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Issue #49: Listener Questionathon | Comic Book Podcast

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Another week, another podcast. The topic for this week’s show is Listener Feedback, which means we discuss all things YOU. More specifically, we discuss all the things that you want us to discuss. We answer questions that you sent in via email, Twitter and Facebook to the best of our ability. Every time we do these shows, we get more and more questions, so we answer as many of them as possible, but if we didn’t happen to get to yours this time, we’ll make sure to try to answer it next time.

As for Books of the Week, the gang does a rather large segment on things you should (or shouldn’t) be reading. Some of those books include: Ghost, Avenging Spider-Man, Y: The Last Man, Revival, Avengers vs. X-Men, Alabaster Wolves, Punk Rock Jesus and X-Men: Prelude to Schism. Again, I’ll leave it to you to figure out who loved what books, but you’ll find out soon enough regardless.

As an extra note, Steve may have mentioned a particular GIF that Stephanie made… if you are so inclined to check it out, click here.

Annnnnnnnnnd… we say it on the show, but just in case you missed it, the Talking Comics crew on Twitter are:

Bobby: @bobbyshortle
Steve: @dead_anchoress
Stephanie: @hellocookie
And Bob’s email is

FYI: the gang have brand new avatars on Twitter, Facebook and they’ll be uploaded here to the Talking Comics site shortly. The crew have gone all superhero on the world, thanks to the wonderful Hanie Mohd (a FANTASTIC artist who recently had her art featured in the back of Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Captain Marvel #1). Like them? Make sure to follow her and let us know what you think of our new superhero pictures.

The Comic Book Podcast is brought to you by Talking Comics (, a blog dedicated to covering the latest and greatest in comic book releases. The editorial staff is composed of Editor-in-Chief Bobby Shortle (Fanboy Remix, Doctor Whocast), Stephanie Cooke ( and Steve Seigh ( contributor) who weekly dissect the releases and give you, the consumer, a simple Roman yay or nay regarding them. Our Twitter handle is @TalkingComics and you can email us at Until next issue … to be continued!

6 Responses

  1. moses

    I am a big fan of your show and have been listening to it since I purchased a iPhone, but I was listening to your podcast today and I would be really interested to what kind of comic Bobby, Steve, and Bob Reyer would be produce…

  2. JD

    Throughly enjoyed the listener questions, especially the one in regards to picking up individual issues of a series or waiting for the trade. I’ve been facing this same quandary lately given the $4 pricetag for individual books versus the ridiculously cheap trades showing up on Amazon. There are just some books, like Saga, Batman, or Ultimate Spider-Man where I’m just itching for the monthly books and cannot possibly be patient enough to wait for the trade. If I find myself piling up on a particular series for months at a time, I’ll usually just cancel my monthly subscription and wait for the trade.

    As much as I have been enjoying Hickman’s Fantastic Four/FF run, I almost wish I had waited for the trades in those series. With Hickman’s grandiose arcs that often callback to early issues, it’s definitely something that is difficult to digest in monthly installments. Every month I feel like I need to go back through months worth of issues just so I can get all the references Hickman throws in. Because of this I’ll likely wait for the trades on his new Avengers series.

    I couldn’t think of a good question to submit in time for this podcast, but I did think of one while listening that I hope you can address at some point: How do you keep track of your comic collections so as to not buy something you already own? I assume Bob “just knows” but I have to believe Steve, Bobby, and Stephanie have some sort of spreadsheet or app. I’ve been looking for a good way to track my collection that I can sift through my store’s collection of back issues without worrying, “do I have this Fantastic Four?”

    • JD

      Wow, properly worded that last sentence should read: I’ve been looking for a good way to track my collection that I can take with me so I can sift through my store’s back issue bins without worrying, “Do I have this Fantastic Four?”

  3. AvatarofLoki

    I use a little application called CBI (Comic Book Inventory) on my droid phone for that. It’s not perfect, but it is cheap, portable, and functional in making sure I do not end up with 2 copies of anything.

  4. kingster27

    Just wanted to say that I found your podcast a few weeks ago, and it only took a few minutes to realize that I had found a keeper! And as a result, here I am on your fine site leaving a comment with little substance, but is truly heartfelt. keep up the great work!

  5. nocommayes

    I can tell that Stephanie is a fellow Canadian because she says “pardon-sorry” in this podcast. It’s not something I’ve ever said, but I don’t think it gets much more Canuck than that.

    I also have no idea how to change my avatar, and have no idea who the woman next to this comment is supposed to be.

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