Best of the Rest, An Indie Comics Podcast, is a reflective but not pedantic look at Alternative/independent comics both current and past. Hosts Dennis Chandler and Jay Loving delve into works from publishers such as Vault, Scout, Lion Forge, Fantagraphics, Oni Press, Hard Case Crime, Drawn and Quarterly and others. The cast is for everyone, whether you’re a reader of alternative comics, want to get started or just a curious onlooker. Listen in for Dennis and Jay’s lively discussion mixed with humor (they hope) about the wide-ranging world of Independent comics.
Market Talk with Eric From Kowabunga Comics
Dennis and Jay are joined by Eric from Kowabunga Comics to discuss a host of topics regarding the current state of the comics retail business. How will Marvel's move from Diamond Distributors to Penguin Random House affect the business? Can Diamond survive without the business of the Big Two? How might this affect smaller publishers? Also, a discussion on Kowabunga's store exclusive issues of Shadowman from Valiant and Star Wars War Of The Bounty Hunters Alpha from Marvel. Eric talks about the process of getting a store exclusive and how it differs between publishers.
Best of The Nerdy NFTs
Martin and Dennis merge Nerdy Legion with The Best of the Rest and go down the rabbit hole of Non-Fungible Tokens and Crypto. And this rabbit hole had a lot of side tunnels. Enjoy this discussion that does delve into the philosophical discussion of ownership and money.
Comic, Collectability and Snyder's Justice League
Dennis and Jay discuss comic collectability, what's the difference in a CGC 9.8 and 9.9? They also talk about what they are looking forward to in the coming weeks. Then a discussion about Zack Snyder's Justice League.
This is a lost episode from November 2020. Enjoy
Been A While
It's been TOO long since we recorded an episode, so this one goes in several directions. Dennis and Jay discuss current comic book reads, what we've been collecting, gin, bourbon and whether or not twenty year old 5.25 inch floppy disks are still readable.
Dennis and Jay are joined by Eric Helwig of Kowabunga Comics in Wisconsin. The discussion ranges from how Kowabunga weathered the shutdown of the store during the early days of Covid-19, the shutdown of Diamond Distribution, DC comics decision to use other distribution channels than Diamond, and the workings of Kowabunga's mail order and FOC services. Eric also announces the soon to be available new website for doing business with his store. Eric can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seriously this is the best
Quite simply this might be my favorite comic podcast. The hosts are funny and smart, extremely knowledgeable about everything in the world, and might be on the verge of achieving enlightenment. I love these guys.
Not the Mainstream
If you want raw and intelligent discussion on everything related to indie comics then your in the right place! Great job Dennis and Jay!!!!!