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Conversation with Top Shelf's Chris Staros

CGS: Episode 99 (January 25, 2006)

Marvel? DC? Bah! It's time for Top Shelf. We spoke with Chris Staros, publisher of Top Shelf Comix. Hear what he has to say about comics, the industry and more. (1:31:20)

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(00:28) Sponsor
Crazee Comics.

(03:02) Interview
with Chris Staros, Co-Publisher of Top Shelf Comix.

(04:20) On when Chris started reading comics and his fanzine the
Staros Reports.
(11:40) On the creation of Top Shelf with partner Brett Warnock, their
house style design and mission statement.
(22:27) On submission policies.
(28:05) On attending conventions, getting Top Shelf into Local Comic
Shops and the Book Trade and what it means to be "small
press".
(37:01) On releases for 2006 and keeping their line in print.
(54:36) On Robert Venditti's the Surrogates and the wrap-up.
(1:02:53) Our post-interview wrap-up.

(1:04:44) Stump the Rios
Submitted by John Mayo.

(1:10:15) Speak Out
Jamie goes on a rant about Marvel's All New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z.

(1:17:35) Voice Mail
Joe Pasco asks for our thoughts on Marvel's 1602 by Neil Gaiman; Lennon Patton of Norman, OK. recommends Michael Chabon's Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.

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