walking Dead and Umbrella Academy! Show Notes: * All Levels ($200 VIP, $40 Weekend, $30 Saturday and $20 Sunday) passes are still available via The Carolina Theatre for NC Comicon 2015! * If you're a Delorean enthusiast, check out Back in Time on Netflix! * Comics at the Table! - Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1, Art Ops #1, Justice League Darkseid War Batman one-shot, Black Magick #1, Back to the Future #1, Secert Wars Agents of Atlas #1 and Cognetic #1!
1 hr 27 min
Oct 9, 2015
Acmecast #248 - You're Looking at Country!
Acme's resident rednecks Stephen and Riley tear through reviews of Jughead #1, What If? Infinity Inhumans #1, What If? Infinity Thanos #1, Paper Girls #1, Lando #5, Plutona #2, Detective Comics #45, Saints #1, Amazing Spider-man #1, All-New All-Different Marvel Point One #1, Doctor Strange #1, Invincible Iron Man #1, Contest of Champions #1, Siege #4, Secret Wars #6, Batman & Robin Eternal #1 and Axcend #1! Show Notes: * Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys available on Hulu.com. * Nailbiter's Mike Henderson doing Star Wars commissions on Instagram. * Next week's Iron Man Build-A-Figure pieces will go with Spider-Gwen #1 and Guardians of the Galaxy #1.
1 hr 4 min
Oct 2, 2015
Acmecast #247 - The View from Under the Bus!
Jermaine recounts his trip to the Diamond Retailer Summit and Baltimore Comic Con, including being sold out by Mark Waid for "stealing" the dessert of Archie Comics president Mike Pellerito, and then he's joined by Stephen in attempt to prepare you for the monster week of new releases to come!
1 hr 5 min
Sep 25, 2015
Acmecast #246 - St-St-Studio!
Stephen and Riley try to decide if their eyes are bigger than their bookshelves as they thumb through the October Previews catalog featuring items shipping in December, what with the prospect of signed slipcases for NOS4A2 and Essex County, original art reproductions of Dark Knight Returns and Wally Wood, and first-time-in-print panoramas for Private Eye! Show Notes: * "Discussions With Scott Allie: On Stepping Away From Being EIC, The Craft of Editing, And His Ongoing Projects At Dark Horse" at Bleeding Cool.com. * Dark Horse Solicitations for December 2015 * Massive Ninth Wave #1 * Art of Mirror's Edge Catalyst HC * DC Solicitations for December 2015 * Batman/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 * Harley's Little Black Book #1 * Robin War #1 * Batman Dark Knight Returns Gallery Edition HC * Lucifer #1 * "See What Happens When IDW Teams Up with Archie" at Previews World.com. * IDW Solicitations for December 2015 * * Judge Dredd #1 * NOS4A2/ Wraith Deluxe…
Sep 18, 2015
Acmecast #245 - Lando Land!
Join us on our voyage to Lando Calrissian's very own pleasure moon as Jermaine and Stephen knock out the second half of the September Previews catalogue just a week before its due date, dig deeper into what the Secret Wars delays mean for us as a business, and address the dangers of Star Wars addiction in the run-up to the Force Awakens! Show Notes: * Follow Thomas Boatwright on Instagram! * "8 Comics Have Been Cancelled by DC" at IGN.com. * Marvel Solicitations for November 2015: * All-New, All-Different Avengers #1 * Nova #1 * Drax #1 * Venom Space Knight #1 * Illuminati #1 * Hercules #1 * Vision #1 * Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur #1 * Black Knight #1 * Image Solicitations for November 2015: * The Goddamned #1 * Monstress #1 * Huck #1 * Ringside #1
1 hr 10 min
Sep 4, 2015
Acmecast #244 - Pregnant Pauses!
Coming to you a week late due to travel and pressing shipment processing needs, Stephen, Riley and Austin analyze the packaging and pricing of The Dark Knight III: The Master Race, give their thoughts on Secret Wars #9 of 8, and get through the Dark Horse, DC and IDW sections of the September Previews catalogue for items shipping in November before being so rudely interrupted by work! Show Notes: * Solicitations for Dark Knight III Master Race #1 (of 8) and Collectors Edition HC, so you know what we know. * "DC Comics Down Over $2 Million On Projected Figures For 2015" at Bleeding Cool.com. * "Secret Wars #9 By Jonathan Hickman And Esad Ribic - An Extra Issue For December" at Bleeding Cool.com. * "Dark Horse Comics Products Shipping In November 2015" at PreviewsWorld.com - Call of Duty Black Ops III #1 and Joe Golem Occult Detective #1. * "DC Comics Products Shipping In November 2015" at PreviewsWorld.com - Superman American Alien #1 and Batman Europa #1. * "11 Years Afte…
Aug 21, 2015
Acmecast #243 - Doom's Speed!
The final installment of the Secret Wars first half debriefing concludes with a focus on the Battleworld and War Zone tie-ins to the collossal Marvel event! Show Notes: * Secret Wars Battleworld map!
Aug 14, 2015
Acmecast #242 - Don't Be a Flat Squirrel!
Jermaine, Stephen and Valerie talk with former retailer/ current attorney and director/ producer/ writer of the My Comic Shop DocumentARy and My Comic Shop History podcast Anthony Desiato for a look behind the scenes and "Where Are They Now?" session a month removed from the conclusion of the show's first season and the closing of Alternate Realities. Then it's part two of your Secret Wars Debriefing with Jermaine, John and Michael and they take you up through the events of Secret Wars #2 before diving into Battleworld themselves! Show Notes: * Flat Squirrel Productions.com, the online home of Anthony's media production company. * Rent My Comic Shop DocumentARy available for rent at Vimeo.com. * Listen to season one of the My Comic Shop History podcast on iTunes. * Follow Anthony on Twitter! * Like My Comic Shop on Facebook! * Keep up with the continuing adventures of Alternate Realities on Facebook! * Bid on "SuperOto's" auction on eBay! * "Take Me Back," the outro m…
1 hr 18 min