Derek is back at his local shop, Collected Comics and Games in Plano, TX, for a fun talk with customers and employees. For September, regulars on the on-location shows said that they wanted to discuss fantasy comics. And although some of those fantasy fans weren’t in attendance this month, everyone there — Shea, Nick, and Craig — nonetheless tried to highlight that theme. At least Derek did, bringing up titles such as Rat Queens, Cerebus, Saga, and Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales. The problem was that many of those present weren’t familiar with or even liked many of these titles, so the talk on those comics was rather truncated. Still, there was a lot to discuss this month, and the conversation ranged from recent new releases to erotic comics to the television series The Strain. At one point, Derek and Shea go off on a tangent about plot, almost turning the discussion into a mini-course on narrative theory. But the discussion always comes back to comics, and there was plenty of that to take them through the episode.
Check out some of the titles discussed on this month’s on-location show: