What's Your Grail Tale?

Episodes

Double A Comics Shows Us His Calendar Man — A DC Grail Tale Like No Other

April 20, 2022

Aaron from Double A Comics on Instagram and YouTube joins this week's episode of Spec Tales to defend DC Comics and show off his silver-age DC grail tale! Jake and Jesús also hash out just who is deserving of a sternly …

The Legendary Erik Larsen Talks Savage Dragon, Ant and His Marvelous Grail Tale

April 13, 2022

This week, we're joined by Image Comics co-founder and legendary comic creator Erik Larsen! Erik shares rebuilding his childhood comic collection after a tragic house fire in the 90's, and he even discusses not one…

Rummage Sales and Grail Tales — Pretty Nerdy Adriana Delivers the Goods

April 6, 2022

YouTuber and Instagram collector Adriana joins Spec Tales this week to deliver a jackpot grail tale that'll have you reconsidering the amount of time you're spending in church basements. We've also got plenty …

Floppies — Spec Tales Patreon Preview

April 5, 2022

The Spec Tales Patreon page is live! Here's your sneak preview of our Patreon exclusive series Floppies.To learn more about the Spec Tales Patreon or to subscribe, click HERE or head over to Patreon.com and search for S…

Writer & Artist Tim Seeley — Master of the Grail Tale Universe

March 30, 2022

By the power of Grayskull! The incredibly talented Tim Seeley joins this episode of Spec Tales to discus his He-Man sized comic book grail. We also discuss the absolute PILE of books that he's churning out, like West of…

A Grail Tale Worth its Weight In Viper Venom — Actual Dracula Joins Spec Tales

March 23, 2022

YouTuber and avid comic collector Actual Dracula joins Jake and Jesús this week to deliver one of the stranger grail tales we've ever heard. Plenty of laughs to go around in this one and Michael Caine makes a surprise c…

New Gold Key Comics Co-Owner Lance Linderman Joins Spec Tales

March 16, 2022

This week, Jake and Jesús are joined by Lance Linderman, one of the proud new owners of Gold Key Comics. Lance weaves multiple grail-tale level stories that are sure to leave your jaw on the floor. Including, the story of ho…

Comic Tropes and a Great White Whale— YouTuber Chris Piers Joins Spec Tales

March 9, 2022

YouTuber Chris Piers from Comic Tropes joins Jake and Jesús to discuss his "great white" whale of a grail tale, a little too much Jim Shooter history, and even some comic speculation (of course). We also do our very first Sc…

Mark Waid Chats World's Finest, Humanoids and Drops A Superman Size Grail Tale

March 2, 2022

This week, Mark "Man of Steel" Waid joins the show to discuss taking on Batman and Superman in World's Finest, what's new over at Humanoids, and he even drops a crazy good grail tale. Perhaps the most interesting t…

Floppies — Spec Tales Patreon Preview

March 1, 2022

Spec Tales is launching a Patreon and here's your sneak preview of our Patreon exclusive series Floppies. To learn more about the Spec Tales Patreon or to subscribe, click HERE or head over to Patreon.com and search for…

Barry Allen and Bruce Banner Walk Into A Barn —The Silver Age Grail Tale That Changed A Collector's Life

Feb. 23, 2022

Chris Donaldson (aka Vancouver Comic Junkie) is back again to finally share what can only be described as the funniest, most head-turning, nail-biting, and valuable grail tale we've ever collected. You're going to …

The Comic Podcast Crossover Event of the Year: Ten Cent Takes Invades!

Feb. 16, 2022

For the first time ever, another comic podcast crosses over into the Spec Tales universe. Mike and Jessika from Ten Cent Takes join Jake and Jesús to discuss their strange and fascinating recent pickups, two distinctly uniqu…

30 For Our 30th — Trading Over $30,000 Worth of Star Wars Toys for Six Comic Book Grails

Feb. 9, 2022

For the 30th episode, Jake and Jesús bust out a blockbuster-level, listener-submitted grail tale involving mega key comics from the silver age through the modern age. The guys also break down a recently hot NCBD issue that s…

Proof That Bears are Attracted to Silver-Age Comic Book Keys Slathered In Speculation Honey

Feb. 2, 2022

The time has finally arrived, the long-awaited Journey Into Mystery Annual #1 tale is here. With the help of their faithful friend and presser Taco, the guys describe their speculation journey from identifying what books to …

Rafael Albuquerque Talks American Vampire and How Frank Miller Inspires His Artwork

Jan. 26, 2022

Co-Creator of American Vampire and comic artist/creator of so many other titles, Rafael Albuquerque joins Jake and Jesús to discuss some of his most notable works, the artists that inspire him, and what he's got coming …

Cover Artist David Sanchez Discusses His Tupac Cover and A Classic Silver-Age Grail Tale

Jan. 19, 2022

Jake & Jesús are joined by comic book cover artist David Sanchez to discuss the plethora of ridiculously awesome variant covers he's created during his first few years in the industry. David also drops a spiderific silv…

Get Your Swag On With A Silver-Age Comic Book Grail Tale As Told By Swagglehaus Comics

Jan. 12, 2022

Jake & Jesús are joined by YouTube comic collector Swagglehaus Comics to discuss the silver-age grail he journeyed all the way to Sacramento to obtain. Swagg and the guys also discuss multiple undervalued silver-age comics t…

Giant-Size New Year's Special — Six Comic Collector Guests and One Silver-Age Giveaway

Jan. 5, 2022

Happy New Year! Thank you to all our listeners for a wonderful 2021, we are looking forward to a very eventful 2022. This week, to celebrate the new year, we have 6 guests on the show to discuss their 2022 comic grail goals.…

2022 Comic Grail Goals and A Giant-Size Silver-Age Comic Book Giveaway

Dec. 29, 2021

Jake & Jesús discuss their holiday haul from the previous week and also what their comic book goals are for 2022. Have you decided on your 2022 comic goals, yet? The guys also give you all the dirty details about the Giant-S…

Spec Tales Top 10 Comic Book Collecting and Speculation Moments of 2021

Dec. 22, 2021

Jake & Jesús are back this week with their first solo show in over a month. The guys take this opportunity to count down their favorite comic book collecting and speculation-related moments from 2021. Don't worry, they …

No Roads, All Rage — Selling The Entire X-Men Run Multiple Times Over with Rage Theo

Dec. 15, 2021

Resident mutant collector and Instagram seller Rage Theo joins Jake & Jesús to discuss why X-Men are his favorite books to collect...and sell. The guys also dig into what grail Rage bought with a large ziplock bag full of ca…

Golden Age Grails and Whatnot Tales — Skeleton Key Comics Spills on Being Married with Comic Books

Dec. 8, 2021

The ridiculously lovable duo, Sammy and Tony of Skeleton Key Comics join Jake & Jesús to chat about their wildly different collecting habits as married collectors.  With two times the guests, this episode offers double the r…

Alex Child Spills the Tea on Proctor Valley Road and His Comic Book Grail

Dec. 1, 2021

The guys sit down with Alex Child, co-writer, and creator of BOOM! Studios 1970's monster comic series, Proctor Valley Road.  Alex discusses his experience collaborating with Grant Morrison, and he breaks some news on w…

André Lima Araújo on A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance and Architecture in His Comic Books

Nov. 24, 2021

Architect, writer, and artist André Lima Araújo joins Jake and Jesús to discuss his latest collaboration with Rick Remender, A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance. The guys also dive deep into André's sci-fi grail tale — and…