Episode 101 - Free Comic Book Day 2017 Interviews

Tony interviews local talent who exhibited at Free Comic Book Day Festival 2017. FCBD Festival is Empire's Comics Vault's annual comic book celebration, featuring local comic book creators, writers, artists, food trucks, and community groups. This episode features the following individuals and groups:

Episode 100 - Comics Trivia All-Star Spectacular

Three teams of Empire's Comics Vault All-Stars ("Vaultstars"?) vie to see who, indeed, is worthy of the ultimate prize by competing in a few rounds of custom-crafted comic-book trivia, hosted by Tony Asaro.

Starring: Ben Schwartz, Alex Dress, & Patty, himself, as "Pooh Bear's Marauders". Amy Nunag, Minnie Saucedo, & Ryan Miller as "Grimm Winning Ghosts". & Heroic Girls' John Marcotte, joins Shaun Taylor & Sean Patrick Lawrence, both of Graphics & Growlers and also founders of the upcoming Sac Indie Expo, to comprise Team "G.G.G."!

Episode 97 - Celebrating 75 years of Wonder Woman

Tony Asaro, Patrick Clarke, and Erminia "Minnie" Saucedo celebrate all things Diana of Themyscira in honor of her 75th anniversary, and as an extra-special bonus, we hear remotely from a host of special guests, including:

  • Alison Poppy, Eric Manix, and Kelly Okler of Out of The Fridge podcast, as well as 
  • Katie Asaro and Spencer Wilson, plus 
  • Ben Schwartz, owner and operator of Empire's Comics Vault

They share what Wonder Woman means to them.

No Picks & Pulls of The Week this time around for this titan-sized episode, but, rest assured, it is overflowing with the most heartfelt and genuine of praise for our princess of the Amazons!

Episode 96 - Free Comic Book Day Festival 2017 Preview

Tony Asaro and Patrick Clarke open with suggestions for a few trade paperback and hardcover gems you might want to think about snagging at the FCBD sale, followed by a thorough run-down of the guests, the festivities, and the free comic books you will be able to find at Empire's Comics at this Saturday's FCBD Festival, capped, as usual, with our Picks & Pulls of The Week (for the comics week of May 3rd)!

Episode 95 - The Brian Michael Bendis Interview

We're pleased to share our recent Brian Michael Bendis interview with you as a podcast episode. The original BMB interview can be viewed at Empire's Comics Vault's YouTube channel. Ben and Bendis talk about past and current projects, the creative process, and comic book theft! 

After the interview we wrap up with our recommendations for the week, shared by Tony, Patrick, and returning guest Minnie Saucedo. 

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Episode 92 - Interview with Sacramento Comic Book Creator Kyrun Silva of Big Tree Comics

Tony sits down with local writer, artist, publisher Kyrun Silva, founder of Big Tree Comics, to chat about a great many things -- the most important of which is Kyrun's ongoing Kickstarter for Shaman's Destiny! Picks & Pulls of The Week (for the comics week of March 15th) are at the end of the episode, as usual.