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My Comic Shop History is a podcast hosted by filmmaker Anthony Desiato (My Comic Shop DocumentARy, My Comic Shop Country) exploring the culture, business, and fandom of the comics retail industry. In Season 1, New York's Alternate Realities closed after 23 years in operation, a community united to say farewell, and a podcast was born. The series continued with deep dives into collecting (Season 2), national comics retail (Season 3), conventions (Season 4), and Westchester County's lost shops (Season 5). Now, in "The LongAR Halloween," the Alternate Realities gang is back to celebrate a year's worth of holidays together over 13 monthly installments.

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    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

My Comic Shop History is a podcast hosted by filmmaker Anthony Desiato (My Comic Shop DocumentARy, My Comic Shop Country) exploring the culture, business, and fandom of the comics retail industry. In Season 1, New York's Alternate Realities closed after 23 years in operation, a community united to say farewell, and a podcast was born. The series continued with deep dives into collecting (Season 2), national comics retail (Season 3), conventions (Season 4), and Westchester County's lost shops (Season 5). Now, in "The LongAR Halloween," the Alternate Realities gang is back to celebrate a year's worth of holidays together over 13 monthly installments.

    The LongAR Halloween Part VII: April Fool's Day

    The LongAR Halloween Part VII: April Fool's Day

    Host Anthony Desiato celebrates April Fool's Day with former Alternate Realities coworker and fellow April birthday Tom Darby in Part VII of "The LongAR Halloween." Crossover alert: Anthony and Tom discuss BATMAN: HUSH on the 4/7/21 episode of My Comic Shop Book Club!

    • 1 hr 58 min
    The LongAR Halloween Part VI: St. Patrick's Day

    The LongAR Halloween Part VI: St. Patrick's Day

    Host Anthony Desiato celebrates St. Patrick's Day with former Alternate Realities customer, mixed martial artist, and Joker fan Brian O'Dea in Part VI of "The LongAR Halloween."

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The LongAR Halloween Part V: Valentine's Day

    The LongAR Halloween Part V: Valentine's Day

    Host Anthony Desiato celebrates Valentine's Day with former Alternate Realities co-owner, wedding officiant, and COVID survivor Drew Cheskin in Part V of "The LongAR Halloween."

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Special Presentation: My Comic Shop Book Club

    Special Presentation: My Comic Shop Book Club

    Host Anthony Desiato offers a special presentation of his new podcast series MY COMIC SHOP BOOK CLUB (available on all major podcast platforms and in video form on YouTube). In this episode, Anthony and guest Shawn Hendricks of Fat Moose Comics revisit the controversial Frank Miller and Jim Lee tale ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    The LongAR Halloween Part IV: New Year's

    The LongAR Halloween Part IV: New Year's

    Host Anthony Desiato celebrates New Year's with art collector extraordinaire Nofiel Hussain, aka "Phil Insane," in Part IV of "The LongAR Halloween."

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Special Presentation: Digging for Kryptonite

    Special Presentation: Digging for Kryptonite

    Host Anthony Desiato offers a special presentation of his new podcast series DIGGING FOR KRYPTONITE (available on all major podcast platforms). In this episode, Anthony and guest Rich Roney examine a late-20th Century relic: the "Superman 2000" proposal by Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Mark Millar, and Tom Peyer to revamp the Super-titles.

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

That Old Comic Smell ,

Awesome Show!

I’ve been with this podcast since the very beginning and absolutely love the deep conversations on the often less discussed business side of comics. Anthony finds a way to reinvent the show every season, making this a can’t miss podcast!

jimmydoindeals ,

Great show

Anthony is a great interviewer and moves the show along wonderfully. I would love to hear a bit more how the shop owners utilize net profits against pulling a salary/reinvesting in inventory. Always a great selection of guests and shop owners.

The only episode I couldn’t stand was the couple from Delaware. The lady’s liberal lunacy vibrates through the whole episode podcast. It was truly nauseating. The husband detesting people who haggle was also a trip. They are meant for each other. Wonder who they voted for? #MAGA!

On a lighter note, I stop by the Spiders Web ever other month as work brings me past it. Having heard both shows w its owner I am looking forward to my next visit. I actually feel compelled to spend some cash now and help the cause rather than doing a one off window shop.

Dan Heaton ,

Great for Diehard and Casual Comics Fans!

I'm not a expert on comics or comic shops, and I still really enjoy this podcast. It's interesting to hear what it's like to run a comic shop and deal with customers. This show is also really well produced, and the interviews flow really well. Anthony does a great job putting this together and bringing interesting guests onto the show.

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