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Alan Moore Gives the Comics Industry the Stink-Eye

Alan Moore Gives the Comics Industry the Stink-Eye

October 23, 2020

Salida's Dynamic Duo - Dave Haynes and Terry West - discuss Alan Moore's statement that the comic book industry is dead.

Alan Moore, the writer and creator of 'Watchmen', 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen', and 'V for Vendetta' says that COVID-19 has brought about 'the end' of the comic book industry as we know it. Is this truly the end, or is he just being grumpy? We dig in. 

Don't forget to stop into the shop and enter to win "The Mandalorian" giant chrome Funko Pop with Baby Yoda! Raffle tickets are only $1 and we'll draw a winner in November. 

INCOMING

  • Weekend Gaming Spotlight! Every Saturday at 10 am Fantasy Games & Comics are starting a new in-store gaming featuring 'Marvel Crisis Protocol' and more!
  • Thursday Mature D&D is going strong! Join up with an experienced group of adventurers on its new night, Thursday at 6 pm. 
  • The Next Paint Class is coming up on October 24th! We're painting an Ogre Zombie for Halloween! The figures are in!
  • Sunday Paint & Football: Every Sunday bring your characters in to paint and watch football with Dave. This is a paint free-for-all! 
  • Weekend D&D: Fantasy Games & Comics is on the hunt for new DMs to run the games. Interested? Apply at the comic shop.

Recorded live every Friday (usually) at 11 am at Fantasy Games & Comics on the corner of F and 1st Streets in historic downtown Salida, Colorado.

The Child Returns… With Merchandise!

The Child Returns… With Merchandise!

October 16, 2020

Dave Haynes, Terry West and Ozzy Longoria gear up for the new season of 'The Mandalorian' with more new Baby Yoda merchandise!

Mandolorian Monopoly? You bet! Baby Yoda that talks when you squeeze its tummy? So cute! And, Mandolorian Operation...? Oh yeah! It's a real thing now. We've got more Baby Yoda/Mandolorian Merchandise than you can shake a lightsaber at.  

Plus we gear up for Halloween 2020, discuss the demise of the Wizards Comic Book Price Guide in the 90s, and discover if there will there be a live action Miles Morales in 'Spider-Man 3'? 

INCOMING

  • Weekend Gaming Spotlight! Every Saturday at 10 am Fantasy Games & Comics are starting a new in-store gaming featuring 'Marvel Crisis Protocol' and more!
  • Thursday Mature D&D is going strong! Join up with an experienced group of adventurers on its new night, Thursday at 6 pm. 
  • The Next Paint Class is coming up on October 24th! We're painting an Ogre Zombie for Halloween! The figures are in!
  • Sunday Paint & Football: Every Sunday bring your characters in to paint and watch football with Dave. This is a paint free-for-all! 
  • Weekend D&D: Fantasy Games & Comics is on the hunt for new DMs to run the games. Interested? Apply at the comic shop.

Recorded live every Friday (usually) at 11 am at Fantasy Games & Comics on the corner of F and 1st Streets in historic downtown Salida, Colorado.

The Arrival of The Sinister Six

The Arrival of The Sinister Six

October 9, 2020

Dave Haynes, and Terry West enjoy a beautiful fall morning and discuss the possible arrival of the Sinister Six to the Marvel Cinematic Universe!  

According to recent reports, three different actors will be filling Spidey's webs, Dr. Strange is coming along, and we'll meet the MCU Sinister Six: The Vulture, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Shocker, Mysterio, and Scorpion. Welcome to the live-action Spider-verse! 

And, of course, we discuss the passing of a rock n' roll icon: Eddie Van Halen.

CONTEST TIME! We're giving away a brand new Mandolorian Funko Pop figure! Get your raffle tickets at Fantasy Games & Comics for $1 each. We'll draw a winner in November. 

INCOMING

  • Weekend Gaming Spotlight! Every Saturday at 10 am Fantasy Games & Comics are starting a new in-store gaming featuring 'Marvel Crisis Protocol,' 'Frost Grave,' and more!
  • Weekend D&D: Fantasy Games & Comics is on the hunt for new DMs to run the games. Interested? Apply at the comic shop.
  • Monday D&D is going strong! Join up with an experienced group of adventurers every Monday night at 6 pm. 
  • The Next Paint Class is coming up on October 24th! We're painting an Ogre Zombie for Halloween!
  • Sunday Paint & Football: Every Sunday bring your characters in to paint and watch football with Dave. This is a paint free-for-all! 

