Convention season is upon us and the Near Mint Comic Show is back with an overdue and overstuffed episode telling you everything you need to know to prepare yourself. We take a look at all the guest list for the upcoming Boston Comic Con – our biggest regional show and offer up a convention primer to get you ready for whatever conventions may be coming up in your area.
[EDITORS NOTE]: While not mentioned in the episode, this podcast is being released on the eve of MASSive Comic Con – taking place on June 25 & 26 in Worcester, MA. If you’re in the area, you should definitely check that out!
Later in the show, we take a loot at some of the “All-New, All-Different” Marvel books, which have come post-Secret-Wars and are newly available on the Marvel Unlimited app. We gauge our excitement level for books like Dr. Strange by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo, Sam Wilson: Captain America, Howling Commandos of Shield, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and many more. It’s good ol’ fashioned, 2+ hour extravaganza to kick off the summer!
The Near Mint Comic Show is back and that’s not trick. Treat yourself to 3+ hours of spine-tingling comic talk with your favorite undead duo – Ben & Josh! We eclipse our 5-year-anniversary mark, with talk of halloween costumes, cult horror films and our favorite spooky comics, including Locke & Key, Revival andThe Walking Dead.
As this spooktacular show unfolds, Josh recaps Darwyn Cooke’s The New Frontier, Ben decrees a new greatest comic book movie of all time and our horrifying heroes are bewitched by DC continuity and Marvel marketing. All that plus Star Wars, Scott Snyder, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and much much more
Dark secrets will come to light. How did Josh end up buying 20+ DC books. What is Ben’s creepy confession that’s too geeky to reveal in this episode summary?
And what part of the Near Mintiverse will be brought back from the dead? Listen and find out. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes, the dead rising from the grave, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria – and it’s all right here for your listening pleasure!
Music in this episode by:
Bobby Brown, Adam Warrock, El Privates, Tracy Morgan,
Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies