What's Your Grail Tale?

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…

Dear Watchers Comic Podcast Crossover Episode!

Aug. 24, 2022

Rob and Guido from the incredibly entertaining comic omniverse podcast Dear Watchers join the show to discuss their late-night epic grail tales and a comic collection of over 22K books! Oh, and Guido is locked in with anothe…

The 20th Century Man Deniz Camp and His Alan Moore Grail Tale

Aug. 17, 2022

Comic writer Deniz Camp joins the show to discuss his latest works 20th Century Men and Agent of W.0.R.L.D.E. — along with one of the most Alan Moore grail tale stories there could be. You'll also learn all about the art of …

Michael Moreci — The Barbaric Creator with A Taste for Blood

Aug. 10, 2022

To kick off season two of Spec Tales, Jake and Jesús invite Michael Moreci to discuss the monumental success of his Vault Comics series Barbaric and the recent release of his first film, the Shudder original Revealer. SU…

King-Size Giveaway Winners Announced

Aug. 3, 2022

Tune into this special episode to hear the winners of our King-Sized Giveaway announced and to learn what guest will be kicking off season two of Spec Tales launching Wednesday, August 10th. SUPPORT THE SHOW! Subscribe to ou…

King-Size Annual — Celebrating 1-Year with A Giveaway

July 27, 2022

Spec Tales is celebrating our first birthday — and you're reaping all the benefits. We're joined this episode by our good friends Guido from the Dear Watchers podcast, Cookie from Just A Little Podcast, Jessika fro…

Floppies Episode 1— Shipwrecked

July 20, 2022

As we prepare for the big King-Size Annual episode to celebrate our first year of existence, we've decided to share the first full episode of our Patreon exclusive series Floppies with all the Spec Tales listeners. This…

Jordan Patrick Finn Throws Down The Colorist Gauntlet

July 13, 2022

Award-winning comic writer and host of the Creators on Comics podcast, Jordan Patrick Finn joins us to share TWO certified grail tales and a colorist challenge that we're taking not sleeping on. Jordan even digs deep on…

Jarred Luján and the Texas Grail of Power — DC Milestone Initiative Edition

July 6, 2022

Comic writer, Texan, and recent selection for the inaugural class of the DC Milestone Initiative Jarred Luján joins the show to discuss his grail roots and how the DC is already changing his life. He also dives into his up-a…

Episode 50 with Spec Tale's First Kickstarter Creator Dustin Nelson

June 29, 2022

This week, writer and comic book creator Dustin Nelson joins us to discuss his journey as a writer for publications like Thrillist, Rolling Stone magazine, and Sports Illustrated. His latest venture, however, is into the wor…

Sock Drawers and Whiz Comics — Our Oldest Comic Book Grail Tale

June 22, 2022

This week, we're sharing a coveted listener-submitted grail tale, but not just any grail tale, this one covers the absolute oldest grail we've featured yet! We also drop a few clues on how we intend to celebrate so…

NerdSync and the Great Infinity Gauntlet Grail Tale Mystery

June 15, 2022

Host of NerdSync on YouTube and all-around geektastic dude Scott Niswander joins us to discuss his most prized collectible possession.  We also talk a LOT about Scooby-Doo, too. This extra-long episode is jam-packed with eve…

Checking In On 2022 Grail Goals — Blakk Crown Comics Joins Spec Tales

June 8, 2022

Nearly six months after he joined us for our Giant Size New Year's Special, our friend BC from Blakk Crown Comics and Comic Kingpins on YouTube comes back to update us on how he's coming with his 2022 comic grail g…

The King Of After Dark Comic Sales — Black Market Comics Talks Selling Grails

June 1, 2022

Instagram comicprenuer Henry from Black Market Comics joins us this week to discuss the joy he gets from helping others find their grail books and about how he hobbies his way. And of course, we wouldn't forget about a …

Jenna Anderson From ComicBook.com Discusses her Jean Jacket Grail Tale

May 25, 2022

Host of the Phase Zero comic podcast and staff writer for ComicBook.com, Jenna Anderson joins us this week to discuss MULTIPLE grails, how she came to be working at ComicBook.com, and even some DC speculation books. Go ahead…

A Secret Comic Book Compound and A Monster DC Grail

May 18, 2022

This week,  Paul Cooke from Sector 2815 on YouTube joins us to discuss how he managed to accumulate a comic collection of more than thirty thousand books, including a DC grail that completed his entire run of every Justice L…

Good Humans and a Timely Comic Book Grail Tale

May 11, 2022

We're bringing back an OG formula for episode 43 of Spec Tales with a listener-submitted grail tale and some mild spoiler conversation for Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. We also take an opportunity to thank s…

Comic Podcast Crossover Event: Comic Book Keepers Gets Barbaric

May 4, 2022

Our comic podcast universe friend Lance from Comic Book Keepers joins us this week to discuss his absolute "jugger-naughty" grail tale and a smorgasbord of books everybody should be reading. Whether you're a reader or a…

Comics, Los Angeles and The Guardians of Justice — Adi Shankar Takes Over Spec Tales

April 27, 2022

Hollywood movie and television producer Adi Shankar joins this episode to discuss how comic books and pop culture from his youth have shaped his career in the entertainment industry. This one truly is a deep dive into the mi…