Recorded live every Wednesday (usually) at 5 pm at Fantasy Games & Comics on the corner of F and 1st Streets in historic downtown Salida, Colorado.

This Is The Way, Mr. Pascal

This Is The Way, Mr. Pascal

October 1, 2020

Dave Haynes, Terry West and Ozzy Longoria talk about 'The Mandalorian' on-set issues, and Marvel and DC movies enter the multiverse! 

According to recent reports, we will have FOUR different actors wearing Batman's cape and cowl, THREE different Spider-Man actors, multiple Iron Men, Captain Americas, and Black Widows in the new 'Flash' and 'Dr. Strange' films. You're gonna need a scorecard to keep it all straight. 

We geek out about the new Star Trek series 'Strange New Worlds' featuring Captain Pike and the crew of the Enterprise, and announce the casting of 'Ms. Marvel' and 'She Hulk' at Disney+.

And we give away two life-size Baby Yoda figures! Oh yeah, this is happening.

INCOMING

  • Weekend Gaming Spotlight! Every Saturday at 10 am Fantasy Games & Comics are starting a new in-store gaming featuring 'Marvel Crisis Protocol,' 'Frost Grave,' and more!
  • Weekend D&D: Fantasy Games & Comics is on the hunt for new DMs to run the games. Interested? Apply at the comic shop.
  • Monday Mature D&D is going strong! Join up with an experienced group of adventurers every Monday night at 6 pm. 
  • The Next Paint Class is coming up on October 24th! We're painting an Ogre Zombie for Halloween!
  • Sunday Paint & Football: Every Sunday bring your characters in to paint and watch football with Dave. This is a paint free-for-all! 

Recorded live every Wednesday (usually) at 5 pm at Fantasy Games & Comics on the corner of F and 1st Streets in historic downtown Salida, Colorado.

25th Episode Extravaganza

25th Episode Extravaganza

September 24, 2020

Welcome to the Fantastic Realms' 25th Episode Extravaganza with Dave Haynes and Terry West and Ozzy Longoria!

To all those who said we would never make it past our second episode... we're as surprised as you are!

On our 25th episode we discuss the fate of 'Supergirl,' 'Black Panther 2,' 'Black Widow,' 'Eternals,' 'WandaVision,' and 'The Mandalorian.' 

PLUS: Is Marvel planning to recast Captain America and Iron Man in the MCU? What happened to DC's 'Batman Day?' Did Grant Morrison leave DC... again? Are comic shops going to stop carrying DC comics?

Find out in this podcast True Believers!

INCOMING

  • NEW Weekend Gaming! Every Saturday at 10 am Fantasy Games & Comics are starting a new in-store gaming featuring 'Marvel Crisis Protocol,' 'Frost Grave,' and more!
  • Weekend D&D is on hold for awhile. Fantasy Games & Comics is on the hunt for new DMs to run the games. Interested? Apply at the comic shop. (Monday night D&D continues as usual.) 
  • Monday Mature D&D is going strong! Join up with an experienced group of adventurers every Monday night at 6 pm. 
  • The Next Paint Class is coming up on October 24th! We're painting an Ogre Zombie for Halloween!

Recorded live every Wednesday (usually) at 5 pm at Fantasy Games & Comics on the corner of F and 1st Streets in historic downtown Salida, Colorado.

The Great Pandemic Movie Shuffle

The Great Pandemic Movie Shuffle

September 17, 2020

This week, Dave Haynes and Terry West and Ozzy Longoria take on the Great Pandemic Movie Shuffle.

Marvel's "Black Widow" is on the way November 6th (hopefully) but DC's "Wonder Woman 1984" has been postponed until Christmas. They examine all the delayed and updated comic book movie releases through 2022. 

Plus we talk about the return of "The Baby Yoda Show"... um, we mean "The Mandolorian," on Disney+ October 30th. 

And we discover a terrible truth about Jason Momoa from Dave and Ozzy. 

INCOMING

NEW Weekend Gaming! Every Saturday at 10 am Fantasy Games & Comics are starting a new in-store gaming featuring 'Marvel Crisis Protocol.'

