Local writer/artist team, Ben Schwartz and Hainanu "Nooligan" Saulque recently launched their Kickstarter for their book Union St. Choir. We sit down with Ben to talk about it.
Tony, Patty, Amy, and Ryan talk about their personal comic-related resolutions, as well as what we're looking forward to in comics in 2017.
Tony, Amy, and Patrick sit down to talk comic books that you might want to give this holiday season. And they break down the titles by age group in order to make your comic book giving as easy as possible. Please share your recommendations if you think there's something we missed -- add them to the comments or call and leave a message and we'll add it to our next episode: +1 (916) 936-1613.
Thanksgiving may be over but our thankfulness is not. In this belated episode, we share what we're thankful for in comics. You'll hear from Ben, Amy, Tony, and Patrick. Then we wrap up with an interview of Sacramento band Ghoul School. See them play in the shop on December 16.
EPISODE 84 is here!! This all-newest chapter of Empire's Comics Presents: Cracking The Vault finds us, Amy Nunag, Patrick Clarke, & Tony Asaro, donning our pointiest dunce caps & most comfortable teapots, shaking our fists at our own personal Jason Funderburkers, & belatedly honoring Amy's birthday by providing a commentary track for Patrick McHale's Autumnal animated-musical masterpiece Over the Garden Wall! So queue up your own copy, brew something warm & heap marshmallows atop it, & watch along with us!
Our Question of The Week for this episode is a new one! Birthday Girl's choice: If you were to live in any comic universe, which one would you pick? And of course stay tuned for our Picks & Pulls of The Week at the end, as usual!
[this show is courtesy of & recorded at Empire's Comics Vault (owned & operated by Ben Schwartz), & produced by Ronnie Ledesma]
- Due to some scheduling difficulties, we had to start recording a bit earlier than usual this day, so for the first 10 minutes or so of the episode there's some ambient shop-business-at-the-close-of-day noise going on in the background.
- Our Picks for this episode are for the comics week of November 16th. #AndThatsARockFact
Tony and Patrick fall in love with Doctor Strange all over again -- or do they? Only the Eye of Agamotto knows.
Tony and Patrick go all out in this season one review of Netflix' Luke Cage.
We're back! Tony and Amy bring you up to date on the latest convention news, and we say goodbye to one of our founding members, the glorious Mr. Jake DeSersa. But watch for great things from Jake. He can't stay away from podcasting -- promise! Check out the podcasts we mentioned in this episode at OutOfTheFridgeComics.com and TheCapelessCrusaders.Podbean.com.
The Cracking the Vault crew dissects Netflix' Stranger Things' first season in this ultimate "episode 80s." The gangs all here: Jacob DeSersa, Amy Nunag, Patrick Clarke, and Tony Asaro.
Patty, Jake, Amy, and Tony get together for a birthday-choice episode, meaning, it's Patty's belated birthday, and he wants to talk about samurai, why we like them, what they mean to us, and each of our favorite samurai comics, tv shows, and films -- to which we all say, Hai! ('Yes' in Japanese).