What's Your Grail Tale?

Episodes

Christof Bogacs and Marie Enger Overdeliver with Under Kingdom

Dec. 7, 2022

Writer Christof Bogacs and writer/artist Marie Enger join the show to discuss their nostalgia-inducing YA graphic novel UNDER KINGDOM. The conversation bounces from 80's cult classic films to Nickelodeon cartoons — and there…

Josh Trujillo Breaks New Ground with Blue Beetle: Graduation Day

Nov. 30, 2022

Comic writer Josh Trujillo joins the show to talk all about the new DC series Blue Beetle: Graduation Day and what it means to him to bring his favorite character back to the comic forefront. Josh also breaks out an epic gra…

Writer Rob Saucedo Talks Where Wolf and Programming for Alamo Drafthouse

Nov. 23, 2022

Truly, the horror season isn't over yet. Writer and film programmer for Alamo Drafthouse Rob Saucedo joins us to talk about his horror-comedy comic Where Wolf. Rob tells all about how his first comic became the first ever di…

Marvel Editor King Tom Brevoort Talks Trading From Dollar Bin to Fantastic Four #1

Nov. 17, 2022

Long-time Marvel editor and walking encyclopedia of pure Marvel knowledge Tom Brevoort joins the show to tell his grail tale of trading from dollar bin books all the way up to a Fantastic Four #1 for charity. Tom also answer…

Special Edition — Jake Thomas Discusses The Incal: Psychoverse

Nov. 15, 2022

This Spec Tales Special Edition episode brings Jake and Jesús face-to-face with Humanoids executive editor Jake Thomas to discuss the newly released The Incal: Psychoverse. Perfect for first-time Incal readers and long-t…

Ghost Bustin' Us a Grail Tale with Comic Creator James Ferguson

Nov. 9, 2022

Comic book writer and the editor of Scout Comic's slasher series Killchella, James Ferguson joins the show to break down how his son was almost named Egon Raphael and how he's broken into comic book creation. SUPPORT THE…

Byron O'Neal of Comic Book Yeti on the Comic Con That Changed His Life

Nov. 2, 2022

This week, Byron O'Neal from the comic review site ComicBookYeti.com joins the show. Together we discuss some of his favorite comic reads, a dream sequence comic con scenario grail tale, and of course comic book speculation.…

Special Edition Halloween Special — Horror Movie Homework

Oct. 31, 2022

Happy Halloween from us at Spec Tales. Since we love this time of year so much, we decided to do a very special edition episode. We are joined by our good friends Rob and Guido from the Dear Watchers podcast and Mario Candel…

Cliff Chiang Does It All On Catwoman Lonely City

Oct. 26, 2022

Extraordinary comic book creator Cliff Chiang joins the show to discuss the epic conclusion to his 4-part mini-series Catwoman Lonely City. Cliff also shares a kick-ass grail tale about his one-of-a-kind comic grail. SUP…

MCU Writer Ryan Little Discusses His New Fantasy Comic Make Believe

Oct. 19, 2022

Marvel Cinematic Universe writer Ryan Little (I am Groot, What If...season 2) joins the show to discuss how he came up in the entertainment industry and how he moonlights as a comic writer. We jump head first into Make Belie…

The Comic Collector Who Only Brought Cheese & Keys to the Table

Oct. 12, 2022

Instagram and Whatnot comic collector Ben from Cheese & Key Comics joins the show to discuss a recent 11,000 book collection he recently acquired and a pre-code horror grail tale journey he embarked on at the beginning of 20…

Floppies Episode 2 — Spec Amigos Fantasy Comic Book League

Oct. 5, 2022

Floppies is a "shape-shifting" show that we share every month with our dedicated patrons. This special preview gives you a listen into some of the crazy things we have going on over on Patreon. SUPPORT THE SHOW! Subscrib…

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…