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5th Sep 2018

Beyond My Comic Shop: Buying Books with Ben (Part IV of IV)

Host Anthony Desiato concludes his four-episode deep dive into the extensive back issue buying and selling practices of Zapp! Comics founder and co-owner Ben Lichtenstein. In the finale of this "Beyond My Comic Shop" miniseries, Anthony and Ben discuss who Ben looks up to in the dealer world, how collections are a record of someone's fandom and life, and what Ben's road trips are like. Bonus: This episode contains a free preview of the series premiere of MY SUPER FAN HISTORY, available now at the My Comic Shop History Patreon page. Tune in for the midseason premiere of My Comic Shop History (aka Season 4B of "Con Season") in two weeks!

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About the Podcast

My Comic Shop History
A Podcast from the Director of My Comic Shop Country
My Comic Shop History is a podcast hosted by filmmaker Anthony Desiato (My Comic Shop DocumentARy, My Comic Shop Country) exploring the culture, business, and fandom of the comics retail industry. In Season 1, New York's Alternate Realities closed after 23 years in operation, a community united to say farewell, and a podcast was born. The series continued with deep dives into collecting (Season 2), national comics retail (Season 3), conventions (Season 4), and Westchester County's lost shops (Season 5). During late 2020 and 2021, the podcast presented "The LongAR Halloween," a yearlong, holiday-themed reunion with the Alternate Realities gang. In 2022, My Comic Shop History returns with "Their Comic Shop History," a duology of multi-part events showcasing Fat Moose Comics (NJ) and Acme Comics (NC).
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Anthony Desiato

Anthony Desiato, owner and founder of Flat Squirrel Productions, is a lifelong Superman fan, documentary filmmaker (MY COMIC SHOP COUNTRY), and podcaster. He hosts a network of podcasts including: DIGGING FOR KRYPTONITE, ANOTHER EXCITING EPISODE IN THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, SUMMONING THE ZORDS, and MY COMIC SHOP HISTORY.