Episode 015 – “Taken For Granite”

Our pal, Adam Fleishman tries not to let the wookie smell fear.

The Near Mint Comic Show is on location once again, this time at the 2009 Granite State Comicon, Manchester. Ben and Josh are joined by a very hung-over Adam Fleishman as they talk to artists, fans and attendees at the show.

In the first hour, we catch up with gamer, Lise, who we met at FCBD. We chat with Deadpool, and talk about the potential return of Steve Rogers. Later, we’re treated to the comedic stylings of our good friend P.J. Huot and meet fellow comic, Kevin Cotter (44:00), both of whom did stand-up at Granitecon. Then we talk with Bob Gouveia, Commanding Officer of the 501st New England Garrison (59:00), but that’s just the beginning.

In the second hour, we take a stroll through Artists Alley and talk to Supergirl’s Jamal Igle (1:05:45), Joe and TJ of the Underburbs (1:09:15) and the hard-drinking, cowboy-hat-wearing, Clone-Wars-drawing Fillbach Brothers (1:10:55). We meet the creators of Sky Pirates and the White Rose (1:15) and finally talk to fellow FCBD attendees, Jeremy McHugh (1:17:10) and Blair Shedd (1:26:14). granitecon-logo-2k8 We meet Marvel artists, Norman Lee and Pop Mhan (1:30:25) and try to pull spoilers from Keith Champagne of DC’s The Mighty(1:36:53). We wrap things up with New Hampshire’s own Scott Wegner (1:39:35), artist on Atomic Robo, Killer of Demons and Human Torch. It’s a long episode, packed with comic-y goodness so pace yourself. This puts a cap on the biggest month in Near Mint history.

Ben & Josh’s Near Mint Comic Show – Episode 015

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Episode 014: “Stick Around”

Picture 2There’s strangers in the Comic Cave!  This week, Ben and Josh sit down with Daniel Larson, the creator of Daniel Larson’s Stickman.  Dan tells us all about Stickman and what it’s like to be the writer, penciler, inker, colorist, letterer and publisher of the weekly web comic.  Later, we talk comics and comic book movies. We ponder the blacklisting of the Punisher’s skull. Josh professes his love for Godzilla.  And Ben takes the training wheels of his wife’s comic reading.  

Additional Show Notes:

– After further research it was determined that Joe Sinnott, not Herb Trimpe, was the lonely Ghost Rider creator at the NY Comic Con

– You can check out Daniel Larson’s Stickman at circlecomics.com and you can meet Dan and Ben and Josh at the upcoming Granite Con, May 31 in Manchester, NH 

Ben & Josh’s Near Mint Comic Show – Episode 014

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Episode 13: Live From Free Comic Book Day 2009!

We recorded one of the best shows in not just our history, but ALL PODCAST HISTORY this past Saturday as part of the 2009 edition of Free snakeeyesComic Book Day, live from Double Midnight Comics here in Manchester, NH! It’s Episode 13 and it’s here now!

– SPILLS! Be amazed as we talk about the history of FCBD and what the publishers were cookin’ up for this year.

– THRILLS! Be enchanted by the interviews we did with shop co-owner Brett, store patrons and even Spider-Man himself!

– CHILLS! Hear Ben’s heartfelt apology for his actions against Josh in episode 12!

If you’re a comic fan, I guarantee you will love this show as there’s a little bit of everything including our talk with a manga-loving card player, an actual DC fan and what it’s like to be a shop owner. You’ll also hear from our special guest co-host PJ Huot, who you’ve heard in past episodes.

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P.S. See that cool sketch at the right? That’s from Blair Shedd who Ben met at FCBD…more on this later on!

Near Mint Comic Show – Summer Tour ’09

dm1In the tradition of  great superhero team-ups, we’ve joined forces with our friends at Double Midnight Comics & Collectibles to take the Near Mint Comic Show on the road for for two live-on-location podcasts in the month of May.  

freecomicbookday1Free Comic Book Day • Sat. May 2nd
Double Midnight Comics (Manchester, NH)

We’ll be podcasting live from 11am – 1pm, talking to fans customers and creators on hand, including Blair SheddDan Larson and Jeremy McHugh.  If you’re in the area, stop by and pick up some free comics and sketches as we celebrate comics’ annual holiday. Info  |  Directions

granitecon-logo-2k81Granitecon: Manchester • Sun. May 31st 
Center of NH Radisson (Manchester, NH) 

Ben and Josh will also be at Granitecon ’09, podcasting on location from 10am – 1PM. Come get your ‘Con on and meet some great creators, including Jamal Igle (Supergirl), Keith Champagne (The Mighty), Scott Wegener (Atomic Robo) and more.  
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The 2009 Summer Tour is under way.  We look forward to seeing you on the road and putting out some great content in the months to come.

Episode 12 – “Attack!”

Finally! We’re back from a long drought and we’ve got plenty of pent up hostility.  In this episode, we go on the O-ffensive and rant about CB Cebulski, The Apprentice, NYX and the various Avengers series

Josh attempts to explain his reading routine and why it hasn’t had time for Watchmen – then admits to choosing girls over comics!  And that’s just in the first hour … then things get ugly.

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