Acmecast

de Jermaine Exum

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

Episodios

It's Hip To Be Square?

por Jermaine Exum

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!

por Jermaine Exum

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!

por Jermaine Exum

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

por Jermaine Exum

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!

Lord Retail Celebrates a Birthday & Transformers Artist Casey Coller

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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!

The Curious Case of Moira MacTaggart

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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!

House of X!

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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!

Acmecast #271 - There WILL Be Blood!

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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!

 

Acmecast #270 - Austin Odinson!

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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!

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Acmecast #269 - Kingdom Come!

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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!

Acmecast #268 - Backstagers!

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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!

Acmecast #267 - Did I Ever Tell You Guys...

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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:

 

Acmecast #266 - A Fungeon Affair!

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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!

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Acmecast #265 - It's Been A Summer!

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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?

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Acmecast #264 - Rebirf!

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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!