Derek, Tony and Lindz drinkin booze and talkin comics.
That title is a mouth-full…..So much so that the thought of writing this review of this weeks episode in the voice of Elmer Fudd is an undertaking that couldn’t be done justice (trust us, we started and deleted multiple times a start to this with his speech mannerisms and its just hard) But besides that, Linz brought her son Conner into the studio talk a bit of comics with Tony.
Tony reviewed Batman/Elmer Fudd #1, which partly explains the title this week. It was one of the best crossovers in the series so far. Even though Tony dislikes Noir, it was so well put together that it felt like a regular day in the life of Batman. Conner reviewed Iron Fist #5. Although he is new to reviewing, we will give it an OK for now. Linz reviewed the long on hiatus of Sabrina #7. The world that has been created, and the art style is so unique that both Linz and Tony wish it would be on a more regular schedule.
Not a whole lot of news this week. Some numbers for Spider-Man opening and also some talk about what is holding up the Spawn movie. The biggest surprise was another Batman animated movie from DC. Tony is so happy he is finally getting an animated movie made. Heavy Sarcasm on that statement.
Booze and a Book was The Wicked + Divine #29 paired with an Alley Cat cocktail.
So as the title of this episode says, Josh, Linz and Tony all were invited to see the sneak preview of Spider-Man: Homecoming. And while they had a lot to say, Josh decided he wanted to be Spider-lame and sit this one out. While Linz and Tony tried to not give away too much of what they say, the beginning 15 minutes has them discussion a bit about the movie. So there is your spoiler warning.
Off the Shelf, Tony briefly talked about what Marvel is doing right with Secret Empire #5. While there is some of the same tropes being used with the dead coming back, the over all story is one of the better “events” they have done in a while. He also was sad to hear that The Flintstones comic has ended. He went over some of the themes portrayed in the series, and why it is one of the best comics in recent memory. Linz also reviewed an ending to a series with Jem and the Holograms #26. The characters will live on in other series, but the main one ended a few months ago and Linz wanted to share her joy and sadness over it.
The duo also talked about some thoughts from some directors. The new Hellboy movie is going to be darker and rated R. The Power Rangers hasn’t had the greatest box office return, and the director of that thinks it is because it was not pg. (Linz and Tony think it would have been way worse if it was)
Booze and a Book was Jem and the Holograms #26 and a Strawberry Short’s Cake from Shorts brewing.
Linz, Tony, and Josh spent a large amount of time this week looking up video games this week because of E3. The Electronic Entertainment Expo is a large convention for the video game industry to show off their new hardware and games that will be coming out in the next couple months, or in some cases next couple years. Tony loves this time of year because it allows him to talk about more than just comic books in at least one episode a year.
Linz reviewed Regression #1 from Image. It is a story about a hypnotist. But not just about a hypnotist, but one that may have ties to a demon. The book was a tad bit on the gory side for Linz’s taste. And although she thought she saw where the book was going, the last page left her with questions.
Booze and a Book was Tekken #2 paired with a Street Fighter Hadouken shot. To make one, pour 1/2 shot of Blue Curacao, 1/2 shot of Blueberry Vodka and a splash of Everclear and light it on fire.
It’s Motor City Comic Con weekend, and that means we have plenty of people to talk to. In this weeks episode, Linz and Tony are joined by Pat Kawula of Digital Nerdage podcast and Jay Clark of An Elegant Weapon podcast.
The group talked about many different points in the sphere of nerdiness. Linz wanted to get right into things with the casting of Tom Hardy in the new Venom movie. Tony was excited to get to talk about the new Netflix Dark Crystal prequel. Jay got on a long Star Wars tangent with Pat. Everyone was surprised to hear The Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is reprising his role in what James Cameron hopes to be a new conclusion to his story in the Terminator franchise.
Booze and a Book is the amazing book by friend of the show Stan Konopka, titled The Rejected paired with a Dr. Pepper Shot.
