What are we thankful for? Great comics! And you guys! This is the November episode of Secret Stacks! Thomas talks about his upcoming ALA Midwinter panel with Greg Rucka, Tom King and Ben Percy. Kristin and Tom discuss the new America Chavez book coming out, March Book 3, new Dykes to Watch Out For, the trials and tribulations of John Stossel and Kristin's science teacher who said the moon landing was faked! We also talk A LOT about CW shows, because they're great.
In this episode, talks about Secret Stacks wanting to take YOU to the moon, regardless of what Kristin's Science Teacher has to say about it! Record yourself talking up your favorite comic of 2016 and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a copy of Tom Gauld's MOONCOP. We'll play our favorites on the January episode, when we give our top picks from 2017! We'll randomly draw from our favorite entries and we'll send the selectee MOONCOP! More details in the episode so be sure and listen close!
Trick or treat! Our Halloween episode is out just in time for Thanksgiving week! (Tom Turkey's first time in the editing chair.) Kristin talks about comics as gifts. Thomas plugs Halloween ComicFest. Wonder Woman gets celebrated by the UN. Chelsea Cain got harassed for a dumb reason. Both of us respond to the mailbag. All of this, plus our always-solid three picks each - this is a packed episode, so spare us your eggs and go attack some miser's house.
What should you do when someone gives you a criticism? What should you NOT do? Kristin and Thomas talk about the recent fiasco involving VOYA and how many writers, artists and creators don't handle criticism well. Kristin talks about Check, Please and how cute it is. Thomas discusses the importance of telling your favorite creators how much you like their work! And of course, their favorite picks for the month! Come get some!
HASHTAG: TEENS! Kristin and Thomas talk about parks and public lands for a while, because NATURE. Thomas created a Stranger Things readalikes display and they discuss what a Library Themed role playing game would look like. They also spend a long time discussing and taking umbrage with the recent article, "Teenage Wasteland: Please, No More Teenage Heroes" which posits that teen superheroes are bad! Hashtag: Unpleasant. And of course, Kristin and Thomas discuss their picks for the month! Enjoy!
Secret Stacks, Episode 17! It's comics awards season again! Kristin and Thomas talk about the Eisner Awards and how so many of their picks are on that list! They also discuss The Harvey's and Valiant's weird sweep of every single category. Kristin watches the Justice League trailer! They talk about Godzilla and King Kong for WAY longer than is appropriate! Plus their monthly picks! Come on down and get these hot comics takes! And stay tunes after the credits for the greatest pun ever told.
Secret Stacks, Episode 16! Thomas shares the Ignite session he did at ALA Annual Conference 2016! Kristin and Thomas discuss various Florida theme parks and the weird licensing issues they have with comics characters.Thomas talks about all the cool people and panels he saw at ALA, not to mention all the amazing graphic novels and ARCS he picked up from vendors! Plus all the picks! And special information about what Steve can be good for. Enjoy!
Secret Stacks, Episode 15! Thomas got his wisdom teeth removed! Kristin is starting a new job! People are mad at comics! But probably for good reasons. They talk about Hydra!Cap, the arguments, the counter-arguments and the counter-counter-arguments. They discuss Rebirth, the most recent event in DC Comics but they avoid giving away any spoilers (because they're good people). They also talk about Comixology Unlimited, what it is, what you get and what people are saying about it! And of course, Kristin and Thomas have a special message for Hoopla! Come on in and listen to their hot takes!
Secret Stacks, Episode 14! SUPER FRESH. Kristin and Thomas talk about the 2016 Eisner nominees, the politics of awards and the sadness and controversy behind Shelly Bond being let go as an editor of Vertigo. Thomas reports back from SC Comic Con with clips from Jeremy Whitley, the creator of Princeless and members of the band SOUND OF THUNDER. Kristin met a cow named Ricky at a Maple Syrup Festival. AND SO MUCH MORE. Plus all of their monthly picks! Come get some!
Secret Stacks, Episode 13! Our C2E2 Episode! Kristin and Thomas talk about all of their adventures at this years Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) where they were panelists. They talk extensively (almost too extensively?) about pizza, hot dogs and doughnuts that they have enjoyed. Also they give you Con Tips and Thomas has audio clips from some fine folks he spoke too. They also go over DC's ReBirth announcement! And of course, their three picks for the month! Be sure and listen for the super secret pre-show convo Thomas and Kristin have about Batman V Superman, but be warned, someone drops an F-bomb!
Secret Stacks, Episode 12! The one year anniversary episode! Kristin and Thomas walk down memory lane as they discuss the exciting and harrowing origin story behind the show, C2E2 plans, Batman v Superman predictions, Batman & Superman relationship dynamics, and our three picks for the month! Be sure and listen after the ending for a pre-recording conversation between Kristin & Thomas regarding Aquaman.
Secret Stacks, Episode 11! Kristin and Thomas talk about Gene Luen Yang becoming the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for 2016, the Ike Perlmutter/ Donald Trump/ Marvel Comics controversy and G. Willow Wilson's response, a super special Secret Stacks announcement for a thing happening in March, the garbage fire that was the 2016 Angoulême International Comics Festival, YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens list for 2016 and, of course, their three picks for the month! Come and get it!
SECRET STACKS, your comics in libraries podcast. Episode 10! The first episode of 2016! Kristin and Thomas talk about getting prepared for Free Comic Book Day at the library, diversity in comics and the redonkulous Op-Ed in the New York Times and of course, their top three picks of the month! If you have questions or would like Kristin or Tom to address something on the show, tweet at @secretstacks or email email@example.com !! ENJOY!