Welcome back! MLP welcomes Special Guest, Shaun Schapira—a local comic shop retailer at A Comic Shopin Orlando, Florida. He and Matty discuss the “Cosmic” landscape of Marvel Comics, as well as elaborating on the current DC Rebirth/“Who is Mr. Oz?” situation.
In the latest installment of MLP, Matty travels to A Comic Shop in Orlando, Florida to talk to the store’s owner, Aaron Haaland. Usually, MattyLoves provides visitors with content that revolves around the topics of comic books and pro-wrestling. The blogs are mainly dedicated to comics, while episodes of MLP ebb and flow with whatever Matty’s currently wrapped up within.
Over the past year, Matty’s fascination with the sales of comics has increased. In the last ten years, Marvel and DC have presented comic book readers with an overwhelming number of reinventions. Some were successful, while others failed miserably.
How does this affect the retailer? Haaland is internationally known. He has a weekly video blog featured on a pop culture news site, Bleeding Cool. If anyone in Matty’s neck of the woods had a finger on the pulse of the comic book business, it’s Aaron Haaland.
From the success of DC Rebirth, to the confusion of Secret Wars, Matty asks Haaland about the state of the comic book business for a retailer in 2017. The main question Matty wants answered is how retailers adapt to the relaunches in order to sell comic books to new reader. Also, what do you tell a longtime reader when a series with the same creative team relaunches with a new “#1” as opposed to simply continuing the ongoing series? It’s awesome that Haaland took time out of his busy schedule to sit down with Matty and answer his questions. Enjoy this interview with the host of A Comic Show and owner of Matty’s favorite comic shop.
MLP welcomes the talented author, “Dr.” Tom Lucas, back to the show for a discussion on what’s recently been entertaining for the duo. The fellas talk about shows like FX’s Legion,SyFy’s Expanse, and Preacher—Matty drops a little knowledge about the character of David Haller. Tom tries to explain what Preacher doesn’t do right.
Tom also talks a bit about 2000 A.D. and Thrill-Power Overload.
MLP gives a shout out to Daniel Corey, comic book creator responsible for the Moriarty series from Image Comics. Tom recently had the pleasure of meeting Corey at a recent event where Tom moderated a panel focusing in on comics in the digital age of media. If you’ve yet to check out titles like Corey’s Moriarty and Red City, give them a look.