Comic Culture August 26th 2015

Comic Culture Logo 200x158Hey, We’re back!

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija catch up on a summer full of comics with producer Shekky Feldstein.

So kick back, relax and enjoy this week’s Comic Culture.

Oh, and please, please make sure you go out and support your local comic book shop.

Comic Culture is written by Walter Durajlija and engineered by Chris Owen.

Enjoy Comic Culture August 26th 2015 Edition:

Walter Durajlija
Walter Durajlija

Walter Durajlija is an Overstreet Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton Ontario.

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  1. Thanks, Chris! It’s good to be back! I’m glad you got set up with your fix – if only Walt and Chris would say the same… A spinoff would be an entertaining thought but I’m only allowed to be third wheel to the top dogs by a hair so it’s tough to take this act solo without having a hit put out on me. For now we’ll focus on making Comic Culture the place for your Shekky fix (and with your comment I will probably be allowed to stay on it another year!)

  2. Think big! In the spinoff you would be top dog. And if they needed the extra work you could have Chris and Walter as guest to awe at the greatness of Shekky.

  3. There are a few stores that shut their doors this year. Talking to the owners, their situations are unique but looking at the larger picture, is it an indication of the health of the market? I would say yes… and no. If comics were booming it would compensate for any shortcomings such as location, management skills and understanding the realities of the market. The flagship Silver Snail has blow out sales every Wednesday… 40% to 60% off, which to me is not a good sign. The Silver Snail is a Toronto icon so I hope they can get past their troubles.

    We live in a black or white culture these days, especially online. I think FF movie has been dogged by bad press from the start and people are just piling on the bandwagon. Yes the FF was a bad movie… but was it the worst movie ever as some people are saying? All movies have some inconsistencies… even the billion dollar blockbuster the Avengers so this is nothing new. I think the FF had a lot of story to tell in 2 hours and it clearly was meant to be a set up so there are a lot of assumptions the movie makes. The audience has jumped on this, mainly because we are lemmings and we were basically told it would be bad from the start

    Keep in mind that DC is just starting. Also, can you imagine the Christopher Reeve Superman in the same world as Nolan’s Batman? They have to meet on common ground. Fan boys like to call this “dark” because, again… lemmings, but I see this as an attempt to present a more realistic portrayal and going with what has worked for them in the past. Whatever you wanna call it… I’m looking forward to it. I just hope the story is engaging.

  4. Thanks for the shout out boys. With that excellent impression of me, I now know what I sound like “watching” the radio.

  5. Great show guys and welcome back! If my foggy (not Nelson) memory serves me right, I think Bob Harris did the 60’s Spider-Man theme. Loved the tunes this week, especially the Welcome Back theme!

  6. I see the light that could shine down upon me if I follow this path! I also see the workload piled high. What I’d need is for Chris and Walter to be MY lackeys… An interesting concept!

  7. You may be right. To be honest, it was a well-overdue transition into a much needed bathroom break for me and I randomly selected from the 60’s Spidey tunes library. Needless to say, first show back stumbles!

  8. The comics business is like any other I guess in terms of stores opening and stores closing. I’m a big fan of the Snail, they are an iconic shop and one that I hope will continue to prosper in the heart of Toronto. I agree though Charlie, weekly blowout sales are not a good long term development. Lets hope they do great business in their annual midnight madness sale that is associated with Fan Expo.

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