Weekend D&D is on hold for awhile. Fantasy Games & Comics is on the hunt for new DMs to run the games. Interested? Apply at the comic shop. (Monday night D&D continues as usual.) 

The Next Paint Class is coming up on October 24th! We're painting an Ogre Zombie for Halloween!

Recorded live every Wednesday (usually) at 5 pm at Fantasy Games & Comics on the corner of F and 1st Streets in historic downtown Salida, Colorado.

The Loss of a King and Gin & Juice

The Loss of a King and Gin & Juice

September 3, 2020

Salida’s Dynamic Duo discuss the loss of Black Panther actor, Chadwick Boseman.

Dave Haynes and Terry West are joined by artist and author Ozzy Longoria to talk about the heartbreaking loss of King T'Challa / Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman on August 28th, 2020.

We also chat about new comics including 'Wolverine' #4, 'DCeased Dead Planet' #3, and the new Black Label 'Hell Blazer' with John Constantine.

INCOMING

NEW Weekend Gaming! Every Saturday at 10 am Fantasy Games & Comics are starting a new in-store gaming featuring 'Gaslands,' and 'Marvel Crisis Protocol.'

Weekend D&D is on hold for awhile. Fantasy Games & Comics is on the hunt for new DMs to run the games. Interested? Apply at the comic shop. (Monday night D&D continues as usual.) 

The Next Paint Class is coming up on October 24th! We're painting an Ogre Zombie for Halloween!

Recorded live every Wednesday (usually) at 5 pm at Fantasy Games & Comics on the corner of F and 1st Streets in historic downtown Salida, Colorado.

DC’s FanDOME Aftermath

DC’s FanDOME Aftermath

August 27, 2020

Salida’s Dynamic Duo take a look at all the DC News released during their virtual FanDOME event.

Dave Haynes and Terry West are joined by Naters to break down the first "The Batman" trailer, James Gunn's "Suicide Squad," and address the rumors of multiple Batmen in the upcoming Flash movie, "Flashpoint"--including Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck.

INCOMING

The Next Paint Class is coming up on October 24th! We're painting an Ogre Zombie for Halloween!

Marvel Crisis Protocol is now available at Fantasy Games & Comics. 

Win a Baby Yoda! In celebration of their grand opening at their new location, they're giving you a chance to win a "life sized" Baby Yoda POP Figure! Stop into the store, buy a raffle ticket for $1. We'll pick a winner this September. 

Recorded live every Wednesday (usually) at 5 pm at Fantasy Games & Comics on the corner of F and 1st Streets in historic downtown Salida, Colorado.

A Chat with Artist and Author Ozzy Longoria

A Chat with Artist and Author Ozzy Longoria

August 20, 2020

Salida’s Dynamic Duo chat with comic book artist and author Ozzy Longoria and preview his new book "Monsters & Heroes." 

Dave Haynes and Terry West also talk about the upcoming grand opening celebration this Saturday, August 22nd, and the changes at DC Comics. 

INCOMING

Magic: The Gathering Mystery Booster Tournament is set for August 22nd! It's house rules pack war. That's also the official grand opening day for Fantasy Games & Comics in their new location! Lots of festivities for the day, Ozzy Longoria will be signing his comics, and Nater will be signing copies of his new children's book, "Little Mountain Town."

Recorded live every Wednesday (usually) at 5 pm at Fantasy Games & Comics on the corner of F and 1st Streets in historic downtown Salida, Colorado.

Demise of DC Comics?

Demise of DC Comics?

August 13, 2020

Salida’s Dynamic Duo dig into the huge shakeup at DC Comics that saw a third of their editorial staff terminated. 

Dave Haynes and Terry West also talk with artist Nater about his new children's book, "Little Mountain Town," and we get a hint about the villain of Dave's Monday night Dungeons & Dragons campaign.

INCOMING

Fantasy Games & Comics Paint Class is August 15th. Tips and tricks to paint the Manticore and your minifigs. Entry fee is $25 (figure and paints included). 

Magic: The Gathering Mystery Booster Tournament is set for August 22nd! It's house rules pack war. That's also the official grand opening day for Fantasy Games & Comics in their new location! Lots of festivities for the day, and Nater will be signing copies of his new children's book, "Little Mountain Town."

Recorded live every Wednesday (usually) at 5 pm at Fantasy Games & Comics on the corner of F and 1st Streets in historic downtown Salida, Colorado.

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