Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 4, and we talk to Scott Russell of Pastimes Comics and Games in Asheville, North Carolina about the business of running a comic book shop, how Free Comic Book Day affects it, and the overall health of the comics industry.
Scott is also The Podcass’s first interview! Hopefully, the first of many that eventually become a key part of the podcast. I want to talk to friends, colleagues, contemporaries, and others who I admire and make for compelling conversation. Thanks to Scott for his time, especially after an attempt to interview him for The Amusement Park Podcast fell through last November. I guess I have to keep giving him my money.
On the latest Podcass, we examine an important social issue: How long should you be expected to hold a door open for someone? Also, a review of The Curse of La Llorona, a movie I never would’ve watched had I not been asked to for an assignment.
And it’s rough being a Detroit sports fan right now. Seriously, there’s not much fun in it. But Steve Yzerman — The Captain — returning to the Red Wings as general manager provides some hope. We need all we can get.
We review the Hellboy reboot on the latest Podcass. Can it possibly be as good or better than Guillermo Del Toro’s original two films? Is it more than just a placeholder until Avengers: Endgame takes over the movie landscape?
Before that, however, I need to cool out a little bit. I’ve been wound way too tight lately, and maybe that’s what got me sick.
The rhythm of the past week was thrown out of whack by an unexpected development. My baby niece hasn’t been feeling well and showed symptoms that prompted a trip to the emergency room. And that meant an hours-long wait in the ER.
No worries. My niece is fine. My sister, mother and I are a bit sleep-deprived, but we’re fine. But the waiting. And the waiting room…
Us is the movie sensation sweeping the nation. Jordan Peele is considered by many fans and critics to be the new master of horror, and his second film does nothing to dispute that.
Some might not like Us as much as Get Out, but there’s a whole lot to think about and interpret long after you’ve seen the film. And the imagery could haunt you for a while. Find somebody to talk to about this movie!