What's Your Grail Tale?

Episodes

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…

Tony Fleecs Talks Stray Dogs, Gen 13, Witch Hat Atelier and Other Grails He Holds Dear

Nov. 17, 2021

Jake & Jesús are joined this week by Tony Fleecs, the writer and co-creator of the 2021 smash hit Stray Dogs. Tony discusses obtaining his childhood comic book grail, his obsession with Star Wars, and even why working with J…

Journey Into a Silver-Age Comic Book Grail Tale Deep Fried in Speculation

Nov. 10, 2021

Jake & Jesús journey into a mysterious user-submitted grail tale that was inspired by Jake's hulk-sized trade from episode 3. In addition, Jake finally picks up his first pre-code horror book, and Jesús brings some bron…

Regie Collects Drops The Mother of All Spider-Man Grail Tales

Nov. 3, 2021

One of the swolest collectors on the internets, Regie Collects joins Jake and Jesús to discuss how he collected the entire Amazing Spider-Man run AND Amazing Fantasy 15. This episode of Spec Tales has it all: epic grail tale…

The Pre-Code Horror Comic Book Grail Tale You've Been Melting For

Oct. 27, 2021

October goes out with a BOO! Jake & Jesús tell a listener-submitted, pre-code horror comic grail tale to celebrate the end of the Halloween season. The guys also share a short PSA on why scotch tape is an absolute nightmare …

Martín Morazzo Talks Ice Cream Man and His Family’s Comic Heirloom

Oct. 20, 2021

The guys sit down with Martín Morazzo, co-creator, and artist of the acclaimed Ice Cream Man series. Martín talks about his working history with W. Maxwell Prince and throws down an epic grail tale about a priceless family h…

It's A Horror Comic Book Speculation Bananza

Oct. 13, 2021

Episode 13 dropping on October 13th? It must be a Halloween miracle. In this episode, Jake and Jesús discuss some horrifyingly good specs on Freddy, Micheal Myers, and even some DC horror...The guys also discuss "wish lists"…

The Guys Geek Out with Jess From Geeked Out Collecting

Oct. 6, 2021

Comic books and Fortnite cards and Pokémon cards — oh my! Jake and Jesús invite Jessica from Geeked Out Collecting Podcast on the show to discuss what's going on in the world of card collecting. Don't worry comic fans, the t…

The Guys Get Creepy with a Comic Con Grail Tale

Sept. 29, 2021

Jake and Jesús jump on the mics to discuss Jesús' trip to one of Texas' largest comic conventions and a hobbit-like vendor with the biggest grail booth Jesús had ever seen. The guys also dish out some drastically undervalued…

Talkin' Shop with Cookie From Just A Little Podcast

Sept. 22, 2021

Cookie from the hit pop-culture podcast Just A Little Podcast joins Jake and Jesús to discuss winning two absolute grails in the same month from raffles! The guys also toss out some Star Wars speculation and Jesús says why h…

The Guys Address The DC Elephant In The Room

Sept. 15, 2021

Jake and Jesús are back with their first-ever listener-submitted grail tale and it's a good one. The guys also decide to discuss the DC-sized elephant in the room. Don't miss this one, loads of good stories and good speculat…