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from Left to Right: Ethan, Tiffany, Sal & Ben
ComicPOP, formerly TV Little House, is a comic book channel hosted by Sal and his co-host Ben, Ethan, and Tiffany. The channel deals mostly with comic book culture with reviews, discussions about comic book movies, and more.

The channel consist of 4 stable shows:

  • "Back Issues": Their flagship show, where the host tries to explain a storyline or particular comic to their guest in a conversational way.
  • "Off the Rack": Recommendations of new comics.
  • "GBU - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly": Commenting on 3 different comic books selected from Sal's collection, usually with a thematic link between them. They try to decide which one is the Good, the Bad and The Ugly.
  • "Elseworlds Exchange": A podcast where Sal and a co-host chat about all things comics and geek culture.


This web series provides examples of:

  • Author Appeal: Tiffany is a big magic fan, and especially a fan of Dr. Strange.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Ben and Ethan have various moments of this whenever Sal or Tiffany drops something they didn't see coming. One prominent example is during their review of All-Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder, where Ben's reaction was a combination of shock and anger upon hearing that The Joker never smiles in the book.
  • Brain Bleach: This was Ben and Tiffany's reaction to the revelation that Norman Osborn slept with Gwen Stacey.
    • Also Ethan and Ben's reaction to Trouble.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Ben says this trope when Sal drops the reveal that the protagonists Trouble are actually Aunt May, Uncle Ben and Peter Parker's parents.
  • Facepalm:
  • Halloween Episode: The first one was about the Batman mini-series The Long Halloween, and a later one was about Blackest Night.
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  • Joke and Receive: This happens a lot with Ben, such as in the Marvel Knights Spider-Man episode about an issue where Electro visits a hooker who can change her form to match anyone. Ben jokes that Electro wants her to be Spider-Man so he can finally F*** Spider-Man... and Sal points out that's exactly what Electro wanted.
  • Noodle Incident: In their review of Trouble, Sal off-handedly mentions he was once kidnapped in the Dominican Republic.
  • Running Gag: For flashback sequences, the reader says, "Let's go back, let's go back."
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Ben briefly has this reaction to One More Day, leaving the set for a good 5 minutes before returning.
  • Worst. Whatever. Ever!:
    • Sal deems One More Day as the worst Spider-Man story ever made.
    • Sal calls Archie Meets The Punisher the worst crossover ever, which Ben retorts that he doesn't see how that's even possible.


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