Comic Book Club is a live talk show and podcast held every Tuesday at 7pm in NYC! It’s hosted by Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben, but here’s some other folks who help out:

BoothMan: James Shafie

Our Fabulous Interns: Eamonn Bell, Brandon Dannenhoffer, Taimur Dar, Craig Fletcher, David McKay, Danielle Smith, Patriciana Tenicela, Ryley Trahan, Jay V

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  1. Edie Nugent

    First off, you guys are so awesome. In so many ways. You make me so happy to be a fangirl-and should really pat yourselves on the back for being incredibly nerdy yet really accessible to chicks who dig comics. That’s no small feat in a fandom that can often feel as oppressive as Rob Liefeld’s art.

    I’ve been a fan and visitor to your recordings since you were in that huge theatre and we had to pay a cover charge. I wanted to let you know about a really awesome short play reading that is seriously comic nerdy: an imagined conversation between Wonder Woman and Frederic Wertham, author of “Seduction of the Innocent.” I’d love for any of you to attend! It’s 3/28 at 8pm, downstairs at Mr. Dennehy’s on 63 Carmine Street. It’s free! There’s a private bar next to the staging area! Booze, WW and bondage, what more could you want? Hope to see you (or ANY CBCL fans-all 21 and over welcome!) there.

  2. Anastasia Cavouras

    Dear Comic Book Club Live,

    We recently launched Fandemonium by Rick Schindler. Fandemonium is a satirical literary novel about the world of comics (400 page novel). Rick Schindler is a Senior Editor and Writer for NBC News Digital.

    We were hoping to hear if you would consider interviewing our author and/or consider discussing Fandemonium with your audience.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,


  3. Kate Corcoran

    Hi there!

    I hope you don’t mind me contacting you. My name is Kate and I’m working to help cast season three of AMC’s runaway hit Comic Book Men, produced by Kevin Smith. I was reaching out in the hopes you could blast, post or otherwise help us spread the word!

    We’re casting for a few more weeks (till the end of August) and would love to find people (specifically females) who are looking for some TV experience and would like to buy or sell any of their fun, valuable or unique items from comic books or pop culture at Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Shop in Red Bank, NJ!

    If you or anyone you know is interested please apply at http://www.comicbookmencasting.com. I would so appreciate you passing this along to any friends or family you feel may be interested in the opportunity.


    Kate Corcoran
    Casting associate producer
    Comic Book Men

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  5. Leah

    Dear Comic Book Club Live,

    The Walking Dead Escape (www.thewalkingdeadescape.com), the only official obstacle race of AMC’s The Walking Dead, is coming to New York on October 12th at the USS Intrepid. I was wondering if you would be willing to do a give away on your show .

    Please let me know if you are interested.


  6. Jen

    Hi Comic Book Club Live,

    I’m writing to share an invite to our free tv tapings of FXX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Tomorrow (Tuesday 10/22) we will have cartoonist Keith “Keef” Knight of the K Chronicles as our guest. The invite along with information about the show is below. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or if you would like to attend, I will gladly put you on my personal list. Would greatly appreciate it if you could share the invite with your members as well. Thanks so much!

    All the best,


    Great guests, amazing shows taping 6:15PM – 7:15PM LIVE EVERY MONDAY – THURSDAY
    at NEP Studios at 401 5th Avenue in midtown Manhattan

    SEE NEXT WEEK’S SHOWS! We are very excited to announce that on Monday 10/21 we have hip hop blogger Jay Smooth, Tuesday 10/22 is cartoonist and protagonist Keith “Keef” Knight, Harvard scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates will be with us Wednesday 10/23 and then hit comic Josh Gondleman will be performing on Thursday 10/24. We have plenty of tickets to upcoming shows in October and November.

    W. Kamau Bell and Totally Biased just hit the cover of The Village Voice. The Voice said “Totally Biased is Totally Badass” Don’t miss the chance to see Totally Biased at our new convenient post-work taping time.

    FXX is excited to announce that Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell will be on air throughout the Fall at 11PM Monday – Thursday. Kamau and the gang are back ready to kick out the jams and keep you laughing. Socio-political comedian, community activist, and latenight TV host W. Kamau Bell is taking the comedy world by storm. The New York Times calling Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” The show was nominated for “Best Talk Series” at the 2012 NAACP Image Awards and Salon.com included Kamau on their “Sexiest Men of 2012″ list, calling the show “surreptitiously revolutionary in its effortless diversity and humanism.” Totally Biased is executive produced by Chris Rock. Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell dissects topical issues of race, sex, politics, class, and culture. The series shoots in New York and spotlights commentary and comedic sketches from Kamau, along with features from contributors. Previous guests include Don Cheadle, Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman, Rachel Maddow, John Oliver, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Wanda Sykes, David Alan Grier, George Takei and musician/activist Tom Morello.

