We start the series by talking about what got us into comic book collecting. There is also a surprise reunion at one of our favorite comic book and gaming stores!
We love 90s Comic Books (15:50)
We continue to reminisce by taking about one of our favorite decades in comics, the 1990s. Spawn, 2099, and X-Cutioner’s song, oh my! Look for a deep dive on this topic in a future episode.
Comic Books as Therapy (22:50)
We talk about what comic books mean to us as a social hobby and an escape from reality.
Comic Books as Collectors (26:22)
A visit to a local comic book show inspires us to organize and inventory our collections, which then inspires us to go to Midtown and eBay to buy more comic books. We talk about which books we’re looking for and why.
Nerd Rage? (36:33)
A brief memorial to 2099 leads to both of us trying to figure out where all of the nerd rage and hate comes from. Why didn’t you like the new Marvel heroes? What is wrong with rebooting the numbering every few years? We have some theories.
More Comic Books as Collectors (46:45)
Another brief discussion of books that we’d like to collect. X-Men Volume 1 and Marvel Team Up are prominently featured.
Diversifying Nerddom (51:00)
A chance meeting during Free Comic Book Day leads us to consider why nerds aren’t as welcoming as they could be and a way to possibly remedy that situation. (Spoiler Alert: Just be nice!)