The whole team is finally in the same room for an episode!  Midtown Comics Downtown Manager Ted, Grand Central Manager Dimitrios, Jill of All Trades Sam, Marketing Manager Andrew, and customer Gavin are together for the first time.  Dimitrios was even nice enough to bring along a random stranger off the street that he met on the subway earlier that day!

We catch up on the each other’s week, talk about last week’s audio problems, and Sam tells us about a small independent press expo she’s involved in called Paper Jam.

We talk to Becky Cloonan about her upcoming book she’s writing Gotham Academy, and what it’s like to be writing a book in the bat universe.  The gang all took a quiz to see how well they know high school Becky and the results are not what you think. Becky answers questions from the audience and teases us with Zucchini Bread.

We tell you what we thought the best of the week was and how confused we are with Multiversity #1 and what we’re looking forward to next week.

Andrew is called out on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and accepts it during the show. Who does he nominate?

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New York, NY, February 6, 2012- Midtown Comics in New York City will present Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan signing Conan The Barbarian #1 from Dark Horse Comics at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday, February 8th from 6:00PM to 7:00PM.

Brian Wood is best known for his creator-owned work that includes DMZ, Northlanders, Demo, The New York Four,The Couriers, Channel Zero, Local and Supermarket. Brian is set to release his newest series, The Massive with Dark Horse Comics.

Becky Cloonan is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator who started self-publishing mini comics in 1999. Since then she has gone on to work with Vertigo, Dark Horse, Harper Collins and Marvel, with editions of her work published in several countries around the world.

Conan The Barbarian #1: In this sweeping adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s fan-favorite “Queen of the Black Coast,” Conan turns his back on the civilized world and takes to the high seas alongside the pirate queen Bêlit, setting the stage for an epic of romance, terror, and swashbuckling. This is Conan as you’ve never seen him, with the combination of one of Robert E. Howard’s greatest tales and the most dynamic creative team in comics!

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Artist Becky Cloonan talks to us about her work on Demo and American Virgin, and as a special Mother’s Day treat Dimitrios brings his Mom along to tell us about ripping up his comics.