It's time to stand up and be counted amongst the official citizenry of Comic Book City, USA with your passes to the town's very own show!
Jermaine, Stephen and Jody go cover to cover on the FREE DC Entertainment Essential Graphic Novels & Chronology for 2013, looking at what made the list, what didn't and the whys and wherefores of it all, then it's back to a heeping helping of Comics at the Table including two original graphic novels, two books about dreams and MORE!
Then Jermaine and Stephen are joined by Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema's Joe Scott and Spartivity's Joe Schram to give a broad view of the road that's brought us to today's conversation about the final frontier before they blow the doors off Star Trek Into Darkness with a SPOILER FILLED discussion!
Jermaine, Stephen and Griffin analyze the subjectivity of humor in a medium that started with reprints from the "funny pages", discuss the fate of comic book movies as time passes whether the bubble eventually bursts or not, and close the book on the fesitivities of Free Comic Book Day 2013!
Jermaine, Stephen and Jody take a breather from the Free Comic Book Day prep to give you an late-breaking, spoiler-free review of Iron Man 3, give you the 411 on all the latest Shellhead releases, and mourn the loss of the most fun comic journalism site around, Comics Alliance!
Then, to celebrate the show's hundredth and a half anniversary and the success of Free Comic Book Day 2013, Stephen and Griffin sit down with a star-studded cast of creators including the Mighty Skullboy Army's Jacob Chabot, Hawkeye's Annie Wu, Primates' Maris Wicks, Skyward's Jeremy Dale, FCBD's Kelly Dale, Flesh of White's Amanda Rachels, FF's Joe Quinones and the powerhouse team of SpongeBob's Gregg Schigiel, G-Man's Chris Giarrusso and the Intrepid Escapegoat's Brian Smith, all for the usual Acmecast price of FREE!
Jermaine skypes from his car while Stephen tries to hold the whole recording set-up together from a hotel room in C2E2, but the whole conglomeration of tin cans and string is worth it to bring you the latest news from Chicago as it affects you, the Acmecast listener!
Then it's Stephen's panel from C2E2 in Chicago! Whether you want to open a comic book store, you're just starting out in retail or you just have questions, we're here to help! Meet with members of ComicsPRO, a retail trade organization for comic book retailers, to talk about your upcoming plans. Featuring Thomas Gaul, Portlyn and Eric Kirsammer!
Jermaine, Stephen and Griffin get you up to speed on everything you can expect during Acme Comics' Free Comic Book Day 2013 celebrations on Saturday, May 4th, give you a sneak peak between the covers of many of this year's must-have offerings, and ponder the consequences of some of this week's most over-looked titles from the New 52!
Jermaine, Stephen and Riley FINALLY get G-Man creator Chris Giarrusso on the line just two weeks before the Acme Comics release party for his new original graphic novel, G-Man vol. 3 Coming Home, on Wednesday, May 1st!
Then Jermaine finally gets a chance, now halfway through the series, to talk about Age of Ultron until he's blue (or gold [AU]) in the face, but not before Stephen and Jody lay out the controversy between Apple, Comixology and Saga #12, spotlight some exciting collection offerings from Marvel in July, and debate the diversification of the Superior Spider-man line!
Jermaine and Stephen spend the better part of an hour talking to East of West and Avengers writer Jonathan Hickman about collection price-point theory, building Earth's Mightiest Heroes towards Marvel's newest event this summer, and scribing a Disney's the Black Hole sequel!
Then Jermaine, Stephen, Griffin and Jody eulogize the late, great Carmine Infantino, highlight conflct in Sean Howe's Marvel Comics: the Untold Story prose history, figure out Wha's Up With That in this week's new releases, and make some rock-solid DVD recommendations!
Jermaine is bothered about being expected to appraise comics that their owners have no intention of selling to the store and Stephen is annoyed about Marvel's goals for their new graphic novel initiative. Jody and Griffin, they're along for the ride. And say "hey" to Liz!
Then Jermaine and Acmecast special correspondant Ryan Rubio mark the release of this past week's G.I. Joe Retaliation with a show recording last May before the original release date of the live-action sequel, in which they recall some of their favorite (and craziest) episodes from the original 1980s cartoon and Marvel Comics series and compare and contrast them against IDW's most modern interpretations of the continuity!
Jermaine, Stephen and Riley stay glued to the news ticker for a while to get out all the info they can about Brian K. Vaughan & Marcos Martin's new digital exclusive comics Private Eye, Bendis & Oeming & Doyle's Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comics, the shake-ups to the creative teams for Action Comics & Green Lantern Corps, the Ant-Man movie test footage and all the comics that sold out off the table!
Then Jermaine, Stephen, Riley and Brian speak with Winter Soldier writer, Sledgehammer 44 artist and North Carolina's own Jason Latour to discuss his role as a double threat writer & artist but not cartoonist (yet!) as well as the future of Cheerwine in the comic industry!