On this week’s show, we’re very happy to welcome Columbus Post Dispatch business reporter and author of the new book Comic Shop: The Retail Mavericks Who Gave Us a New Geek Culture, Dan Gearino! We talk with Dan about what it takes to run a comic shop, whether you have to be a fan to do it, the rise of Diamond as the only comic book distributor, Funko Pop displays, Urkel, and so much more! Plus, we answer a follow-up listener question!
- Follow Dan on Twitter!
- The Funko contract: A bit or not a bit?
- Chris’ check and rec: House guests, Pandemic Legacy Season 1
- Matt’s check and rec: SNES Classic, Kali Uchis’ “After the Storm”
- BoxCat Games, “Mt Fox Shop”
- Mage: The Hero Denied #5
- Damage #1
- Avengers #676
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