Category: FCBD

On Location: FCBD 2017 at Valhalla Games and Comic

Free! Comic! Book! Day! For Free Comic Book Day 2017, Derek visits his local shop, Valhalla Games and Comics in Plano, TX to talk with customers and shop employees about the various FCBD offerings this year. Joining him on this episode

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On Location: FCBD 2016 at Collected Comics and Games

Krazy Komics Krowds It’s Free Comic Book Day 2016, and to celebrate the event Derek is back at Collected Comics and Games in Plano, TX, to talk with customers and shop employees about the various offerings for this year. Some of

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Episode 169: The January Previews Catalog

“I’m all about the old-timey” Welcome to January! As the guys do at the beginning of every month, they use this time to discuss the solicits in the latest Previews catalog. And there’s a lot packed into the January issue, starting with a rundown of

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Episode 134: The May Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Comics, Chunky Style It’s the beginning of May, so that means it’s time for another Previews show. As they do every month, the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics carefully go through the latest Previews catalog highlighting

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On Location: FCBD 2015 at Collected Comics and Games

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Free Is Good For Free Comic Book Day, Derek visits his local comic book shop, Collected Comics and Games in Plano, TX. There he talks with a variety of customers — many of whom have

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 81.2: Interviews with Creators on FCBD 2014

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] Illustrative Examples Part two of The Comics Alternative‘s coverage of Free Comic Book Day 2014. In this episode, Derek visits a couple of his local shops, Madness Games and Comics and Collected, both in Plano, TX, where he

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 81.1: Free Comic Book Day 2014

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress] “We are not Marvel’s keeper” On this special episode of The Comics Alternative, Derek is on location at Collected Comics in Plano, TX, talking with customers, cosplayers, and critical readers during Free Comic Book Day 2014.

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Review: Free Comic Book Day 2014, Part I

by Kenneth Kimbrough Free Comic Book Day 2014 Free Comic Book Day, or FCBD for those in the know, is an annual tradition taking place on the first Saturday of May. Local comic stores give away a selection of free comics and

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Review: Alternative Comics #4

By Derek Royal In 2003 the indie publisher, Alternative Comics, began offering a small sampling from their various creators for Free Comic Book Day.  For three years straight they released this annual collection and provided a much-needed alternative — literally —

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 36: May Previews

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress]   Hey Kids! Porn!   Despite its nefarious subtitle, this week’s episode of The Comics Alternative is all-age friendly! In it you’ll hear Andy and Derek discuss the shapely offerings in the May Previews catalog. They highlight the

Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 35.1: FCBD at Lone Star Comics

Listen to the podcast! [powerpress]   Free Comic Book Day!   Free Comic Book Day was Saturday, May 4th, and the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics were at Lone Star Comics in Plano, TX.  They spoke with staff

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