Retail Therapy

Laughing Ogre Comics

We catch up with Gib Bickel, manager of the Eisner-winning Columbus, OH comic shop Laughing Ogre Comics, about decades of history, the love of a good story, and the Ogre’s perspective on today’s distribution-related challenges.

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Golden Apple Comics

Zach checks in on the Los Angeles celebrity comics mecca that started his own personal journey, Golden Apple Comics. Ryan Liebowitz is on hand. Websites, distribution woes, publishing endeavors, start-up production companies, and decades of comics history are all up for discussion.

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Black Cat Comics

It’s off to Salt Lake City to speak with Greg Gage about back issues, what it’s really like to deal with all those new distributors, and how companies like Marvel & DC might get things back on track: the answer probably isn’t in a movie theater!

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Mile High Comics

Zach speaks with one of the most well-known comics retailers in the world, Chuck Rozanski, who has refused to let capitalism, right-wing zealots, a coal-covered floor or a brain bleed stop him from doing what he loves: running Mile High Comics.

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Atomic City Comics

Retail Therapy returns to Pennsylvania to take a look at a different perspective on selling comics in Philadelphia, as Zach sits down with Michael Yates of Atomic City Comics.

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Big Bang Comics

Ireland’s Big Bang Comics reports to Zach and TCJ about the changes they’ve seen in the old school single-issue comics retail model, and whether a periodical-focused store has an economic future.

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Wig Shop

Jeff Alford, the human being behind Wig Shop, shares how his retail journey as a cool website featuring comics he likes and wants to get behind has transitioned from a fun hobby to a legitimate business over the last few years.


Nicholas catches up with Nico Rodríguez about how things have been at Fatbottom, the popular Barcelona comic shop in the wake of Spain’s response to the spread of COVID-19.

The Tony Shenton Interview

Austin English speaks to Tony Shenton, a one-of-a-kind individual in the comics industry, on his history as a sales rep, retailer, and talent scout–and what he thinks the future holds.


Nicholas Burman visits Amsterdam’s legendary comic shop Lambiek for a bit of their history, as well as their prescription for handling their COVID-19 influenced present.

Comix Experience

We speak with longtime comics retailer (and longtime industry commenter) Brian Hibbs of Comix Experience about how attempts to combat a global pandemic have impacted the comics retail business.

Earth Prime Comics

In this week’s conversation, Keith is talking with Damon Savage of Vermont’s Earth Prime Comics about how they’ve responded to being shut down, and what they’re worried about regarding the future of the medium.