My Comic Shop History

Season 1

Comic book stories never really end . . . but comic book stores do. Experience the final days of Alternate Realities as host Anthony Desiato speaks to past and present owners, customers, and employees.

Season 2

Out of the ashes of the Alternate Realities Saga, a new story begins! Season 2 of My Comic Shop History explores the world of comic book collecting as host Anthony Desiato seeks an answer to the question: What makes a collector?

Season 3

Alternate Realities may be gone, but there’s a whole world of comic shops out there. Be part of the journey as host Anthony Desiato visits comic book stores across America to talk to the people behind the counter.

Season 4

Host Anthony Desiato puts on his badge for a season-long exploration into the world of comic conventions, with episodes spotlighting the organizers, creators, collectors, cosplayers, and more who bring shows to life.

Season 5

Everything comes full circle in Season 5 as host Anthony Desiato revisits the now-defunct stores that defined Westchester County in the 90s, capturing a microcosm of the comics industry during a pivotal era.

The My Comic Shop Country Companion Specials

To coincide with the release of My Comic Shop Country, host Anthony Desiato presents a series of specials tying into the documentary film’s release. The companions include a movie commentary track, Q&A, and epilogue.

The LongAR Halloween (Event Series)

More than 5 years have passed since the closing of Alternate Realities, but the old gang is ready to answer the call once more. In an homage to the classic Batman story The Long Halloween, host Anthony Desiato will celebrate a year’s worth of holidays over 13 monthly installments, each featuring a member of the Alternate Realities crew.

Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan Journey

Companion Podcast Available on Patreon

Host Anthony Desiato takes to the skies with the podcast series he’s been preparing for since he was 5 years old and got his first Superman comic! Digging for Kryptonite: A Superman Fan Journey is an examination of Krypton’s Last Son across time and media, with deep dives into the creative visions, character elements, eras, and individual stories that have shaped the Man of Steel for more than 80 years. Biweekly episodes.

My Comic Shop Book Club

Companion Podcast Available on Patreon

Host Anthony Desiato recreates the comic shop atmosphere in podcast form with lively, in-depth conversations about fan-favorite comic book stories, from classic favorites to modern hits. Biweekly episodes.