Sneaky Dragon Episode 460

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By Ian Boothby and David Dedrick, Ian Boothby, and David Dedrick. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Hola, Sneakers. Welcome to the Episode 460 of the podcast that introduced the concept of ghosting!

This week: haste waste; time travelling; it’s all about Vietnam; a Dahl’s house; let’s all read Kathleen Gros’ Jo; petty; a Top 10 Kids Books rundown; Terry Fox; burrower worms trilogy; bad gift getter; mean girls; the orange shirt; show interruption #1: let’s all check out Sarah Walsh’s YouTube channel; interruption #2: we’re not here to promote Table Top Tiddies; the problem with the comics industry; EC Comics; superhero boom and bust; the real Golden Age; the ideal market; “mature” readers; the cure for a problem that doesn’t exist; content farms; so long, comics shops; targeted audiences; the perils of fan fic; two-fisted teen romance; yukking it up; paging Dr. Superman; the most important thing; the ideal comic shop; intro to Asterix; Howard the Duck mania; comic strip page changes; jumbles; a lesson in sarcasm; the high cost of schooling; over-zealous; our listeners are smart; gnomes; the art teacher bullet; listener recommendation: The Goes Wrong Show; invasive wallabies; be proud; no Ed today; jerk mail; and, finally, a real coincidence.

Thanks for listening.

Question of the week: Comic fans, what makes a good comic book store? Not a comic book fan? What would convince you to visit a comic book store?
Sub-question of the week: Comic fans, what is your favourite non-superhero comic book character? (You can insert a comic strip character into your answer if that’s your bag.)

Here’s a sample of Sarah’s aka Earth Immigrant’s channel content – this week she trickily plays along with herself! (Hope you don’t mind us posting this, Sarah!)

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