What's Your Grail Tale?

Episodes

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…

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…