Acmecast

de Jermaine Exum

Weekly reviews, news & inside info from Comic Retail Professionals!

Episodios

Days of Acme Past with Joe Schram

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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! 

Master of Kung-Fu!

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Hear Austin and Jermaine's thoughts on Shang Chi! We argue about Nickelodeon... AGAIN! Whats in the Box returns. 

I Wanna Open All Of Your Doors

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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?!

Hello Peter!

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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!

Best In The World

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Free Comic Book Day is over and we give the full run down on that event as well as our Batman '89 event!

Party, man!

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We talk about the upcoming Batman 89 release party and Free Comic Book Day! 
The world of Acme Comics never stops spinning!

In the Still-Heat of the Night!

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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!

Holding Anger in the Mustache!

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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!

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Previews Up'd!

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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!

Friends (And Coworkers) in Low Places

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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?!

Don't Be Mean to Lord Retail

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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?!"

It's Hip To Be Square?

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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!

The Five Second Rule is Now Ten Seconds!

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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?

BonusCast AcmeCast: What's in the Box?!

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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!?

Make Your New Release Wall A Showstopper!

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We get into the thick of it again folks! Why are you reading this? Listen to the episode!

Happy Talk: Listener Questions!

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A brief rundown of things happening at the shop before we dive right into a big mailbag of YOUR listener questions!

Zack Snyder Presents: A House for Penguins

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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!

Justice League: Seinfeld Cut

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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. 

Twitter? I Barely Even Know-her!

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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!

Yesterday's Coffee Today

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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. 

Fear Does Not Exist in This Dojo!

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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!

The Comic Book Store about Nothing

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 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 ben@acmecomics.com

It's The End of a Year as we Know It!

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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 ben@acmecomics.com

An Interview with the creators of GRIT!

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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!

The Boys Are Back!

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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!

Collecting Comics with Aaron Meyers

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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. 

My Comic Shop Country with Anthony Desiato!

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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!

ComicsPro with some ComicBros

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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!

Talkin' Toys with Scott Neitlich

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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. 

Acme Cast: The Rise of Getzelman

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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?

Matthew Rosenberg!

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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!


Tales from the Acme Crypt: Joe Hill (Locke and Key, The Cape, and More!)

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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 acmelwn@bellsouthsouth.net or ben@acmecomics.com 

Thanksgiving Blood Feast

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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!

Acme Update!

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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!

Let's talk about X, baby! The Dawn of X is near

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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!