My Comic Shop History
A Podcast from the Director of My Comic Shop DocumentARy
Episode 2.7: The Fandom of It All
July 27, 2016 10:49 AM PDT
Host Anthony Desiato enlists Zach Woliner and John-Eric Aguilar to discuss the relationship between fandom and collecting. How do changes to characters and their storylines affect our buying habits? Plus: Pop updates!Episode 2.6: Alternate Realities Book Club
July 12, 2016 09:41 PM PDT
Host Anthony Desiato founds the Alternate Realities Book Club with Phil Hussain, Rich Roney, and Mike Sangregorio to discuss the Darwyn Cooke masterpiece DC: THE NEW FRONTIER. The group examines the story's sprawling scope, human heroes, and lasting legacy.Episode 2.5: King of Pops
June 28, 2016 08:28 PM PDT
Host Anthony Desiato dives into the highly addictive world of Funko's Pop Vinyl figures with his collecting partner in crime (and fiancée) Stephanie Chow. Together, they welcome Undiscovered Realm owner Chris Wilcock (AKA the King of Pops) to talk about the appeal of these figures, the tricky task of self-policing one's buying habits, industry trends, and some must-hear tips for Pop collectors.Episode 2.4: Complete Run
June 14, 2016 08:40 PM PDT
Host Anthony Desiato teams up with 13th Dimension's Dan Greenfield and former comic shop employee Sean McInerney to tackle the completist mentality that drives many collectors. Why do we continue to buy and read comics we may no longer enjoy simply to maintain that coveted complete run?Episode 2.3: Secret Origins (LIVE from Undiscovered Realm Comic Con)
May 31, 2016 09:15 PM PDT
Host Anthony Desiato delivers a first in the podcast's history: a special episode recorded live in front of an audience! The panel, including guests Chris D'Lando and Brian O'Dea, explores how first impressions shape a collector's hobby. Recorded on 4.30.16 at Undiscovered Realm Comic Con in White Plains, NY.Episode 2.2: The Deal of the Art
May 17, 2016 09:25 PM PDT
Host Anthony Desiato remembers Darwyn Cooke and recruits a trio of collectors--Drew Cheskin, Phil Hussain, and Tom Darby--for a thorough and illuminating conversation on the ins & outs of buying original art.Episode 2.1: My Kind of Nuts
May 03, 2016 08:11 PM PDT
Host Anthony Desiato ushers in a new era of My Comic Shop History with the question: What makes a collector? Featuring guests Brian Claudio and Steve Ryan.Christmas Special
December 22, 2015 04:10 PM PST
Six months after the fall of Alternate Realities, host Anthony Desiato reunites "The Team" for a special holiday epilogue to Season 1 of My Comic Shop History. Featuring Sean McInerney, Tom Darby, and Rich Roney.Episode 12: We AR Alternate Realities
June 30, 2015 01:45 PM PDT
Host Anthony Desiato welcomes Steve Oto back to the show, along with Alternate Realities legend Bill Maio, to bid "The Store" a bittersweet farewell in the emotional finale of My Comic Shop History.Episode 11: What the $@#% Is a Podcast?
June 23, 2015 07:50 PM PDT
Host Anthony Desiato and returning guest Doug Doescher experience the full force of guest Jay Meisel's curmudgeonly charm as they try valiantly to help Jay recollect his comic shop history. PLUS: An illuminating conversation with Michael Kaplan, AKA Metal Head, a former owner of Alternate Realities.
My Comic Shop History is a podcast hosted by filmmaker Anthony Desiato (My Comic Shop DocumentARy, By Spoon!, Wacky Man) exploring the culture, economics, and psychology of the comics retail industry. This season, Alternate Realities may be gone, but there's a whole world of comic shops out there. Be part of the journey as My Comic Shop History visits comic book stores across America to talk to the people behind the counter.
Anthony Desiato, owner and founder of Flat Squirrel Productions, is an attorney, retired comic shop employee, and lifelong Superman fan with a passion for writing and filmmaking. During law school, he turned the camera on local comic book store Alternate Realities for his directorial debut: My Comic Shop DocumentARy. Anthony is also the director of the documentaries By Spoon! The Jay Meisel Story and Wacky Man: The Rise of a Puppeteer. His fourth documentary project, My Comic Shop Country, is currently in pre-production, with a Kickstarter campaign launching in Summer 2017. As a podcaster, Anthony hosts the series My Comic Shop History and Flat Squirrel Tales: Beyond My Comic Shop.
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