65 episodes

Spec Tales asks collectors and creators: what's your grail tale? Join Jake and Jesús each week as they explore new stories about the comic book grails we all love — the epic journies behind how they were obtained or how they inspired new creativity. You can share your grail tale by emailing the guys at spectalespodcast@gmail.com Or by reaching out on Twitter and Instagram.

Spec Tales: A Comic Book Podcast Spec Tales

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    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

Spec Tales asks collectors and creators: what's your grail tale? Join Jake and Jesús each week as they explore new stories about the comic book grails we all love — the epic journies behind how they were obtained or how they inspired new creativity. You can share your grail tale by emailing the guys at spectalespodcast@gmail.com Or by reaching out on Twitter and Instagram.

    Invasion of The Oblivion Bar Body Snatchers — A Podcast Crossover Event

    Invasion of The Oblivion Bar Body Snatchers — A Podcast Crossover Event

    This week, Chris Hacker and Aaron Knowles from the Oblivion Bar podcast join the show to throw down an epic competition of who can outdo who for recent pickups, speculation, and even a grail tale vs grail tale showdown. Don't miss out on the fun.

    SHIRTS! Follow this link to grab a Spec Tales shirt: https://bit.ly/SpecTalesShirts (Sale ends 09/21/22).

    SUPPORT THE SHOW! Subscribe to our Patreon to gain exclusive bonus content, join our private discord conversations and, of course, help Spec Tales grow. www.patreon.com/spectales

    REACH OUT TO US! Share a grail tale of your own, give us some feedback, or tell us a topic you want us to discuss. Our website is www.spectalespodcast.com or find us on Twitter and on Instagram. You can also shoot us a message anytime at spectalespodcast@gmail.com

    Certified Comic Shop is the official sponsor of the Spec Tales Podcast. Visit https://certifiedcomic.shop and use the code FREECOMIC to receive a free comic book with every purchase.

    As always — thank you for listening.

    Spec Tales Artwork Created by Bartels Creative Co — www.bartelscreative.co

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Special Edition: André Lima Araújo Discusses Phenomena

    Special Edition: André Lima Araújo Discusses Phenomena

    Spec Tales Special Edition is a new bonus episode series of Spec Tales devoted to book reviews, creator conversations, and returning guests who've already told their grail tales.

    Good friend of the show and fantastic artist André Lima Araújo sits down with us to discuss his new graphic novel Phenomena. Written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by André, this book takes readers on a mesmerizing journey.

    SHIRTS! Follow this link to grab a Spec Tales shirt: https://bit.ly/SpecTalesShirts (Sale ends 09/21/22).

    SUPPORT THE SHOW! Subscribe to our Patreon to gain exclusive bonus content, join our private discord conversations and, of course, help Spec Tales grow. www.patreon.com/spectales

    REACH OUT TO US! Share a grail tale of your own, give us some feedback, or tell us a topic you want us to discuss. Our website is www.spectalespodcast.com or find us on Twitter and on Instagram. You can also shoot us a message anytime at spectalespodcast@gmail.com

    Certified Comic Shop is the official sponsor of the Spec Tales Podcast. Visit https://certifiedcomic.shop and use the code FREECOMIC to receive a free comic book with every purchase.

    As always — thank you for listening.

    Spec Tales Artwork Created by Bartels Creative Co — www.bartelscreative.co

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Listener Submitted Grail Tale Extravaganza!

    The Listener Submitted Grail Tale Extravaganza!

    This week, Jake and Jesús do their first "old school" episode of season two. The guys go solo with listener-submitted recent pickups and grail tales! Oh yeah, and there are a couple of very deep-cut spec books too.

    SHIRTS! Follow this link to grab a Spec Tales shirt: https://bit.ly/SpecTalesShirts (Sale ends 09/21/22).

    SUPPORT THE SHOW! Subscribe to our Patreon to gain exclusive bonus content, join our private discord conversations and, of course, help Spec Tales grow. www.patreon.com/spectales

    REACH OUT TO US! Share a grail tale of your own, give us some feedback, or tell us a topic you want us to discuss. Our website is www.spectalespodcast.com or find us on Twitter and on Instagram. You can also shoot us a message anytime at spectalespodcast@gmail.com

    Certified Comic Shop is the official sponsor of the Spec Tales Podcast. Visit https://certifiedcomic.shop and use the code FREECOMIC to receive a free comic book with every purchase.

    As always — thank you for listening.

