Comic Culture October 24th 2012

It’s another pre-Halloween themed show this week. Chris and Walt get all excited about the Justice League movie news and about the new Iron Man 3 trailer. The new DVD on on Stan Lee is discussed as is news of a Batman Lego movie. The guys also do a round up on some Halloween activity happening at local comic book shops. The Comic Culture mail bag is opened and new this week comics are discussed so sit back, relax and enjoy the Comic Culture radio show.

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Enjoy Comic Culture October 24th 2012 Edition:

 

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

  1. Every show (I was going to say every week but there were frequent gaps over the last few months) you state “championing the local comic book shop” but how does the show actually do that, other than saying occasionally “support your local comic book shop”.

  2. Scott -I think that all the articles and discussions on this website are encouraging excitement about and interest in comic reading, collecting and investing. And thanks for your frequent contributions. These types of websites are lifelines to the comic collecting community, educating and encouraging us to continue to enjoy the hobby and to visit our local comic book store.

  3. You are right Scott we should do more.

    I do disagree with the way you worded your critique though. Surely if you listened to a few shows we do more than occasionally say “support your local comic book shop”.

    – We begin each show boasting that we champion the local comic book shop
    – we end each show encouraging the listener to go out and support their local comic book
    shop
    – we end each featured new this week comic by stating that it is available at a local comic book shop
    – we end each “New This Week” segment telling people lots more titles are available at a local comic book shop
    – we highlight when we can comic shop award winners like this year’s Shuster Winner Silver Snail and this year’s Eisner winner The Dragon, we talk about how progressive and great these shops are
    – this very show we reminded the listeners that their local comic book shop will most likely have some cool Halloween stuff happening and that they should contact their local comic book shop for details
    – I’m positive I’ve ranted about the coldness of digital and defended the brick and mortar by encouraging the listener to built a local community centered around their local comic book shop
    – We’ve had Pete Dixon, owner of Paradise Comics on our show, we encouraged him to promote Paradise Comics

    Your point is well taken though, we should do more

  4. Absolutely, you did more promotion this episode than any other. It’s that you say “champion” not support or help or promote. To champion a cause is to be at the vanguard, doing more than any other.

  5. Walter – Regarding digital, I seem to remember one of the advisors commenting optimistically in the latest Overstreet guide. If I recall, his point of view was that digital would greatly increase the comic collecting pool, particularly among young people and young adults. From this larger new pool there would be a number that would. eventually want to have the experience of walking into a comic book shop and holding real comic book in their hands and then get hooked. The idea was that this would be a net gain. I really don’t know, but I do agree that digital will bring new people into the hobby. I hope it does translate into more comic book shop customers.

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