What's Your Grail Tale?
Spec Tales

Every comic book has a story, and so does every collector. From epic grail tales to new comic book reviews and speculation talk — this podcast covers it all. Tune in every Wednesday as we dive into the collecting culture with comic book creators, collectors, and industry influencers.

Recent Episodes

Killchella Creator Mario Candelaria with Special Guest James Ferguson

Sept. 28, 2022

Comic writer and all-around nerd Mario Candelaria joins us this week to discuss his new Scout Comics horror series Killchella. We're also joined by special guest and Killchella editor James Ferguson. Together, we dive into t…

Invasion of The Oblivion Bar Body Snatchers — A Podcast Crossover Event

Sept. 21, 2022

This week, Chris Hacker and Aaron Knowles from the Oblivion Bar podcast join the show to throw down an epic competition of who can outdo who for recent pickups, speculation, and even a grail tale vs grail tale showdown. Don'…

Special Edition: André Lima Araújo Discusses Phenomena

Sept. 16, 2022

Spec Tales Special Edition is a new bonus episode series of Spec Tales devoted to book reviews, creator conversations, and returning guests who've already told their grail tales. Good friend of the show and fantastic art…

The Listener Submitted Grail Tale Extravaganza!

Sept. 14, 2022

This week, Jake and Jesús do their first "old school" episode of season two. The guys go solo with listener-submitted recent pickups and grail tales! Oh yeah, and there are a couple of very deep-cut spec books too. SHIRT…

In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night — Nathalie Chavez the Comix Queen Tells Her Grail Tale

Sept. 7, 2022

This week, Nathalie Chavez the Comix Queen joins us to talk about her experience speaking on a panel at San Diego Comic-Con and why her grail tale has everybody green with envy. SHIRTS! Follow this link to grab a Spec Ta…

Eisner Winner and Creepy Magazine Owner Dan Braun Talks Grails

Aug. 31, 2022

Friend of the show, Eisner winner and Creepy Magazine owner Dan Braun joins Jake and Jesús to offer up several knockout grail tales and speculation books. Don't miss out on listening to one of the most interesting men in com…