Every Wednesday, I sit down with Brandon Montclare, writer of the hit Image series Rocket Girl and co-writer of Marvel’s upcoming Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur series. We gab about what we’re reading now, what books we consider classics (Brandon loves Dark Knight Strikes Again…), and the hottest gossip of the industry. Oh, and sometimes the inimitable artist Amy Reeder (Rocket Girl, Batwoman) stops by. Check out our full show archive at podcornpodcast.com.
With the closing of co-host Brandon Montclare’s old store, Alternate Realities, and Brooklyn boutique store Bergen Street Comics, we ask the question: what is the future of comics retail?
Are stores dying out?
Are the retailer incentive variants killing them?
What’s the real reason why comics haven’t changed when all the entertainment industries surrounding them have?
Answers to those questions and more this week…
Intro/Outro music this week is The Shade by Metric, from their new album Pagans in Vegas.
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Alex is the Managing Editor of the Comics Beat. He is also a freelance comics editor with previous credits at Papercutz. He is your go-to fella for creator interviews, conversations about comic book structure, and general DC Comics nerding. Currently geeking out over movies, too.