    Spec Tales Artwork Created by Bartels Creative Co — www.bartelscreative.co

    • 1 hr 14 min
    In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night — Nathalie Chavez the Comix Queen Tells Her Grail Tale

    In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night — Nathalie Chavez the Comix Queen Tells Her Grail Tale

    This week, Nathalie Chavez the Comix Queen joins us to talk about her experience speaking on a panel at San Diego Comic-Con and why her grail tale has everybody green with envy.

    SHIRTS! Follow this link to grab a Spec Tales shirt: https://stores.sportsexpress.biz/spectales/

    SUPPORT THE SHOW! Subscribe to our Patreon to gain exclusive bonus content, join our private discord conversations and, of course, help Spec Tales grow.

    SUPPORT THE SHOW! Subscribe to our Patreon to gain exclusive bonus content, join our private discord conversations and, of course, help Spec Tales grow. www.patreon.com/spectales

    REACH OUT TO US! Share a grail tale of your own, give us some feedback, or tell us a topic you want us to discuss. Our website is www.spectalespodcast.com or find us on Twitter and on Instagram. You can also shoot us a message anytime at spectalespodcast@gmail.com

    If you're enjoying what you're listening to, do us a favor and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Positive reviews make the podcast easier to be found by other grail chasers like us.
    As always — thank you for listening.

    Spec Tales Artwork Created by Bartels Creative Co — www.bartelscreative.co

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Eisner Winner and Creepy Magazine Owner Dan Braun Talks Grails

    Eisner Winner and Creepy Magazine Owner Dan Braun Talks Grails

    Friend of the show, Eisner winner and Creepy Magazine owner Dan Braun joins Jake and Jesús to offer up several knockout grail tales and speculation books. Don't miss out on listening to one of the most interesting men in comics tell his tales.

    SUPPORT THE SHOW! Subscribe to our Patreon to gain exclusive bonus content, join our private discord conversations and, of course, help Spec Tales grow.

    SUPPORT THE SHOW! Subscribe to our Patreon to gain exclusive bonus content, join our private discord conversations and, of course, help Spec Tales grow. www.patreon.com/spectales

    REACH OUT TO US! Share a grail tale of your own, give us some feedback, or tell us a topic you want us to discuss. Our website is www.spectalespodcast.com or find us on Twitter and on Instagram. You can also shoot us a message anytime at spectalespodcast@gmail.com

    If you're enjoying what you're listening to, do us a favor and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Positive reviews make the podcast easier to be found by other grail chasers like us.
    As always — thank you for listening.

    Spec Tales Artwork Created by Bartels Creative Co — www.bartelscreative.co

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Dear Watchers Comic Podcast Crossover Episode!

    Dear Watchers Comic Podcast Crossover Episode!

    Rob and Guido from the incredibly entertaining comic omniverse podcast Dear Watchers join the show to discuss their late-night epic grail tales and a comic collection of over 22K books! Oh, and Guido is locked in with another "guaranteed" comic speculation.

    SUPPORT THE SHOW! Subscribe to our Patreon to gain exclusive bonus content, join our private discord conversations and, of course, help Spec Tales grow.

    SUPPORT THE SHOW! Subscribe to our Patreon to gain exclusive bonus content, join our private discord conversations and, of course, help Spec Tales grow. www.patreon.com/spectales

    REACH OUT TO US! Share a grail tale of your own, give us some feedback, or tell us a topic you want us to discuss. Our website is www.spectalespodcast.com or find us on Twitter and on Instagram. You can also shoot us a message anytime at spectalespodcast@gmail.com

    If you're enjoying what you're listening to, do us a favor and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Positive reviews make the podcast easier to be found by other grail chasers like us.
    As always — thank you for listening.

    Spec Tales Artwork Created by Bartels Creative Co — www.bartelscreative.co

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

O Wise Tim ,

I’m Back thanks for the help

Just got back into collecting after about 30 years! Love this podcast that is informative and at the same time entertaining! Thanks for all the info you guys share!

Unborn Virus ,

No Need to Speculate on Subscribing

This is a must subscribe for any comic reader. The host run down recent pick ups, speculate on what issue will be hot to help you make some cash and then discuss grail tales for the hard core collector. Best of all, when they have a guest from the industry they join in the three topics that shows listens a different side of the creator instead of the typical interview.

- JVD

JA-Hart ,

Fantastic- Amazing- Spectacular- Podcast!

Great flow to the show and interesting guests. Jake and Jesus do a great job of providing information in a fun way. Go Scarce or go home!