    For complementary tickets and more information go to http://www.totallybiasedtix.com

  7. Ken Shaw

    Hey Pete!! Its Ken Shaw! We use to work together at CBS and Iyanla Vasant Talk Show. Found you by accident. A friend of mine will be performing at Fontana’s so I went to the website to get info and came across your Comic Book Club night. What’s up, bro!? I see your doing well! Tomorrow (Tuesday) I’ll be in the city but will have a bunch of equipment with otherwise I’d come down to check you out. When you have a chance reach out to me. I’d love to hear from you!

    Here’s what I’m up to

  8. Chad

    I am trying to find the comic you plugged on the Comic Book Club podcast called Captain Jones. I went to the Squarespace site but I can’t “contact” Pete Lepage there due to “Unable to send form. No storage service is configured. Configure one using the ‘Storage’ tab from the configuration area for this block.” Anyway, Is it currently available or is it soon to be released? Describing it as Hitchhiker meets Lebowski has me instantly wanting to see this. Thanks.

  9. Sergio Gusella

    Hey Guys. I recently just released the first part of my Graphic novel trilogy, Bravelock. I heard about your show and heard a few episodes. I thought you guys do an excellent and very entertaining job at it. I was wondering. I was kinda interested in how easy or hard would be to have some space on your show. How likely would that be? I could send you guys a copy of the book as well. Would very much appreciate to hear back from you guys. Have a great week ahead and HAPPY NEW YEAR !

    1. Alex Post author

      Sure! We can’t promise anything, but feel free to e-mail us at comicbookclublive at gmail, and we can check out the book and talk more.

  10. Christina Calisi


    I hope this email finds you well! My name is Christina Calisi and I am a Casting Associate Producer for AMC’s runaway hitComic Book Men, produced by Kevin Smith. I was reaching out in the hopes you could blast, post or otherwise help us spread the word for casting this upcoming season!

    We’re CURRENTLY casting for season 4! We would love to find people who are looking for some TV experience and would like to buy or sell any of their fun, valuable or unique items from comic books to pop culture items!

    Here’s how you get started… Go to http://comicbookmencasting.com/ and apply ASAP!

    I would appreciate you passing this along to any businesses/friends/or family you feel may be interested in this opportunity.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at comicbookmencasting@gmail.com or call me at 646.216.9156.


    Christina Calisi
    Casting Associate Producer | AMC’s Comic Book Men
    comicbookmencasting@gmail.com | 646.216.9156

  11. Matilde André

    Hi there!

    I am very much hoping I don’t sound like some salesperson but I tried very hard to find contact details for you but failed a little on that front so I hope you don’t mind me messaging you here.

    I am contacting you from Milk Shadow Books in Melbourne, Australia after seeing your reviews.

    We were hoping you would like to review any of our comics or some of our graphic novels?

    You can find a list of our published works at http://www.milkshadowbooks.com and we are able to send through a PDF copy for yourself to read.
    Let us know how you go and if you have any questions please feel free to drop us a line any time at sales@milkshadowbooks.com
    Talk to you soon!
    Matilde André

  12. @TheCruZader

    Where can I find you guys on Facebook, Google+, etc? Great show, really pro stuff compared to a lot of the other stuff out there today. Thanks again for the enthusiasm on the CruZader ad!


  13. Rick Schindler

    Hey, I see my publisher, Anastasia Cavouras, wrote to you about “Fandemonium,” my novel about the comic book business. Fangirl Amy Jean Tomaso, aka The Rookie, recently reviewed it at The Taylor Network of Podcasts and recommends it: http://thetaylornetworkofpodcasts.com/2014/07/31/books-without-picture-fandemonium/

    I’m right here in NYC and would be glad to come and talk to you about the book. And I know my publisher would be glad to get you a copy. Just say the word.

    Rick Schindler

  14. Caro Posse

    Great website!
    I wanted to share my project which is an animated moving panel book entitled The Francis Ellis Mysteries. This project is a hybrid of disciplines: photography, acting, film-making, voice work, and animation, in the form of a graphic novel. The story is edited in panels, the characters are animated, and accompanied by dialogue and sound effects. The style is dark and cinematic, very film noir, detective story.

    The story is based on a cataclysmic explosion at Port Chicago in 1944 that becomes the obsession of survivor Francis Vincent Ellis when he is lured from seclusion in 1949 and thrust into a sprawling hybrid world of Meta-Humans, Physicists, Con-Men, G-Men, Mobsters, Spies, Clip Joints, Debutantes, Murderers, Blue Bloods, Be-Bop and Thieves, by a cuckold Giant, flaunting unimaginable wealth and evidence of the sinister origin of the Atomic Age.

    The first episode is out and the campaign is up.
    Here is our link for those interested and the sample episode is temporarily on the page as well. Please check it out, I would love to hear your thoughts.


  15. Jonathan

    I’ve waited years just to be the first post on this page in 2015! The wait is over …

    That didn’t happen. I just found the show and wait anxiously for it each week. I’ve very much enjoyed the laughs and comic recommendations. As someone who is just getting back into reading comics you guys are great to listen to in order to know where to dive in. Cheers.

  16. Evan

    Hey guys! Do you do “requests”? I wanted to hit you up and ask if your gonna have Dennis Calero again anytime soon?


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