We have plenty more from Motor City Comic Con coming in the next few weeks. So stay tuned from some awesome creators from the Con floor
Linz, Tony, Josh, and Connor (kinda) got together in the studio this week to talk about some great comics and tasty news tidbits. Tony started the podcast by sharing the fun he had at Founder’s Black Party (you guy, living in Grand Rapids is literally the best) but the subject quickly moved to what brings us together every week, great comics.
Tony’s back! You get to hear all about his trip to Florida! All. About. It.
Linz reviewed Paper Girls #11. This issue was a transitory issue, setting up the girls adventure in another place?…time?…dimension? It is unclear to the reader and the characters of the story actually where and when they are right now, but they are definitely not in Kansas anymore (that’s a movie reference for your ass, this story does not actually take place in Kansas). This series, written by Brian K. Vaughn and drawn by Cliff Chiang, comes highly recommended by Linz. Her review does not do it justice, go out and buy them all! Right now! We’ll wait.
OK, assuming you just got back from the comic book store, you can rejoin our conversation, which covers topics such as the new Legion show, super hero origin stories, the Power Ranger suits for the movie, and Kevin Smith.
Tony talked more about his trip to Florida.
And then Tony talked even more about his trip to Florida.
Booze and a Book this week was Kingpin #1 paired with a Long Island Ice Tea.
Linz, Tony, and Josh gathered this week to talk about all things current and nerdy. Well, mostly. Turns out Josh is about a year late on a theory that widely circulated the internet about year ago. Still made for an interesting discussion though.
After trying to figure out what version of reality they were currently in, things moved to Tony’s most favorite topic: Power Rangers. Seriously, we should probably think about changing the name of this podcast to Drunk on Power Rangers. What started out as a review about issue 11 of the Power Rangers comic from BOOM! Studios quickly turned in to a history lesson about the Power Rangers and then a full on geek out from Tony and Josh, while Linz just sat back and watched the weirdness. Of course, the new Power Rangers movie trailer came out, so that became part of the discussion as well.
This week your hosts remembered they were a comic book podcast and reviewed some books! Along with Power Rangers #11, Tony also reviews WWE #1. Not having watched wrestling when this storyline took place, he is interested in where this story is going and is appreciative of the “backstage look” this comic offers. Both the writing and the art are on point. Later in the podcast, Linz reviews Curse Words #1 written by Charles Soule and drawn by Ryan Browne. The is a fun book full of wizards and magic, but with a great twist that can only be brought to you by the duo working on this book.
Other topics brought up during this episode are the rumors behind the casting of Cable in the next Deadpool movie and the possibility of Hellboy 3. They also covered the newest Logan trailer.
Booze and a Book this week is Monsters Unleashed #1 paired with an Absolut Monster.
Derek and Tony hold down the fort right before the holiday weekend, and they get into a bit of the holiday spirit with a few of their books they reviewed this week. They also go all across the board with a little bit of everything this week from all aspects of the comic industry.
The guys had some fun talking about about some serious stuff about the animosity against certain comic creators, and others who have taken up the backlash to raise funds to stop online bullying. Tony spoke a bit about what is going on in the books of Marvel, and Derek explained why his life is shitty, literally.
Booze and a Book was X-men vs Inhumans #1 paired with a Strohs for certain reasons
We had a full house for this weeks podcast, with Tony, Linz, Derek, and newbie Josh all in attendance. We had a lot to talk about this week, but that never stops us from talking nonsense for at least the first 5 minutes of any podcast. This week was no different.
Once we got down to business, we had some great discussions about Power Rangers (of course), Infinity Gem theories, and the death of beloved actor Ron Glass. We threw some love at Dirk Manning for the results of his Kickstarter and shared a warm-fuzzy moment about the Dark Crystal. Linz tried to show some love to John Cleese, but she got the smack-down pretty quickly for that (not that we don’t all love John Cleese, but you’ll have to listen for context). The gang also discussed how the Bud Light Superbowl contest is our very own Willy Wonka’s golden ticket.
Linz got indepth with her review of AD: After Death from the powerhouse team of Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire. The book is definitely something to pick up and definitely is pushing the boundaries of comic books in all the best possible ways.
Booze and a Book this week was Saga #40 with a great cocktail called The Robot.