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My Comic Shop History
98 minutes | 13 days ago
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.
80 minutes | 20 days ago
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."
81 minutes | 2 months ago
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.
91 minutes | 2 months ago
The LongAR Halloween Part III: Christmas
Host Anthony Desiato celebrates Christmas with the Spirit of Friendship and Fun himself, Rich Roney, in Part III of "The LongAR Halloween."
88 minutes | 3 months ago
The LongAR Halloween Part II: Thanksgiving
Host Anthony Desiato celebrates Thanksgiving with the wayward son of Alternate Realities, Nick "Robi" Robison, in Part II of "The LongAR Halloween."
78 minutes | 3 months ago
The LongAR Halloween Part I: Friendship
Host Anthony Desiato celebrates Halloween with Alternate Realities legend Dr. Bill Maio in Part I of "The LongAR Halloween."
107 minutes | 4 months ago
Rejected by NYCC: A My Comic Shop History Special
Host Anthony Desiato returns to the mic for a supersized conversation with Acme Comics manager Jermaine Exum (aka Lord Retail) about comics in the time of COVID. Following this coda to the podcast's coverage of comics retail, a new chapter of My Comic Shop History, "The LongAR Halloween," begins in the next episode.
92 minutes | 8 months ago
My Comic Shop Country Companion: Epilogue
Host Anthony Desiato provides an epilogue to MY COMIC SHOP COUNTRY with guest Shawn Hendricks, who took over as owner of Fat Moose Comics since the filming of the documentary.
128 minutes | 9 months ago
My Comic Shop Country Companion: Audience Questions
Host Anthony Desiato answers YOUR questions about My Comic Shop Country, My Comic Shop History, Alternate Realities, the comics industry, and more. Featuring Stephanie Desiato, Anthony's wife and fellow documentary producer.
90 minutes | 9 months ago
My Comic Shop Country Companion: Commentary Track
Host Anthony Desiato celebrates the VOD release of his documentary film MY COMIC SHOP COUNTRY on Apple TV and Amazon with a special audio commentary track to accompany the movie. Featuring documentary cast member and Fat Moose Comics owner Shawn Hendricks.
54 minutes | 10 months ago
Audiobook Special: The Life and Times of Steve Oto
Host Anthony Desiato goes guest-less for a special solo episode in which he recounts the secret origin of his mentor and old boss, Steve Oto, by reading the 2008 profile he wrote for a college journalism class. Note: "The Homecoming" miniseries is on hiatus and will resume later in 2020 or 2021.
79 minutes | 10 months ago
The Homecoming Part II: New Vendor
Host Anthony Desiato reunites with frequent guest Chris Wilcock (Undiscovered Realm co-owner) to recount their experiences becoming fathers, Chris' reaction to Alternate Realities signing up as a vendor at June 2020's Undiscovered Realm Comic Con, and MY COMIC SHOP COUNTRY's 2019 screening highlights.
23 minutes | 10 months ago
The Homecoming Minisode
Host Anthony Desiato presents the podcast's first-ever "minisode," a special edition in which he: announces that the long-awaited documentary film MY COMIC SHOP COUNTRY is available NOW on Apple TV/iTunes (Amazon release to follow on 4.7.20); addresses the dire situation currently facing comic shops; shares his vision for the rest of "The Homecoming" in light of real-world events; and includes a short conversation with documentary cast member Shawn Hendricks (owner of Fat Moose Comics in Whippany, NJ).
83 minutes | a year ago
The Homecoming Part I: Westy's Best Customer
Host Anthony Desiato returns to action with Alternate Realities brethren Steve Oto and Rich Roney for the start of the 8-part miniseries "The Homecoming," a surprising new chapter in the AR Saga.
96 minutes | a year ago
Episode 5.8: My Comic Shop Future
Host Anthony Desiato reaches the end of the road--for now--as this era of My Comic Shop History draws to a close. Together with Alternate Realities legends Bill Maio, Rich Roney, and Steve Oto, Anthony reveals long-held secrets, ponders a rebirth, and looks to the future. Finale.
83 minutes | a year ago
Episode 5.7: My Comic Shop Present
Host Anthony Desiato returns to the present to survey the Westchester comic shop scene of today. In this penultimate episode, Anthony and guest Sandro Prosperino (former Alternate Realities customer and the one-time co-owner of Near Mint Comics in Valhalla, NY) recount their post-AR experiences at The Spider's Web, Aw Yeah Comics, Newbury Comics, New York Hardcore Comics, and more as they wrestle with what it would take for a new store to truly replace AR.
82 minutes | a year ago
Episode 5.6: Dragon's Den
Host Anthony Desiato shines a light on the Cross County (Yonkers) location of DRAGON'S DEN with former customer & employee Chris Wilcock, painting a picture of a diversified hobby store, camaraderie-building (and often dangerous) hijinks, and some less-than-scrupulous business practices.
86 minutes | a year ago
Episode 5.5: Jay's Comics
Host Anthony Desiato recalls everyone's favorite curmudgeon, Jay Meisel, and his decades-long tenure operating a booth at the Empire State Flea Market in Port Chester, with longtime JAY'S COMICS customer Jonathan Baylis.
73 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 5.4: Alternate Realities
Host Anthony Desiato finally comes face-to-face with another ALTERNATE REALITIES legend, former co-owner Prem Itharat, to mine stories about the eBay and Pokémon years, Prem's formal (and informal) business education, and long-forgotten pranks at 700 Central Park Ave. in Scarsdale.
64 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 5.3: One If By Cards, Two If By Comics
Host Anthony Desiato takes a ride to the Scarsdale/Yonkers border for an on-location recording at American Legends--formerly known as ONE IF BY CARDS, TWO IF BY COMICS--with co-owner Mark Rubin (wife & co-owner Donna tags in for Mark on the After Show, available on Patreon). Mark recounts opening across the street from Dragon's Den, selecting the shop's original name, navigating the sports card market, rebranding in 2002, and seeing most of the other shops in the area fall away.
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